Momentive Specialty Chemicals Interview Questions

Updated Jan 5, 2015
Updated Jan 5, 2015
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    Chemical Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed by face to face interview at plant. Interviewed first by production superintendent, then two more separate interviews by two groups of two people. Interviews consisted of basic interview questions that were not too difficult to answer.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were extremely difficult to answer. As long as you remain calm, prepare yourself for the interview process you should be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for entry chemical operator positions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with Senior Researcher as well as Technical Manager. After a successful interview with them I interviewed with HR. They did a background check and also checked my references. You then go for a drug test. Make sure you know everything on your resume, cause you will be questioned about it. If you dont remember anything about your internship in organic chemistry don't put it on there (or at least brush up on it) as you might be asked to draw a structure or two. All depends on what is on your resume, so be sure you know it.
    They were very polite, asked if I had any questions (which I did) and also showed me around the lab facility where I would be working.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Process Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very specific. You had to show up at a location and time and they interviewed groups of people at a time. The whole process was very good and professional. They sent mass emails about when and where to show up. The security was heavy at the facility so someone had to bring you in and out. Once you were in the facility you could not leave unless it was an emergency.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no real technical questions just questions trying to get to know your character.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Technical Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone interview, followed by on site a week later. Lasted 2 hours, talked with HR, hiring manager, and upper management. HR rep and hiring manager was friendly, seemed like an ok place to work. Good development opportunities. Received an offer within the day.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked very detailed technical job related questions and some behavioral ones from HR.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Received better offer elsewhere. Wanted me to sign noncompete that lasts for one year.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was ridiculous. To many question unrelated to the job, to personal. It was almost like an interrogation for homicide. In all it was the dumbest interview i have ever had. Management needs coaching on their interviewing skills.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The bad reviews online.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Deer Park, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    First I applied online. I then received an email asking to schedule a phone interview. During the phone interview I was asked many hypotheticals (e.g. What would you do if...?). At the end of the interview I was told if I showed as a strong candidate they would fly me down to Houston, TX for an onsite interview. I received the call and was flown down. The following day I interviewed with 10 people in groups of 3 or 4. Each group had at least one HR Rep and one Engineer present. I was then asked for my experience, what I learned from those experience and some hypotheticals. After finishing the interview I was told in 2 weeks I would receive a phone call letting me know if I received the job.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if a union employee shows up to work intoxicated?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round phone interview by HR, basically all the questions are behavior question. For instance, what's your favorite and lease favorite course, what strength or weakness do you have etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Not difficult but a little tricky. The last question is have you ever heard Momentive before?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviewed with two people on a Friday afternoon. Very low key. Asked a few technical questions. Mostly behavioral based questions and looking to get to know candidate. Heard back from HR rep in less than a week with final decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Three accounting statements and how do they work together?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Procurement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was quite smooth but had a lot of interviews.
    First two rounds on the phone with the HR and a headhunter then on site 4 interviews - pretty much one whole day.
    Fairly easy questions except for a couple surprises. They take a while before they tell you the decision - also you need to really follow up with regular emails.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when your boss asked you to do something unethical- how did you react and what did you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Momentive Specialty Chemicals.

    Interview Details

    Sent in an application online. Week or so later got a call from an HR representative. Talked with them for about 45 minutes. I was invited for an on-site interview. Started off with a tour of the plant followed by interviews with 5 different people each lasting upwards of an hour.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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