Akzo Nobel Worldwide Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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  1.  

    Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    applied only, got an email from HR for an online test.
    After the 3 hour online test got a mail saying I have qualified and they sent another link for personality test which I was supposed to give. all the tests had no hard deadline.

    The worst part was that I didn't even give the personality test and I got a reject that, I did not match the criteria, mailed HR that how come without even giving the test I could be rejected, as expected no reply.

    The first IQ test was tough and required lot of practice, I would like to suggest to the company, if you have to reject candidates without reason please don't waste our time. Respect out time also.

    I have one email saying congratulations you have been sent to next round and another (without even giving the test) saying you did not pass.

    I feel that their hiring team is unprofessional, apply to this company only if you want to waste your time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Warehouse Material Handler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position of Warehouse Material Handler online, and a couple days later got a phone call for an interview. At the office I waited about 10 minutes before being called into the interview. The vibe and questions for the interview were fairly standard - generally they asked about my work history, as well as my qualifications and desires for the job. I was also asked if I was physically fit, and able to lift boxes and operate machinery, while staying on my feet for hours at a time. They also informed me that I would need to pass a drug test to get the job. The interview probably lasted about 20-25 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • "What personal trait or ability makes you right for a tough job working in a warehouse?" Something to that effect.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Chemist Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    Hired through a temp agency (Kelly Services), was a contract employee for 3 months and then hired on full-time. Initially submitted resume through website for another position and was solicited by the staffing agency recruiter. I met the recruiter, answered many questions about polymer chemistry and instrumental techniques, then my resume was forwarded on. I gained an interview with the hiring company, to a panel of scientists and asked about my talents, strengths and weaknesses, etc. Waiting time after interview was a day or two.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Rotation Accountang Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is nice. The interviewers are very friendly! Almost all questions are behavirals. Two people interview process. One from HR and one from account. There is an infor session before the interview. You will learn a lot about the company at the infor session. But still be sure to reaserch the company and find out why you like the company. I really like it, it would be a great company to work for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Chemistry Interview

    Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Employee in White Plains, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters visited the university, where they held an info session, followed by interviews the following day. The on site visit was one day. I gave a 30 minute seminar on my thesis research, and I met with six employees who worked in different groups. I was able to eat lunch with some newer hires, which helped to gauge what life at the company was like for someone like myself.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Technical Service Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide.

    Interview Details

    I was actually located by a recruiter just out of college. The recruiter called me, gave me the rundown, there was a short phone interview followed by two in person interviews. They were round robin style with single interviewers - five the first time, two the second. Varying from a coworker, direct supervisor, technical manager, sales manager, VP.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected was "Why should we hire you instead of a guy who has __ experience?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Unfortunately, I was right out of college and didnt negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fayetteville, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hired through SASR's and the required human resources steps were taken. I was called and asked if I was interested in this position. I agreed to continue with hiring. I was asked to meet with my regional manager. We interviewed and I was asked to commit to their company. I loved Akzo Nobel and they treat their employee's well.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not have any difficult questions, I was interviewed by my regional manager who was awesome at her job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Somerset, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I didn't have all the skills they were looking for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Company had an interest in my background and explored how it would benifit their organization.

    Interview Questions
    • What problems have you encountered that was not sucesssfully resolved?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application and spoke with manager. He notified his District Mgr who came and interviewed me a couple of days later.

    Interview Questions
    • How long have you worked in this industry?   View Answer
    • What does a normal work week entail for you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not able to negotiate. They were extremely tough. Was told that a lot of people are applying.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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