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Updated Apr 18, 2014
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Medical Labaratory Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details I had 2 interviews, the first with a lab manager and the second with a department manager. Both interviews were relaxed and quite informal. Mostly going through my CV and asking to explain and talk more about my experiences. I was asked what I knew already about the company and how I thought my experiences would apply to the job role.

Interview Question – I was asked to describe my self in 3 words and explain why.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I received a phone call from HR.

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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

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Omaha, NE (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in August 2010.

Interview Details Normal face to face with DM. Same old questions and answers. Since there are still so many pharmaceutical reps still out of work from the massive layoffs over the last decade, be prepared for fighting it out with many many other reps. As always, it's who you know.....not always who you are unfortunately.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Senior Project Manager Interview

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Reading, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in November 2012.

Interview Details phone interview than competency based interview at the HO followed by presentation

Interview Question – Bigest weaknesses?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – not compromising as they only had certain bracket to work in so not much movement in the offer

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Principal Engineer Interview

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Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in March 2014.

Interview Details multiple rounds of interview over phone and skype. Process went well, Interviewer was clear in stating what is expected out of me.

Negotiation Details – I was offered less than I ask for

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Statistical Programmer II Interview

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Ahmedabad (India)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in July 2010.

Interview Details Good

Negotiation Details – Indian HR seems to be clever alway bargain with them Else you will end up paying high taxes

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Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details First was a phone interview. This was followed by a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager. After that, candidates were selected to interview with both the Quintiles manager and the manager from the company with whom the position is being contracted. After that, it was the next day or so to hear back with an offer.

Interview Question – I do not remember the most difficult question. Definitely be able to answer why you want the position and do your research on the company with whom the contract will be partnering. Make sure to have documentation of your successes.   Answer Question

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Marketing Interview

Anonymous Employee
Reading, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in March 2014.

Interview Details Applied online and the process took 4+ weeks. Got an email from HR for a phone interview with the hiring Manager, call lasted 30 mins then she set up an interview with the VP for a face to face which lasted an 1h but it was very relaxed and the VP was genuinely warm and informative. Then had 3 rounds of video conferences with the rest of the team which I was apprehensive about at first but really made a difference to the entire process. Everyone in the team took part in the hiring process which gave me confidence that I would enjoy working with these group of people. Got a call with an offer on the evening before my last telephone interview.

Interview Question – General questions about past experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Easy as they offered more than I was looking for, maybe I was a cheap find :) either way i happy as a pig in mud.

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Senior Clinical Research Associate Interview

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Quintiles.

Interview Details I first received a call from a recruiter at Quintiles and had a quick phone screen. Soon after I had a telephone interview. About a day later I received an email indicating I had to take an assessment either by phone or online (no choice on which one). Thank fully I was able to do it online. It was an IQ based questionnaire. Later I received an invitation to interview in person (so I must have passed their little exam?). The in house interview was with 3 people, all in the same room. Pretty standard interview.

Interview Question – The phone screen asked questions such as, "What can be found in a regulatory binder?" What would you do if you came to a site and no one was there?" The actual in person interview asked the typical behavioral questions, "tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult site, what did you do?"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, but I should have. I recently learned Quintiles pays their employees the least for the amount of travel that is expected. The best route to go is as a contractor, if you can find one.

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Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

Clinical Trials Assistant
San Diego, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Quintiles in January 2013.

Interview Details Initial contact was over the phone. Followed up with email.

Interview Question – N/A - lots of cliche questions "what are you strengths/ weaknesses"?   Answer Question

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CTM Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Ahmedabad (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Quintiles in February 2010.

Interview Details It was overall a good environment and friendly HR staff

Interview Question – Why do you want to join the team.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I asked for my desired salary and it was approved on the spot as the company want the people.

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