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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Steelcase in April 2010.
Interview Details – Took me 4 interviews and about 8 weeks to get hired. They use the star interview process.
Interview Question – Tell me about an ethical dilemma you faced and how did you handle it? View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was a fair offer so no negotiation.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Steelcase in January 2014.
Interview Details – Phone interview -> Onsite interview with operations leaders -> Onsite interview with
Interview Question – Phone interview was like filling out an application, the first onsite was typical questions and very relaxed, the second onsite was very laid back and they asked me whatever they felt like. All three were very conversational Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Still in this phase
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Steelcase in May 2013.
Interview Details – Someone wanted to hire on an intern with capability in general development and 3D graphics. I was referred through a friend, who was hired on after our professor was emailed about potential candidates for the position.
I only had one interview with general questions, showing I had general competence in communication and programming, as well as prior work experience.
I don't know what the normal application process is, mine was a special case, as it was through an employee referral for a specific job.
Interview Question – I was not asked any technical questions Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Steelcase in May 2012.
Interview Details – I met the person who would be my boss at a coffee shop near my home. He described the research project and asked me how I would go about creating a protocol to complete it. I asked him how familiar he was with the methods of design research, and then detailed the steps involved. I was offered a contract the next day over the phone, then met in person one week later to sign documents.
Interview Question – Tell us about how you would conduct this research project from beginning to end. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Steelcase.
Interview Details – Went through 2 rounds of interviews with the local team. Great process - simple with friendly people.
Negotiation Details – NA
Interviewed at Steelcase
Interview Details – very good interview experience. They have other people in your potential team interview you normally. The interview lasted a while - with different groups of people interviewing and using pre-determined questions. which is good - because they are not recruiters, but possible co-workers.
Interview Question – If you do not know anything about the system and are on call, and get called in the middle of the night about something you know nothing about what would you do? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Virtually no negociation tolerated except on time off.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Steelcase in February 2009.
Interview Details – Sent resume, received phone call about 2 weeks later.
First interview with HR,
Second interview with hiring manager
Third interview with team I would be working with
Interview Question – "What is the biggest mistake you made at your previous job and how did you handle it? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Straightforward, there was no negotiation.
There was a salary scale and they placed me in the middle.
It was pretty much "this is the job, this is the salary."
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Steelcase.
Interview Details – Fair, professional
Interview Question – Describe your biggest mistake at your last job and how you handled it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None. It was "this is the job, this is the pay"
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Steelcase in November 2011.
Interview Details – When I applied online, I got an email from the team asking to set up an interview. I was coming from a really small marketing firm, and had never studied HR before, but I still got the interview. I interviewed with the Human Resource Shared Services team leader, as well as two current interns. They asked me questions from a standard list of questions they all had, and wrote down my answers. They then explained their experiences as interns. I left feeling like it went well, and I got an offer about a week later.
Interview Question – I don't remember any questions because it was so long ago Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I could negotiate my start date, but I didn't really have any say in my salary at all (but that was fine because it was a lot higher than expected)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Steelcase in July 2011.
Interview Details – I applied for a position posted on my school job board. I got a call back perhaps the next day. After that first interview, I went on to a second interview with two more senior, longer-tenure management members. I don't remember there being any behavioral questions. They were all about strategy and other concepts related to the specific position I was being considered for.
Interview Question – The toughest question was a case question about the number of manhole covers. Answer Question
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