C.H. Robinson Worldwide Interview Questions

Updated Jun 24, 2015
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide.

    Interview

    It's standard entry level questions that you can easily answer. Not rocket science, just answer with common sense and you'll get the job offer. You might have one or two phone interviews then go into an office for an interview and sit with someone for a little bit.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had an issue and how did you solve it.   1 Answer
  2.  

    Programmer Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eden Prairie, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Eden Prairie, MN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    After a 15-20 minute phone interview, I was asked to do an on-site interview. The on-site interview lasted just under 2 hours, and involved meeting with 3 groups. The first 2 groups I met with were for the position I applied for and the 3rd group was for another position that they thought would potentially fit. Most of the interview consisted of questions about previous projects and experience. Some technical questions were asked, mostly generic programming questions.
    All of my interviewers were technical people, I was impressed that they focused on having the teams interview me rather than HR and senior managers.

    Interview Questions

    • They wanted some technical explanations (things like OOP, design patterns, etc.).
      They also asked about previous work experience and project examples.
       
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Process took 2 weeks. I applied through college board and spoke with a recruiter over the phone who asked basic interview questions and about my background and past experience. I was then invited to an in office interview that lasted half a day. Spoke with a recruiter who gave a tour of the place and interviewed me with strictly behavioral and situational questions. I then sat in with two different account managers and it ended with a mock business review in front of the GM and corporate recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been in a stressful situation and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Carrier Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Madison, WI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process lasted over what was supposed to be three interviews.

    The first interview consisted of a phone interview where a HR representative from their headquarters in Eden Prairie, MN. The representative and I went through my resume and she asked some behavior based questions.

    The second interview took place at the office with the office administrator and the branch general manager. We talked about my experiences as according to my resume. The questions focused on how competitive I am, how strong my work ethic was, and instances of when I have had to endure hardship and how I handled stress.

    The second interview had gone well and I was invited to schedule a third interview, where I would shadow other representatives for the day. However, the day before I was to attend the third interview, I received an email from the headquarters HR representative saying that they were going to proceed with another candidate. I felt like I was not given a fair shot at the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of when you have had to endure hardship and how you responded.   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Sacramento, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with recruiter followed by 3 person panel at the job site. Very laid back, very friendly. Lasted about 45 min. The office is very casual. Hours are long, typical days are 10 -12 hours. People stay in the job 5 plus years. None of the interview question were difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about the company?   1 Answer
  7. Helpful (4)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide.

    Interview

    The job posting title indicated it was a January start so the process was pretty quick since they were filling their class to start at the end of January. It took 4 business days to receive an email about the initial phone interview, the phone interview then took place the next day and the in-person interview 2 days after the phone interview.

    The phone interview took approximately 30min and consisted of basic questions about my resume and what I was looking for in a company. The standard stuff for a phone screening/interview.

    The in-person interview was approximately 4 hrs long. The Chicago Central office is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, which is nice but there isn't a convenient way of reaching it by public transport from where I live so I drove myself and had to pay-to-park in a garage located a few blocks away (surprisingly it wasn't THAT expensive). Upon checking in at the front desk I waited patiently for the scheduled time to arrive (ALWAYS get to your interview early to scope out the place) while checking out the decor and information posted on the walls about the company. The scheduled time arrived and I met the HR rep that would be conducting my interview. The rep started with a basic introduction of the company in PowerPoint form and then showed me around the facility on the way to the second part of the interview.

    The second part of the interview was broken into two parts and involved me "shadowing" a sales rep on both the carrier side and the customer side of the business. Unfortunately for me, that day was "slow" according to both sales reps that I shadowed so I couldn't get a real good feel of the day-to-day operations. Since it was a slow day and I wasn't able to see how everything worked I didn't have any 'good' questions to ask except for basic stuff like "how do you like the hours/how long have you worked here for/how do you like working for the company".

    The third part of my interview involved me meeting with one of the instructors in charge of training the new sales reps. This part of the interview seemed the most 'normal' meaning that it was a higher up that had my resume in-hand asking me questions on my work history, why they should hire me,etc.

    The final part of the interview involved some role-playing with me being given a sheet of paper with a background and info about a fictional company and a goal of selling the fictional product to the buyer. This part was conducted with the original HR rep that I met with and another member of the hiring team/manager. I thanked everyone throughout the day for their time and consideration and ended the interview approximately 4 hrs after I arrived.

    Received a standard "we have decided to proceed with another candidate email" on Monday morning the following week. Disappointed, yes, but glad that the company actually let me know I wasn't being considered further since there are plenty of companies that won't be courteous enough to tell you.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What is more important to you: money or a job title?

      Q: Why should we hire you instead of one of the other candidates?
       
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    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    There were essentially two interviews. The first with the talent acquisition and the second with managers in the office that you'll be working in.

    The first interview was an hour. Consisted of basic questions that you would expect to hear. The second interview was two hours and consisted of a shadow with a floor manager, a panel interview with three people, and a role play exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • Role Play -with goal to increase your "business" for the client by "X" amount   Answer Question
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    Entry Level Logistics Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Saint Cloud, MN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    After submitting my application I was contacted by one of their recruiters for a phone interview. The phone interview was a half hour long and consisted of basic interview questions. After the phone interview I was told I would be contacted my the manager of one of our local branches to set up an interview within the next 3 days. A week later I was contacted for a interview in their office. The second interview was very casual and consisted of questions just getting to know you and your personality. I felt this second interview went well, but over a week later I received a generic email(!!!!!!!!!!!!!) telling my they "appreciate the time [I] spent with [them] throughout the interview and selection process. After much consideration, we do not have a career opportunity that matches your qualifications and are unable to move forward with your candidacy."No feedback or recommendations were included, and it wasn't even sent by the person I conducted the office interview with! After a month of going through this process I found this passive declination to be incredibly impersonal and callous, and would not recommend applying at C.H. Robinson to anyone.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Dallas, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The process was quick and painless. First met with the HR Manager and then with the department manager. Questions were very standard to what you would expect. Overall, positive experience.

    Interview Questions

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    Accounts Receivable Analyst (Contractor) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was asked basic stuff, what classes I took in College etc, my experience in previous jobs, why I left them.
    I in turn asked about the company culture and how they go about developing their employees. I also stressed developing my own skills in a stressful environment.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how you handled an issue with another employee   Answer Question

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