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Allergan Interview Questions

To help you prepare for an Allergan job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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When have you shown great integrity at work in the past?

Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

Allergan strives to always do the right thing with uncompromising integrity at the heart of everything they do. Integrity in their work is vital to their success, and your interviewer needs to know that their top candidate for this role has a sense of pride in the integrity they'll bring to the job every day.

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35 Allergan Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. When have you shown great integrity at work in the past?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Allergan strives to always do the right thing with uncompromising integrity at the heart of everything they do. Integrity in their work is vital to their success, and your interviewer needs to know that their top candidate for this role has a sense of pride in the integrity they'll bring to the job every day.

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      How to Answer

      Integrity comes from honesty and consistent moral values. Talk to the interviewer about how you show your integrity in the workplace in the past and will continue to do on the job at Allergan.

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      1st Answer Example

      "As you can see in my current job, I've been teleworking for the past five years. I hold my integrity very high, and I demonstrate this by showing up to work prepared mentally and physically, even when working from a home office. I hold regular office hours every day and devote 100% of my time to my work when logged in."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "Always! Honesty and integrity are two values at the center of my being. I like to think I practice this in the workplace by always doing the right thing for the company, its customers, and its people. My word is my bond. I practice what I preach at all times, and my colleagues have always respected that."

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  • Behavioral

    2. When have you had to be extra thorough in completing tasks during your career?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      A keen attention to detail and thoroughness in completing each and every task is something that your interviewer will be looking for in any serious candidate they are considering at Allergan. This question allows you to discuss a time where you had to go above and beyond in being detail oriented because it will give your interviewer the sense that you take being thorough in your work seriously.

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      How to Answer

      Some tasks you may perform in this role at Allergan will require a keener eye and additional diligence. Discuss a time you were extra thorough during a work-related project. Make sure to paint the entire picture of what the task was and why it was important that you took the extra time to be as thorough as possible.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have to be extra thorough from time to time in my current job when I have clients that are especially detail oriented. Often this will mean spending additional time on calls with them to highlight project changes. It can also mean quite a bit of prep work on my my part prior to our meetings. I am love taking the time to carefully highlight things for them so they can really see the entire picture."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am always thorough in my work and carefully consider all details, but we have monthly team meetings in my current role to discuss our performance metrics. The reports I prepare take a little longer, and I'm always happy to do this because it greatly benefits our team."

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  • Behavioral

    3. What is your first reaction when you do something wrong or make an error in your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      How you react to an error will tell your interviewer at Allergan a great deal about you and the honesty you will bring to their team. In proposing this question, your interviewer is hopeful that you will provide an example of a time when you made an error and walk through the steps you took to correct it.

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      How to Answer

      Before your interview at Allergan, put some thought into a great example from your work history that you can discuss. Your interviewer knows that any candidate they are considering is human and prone to mistakes, so saying you have never made a mistake in your work won't suffice. They'll be looking to hear that you took accountability, communicated with those who needed to know, and then worked hard to correct the mistake in short order.

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      1st Answer Example

      "My first reaction when I do something wrong at work is to own it. How can anything be repaired if nobody even has a chance to fix it on time? That would be my reaction if a mistake were to occur."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am very keen on accountability for myself and my teammates, and I own up to all my mistakes and do what is necessary to fix them. Last year, I sent out a report with some incorrect data to customers and didn't realize this until I was questioned by one of our customers. After a quick review, I realized my mistake. I first approached my director to let them know what happened and took full responsibility for the mistake. We then formulated a plan to fix the mistake and how to communicate the error to the customer list. I worked hard for the next two hours to fix the report and draft a communication. In the end, this was a great plan, and many customers personally thanked me."

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  • Behavioral

    4. Have you ever had a co-worker that was mad at you? If so, how did you handle the situation?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As they consider you to join their team at Allergan, your interviewer must know more about how you communicate and interact with your colleagues. They also want to know that you can face conflict and resolve disagreements without causing them to escalate.

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      How to Answer

      Discuss a time when there was a miscommunication on the job. Talk about how you smoothed the situation out, and be sure to mention if your relationship with that co-worker was harmonious in the end. Focus your response on how you approached a solution rather than dwelling on the problem. Assure the interviewer that you are a well-equipped professional ready to handle conflict and promptly problem solve at any moment with Allergan.

