Cole-Parmer Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Applications Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cole-Parmer in January 2013.
Interview Details – Contacted by arecruiter.Initially had a phone screen with HR.Simple questions about your back ground and your interests and salary.
next is F2F interview--Mostly technical.very deapth technical interview.Questions are
1)where do you declare application variables in asp.net
2)session management in load balanced environment
3)asks you to design schema for a case
4)asks you to write quesries using on your own schems
5)one question on LINQ(sorting collections)
6)questions on LINQtoSql classes
Interview Question – session management in load balanced environment View Answer
Marketing Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cole-Parmer in March 2012.
Interview Details – A phone interview followed by and face to face with HR. Then a call back for a face to face with two managers.
Behaviorl type interview, you should have a lot of examples.
Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cole-Parmer in April 2009.
Interview Details – The whole process was very smooth. The hiring manager knew what he wanted and asked very specific questions. The culture is relaxed, rewarding and positive
Interview Question – Technical question of use of spreadsheets View Answer
Negotiation Details – Good Company, stable sales, good learing experience
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cole-Parmer in June 2010.
Interview Details – Long process, each step was seperate by a couple of weeks.
First, a phone screening interview, lasting about 15min.
Then, a 1:1 interview with a manager along with a skill test.
Finally, another phone interview with the national account manager.
All questions were typical interview questions (strenghts, weaknesses, career plan, etc.) rather than behavioral.
They did not even tell me the outcome at the end. It was not important in my case since I got another offer.