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Sara Lee Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 7, 2014

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sara Lee in June 2011.

Interview Details – just the normal behavioral

Interview Question – reason you want to work for us   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Auditor Interview

Senior Auditor
Downers Grove, IL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Procurement Analyst Interview

Procurement Analyst
Downers Grove, IL

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Multicultural Brand Manager Interview

Multicultural Brand Manager
Chicago, IL

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Contracts Administrator Interview

Contracts Administrator
Downers Grove, IL

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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

Lead Coordinator Interview

Lead Coordinator
Downers Grove, IL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sara Lee in March 2009.

Interview Details – SL likes a can do attitude, be inspired, but be prepared to work very hard.
They want the world from you but not willing to pay for it. Interview process was typical
they are very particular in what they want and play the who you know game.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Downers Grove, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Shift Supervisor Interview

Shift Supervisor
Phoenix, AZ

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Describe a time when you had a communication challenge and how did you overcome that challenge?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Manager Interview

Sales Manager
Downers Grove, IL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Sara Lee in January 2010.

Interview Details – Long, repetitive questions from each person

Interview Question – Time you made a decision that went against your boss?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Accounting Interview

Accounting
Chicago, IL

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Sara Lee in November 2009.

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

Interview Question – what is your weakness   Answer Question

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