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Updated Mar 2, 2021

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in United States
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at AstraZeneca (United States)

Interview

The recruiter was not professional and most likely inhibited my chances of moving forward with the company. The recruiter was difficult to respond to emails - it took multiple emails and phone calls that were not returned - and I finally had to speak to her supervisor - in order to just schedule an intake session.

Interview Questions
  • Why do you want this job?
    Answer Question
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in United Kingdom
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (United Kingdom) in Nov 2020

Interview

There were 300 applicants for the position and 40 were invited to the interview. We were divided into groups of 10 people. The interview consisted of an intro presentation done by two AZ representatives; they gave some insight about the company intself as well as the positions (10 placements avilable) and what type of research different branches (locations) focus on. Then there was a group exercise (in groups of 5) for about 40 mins - the task was to make a list of 10 most influential people within the past 200 years. After a short coffee break I had my interview for 1.5hr. The first part was CV based with one longer competency based question followed by basic organic chemistry technical interview (such as aromatic electrophilic substitution, carbonyl chemistry and transformations, easy retrosynthesis).

Interview Questions
  • Tell us about a situation when you had to make a difficult decision that did not go as planned.
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Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (United Kingdom) in Nov 2020

Interview

Screening interview followed by 3 hour interview via Microsoft Teams. The interviewers were friendly and polite and each asked questions on different areas. Overall it was a good experience and the questions asked were relatively straightforward if you know your field.

Interview Questions
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Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, England
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Cambridge, England) in Nov 2020

Interview

First, I was interviewed by HR by phone (30 min). One week after, I was contacted by HR for the second interview with the members of the group. I had 2 weeks of preparation. The interview lasted 3 h and comprised presentation, skills and values.

Interview Questions
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Sydney) in Nov 2020

Interview

4-phase interview process 1) one way video interview which is rather intimidating and impersonal, 2) brief phone interview 3) interview with international manager and other international coordinator 4) behaviour based questions. Person to person interviews were really good and interviewers were friendly but the whole process from beginning to end dragged on for way too long

Interview Questions
  • Typical behavioural questions e.g tell me about a time when you had conflicting priorities, faced an ethical dilemma etc.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sweden
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Sweden)

Interview

A classic call with HR, followed by a coding test, mainly explorative data analysis by calling a database, not so hard but take at least 2 hours to complete. They wanted this coding test to be completed under 3 days, and guess what, after one month without any answer, I asked for update and they answered with a simple "the test was good". Then I waited one more month and they said the recruitment was closed for unknown reasons. I would not recommend anyone to apply for a job at AstraZenaca, except if you have time to waste.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Germany
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Application

I interviewed at AstraZeneca (Germany)

Interview

Ich wurde schließlich für eine andere Position angefragt, die als Absolvent übernommen werden könnte. Deshalb ging es bei dem Gespräch nicht mehr um die Stelle, um die ich mich eingangs beworben hatte

Interview Questions
  • Kann ich mir vorstellen pharma referenten Prüfung abzulegen?
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in United Kingdom
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (United Kingdom)

Interview

5 interviewers 20 minutes technique 20 minutes experiences and personal Usually someone in your group will ask your technique and your team leader will ask you questions on perosnal and experiences

Interview Questions
  • 1)Previous experience 2) technioques related to their day to day work
AstraZeneca
Anonymous Interview Candidate in United Kingdom
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview
Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at AstraZeneca (United Kingdom)

Interview

Submission of CV followed by assessment centre which involved a tour of the laboratories, a data handling exercise, an essay and a final interview. The essay involved writing about your first week working for AstraZeneca

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AstraZeneca
Anonymous Interview Candidate in United Kingdom
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at AstraZeneca (United Kingdom)

Interview

Quite challenging, but fair. went to the macclesfield site for a day long interview with around 20 others. For a year long chemistry placement scheme in the organic sector. Had lunch with current employees.

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