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Merck Interview Questions

Interviews at Merck

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  1.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    I got a 'surprise' phone call few days after my application online. During 20 minutes I had to describe : my motivation for the job, qualities required, and a typical day of a sales person.
    Never had a feedback after this call.

    Interview Questions

    • The harder was the unexpected call   1 Answer

  2.  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint-Étienne, Loire, Rhone-Alpes (France)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Merck (Saint-Étienne, Loire, Rhone-Alpes (France)) in October 2018.

    Interview

    It was smooth, nice and difficult at the same time. In general I had a good feeling because the interviewer was nice and helped me when I did not know the correct answer in order to continue and not to make me feel bad or something.

    Interview Questions

    • Why there is a lot of events in the nature that take the form of a natural distribution?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (39)  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kenilworth, NJ (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Merck (Kenilworth, NJ (US)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    They put me in a conference room and 5 interviewers took turns coming in the room. Questioning was not intensive but they all asked the same thing. It didn't come across that they were trying to see if I would say the same thing, rather they were just winging it and asking the usual questions. But they made me feel very comfortable and no games.

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  4. Helpful (1)  

    Paralegal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Merck in February 2018.

    Interview

    I spoke with several interviewers. Although we did speak about my experience in reviewing regulatory documents the questions were not in any depth. They seemed to be more interested in my personality and perhaps my 'fit' for the position within their group.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe some of the regulatory documents you have had charge of in the past.   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Merck (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    It was by far one of the best interviews I've ever been through. All the managers at Merck are very professional, smart, driven, and comforting. Coming from someone who doesn't have any pharma experience, it was nice to have them ask questions about my background rather than questioning my inexperience. Remember to keep positive and motivated!

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  6. Helpful (17)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    Interviewed by the potential district manager. They wanted to see how you would react on the spot, for example: "how would you sell me this pen?". They were looking for strong soft skills, and the ability to interact with many different personalities. A positive attitude plus a very competitive edge combined with the potential to lead among district members (usually 12) was a winner.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Pharmaceuticals Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Merck (Miami, FL (US)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It was a behaviour-based interview, the hiring manager was very nice, be prepare to give a lot of examples, during the interview they paid attention to your body language, so you have to stay positive and it will be much easier to project your confidence. After the first interview ended i had the next one the same day, it was someone on the phone, it was much more difficult than the face to face one, so i had to give additional examples.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to make a quick and unexpected decision   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Merck.

    Interview

    Now using InVentiv and Publicis for all external hiring. STAR format used for all interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time that you have tried and failed?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Little room for negotiation. It used to be based entirely on your current salary, now I think it is a standard amount... regardless of whether you are making more than that- take it or leave it because they have so many people looking for a job. Internal sales reps that move to different sales divisions are now considered lateral moves with no raise in pay.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Merck in June 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 2 DMS individually, then an interview with the Regional a ride along and then came the offer.

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Merck (Bronx, NY (US)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The key to responding to an off-the-wall question is not to let it rattle you. Don't adopt a deer-in-the-headlights look if you get hit with one of these funky queries. Simply smile, take a deep breathe, and take a moment to compose your response. A little bit of silence is better than blurting out something even sillier than the question. You don't have to brilliant. You don't have to be witty. Just be yourself and give an honest response. If worse comes to worst, and you absolutely cannot think of an answer, ask if you can come back to that question later. You may lose a few thinking-on-your-feet points, but you'll gain points for handling a difficult situation with poise.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest fault?   1 Answer

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