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  • Behavioral

    5. Tell me about your greatest work-related accomplishment.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Talking about your most significant accomplishment will give your interviewer a definite idea of where you place your values. It will also show the interviewer more about your personality, how you like to be motivated, and how to coach you in the future as part of the Allergan team.

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      How to Answer

      It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments by talking about what you feel has been your biggest success to this point. Walk your interviewer through the hard work you had to put in to achieve this accomplishment, and reiterate that you are ready to bring this same sense of success to work at Allergan.

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  • Behavioral

    6. When change occurs in the workplace, do you naturally adjust, or do you first think of the worst?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      In the pharmaceutical industry, rapid growth and innovation make for a very fluid and dynamic workplace. Your interviewer needs to hire team members at Allergan who are open and adaptable to rapid change. They want to see if you are a naturally positive person in the face of change or if you air on the side of cynicism.

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      How to Answer

      When a change occurs in the workplace, think about your typical reaction and whether you view it positively or resist the change. Ideally, you want to demonstrate that you face change head-on by seeing the positives of the change and becoming a positive influence in tackling it with your colleagues. If you have an example of a time you adapted well to change in the workplace, now is a great time to discuss that.

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  • Direct

    7. How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As your interview at Allergan comes to a close, your interviewer will want to ensure that you walk away from your time together with no questions unanswered. They'll also want to give you a chance to clarify your answers from earlier in the interview, so they ask this question to allow you to do both.

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      How to Answer

      This question can create feelings of stress and anxiety, so it's best to be prepared. Be honest with the interviewer about how you feel the interview has gone so far. If you quickly reflect and realize that you want to clear up any answers you gave during your interview, take the time to do that now. If you feel that your performance in the interview is going well, reiterate that to your interviewer. This is also a great chance to ask any clarifying questions back to your interviewer.

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  • Direct

    8. What are your salary expectations if you were to be offered this job at Allergan?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If your interview with Allergan is going well, there will come a time when your interviewer asks a few questions to ensure that their organization will meet all of your needs. In asking about your desired salary, they expect an honest answer that hopefully aligns with the compensation of the role you are interviewing for.

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      How to Answer

      The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example. Research Allergan's compensation philosophy for the job you are interviewing for to ensure your needs match what the organization can offer. Transparency is the best choice when salary-based questions arise.

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  • Direct

    9. Are you currently applying for or considering any other jobs?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Here is another question your interviewer might ask if your interview is going well and they want to consider you for their team at Allergan. It always puts a little fire under the hiring manager if they know you are actively looking for a new position, and they might face some competition to land you.

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      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your search so far and be honest in your approach. Let your interviewer know if you are currently applying or interviewing for other positions. While you don't have to divulge names of other organizations you are considering, discuss where you are in your overall job search and try to convince your interviewer that Allergan is at the top of your wish list.

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  • Discovery

    10. If a problem here at Allergan required a quick solution, how would you respond?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      When it comes to complex problem solving on the job at Allergan, the decisions do not always arrive quickly. It takes practice, experience, and confidence to learn which decisions yield the best results. In asking this question, your interviewer wants to hear that you have the ability and confidence to think quickly on your feet and make informed decisions.

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      How to Answer

      Problems that require you to act quickly can include finding the fire extinguisher and grabbing it fast enough to put out a small fire in the lab or being asked to take on a new responsibility and only given five minutes to decide if you are prepared to take it on. Going with your gut is a skill, and the more you learn to trust your intuition, the easier it becomes to make these decisions. Demonstrate that you are confident and able to react swiftly when the need arises.

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  • Discovery

    11. In a dream world, what does your ideal employer look like?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      A job search isn't just a one-sided hunt for Allergan. Your interviewer knows you must also feel this is a good fit to ensure a long-term fit and success. They ask this question to ensure that their culture and environment match what you are looking for in a new employer.

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      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer about your ideal employer. As you use your research into Allergan's culture, mission and values, be specific in how your ideal environment aligns well with what they offer. Keep the conversation positive and avoid speaking poorly of previous managers or organizations.

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  • Discovery

    12. If you could choose any area in your field to study further, which area would you focus on? How do you feel that would help you with a career at Allergan?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The drive to grow and expand career skills is a quality that Allergan seeks in any candidate they hire to help them continue to innovate and grow into the future. With this question, your interviewer wants to hear that you have the desire to study and learn another area of your field.

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      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your favorite potential area of study in your field and future employment with Allergan. Reiterate why you would choose to focus on that area and share with the interviewer why you feel that strengthened skills in this area will help you achieve your goals with Allergan.

