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    Production Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CIBA Vision.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed twice with this company once with HR and once with Production. I was given the opportunity to visit the production floor to see the operation in motion. I enjoyed the visit adn the interview. I was later called by HR to inform me that I would be receiving an offer for hire with the company. I was very excited. After I received the offer letter I signed it and returned it. Then within the following week I started my new job with the company.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult or unexpected question was a question about my experiences with operating linear machines, in which I had no experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There were no negotiation I was unemployed at the time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Temporary Position - Lab Technician In R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at CIBA Vision in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    My experience was through a temp agency - they saw my resume on Monster.com and called me to screen me for the job they were trying to fill at CIBA. From that phone-call, they decided to forward my application to the hiring manager at CIBA. 2 business days later, they called me to schedule the interview, which ended up being the very next day.

    The interview was held in a conference room with 3 people interviewing me (was not warned how many people would be on the interview panel - some of my coworkers have had interview panels with as many as 8 people for a temp position). My initial impressions were all good, the building/office park is beautiful, and everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Everyone was dressed in business casual - khakis and button-down shirts, but I was still glad I wore a suit.

    The interview questions were pretty tough - very specific and technical questions mixed with many behavioral questions. The hardest one was, "what would your previous supervisor say about your biggest weaknesses?" The interview lasted for around 55 minutes. Then, the hiring manager took me down the hall to show me the lab and introduce me to some of the other employees (I thought that was a great sign). The lab was really well equipped and the employees all seemed really friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • Some technical questions pertaining to items on my resume were asked.   Answer Question
    • If you had to choose between knowing a lot about one subject or knowing a little bit about many subjects, which would you choose and why?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The temp agency did not give me any opportunity to negotiate after the job offer, even though I tried my hardest to push for a counter-offer. (I had already named my salary requirement before they forwarded my application to CIBA). I was appalled that there was no room for negotiation, but still accepted the job, mainly because I knew it would be a great place to work, and I thought I would have another opportunity to negotiate once they hired me on permanently at the end of my contract.

    It turns out, they never hired me on permanently -- just renewed my contract several times. This part of the process was very misleading - I had been led to believe that the company usually hires temps as permanent employees - but this is not true. They just renew the temp contracts over and over again, never offer a permanent position with benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at CIBA Vision in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Multiple one on one interviews over multiple visits. Interviewees include HR, Marketing, R&D peers and direct management. Entire process started with phone interview. Took about 2 months from initial phone interview to offer. This did occur over holiday season which may have delayed the overall process. Most interviewees used the "situational-anaylsis" interview approach.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to deliver bad news to upper management.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes- salary and vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consumer Health Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at CIBA Vision in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview consisted of recruiting company calling {about 15 minutes later} and asking basically the same questions I was asked when I applied online. Rep/recruiter was not able to answer any of the questions I had regarding the position. After it was over I was sent two emails from the recruiter. One thanking me for the time and another wanting me to complete a survey. Never heard another word. Questionable...

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at CIBA Vision in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    NA

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Associate Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at CIBA Vision in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was behavioral, with a lot of "tell me about a time when" type questions. Emphasis on consumer insights, innovation, analytics. There was also a brief case study where the company provided market data in advance, and candidates shared their findings and questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you turned a consumer insight into an actionable recommendation.   Answer Question
    • Case study on market data: share, distribution, velocity, average price.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate. I went through a recruiter, who handled it for me. I got the salary up $3K and a signing bonus in addition to relocation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at CIBA Vision in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with Dept head and HR

    Interview Questions
    • What was the best good decision you made in your last position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Some back and forth with comprimise and agreement
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at CIBA Vision in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    The entire process for an Engineer Co-op consisted of 2 interviews: a phone interview and then an on-site interview. The phone-interview was conducted by my would-be manager and lasted an hour. For the on-site interview, I met and had lunch with 5 other interviewers. The questions were typical personality questions, but with more focus on my background, major, school, etc. I also got to meet with the other co-ops to see if it would be a good fit working there and ask them any questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How is your background/prior experience suited for this job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Associate Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at CIBA Vision in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Learned of the opportunity through a head hunter.
    1st round was a phone screen
    Flew in to ATL for in person interviews.
    Met with 5 interviewers
    Mostly behavioral interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. Negotiated sign-on.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CIBA Vision in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was favorable for a job candidate, very relative to job and accented sales skills. Interviewers were from out of town so there were a couple schedule conflicts but nothing that couldn't be worked around.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to overcome multiple objections from a customer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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