Takeda Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions

Updated 27 Apr, 2015
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    thorough, lengthy. slow but worth it. be prepared as detailed questions about competencies will be asked. real life example go a long way. you may end up interviewing a few times with different people, which i think is a good thing.

    Interview Questions

    • tell us about a situation where you faced obstacles and what you did to overcome them.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    lengthy and needed to escalate to hiring manager because i had another offer

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in April 2015.

    Interview

    1st an online application. The next day I was asked to schedule an online video recorded interview. The day following I received a notification to schedule a phone interview. It was a very odd phone interview and not what I had expected. She asked basic legal questions, why I left my past jobs and how much I expected to make, all which I had previously answered on my applications. At which the interview ended.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever not gotten along with a co-worker and how did you handle the situation.   Answer Question
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    Territory Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Seattle, WA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was referred by an old co-worker. I received and email asking me to do an "on demand" video interview. After I submitted that, I received an email asking for 7-25 references. They use an online reference checker where they send an email and ask those references to answer a series of questions. However, regardless of whether your references are a direct supervisor or a fellow coworker, the questions are asked as if they were all supervisors. I then got a face to face interview with the divisional manager.
    Next step would've been an interview in Chicago with top management.

    Interview Questions

    • If I were to call your manager after this interview, what would he/she say is your biggest weakness or something you need the most work on?   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online, and received an automated email the following day to complete the next step in the hiring process which was an online recorded interview. Takeda uses an outside vendor called HireVue for their recorded interview. I completed it a few days later. Less than a week later, I received confirmation from Takeda saying they received my recording and were reviewing my information. Nine days later, I received an email inviting me to a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager. The interview took place at a nearby hotel, along with another manager. They informed me that they are looking to fill the position by the end of the following month and had several other candidates to interview. I never received a follow-up directly from them. Only after checking my online profile did I find that I did not pass to the next step.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic interview questions to assess your experience level   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
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    No Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (New York, NY (US)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The process is lengthy... I applied online and got a video interview first.. You need to answer questions from a computer with no people on the other end. The next step is a phone interview with district manager that spent 15 minutes with you on the phone to determine how well you fit. Then I interviewed face to face with 2 district managers which went really well. The final interview was with regional sales director. We spend an hour to talk about the position and company, the industry. Overall it is a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Why pharmaceutical sales?
      Why do you want to work for Takeda?
       
      Answer Question
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    Systems Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interviewing process was extermly relaxed and no technical. Most of the time you are being walked throught the facility on a tour. Low expectations as to what you are already expected to know about their process coming in. Most difficult question is to make a reagent to a specific molarity and volume, the most important thing to do is let them know if you have no idea how to do it but that you are willing to learn.

    Interview Questions

    • make a reagent solution to a specific molarity and volume   1 Answer
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    Interview

    Called by the hiring manager for phone interview. Two weeks later received news for on site interview. On site interview includes presentation and face-to-face meeting with 8-10 people from HR and different departments

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    Straightforward and formal process. First phone interview, then first in-person interview. Next interview with district manager, then flown out to final interview with regional sales manager. Lots of behavioral questions. Be prepared with answers in STAR format. Online sales/personality test as well. Overall what I expected from the process

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to persuade someone. Tell me about a time you could not overcome objections. Tell me about a time you closed a sale and what techniques you used   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview

    I received an email to perform a video recording of myself on hirevu. Similar to skype. Only I was watching myself and it records me and someone somewhere reviews my responses and that's all I have. No one has answered me or anything. All automated emails so I have no one to reach out to either

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of scenario questions based on real life examples   Answer Question
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    Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Takeda Pharmaceuticals (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I applied through my university by sending a CV and Cover letter which were passed onto the company. I was then given 3 days to do a digital interview on the computer which involved 3 questions. Once passed that step there was an assessment day. Assessment day included interview (2 on the panel), fact finding exercise and presentation. People were really professional but easy to talk to and welcoming. Nice atmosphere.

    Interview Questions

    • The question that caught me out most was - Tell us about a time you used your persuasive skills/attitude.   Answer Question

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