AstraZeneca Interview Questions

Updated 13 Oct 2014
Updated 13 Oct 2014
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online to AZ through monster.com. Sent resume and answered their basic questions. Received a phone call two weeks later to set up a phone interview for the following week. Interview consisted of basic HR questions and a few STAR situational/behavioral questions. After phone screening there were two Hogan personality tests (each around 100 questions) and an AZ specific situational survey (this was referenced in F2F interview so remember your answers!)

    F2F interview was offered two weeks after phone screening and schedule for two weeks after that. Met with two DSM's. Basic STAR questions. Also had to give a 10 min prepared persuasive argument. This interview was extremely fun and cheerful.

    Received call for second F2F interview two weeks after first. Was scheduled with DSM and RSM in a coffee shop. Expected it to be laid back, but was a very difficult grill session.

    Received call that a ride along would be schedule two days after interview. That ride along is with a sales rep next week. Fingers crossed!

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an ethical dilemma and how you handled it. Why should AZ hire someone without sales experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brownsville, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brownsville, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Neat and organized interview process. Had my first phone interview which I passed. My next interview is a one on one interview with the DM. Hope all goes well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Sandwich Placement Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Application form and assessment day(s).

    Interview Questions
    • Practically construct a free-standing tower with marshmallows and spaghetti.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    simple Hiring and interview process. God time punctuality and clear communication in stipulated time.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Global Sourcing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mölndal (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mölndal (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    First apply on the website and then I've been contacted a couple of weeks later. I had a first phone call to get a first contact then 2 online interviews with always 3 people from the leadership team.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about ethics : "Have you ever experienced a situation where someone took a decision going against your principles and create an ethical risk? how did you react ? what did you do?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    They asked 4 questions and requested the answers be STAR format.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter, spoke with her for a few minutes and filled out the initial online application. About a week later, I had a 30 minute phone interview with someone from HR and then had to fill out the 2 personality profile surveys (about 200 questions each). After I passed that I had to complete an additional application. 2 weeks later I was contacted once again and have an interview scheduled with the Exec Director of Sales this Thursday so we will see what happens

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about an experience you have doing a presentation (HR Interview)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied for this position online. The company contacted me three days later via email to set up a phone interview. The 20 minute phone interview consisted of general background questions (verifying information on resume) also I was asked to discuss a time that I had to give a presentation. Upon completion of the phone interview, I received an email with a link redirecting me to a behavioral exam. There were 2 behavioral tests, both approximately 200 questions (20 minutes allotted per test). After these online tests, I was emailed again requesting me to complete an online employment application form that would be forwarded to the hiring manager. I am waiting to hear back.
    The process has taken 20 days thus far.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to give a presentation.
      What makes you a good fit for the position?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Medical Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AstraZeneca in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring Manager contacted for phone interview, followed by on-site interview few weeks later. Smooth process and great people, but did not get offer (as expected) because the role called for more clinical background than basic science! Yet a rewarding experience and the plus side is I made lot of good connections.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at AstraZeneca.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview to get your basic information and weed people out. The follow up interview was a panel interview with 3 senior managers. Lasted an hour but was very thorough. Knowing the STAR format of interviewing is essential!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Make sure you have various examples ready to go in the STAR format (situation, task, action, result)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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