Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Mars in January 2014.
I applied through my campus Career Services website. I just had to submit my resume. Then, I was invited for an on campus interview. The interview was myself and two representatives of the company. The interview lasted for about half an hour and I received an email the next day with their decision.
- Questions were situational based and they asked about my interest in the news/media. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Mars (Hackettstown, NJ) in December 2013.
the hiring process is very well co-ordinated. at the end of the interview i was given a box of chocolate which meant a lot to me
- why mars? 1 Answer
very straight forward. no nonsense
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mars (San Bernardino, CA) in October 2013.
I received a message from the Talent Acquisition Manager to call back. When I contacted her, she conducted a brief screening phone interview. I was told that qualified candidates would be called the next week to setup an interview. Three days later, I received another message to call her back. She called again a few hours after the first call, but did not leave a second message. When I returned the call, I got her voicemail and left a message. She did not return my call until 2.5 business days later, but again did not leave a message. When I called back that day, she answered but said to hold, placing the handset down onto a surface; after about 5 seconds of background noise, she hung-up. With the possibility the disconnection was in error, I immediately called back, but got her voicemail. I left a message, but never heard from her again. What a shock to experience such unprofessional behavior. If this is how they treat job candidates, I can only imagine how they treat their employees.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Mars (Greenville, MS) in October 2013.
I had an phone interview and 1 week later I interview with three people. It's been six months and I still haven't heard back from them. I tried to contact them through email and phone and I still haven't gotten a response.
- There were a lot of behavioral questions. Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Mars (Burr Ridge, IL) in August 2013.
I applied via website, was contacted by the corporate recruiter within a few days of applying. It took almost two weeks from the time I did my phone interview to the time I was asked to come in for a face to face interview. My face to face consisted of a panel interview with three people. I was offered a position three days after my face to face.
- Nothing out of the ordinary, but be prepared to answer a lot of behavioral questions based on your past work experiences. They are looking for specific scenarios and how you handled them. Answer Question
There was not much negotiating that needed to be done. I was offered my asking salary, and vacation and benefits were very competitive.
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Mars in August 2013.
Just had a phone interview, had the standard questions from the Head Hunter. Must of been ok scheduled to have a live interview on Thursday.
- How do you like to be managed? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mars (Las Vegas, NV).
Starts with general panel interview, Questions are read to applicants from a sheet provided to the interviewer. The ones asking the questions obviously have no idea what they are doing in an interview situation. They were just chosen to be there.
- Tell me about a time when you had to vouch for a fellow employee who was accused of doing something wrong, theft or whatever, and you knew if you told the truth they would be fired? How did you handle that? 1 Answer
no negotiation given at all. Take it or leave it!
Helpful (3)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Mars (Hackettstown, NJ) in April 2013.
The first point of contact was what appeared to be an automatically-generated email, which which instructed me to contact the HR person to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was brief and used primarily for information-gathering on both sides. An in-person interview was scheduled shortly thereafter, via email. The second interview was with a small group within the hiring department, which lasted for just under an hour. The HR rep gave a brief facility overview and tour before we met with the team. Questions ranged from past positive and negative work experiences to where I wanted to take my career in the future. They did not ask many technical questions, aside from basic software application familiarity. They also delved a bit into questions about life outside of work. By the end, the team had asked a very well-rounded group of questions, and I felt that I was able to convey everything that I would have wanted in an interview. Upon leaving, I received a large box of their product and was told I would hear 'in a few days.' I sent follow-up thank you notes, but never received any further communication, direct or indirect.
- Please contrast a manager whom you enjoyed working for with one you did not. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mars (New York, NY) in April 2013.
I applied 4/7, got an interview invitation on 4/12. I had a group interview 4/15. The questions weren't too hard but you must be outgoing and think on your feet.
The salary had already been set but full benefits after 3 months even for PT employment.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mars (West Chester, PA) in April 2013.
The process entailed a lite phone screen by a P&O (People and Organization) team member. Once that is complete the process moves to a panel interview with a senior P&O member, IT managers and senior IT managers. In this case, a customer of the business that you will be supporting was also involved in the process.
- All of the questions were in regards to situations and what you did given a particular situation. Surprisingly, there were no technical questions. Like most companies, Mars is looking for a good fit. Answer Question
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