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No Offer – Interviewed in Johnston, IA – Reviewed Apr 8, 2013
Interview Details – Was contacted for a phone interview, and completed a week after being contacted. Was then contacted the following week for a in-person interview. That formal interview took place two weeks later. I was told a decision would be made the following week. Never heard a word after the interview after trying to contact HR and hiring manager three separate times.
Interview Question – Name one failure. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Johnston, IA – Reviewed Mar 2, 2013
Interview Details – They want you to come there and never move from your position. So expressing a desire to move in the organization during your interview will hurt your chances.
Interview Question – They asked me if I would want to move around since I was young. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Woodhull, IL Jul 2008 – Reviewed Dec 14, 2012
Interview Details – one interview by 6 people.
Interview Question – how would you change something you did in the past Answer Question
Negotiation Details – non negotiatable
No Offer – Interviewed in Johnston, IA – Reviewed Nov 15, 2012
Interview Details –
Day-long interviews with team members.
Presentation to entire team.
Interviews with single team members or group.
Interview Question – Nothing unusual or extraordinary. Some technical questions were a little off topic. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Dysart, IA Jun 2012 – Reviewed Jul 26, 2012
Interview Details – I found the listing in a local paper. I got a call for an interview about 2 weeks after posting my resume and cover letter through the website. I was surprised by the call; even though I have good experience related to the job, I do not have industry-specific knowledge. I interviewed two plant managers at the same time. Within a week, I got a call for a second interview. In the second interview, I spoke with two people from the corporate office, also together. Both interviews consisted of scripted questions that were likely part of a set pool. Aside from clarifying questions, neither interview deviated from the script. Within 24 hours of the second interview, I got a phone message requesting references, which I emailed right away. (I later found out that none of my references had been called.) Unfortunately, I never heard back from any of the interviewers, despite several messages and emails to follow up. This was disappointing because the whole process was very professional up to this point. After being told that only 2-3 people would be back for a second interview, I expected a courtesy call to let me know that the position had been filled.
Interview Question – All of the questions were behavior-based. I was asked about a time when I witnessed something unethical at work and what my response was. I answered the question with a specific example, but I was not comfortable airing my former employer's "dirty laundry", as this type of situation is often sensitive. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Johnston, IA Sep 2011 – Reviewed Nov 14, 2011
Interview Details – Typically the company is very slow at getting back to candidates. It takes weeks sometimes to get them to call you back and they only call the top 10%. There were over 100 applicants for the position I applied for. I was asked a lot about my technical experience. I was asked a lot about problem solving skills that I had and why I wanted the position.
Interview Question – Describe a time that you had to work with someone that was difficult. What did you do? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Johnston, IA May 2010 – Reviewed Sep 17, 2010
Interview Details –
The communications process to start was largely through the website. Be warned - a lot of the job positions listed are 'honey pots', not necessarily jobs that they are looking to require immediate staffing but a way of collecting resumes for future openings. (The jobs needing immediate staffing are also listed elsewhere, like Dice.)
The tone of the interview was a bit surprising - mostly questions asking to whether or not I felt the position would be challenging enough. After discussions with the larger group my interest in that specific group quickly waned.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Johnston, IA Dec 2009 – Reviewed Jun 25, 2010
Interview Details – Interview was casual, with the interviewer asking many thought provoking questions to make sure you can solve problems and work with other people. Some hypothetical questions were also asked, some of which didn't really make sense, but it seemed like they were basically trying to see your thought process.
Interview Question – How can what you've learned in school help in the laboratory environment? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They have a set rate they pay all of their temporary workers.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Woodstock, ON (Canada) Jun 2009 – Reviewed Mar 20, 2013
Interview Details – I applied for the position through my high school job search program & got the job!
Interview Question – None, pre-selected to apply. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Jan 12, 2013
Interview Details – Phone interview, then in-person interview
Interview Question – Least favorite task Answer Question
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