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Teva Pharmaceuticals
Medical Science Liaison was asked...28 October 2015

What do you think will be the biggest challenge of the job?

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If you are married w/ kids, good work-family balance is challenging with majority of MSL positions b/c of the travel, large geography, overnights w/ company meetings and conventions. Keep in mind your kids won't remember how much money you make but how much you were there for them growing up. For the unattached , well, you're off the hook for now. Less

At the end of the day, there are only two challenges to any sales job. Getting the customer to understand the benefits your product will provide for them and having them say "Yes, we want to order that". Less

Janssen

You are trying to see a head of department and they simply ignore your emails and phone calls, how do you go about this?

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I would try to reach out to other physicians in the department and better understand the situation (personal emergency and so on). I will utilize my connections with other staff physician to get in touch with the director. If the matter is urgent and for example we need their signature on an application to be sent out, I will show up at their office or clinic and ask the reception for an urgent short meeting. Less

GlaxoSmithKline

Why do you want to join GSK

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Cos of the culture

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Wat is je leeftijd?

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28 jaar

AbbVie

What do you think you'll need the most assistance with

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MSL duties and compliance

Como lidaria com tantas viagens

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Que não haveria problema algum, já estava acostumado

Genomind

Interview questions were specific to the topic of my presentation and how well I understood the topic I presented. No Questions were behavior based such as, “Tell me a time you disagreed with your boss and how you resolved the disagreement.”

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I answered based on my understanding of the topic.

Urovant Sciences

Upper executive management kept adding a layer of sexism at every turn of questions and answer… the best fit for the Field Medical positions would be a male or someone who doesn’t mind classic yet sometimes egregious attempts at side-lining individuals with a strong target towards females

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The best way to handle this behavior is to take an expressionless but long pause to a count of 8 seconds/ then smile- or laugh- and move on into the meat of the discussion or ask them to repeat and clarify just to “help me understand that there is no subtext to the question or answer.” Less

Octapharma AG

Behavioral questions are typical. Explain one time when you failed

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I did not complete an assignment the way a superior had asked me to and this felt like a letdown for my team but this allowed me to become an effective listener because it forced me to understand my supervisor's needs and to complete tasks in a way that would be satisfactory tp him Less

Merck

How do you work in teams and how do you handle communicating with different types of individuals?

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Speak on what your professional strengths are and show how that plays into your ability to effectively communicate science to multiple audiences. Less

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