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    Product Applications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vernon Hills, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cole-Parmer (Vernon Hills, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    After a phone interview with HR which was conveniently scheduled prior to my work shift and lasted about 45 minutes, I was invited to a face to face interview the following week. The actual interview lasted 2.5 hours, so I only needed to take a half day off work. The interview included 30 minute meeting with the same HR lady that I spoke with on the phone, 30 minutes shadowing someone to get a feel for the job, about an hour with two supervisors and another 30 minutes with the manager. Everyone was very nice and all the questions were related to what I've done and how it applies to the job. The job is focused on a mixture of customer service and technical support and my background along with my education were a good fit for what they were looking for.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do with a difficult, angry customer?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if two separate supervisors or managers needed a project completed by the same deadline and there was no way for you to complete both projects by the deadline?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I received a call from HR one week after the interview offering me the job. The salary was higher than I expected so I accepted instantly. I started two weeks later so I was able to give two weeks notice to my previous employer.

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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cole-Parmer (Vernon Hills, IL) in January 2013.

    Interview

    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 7)global.asax

    Interview Questions

    • session management in load balanced environment   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cole-Parmer (Vernon Hills, IL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time you worked under pressure. Did you succeed?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle a situation where a co-worker was not pulling their weight?   Answer Question
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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cole-Parmer in January 2014.

    Interview

    very long process.... phone interview, one on one and interview with regional manager

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cole-Parmer in June 2010.

    Interview

    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.

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cole-Parmer (London, England (UK)) in April 2009.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Technical question of use of spreadsheets   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Good Company, stable sales, good learing experience

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