NSF International Interview Questions

Updated Jun 9, 2014
Updated Jun 9, 2014
9 Interview Reviews

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    Junior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at NSF International.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was unusually long and drawn out. There were half a dozen phone interviews with various people, multiple in-person interviews, a test and more. At times things went quickly, at other times there would be weeks with no responses. The whole process took three and a half months. I have to admit that at time I thought they just gave up. Luckily, I was not in any rush.

    Interview Questions
    • I was probably asked every normal interview question imaginable. There were no trick or unreasonable questions, just lots of questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was some negotiation but I truly felt it was all in good faith and both sides were seeking an agreement that everyone would be happy with.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Interview Details

    Process was overly extensive. First a screening call from HR, then in-person interview that took 3 hours, meeting with 6 different people. Then I had to come back again to meet with some senior managers, then a writing test.

    Interview Questions
    • The writing test was unexpected - for an entry level job, and after I had already met with so many other people!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Collections Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at NSF International in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a company recruiter via email then followed up with a screening interview over the phone. I was asked to come in for an interview with the department head the following day. Mid-way through the interview, the rest of the department came in and were invited to ask me questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NSF International in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Process was fairly straightforward. Submitted resume through their website, phone screen from HR and then Department Manager. From there a face to face interview with multiple people. Appears to be a concensious decision making process. Offer comes soon after face to face interviews and is usually a low ball offer.

    Interview Questions
    • None, very straightforward, it all depends on whom you are interviewing with for the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    NSF will low ball you as part of the interview process, so be prepared to counter.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Just Not Sure - Titles Change Too Much Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at NSF International in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    They post a job. You apply for a job. Many (and I mean many) months later you "maybe" get called for an interview by phone. If they like you then you wait ...maybe another 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 months and then suddenly they are in a rush...and then afterward...nothing....silence....then maybe you get another call for another interview onsite with a team....and now maybe 4 or 6 months have passed...maybe your kids have graduated high school and are done with college by now...and suddenly you see the same job posted again but with yet another title or with more vague requirements....so the best advice is to yes, apply, but then take a job somewhere else. If a company does not know how to interview and bring people in, then a company odds are will not know what to do with them once they are employees. Very very slow. Too slow.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Food Safety Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at NSF International in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call to get pre screened, took a personality test, an English test, and a math test all before first interview. The next steps are a first and second interview by phone and a third in person or Skype interview

    Interview Questions
    • You are asked what are things you would observe in a safety audit during the pre screen call.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Food Safety Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at NSF International in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Just had my first phone interview. The questions: how did you get into food safety, what do you think this position will entail. The interviewer shared and described the three different areas/positions available in Food Safety at NSF. She asked me about how much I expect to make.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were doing an audit of an establishment, walk me through how you would conduct an inspection, i.e. what types of things would you look for?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Retail Food Safety Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NSF International in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was quite a long process. Pre-screen interview, phone interview with Territory Manager then another phone interview with the higher ups then another phone interview with higher ups. Process is roughly 5 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Lab Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at NSF International in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met with seven people who asked the same questions. Interview lasted about a few hours and I.felt like I had already been to work. Only to not get selected, I was in the air the whole time about salary. You would think.at least one of the 7 people would have. Said something. Seems like a good company to advance in your career. I completely wasted my time

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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