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Owens-Illinois Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 9, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Batch and Furnace Supervisor Interview

Batch and Furnace Supervisor

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Owens-Illinois in August 2012.

Interview Details – Interview by phone first, later person to person interview with plant manager direct reports. Interview was generic asking more the contribution site of having you as part of the company.

Interview Question – How to describe my self within 10 years of being working for the company.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Perrysburg, OH

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Owens-Illinois in January 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process takes a long time and you interview with a lot of different people. The on-boarding process isnt' very good.

Interview Question – Behavioral Interviewing questions - you will be asked for very specific situations and a lot of follow up questions regarding things you implemented, challenges you faced, etc.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Warehouse Interview

Warehouse
Windsor, CO

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Owens-Illinois.

Interview Details – interviewed with hr and warehouse supervisor.

Interview Question – If I had warehouse experience?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Field Engineer Interview

Field Engineer
Perrysburg, OH

The process took a day - interviewed at Owens-Illinois in November 2011.

Interview Details – Dry interview. HR lady was not having it. Because my background was not what they were looking for I was not offered the position. Moving on.

Interview Question – How are you in working with groups?   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing
Toledo, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Owens-Illinois in July 2009.

Interview Details – Communications were clear and contacts were available for logistics and directions. Interview was in-depth with international executive. Expectation was less than 1 hour, however questions and discussion initiated by primary interviewer extended to 1.5 hours and included broad perspective questions as well as specific behavioural questions. Group interview was a more casual environment, probing into specific skill sets and background. People seemed genuinely excited about the company and the culture. The physical space was modern and comfortable.

Interview Question – How would you approach moving the sales organization along the spectrum from more order-taking to more business / industry consulting?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

AREA SALES MANAGER

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Owens-Illinois in February 2008.

Interview Details – I sent in my resume on the advice of a friend who works there. I was contacted about 3 weeks later from HR for a phone interview. The process was pretty normal, although the panel clearly consisted of people who could not care less. Big turn off. I was taken to the cafeteria for lunch, followed by a personality and IQ test that day. Was called a week later, brought in for a 1:1 which was better, but I didn't have a good feeling about the company. The work culture seemed fairly benign, the people nice, but showed a lot of wear and tear from present challenges of the company. I would research any company I applied to much more thoroughly before I agreed to any interview! Lesson learned.

Interview Question – How would you, personally, deal with cut-backs and belt tightening?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Didn't like the sense of low morale, and truly was turned off by the location.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Almost Any Interview

Almost Any

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Owens-Illinois.

Interview Details – Internal promotion from hourly to salary.
Unless you were born into the company or the plant manager asks you to apply for the job, don't get your hopes up. Every position I applied for was given to a blood relative (or a bed partner), regardless of their lack of skills, education, and ability.

Interview Questions

  • One panel member did nothing but demean my educational achievement and berate my previous suggestions for operational improvement   View Answer
  • After I offered my ideas at the interview, one of the panel members later presented the exact ideas as their own   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Manager Interview

Sales Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Owens-Illinois.

Interview Details – Process was good. Interviewed across multiple departments. Hiring manager asked the least amount of questions.

Negotiation Details – easy to negotiate with


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Manager Interview

Manager

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Owens-Illinois.

Interview Details – Totally unorganized. No interview experience from those giving or at least didn't seem with the plant level. Corporate interviewers were better.

Negotiation Details – Back and forth on basics.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

OMDP/Project Engineer Interview

OMDP/Project Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Owens-Illinois in October 2011.

Interview Details – 1st Interview (1 hr) - On-campus with one HR rep and one engineer asking behavioral questions

2nd Interview (2 days) - Perrysburg, OH
The first day we visited the plant in Lapel, IN which is 3.5 hours from Perrysburg, making it a long day on the bus. The second day we had a case study where we were divided into teams to present ways to increase cullet availability, four 1:1 interviews, and tours of the R&D labs and quality labs.

Interview Question – Give me an example of a time when you were a leader and had resistance to your actions or decisions.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had a more competitive offer at another company, and also a lot of the current OMDP's commented that they were often bored...

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