PPG Interview Questions

Updated Oct 1, 2014
Updated Oct 1, 2014
47 Interview Reviews

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    FLD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PPG.

    Interview Details

    Came to my University looking for young, educated, smart individuals. Had a one hour intereview. Questions were mostly about what you know of the company as well of behaviorial questions.

    After the college interview I went to headquarters and intereviewd with three professionals. The questions were relatively the same. I had some questions asked about my background and my role in the community.

    Interview Questions
    • What would be one thing you would do in order to improve success of PPG while working here?

      How would you handle a situation in which you were unhappy with something your manager or boss had done?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PPG.

    Interview Details

    You must apply online and hope you don't get screened out. applications are sent to local store managers who conduct an interview. Managers call you for interview and if selected the manager sends a form to HR for them to discuss drug test/background check

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They will not negotiate with lower level store employees
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chemist Contract Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springdale, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springdale, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at PPG in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was initiated by my recruiter and was setup for the following week. Interview began with possible supervisor with questions about my resume. Many bullet points of each of previous careers were discussed and leadership experience was discussed. The interview was continued with two more supervisors that consisted of similar questions and discussion. All the interviewing individuals were extremely friendly and easy to talk to. The interview ended with a call back window of 2-3 weeks. An offer was extended the following day and a 3 week process followed with drug test, background check, and physical. Some of these were required by the staffing agency. Overall the experience was very positive and I would recommend this company to anyone pursuing a technical career.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were very straight forward and no unexpected questions were asked.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    EHS Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PPG.

    Interview Details

    Four rounds of interviews. This included an initial phone screen. Second round was with the HR Manager and Plant Manager, third round was with plant leadership team and corporate EHS Manager for the Business Unit, and the third round was with the Plant Manager's boss and the corporate HR Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me how well you work with others?, How do you roll out new programs?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Contract Employee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sylmar, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sylmar, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at PPG in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    A series of arbitrary tests that evaluate comprehension and nothing else. There is no interview, I even asked specifically if there was an interview portion of the hiring process and they told me that their "tests will show us all we need to know."

    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PPG in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in late March and received an automated request for references a few weeks later. A few weeks after the reference request I was asked to come in for their testing, which they said they use to weed out applicants for positions that they receive many applicants for. A week after that I was called in for a first-round interview and several days later I was asked to come in and interview again the next week. I received my offer about 2-3 days after my second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary. Interviews were mostly conversational, which I prefer to the generic "tell me about a time you..." type of questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They said they were limited on what they were able to offer me, so I did not try to negotiate, but I wouldn't suggest not trying to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Technical Leadership Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PPG in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Incredibly professional and courteous. It was a great experience

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you failed and how you recovered.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    easy, professional
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PPG.

    Interview Details

    Bait and switch all the way. Nothing special in the way of questions. They seem to be looking for desperate people.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard stuff. What can you do for us? Why should I hire you over the next person yada yada.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Territory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PPG.

    Interview Details

    Standard on line application. Contacted by hiring manager within one week. When PPG is hiring they are really just looking for warm bodies that can pass a drug test (hair sample required not urine) and have no felonies and yes they will also run your credit report. Chapter 11 is a deal breaker.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty standard interview. The Regional Managers are not hired for their brains. They are looking for yes men mostly.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to negotiate a better salary but was denied. No conversation other than putting a value on the company car and somehow tying that to your salary. I had to take the job though.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  11.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at PPG.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters from Pittsburgh flew out and selected applicants for on campus interviews. I heard back from them about a week after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview began conversational and then transitioned to behavioral questions looking for answers in the STAR format.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Our university does not allow us to negotiate our internship salary but I felt as though the salary along with the $1,000 housing stipend was fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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