S.C. Johnson Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2015
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    Business Services Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at S.C. Johnson (Racine, WI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Both the Hiring Manager and Human Resources Manager conducted an initial phone screen of about 30 minute each. Called back to come on site and do in-person with same 2 in sessions of an hour each.

    Interview Questions

    • They use the STAR method where they supply a situation (tell me about a time when you had to make a quick decision). You provide a specific scenario from your experience, describe the task at hand, what actions you took, and what was the result of your actions.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at S.C. Johnson.

    Interview

    This was a full day interview and consisted with meeting an HR representative, 4 senior members of the group, and lunch with an employee currently holding a similar position, followed by giving an oral presentation for the group. Each meeting was approximately 1 hour, as was the presentation. The people were very nice and it was an all-around good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle a situation where a colleague is not contributing their part toward a group project?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at S.C. Johnson.

    Interview

    Interview process was quick but onsite interview left much to be desired. I was there 6 hours and only spoke with people for 2 hours and 45 minutes. I was kept waiting 45 after my end time for one of my meetings to start. No one asked if this would work with my schedule. Standards say they should have offered a phone interview later in the week with the interviewer who was running late. Operations interviewers were dynamic and made me excited. Leadership interviewer demonstrated outdated ideas of interviewing and exhibited actions to demonstrate his/her authority and position rather than be concerned about me as a candidate. This demonstration was the exact opposite of the team environment they were trying to develop. I decided 15 minutes into my discussion with the final interviewer to withdraw from consideration but wanted to see how the business followed-up, etc. to get a better idea of company integrity. It was as I suspected - not unusual but not good either. As candidates have the freedom to choose where they want to work based on demand, companies that don't own up to bad interview experiences, etc. will continue to lose candidates unless what they can offer is amazing in comparison to the market. S.C. Johnson's offerings are not amazing compared to the market - at least for working in HR at the home office.

    Interview Questions

    • Still asking the "Where do you see yourself in 5 years" question - organizations change too much in five years for this now to be anything more than a generic attempt to gauge ambition. Better questions exist and this question is beginning to indicate organizations that are out of step with talent.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Interview set up through college online. Interview was around 30-45 minutes. Asked typical behavioral questions. Really like the STAR method. One case question at the end that was kind of difficult.

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    Brand Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at S.C. Johnson in September 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online through my campus recruiting website. I was selected for a first round interview and met with the recruiters a few day before at my campus career fair. Interview was mostly behavioral based and ended with a case questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about a new product that you think is being marketed effectively   Answer Question
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    Product Formulation Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at S.C. Johnson (Racine, WI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    First interviewed at a conference at the end of 2013 (lots of behavioral questions), then did a follow up video interview in November (quick interview to see if I would be a good fit for the company), then did an on-site interview that consisted of 6-7 1:1 interviews that varied with each person. SC Johnson likes behavioral questions and actually has a packet of them that focus on different areas (i.e. conflict, innovation, team-player, efficiency, etc.). The longer the manager was at the company the more they relied on their own questions for the interview (ex. why should we hire you, why SC Johnson, tell me about our competitors). All of them went through resume and relevant skills that I had. Overall very friendly and a great experience. Haven't heard back yet if I have an offer or not.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through the process of product formulation from the viewpoint of a consumer, and from the viewpoint of a chemist? What are some of the main categories we should focus on?   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Racine, WI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at S.C. Johnson (Racine, WI).

    Interview

    Both individual and panel reviews. Interviewers following standard set of questions. Good people. New CIO looking to transform culture within IT. Jointly determined position was not best for me or for their needs.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the interviewers seemed unprepared for the interview and asked questions unrelated to the job role with respect to my previous employer's current business activity.   1 Answer
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    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at S.C. Johnson in June 2013.

    Interview

    One phone interview

    Interview Questions

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    A recruiter reached out to me via LinkedIn. Gave me a phone interview where some basic resume background information was asked, and told me to apply online and that she would pass my resume onto the hiring team. This was over a month ago, and I have never heard back from her. I tried following up, but my emails were ignored. It is a bit unprofessional to reach out to somebody and then ignore them when they try to follow up with you.

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    Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at S.C. Johnson.

    Interview

    Initially got the interview through campus recruiting. The interview was two on one with a heavy emphasis on behavioral questions. They did ask a marketing case question, but it was an unstructured and open ended one. A few days later they informed me through email that I didn't receive a second round. Overall, it wasn't a bad interview. Interviewers were pretty open and friendly. Make sure to do your research on the entire CPG industry, not just SCJ.

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