Carmeuse North America
Carmeuse North America Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Territory Sales Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Carmeuse North America in March 2010.
Interview Details – I had several interviews with VP of Sales and also traveled to HQ to meet with SR. VP of Sales/Marketing. It was an extensive process considering I had no previous aggregate sales experience. The entire process took about 3 weeks.
Interview Question – I had started a business 10 years prior that ultimately had failed. The interviewer, a high level VP, kept pounding me on WHY it had failed. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Short and sweet, I accepted immediately and received multiple raises over the course of my tenure
Mechanical Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Carmeuse North America in December 2012.
Interview Details – Applied for the job online in June. Was called by HR in November to schedule a on-site interview. They scheduled it to be in December. The interview was with four people at the same time. Answered about 60 questions. Using the STAR format. Took over one month to hear back.
Interview Question – How do you deal with someone on the team that is missing meetings acd cannot complete their tasks. Answer Question
Process Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Carmeuse North America in March 2009.
Interview Details – Interviewers were very nice. They took the time ro let you ask questions. Plus, they asked questions that partained to the position.Plant tuor was short, but went through the whole process. In addition, what I liked the most was the tuor of of the town.
Advice to canidates: make sure you send a thankyou letter the fallowing day, they forward to hearing from you
Interview Question – What are your weaknesses? Answer Question
Engineering Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Carmeuse North America in June 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online, and nearly a month later I got a call from HR. After a phone call with HR, I had a phone call with the person who would be my supervisor. After that I was invited to travel to Pittsburgh for a face to face interview with HR and who would be my supervisor. HR representative was very unorganized and kept having to leave the room to get more documents for me. The mining engineering department that I was interviewing with is fairly new, and very unorganized and works very old school. They don't use real mining software because someone choose AutoCAD, but no one can use it, not even the guy who choose to go with AutocCAD. There was no clear job description at the time of the interview, and they were unsure of the future the candidate would have. They admit they are growing the department to catch up on forgotten work, but are not willing to get organized and grow properly.
Had things been better organized and clearer objectives, I would have chosen to work for Carmeuse. Everyone I met was very nice and professional. Its a good business to be in, hence why they can do so good while being so poorly organized. Just imagine how profitable they could be if they got their act together.
Interview Question – Describe a situation where ou had a different opinion on how something should be done, where your opinion was taken over others. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The job description kept changing. Was told I could live near the mine site, then told I had to live in Pittsburgh and travel 50-70% of the time.