Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Danaher in June 2015.
Very behavioral / situational based. Interview did not focus on how you could actually do the job. Met with a broad team and many interviewers asked the same questions as the previous interviewer. Come prepared to answer how you handle conflicts, organizing yourself, a struggle you overcame. Remember to provide real life examples and outcomes.
- Would you describe yourself as humble or confident. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Danaher.
Interviewed with 10 people in 3 different states over the span of 4 weeks, some multiple times. Completed nine hours of psychological testing. It was an exhausting process and indicative of the amount of effort required when hired.
- Examples of stretch goals that you hit or exceeded - or if you missed, why? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
Back-to-back interview, you have to do interview with two recruiters one by one. The first one asks you the general behavior questions, the second will ask you questions based on your resume. The second recruiter will pick some interesting points from the resume and ask you to describe them. Those recruiters are generous and make you feel good in the interview.
- General behavior questions. One tricky one is tell me about a time when you were criticized but in fact you did not deserve it. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Danaher.
Candidates from my university were flown down to the plant location for a final round interview for 2 days. The first night had a dinner, reviewing the company and the Danaher Business System (DBS) with a meet and greet. Great overview. The next day was about 4 hours of interviews with 5 different interviewers. The interviews were pretty high level - not technical. Basic questions about work ethic and vision of your career. Everyone was really nice!
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Danaher.
Very conversational - typical behavioral questions Had 2 rounds of interview - 1 with HR, other with a technical person tell me about yourself walk me through your resume location flexibility? Why this company?
- Tell me about a time when you had to change the course of action. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Danaher.
Very easy conversation with the recruiter and very straight forward. Only a few basic situational based interview questions. Be aware that there are many different places you can be placed and you are asked if you are willing to relocated because of this.
- Talk about a time you had issues with some one you worked with. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Danaher (West Lafayette, IN).
I spoke with them at the career fair and got an initial interview on campus. The questions were all behavioral and towards the end they ask some tricky ones. I then received a call saying that I got an onsite interview. My self and 49 other potential full-time hires stayed in hotel for three days. The first day was just networking and getting to know the 6 op-co's. The second day was a plant tour of Beckman Coulter facility and a more drawn out information session of the op-co's. On the last day there was only one 50 minute interview with two employers. All in all they treated all of the candidates exceptional well throughout the whole entire process and were extremely professional.
- After my interview I was sent a 100 question personality test and a pretty challenging logical test. The logical test was just shapes and patterns and you have to figure out the sequence. They did not notify us at all that we would have to do take those tests. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Danaher.
Got the interview by applying through my university's career services website. Had an in person interview and Skype interview on the same day. Each were one on one interviews. They asked typical behavioral questions. They also asked about how you got interested in the field and what attracted you to the company and position.
- Added a fun random question relating to how well you think on your feet. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied to the position online through my school's job posting site. I was immediately invited to a bar/grill on campus for an informal meet and greet. There were representatives there answering general questions. I was called that night to set up an interview for the following day. The interview consisted of mostly behavioral questions and was fairly simple. About a week later I was invited to a second round interview on site. This interview was simple and very informal. It was more to match the candidate with the employer as there were 3 candidates and 3 hiring managers. From there I was extended a 12 week offer about two weeks later.
- Almost all behavioral questions. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Danaher in November 2014.
Danaher does on campus recruiting for MBAs from my business school. I spoke with their HR/recruiting staff, attended their briefing, and a company reception. After discussing the General Manager (GM) Development Program with their staff, I submitted my resume and cover letter to my school's job board and I landed a first round interview. I had 2 interviewers, one from HR and another was a recent alum from my business school. Prior to the interview they made me take a very ambiguous online personality test. About two weeks after the first round interview, I was invited to a final round interview at one of their Operating Companies (OpCos as they like to call them) in Chicago. The final round was 3 back to back behavioral interviews with senior leaders of their OpCos (VP level and above), followed by lunch, and a tour of the OpCo and demonstration of the Danaher Business System (DBS). The interview questions in the final round were similar to the first round but the senior managers were more aggressive about finding out specific details in my past work experience.
- Vast majority of the questions are behavioral and decision making. Tell me about a time when you had to motivate someone you didn't have authority over, what was your most significant accomplishment in your previous job, etc. They are also looking for a very well thought out answer to "Why do you want to work for Danaher?" Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
It was a tough decision, considering how strong Danaher's development program is for MBAs and their compensation package, but I got another offer from a company that I wanted to work for.
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