I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at James Hardie Building Products.
Interview Details – JH contacted me via a career website for a sales position in the New York city area. I had one phone interview which went well, winning me a second interview in California (JH paid travel expenses). The interviews took place in a hotel meeting room across from John Wayne Airport. Prior to the interview, I was seated with several other candidates in another meeting room. When it was my time to interview, I was greeted by the person from HR who conducted my phone interview. He greeted me with the standard, "Wow, you are not as tall as I expected" to which I replied, "I didn't know there was a heighth requirement for the job." Once in the interview, it was the typical "good cop, bad cop" scenario". The interviewers were obviously trying to put you in a uncomfortable situation to see how you would react under pressure. At one point in the interview, they were making fun of me being from the South. Finally, I decided to leave the interview because I had made the hiring decision for them. As I was leaving, one of the interviewers said, "Send me a postcard if you ever get a job in New York City." After speaking with several other candidates following the interview, I realized that my experience was not unique.
Interview Question – How would you sell our products to a general contractor? Answer Question
The process took 3 days - interviewed at James Hardie Building Products in April 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted by the hiring manager at JH and passed his phone screen and was sent on to a phone interview with the hiring manager. They were looking for someone very numbers detailed and not so much into relationship building. The initial manager I talked to made it seem that it was more of a relationship building position, than a hunter position, so I focused on those abilities in my second interview. During which I learned that it was actually more of a chasing numbers job and they didn't really care about my abilitiy to build a relationship with my clients.
Pros: The company takes care of it's employees, they provide some of the best benefits of any company that I have ever worked for, and the products they manufacture are without question the absolute best in the industry. There are abundant opportunities… – Full Review
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