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    Senior Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sara Lee in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I haven't completed the process yet. I have had 1 screening phone interview with the recruiter which I passed. I had 1 phone interview with the manager which I am awaiting results on. I was given a 2 week time frame for which she said they would contact me to let me know if I will be moving forward with an onsite interview. The onsite interview will consist of a case study, interview with another manager and interview with the director.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Procurement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was brief but effective. Panel interview was unfair. Questions did not apply to position. One person was late and disrupted the process. The Excel test was riduculous and nobody I have ever worked with in purchasing would pass this test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sara Lee in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    just the normal behavioral

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Contracts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sara Lee in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was phone-screened by the recruiter and then phone interviewed by the hiring manager. Interview was on a conversational level. The changes going on at the company was discussed. The current company goals were discussed. My background and qualifications were discussed. The position for which I was applying was a temporary position - approx 7 month position - and the interviewer was very interested iHavn the level to which I could interpret and manipulate excel formulas and algorythyms. The next step is to interview with the IT procurement lead. This did not happen. The recruiter has been non-responsive to my questions regarding opportunity status. Having only been in the job searching arena for two months I am not sure if this lack of communication is common; it is very annoying and discourteous.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you aware of all the change that is occuring here at Sara Lee?   Answer Question
    • Describe an experience you had in the negotiation of contract terms, conditions and pricing.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Multicultural Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got my information in the HR department though a direct recommendation of a colleague who knew the hiring manager and I was expecting him to call, not HR. Any way, sometimes can be a requirement of HR to be the first to talk to me. The interview went for about 45 minutes and it was to focused on small details of the resume instead of requirements of the job and questions about how I was qualified to take over them. It was a very different interview from all the others. I unfortunately did not had a specific job description and that is always hard, since you can not prepared as you should. If that happens to you with Sara Lee or any other company try to insist on a description. I think helps both sides.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about interacting with different departments of the company while managing the multicultural strategy of several brands and their owners at the same time?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I received an initial phone interview and I thought all went well. I was told I would be contacted next week since they had more people to interview. I didn't hear back, so I sent two emails to the HR manager. Still no word 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sara Lee in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Long, repetitive questions from each person

    Interview Questions
    • Time you made a decision that went against your boss?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview panel consisted of the HR Manager and the Production manager. The pannel asked a large number of questions, "Describe a time when you had trouble with an employee, difficult situation, how did you handle it ect". Did not go well, It was late in the day and it was clear the panel was more interested in going home than the process. I was promised notification, however they never called back even after several calls and emails to determine status of process.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had a communication challenge and how did you overcome that challenge?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sara Lee in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was called for a phone interview. the hr person was nice and very helpful....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Continuous Improvement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sara Lee in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call asking to set up a phone interview. The phone interview consisted of basic questions about my experience with a couple of examples requested. Salary requirements were asked for directly.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time you had to manage a difficult interpersonal situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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