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Bristol Myers Squibb
Senior Research Bio Statistician was asked...24 November 2009

what will you do if your manager asks you do something which you think is wrong?

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I will also follow to certain stage to see if I can learn something new out of this. If it keep continuing, I would seriously consider changing the job. Less

I will present my case; if he doesn't agree with me, I will still follow him.

SAS Scandinavian Airlines

how did you hear of our company?

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Through a search on the network

Bristol Myers Squibb

Do you disgree with your manager

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No. I always agree with my manager.

State Farm

The most difficult question involved a series about my personality and goals - the head honcho was sharing a long story about the evolution of the department, and was trying to see if I was in line with that. Particular concerns were: 1) do you prefer constant tasks or changing tasks, 2) what do you really want to do in life - i.e., where are you satisfied, and 3) what sorts of things would you really rather not do?

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I answered that I preferred things that constantly changed, that I just wanted to solve problems, and that I would really prefer not to write proofs or clean data by hand if I could automate it somehow instead. Less

Acuity Insurance

Describe past work examples that demonstrates ...

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Used an project as example to explain...

RTI International

How do you best manage projects? Do you look at the whole project or break it up?

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WBS - google it.


Standard questions

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Standard answers


Agronomic and laboratory principles

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Straight response

RTI International

Assumed I had kids/married but was shocked I wasn't married.

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I deflected and moved on.


HOw was my experience in managing staff who are not statistical professionals and of different races?

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