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No Offer

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Engineer
Buffalo, NY

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Praxair in September 2012.

Interview Details – I spoke with a recruiter at a career fair and was signed up for a interview on the spot, interview was scheduled a week after career fair. Interview was about 45 min long with the original recruiter i met representing the mechanical side and an additional interviewer representing the chemical side. Interview was both behavior and technical, the behavioral was standard, nothing unexpected or challenging. The technical was very challenging, I was asked to read graphs, explain flow charts even recite equations and troubleshoot a potential problem.

Interview Question – The most difficult aspect of this interview was that i was never told the actual position (and responsibilities) i was interviewing for. I asked several times for more information and was simply told it was a general engineering position and the responsibilities were vague. However when interviewed almost all the technical questions were geared toward a equipment engineering position. All the questions focused on being able to size and choose the correct equipment for a situation, such as sizing a heat exchanger or compressor or choosing the correct type equipement for a given application. Had I known this i would have prepared for the interview much differently.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
The Woodlands, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Praxair in May 2012.

Interview Details – Panel interview that was focused on the interviewee than what the company was offering. A presentation of project experience was required. This presentation was requested with adaquate time to prepare prior to interview.

Interview Question – How was the communications between the applications interfaced?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Minimal negotiations occurred.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Praxair in June 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and received an e-mail to schedule the phone interview. I thought the interview would be a real interview with the hiring manager. However, it was not. Some person on the phone just asked me behavoral questions and typed up my answers. The whole process took 1-2 weeks.

Interview Question – Can't recall, but one question was "Tell me about a time you had to do something outside your responsibilities. What did you do?"   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
Houston, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at Praxair in February 2011.

Interview Details – Company tests your knowledge of engineering fundamentals. Behavioral skills matter for engineers

Interview Question – What does the company do?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
Tonawanda, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Praxair in November 2011.

Interview Details – on campus interview

Interview Questions


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering
Tonawanda, NY

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Praxair in July 2010.

Interview Details – process started with a phone interview, followed by a full day of interviews. Two 1-1 interviews, then a presentation, then more 1-1 interviews. Very organized agenda. People very knowledgeable.

Interview Question – design a flow sheet for a water gas shift reactor   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at Praxair in March 2012.

Interview Details – simple process, can not remeber

Interview Question – what can u bring to my company?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Praxair in May 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online; received a phone call for a phone interview; scheduled and completed phone interview. Was invited onsite for an interview with plant manager and others; completed panel inteview and plant tour. overall interview process was average.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Praxair in May 2011.

Interview Details – phone interview with the hiring manager, asked simple questions about my experience related to the job applied. Declined for further interview chance because of visa problems.

Interview Question – Any knowledge of gas separation?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering

The process took a day - interviewed at Praxair in October 2010.

Interview Details – I applied for the position through the corporate website. Their website is rather antiquated and the resume system they use is nearly impossible to use correctly. I received an email from organization roughly two-three weeks later.

The interview process was rather straight forward however I was not expecting the significant technical questions asked. This may be unusual since I did not interview with an HR person but a potential manager. However, the interviewer was calm and laid-back and did a very good job walking me through the interview. The interview took about 50 minutes.

I have not received an offer for an onsite-interview yet but I am in contact with the interviewer. The interviewer hinted to me that the process is slow and will take its time.

Interview Question – Describe your approach to convincing and informing non-technical stakeholders about a particular technical/engineering decision.   Answer Question

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