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Owens-Illinois Interview Questions

Updated Nov 20, 2014
Updated Nov 20, 2014
14 Interview Reviews

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    Finance Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Interview Details

    Spoke to them at a job fair and was invited to the HQ for an introduction and five 30 minute interviews. I spoke with several directors as well as a member of the HR team. Speaking about past experience and behavioral questions took up the majority of the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What is an example of a time you did outside of school or work to improve your skill?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Owens-Illinois in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview with a staffing agency first, that wants people with Electrical Engineering Technology degrees and mechanical experience. Then I had a panel interview with two other a lead and his manager, who wanted someone that knows electronics and wants / knows hot to learn how stuff works and how to fix it, who also wants to work changing shifts and in hot enviroments

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time that you took charge of a project and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation available
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Warehouse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Windsor, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Windsor, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Owens-Illinois.

    Interview Details

    interviewed with hr and warehouse supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Batch and Furnace Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How to describe my self within 10 years of being working for the company.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Owens-Illinois in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview. Then I went to lunch with my future colleagues. Interview process is quite smooth and very efficient. A lot of questions about my resume and my previous experience. No very difficult and unexpect questions. Several days later I received a call from my manager. no negotiation on the salary. Several months I was on board.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Perrysburg, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How would you approach moving the sales organization along the spectrum from more order-taking to more business / industry consulting?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    AREA SALES MANAGER Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How would you, personally, deal with cut-backs and belt tightening?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Almost Any Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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