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PPG Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 9, 2014

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Project Leader I Interview

Project Leader I
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PPG in April 2012.

Interview Details – I first had a short interview with the hiring manager and then was invited to an on-site series of interview (same day) with Human Resources, two project managers and an IT Manager. The interview with HR was very informal, but all the rest interviewers used the most typical 3-5 situational interview questions.

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Pro Sales Representative Interview

Pro Sales Representative
Edison, NJ

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PPG in March 2014.

Interview Details – Once an application is submitted online, they give you an initial phone interview to see if you have any transferrable skills. Once you pass that they setup up an interview with the HR department with another sales manager in tow. It was a basic interview with no outlandish questions. They want to see if you meet their qualifications for the position.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. They ask you to describe your previous experiences and how that would relate to the position offered.   Answer Question

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Customer Support Analyst Interview

Customer Support Analyst
Huntsville, AL

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at PPG in October 2013.

Interview Details – This was your standard interview process in terms of questions. Things like, how would you approach this situation, has this ever happened to you, and such. Everything now and then they will ask a personal question, or start talking about their life and family. Be ready though, the interview is about half a day, and every hour or so, you will be walking around the plant talking to different managers.

Interview Question – There really isnt a most difficult questions, however for the position I applied for, be sure to know everything there is about networking, even questions that wouldnt actually be beneficial to know working there.   Answer Question

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Lab Technician Interview

Lab Technician
Oak Creek, WI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PPG in October 2013.

Interview Details – Not a very hard interview, although the job sounded like it was just mixing paints and doing physical tests on the paints, such as viscosity, etc. Basic questions like do you have experience working in team, do you have any work experience, can you give us a reader's digest version of your thesis, etc.

Interview Question – What interests you about this position   Answer Question

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Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PPG in August 2013.

Interview Details – Very thorough process with HR and Line Management

Interview Question – Would I re locate to China.   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PPG in September 2012.

Interview Details – Just a simple interview, what my schedule was and the job description.

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Research Chemist Interview

Research Chemist
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at PPG in January 2012.

Interview Details – get a campus interview, Campus interview consisted basic questions about the resume. After 1 month, got the onsite interview. Onsite interview consisted 1 hour presentation and 5 interviews with different people. Most of the questions are behavior question. After several weeks, they made the decision. try to get more answers for the behavior questions

Interview Question – lots of behavior questions and they asked the same questions again and again   Answer Question

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Engineering Interview

Engineering
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PPG in November 2011.

Interview Details – First interview was on-campus, during the career fair. Later, I was called for the on-site interview which consisted of three 1:1 interview. Overall, the interviewers were friendly and the travel process was well-planned by the company.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question

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Accounting Internship Interview

Accounting Internship
Pittsburgh, PA

The process took a day - interviewed at PPG in February 2012.

Interview Details – I interview with 2 people and they just ask basic questions about me

Interview Question – tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

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Engineering At PPG Interview

Engineering At PPG
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PPG in March 2012.

Interview Details – Got the interview through campus recruiting, was a 30 minute behavioral interview with an HR rep. Very simple, just the standard behavioral questions, make sure you are prepared. Afterwards was invited to the Pittsburgh offices for 3 one on one interviews with various employees in the company. Very pleasant experience overall.

Interview Question – Name a time when you had to make a challenging decision.   Answer Question

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