Emerson Interview Questions

Updated Apr 14, 2015
Updated Apr 14, 2015
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    Executive Vice President International Marketing Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Emerson.

    Interview

    I was scheduled for an interview immediately but they rescheduled on me twice. I was asked very generic questions and when I asked questions back I was referred to the website although there was no relevance to what I was trying to understand about the position. I was then never contacted back to inform me if there would be a follow up although one was promised. After unsuccessfully attempting follow up contact I came to the conclusion that there was no offer forthcoming.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. Where will you be in 5 years. Why should we hire you. All generic non relevant questions for a senior executive position.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Emerson.

    Interview

    I was interview by the marketing director. The interview questions were not typical HR questions and seemed to be randomly asked. Most of them related to my past working experience and industry experience. The interviewer also gave me opportunity to ask a few questions. I felt my answers were OK but I was not accepted in the end.

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    Real-time Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Emerson in December 2014.

    Interview

    Had a 1/2 hour phone screen - a little tough, but nothing unusual

    Then, the on-site interview - From 8:15 in morning to 4:45 in afternoon. They did take me to a nice lunch for about an hour.

    They did a lab/building tour (nice), and overall I interviewed with 7 people each for about 1/2 hour, though with the hiriing manager twice, so 1 hour total with him (Brandon).

    Unfortunately, due to the work they do (they require a week long background check if I'd been selected), they wouldn't give me much information on their software except at a very high level.

    Lots of technical questions (nothing wrong about that, just *lots* of them). Also, lots of coding exercises, 4 on a laptop, and at least 10-20 on paper. Also, lots of "what's wrong with this code" questions.

    The usual people questions like - what's your greatest weakness? When was a bad experience you had and how did you deal with it? What assignment did you dislike the most, and why?

    Interview Questions

    • The ones that I struggled with were the puzzle questions Apparently my son said everyone at school (college) knows about one I was asked, but I hadn't heard it.

      Another one I struggled with, mainly because of the time pressure was math calculation questions - haven't done this type of stuff since college, long ago.

      Also, thought experiment - how to find out X number of things in the US (not something easily researhed or googled).
       
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Emerson in November 2014.

    Interview

    Two initial phone screenings. Once they narrow down 6-12 final candidates, they will do in person interviews. Competition is fierce, but company is reputable for the area and very desirable. I interviewed with five different people. The first four took it very serious and were detailed with many scenario specific questions. The final interviewer appeared to have somewhere else he needed to be, so didn’t take the interview serious. However, this was close to lunch time and may have been a scheduling issues with HR. Even though I did not land this position, the interview process at this company was very educational and good window into how they preform day to day business.

    Interview Questions

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    Valve Technician Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Emerson (Houston, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I went through a headhunting company. Received my first interview with one employee and it went well. Called me for a second interview at their location. Interviewed by four employees at the same time. It was pretty relaxed; they all were really nice. They asked many questions in fast succession about various skills/scenarios. After the interview, I was shown around the facilities.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strong points and/or weak points.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Emerson.

    Interview

    First they call and talk to you about your resume for about 30 mins, not any hard questions, they are just trying to get a feel as to what experience you have.

    After that screening they schedule an interview.
    The interview lasts about 4 hours, they ask a lot of question and ask you to do some basic algorithms, and they want to see how logically you think.
    Then they take you out to lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have an linked list with certain values, how can you tell what the highest value is of the list, whether there is a push or a pull.   1 Answer
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    Engineer In Leadership Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Emerson.

    Interview

    I applied through my campus career website before our career fair and had a half hour initial round interview. The next stage would have been a second round interview, then offers.

    Interview Questions

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    Engineer In Leadership Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Emerson in October 2014.

    Interview

    Went through College Career Fair. Simple behavioral interview, went over resume and had time for 2-3 questions at the end. Fairly new program, so it seems to be more for a personality fit rather than a technical fit. Still looking for technically adept people, but definitely culture based

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked what I was most proud of throughout my college career.   Answer Question
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    Senior Graphic Designer/Marketing Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Emerson in October 2014.

    Interview

    I had a very pleasant interview with the hiring manager. He spent a great deal of time talking about the history of the company and their customers. When he talked about the open position he was missing sample pieces he wanted to discuss. He asked me very few questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Global Marketing Program Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Emerson (Orlando, FL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    First I got approached by HR asking if I would interview with the hiring manager. A few days later I did. One month later I got interviewed at a worldwide conference in Orlando FL by a panel of around 15 managers. A week after the conference I got interview again in Austin TX.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview manager requested a three slide presentation for the Orland FL interview, where the first slide was about you (the candidate), the second slide about your (the candidates) background and the third slide was about why you (the candidate) was the best fit for that position.   Answer Question

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