Interviewed at Battelle Memorial
Interview Details – Applied in December of 2012. Got called for a brief phone interview. Soon after received a phone call to come in for in-person interview in March 2013. Accepted the job and started work in April 2013.
Interview Question – If there was a blind person, how would you describe the color orange? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotion phase.
I interviewed at Battelle Memorial in June 2010.
Interview Details – Very well managed interview with cross-section of the organization represented in the interview process.
Interview Question – Question about handling integration of multiple groups into one group from competing managers. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Battelle Memorial in January 2010.
Interview Details – In person interview w/ two people (line manager and program manager)
Waited 2+ weeks for offer.
Onboarding was very inefficient and confusing. Not everyone was on the same page.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it. No negotiation.
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Battelle Memorial.
Interview Details – The hiring process started with a phone interview with three people at the company. They decided to fly me out for an on-site interview, which consisted of talking to the potential bosses and co-workers, a lab tour, and ended with lunch. Everyone I talked to was very positive and overall it was a great experience. The work was very interesting and they were very clear about the expectations and the role I would fill.
Interview Question – Nothing really unexpected, just questions about my own work and background. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I declined the offer because I decided that I didn't want to move away from my family (even temporarily) for work. I probably would have accepted the offer if it was closer to home.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Battelle Memorial in June 2010.
Interview Details – Given a phone interview and then a board interview usually with three individuals from the laboratory. Ask general questions on how you would handle a situation and equipment knowledge.
Interview Question – For a supervisory position the most difficult question was how to handle a disgruntled employee. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much of a negotiation phase, take the pay raise with more work or don't.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Battelle Memorial.
Interview Details – Initial interview in 1985 was two full days with 10 separate one-on-one interviews with everyone from senior department manager to; peers-to-be, human resources, benefits... name it. Also included full escorted tours of facilities and a dinner interview with my two would-be immediate line managers on the evening of the first day. Provided excellent planning, preparation, itinerary, documentation, full relocation package. First-rate top-to-bottom and side-to-side. All that for a fresh college grad with internship experience.
Interview Question – The first one, whatever it was, then in second place: "Where do you see yourself in five years". Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was takin' what they were givin'. I negotiated a 20% raise a couple of years later.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Battelle Memorial in May 2009.
Interview Details – I interviewed with my direct manager. He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Explained the position well. He had a very good presence and this extended to the actual work environment. He worked hard on the contract side-by-side with everyone else, giving a positive impression to everyone in our sector. Unlike many other managers who relied on their staff too heavily, he was part of the team.
Interview Question – No particularly difficult questions but did ask questions appropriate to the position. Wanted to know my long term plans. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary was fairly set based on the position, but able to get a modest increase and a signing bonus
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Battelle Memorial.
Interview Details – Everyone on the team will meet with you in groups of two or three at a time. Some people will try to intimidate you with their questions as a power play attempt to see how smart you are while some will ask you ridiculous questions like, "Do you enjoy being in the lab?" when you are applying for a lab position. It's a long process but overall I think it's pretty easy.
Interview Question – When I was sitting in on the process as one of the interviewers, one colleague asked, "What animal are you most similar to? View Answer
Negotiation Details – It never hurts to try to negotiate. There is a salary range for every position.
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Battelle Memorial in July 2011.
Interview Details – Initial interview was a phone interview, that progressed to a in person interview. I was flown to Utah for the interview and tour of the facility, it was a group interview with various department managers and supervisors. The interview lasted approximately 1.5 hours and the tour was another 45 minutes. The entire process lasted approximately 4 hours because of the security and tests required to enter the facility.
Interview Question – What is one of your weaknesses Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I negotiated 2 weeks vacation in advance, $3000 signing bonus and a relocation package. Be flexible but assertive when negotiating for various benefits.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Battelle Memorial.
Interview Details – This was a full day interview. I was flown out to Columbus, OH and gave a 45 presentation. Everyone was extremely professional.
Interview Question – There were not any surprise questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate.
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