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Pfizer Interview Questions

Updated 4 Dec, 2014
Updated 4 Dec, 2014
223 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One on-site interview, the manager talked my past work experience and gave me an office tour. They wan to know you schedule and how you want to work with the company. If you are really interested in the life science industry, it will be a big plus.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Senior Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Pfizer in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, but contact to hiring manager through contacts got things rolling. Phone interview with hiring manager and members of the team. Invitation to an on-site interview two weeks later, consisting of a talk and meetings with groups one or two people throughout the entire day (14 meetings total!). Collection of internal and external references the next 2 weeks. Great: received detailed feedback to what the references said.

    Interview Questions
    • Design an optimal therapy approach if you had unlimited resources.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Manager, Market Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    I had one interview on campus and then was called to HQ for 4 interviews. Then I had my summer internship, then 4 interviews at end of summer. Then 4 interviews in the fall.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you tell me about something you learned in a particular class (from many years ago)?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Pfizer.

    Interview Details

    This is a very intense process getting through the recruiter, the hiring manager and 3 days of panel interviews of 2 people on each panel. They have people from different areas of the business such as marketing, medical and a panel on behavior questions so brush up on that. If you get past the panel interviews, you will be invited to onsite interviews. If you are not chosen for an onsite interview, you just don't hear from the company. If you are chosen for an onsite interview, you are only contacted if you are to be offered the position. You won't hear from them otherwise. It can be confusing because a great deal of time can elapse from one phase of interviews to another. You don't get feed back which can also be difficult in assessing why you are not moved ahead in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • How to prioritize many high level projects. How do you get deal with people you don't really agree with or get along with.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlisle, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlisle, PA (US)
    Interview Details

    3 face to face interviews on same day, CFO, finance lead and financial analyst. Preceded by phone screen. Carry your photo id and go to the employee entrance. Do not be late.

    Interview Questions
    • What does price and usage variance indicate   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate for 10% more.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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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    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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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pfizer in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Notified for a phone interview 3 weeks from application. Phone interview took approximately 30 minutes. Interviewer was clearly experienced and very professional. Questions were straight forward and not designed to be tricky in any way. I was clearly informed of what they were looking for and their time frame.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were mainly probing for more information about resume. No unexpected questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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