Saint-Gobain
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www.saint-gobain.com Courbevoie, France 5000+ Employees

Saint-Gobain Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2014
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Sales Manager Interview

Sales Manager

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Interview Details – Interviews were very structured and quick. When the company wants to make something happen, or even if there are hiccups, the company will work hard to accommodate your requests. I would suggest the interviewer be prepared to ask a lot of questions to sniff out the challenges of the job prior to accepting an offer.

Interview Question – What are your short-term and long-term goals.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fairly straightforwad.

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Management Interview

Management
Northborough, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Saint-Gobain in January 2014.

Interview Details – The whole interview process with Saint-Gobain was a good experience. The recruiter followed up with me frequently to ensure I was being contacted by others to keep the process moving. While it took about two months to get through the interviewing prior to offer, it was done well.

Interview Question – What do you bring to this position that no one else can?   Answer Question

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Research Engineer Interview

Research Engineer
Northborough, MA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Saint-Gobain.

Interview Details – Speed interview. Half day with 2 other candidates. Started at 7:30am, required to give a 20-30 min presentation 4 times back to back to various groups. Next was a tour of the campus and then lunch. All went very fast. Barely had time to ask questions as I was presenting or answered them most of the time. There was a host who followed me all day which helped a lot. Generally people were exceptionally nice. No curveball questions. Had an answer back in 3 business days.

Interview Question – No real difficult or unexpected but be prepared to talk about your resume and know you presentation by heart.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Made an offer and it was accepted. No negotiation.

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Shipping Coordinator Interview

Shipping Coordinator
Akron, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Saint-Gobain in July 2010.

Interview Details – People were friendly, realistic and down-to-earth. It was a comfortable interview and felt like the right fit. I met with people from 3 different departments and was excited about the prospects for growth within the company. I received a call-back fairly quickly and got started right away. The people there are knowledgeable and care about their work- they just want to see that you'll also care about what they do there.

Interview Question – The questions about times where I had solved a problem or how I interact with difficult people. Having not had much experience yet, I had to stretch to think of situations that fit.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation happened, I accepted the offer for a temporary position.

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Senior Process Engineer Interview

Senior Process Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Saint-Gobain in October 2012.

Interview Details – Very slow and deliberate process that started with recruiter phone interview; followed by phone interviews with potential managers; followed by 1/2-day group interviews; finished with an interview with Plant Manager. Very slow process that at times I wondered if they were even interested.

Interview Question – No surprises in terms of questions - not gotchas; focused on cultural fit; team work; problem solving; and being able to handle a slow but deliberate moving company- patience.   Answer Question

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Administrative Specialist At the Human Resources Interview

Administrative Specialist At the Human Resources

I applied in-person and interviewed at Saint-Gobain.

Interview Details – I have passed through two interviews first was with my direct boss the HR Director secondly with the Managing Director

Interview Question – what do you think you ll gain from working at Saint-Gobain?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – the offer was very good at the time

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Web Content Manager Interview

Web Content Manager
Seattle, WA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Saint-Gobain in March 2012.

Interview Details – I found this job posted on-line. It was posted for months and I didn't apply because I wasnt' familiar with the company and then I saw it on a government job board and took a closer look at the company and discovered how large and established they are. I interviewed at the plant I work at now and with and with two groups of people plus a video conference interview with individuals from Europe.

Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary, I'd interviewed at Amazon and REI before this and it was a great change of pace that they just talked to me honestly about my experience instead of asking trick questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I am a bad negotiator, I just accepted.

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Senior Manufacturing Engineer Interview

Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Saint-Gobain in March 2012.

Interview Details – Their requirement and hiring scenerio doesnt matches with skill of the person .Person gets demotivated after joining the company

Interview Question – Most documents are framed than actually done   Answer Question

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Logistics Internship Interview

Logistics Internship
Madrid (Spain)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Saint-Gobain in February 2014.

Interview Details – 30 minutes interview with Human Resources and then 20 minutes speaking with one person from the logistics deparment about the skills required in the job

Interview Question – No difficult questions   Answer Question

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R&D Engineer Interview

R&D Engineer
Pardubice (Czech Republic)

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Saint-Gobain in March 2010.

Interview Details – Three time postponed interview from company's side. English test right before the interview. Interview itself was fast and fine. People in comitee were straight and clear. No technical questions at all.

Interview Question – Asking what do I expect to do in a first place.   Answer Question

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