DuPont Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)  

    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at DuPont.

    Interview

    online application process, computer testing followed by hands on testing and physical abilities tests. Also included face to face interview with a team of employees including HR and lab personnel

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you had to overcome a difficulty.   Answer Question
  2.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at DuPont (Houston, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online based on a LinkedIn job posting. Was called by HR about a week later. This was a standard screening call to validate my resume, salary range, etc. I had a phone interview with the hiring manager and staff engineer a week after that discussion. On that call the hiring manager outlined the position, the organization structure and the characteristic they were looking for in a candidate. I provided a high level summary of my experience. Based on that interview I was scheduled for a 5 hour face-to-face interview the following week. The interview began with a good overview of the organization including the expectations around the pending split of the company on July 1st. The interview also included a required 20 minute Powerpoint presentation on my experience. The majority of the interview consisted of behavioral type questions asked in a group session by people in the room and by Webex. On the plus side, the behavioral questions did relate to the actual position so I felt all questions asked were relevant to the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a field experience you have had involving Mechanical Integrity, the problem that was presented and how you solved that problem.   Answer Question
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    Reliability Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at DuPont (Cedar Rapids, IA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Skype interview for about an hour with HR and existing engineer who's leaving. Initial phone calls after email rejection letters were sent out since resumes were too hastily read to tell what any single person applying to the job brought to the table in experience. Small town HR lifer with not much experience talking with technically minded candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you solved a problem using your collaboration skills to facilitate results. How do you handle diversity and criticism in the workplace? Tell about a time you disagreed with your boss. Tell about a time you had disagreement with another employee in the workplace. Tell about a time you made a mistake at work. Tell about a time you made changes to programs that involved maintenance. Tell about how you would become familiar with new equipment and machinery. Why do you want to work for DuPont in Iowa? Why do you want to move to Iowa? On and on and on.   1 Answer
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilmington, DE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at DuPont (Wilmington, DE).

    Interview

    Very intense, full day with multiple interviews by all levels of staff. Started in early morning with one interview after another and a 5-10 break in between. Includes peers, managers and senior leadership in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between an inner join and an outer join? (and other technical questions)   Answer Question
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    Production Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Cedar Rapids, IA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at DuPont (West Cedar Rapids, IA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The phone interview was great and the person (Scott) I was talking to made the interview go smooth and answered every question I had. The face to face interview went okay, but I didn't really care for the shift leaders attitude and the fact he seemed more annoyed when talking with you. I knew then that it was a iffy opportunity and it was up in the air even thought the two I talked on the phone wanted me. they were scrambling to hire, but yet they were almost nit picking people to death and when you try calling back after they called you and left a message, they don't seem to be in the mode of calling you back. The cedar rapids facility seems okay, but i think they could work on things including the people skills and actually explain what they are actually looking for instead of wasting peoples time. I moved on and got a different offer that i was hoping would of showed up before dupont so it wouldn't have felt like i like we were wasting each others time, but whatever.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    nothing to report, it was a standard interview process. The hiring process was very detailed, being a large company they expected many forms to be completed. overall it was worth it since I stayed at the company long term

    Interview Questions

    • IT was too long ago, but nothing very hard. Normal questions and I felt comfortable   Answer Question
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at DuPont.

    Interview

    Very easy when going the contractor route. Because DuPont is a big company I had the impression that this interview process would be extensive and maybe even a challenge however I was wrong. I had 1 onsite interview that lasted about 20 minutes. Very clique and typical questions.

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    CNC Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Corsicana, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at DuPont (Corsicana, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    test on machine shop knowledge and practice, safety, best practices, computer aided design, computer aides manufacturing, tool design, fixture design, mold making, math, trig, tool geometry, Computer Numerical Control, EIA/ISO, conversational programming, manual machines of lathe and mill, cutter geometry. probe programming, inspection, burring removal, Material Safety Data Sheet and education.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Money was good however, I'd have to move.

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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at DuPont.

    Interview

    There was my supervisor, three engineers, and HR manager in the room. They only asked canned questions. There were no surprizes. They didnt ask questions about any of my experience. The interview was purely behavior based. The content of my answers did not matter, only that there was a complete answer. I could tell i was being judged on my ability to deliver an answer, not just for what i had to say.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us of the most difficult work situation you have ever faced, what happened, and hoe did you overcome it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate. They offered me $90k and 2 weeks vacation. I countered with 3 weeks vacation and $94,217. They made the offer for what i asked for.

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    Chemical Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at DuPont.

    Interview

    The process took about two months from start to finish. At the time they had a hand written test that was graded then you had to sit in a review board to see what you missed on the test or if you passed the test and was to move on to the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What previous experience do you have that would help you in this role   Answer Question
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