Ecolab Interview Questions in Minnesota

Updated Oct 8, 2014
Updated Oct 8, 2014
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    Senior Human Resources Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    They use "Targeted Selection" questions for their interviews (behavioral interviewing i.e. tell me a time when....what did you do about it?). Several interview rounds before offer is made. Kind of lengthy time frame - first it was a phone interview then a one on one with several people and finally a call back for a one on one with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, in hindsight I wish I would have as I found out later I was at the bottom of the pay range and it is nearly impossible to get decent raises.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab.

    Interview Details

    Long process with multiple interviews with different people. Some were informal while others were behavioral (give me a scenario of when you did xyz).Time consuming and draining.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Entry Level (for A New Position Being Created) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Interview Details

    Everyone in the office dressed in business formal. The interview took about 2 hours. I spent one hour with a manager and one hour with his boss. One explained about the company and asked me about my resume, while the other asked me theoretical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us how you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Shared Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eagan, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eagan, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Application via website -- took 2 different tries to get noticed - position was open for 5months. Networked with former co-worker who had connections at company which helped get my name to the top of the list -- had phone interview -- then testing and interview with HR then interview with 3 supervisors..

    Interview Questions
    • No questions too difficult - was just honest about my qualifications and desires for the job   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation - offer was acceptable so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Financial Analyst - Pest Elimination Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted for a phone screen via an email from a recruiter's secretary. A phone call would have been more professional. The recruiter was very disorganized, talked randomly and scattered about a variety of topics, and overall came off as being in over her head - as if she had never interviewed anyone before in her life. At the conclusion of the phone screen she said if I didn't hear from her or the hiring manager in a week to set up a first round interview I should follow up with her via email. I did this for 3 WEEKS in a row. She responded each time that the hiring manager was traveling and it would be another week. One time she responded to my email by calling me by someone else's name, so obviously others were following up with her as well. After the 4th email she didn't respond and I gave up. Overall my experience with Ecolab was negative, the recruiter was unprofessional, and disrespectful. It takes 5 seconds to respond to an email, btw. NO ONE is so important that they should think that they don't have a responsibility to respond to correspondence. She also needs to be better prepared for conducting phone screens.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    MBA on campus

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't wanted to relocate to Minnesota

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ecolab in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview was pretty easy: he just asked a series of behavioral-based questions. The recruiter seemed completely uninterested throughout the interview process, and I was very turned off to the company. I was told I could expect to hear back in about 2 weeks. I followed up two weeks later and weekly every week after that, and never heard back. About a month and a half later, I got the email saying they were pursuing other candidates.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    District Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 phone interview and one in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about an situation where you where able to overcome a bad situation.   View Answer
    • What have you done to keep up with technology   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a salary and they offered 2k over what I asked for
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    MBA Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ecolab in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Good company - nice people. They didn't provide any feedback. I would have enjoyed working with them although i don't know if i would have liked the job

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Senior Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Ecolab in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with divsional GM and Director of Marketing. Asked questions about resume and background.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in taking a position that is a downgrade in title?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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