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Pfizer Interview Questions

Updated 6 Dec 2018
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    Commercial Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Pretty run of the mill - people always have the appearance of being too busy and too important. But once you scratch the surface, what they are doing is not all that hard or challenging. You're interviewing someone and subsequently being the face of your company - tone it down - Pfizer is not a secret society or high end golf club.

    Interview Questions

    • Run of the mill questions - mainly situation analysis, for example 'Give me an example of when you have to manage stakeholder expectations? '

      Most difficult question - It is a question that I asked the Pfizer manager interviewing me, 'Do you feel that your skills have grown during your tenure at Pfizer that subsequently allows you to be much more valuable player at other Pharma companies or in other industries?'   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Culture


  2.  

    Contracts Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    One on one and second interview was group panel. The interview was live in person. It wasn't to bad. If the boss likes you then the rest will root for you. Be confident and try and sell yourself. Tell them your background and why did you apply for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle a difficult situation?
      How do you handle Stress?
      What is your weakest trait?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Two days, Friday and Monday to close the deal.

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    PHR Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (Dallas, TX (US)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Be prepared to go into detail about your experience and your abilities. You have to be be ready to give a quick response. If you don't know the answer to a question, don't shoot from the hip. Always be closing during the interview as they will be using your ability to sell yourself as an potential example of how you would sell a physician your product. Make sure to close at the end. If you don't, you will not move on to the next phase of interviewing.

    Interview Questions

    • What sets you apart from everyone that I have interviewed?   2 Answers

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    PHR Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (Atlanta, GA (US)) in April 2012.

    Interview

    First step was a recruiting interview with the ARM, followed by a phone screen, then a face to face interview with the DM. The last step was a face to face with the regional manager.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (14)  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview

    After two weeks of applying online I received an invite to schedule an interview via Hirehue which is basically a one way interview where you are talking and looking at yourself in a video. Very akward feeling. Typical STAR questions. One of the questions I remembered was explain the gaps in your employment. Any one knows that, that type of question when you have experienced a few layoffs should be explained in person not on a one way video. Overall, I don't think I did my best as I am a personal type of person. I like interaction and eye contact etc and making a connection. I feel this interview is kind of bias because the person that will be reviewing it will perceive you how they want to perceive you whether you did well or not. With that said it has been about 3 business days and no response yet. Either way it was not a good experience at all.

    Interview Questions

    • explain the gaps with your employment   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (11)  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer in April 2016.

    Interview

    First step was a video interview. Second stop was a phone screen with hiring manager. The third step was a face-to-face with hiring manager. Fourth step was interview with hiring manager and regional district manager. Was told I would hear something back in a week. No one from the company followed up.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time and you presented an unfavorable idea and how did you convince your colleagues to go along with that idea? Why Pfizer? Why the specific division you are interviewing for? Why should we hire you? Compare and contrast a time where you were given objections by a Dr vs a time when you had full access to an office where the Dr didn't give you any objections and what were the outcomes of both? Know and understand the culture and be able reference. Good luck!   1 Answer

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pfizer (New York, NY (US)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Pfizer recruiter and asked to complete a one-way HireVue pre-recorded "interview" for two positions for which I had applied (two different locations). The e-mail indicated I should contact the recruiter if I had questions or needed assistance regarding accommodations. I replied immediately and requested a phone interview. I did this for a few reasons. A one-way video recording is not an interview IMO. I nature of an interview is for both parties to discover a match through a live question/answer conversation. I understand the economy is such that many employers feel it is a one-way discovery, but it is not nor has it ever been. The recorded process is unnatural and cold. Further, there are substantial legal permissions which the candidate must accept by the third party vendor (HireVue). These permissions are numerous and largely representprotect the third party vendor rather than candidates. As a candidate, I want to know specifically who owns the rights of my interview, who will view it, the security and length of time "my" video is stored. No computer software is free from being intercepted, even at the highest levels. Having said this, neither Hire Vue nor the Pfizer recruiter responded to my many e-mails asking for details of the recorded interviews. The recruiter did not reply to a single one of my repeated e-mails asking for accommodations for a phone interview. I e-mailed Pfizer HR department and politely explained that I had not heard back from the initial recruiter and asked for an alternate method to interview as per her e-mail. I only receive a reply approximately one onth later from HR explaining that the recruiter had left her position, that I was not being considered as other candidates more closely fit with the position/s. Hence, I was not given the opportunity to fairly interview for either position nor accommodated as per the recruiting departments policies. Moreover, it is bothersome that the employer nor the initial recruiter did not reply to my request for accommodation at all and chose other candidates. It was a very distasteful experience to be treated like this. I wonder if EOE would be interested in the lack of accountability given the laws governing such practices. Furthermore, if requiring photos with resume submissions are not permitted, than neither should one-way "interviews" where the candidate never meets with HR. I am advocating fairness and support in alignment with EOE. Hire Vue presents several behavioral questions which really belong in a psychologist office, not HR.

    Interview Questions

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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Pfizer (Albany, NY (US)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    First HireView online web interview which was a video chat. Prompt questions then you had 30 seconds to prepare and 3 minutes to answer. Then a phone interview, mostly situational. Now onto the 3rd

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? Tell a time when you had to sell differently? ETC.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (11)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview

    recruiter phone screen, Manager Phone interview, face to face interview. I posted online for multiple positions in my area, I interviewed over several months for different positions that I qualified for...I also had 3 different interview processes. I interviewed for one position and got to a face to face, but was not hired. Next, I was contacted to phone screen for another position, but did not progress in that process. Final position, I phone screened, then interviewed face to face and was ultimately offered the position. Received a verbal offer, then received a written offer. I accepted the offer electronically.

    Interview Questions

    • mostly star questions from interview guide, but also interviews not on the interview guide   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (8)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview

    Very intense, Digital Interview, then phone, then face to face and then another face to face interview. Mainly meet with the district manager and counterpart. Just be prepared for questions and ask a lot of questions

    Interview Questions

    • Very hard questions. Know your resume and why you want to work for the company. Also bring in your brag book.   Answer Question

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