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AmerisourceBergen Interview Questions

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

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When have you shown great integrity at work?

How to Answer

Integrity comes from honesty and consistent moral values. Talk to the interviewer about the ways you show your integrity in the workplace.

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35 AmerisourceBergen Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. When have you shown great integrity at work?

      How to Answer

      Integrity comes from honesty and consistent moral values. Talk to the interviewer about the ways you show your integrity in the workplace.

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      1st Answer Example

      "In my last position, I was responsible for the cash deposit every day. There was never a discrepancy in the four years that I worked there. I best show my integrity by being a consistently reliable employee."

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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 by the company, its customers, and its people."

  • Behavioral

    2. Describe a time your ethics were tested.

      How to Answer

      The interviewer asks this question to see that you are honest and have integrity. The interviewer wants to hear that you are ethical and can be trusted if hired. Focus on providing an example of a time your ethics were tested while working in this industry. If you are new to this field, use an example from a previous job or while attending school. Some examples could be witnessing someone cheat or steal something.

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      1st Answer Example

      "My ethics were tested when working as a tax preparer before switching careers. I had a client who asked me to falsify their tax return so they would get a larger refund. I refused and explained that I could lose my license and go to jail for falsifying documents. I also told them they could go to jail and asked them to find another tax preparer to do their return. I refuse to work with unethical people."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "My ethics were tested while working in a retail store. I saw an employee put some items in her purse without paying for them and then leave on her break. I went to the break room to ask if she would like me to ring the items up, and she told me she didn't know what I was talking about and to mind my own business. I cannot tolerate people who lie and steal, so I told my supervisor about the incident. They replayed the surveillance cameras and saw I was telling the truth. After that, she was fired, and I received a promotion to Assistant Manager."

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  • Behavioral

    3. When have you had to be extra thorough in completing tasks?

      How to Answer

      Some tasks will require a keener eye and additional diligence. Discuss a time you were extra thorough during a work-related project.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have to be extra thorough from time to time when I have especially detail-oriented clients. Often, this will mean spending additional time on calls with them to highlight project changes. I am okay with being extra thorough when needed."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am always thorough, but we have monthly team meetings where we discuss our performance metrics. That reporting takes a little longer."

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  • Direct

    4. Who is the CEO of our company?

      How to Answer

      Before any job interview, you must research the company you are interviewing with. You want to learn all you can to answer any questions the interviewer will have. Review the company website, online employee reviews, and the job announcement and visit the company and talk to staff. The interviewer wants to hear that you have done your homework and know the CEO of AmerisourceBergen.

      Show the interviewer you have done in-depth research on their company. Focus on the CEO of AmerisourceBergen and a little history about them. You can mention when they were appointed CEO, who they worked for before AmerisourceBergen, and any achievements they have made since becoming CEO.

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  • Direct

    5. What are your salary expectations?

      How to Answer

      The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example. Be open and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary-based questions arise.

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  • Direct

    6. Are you applying for any other jobs?

      How to Answer

      It always puts a little bit of fire under the hiring manager if they are aware that you are actively looking for a new position. Tell the interviewer about your search so far.

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  • Direct

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

      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.

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  • Direct

    8. By this time in your career, you should have advanced further. What has slowed down your career progression?

      How to Answer

      When an interviewer sees 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. If your career has progressed slower than you wish, you must be honest with the interviewer when discussing this.

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  • Direct

    9. Tell me about an organization or group you have contributed to outside of work.

      How to Answer

      Many hiring managers will choose one candidate over another because of their volunteer experience. They feel that it shows strong character and selflessness, all qualities of a great employee. Talk to the interviewer about your willingness to give back to your community in some form of volunteerism. If you do not have formal volunteer experience, you can draw on things you do in your spare time to assist friends, family, or even your current employer.

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  • Direct

    10. How did you hear about this position?

      How to Answer

      Companies invest a lot of money advertising their job openings. The interviewer wants to hear what methods are effective and which are not. They also want to hear if an employee of their agency referred you. Describe how you heard about the position, and be sure to give the name of the employee or recruiter who referred you if applicable. Some companies offer their employees a referral fee when referring a candidate, while others hire recruiters to seek out qualified candidates.

      The interviewer wants to briefly hear how you heard about the position. Be concise in your response, describing the recruiter's name, the website where the agency posted the job, the agency website, or an employee referral.

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  • Discovery

    11. 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 AmerisourceBergen?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your favorite area of study within the pharma /biotech industry. Explain why you would choose to focus on that area. Share with the interviewer why you feel that strengthened skills in this particular area will help you to achieve your goals with AmerisourceBergen.

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  • Discovery

    12. In your opinion, what is the biggest development in Pharmaceuticals in the past three years?

      How to Answer

      The term 'pharmaceutical' refers to the creation and sale of medicine. Discuss what you view as the most significant development that has happened in the past few years.

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  • Discovery

    13. In your opinion, what is the biggest development in Biotechnology in the past three years?

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      The term 'biotechnology' refers to the use of cells and molecules to create a product within medicine, genetic testing, or even agriculture. Discuss what you view as the most significant development that has happened in the past few years.

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  • Discovery

    14. What would you say are the top three skills to be successful in this field?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to hear that you have the qualities they are looking for at AmerisourceBergen. The interviewer asks this question to see what you believe are the top three skills needed to succeed in this industry. When you respond, the interviewer will determine that you have those skills yourself because you think they are essential to your profession.

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  • Discovery

    15. If you could choose any special area of focus with AmerisourceBergen, which would you choose?

      How to Answer

      Working for AmerisourceBergen could open a variety of career options for you. Talk to the interviewer about where you'd like to see your career path go with AmerisourceBergen.

