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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager Interview


I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PCA.

Interview Details – Answered a confidential posting on a job board. I did not hear anything back via email...I was mailed a letter asking for additional information. Once I replied with my salary history and requirements, I was scheduled an in-person interview. I met all three of the main decision-makers for the position and spent 5 hours with them; talking to each one and then a group lunch. I got the verbal offer the next day.

Interview Question – Most difficult question was just really the type of interview - very informal. Though I spent hours with the interviewers maybe only half of that time was spent talking about my background in relation to the position.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Quick...spoke directly with the hiring manager. Offer letter was in the email that afternoon.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Chemical Engineer Coop Interview

Chemical Engineer Coop
Counce, TN

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PCA.

Interview Details – Fairly easy one on one interview. During coop interviews, the interviewee met me in large room full of employers. The interviewee just asked basic interview questions including the "tell me about yourself" question and "where do you see yourself in five years." Prepare and the interview will be no problem.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Plant Accountant Interview

Plant Accountant
Plymouth, MI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PCA in December 2009.

Interview Details – Detailed one hour phone interview with Plant Controller to qualify for temp-to-hire contract position. Covered major job functions and responsibilities for all previous work history, back 20 years. Also covered all major job functions of current opening as well as responsibilities of Plant Controller position, as the game plan was to be mentored to eventually replace existing Plant Controller.

Interview Question – Please describe your most difficult supervisory or management decision made and how did you handle it?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Inital offer was substantially more than I expected, immeadately accepted the offer.

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Applications Analyst Interview

Applications Analyst
Lake Forest, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PCA in March 2008.

Interview Details – Received a phone call after applying online. Interviewer was very nice and cordial. Came in for the interview in a few days. The interview was very laid back which is par for the course in this location. It consisted of 3 one-on-one interviews with 3 managers including a director. The next step was a group interview with the team. Then an offer was made/accepted and an agreement was signed. Then a drug test was completed.

Interview Question – Why are you a good fit for this position?   Answer Question

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Management Trainee Interview

Management Trainee
Omaha, NE

The process took 3 days - interviewed at PCA in February 2008.

Interview Details – Very Challenging with very specific goals.

Interview Question – Formulate a production plan with constraints on time and people   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not enough money offered. I would have taken the Job otherwise

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineering Coop Interview

Engineering Coop

The process took a day - interviewed at PCA in January 2008.

Interview Details – After receiving my resume, the manager over the engineering department emailed me to set up a time to have a phone interview. The phone interview was very smooth and laid back. It consisted of the stereotypical questions such as "What's your greatest weakness," "Tell me about yourself," etc. The personality of the interview was very welcoming and positive. After the interview, a plant tour was planned, where the interviewer showed me around the plant. Afterwards, an offer was emailed to me.

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