Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PolyOne (Avon Lake, OH) in April 2015.
Interesting interview process. I was emailed by a member their HR team and she setup a phone screen. A week or so later, after speaking to her, I interviewed with a member of the OpEx hiring committee and then interviewed with a second member of the hiring committee. Both interviews were very easygoing and probed for fit, specifically leadership experience and leadership potential. I felt like the interviewers really valued my prior work experience and were generally very positive.
- Tell us about a time when you led a team to complete a task. What are the top three qualities of a leader? What does leadership mean to you? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PolyOne (Akron, OH) in February 2015.
Sent in resume and was called in for 3 individual interviews. Very young men. Went very smoothly. They didn't talk much and tried to make me start conversation. They asked very few general questions and then asked about things on my resume.
- Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PolyOne in February 2015.
Three rounds of 30 minute one on one interviews with three different people. The interview I had was on my college campus. Most of the questions were basic interview questions, like "Tell me about yourself,"...etc. There were some behavioral based questions, and some one interesting, fun non-traditional question, which I listed below.
- What is the color of money? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. I interviewed at PolyOne.
Multiple interviews conducted for this position. First one was conventional, but the one's to follow focused on people skills more than anything. As always, knowing as much as possible about PolyOne helps tremendously. Research and learn what is important to the company and how you fit into that environment.
- Questions were not "difficult". Enthusiasm, smart word choice and proper credentials should be enough. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted Offer
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at PolyOne.
Easy going interview. Focused on position and abilities and good fit. Was offered the position same day as the interview. Description of job duties did not end up being what the job actually was.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at PolyOne (Avon, OH).
Was contacted by P1 internal HR recruiter. Polite, friendly. Role was clearly spelled out in job description. Salary. bonus, etc was in line with role & responsibilities. The interviews went according to plan. I felt comfortable answering any questions about my skills, knowledge and experience. I came away thinking this was a slam dunk. No word for 2 weeks. I called and no reply. 3-4 weeks later they contact me and said they were reorganizing and would get back to me. No decision was made. Surprise! 2 months later they call back and want me to take another day off and interview for the same role. Met 50% of the same people and then the old school decision maker. I was prepared and felt, once again, this was a slam dunk. No answer for weeks. I called numerous times to find out what happened. A senior leader did call me back and said the last person I met thought I didn't want the job since I didn't ask any questions. !!! Well after being there multiple times, doing my research, meeting and answering 10+ peoples questions, and knowing the company for 20+ years, I didn't have any more questions. Needless to say I am happy I did not end up here. The location is not ideal either. Last, it too 3 phone calls to get reimbursed for my expenses, car, hotel, meals, etc. That sort of sloppy HR should serve as a warning.
- Do you have any questions? 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PolyOne.
2 behaviour interviews, 5 year goal, why polyone, Why operations, Run through resume
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at PolyOne (Avon Lake, OH) in April 2014.
The response from the corporate recruiter was 3 days after resume submission. I had 2 phone interviews before being brought in for 2 rounds of face to face interviews lasting over 4 hours each. Also had to take an online personality test and a selling skills test. Overall great experience, the people were super friendly.
- Who was your best friend in college and what was he better at than you. Answer Question
No negotiation, good offer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at PolyOne in March 2014.
Signed up for an interview on campus. Had two 30 minute interviews back-to-back. The first guy was young and spoke more about himself and the doors that PolyOne opened for him. It was hard to make an impression because he dominated most of the conversation and I did not want to be rude. The second interview was with the hiring manager, who asked simple questions like " Why Polyone?", "What do you know about us?" very simple questions then one behavioral about a time I used my financial acumen. They interviewed for two days on campus and this was there last stop on a tour of five schools, so a lot of applicants.
- Why do you think you would be a good financial professional? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PolyOne.
-Phone Interview with HR rep -Phone Interview with IT Director -In-person interview day: 4 IT Managers, 1 IT Director and CIO -In-person interview day: 3 IT Managers -In-person interview day: 2 IT Directors and 3 IT Managers -Phone Interview with IT Team Member = 2.5 Months
- What would you do if you had to do 3 things, but only had time to do 2 1 Answer
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