Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Owens Corning
- Intern (4)
- Manufacturing Leadership Program (4)
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- Reliability Engineer (2)
- Manufacturing Engineer (2)
- Area Sales Manager II (2)
- Supply Chain Intern (1)
- Finance (1)
- FP&A Analyst (1)
- Instrument Technician (1)
- Human Resources (1)
- Human Resources Generalist (1)
- EHS (1)
- Electrical Engineer (1)
- Project Engineer (1)
- Financial Analyst (1)
- SAP Basis (1)
- Marketing (1)
- Marketing Lead (1)
- Marketing Specialist (1)
- Advanced Engineer (1)
- Administrative Assistant (1)
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- Information Systems Intern (1)
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- Maintenance Mechanic (1)
- Manufacturing (1)
- Area Leader (1)
- Marketing Director (1)
- Production Supervisor (1)
Helpful (2)No Offer
They use a Star Format for their interview questions, so be prepared for that. Be prepared to describe several aspects of your past jobs/ internships (at the very least make sure you have a detailed description of your most recent job or internship. They really like to see leadership qualities.
- Tell me about your experience at <<completely unrelated job from my resume>> Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Owens Corning (Columbus, OH) in October 2014.
Owens Corning reached out to me and invited me to talk to them at the career fair after seeing my resume on my school's career services website. I talked to a recruiter at my school's career fair and applied online. Once I was notified I received an interview I was invited to an info session the night before my interview. There was just one round of on-campus interviews with a more senior engineer and a member of the Manufacturing Leadership Program.
- Tell me about a time when you fixed a safety violation Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted Offer
Long lag from applying to interviewing, but once interviewed things happened quickly. It's difficult to find good candidate in Toledo, so often there is only one viable candidate. Standard questions from hr and non-hiring manager. Hiring manager invited industry questions and once that's answered to his or her satisfaction job offer will come quickly
- Technical questions, cases, analytical, no brain teasers 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Owens Corning (Toledo, OH) in September 2014.
The interview was held on campus the next day after a college career fair. It was about 1/2 hour long with 2 interviewers. They took turns asking questions and all of the questions asked were behavioral questions such as "Give an example of time when you demonstrated leadership skills.".
- Give an example of a challenge you've faced and how did you overcame it. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Owens Corning in September 2014.
On campus interview. Both first and second round were back-to-back on campus. Each were 45 minutes. No on site visits at all, which I thought was unusual. To me, it it like they were trying to hide their working environment and culture. Or, the company was trying to cut all costs. Most of the questions were usual behavioral or leadership questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. It was two interviewers and me.
- Tell me about a time you had to deal with an ethically difficult situation. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted Offer
Owens Corning really values manufacturing experience. highlight work experience that you have. Have a good attitude and use specific examples in your interview. Remember the entire time you are with an OC representative you are being evaluated. there are many "casual" settings you are put in. this entire time you are being evaluated so keep that in mind.
- questions about your creativity. Answer Question
Not much room to negotiate.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Owens Corning.
Interview is almost 5 hours long, very exhausting. Met with 1-2 different individuals every hour. Be prepared to repeat yourself as many of them ask the similar questions. Mostly behavioral questions, a few technical
- They give you a brain teaser and ask you to work through the problem out loud Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Owens Corning (Toledo, OH) in April 2014.
The hiring process for this one-year, Financial Analyst contract role, involved a telephone screening, which was really an initial group interview. If the interviewers liked how you responded to their questions over the phone, then you would be invited to take part in a second, face-to-face, group meeting (a week later). Passing the latter would result in you getting the temporary job.
- I will summarize this by phase: (1) Phone Interview: The interviewers’ greatest concern, since they wanted to "fill the role quickly" was whether or not I would look for a fulltime job, on the side, if I were brought aboard. (This question was brought up numerous times!) This prompted me to promise them that I would faithfully stay, during the entire duration of the temporary role. In turn, my only request was that I be notified, in advance, if Owens Corning decided to either phase out the role after a year or turn it into a fulltime, permanent-hire position. (2) In-Person, Group Interview: This disorganized meeting, which made me feel quite awkward, during the entire time I was at the Corporate Office, was made confusing, when the interviewers wanted to know, multiple times, whether or not I had any more questions for them, rather than inquiring about my background as well as what would I be able to contribute to the company if hired. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Owens Corning (Columbus, OH) in April 2014.
Had to have a phone screening to start off. Within the next two weeks you should be contacted about coming to a plant for a tour, dinner with the other candidates, followed by a day of interviews. Typically its two interviews each with a technical person and an HR rep.
- They asked me right off the bat where I wanted to be in 5-10 years. Asked about my manufacturing experience, why I wanted to work in manufacturing. Also asked me about a time when I was working under a time constraint as well as a time when I had to use creativity to accomplish something innovative. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Owens Corning.
The interviewing process was really informative and thorough. I spoke with HR a couple of times and then went through a phone interview and then an in-person interview. I thought it was one of the better processes I have ever had with a company.
- Most of the questions were pretty standard for an interview and I didn't really think any of them were difficult. Answer Question
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