Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at 3M.
Spoke with recruiter at career fair and received an interview for the next day. I spoke with two people, one who was hired recently into the position I was interviewing for, and another who had been with the company for many years. I was asked about my research, teamwork and leadership experience, as well as challenges I faced during grad school. At the end of the interview, they also asked if I had any questions for them.
- Why did you get a PhD? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at 3M (Ithaca, NY) in September 2015.
I met the recruiter at my school's career fair. I had worked in supply chain with one of their large customers, so I was excited about it. I got a call that night to set up an interview for the next day. Interview was short and sweet, half an hour of behavioral questions and then time for me to ask questions. Easy.
- If you could do one thing differently throughout your college career, what would it be? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at 3M in September 2015.
The whole process seemed a bit unorganized. I did a phone interview with a guy but he was 20 minutes late due to technical difficulties. It was your standard interview where you review your resume and then he asked behavioral questions. After that was flown to the site but the travel arrangement process was a disaster. On Friday I was told someone would contact me so I could book a flight for Monday but no one called. On Monday I received and email saying to call this number for travel arrangements. Needless to say my interview was pushed back a day. I went to the site and was supposed to have a tour at 9am as my first thing. Luckily I got there about 30 mins early (I left early in case of traffic) because I had to watch a 26 minute safety video that no one told me about. I then went on a tour and had an interview with 3 people and the first thing someone said was "So since we haven't had much time to look over your resume, tell me about yourself" I was flabbergasted that someone would actually say that lol. I had another interview with two other people. In both they asked the same questions. All were behavioral. No technical questions. I answered them all with the STAR/ CAR method.
- Tell me about a time when you used statistical analysis to solve a problem. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Hired out of the intern program. There was an interview with the hiring manager as well as the engineers within the group. Overall the process was pretty informal. I found out the day after I interviewed.
- When did you have conflict in the workplace and how did you resolve it? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at 3M.
It's was easy. No technical questions at all. The manager didn't seem to know much about software development cycle. And the interview was awfully easy. The process was quick. I got almost hired on the spot.
- How would you test a coffee machine. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at 3M (Austin, TX).
I interviewed with 7 individuals in Austin, TX for approximately 45-60 min/ each. They did not offer any food or water during that time. I was starving and got a massive headache afterwards.
- i talked to people from different departments. The interview questions were related to marketing, engineering, sales operation, division VP. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Minneapolis, MN) in July 2015.
Invent a new future case competition, taking a very broad question and finding a solution that will benefit the company while learning how to work in a large group of teammates. Once you have a plan then you and your team have to present the case and your recommendation to a panel of judges. Purpose is to create team work, challenge your business skills and see how you manage under stress.
- How can we measure the number of lives improved Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at 3M (Maplewood, MN) in July 2015.
Applied on line, asked a colleague who I could pre-inteview with or who would know more about the position, reached out to the person via email and met that day. We got together for thirty minutes. I asked him how long he was in the position, his background and the position available. It was helpful to hear the background of the position and where it is heading. I had a phone interview with hiring manager and then heard nothing.
- Walk me thru your resume. Have you ever supervised? How do you project manage? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at 3M (Cynthiana, KY).
Modified STAR type interview. Panels of management asking typical situation hiring questions that did not include actual skills. Very generic. Each of the questions are handed to the interviewers and there is no real free-form style of interviewing. They ask generic question, you answer. And it has the "tell me about yourself" open ended at the very beginning.
- Define a time that you had conflict with another employee and how did you resolve it. Answer Question
There is no negotiation phase. Hourly pay.
Helpful (6)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at 3M (Maplewood, MN) in May 2015.
The interview was about one hour long with the supervisor for the position. Probably one third of this time was the applicant talking and the other two thirds was a tour of the lab and description of activities you'd be responsible for.
- How would you handle the situation if something in the lab didn't turn out as planned? Answer Question
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