Interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct
Interview Details – Submitted by temp agency, shot interview and drug test and I got the job
Interview Question – Have you been in any car accidents on the job and why Answer Question
Negotiation Details – NO
Interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct
Interview Details – Very lengthy phone interview that appeared to be more about the the HR person proving that she knew the marketing industry.
Interview Question – All of the questions were fairly granular, but nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in August 2013.
Interview Details –
1 hour phone interview with their HR person/recruiter.
Next step was a 2 hour phone interview with the team leaders (one hour each, 2 team leads). Very easy-going and both seemed impresssed.
After that was a full day face-to-face (they flew me to their HQ) where I met with 5-6 separate managers. All were very friendly and seemed VERY interested in me.
Interview Question – No tough questions at all! Mostly about my background. Had to take an Excel test. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.
Interview Details – Interview process lasted a very long time, all day. The interview ran long causing me to miss my flight which I paid for myself. The interview turned out to be for a position that I was significantly overqualified for.
Interview Question – Most questions were standard. They did make you take an excel test on Excel 2003 which I hadn't used in years. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.
Interview Details – You have 2-3 calls with hiring recruiter. Once you get past this process you have 2 in person meetings with hiring DSM. After you pass this process you have phone interview with Regional Vice President of Sales.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation needed since offer was at high end of salary range.
I applied in-person - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in March 2013.
Interview Details – There are several steps to the interview process. Initially there is a phone call with management to determine phone skills and appropriateness for the position. If this is acceptable, then there is a face-to-face interview with management. If there is interest there is a second interview. Finally, there is an offer to spend the day observing the job being completed in order to determine personality fit.
Interview Question – questions are standard and look for specific examples of success Answer Question
Negotiation Details – set base salary, no negotiation on salary or time
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in February 2013.
Interview Details –
1. Phone interview with HR
2. Face to face 2hr face to face with some psych questions.
3. 1hr "test drive" with a current associate
4. Hurry up and wait back ground check and drug screen
Interview Question – What qualifies you as a candidate for this position View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct.
Interview Details – took forever from initial recruiter interview to onboarding. Several telephone interviews, two face to face, interview with local Branch manager, two more phone interviews with various managers who you NEVER saw again, one hour interview with a shrink who asked you far too many personal questions about your home life, then you flew to NY for a day filled with further grilling. DON'T SIGN THE NON-COMPETE!!!!
Interview Question – none that I really remember Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there is no real negotiation..they throw the contract at you...you take it or leave it.
I applied online and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in October 2012.
Interview Details – It took about 16 interviews to land the job. They will run you through a recruiter, then screening by their HR department. From there you will meet with the Market Manager. If things go well, you will then fly to New York for more interviews.
Interview Question – The psychology test via Doctor Goldberg. You will be required to spend an hour with him on the phone. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Rigid. The HR Department gives you a take it or leave type offer. Read the non-compete carefully as it is non-negotiable and is very restrictive. If I were to do it again. I would not sign this document.
Very Easy Interview
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MSC Industrial Direct in June 2012.
Interview Details – You had to attend a job fair first where they did the initial interview. Once they cleared you through that, you had to do a "spend a day". This consisted of 4 hours sitting with employees doing the job. That was worthless since the lady I sat with was working on a large problem that had not much to do with the position. I had to do role play with the manager and sell her something. She used items I was selling at my other job. Typical questions about background.
Interview Question – Role playing with the manager. I never did that before and had to think on my feet. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated nothing.
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