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Akzo Nobel Worldwide Interview Questions

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
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    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
  2.  

    Rotation Accountang Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
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    Chemistry Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in White Plains, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7.  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Somerset, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  8.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate 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
  9.  

    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Send CV to HR for vacancy, 1st telephone interview, 2nd interview with direct manager & senior manager, 3rd interview with director, 4th interviewd by head of HR, 5th checking references.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    IM Support Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Akzo Nobel Worldwide in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Surprisingli I had only 2 interview session without any job related or personality test. the frst interview was with the recruiter and the manager, the second one is with a dotted line manager and with a colleague. The question of ther interviews were about my experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't any difficult professional question, but the "what is your weakness" was really tireing.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I couldn't negotiate at that time. But after almost one year I specifi more the the role and the scope of the role, because it's not in accordance with the negotiation and the contract.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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