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  • Discovery

    13. If you could choose any special area of focus with Allergan, which would you choose?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Working for Allergan could open a variety of career options for you. Your interviewer wants to hear that you've done your research on their organization and If you want a career path with Allergan.

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      How to Answer

      Talk openly and honestly to your interviewer about where you'd like to see your career path go with Allergan. Your research ahead of the interview will go a long way in providing a great answer here. Whether you discuss a career path into leadership, R&D, or working with a specific product line, this is a great chance to show your passion and dedication to a long-term career with Allergan.

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  • Discovery

    14. Take some time to tell me about yourself and what you enjoy doing in your personal life.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Interviewers commonly use this question as an icebreaker to start the interview. While it is a great opportunity to allow you to loosen up a bit before more in-depth questions start, your interviewer is also looking forward to the opportunity to learn a bit more about who you are and how you will fit with their team and culture at Allergan.

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      How to Answer

      Talk openly about your interests outside of the workplace to give your interviewer a great snapshot of who you are as a person and where your values lie. Some great things to consider discussing are your family, your hobbies that make you a unique individual, and any volunteer opportunities you take part in.

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  • Discovery

    15. Why did you choose a career in the pharmaceutical industry?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Allergan has a unique niche in the pharmaceutical industry with its focus on the aesthetic brand's markets worldwide. Your interviewer would like to know what drew you into a career within their industry to prove your passion and future success with their team.

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      How to Answer

      Show the hiring manager that you have a natural attraction to this particular industry and that you're here to stay. Discuss why you would find working for Allergan and its brands appealing for your career goals.

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  • Discovery

    16. List your top three qualities that make you the best candidate for Allergan.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      During your time interviewing with Allergan, your interviewer will get a feel for the skills and attributes you will bring to their team through various questions. In asking this question, they allow you to give your best sales pitch on why you are the best candidate for the job.

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      How to Answer

      After researching Allergan, you should have a firm idea of the qualities they admire most in their candidates. Discuss the attributes that will help you stand out as a top candidate. Remember to keep the qualities you discuss focused on the job and your ability to be a great team player.

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  • Diversity

    17. Allergan has a steadfast commitment to our diversity and inclusion plan. What does our D&I plan mean to you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Equality, diversity, and inclusion are fundamental to who Allergan is as an organization and are core values to how they do good business. Your interviewer wants to know that you have taken the time to read about Allergan's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and that you will thrive in that environment if hired.

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      How to Answer

      Before attending your interview with Allergan, take the time to research the hiring company's D&I plan on their website. Take some time to review the company's mission and vision regarding embracing equality in the workplace and discuss why their approach is attractive to you. If you have experience working in a culturally rich and diverse environment, now is a great time to discuss how that benefited you and your team.

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  • Education

    18. This position requires a minimum Bachelor's Degree in a science-related field. Walk me through your post-secondary education and how it has prepared you for this role.

      What You Need to Know

      Your post-secondary education displays your ability to complete a degree, multitask, and apply yourself on the job at Allergan. While your interviewer gets a good sense of your educational path from your resume, they want you to further elaborate on your education, your success, and how it has prepared you for this job.

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      How to Answer

      Walk the interviewer through your post-secondary experience, highlighting any recognition or awards you may have achieved. Don't hesitate to discuss your favorite courses and what inspired you to pursue this degree. In the end, ensure your interviewer walks away from your time together knowing that your education has prepared you well for the work at Allergan.

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  • Education

    19. Would you further your post-secondary education to include a Ph.D. in your field if hired at Allergan?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Some upper-level positions within Allergan may require a higher level of education. This can also be a great option for career development and growth through a career at Allergan. Your interviewer wants to know if you'd ever consider furthering your education down the road if you were to join Allergan.

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      How to Answer

      First and foremost, there isn't a right or wrong answer to a question like this. If you are open to or even thinking about furthering your education to pursue a Ph.D., assure the interviewer that you would be willing to discuss enhancing your knowledge to grow as an employee with Allergan. If you are perfectly content in your line of work, that is okay. Just be sure to reiterate that to your interviewer in a confident manner.

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  • General

    20. Do you prefer to work with studies related to humans, animals, or plant life?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      While a pretty straightforward question, your interviewer is looking to hear that you have done your research on the role you are interviewing for at Allergan. They'll also be looking to hear that your values regarding product testing align with the job and their organization.

