Air Products Interview Questions in Allentown, PA

Updated Mar 14, 2015
Updated Mar 14, 2015
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    CDP Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Air Products.

    Interview Details

    It was a day long event, with short 30-45 minute interviews with several current engineering managers. Questions were behavioral and technical in nature. They are interested in your resume and background, your own interests, and team work ability. Afterwards, there was an exam on a case study, which required a group discussion afterwards with interviewees and short presentation to one of the managers.

    Interview Questions
    • What's a difficult situation that you've been in, and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PhD Career Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Air Products.

    Interview Details

    First on-campus interview and then on-site. People in the company were very friendly and hospitable. The on-site interview was a pleasant experience. You need to prepare well for your presentation and learn a few things about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral questions.
      Unexpected question: Is there a question that you have prepared for today that we didn''t ask?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Finance CDP Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Air Products.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview, final round in Allentown

    Interview Questions
    • The case is difficult. Be prepared for very technical questions about your model.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    CDP Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Air Products in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview with two alumni followed by a few of onsite interviews. Buddy system. Easy to get the job if you know someone there. Interviewers not so competent and I can tell they got the jobs themselves since they know someone there.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Technical with a few personality/behavior questions.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer somewhere. They laid off 30% in 2009-2010. Another 10% layoff coming soon. Managers/workers there are incompetent and know very little about other companies. I was surprised that one of the interviewers did not even hear of my previous company which is a giant in Europe and top 20 in Fortune 500 global list. Company in decline. Not surprising from judging the people I met there.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technical Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Air Products.

    Interview Details

    This was for a contract position for a technical manager. I was interviewed two times and the interviews were fairly straightforward. Once the manager felt I had experience in all of the areas they had mentioned in the Job Description, that was it. Got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • None were too difficult, just questions related to managing projects, timelines, resources, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since this was a contract position, there wasnt any negotiation with the manager at Air Products, just with the Consulting company that was placing me there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Air Products.

    Interview Details

    Was called by hiring manager to set up a date and time. Interview was with hiring manager and someone doing the senior buyer's job temporarily. They only asked me one question (Tell me about yourself?). Hiring manager said "I am going to be frank and tell you like I've told the others, we are looking for someone that can hit the ground running that knows SAP and we are also looking internally." I guess my question is if they knew I didn't have SAP experience why did they call me? It was clear that they already knew who they wanted to hire probably someone from the inside. The two men did more talking among each other than with me. Next interview was with the human resources rep.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    PhD Career Development Program Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Air Products in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted for an on-campus interview through our department resume book. The interview was with two alums, a day after an informational session, and covered my PhD work and some behavioral-type questions. Both recruiters were technical staff who went through the Career Development Program (CDP), an 2-3 year rotation program, and were very friendly. They kept me updated on their selection timeline and I was contacted 1.5 months later by HR to arrange for an on-site interview.

    The on-site interview at company headquarters was a tightly-run 3 day affair. The first night included an "informal" dinner with one of the recruiters that sponsored my visit and a technical manager. I was made to feel welcome and given the chance to ask about my interview schedule. The interview day started with an hour-long seminar followed by five one hour interviews with individual managers from different, but relevant, areas of the company. It also included lunch with two current CDP scientists as well as a short meeting with an HR representative at the end of the day.

    The interviews were very cordial. Topics ranged from technical questions regarding my PhD work to overviews of their specific business areas to what I could expect career-wise if I worked at the company. As a scientist, I found the work in the company to be interesting and thought the CDP rotations would be a great way to learn and network. Based on interactions, I would definitely recommend the Air Products to prospective employees. Two weeks after my visit, I was contacted by HR with an offer and one month to make a decision.

    Interview Questions
    • The actual interview questions were fairly typical. The most unexpected questions I received was at the end of the day with HR. I was asked, of the managers that I spoke with, which research area I would not want to work in.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The offer was very competitive for the chemical industry. And, the employees at Air Products seem genuinely happy to be there. Ultimately, for me, it came down to location. I did not think Allentown was the most ideal place for young professionals without their own families to live.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    CDP Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Air Products in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had an on-campus screening interview shortly after a career fair. Didn't hear anything afterword for a month. Finally, I received notification that they wanted to follow up in Allentown.

    The interview process took the entire day, from 8:30am - 4:30pm. In the morning, there were 3 interviews, the first supposed to be non-technical and the others technical, all with engineering managers of different company divisions. However, they were pretty much all the same, and non-technical. After the interview, I (and 5 other interviewees all mechanical engineering) had lunch with 3 current CDP engineers. After lunch was a confidential "engineering problem" followed by discussion of the problem with the other interviewees and then 1:1 discussion about the problem afterward with an engineering manager. Lastly, HR went over relocation assistance and diversity promotion.

    Interview Questions
    • I had no idea what to expect of the confidential "engineering problem".   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    CDP Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Air Products in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Assessment day is a full day of interviews and an exam. Morning interviews are very simple, speaking with three different managers/engineers. 1 HR and 2 technical, although it is up to the interviewer how they want to conduct the interview. Lunch with current CDPs, a timed exam, and then you review the exam in groups before giving a short presentation on the exam and solution to another interviewer. Overall very smooth day

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Allentown, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Air Products in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed and was award an internship. From this, I interviewed and received full-time employment upon graduation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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