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  • Discovery

    16. Why did you choose a career in the Pharma/Biotech industry?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer would like to know what drew you to a career in their industry. Show the hiring manager that you have a natural attraction to this particular industry and that you're here to stay.

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  • Discovery

    17. What industry-related changes do you foresee in the next 12 months?

      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you have a keen and honest interest in this industry by discussing the growth and change that you foresee in the next year. If the organization has any upcoming news or changes, be sure to mention these as well.

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  • Discovery

    18. List three qualities that make you the best candidate for AmerisourceBergen.

      How to Answer

      After researching AmerisourceBergen, you should have a firm idea of the qualities they admire most in their candidates. Discuss the attributes that will make you stand out as a top candidate.

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      Pro Tip

      Here are some qualities that would make you a great candidate for any company:

      - A robust existing network in the industry
      - A great reputation
      - Leadership capabilities and experience
      - Integrity and likability
      - Strong-mindedness
      - Thirst for knowledge

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  • Education

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

      How to Answer

      Some upper-level positions within AmerisourceBergen may require a higher level of education. Assure the interviewer that you would be willing to discuss enhancing your knowledge to grow within the organization eventually.

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    20. This position requires a minimum Bachelor's Degree in a science-related field. Walk me through your post-secondary education.

      How to Answer

      Your post-secondary career is significant when it comes to displaying your ability to complete a degree, multitask, and apply yourself. Walk the interviewer through your post-secondary experience, making sure to highlight any recognition or awards you achieved.

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  • Experience

    21. How many years have you worked in the Pharma/Biotech industry? What keeps you interested in our line of work?

      How to Answer

      Walk the interviewer through your work history, highlighting the most relevant positions and skills. Talk to the interviewer about your desire to work for AmerisourceBergen long-term.

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  • General

    22. What is your greatest weakness?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to hear about your greatest weakness related to the position you applied for to see that you are self-aware and can identify an area that needs improvement. When you admit you have a deficiency in a particular aspect of your profession and take steps to improve, it shows the interviewer that you are motivated and inspired to grow professionally.

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  • General

    23. Describe to me your ideal employer.

      How to Answer

      A job search isn't just a one-sided hunt. You must also feel as though this is a good fit for yourself. Tell the interviewer about your ideal employer. Be specific and keep the conversation positive. Avoid speaking poorly of any previous managers or organizations.

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  • General

    24. How do you define success?

      How to Answer

      Consider what success means to you. Tell the interviewer how you view success and be sure to mention the success you plan to bring to this particular position, should you be offered the role.

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  • General

    25. What are your strengths?

      How to Answer

      Consider which personal advantages make you excellent at your job. 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 explain why those will help you to be successful in this role.

      Some great strengths to mention are:

      - Communicative
      - Loyal
      - Collaborative
      - Tech Savvy
      - Flexible in Schedule/Availability
      - Persistent and Determined
      - Eager for Knowledge/New Skills

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  • General

    26. Who would you say inspires you?

      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 your life and why.

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  • General

    27. How does this position fit into your career goals?

      How to Answer

      Consider what makes this particular position a good fit. Assure the interviewer that this position will be challenging for you and that it fits with your overall career goals.

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  • General

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

      How to Answer

      Talking about your most significant accomplishment will give the 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. It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments!

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  • General

    29. If you could research any particular disorder, disease, or illness which one would you choose, and why?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to get to know you and your particular interests. Discuss what area within pharmaceuticals would you focus on if you had zero limitations. Be sure to show your passion for your career path and tie your answer to an area of focus related to AmerisourceBergen.

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  • General

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

      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. (i.e. Avoid saying, "I dislike studies related to animals." You don't want to shut down any particular practice.)

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  • Operational

    31. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?

      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you can be diligent when it comes to assessing your priorities. Discuss the methods and tools you use to prioritize and complete multiple projects.

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      Pro Tip

      Prioritizing is a skill that requires practice. There are many approaches you can take. Here are some suggestions:

      1) Make a list. By thinking through and writing down each task, you can see it on paper.
      2) Mark what is urgent or essential. Take into account deadlines and meetings.
      3) Organize each task based on effort and estimated value. Considering due dates and how long it will take to do each item (also considering how much time you have).

      Show the interviewer that you have a system in place that helps you to think through what needs to happen and when. The better you can prioritize, the more productive you will be, making you an asset to their company!

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  • Operational

    32. When a problem requires a quick solution, how do you respond?

      How to Answer

      When it comes to complex problem-solving, decisions do not always arrive quickly. It takes practice, experience, and confidence to learn which decisions yield the best results.

      Problems that require you to act quickly can be emergencies, such as knowing where the fire extinguisher is and grabbing it fast enough to put out a small grease fire in the company kitchen. Other quick decisions could involve 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 types of decisions. Demonstrate that you are confident and able to react swiftly when the need arises.

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  • Operational

    33. What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can think outside the box or even ask for help when you are stuck on a complicated problem.

      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 industry. If you work in the medical field, 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 types of scenarios.

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  • Operational

    34. How do you stay informed about changes in the Pharma/Biotech industry?

      How to Answer

      The Pharma/Biotech industry is fast-moving, and changes and developments happen all the time. Assure the interviewer that you are engaged when it comes to industry-related changes.

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  • Teamwork

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

      How to Answer

      The answer to this question may seem obvious to you 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 be more challenging to answer.

      Talk to the interviewer about how you develop relationships with coworkers when you start a new job. Think about what is important to you about these relationships. Talk about how your coworkers motivate you, alleviate your stress, or support you.

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