Cabot Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Research Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Cabot.
Interview Details – Met with several people over the course of a morning. Mostly fit-related questions. Interest in undergrad research experience. Particular emphasis on problem-solving. The interviewers were quite pleasant and laid back. One set of interviewers were peers, or other research associates. 2 PhD Scientists including the hiring manager also interviewed. HR was the last interviewer. Very collegial attitude.
Interview Question – Mostly fit questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Attempted to negotiate, but was denied.
Corporate Treasury Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cabot.
Interview Details – Phone Screening and then 4 On-Site Interviews. Never heard back after interviews.
Interview Question – Tell me about your biggest weakness Answer Question
Software Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cabot in September 2012.
Interview Details – Intervire process had 3 steps:
1) Phone screening - very basic to make sure I have the required tech skills.
2) F2F interview at the site in Billerica I interviewed with the hiring manager and 2 other people in the team. Each of them asked me questions in different areas:
- top level software design
- programming and technical skills
- relational database design
3) I was selected for a final interview with the director of IT. No technical questions. Just going over my backgroud experience and ensure I was a good personality match.
The interview process took forever. I didn't think I would get the job, but after about 2 weeks after I interviewed with the IT director they called me to make me an offer.
Interview Question – Standard interview questions - No surprises. Answer Question
Senior Product Line Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cabot in February 2010.
Interview Details – Seven different people over 6 1/2 hours never received a response. Passed a telephone screen that lasted 45 minutes. Wrote follow-up emails to every person that I spoke with and never got any response at all !! How rude?? Culture seemed excessively anal - 6Sigma, Lean are excellent tools - they went way overboard - saplers and printers were 5s'ed on manager's desks with outline drawn on desk for stapler, printer, etc...locations.
Interview Question – How does your experience fit in this role? Answer Question
Manager, Strategic Planning Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cabot in April 2010.
Interview Details – HR got back to me immediately, and set up phone interview with hiring manager for later in the week. Interview was very pleasant and professional.