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No Offer – Interviewed in Naperville, IL Feb 2013 – Reviewed May 6, 2013
Interview Details – Long interview. Overall good experience. It took a half a day, met with six different people for a half hour each. Each person had different backgrounds and different personalities. Asked questions that were more behavior based rather then technical questions. Not a difficult interview but can be tiring talking with all of the different interviewers.
Interview Question – How would you deal with a customer that was choosing between your product and another companies product while the other companies sales person in the same room? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Naperville, IL Nov 2012 – Reviewed Apr 28, 2013
Interview Details – Interviewing process took several months with multiple personnel. Was a very drawn out process
Interview Question – How do you feel you will fit into our Corporate Structure coming from a much smaller Company? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Multiple interviews with different people in Department, to determine one's likeability and job qualifications
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Naperville, IL Mar 2012 – Reviewed Mar 26, 2013
Interview Details – Short phone interview - if pass, then a more detailed 30-45 minute phone interview, if passed then a one hour face to face interview.
Interview Question – If you were to open your own business, what would it be and how would you manage it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
Declined Offer – Reviewed Mar 6, 2013
Interview Details – Applied online and went through an initial phone interview. Got brought in for a face-to-face full day interview process. Laid back one-on-one interviews, half hour each, for 4-5 hours. Interviewed with old school, engineering-focused salespeople who were concerned with your technical aptitude as well as your desire to sell.
Interview Question – Open refrigerator door in a closed room, what happens to the temperature in the room? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Naperville, IL Oct 2012 – Reviewed Jan 28, 2013
Interview Details – They emailed me first. Phone interview for screeing was very easy and straightforward. Took about 30 minutes. Brought me up to Chicago for an onsite. Talked with 6 people in 3 hours. Each person had a completely different personality and background and all asked different questions. Some were fun and energetic, others were very dry and professional. Pretty exhausting afternoon though.
Interview Question – What is it that I think the position did? View Answer
No Offer – Reviewed Jan 15, 2013
Interview Details – There was a phone interview and then I was scheduled for another interview. It was a pleasant experience and they were good people to interact with.
Interview Question – They asked me about the position and my interest in it. Just be yourself. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Naperville, IL May 2012 – Reviewed Nov 23, 2012
Interview Details – Typical one day interview with presentation and one-to-one sessions.
Interview Question – Most of the questions are not that difficult if you give it a liitle thinking Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Bedford Park, IL – Reviewed Oct 23, 2012
Interview Details – Had phone interview with HR recruiter and it went well. They scheduled me for a face to face with the hiring manager and supervisor. Supervisor seemed to really like me, manager seemed pre-occupied. Was asked to come back for a 2nd interview a month later. The morning of I got a call to cancel as the hiring manager and others had called in sick. Rescheduled the 2nd interview for two weeks later. Was scheduled to meet with someone in the department as well as some other employees. Arrived and found that more than half of the people hadn't shown up to work that day including the person I was told to ask for when I arrived. Basically turned away. I was going to tell them, I no longer wished to pursure this any further but was asked to just come in one more time , this time to meet with the hiring manager again and the planner I was to meet the last time. Hiring manager seemed very apologetic for the misunderstanding and appeared to be interested. Two days later I was told they were not going to extend me an offer. I found the entire process very unprofessional and disappointing.
No Offer – Interviewed in Norman, OK Aug 2012 – Reviewed Oct 18, 2012
Interview Details – I had two interviews the first interview was over the phone that lasted aprox. 45 min. The recuriter just asked me about myself we went over some classes I had taken and then we went over my resume. This part of the interview had no tough questions it was very laid back and he was really nice. the second interview I met with 4 employees that I maybe working with in the future. It lasted around 4 hours between the meeting and going to the job site the first part of the face to face interview we went over the same things we discussed in over the phone then they asked me some technical questions that were not hard at all. After that part we went to the paper plant and they showed me something of things I might be doing.
Interview Question – What is your view of what sales is like at Nalco View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Naperville, IL Jul 2010 – Reviewed Jun 20, 2012
Interview Details –
1. Two phone interviews with HR and then with a R&D Manager, both were very short,
consisted from a few formal questions to check out my resume.
2. 1:1 restaurant interview with R&D Manager during weekend:
bizarre conversation with sharing private feelings from him followed by a few questions. One critical question
about my experience in making new products ended up the interview almost abruptly.
3. On-site interview included a presentation, a phone interview with Global Technology Leader, 1:1 interview with 10 people. I liked most of the people I interviewed with, however some conversations were either low professional, sharing personal feelings about the company or trying to project my outcome with the interview process based on my time of the restaurant interview. The most critical question was again about making new products in the past. R&D Manager gave me finally a very simple example of "innovative product". I explained it why it worked out during interview. In overall, I realized that the result of Nalco interview depended mostly from the restaurant conversation with R&D Manager and the rest was just for entertainment.
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