Ingersoll Rand Interview Questions

Updated Mar 3, 2015
Updated Mar 3, 2015
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    Engineering Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Ingersoll Rand.

    Interview Details

    A lot of behavioral questions as well as questions based off my resume. Asking for elaboration and how I could apply it to the internship. Mostly behavioral questions, teamwork type stuff..

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been on a team and someone was not pulling there weight? How did you handle it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Ingersoll Rand.

    Interview Details

    I had an atypical interview process. I was interviewed by an alum from my university (behavioral). After a couple of weeks, I was contacted by an Operations Manager for an additional interview for Trane. After completing that, I was interviewed once more by two Systems Engineers at the manufacturing plant.

    The overall process was surprisingly lengthy (not typical for IR based on colleagues' experiences) but very pleasant. HR is very helpful and will do their best to answer all our questions. The nature of the questions were behavioral for the most part aside from later interviews with future supervisor that probed more deeply into the type of employee that I would become in order to find a fit between you and the company.

    Technical questions were not a part of the process, but they do want to find out what experiences you have in order to prepare you for a job in operations (tooling, theory, lean manufacturing, etc).

    Awesome company to work for!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Commodity Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ingersoll Rand.

    Interview Details

    Process took 3 months. This is typical for IR, although I wish it wasn't. Onboarding was pretty quick though. They got me in place and work commenced immediately. I was hired going into the busy contract negotiation season, so that was a factor.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a time when you convinced management to make a change   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate base salary, but rather more vacation time for first year. Ongoing salary raises are standard, so I valued time off more.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Ingersoll Rand in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I got an interview offer through a career fair at my college. The interview itself was mostly based on behavior based questions and the structure was pretty relaxed. The interview was about an hour long and very open ended even questions presented. The person conducting the interview worked with you if you got stuck and had follow up question to keep the conversation going fluidly.

    Interview Questions
    • What was one error that you encountered and how did you react to it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had got an interview by attending the career fair at my college. The next day I had an on campus interview with a sales manager and a representative from hr. The interview process was roughly 45 minutes and asked many questions relating to sales and human interaction. Both interviewers were great and very easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions
    • If your last employer could name one negative thing about you what would it be?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Crosse, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Crosse, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ingersoll Rand in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a whole day affair from 8am to 3pm (and it even went a bit long). The meat of the interview happened in the morning after a tour from the hiring manager. There were 3 interviews, each was one hour and they were 2-on-1. Questions came from corporate forms and every question asked about specific experiences. This is the current trend in corporate hiring but they were pretty strict about not allowing hypothetical answers. Most questions began "Tell us about a time when you..." There were no highly technical questions or case studies.

    After the formal interviews I was taken to lunch in one of the executive dining rooms. This was with the hiring manager and the two people who would be my co-workers. The lunch was quite long but it allowed us to see if I fit in well with the team. The food was excellent!

    After lunch was a second more in-depth tour and a wrap-up discussion with the hiring manager. By the time I got to my car I was completely exhausted after being "on" for so long. No particular thing was difficult about the interview but the sum total of the day ranks this as one of the more difficult interviews I've been through.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you [insert something you haven't exactly done].   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Offer came by phone followed by email late Friday. I was given a week deadline but recruiter wanted to talk early the following week. I decided over the weekend that I'd take it but was going to negotiate a bit. I asked for a little more money and an extra week of vacation and a slightly later start date (2 weeks later than they proposed). Recruiter said I needed to give him a dollar figure to take to the team, I asked for +5% salary, hoping for 3%, which is what they came back with. The surprising thing was that they cannot negotiate vacation. Everyone starts at 3 weeks regardless of level and experience. Postponed start date was not a problem.

    Also, note that their background checks can take up to 4 weeks and that has to clear before the relocation package gets authorized. Be sure to consider this when negotiating your start date if you are moving for this job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Commodity Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ingersoll Rand in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I e-mailed my resume to the hiring manager from an employee referral off LinkedIn. The hiring manager called me a few weeks later and we talked for about 15 minutes. He liked me and my skills so I applied formally through their job postings site. The 2nd interview lasted about 30 minutes to go into more depth about my technical expertise. Then, I had a 3rd interview with the director the day before they officially offered the position. That was more of a formality just to clear everything up before they made a commitment. Sometimes I wasn't sure where I stood in the process, but overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Something about Excel. Not that I didn't know it, but that they were looking for specific terms and it took a few tries before I got to what they were looking for.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They told me what the budget range was and I was ok with it. They gave me the higher end of the range, so I didn't even bother negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Inventory Control Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blue Ash, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blue Ash, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ingersoll Rand.

    Interview Details

    Interview was brief and painless. At the time, I didn't know that Steelcraft had a very bad reputation so the questions were easy to answer with no surprises. The hiring process did not take very long.

    Negotiation Details
    They were begging people to work for them. Negotiation phase was easy.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ingersoll Rand.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called based off of Linked In profile. Interview was with Regional Manager. Discussion focused on operations, P&L, and margin growth. No sales responsibilities or control. After interview, I got a call back to interview with branch manager and the other two division managers (sales and controls). Lots of questions regarding experiences, methods, prior successes, etc. After the group interview, there was another lunch and an offer. I didn't like the lack of sales control yet job success significantly restrained by sales.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle long time employees with low productivity and/or accuracy?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough sales and/or sales input.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pension Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davidson, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Davidson, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Ingersoll Rand in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by staffing agent asked exp related questions salary req. Phone interview with IR the next day. Received a call same day that IR would like to have a face to face interview. Meet with two managers, they asked me questions about my exp. and my system skills. No 3rd degree type questions, very easy interview I think. The next day I was offered the position. Process was pretty fast, I would say it too about a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pay was neg. I received 1.00 let than what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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