Illinois Tool Works Interview Questions

Updated Apr 6, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Illinois Tool Works.

    Interview

    Applied online. Was contacted by phone to arrange for a 1 hour HR interview. During the interview was asked pretty much all standard general interview questions - salary requirements, why work for us, why are you thinking of leaving your job, best boss, best skills, how do we remember you, how do you keep up to date with new stuff, have you missed deadline, if a coworker is missing a deadline, do you prefer to work in a team or by yourself.....etc.

    Interview Questions

    • If a coworker is missing a deadline what would you do?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Illinois Tool Works.

    Interview

    Basic questions on my resume, skills and experience. Details about the product development process which the intern will be working upon. Few technicalities about the projects undertaken at undergraduate and graduate level. HR asked basic questions related to short term and long term goals, moving around the country for projects, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • How am I better than other candidates for the position   Answer Question
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glenview, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, IL).

    Interview

    Interview with 5 different Engineers from the company lasting about 2 hours. Questions included experience, hobbies, and some basic engineering problems. All said and done was about a two week period waiting for an answer, in which I was required to complete a drug screen and submit infor for credit/background checks. Pretty normal job process - some challenging questions.

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    • Was told to draw an expanded (3D) view of a (2D) drawing.   Answer Question
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  5. Helpful (2)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    On site interview was behavioral and the questions were pretty straight forward. You get 3 interviews, an hour each. Most questions dealt with talking about your resume and situational scenarios.

    Interview Questions

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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Behavior questions, easy questions. Applied online, got phone-call from managers. Usually two interviewers. Prepare using the questions from MBA interview will be helpful. It took me two weeks to hear back from HR department. Then run the drug tests and background check.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Illinois Tool Works in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. Got a phone call from HR about two weeks later to have a phone interview with a engineering manager. The interview was just go over my resume and asked about my past experience.

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    Tax Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Illinois Tool Works.

    Interview

    One and done interview. Employees are friendly and enjoyable to be around. Unique Tax experience, depending on area put into. Some people were a little different, but overall enjoyed the company. Now I am just meeting the required word count count count count count count count count count count count count count count count.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I prefer to live in the Southern U.S.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Illinois Tool Works.

    Interview

    Interview went fine. Shop employees did not pass a simple smile test. Everyone looked away once eye contact as made. It was very strange and sad.

    Interview Questions

    • All of the questions were pretty standard for the position; nothing stood out as difficult.   Answer Question
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Illinois Tool Works.

    Interview

    Original interview process was, very good, but then ITW has very little influence on small units

    Negotiation

    no negotiation process

  11. Helpful (5)  

    ELDP - Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glenview, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Illinois Tool Works (Glenview, IL).

    Interview

    I applied online, received a call 2-3 weeks later and set up a phone interview the same day. Phone interview was 50% going over my resume and 50% making sure I was really interested in the position/company. Obviously the purpose of this program is to train up talent and retain it at ITW, so they're really looking for people serious about the position and who would want to stay at ITW.

    About a week after the phone interview I got an email setting up an in-person interview. the actual interview happened in another ~2 weeks. It was a half-day interview; they rotate you between several groups of 1-2 interviewers from various divisions within ITW looking for a best fit. I was asked a lot of the same questions, which was kind of annoying. Have you ever dealt with a teammate who wasn't pulling their weight, how would you motivate them, how do you get to know the people you're supervising, etc etc. more focused on the leadership aspect than on engineering.

    Got a call with an offer ~2 weeks after the final interview. Only had a week to accept.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unusual. They really tried to make it a conversation, so one thing I was asked was "would you rather have all information presented to you when given a project, or do your own research?" And then the interviewer and I just talked back and forth about this for about 5 minutes.

      I applied for an engineering role but I was asked something like "what's the most effective way to sell a product/idea." stumbled my way through that answer!
       
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    Negotiation

    I negotiated a slight increase in salary/starting bonus, but since they're hiring multiple people for the same program in various locations, I think they're trying to keep salaries roughly the same.

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