I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hemlock Semiconductor.
Interview Details – I worked thru a recruiter and since I lived in town, they skipped the phone int, and went to the iin-person (4 hrs/ 4 people) They used exclusively behavioral interview questions. No serious technical challenge questions. Pretty standard fare of questions that most big corporations would ask. "Can you work under pressure", "Why do you want to work here", "What are your biggest accomplishments", ... etc etc
Interview Question – "Can you give an example of something you did that you would like to go back and un-do"... if you haven't prepared for that, it can catch you off guard Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They wouldn't budge on salary, but will move on vacation time
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Hemlock Semiconductor.
Interview Details – On-campus interview then an in-person interview at HQ in MI
Interview Question – STAR method...very "by the book" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Interviewed at Hemlock Semiconductor
Interview Details – Series of 3 interviews with manager and lead engineer of the group. Standard STAR questions focusing on experience, and touching on technical areas without violating any non-disclosures.
Interview Question – Nothing really surprised me, but I went through a lot of interviews. If you've had a few engineering interviews then there shouldn't be any shockers. Perhaps, "The most difficult person you had to work with" was one that was tricky for me Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations were made
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Hemlock Semiconductor in May 2011.
Interview Details – I was initially contacted by a recruiter who gave me about a 30 minute phone interview. After this, I was scheduled for an on-site interview which lasted approx. four hours and consisted of one on one interviews with three different people and then another hour where I was interviewed three on one. The interview was a standard, straight out of the book STAR behavior interview where interviewers asked questions from a standard list they each had. Many of the questions were redundant and varied greatly in terms of what they asked from chemical safety to work organization to technical skills. If you practiced for this type of interview, it should not be a problem. The interviewers were very professional and committed to their jobs. I was very prepared for my interview and it went well and was told the same. In the end, the job went to someone with an internal referral and I learned later that I was probably cannon fodder to satisfy requirements that so many people were interviewed for the position. I was very disappointed because I don't really think I was ever really considered for the job.
Interview Question – Name two specific instances where you encountered an unsafe work practice, the steps you took to overcome it, and what was the result? Answer Question
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