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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership Development Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process kicked off with a phone call from a second year associate -- someone who typically has no formal training in interview-best-practices. During the interview, this inexperienced associate actually put me on hold so he could re-read the questions he was supposed to ask me. After stuttering through several behavioral questions (ie, "tell me about a time when"), the inept interviewer attempted to answer questions I fielded for him. His answers were unorganized and barely coherent. After hearing several of these botched answers, I let him know that while I had enjoyed speaking with him, I was going to have to let him get going as I had other obligations to attend to. Indeed, I ended the interview.

    The second part of the interview process involved a group-rotation in-person interview. Essentially, 2nd/3rd year associates took turns speaking with me about my past work experiences, interests, and other unrelated topics. Some of the associates were very professional; others were less so. For all intents and purposes, it was an interview to determine personality fit. The only interviewer who asked real questions was the VP. After waddling into the room, she proceeded to scrutinize my resume and she then attempted to ask pointed/loaded questions. I gave mildly sarcastic answers, intentionally using large words where they were clearly not necessary. Strangely enough, she seemed to like my answers. Overall, the interview process is somewhat of a joke. Assuming you have at least mediocre qualifications, are capable of answering behavioral questions with the STAR technique, and can act somewhat normal, you will most likely be an ideal candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to use persuasion/negotiation.   View Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone who didn't want to work with you and what the result was.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Leadership Development Program Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process consisted of a phone interview, and on-campus interview, and an on-site interview. The on-site interview is an all-day event so be ready. Also be ready to answer situational questions and be able to sell that you are a hard worker.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Don't count on it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    LDP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with CGX at a career event at my university. The interview went very casual. Basic questions were asked like GPA, hardest think I had to overcome, a time when you mentored someone, and other typical interview questions. I was later contacted to set up a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you had to overcome something in the past and what did you learn from it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Ldp Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Came across consolidated graphics at the University Career Show Case. I displayed interest for the LDP program since I already have printing experience. The recruiter was crey nice and professional and within 1 week a received a phone interview with one of the Project Managers at one of the CGX printing companies. Questions weren't terribly difficult, they were almost all situational. Have you deal with employee conflict, insubordination? Why do you want to work for CGX? They also asked my top 3 preferred locations to move to. After the phone interview, I wass invited to an onsite interview in Buffalo Grove, IL. The CGX company I visit was very impressive and the inteview was a bit more difficult than the phone interview. 5-6 LDP associate took their turns interviewing me and finally I got to meet the president. The overall Interview process took about 5 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Money. For my situation the salary offer was not enough. CGX does not negotiate the LDP associate salaries. This program is strictly for those that can live cheaply for the duration of the program (i.e. No family, No kids). I would say the program is well worth it, it pays off. That is, if you can afford to bite the bullet for 3 years.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    LDP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Blacksburg, VA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Bogus interview process. President came from somewhere and asked some questions just for formality. Then blabbered about his own printing press for ages. Then he blabbered about his personal life and I was wondering who made him president of the printing press. He didn't even look serious to hire anyone. Total waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Leadership Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews. The first was an on campus interview that consisted primarily on background and fit questions. The second was an on location interview that consisted of a facility tour, followed by a group interview with other leadership associates. They were friendly and easy to talk to. Following this, there was an interview with the facility president. He was both unfriendly and disinterested.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    The guy called me up and asked me some standard questions and gave me instant feedback on my answers. We seemed to really click well, and I thought it went great, but then they told me I didn't get to the next round. The reasons was that I didn't do enough research on the company and the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Where else have you applied to? What types of jobs are you looking for?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initially, I applied online via a college recruiting website. Then there was an on-campus interview which was quick (only 30 minutes). I got the feeling they were interviewing a lot of people. A week later, I received an invitation for an on-site interview the following month. I received an offer a month after the on-site interview. Once accepting the job offer, everyone has been really great! They really seem to invest a lot in the LDP as they send you reading material, etc. to help ease the transition from college to real life.

    Interview Questions
    • Because the LDP consists of learning things from the bottom-up you also learn the production floor. One of the questions asked was how you would deal with having a 20-year veteran from the production floor take the time to teach you how to use the machines, etc. when it's obviously going to slow them down.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate- we were told at an information session that the salary isn't really negotiable. Otherwise, the benefits seem sufficient. This is a 3 year training program- you're not going to get a great salary until you graduate and start adding value to the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate- LDP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview is to weed out candidates. Typical questions about education and experiences followed by behavioral questions. Typical behavorial questions - Describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision and how to did you approach it. Tell us about a time when you had a difficult customer and how you handled the situation.

    Onsite interview will consist of a plant tour and then 1:1 interviews with mangers and other associates usually followed by a group lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • How does your education or experience prepare you for a manufacturing enviroment.   View Answer
    • Why do you want to join the LDP program.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No room
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate- LDP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Consolidated Graphics.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview with the President and an associate, then onsite interview with president/ controller/associates for a day. Rather simple questions mostly to see if you will fit in with the group, they do not care much about knowledge. People even get hired with under the 3.0

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none, they wont let you
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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