W. R. Grace Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at W. R. Grace (Chicago, IL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Volt Solutions contacted me and got me an interview with W.R. Grace. The interview lasted for about 30 minutes and I was interviewed by the Plant Engineer and Production Supervisor .

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at W. R. Grace (Columbia, MD) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Met with four people, beginning with HR rep who was very pleasant and easy to talk to. Worked up the chain of command from my team leader, meeting Research Fellows along the way as well as getting a tour of the facilities. Everyone was more or less easy to talk to, although the accents of one of the interviewers made it difficult to understand their questions. The questions were simple and run-of-the-mill. They made me feel overqualified, telling me that they used to give the position (which I needed a four year degree to apply to) was given to high school students and environmental science majors only a few years prior. They are apparently attempting to give these positions to only graduates now as a way to help chemists get their feet in the door with professional experience, which was nice to hear.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at W. R. Grace in September 2014.

    Interview

    The entire process took about 2 months. First had a 30 min phone interview with HR. The on site interview took about 5 hours. Interviewed by the director and process engineers. I toured the plant with process engineers. Overall very good experience, seemed like a great place to work. Everyone I spoke with was very friendly.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at W. R. Grace in August 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was professional and informative. Good questions were asked. They appeared to be friendly and approachable. The whole process lasted about 3 weeks for me. I enjoyed my experience with the company.

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    R&D Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at W. R. Grace (Columbia, MD) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Applied in April, received an interview schedule beginning of June. Interviewed with 6 people for three hours, had a mixed feeling, but mostly positive, because of need to tune-in with a different person every half a hour. I felt pretty relaxed, because I was well-prepared answering interview questions about my career. In the end of three hour interview tour I was offered to share lunch with a hiring manager and several colleges. Even I tried to behave relaxed, by this time I was really exhausted, and I am not sure i made the right decision to go for lunch. I tried to show myself from the best side, and felt this way during an interview, however I was not offered a position unfortunately.

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Charles, LA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at W. R. Grace (Lake Charles, LA).

    Interview

    applied through the website. received a phone call from the HR person dealing with this position. informed the HR individual that i needed a view of the job description. i never received the job description prior to the interview. apparently an email address is hard to figure out.
    was moved on to the phone screen with the interview team or plant staff. they were loud, and the typical "old school" engineering mentality that i abhor. you guys arent tough, so quit acting like it. i knew the interview was going no where when they opened with the typical "tell me about yourself." usually when interviews open with that, they really dont have any worthwhile questions to ask you.
    needless to say i was not asked for a site visit, and if i was most likely i would not have accepted. also, i did find the job description on my own sometime later and to say i was over qualified is an understatement. i really dont know why they contacted me at all.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at W. R. Grace (Columbia, MD) in May 2014.

    Interview

    A recruiter via mutual colleague contacted me about the role. Had an impressive first round phone screen with hiring director. Was asked to book my own flight and travel accommodations for a face-to-face interview at corporate headquarters.

    The first interview of the morning was with the hiring director, which went well. Subsequent interviews with prospective peers were downhill from there. One viewed me as a threat to his position and was outright hostile. Others were more amicable, but asked canned questions using industry jargon that were not germane to the position, and would never be germane to the position. After the hostile interviewer, declined to pursue position further. Lots of chest-puffing about taking GE processes to company.

    Company took seven weeks to reimburse interview expenses.

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    • Tell me about yourself (every single interviewer).   1 Answer
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    Finance Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maryland City, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at W. R. Grace (Maryland City, MD) in October 2012.

    Interview

    It is campus recruiting for MBA student. The employer is very friendly. We began with walking through my resume first, he seemed very interested in my background, followed several questions related my past experience and deals we made. He questioned me about why I shift my career to corporate finance and why W R GRACE. The first round of interview is not so tough I think. At last, he gave me the question time.

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    • I didn't expect he will ask me so many questions and details about my past experience. I should have prepared the deals I had done before.I almost forget about it even though it is on my resume.   Answer Question
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    Financial Leadeship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    They came to recruit from our school and was a very transparent process. The interviewer was extremely pleasant which contributed to a very useful discussion. She went through the resume and then asked for details on on some of the points.
    I believe it was a very useful interview in terms of understanding what the company culture would be.

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    • Under what conditions do you think you will be the most successful and how you can create that atmosphere at W.R.Grace?   1 Answer

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