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      How to Answer

      Perhaps you have a preference, and maybe you don't. However you answer this question, be sure to keep your reply positive. You ideally want to avoid saying that you dislike studies related to animals or would never work on plant testing procedures. You don't want to shut down any particular practice that this job at Allergan may entail.

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  • General

    21. How many years have you worked in the pharmaceutical industry? What keeps you interested in our line of work here at Allergan?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If you've been invited for a formal interview at Allergan, your interviewer is comfortable with the skills and experience you would bring to their team. While they have a feel for your experience, they pose this question to hear you talk firsthand about that experience and how it has prepared you for success at Allergan.

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      How to Answer

      Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your work history, highlighting the most relevant positions and skills you possess that will lead to success in this role at Allergan. Make sure to talk to the interviewer about your desire to work for Allergan long-term and do so passionately.

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  • General

    22. What industry-related changes do you foresee for Allergan in the next 12 months?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Allergan occupies a unique niche in the pharmaceutical industry that some will be attracted to and others won't. This question allows your interviewer the chance to gauge your overall interest and research into the sector that Allergan performs in.

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      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you have a keen and honest interest in Allergan's industry by discussing the growth and change you foresee in this next year. If the organization has any upcoming news or changes, mention these as well. Your research before your interview will pay dividends when asked a question like this, so be sure to read up on any important news or upcoming changes for Allergan and its industry.

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  • General

    23. If we were to ask them, how do you believe your coworkers would describe working closely with you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If your interviewer is serious about extending an offer to you, they want to know you will be a team player. They'll want to hear that your coworkers would describe you positively and uniquely. Your interviewer will want to hear you honestly say that your coworkers enjoy collaborating with you.

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      How to Answer

      Select a few positive and unique keywords that genuinely define your work ethic as a great teammate and position you as a stand-out candidate at Allergan. Some great words to describe your teamwork ability are encouraging, helpful, engaged, positive, hard-working, and punctual. If possible, try to give some real-world feedback you've received from your colleagues in the past.

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  • General

    24. In your opinion, what has been the biggest development in Pharmaceuticals in the past three years?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The big pharma industry has evolved and grown in many different ways in recent years at an exponential rate. Your interviewer wants to hear what you see as the most significant development in the past few years.

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      How to Answer

      Before your interview with Allergan, consider what you feel has been the most significant innovation in the industry in recent years. Come prepared to discuss why you think this development was so important and, if possible, how it has possibly impacted the business at Allergan.

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  • General

    25. Who would you say has inspired you the most throughout your career?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Personal motivations and inspiration in your work are qualities your interviewer will be looking to hear about as they consider for their team at Allergan. In asking you to talk about your biggest career inspiration, they ultimately want to gauge what motivates you for success on the job.

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      How to Answer

      Your life's inspiration can come from a book, a mentor, your family, a celebrity, an author - anyone! Talk to the interviewer about who has inspired you in our work and why they have had such a positive influence on you.

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  • General

    26. If you could research any particular disorder, disease, or illness during your career, which one would you choose and why?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Here is another question where your interviewer is attempting to get to know you and your particular career interests better. They hope that you'll speak genuinely about any interests regarding disorders or disease groups.

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      How to Answer

      Talk about what area within pharmaceuticals you would focus on if you had zero limitations. Be sure to show your passion for your career path and tie your answer into an area of focus related to your future employment with Allergan.

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  • General

    27. How will you define success in this role at Allergan?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Your interviewer must know you have done your homework on this role at Allergan and see it as a great fit for yourself. In asking this question, they want to gauge that you have a good sense of what success will be defined as on the job if hired.

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      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer how you see success in this, and be sure to connect your answer to the success you plan to bring to this team at Allergan. As you answer, consider the duties and the key stakeholders you will be working closely with daily.

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  • General

    28. By this time in your career, others in your shoes have advanced further. Has there been anything that has slowed down your career progression?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      When your interviewer at Allergan sees what they feel is a slow career progression on your resume, they will immediately want to determine whether this is by your own choice, outside circumstances, or a lack of motivation to create growth. They bluntly propose this question to hear your thoughts on your career progression.

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      How to Answer

      Before your interview with Allergan, take some time to consider the career progression that has led you to this interview. If your career has progressed slower than you wish, try to be honest with the interviewer when discussing why you feel it has been slow. If you are perfectly content with your career progression, talk about the fact that you have felt accomplished in all you have done up to this point in your career.

