C.H. Robinson Worldwide Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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    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.

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    • 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
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    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.

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    • 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
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    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

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    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.

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    Intern Interview

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    Application

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

    Interview

    It consisted mostly of the 'typical' interview questions, mind trick questions, etc. He also asked me a lot of questions about my resume as well. They were on campus at the time and mentioned that I could come by to their information session later that night. I think this was some sort of a test to see how interested I was in the position.

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    Application

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

    Interview

    First was a 15-20 minute prescreen interview with someone from HR which consisted of general phone questions.

    Next was an in-person interview which wasn't right away but rather flexible to meet your schedule. This interview had to phases, first phase was about 30-40 minutes of talking to 2 members of the office (one of them being your contact that set up the interview). The second phase was the same as the first but with 2 different members of the office and a different round of questions.

    After these second-round interviews they'll invite you to come shadow 3-4 members of the office for a day so you can see what it is they do and you can decide whether your interested in continuing or not as well as it acts as another interview to watch how you are in the office (so don't take this lightly).

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    • Tell us about a time when you were on a good team, and what makes a good team?   Answer Question
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    Sales Executive Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with HR in MN, then set up a 1 on 1 with the branch manager. The office seems pretty laid back everyone knows each other well. My interview went about the same. Went over my resume and asked some pretty basic character questions. Main thing is exemplifying teamwork and enthusiasm.

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    Operations Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Saint Louis, MO).

    Interview

    Had about a 30 minute phone screening after applying a week prior. Basic interview, pretty simple. Scheduled an in person interview almost immediately. This one was a little more in depth. Met with managers and a supervisor. Asked what I knew about the company and how I would be a benefit to them. Nothing too hard or anything that caught me off guard. Just recently had the interview so I am still waiting to hear from them. Ended on a positive note though

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    • When was a time that you had to deliver bad news to a consumer or customer and how did you go about handling it?   Answer Question
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    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide in February 2015.

    Interview

    I had the phone interview which was about 30 mins.
    2nd interview: Met with the Sales manager and Strategic Sales Executive. The interview was about hour and half long.
    3rd interview: Meeting with GM and couple of sales executive.
    4th interview: shadow day

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    Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Eden Prairie, MN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Started off by applying online, when I got a call from a recruiter to setup a phone interview. She asked behavioral questions as well as company specific questions and background experience. Everything went well and I proceeded to an onsite. During the onsite interview, I had two panel interviews with first a team of programmers and next a team of managers. Questions were split between technical (basic OOP concepts), behavioral, and experience. Atmosphere was good, culture was open. Initial reaction to everything was pleasant. Received an offer within a week.

    Big warning about this company, they pay well below the industry average for an entry level software developer. Also, they will rescind your offer if you try to negotiate! They rescinded mine when I asked for a salary adjustment based off research of comparable job salaries in the area as well as other job offers I've received at the time. When they gave me a generic scumbag corporate response of "not being a good fit" for the company, I immediately knew this company was not for me, nor any self-respecting person, I can't even imagine working for a place like this, glad I never will. So, if you like working for a fraction of what your worth, be my guest and apply.

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    • Tell me the 4 pillars of OOP?
      What is an assertion?
      Reverse a string.
      Describe a situation where you had to work with difficult people.
       
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