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Helpful (4)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at INVISTA (Camden, SC) in August 2015.
Apply online, Phone interview: Questions were personality type, looking for examples from my work history where I exhibited qualities inline with the Invista guiding principles. In Person interview: 2 interviews onsite with more questions like those from the phone interview. Very friendly atmosphere. The interviewers created an ideal environment to elicit the answers without turning it into an interrogation.
- Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond the call to help a coworker. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at INVISTA (Athens, GA) in July 2015.
Did not hear back for two months after applying. Went through 1st phone interview which lasted 45 minutes. HR recruiter was 15 mins late for call appointment. She advised me that I would be invited to on-site interview within a week. Didn't hear back for 3 weeks then received call to schedule on-site interviews. Date was set and then re-scheduled by them and pushed back a week. Finally attended interview on site nearly 3 months after applying and was told I would have "feed back" within a week. I felt like the interviews on site went well and waited for a response and did not hear back for 2 weeks when 2nd phone interview took place. I was asked if I would be open to re-locating if the opportunity presented and more behavior based questions. This call lasted about 40 minutes. Overall the process seemed unorganized and was EXTREMELY lengthy, bureaucratic and drawn-out. I was professional, patient and gracious throughout the process and followed up the next week with a thank you letter to each of the four interviewers who asked repetitive questions. After nearly 3 months of the carrot dangling, including two phone interviews and 4 in-person interviews I received a copy-paste "thank you" but we have chosen to not to consider you further etc. Big let down after such a lengthy process to receive an impersonal email rejection. I called the recruiter who seemed bothered that I called to obtain feedback and was disappointed to learn the "hiring team" were concerned if I "really" wanted to work there or not! Which was expressed as thier main concern. I was told I interviewed well, was articulate, professional and we'll qualified for the position! Yet they were not sure if I wanted to be there! Never mind the fact that I worked at the very same location for several years while it was owned by DuPont until I was lay-off when INVISTA (Koch) bought the company. I guess fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me! Gladly moving on now!
- Tell us of a time you have had to deliver a difficult message and how you did so? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at INVISTA (Wichita, KS).
1st round HR phone pre-screen, 2nd round office interview with 3-5 management level people on the same day. One interview was done in the company restaurant, in a relax environment. Most of the questions were about your resume, communication skills, and most importantly, your integrity. To see whether you are a good fit to the company MBM culture. Make sure understand the company culture well before the interviews. The company CEO wants to carry this the culture to the world, and the next generation. If they are still interested in you after the interviews, then the next round will be drug test, background test. Very detail in checking previous employers' information and reference. If everything is ok, they will draft an offer very fast.
- About people's integrity, and professional experience & education background. Make sure candidate fit to the MBM culture Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at INVISTA (Chattanooga, TN) in June 2015.
Received a call for a phone interview with an HR person. Interview lasted a little over an hour (because I talk a lot). She had me walk her through my resume and asked some follow up questions related to my supervisory/management experience. It was a pretty standard HR interview. Received a call two weeks later for another phone interview with the hiring manager. Interview again went slightly over an hour, unfortunately the interviewer had schedule another meeting immediately after the interview so I felt like the last 20 minutes were rushed. This interview was more about my technical experience and supervisory style. Both phone interviews were pleasant and detailed. I would not say either one was hard, but I did spend a lot of time profiling the company and doing my homework. I was told the next step would be to bring me in town to do a day of face-to-face interviews and tours. Unfortunately, a month after the second phone interview, I received an email stating "for business reasons the position has been cancelled and will not be filled at this time". Disappointing since I though I had done really well in the interviews and though the position was a great fit and wise career move.
- Tell me about a time when you had to deal with an employee who was not performing. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at INVISTA (Victoria, TX) in November 2014.
submitted online application and received a phone call after 3-4 weeks. First was the phone interview and after that I was invited for an onsite interview. Interview was from 8am-noon followed by lunch and plant tour.
- On your last performance review, what feedback and area of improvement did you receive? 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative Experience
Initially, I had a positive experience. I was contacted by phone by a human resources representative for an interview. I then had an interview with a manager, again over the phone. Finally, I was flown into wichita for a series of in-person interviews, a phone interview with a Vice President, and an exit interview via telephone with my initial human resources contact. I was contacted later in the week to be told that I was not offered the position. When I attempted to contact human resources about interview comments or remarks (as I am new to the job world and need the insight to further my professional development) I was blatantly ignored. The way I was ignored left me with a sour taste after a very pleasant interview experience.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at INVISTA (Orange Grove, TX).
I applied online and received an email a 4 weeks later saying the job requirments had changed and that I would need to reapply. After I did the process again I was called and a phone interview was set up with an HR generalist. It seemed like she was unsure of what to ask and questions were all over the place. I was told I would be contacted in a few days for another phone interview or feedback. Its been almost 2 weeks and I have heard absolutely nothing, and no response to my emails.
- How do you work in teams? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at INVISTA (Victoria, TX) in October 2014.
Simple phone interview followed by an onsite visit. Onsite was pretty tough. 6 hours of 45 minute interviews with a lunch break. Each interviewer went off the same interview sheet and repeated questions pretty often. No technical questions all situational. Took 2 months after the on-site interview to hear back via a copy/paste email. Disappointing
- Tell me about a time you didn't get the credit you thought you deserved working in a group Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at INVISTA in September 2014.
Some behavioral interview questions. Most of them can be found online. Quiet relaxing. The HR said the second round should be technical interview.
- What is the hardest decision you have ever made? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
One step phone interview with the hiring group. The interview process is straightforward with all standard behavior questions. About one week to know the decision from HR. Then background check and drug test. Very efficient.
- Standard behavior questions Answer Question
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