McCormick & Company
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- Microbiology Lab Technician (1)
- Crew Lead (1)
- Process Control Engineering Intern (1)
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Human Relations Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at McCormick & Company
Interview Details – The interview process included an initial phone screen followed by an in-person interview with a recruitment coordinator, followed by the hiring manager, peers of the hiring manager and the Vice President of the department. The questions were behavioral-based and focused on my prior experience that might be relevant to the role for which I was applying. The interviewers were all very open to providing me with details about the position and answering any questions I had.
Interview Question – I wouldn't say any of the questions were unexpected or difficult. The purpose of the questions were to determine if I had the skills and qualifications to succeed in the role for which I was applying. Answer Question
Process Control Engineering Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McCormick & Company.
Interview Details – Pretty straight forward, i got a phone call, interview the following week. One time interview that took about 3 hours, behavioral question and a walking around the company to see what they do. The company provided lunch
Interview Question – Can are you farmiliar with PCB programming View Answer
Warehouse Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McCormick & Company in January 2011.
Interview Details – You get a call for the first interview with a Hr Rep were your shown a tag from a pallet and then asked a simple math question. then a second interview with 2 team managers were your asked questions from a list. these questions were easy and simple ex:whats your greatest career achievement.
Interview Question – who is your inspiration? View Answer
Negotiation Details – there were no negotiations.
Human Resources Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at McCormick & Company.
Interview Details – Very long interview process. Went through at least 5 different interviews with Managers internal to the function and cross functional Managers who would be business partners. Also, had to meet with a psychologist for a 3-hour interview and problem solving written test. There were periods of time in the process where I didn't hear anything or know the status of my application for the job. Conservative with salary offer.
Interview Question – If I would be able to relocate globally. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Little opportunity to negotiate salary. Minimum ability to negotiate additional vacation.
Human Resources Director Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at McCormick & Company
Interview Details – Excellent interview process and individuals who interviewed you. Very courteous and extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the company.
Interview Question – What innovative idea, project, etc., did you contribute to an organization that you worked for. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Director Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McCormick & Company.
Interview Details – Multiple interviews on the same day with key people.
Interview Question – Questions were related to past experience and fit for the role. Questions were sometimes penetrating and require good command of the subject. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The initial Salary was very fair. Did not require negotiation.
Microbiology Lab Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at McCormick & Company in April 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online through the McCormick website and was called the following business day. The caller asked me a couple questions relating to the position, and scheduled the interview afterwards. I interviewed with 3 different managers. The first manager was alone and worked in the lab. The other two were together. The first manager was friendly, and the other two were a little more serious. After the interview, I was told that they had more interviews, but that I would be contacted soon. after a few weeks, they called and told me that they were still interviewing, but that I was not eliminated. After about a month and a half, I was contacted by e-mail and told that although I was a strong candidate, they went with someone else.
Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at McCormick & Company in May 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was somewhat relaxing and informal. It took place in the presence of my potential managers and some engineers on the conference call.
People were kind and nice. They tried to make me feel comfortable. It surprisingly didn't feel like an interview. More like a personality test. They seemed to try to see where my interest lies, which is a very rare case for an interview processes.
The interview process was simple. I got an email and a phone call to schedule an on-site interview. I went there. We talked in a setting described above. The interview process was simple technical questions and personality test sorts.
Interview Question – How much do you have experience in XXXX(The very technology they use)? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't try to negotiate. I just took the offer.
Human Resources Director Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at McCormick & Company in May 2011.
Interview Details – Thorough but slow process. I applied on-line for several HR Director roles and was contacted for a phone screen. They have a centralized HR-Recruiting team and seem to not rely much on contract recruiters. Phone interview was great and I was invited out for a day of interviews. Had the chance to interview with senior leaders within the hiring function and from client groups. Provided a good feel for the company and the culture. They scheduled me to meet with an Industrial Psychologist for a half day interview and a battery of tests. It took longer than it should have (from my perspective) to coordinate this. Even after the date was set I had to remind them to coordinate travel arrangements for me (they forgot).
Interview Question – Basic behavior based questions. View Answer
Reason for Declining – After all the interviews and assessments I was offered a lesser job than the one I interviewed for. I was told that the role I interviewed for was filled with an internal candidate and wouldn't have been a good point of entry into the company any way. I politely declined citing that I was currently working for a company in the same industry that was 4x their size and had already done the equivalent of the role they offered several years before at my current employer. Their story changed and suddenly the original role was open again but without a good explanation. As a seasoned HR executive it was at that point I knew it was time to walk away. If a Recruiting team can't handle a senior level search for it's own function than to me that says something about the HR function overall. I've since been promoted at my current employer.
Quality Assurance Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at McCormick & Company in August 2010.
Interview Details – Recruiter, former business major, new nothing about Quality Assurance.
Interview Question – What is your salary range? Answer Question