Elkem Holding Engineering Material Research, Development and Product Support Interview Questions & Reviews
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Engineering Material Research, Development and Product Support Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Elkem Holding in June 2008.
Interview Details – I was introduced to the supervisor of the company division with a position to fill by a colleague working as a consultant, this served as an intial short interview to determine mutual interest. From that I was asked for a skype interview with the supervisor and HR person. After that I was invited to interview in person in Norway. They paid all expenses, the interview with the same two lasted less than 2 hours which included a powerpoint presentation of the company interests and structure. Questions to me were relevant and nothing unexpected, challenging only that some question ask you to reveal less positive ascpects of your character, I generaly am fine with these and find people value authenticity. Ultimately I was offered the position but the salary was not sufficient to make up for the lifestyle downers of living in a small, dark, cold town.
Interview Question – If market forces determine that the position changes so that most of your time is spent on the task you are less intersested in, how would you respond to that? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Ultimately I was offered the position but the salary was not sufficient to make up for the lifestyle downers of living in a small, dark, cold town. In addition, it was somewhat of a career risk as the job description was about 50% ideal, and there was no guaruntee that this % would expand (or even be maintained). HR could have been more helpful in determining the substanial cost of living adjustments.