Quintiles Interview Questions

Updated 18 Oct, 2014
Updated 18 Oct, 2014
116 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long, torturous process directed by HR recruiting dweebs that are intent on getting you for the lowest amount of money possible. In fact, when they get someone for less than what they perceive the market value to be, they're positively gleeful. Then, as soon as that person finds a better opportunity elsewhere, they usually leave because of being under paid. Then they look at each other scratching their heads wondering what went wrong. It's comical.

    Interview Questions
    • Silly and stupid behavioral interview questions. Right out of the HR textbook.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Torture
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Everything went fine till the initial offer letter. I interviewed for an AD position but they gave me a Manager offer letter. Post I declined, they came back to me changing the designation to AD, however this time they removed the joining bonus component from the offer letter. I reached out to the Manager of Staffing to give me the reasons why joining bonus was not included and she kept on giving me different reasons for that on every email. She kept on reminding me that they given me a good hike and position like it was a favor. On my last email when I asked her to arrange a call with the staffing director she sent an email again with the same reasons. Nobody had the decency to even call me to clear my doubt's. It really talks a lot about the company and its leadership. And that is the only reason i declined the offer.

    Reasons for Declining

    Really bad way of handling prospective employees queries. Avoiding simple questions as if they were hiding something. I asked why joining bonus wasn't a part of the salary and they couldn't give me a valid reason. When I asked for them to arrange a call with hr leader to understand the reasons no one had the decency to setup time and talk to me. I feel they don't believe in discussing things . worst part is I never once negotiated in salary and I just had a simple question on the joining bonus . I would avoid quintiles only on the ground of their leadership style. Really need to change how they behave with prospective and current employees .

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Multiple phone screens/interviews, then flew to headquarters for face to face with several people of various levels within the company. Asked to do a brief presentation. Overall, the interview process was smooth.

    Interview Questions
    • Specific details about how things were handled at my current employer   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Went in for an AD role and they kept talking up the Senior Manager role. Felt like they wasted my time on a position they were not prepared to make an offer on. Bait and Switch.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter about two weeks after applying through an employee referral. After initial phone screening to find out more about your background and resume, I was moved forward to the second round of interviews. The second round of interviews consisted of two separate interviews--the first with the regional manager of Quintiles that lasted about an hour and the second one was with the regional sales director of Takeda (since this was the company Quintiles is partnering under this contract), that lasted about 30 mins. They do not like to waste time, so I heard back from them the next day with the results.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral questions (i.e. Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult coworker, Tell me about a time you had to persuade someone to view your opinion or change their mind). Also what is your greatest strength and weakness, as well as why you want to be in pharmaceutical sales.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, there is already a set base salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior CRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online,the process took two weeks.The recruiter does not return calls or reply email.Two phone interview followed by video interview.Filled out assessment form.technical questions on CRA jobs.great experience,I learnt a lot too.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Alumni referral led to subsequent interviews. Couple of phone interviews with hiring manager then on-site interviews at the office with members of the rest of the team. Well-structured and thorough process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Quintiles in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for Business Analyst position. Had phone interview with recruiter first then face to face interview with several team members. Entire team was positive and asked good industry specific questions. Advice - apply apply apply. It took several applications before I scored an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were difficult but was asked to define several acronyms specific to the business. A bit silly given my career level a the level of the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    For Negotiation, set your pay about 5% higher than required. I did and the offer came back within my range plus a sign on bonus. Nice! No negotiation on their vacation policy but over all the recruiter was professional and very easy to work with. Their on boarding applications and process was very polished.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Oversight Managemnt Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Quintiles in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    called to phone interview. Informal discussion of role and suitability. very fiendly teleconference atmosphere. Very diligent hr staff. contined to face to face in hometown with local managers and international management dial in. very approachable and informative process

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    salary expectations not met

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Cta Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Quintiles in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very comfortable and relaxed but still professional. Wear a blazer but expect to be more dressed up than the managers. There will likely be two line managers who meet with you so be prepared to divide you attention,

    Interview Questions
    • They WILL ask about business ethics. They want to make sure you understand the confidential nature of this industry.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Clinical Trials Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Quintiles.

    Interview Details

    First interview by telephone, followed by face to face interviews with 3 managers. Typical interview questions were asked, as well as extensive questions following each job and skills listed on the resume. Managers were encouraging, not judgment or arrogant. Explained the potential job and answered all my questions with detailed answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was the weaknesses and why are they weaknesses.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotation was easy since there is a cap for the position. I was given a generous offer and only had to counter once.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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