Rust-Oleum Interview Questions

Updated Oct 7, 2014
Updated Oct 7, 2014
4 Interview Reviews

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    Area Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Rust-Oleum in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    -Applied online and was contacted a couple of weeks later for a phone screen with HR.
    -Easy phone screen where I was asked about work history and told somewhat about the position but very vague about salary for some reason. After the phone screen HR will tell you about a "homework assignment" that you need to complete for the next step. I'm not kidding....
    -You find out the homework assignment is to create a video about "what motivates you?" and send it in. At this point you'll probably be scratching your head and wondering what you've gotten yourself into here and why they don't just facebook friend you and have you make a youtube video on graffiti with their paint or something.
    -Phone interview with hiring manager that's very easy and straightforward and just went over my background and the position. Here's where it went off the rails for me....The manager said he was impressed with my experience and was definitely inviting me to a face to face interview the following week and told me to clear my schedule because I would be getting call asap to schedule my trip from HR and get me flown out. He was emphatic about this....Then I heard nothing for a week until I emailed HR to find out what was going on and was immediately sent a form turndown email. The manager I interviewed with would not return my call and that was all I heard from them.
    -Never again...Total waste of time, lies, weirdo video, and non responsive after they shut you out of the loop after lying to you. I will recommend fellow colleagues NOT to apply here.

    Interview Questions
    • None...Just know your resume and make it relate to the position. It's DIY sales....   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Rust-Oleum in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    HR manager was about 15 minutes late for the interview. Met with HR Manager for about 45 minutes to cover the basic questions. I was then handed off to the Engineering manager who asked some more job-specific questions.

    I was then given a tour of the full facility by the engineering manager. After the tour, we returned to his office and talked for another 30 minutes. The interview seemed to go well. The Engineering manager told me that he would like me to come back the following week to meet with a couple of other people. He said that they would call me to schedule the meeting the following week.

     As it got to be later into the following week, and I still had not been contacted, I sent a polite email to the Engineering Manager asking for a status update. I received no reply and never heard from them again.

    I consider the Manager's failure to respond to my polite inquiry to be a very rude and unprofessional way to treat a candidate. Overall, the interview process was very unstructured. I was surprised that a company with such a huge brand name operates like a rather small company.

    Interview Questions
    • I really don't recall being asked any particularly difficult questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Talent Acquisition Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Rust-Oleum in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Excellent process - had an initial phone interview with Executive. Followed up with in person interviews at the corporate location with other team members.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Digital Communications Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Rust-Oleum in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Rust-Oleum's corporate office is very nice. Management wasn't confident or clear in the interview process. There were five interviews. First, over the phone. Next was coming into the office. Third, interview again with same manager followed by Sr. Director, and then VP of Marketing.

    Negotiation Details
    Pay range of $35,000 -$45,000
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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