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    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Contacted by HR recruiter one month after applying on the company website. Interviewed by six managers from three cross functional departments Managers were very nice and interview process was very lengthy.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in detail how you would help a coworker that was having difficulty in completing a project.   Answer Question
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Superior, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sara Lee (Superior, WI).

    Interview

    Easiet interview I ever had. Just want you to have reliable transportation and maybe some experience in customer service. There was no behavior questions.They want you to have a car and show up everyday. If you can convince them that you're not a lazy person you'll get hired. Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. They just need someone reliable.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiations.

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sara Lee (Chicago, IL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview, questions like tell me about yourself, there was allot of questions on P and L analysis, forecasting budgeting, sales and marketing, qtys, products, reporting structures. years of experience, and product lines. Is travel required, why are you leaving your current job, how would you market a product. Whats your currect salary and vacation expectations.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    yes

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in June 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed via phone then flown to Dallas for interview. HR rep didn't seem to know what was happening with the hiring manager and that piece of the process. It was frustrating because the hiring manager made me an offer, then the HR person said she still needed to interview me again which I thought was backward.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was made an offer considerably below my expectations but because of my circumstances, I felt compelled to accept.

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    Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee (Cincinnati, OH) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Selling off divisions as I was interviewing for the position within those divisions? Not sure what that says about the company as a whole. I felt the interviewer was trying to catch me in lies about my resume. I took it as a insult and did not return any declined offer.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Call and email

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    Business Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Exton, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sara Lee (Exton, PA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    First i had to do a standard Phone interview with human resources. I then needed to do a power point presentation using a pile of IRI data presented to a few people. I interviewed with the manager and the Vp of sales who were both great, followed by a one on one dinner interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The Sara Lee policies are structured so there is not much room for negotiation.

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    Invoice Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sara Lee (Downers Grove, IL) in October 2009.

    Interview

    the process was very thorough

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sara Lee (Downers Grove, IL) in January 2009.

    Interview

    Applied for an open position. Received an e-mail from a recruiting coordinator to schedule the interviews -- met with three people in the Department. Interviewed with a peer, pretty standard job-related behavioral-based interview; interviewed with the hiring manager (a VP) -- interview was less behavior-based, more tell me about your experience in certain areas -- more fit oriented. Then interviewed with SVP in charge of the group. This interview was definitely fit-related, why choose an internal role (was in consulting before), why was I interested in Sara Lee.

    Negotiation

    Not much room for negotiation.

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    Account Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sara Lee.

    Interview

    5 interviews, very good in general and normal handling. no chit chat... just very down to earth.

    Interview Questions

    • How to project my skills into the job daily?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Because I was on a consulting job that I could not let in the middle and thought the job lacked of international background for me.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sara Lee in April 2010.

    Interview

    Job was far from what was sold to me, vastly different responsibilities when compared to same title at competitors.
    Interview consisted of a run-down of CV, followed by competency questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty easy - what do you know about Sara Lee?   1 Answer

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