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No Offer – Interviewed in Lisle, IL Dec 2010 – Reviewed Dec 31, 2010
Interview Details – Phone interview rescheduled three times; interviewer spoke more about their background then asking questions regarding mine; two questions on phone interview; 1/2 day session at location
No Offer – Interviewed in Grantham, England (UK) Feb 2013 – Reviewed May 11, 2013 New
Interview Details – Pretty mediocre really. The interview was conducted by an HR manager who was kind of surly and not very friendly. It was as if you were an inconvenience to her daily workload really. Questions were pretty standard, what would you do if an employee did this, or that. What would you say your strengths and weaknesses are, what experience have you of this or that process? Then, as quick as it started, it ended. Like a bolt out of the blue we were up, on our way out and back into the wind and rain of Lincolnshire. Bye bye.
Interview Question – Disciplinary based questions. Make sure you know employee rights and what you can and can't do in a disciplinary matter. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Jan 2011 – Reviewed Jul 4, 2012
Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview with HR and then an in-person interview. I met with both the Hiring Manager and the HR Officer. I remember them asking questions about my interest in the food industry - they seemed particularly interested in that. The office seemed like a great place to work - friendly. They were well-organized. I would definitely apply with them again.
Interview Question – Why interests you about McCain? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2011 – Reviewed Oct 26, 2011
Interview Details – Group interview. Backround test. Physical and drug screen.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offer pay grade for position.. Hard offer with 0 room for negotiating....I held out for $2 more an hour and they kept coming back and saying they are capt by coorporate.
No Offer – Interviewed in Sep 2009 – Reviewed Jul 1, 2010
Interview Details – Phone screen then day long interview. Process was clean and it was clear to determine there was not a fit.
Interview Question – Talk about biggest weakness. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Sep 2009 – Reviewed Mar 18, 2010
Interview Details – Very informal. The hiring manager was open to discuss background without doing the classic "tell me about yourself", but there is a huge emphasis on food service experience, so if you don't have it you had better have some related experience, because that is their deal breaker. Salary was not an issue. The phone screen took 15 minutes and the face to face interview took 2 hours, so you would think that moving to the next stage would have been a formality, but not so.
Interview Question – What was your biggest failure? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Fredericton, NB (Canada) Sep 2009 – Reviewed Sep 30, 2009
Interview Details –
Exceptional company, both in the facilities and people. Initial interview with SVP (after recruiter), very knowledgeable and great to talk to. Focused on where company was going, advantages, change in direction, strategic plans, how it will be delivered; discussed people management, culture, location, benefits. Met with CIO, direct, to the point. Then spoke to head of HR - from the region and very nice person.
Met with team and very engaged group.
Interview Question – How do you deal with someone who feels they should have the position over you? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Too remote, not just small town
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