General about our selection process
1. How does the selection process in your company take place?
The selection process in our company is divided into several phases. In the first phase, we collect all the applications. Based on specific job requirements, we select suitable candidates who then receive our additional standard questionnaires. In the next phase, we invite the most suitable ones to the first round of interviews, followed by additional interviews for the best candidates. All job positions have several rounds of interviews, depending on complexity of the job position. All of the finalists also have basic psychological testing. During each selection phase, we notify candidates upon selection for the next interview.
2. How long does the selection procedure for the vacancy normally take?
Selection process takes approximately a month and a half from the beginning (posting a job advertisement) to the end of the process (selection and confirmation of the selected candidate).
3. Can I also apply for jobs that are outside my country of residence?
Yes, if a position is global and if it is specially written in the job advertisement that the location is not important. In other case, you can apply to the position if you are willing to allocate. Keep in mind that we employ local medical and sales (field) force, so in this case the country of residence is also a selection criterion.
4. What do I do in case there are no job vacancies suitable for me but I still want to send a general job application?
You can send us a general application via special form you can find on the job portal (below all listed vacancies). We will overview your application and assess your general organisation fit. If we consider you an appropriate candidate, we will invite you to an interview.
5. I really want to work in your company but I do not have proper working experience. How can I break in?
We advise you to regularly check open job positions requirements and qualifications. Depending on job vacancy, we expect some professional experience, but you can build up your experience also with student work, through working in student organisations, working with non-governmental organizations, having internship experience or any kind of other project-related work. All experience counts!
Applying for a vacant job post
6. What happens after I submit my application? When can I expect an answer?
After you submit your application, you shall receive a conformational email. We will look through your application and inform you if you are a suitable candidate for the next phase of selection process. If yes, you will receive our additional standard questionnaires, if not, you will receive a notification email.
7. Should I call you after applying online to check that the application was successfully submitted?
There is no need for an additional call. If the application was successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive it, you can try applying again or write us an email to career(at)medis.com.
8. What can I do if I am not able to find relevant industry or work experience at the section where I need to define my work experience?
Try to classify your job experience into offered industry or positions (at least on general level). Have in mind that all other industries (beside pharmaceuticals, healthcare, fast-moving consumer goods…) are listed as “other industry”. If you really have some unique work experience which you cannot classify into any of the categories, you have an additional option below this section to manually write your most relevant experiences.
9. Can I submit more than one attachment to the application?
Beside your CV, you can add up an additional attachment by your choice (e.g. motivational letter, additional education certificate). We would like to emphasize that these attachments are not mandatory. If you want to add more attachments, please merge them together into one file.
10. What types of documents can I submit to the application?
You can submit only documents with file formats .doc, .docx and .pdf. All others will not be uploaded to your application.
11. What should I do in the event of an error on the portal/webpage?
Try to close the page and try to apply again. If it still does not work, we kindly ask you to send us an email to career(at)medis.com with a print screen of the error on the portal. This way we could improve our site and offer better user experience. In case of such error, you can, of course, apply also via the aforementioned email.
12. For which educational area and how many scholarships does the company offer?
We offer scholarships for pharmacy, medicine, business and IT educational areas. The number of scholarships depends on the employment needs inside our company, but also on the quality of received applications.
13. When are the scholarships normally published? Are they published several times per year?
Pharmacy scholarships are published once a year (usually in May or June). Scholarships for other areas are published every few years, depending on the needs. Beside our webpage, we also publish calls for scholarships on corresponding faculties.
14. In what year of study can I apply for a scholarship?
You can apply after the second year of studies.
15. What are the criteria on which it depends if I am to receive a scholarship?
There are several selection criteria. Among applications we select the best students based on their motivation, general impression and extracurricular activities, whom we invite to interviews. We do not expect relevant work experience at this point since we understand you are still a student. On interviews and through psychological testing we assess candidates’ potential, cultural and organisational fit, their values and their openness to learn new things.
16. What are the obligations of a scholarship holder and when can I expect an answer after completing my studies (if I have been selected as a scholarship holder)?
When you become our scholarship holder, we offer and also expect that you will participate in at least two-weeks summer student work, which covers different work areas. If you are willing to, you can participate in different ongoing projects as well, depending on your initiative and our capacity at that moment. After you finish your studies, you will most likely be employed (depending on our current possibilities and needs) in our company and begin with an internship. Depending on your years of scholarship, it is your obligation to work for our company for same amount of years as well (e.g. if you received the scholarship for two years, we expect and offer you employment for at least two years).
17. Is it possible to do student work in your company?
Yes. When there is a temporary additional need, we publish student work inquiry at student organisation webpages. During the summer, we have a priority list of students, beginning with our scholarship holders, followed by family members of our employees. If there is any additional work left, other students are able to join. For all other needs please follow student organisation webpages.
18. What types of student work can I do in your company?
We offer different kind of work, depending on the need. Usually there is need for basic support in marketing or support functions. Summer student work is usually short, mostly labour work with some basic administration work.
19. Is there a possibility of employment after the student work?
Yes, we value hardworking students who are flexible in sense of being able to work in different work areas. Students who show potential and prove themselves as valuable part of our team are always recognised, and after they finish their studies, they are employed. We do not support employment before finishing studies, because we believe education is as important as work experience.