I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Pfizer in November 2009.
Interview Details Outsourced to recruitment company
Interview Question – Had to undertake a written assignment. Wasnt hard but was very time consuming. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Protracted, but very happy with outcome
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in February 2012.
Interview Details Very fast and efficient process. From first interview to offer of employment (with a second interview in between), it was around 2 weeks total.
I had no sales experience, so a large amount of both interviews consisted of questioning me rigorously as to whether I understood the nature of a sales role, and if I understood what a pharmaceutical sales role consisted of.
The interview consisted of a lot of competency based questions. Examples include:
Tell me about a time when you:
- demonstrated teamwork
- had a conflict with a coworker, and how did you resolve it.
- had to influence someone's decisions
- achieved a project.
Answers were advised to be in the STAR format:
Interview Question – It was the first question, and caught me off guard. In retrospect it was an obvious answer. The question is, what is the role truly about. Answers may include relationship building, helping patients achieve a better quality of life, or something along those lines, but these answers are wrong. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. There was no salary negotiation, just an offer.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.
Interview Details Through recruiter, had one phone interview and one on-site interview
Interview Question – Behavior questions and examples Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No much negotiation.
Interviewed at Pfizer
Interview Details The interview process was very detailed. It started with multiple phone interviews, then an on-site visit with both individual and group interviews and a presentation. The process was very formal from the questions asked to the forms that the interviewers had to fill out.
Interview Question – The questions were more specific than anything I have ever been asked at any interview. At first I thought this was a sign of a very thoughtful process, but later it became a bit ridiculous. Some of the questions had absolutely nothing to do with anything I would do on the job, yet I was asked those questions anyway. If that is a tactic to get people to answer "off the wall questions" then fine. However, it makes me suspect that some of the HR formalities are completely out of touch with what is needed for the position. Some interviewers seemed desperate to fill in their worksheets. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Pfizer.
Interview Details I interviewed a total of three times before being offered the job. First, there was a telephone interview. Then, an interview with an Administrative Assistant, and finally, an interview with the hiring manager. When I was hired I had to take a physical on the Pfizer campus and take an assessment test at a nearby employment agency. It was quite a detailed process but well worth it.
Interview Question – I was asked to name my weaknesses. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was a smooth negotiation process.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and interviewed at Pfizer.
Interview Details Used the classic STAR interview method:Situation, Action, Result....
Interview Question – Tell me about a manager you worked for that you did not get along with? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – N/A
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Pfizer in August 2012.
Interview Details I had one interview with 2 Team leads. It was quiet informal in a relaxed room, where I was asked a lot of questions on my previous role. I was offered the job within one day and started working in Pfizer within the month. I had holidays booked already which the team were very flexible about.
Interview Question – Any difficluly I had working with another person. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very fast and good
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Pfizer.
Interview Details Applied online. Phone interview about 1.5 months later followed by a 1:1 with DM the next week. References, background check, driving history etc. a couple of weeks later together with field ride. Notification that a candidate had been chosen a couple of weeks later.
Interview Question – Standard STAR based questions. Nothing unusual or unexpected. Research the company and why you want to work for Pfizer and why they should hire you. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.
Interview Details Initially communicated by phone response, then scheduled an on-site interview lasting about 8 hours. Very friendly employees and a non-intimidating feel to the interview. Questions were all very fair, and not pressured to get an appropriate response. Day actually went by fast.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in __# of years? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.
Interview Details My initial hiring process was basically pro-forma as I was the preferred candidate of the hiring manager, who prepared my way through the process.
Interview Question – I faced no difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
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