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  • General

    29. How does this position at Allergan fit into your ultimate career goals?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Allergan wants to hire individuals that will join their team for the long term because they put a lot of financial investment into new staff. In asking this question, your interviewer wants to hear that you have put serious thought and consideration into your long-term career goals and see Allergan as a fit to make those goals a reality.

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      How to Answer

      Before your interview with Allergan, you need to ask yourself if this particular position is a good fit for you in the long run. As you answer, assure the interviewer that this position will be challenging for you, is a step up in responsibilities, and fits your overall career goals. Don't hesitate to research and discuss future roles with the organization that you would aspire to if hired.

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  • General

    30. What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem on the job?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Allergan is driven by the solutions they create to improve the lives of others, and in the modern age, the ability to solve the most complicated problems is vital to its success. Your interviewer wants to know that you can think outside the box or even ask for help when you are stuck on a complicated problem.

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      How to Answer

      Maybe you look to a mentor or boss for advice. Perhaps you have handbooks, manuals, and systems you turn to for help. Offer some relevant examples based on your career field. If you work in the lab setting, you may turn to textbooks, online research, colleagues, or even a patient's history to find the right solution. If you work in customer service, you may ask the customer what they need to find the best way to solve the problem. Show the interviewer that you are knowledgeable and equipped to handle these scenarios.

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  • General

    31. What are strengths you would bring to this role at Allergan?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Your interviewer will ask a wide variety of questions in your interview with Allergan to get at the core skills you will bring to their team. Now they flip the table to allow you to sell yourself as the top quality for the job.

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      How to Answer

      Ideally, in your answer, you want to highlight which personal advantages make you the top candidate to join the Allergan team. Strengths can be skills or qualities that help you overcome difficult circumstances or accomplish challenging tasks. In a work context, your strengths will help you to complete your to-do list, understand client needs, and help you to apply what you have learned in your training. Talk to the interviewer about a couple of your strengths and why those will help you to be successful in this role. Try to be unique in your answer to set yourself apart from your competition for the role.

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  • Management

    32. What type of manager brings out the best in you?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to see that you are self-aware and understand the management style that brings out your best performance. They also want assurance that your personality and approach to work align with Allergan's.

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      How to Answer

      Some individuals prefer a close working relationship with a lot of accountability, while others prefer space and autonomy. Be honest when describing the management style you prefer. A strong match means you will be more productive in the workplace and enjoy smoother communication with the individuals leading you. If you are unsure of Allergan's overall management style, consider asking the interviewer to describe their approach.

      Solidify your response by talking about managers from the past who had a leadership style that aligned well with your needs. Talk about those individuals' approaches and describe why you appreciated their management style.

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  • Operational

    33. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple tasks and projects competing for your time?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If the job you are interviewing for at Allergan will require you to work on many different daily tasks and projects, your interviewer will need to be confident in your ability to stay organized and on task. Ideally, they want to hear how you prioritize and decide which task needs your attention the most.

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      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you can be diligent when assessing your priorities. To best answer this question, talk about the tools and resources you use to keep your work organized and on track for success. Then discuss your ability to make informed decisions on what is the most important. Always remember that communication is a key to success when multitasking; your interviewer will be looking for you to include this aspect in your answer.

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  • Operational

    34. How do you stay informed on changes in the pharmaceutical industry and in your field?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The pharmaceutical industry is fast-moving, and changes and developments happen constantly. Your interviewer wants to know that any candidate they hire to join their team at Allergan comes with the drive and determination to stay up to date on the industry and their career field.

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      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you are engaged in industry and career-related changes by discussing how you keep yourself educated in your work. This should include any groups/societies you belong to, publications you read, continuing education credits you take, and seminars you attend. Speak passionately about your desire to stay on top of your game on the job.

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  • Teamwork

    35. In your opinion, why is it important to develop great relationships with coworkers?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Teamwork and cohesiveness are vital to the success of any department at Allergan. Your interviewer has probably personally experienced the joys of having great relationships with their colleagues and the positive impacts those relationships have had in the workplace. With this question, they want to hear your take on why solid relationships with your coworkers are important.

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      How to Answer

      This answer may seem obvious because enjoying your time with coworkers is sometimes the best part of the job! If you aren't a naturally social person, this question may seem more challenging to answer. Talk to the interviewer about how you develop relationships with coworkers when you start a new job. Consider what is important to you about these relationships when it comes to being a productive team and highlight those points to your interviewer.

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