First Quality Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Lab Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Quality in April 2013.
Interview Details – Had a phone and in person interview. The people were very nice and friendly and answered all of my questions
Interview Question – Nothing was asked that I was not expecting. Nothing was too hard to answer either. I guess the one that took the most time was the 3 most important things when working in a lab. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was quick. I gave all of my negotiations and they got back to me within a couple days.
Engineering Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Quality.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by 6 people over the course of 3 hours. Some of them were not interested some of them were. Pretty good experience.
Interview Question – What was a situation where you were doing a group project and someone didn't complete their work? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Interns don't get options.
Paper Ops Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at First Quality in January 2012.
Interview Details – The Interview was pretty smooth.
Interview Question – Working 12 hour shifts every other weekend and Holidays Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Wasn't able to Negotiate as An Hourly employee
Project Engineering Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at First Quality in January 2013.
Interview Details – I first reached out to the hiring manager via email and was promptly replied to. After a few electronic messages back and forth, including a resume submission, we set up a phone interview. This first phone interview was with human resources and was basically a screening to judge communication ability. Afterwards, another more comprehensive phone interview was scheduled with two senior engineers at the company. This went rather well and I was invited for an on-site interview within two weeks. The on-site interview comprised of two rounds with three or four people in each round. As with the phone interviews, the first round was more personnel related and the second round was technical. I was offered the position within the week.
Interview Question – They made sure that you knew what you were talking about technically. Since this is a manufacturing business, know-how with machines and related terminology is a huge help. The usual questions regarding strengths and weaknesses were asked, along with previously conquered challenges, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate.
Human Resources Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Quality in May 2011.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted via email by a recruiter who later set up a phone screen. The phone screen lasted about 20 minutes. A couple of days later I was asked to come in for a panel interview. Getting everyone together for the panel interview took a week. That interview lasted about an hour and a half. The panel was three people: plant manager HR manager and trainer. The questions were very good but they were obviously looking for specific answers. The plant manager and trainer both seemed very positive and you could tell they liked the company and what they were doing. The HR manager seemed very detached and cool throughout the interview (more so than is the norm for HR).
I T Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Quality in October 2009.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. Everything seemed to go well. I then received a face to face interview. I met with 2 guys there, the hiring manager and another manager. They seemed real nice and I thought everything went well. I received a call from the recruiter later saying that they felt I was not qualified for what I was asking for. I was kind of irked by this but decided to overlook this and took my salary requirements down a little bit since I was fond of the area (king of prussia). Then they said well we want to interview other people first so I told them to forget about it and good luck with their search. 6 months later I receive a call back from the same recruiter telling me First Quality wanted to talk to me again about the position since they haven't been able to find anyone. I said to myself, thats what they get and told them I wasn't interested.
JDE Distribution Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Quality in February 2010.
Interview Details – Overall, the interview process was what I expected. In fact, in my opinion, they went very well. At first, I interviewed with their recruiter over the phone. The main question that stands out is that if they were to speak with a previous manager, what would that manager say about me? Shortly thereafter, I had two one-on-one interviews that went well. Most of the questions were related to my functional JDE expertise, as well as background with other non JDE-related firms. I was then flown to their HQ for in-person interviews. Those interviews went quite well. They were much more in-depth. I had a total of four interviews across two days. Everyone was very professional and friendly. I got the impression they felt I was a good fit. When I returned home after the trip, I spoke to the recruiter, and apparently there was a mixup with some paperwork, as well a few other issues. I never got a definitive answer on why they didn't offer me the position, but from what I gathered during the interviews, it is a great place to work.
Interview Question – If you get a large amount pushback from the user community about changing a process, what would be your approach to overcome their concerns? View Answer
Product Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 months - interviewed at First Quality in October 2010.
Interview Details – The first interview I had with First Quality was with top management at a Pennsylvania location. Feedback was I was a better fit for a product developer position at a different location than the position I had interviewed for. After several weeks, another trip to the other location was arranged. At that site, interviews were one to one. Both the recruiter and I were clearly told an offer would be made but be patient because there was reorganization going on and how responsibilities of that product development group would be assigned was not decided. Two more months went by. The recruiter could not reach the managers making the hiring decision for that group so she contacted the head of HR. He was unaware of the status of the offer and promised to "check." Word came back that reorganization was not complete and to continue to stand by for the offer. Two more months went by. When First Quality had still not contacted me or my recruiter, I asked her to initiate contact with First Quality. At that time, she was told they had decided not to offer the job to me. That was a complete shock to both the recruiter and me since First Quality had clearly communicated an intent to offer and never indicated the decision to offer was not firm.
Interview Question – The interview questions often stemmed from information in my resume. There was only a broad job description as specifics were not defined which made it a little challenging to understand exactly what the company was looking for in a candidate. View Answer
Process Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at First Quality in January 2011.
Interview Details – This company makes incontinence products--that's the first thing to know about them. There were two interviewers present, an engineer and an hr rep. Overall, the interview was basic. It seemed to go well and I was told I would hear back within a few weeks. Never did, and repeated emails later, I still have not heard. Obviously they are not interested in my application. That's fine, I'd rather not tell all my friends I make adult diapers.
Interview Question – Describe a difficult decision you have made. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at First Quality in November 2009.
Interview Details – I just applied through my college career center and it was pretty simple after that. THen I just went and interviewed at the facility
Interview Question – What is your name View Answer