I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Arkema US in March 2013.
Interview Details –
First had an on campus interview.
Two months later got invited for a on-site interview.
On site interview was from 8 am to 4:30 pm. One on one with Scientists, Managers, R&D directors and VP of research.
Left with a very good impression of the company.
I had read a lot of negative reviews. Talking with the people there during the interview process dispelled these. It looked like a company with a troubled past till 2010 but the company has been doing great since then. Employee satisfaction also has increased a great deal since 2010.
Interview Question – Top management asked questions about how I made my career decisions at every stage in my career Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
Had an offer from two other places. Was a very difficult decision.
They also offered a very competitive salary
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Arkema US in April 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewer asked preset questions that were most likely read directly from a list. Althought, the interview was for a scientist job, the questions were very standardized (ie. Tell me about yourself, What are your strengths? Tell me about a time when you solved a problem...etc...). The interviewer did not seem very interested in my answers and was very impersonal.
Reason for Declining – Declined onsite interview because had heard bad things about the company environment and did not have a positive phone interview experience.
The process took a day - interviewed at Arkema US in April 2011.
Interview Details – The interview started early morning and consisted of seven or eight 1:1 interview and a presentation. A lot of behavior questions were asked and many of them were the same. So be prepared well. Some questions I remembered. Why did you go to this college, why did you choose our company, what is your strength.
Interview Question – is there any question you expected me to ask but I did not ask? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Arkema US.
Interview Details – Phone interviewed first by higher manager. Brought in a on site interview: presentation, one on one interview with 6 people
Interview Question – tell me a time you had made a mistake Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
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