AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 13 Oct 2014
Updated 13 Oct 2014
192 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

61%
27%
10%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

49%
23%
12%

Interview Difficulty

3.1
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Process Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through there careers website and got an email saying I've been short listed for a phone interview.
    The interview was for a duration of 30 mins. Questions include my interest in the position, skills and my achievements.

    Interview Questions
    • What was my thought on animal testing and embryonic stem cell testing.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    This job is now contracted out to independent contractors. . They do not recruit this position directly anymore. An editorial Manager hires outside personnel. This is no longer a job that is hired directly by the company. There is nothing more to say.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses in the work environment   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy negotiations. flexible schedules
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Public Policy Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, South West England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Luton, South West England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, called for second interview in person. Had to write a short paper for in person interview to present and discuss. Had to answer questions as per usual using STAR.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
  5.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    The same day I applied I received a call to schedule a phone interview for the following day. After the phone interview, I was immediately sent 2 personality tests. After the personality tests, I was sent an email with a Hiring Application. 2 days later (on a Friday) I received a call to schedule a face-to-face interview on the following Monday. Interview consisted of STAR format questions and had to prepare a 10 minute persuasive discussion.

    Waiting to hear back from hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Ethical dilemma, situation in which I had to persuade someone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    phone interview with third party recruiter, then sent link for assessment, application. then first face to face so far. 2 district sales managers at interview, make sure you bring your resume (multiple copies) sound like most of the procedure will continue through third party recruiter

    Interview Questions
    • rest assured they will probably ask you about ethical dilemma, other questions straight forward, new idea, problem, changed somebody's mind, difficult doctor. Do not expound on answer, just strictly star format, very little opportunity to sell yourself   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Industrial Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    After applying, got called for interview near Bristol. Interviewed by 2 interviewers. They explained the process before starting the interview. Competency based questions like "tell me a time when...". Had some technical questions where I was given a P&ID diagram and asked to explain each part and its function.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a time when you were faced with a problem and how you turned it around   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    IMED Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Macclesfield, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Very friendly environment and questions weren't too difficult due to STAR format. However technical interview was difficult, see below. Also there was a group task which involved making a paper model and there was very limited time to do this and required good judgment so as not to be overbearing and pushy on others. Get the technical interview right and you'll sail straight through.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical interview, lots of graphs and interpreting of information about enzymes. Cant revise for this, you need to know in depth knowledge of enzyme kinetics   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. A few days later I received an email with instruction on how to set up a phone interview. The phone interview consisted of basic questions regarding my resume and a few behavior STAR questions. After the interview I was sent the personality tests followed by an official online application.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen, 2 face to face interviews than ride-a-long day with a rep. very typical process with final interview being a panel of managers. Did not interview with a regional manager but most do.

    Interview Questions
    • All behavior based questions, must use STAR format...if you have examples of challenges and accomplishments ready you can fit them into most of the questions as examples   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Senior Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview and one face to face interview with 2 people next to me and 1person in video joining from a different location. I was dissappointed in company process as I did not even get an automated email saying that they went ahead with another candidate. This tells me something about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • They gave a business case and wanted me to present. Study their past acquisitions and licensing agreements as the business case was a real past deal.   Answer Question
    No Offer

Work at AstraZeneca? Share Your Experiences

AstraZeneca

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates who said that their interview experience was positive, neutral or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.