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interview @ Novartis

Hi guys,

I already checked all over the forum and I did find nothing.
So, does anyone know what do they usually ask during an interview?
A friend of mine is going to have an interview for an Associate Scientist position.

Cheers
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Old 10.05.2017, 01:57
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Meh, don't bother with it, they're a bunch of goons.
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Hi guys,

I already checked all over the forum and I did find nothing.
So, does anyone know what do they usually ask during an interview?
A friend of mine is going to have an interview for an Associate Scientist position.

Cheers
Things like - are you able to log on to an online forum and ask questions?
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Hi guys,

I already checked all over the forum and I did find nothing.
So, does anyone know what do they usually ask during an interview?
A friend of mine is going to have an interview for an Associate Scientist position.

Cheers
Why do you want to join Novartis?
What are your strengths?
What are your development areas?
Focus on some specific achievements highlighted in the CV and deep dive into that.

The usual script I would guess.
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Old 10.05.2017, 18:35
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Re: interview @ Novartis

If you're part of a team of 5 and team bonuses are due to be decided tomorrow, how long a blade do you need to ensure you knife the other four in the back?
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Are you prepared to exceed legal working hours and be on call on weekends and holidays?
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Re: interview @ Novartis

I interviewed there a few years ago. It was a half-day process and I spoke with 4 different people (3 scientists and HR) and had to make a short presentation on my research at the time. The chats with the scientists were on the focus of the group, my experience, and the position itself. The HR chat was the usual bullshit; strengths/weaknesses, where will you be in 10 years etc etc.

I didn't get the job .
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The HR chat was the usual bullshit; strengths/weaknesses, where will you be in 10 years etc etc.

I didn't get the job .
Perhaps you can help then. Last time HR asked the question "What would you do if you saw an injured kitten?". Considering I didn't get the job I am wondering if you could help me refine the answer.

"Depending on whether it was big enough I would put it out of its misery - then take it home, skin it to add to the collection, make kitten tikka masala kebabs - and serve them on a warm flatbread with a yoghurt and cucumber dressing"

Was I wrong to choose the yoghurt dressing?

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I interviewed there a few years ago. It was a half-day process and I spoke with 4 different people (3 scientists and HR) and had to make a short presentation on my research at the time. The chats with the scientists were on the focus of the group, my experience, and the position itself. The HR chat was the usual bullshit; strengths/weaknesses, where will you be in 10 years etc etc.

I didn't get the job .
Are you ok?
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