Pfizer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 9, 2014
Updated Sep 9, 2014
212 Interview Reviews

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    Research Scientist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On-site interview for the whole day. Followed by 1 hr long quantitative aptitude test. The response is pretty prompt and you will find out by end of the week of your interview if you are selected.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you planning to move into industry from academia?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Pfizer in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Multiple Reviewers, one interview. Traditional questions around decision making process, and "what if" scenarios. Met with Director of the department and 3 different managers that were the foundation of the department.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations in this economy.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Computational Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A CV and cover letter was submitted. Eight mini interviews over the course of a day with a variety of scientists and a HR manager. It was a long and arduous day but the scientists were engaging, encouraging an interested and the HR manager asked some fairly standard questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Ops Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Behavioral interview for internal colleagues. Alignment on vision and expected value of role. Depends on hiring manager. Core leadership behaviors are the focus of interview, accountability, decision making, integrity, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Pfizer in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment was part of a global acquisition process, mainly informal meetings were used for selection of senior manager candidates during the acquisition period, thereafter a thorough mapping process through external consultants and global human resources took place

    Negotiation Details
    through acquisition, no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online to a job posting and was contacted a few weeks later. I went through a phone screen, then two weeks later had another phone screen. I was not offered an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Really just went right through the resume you submitted to get more information on your experiences   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the intern position through my program's graduate center and was contacted via email to set up a phone screen within three weeks. A few days after completing the phone screen I was called back to set up two onsite interviews. The interviews were fairly standard and simple.

    Interview Questions
    • Fairly standard questions about requisite experience as well as scenario based questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very stringent interview processes but it prepares you well for other large corporations. It really makes it easier to interview with smaller companies that don't have such strict and stringent interview processes.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation where you had to deal with a difficult situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Consultant/Contractor Interview

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

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    Heard of opportunity. Pitched capabilities. Was interviewed by 4 different people. Were curious about my past history although it didn't relate to industry. Several interviewers seemed distracted. It wasn't what I expected. They seemed happy to accept the recommendation of the colleague that brought me in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Medical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Pfizer in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Saw the position online and then sent my materials in-person and it took one week to get feedback. Got a phone interview July 2014. The phone interview lasts for approximately 15 min followed by an email attaching a 1.5 hour test, mainly about medical writing things. The phone interview was quit common, asking some information of background education, courses taken in college, why interested in this job and work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • The 1.5 hour test needs professional medical knowledge and writing skills.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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