Carlton-Bates Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Branch Administrative Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Carlton-Bates in January 2009.
Interview Details – Very professional, down to earth. I felt that I was having a conversation and not a interview.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary that a person wouldn't expect to be asked. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
New Product Integration Tech Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Carlton-Bates in May 2011.
Interview Details – The production floor manager did a walk through of the production floor and what the description of a production personnel was and did a simple quiz to point out certain items in the control box's. The production manager's attitude toward the job was repulsive and wasn't convincing in the least.
Once the production interview was over the NPI section of the interview began with a simple review of a product electrical drawing and explaining the overall function of the system is. The supervisor over the NPI area is incompetent and took just about any answer.
Interview Question – Explain the overall function of this system View Answer
Negotiation Details – Salary negotiation was minimal as the were firm with their range of 14-17/hr while you can get more (18 maybe 19/hr) if you are willing to wait a day or two for approval.
Inside Sales Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Carlton-Bates in December 2009.
Interview Details – I received a phone call to schedule a phone interview for the following day. Phone interview was about an hour long discussion with Inside Sales Mgr. Following this discussion, I was asked to come in for a formal interview the next week. The day before the interview they emailed me a link to take an online assessment (which took about 2 hours). The day of the interview, I arrived about 15min in advance, and watched the area manager talk to her boss on a cell phone outside the office. I watched from the reception area inside. She paced and talked outside until my interview. The inside sales mgr had to remind her that I was there. We went to their conference room, and I proceeded to be interview by the outside & inside sales mgrs. I thought the interview went quite well. They nodded in agreement and said they enjoyed my answers to their questions. They said they would definitiely contact me the following week. After I did not get a call, I contacted them to find out that I had been passed over for the job.