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Updated Aug 20, 2014
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Sourcing Specialist Interview

Sourcing Specialist
Atlanta, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid in January 2014.

Interview Details – Talent Acquisition handled the front end of the process, and communciated very clearly the scope and reach of the individuals and the role

Interview Question – After 9 years of consistent track record, what happened in your last year to throw your resume off track? Frankly, I wouldn't have brought you in for the interview, but since you are here.   View Answer

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Customer Service Specialist Interview

Customer Service Specialist

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid.

Interview Details – They are very friendly and most informative

Interview Question – What do you know?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – n/a

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Electrician Interview

Wooster, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid.

Interview Details – It was done as a panel interview, consisting of the maintenance manager, a planner and an electrician.

Interview Question – They would ask technical questions and then see how far you could go in answering it. They tried to put a little pressure on you to see how you would react.   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Internship Interview

Sales Internship

Interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid

Interview Details – 2 interviewers, 30 minutes with each one

Interview Question – mostly all behavioral questions   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid.

Interview Details – I had one phone screening followed by four phone interviews with the territory managers I was then invited to Atlanta for a three hour interview process with six people. These were people from brand management and sales.

Interview Question – The Atlanta interview was tough just netting six people one right after the other.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a little of the salary and expenses.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Design Engineer Interview

Design Engineer
Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid in November 2013.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume on a Job board and about a month after I had a phone screening with HR. A week or two later I was contacted by the hiring manager but because of "internal changes" I was contacted again shortly after by another hiring manager, and I was then invited to an on-site interview. The interview was like any other interview with the typical "tell me about yourself" and "situation-action-result" questions. They also had a skills test at the end. In my opinion, I did okay but far from my best. I would also say that there was no "chemistry" between me and the hiring manager. They ended up not giving me an offer, and I believe it was a wise decision on their part since I had been going back and forth about withdrawing my candidacy because of the missing "chemistry". However, I want to send out a warning, because I was given a written agreement where I was promised reimbursement for my travel expenses and even though I have sent several e-mails and called them a number of times to remind them of it, I still have not after 3 months been reimbursed.

Interview Question – No questions were difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

Newell Rubbermaid Response

Feb 24, 2014Campus Recruiter

Thank you for your feedback! Please reach out to our Human Resources Service Center at or (877) 467-4772 for an update on the status of your reimbursement.

No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Toolroom Manager Supervisor Interview

Toolroom Manager Supervisor
Mogadore, OH

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid in November 2013.

Interview Details – Went through several interviewers in one day. First interview with two individuals for about 90 minutes, second was with one individual for about 90 minutes and the third was with 8 individuals and it lasted approx. 2 hours overall the process took 5 and half hours not including the two hour long phone interviews. One of the interviewers seemed not happy about having to hiring someone and that was difficult. The process went smoothly. I answered all questions and tests correctly, according to their HR they wanted more supervisory skills. I was not offered the position.

Interview Question – Put a box in front of me containing about 30 misc. components and was asked to explain what they were and how they were used. Needless to say they were impressed I knew all of them. They indicated I was the first to know them all.   Answer Question

No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Compensation Analyst Interview

Compensation Analyst
Sandy Springs, Fulton, GA

I applied online and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid in January 2014.

Interview Details – Phone screen with recruiter, phone interview with hiring manager, in person interview with team. Very corporate and structured, including form emails. The in person interview was solely to determine team and cultural fit.

Interview Questions

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Atlanta, GA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid in April 2013.

Interview Details – I was first contacted by a recruiter and then was screened in a phone interview by the recruiter. I was later contacted by the recruiter to setup face to face interviews within the department. I spent half the day interviewing with 5-6 members of the department individually and had a couple of interviews with 2-3 people at the same time. Each interview was scheduled for 30 minutes, but some of the interviews ran over. I was contacted a week later with an offer from the recruiter.

Interview Question – Standard questions related to the position and my work experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I negotiated additional vacation. The salary was not very flexible.

No Offer

Negative Experience

Human Resources Manager Interview

Human Resources Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Newell Rubbermaid in April 2012.

Interview Details – Phone Interview with recruiter. Standard procedure telling about background and asking on the job. Spoke with recruiter on the phone and conversation ending that they would be in touch for next steps. Never heard anything regarding the position again. Would have been nice to receive a letter confirming I was not being considered for the role.

Interview Question – None very basic questions why you are looking to leave current position, what are you looking for in next role, strengths.   Answer Question

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