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Innovation Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Racine, WI
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Racine, WI
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The process took a dayinterviewed at S.C. Johnson in November 2010.

Interview Details

Very positive interaction with potential colleagues over the phone. The actual interview day seemed quite long, lasting 8.5 hours. Each interviewer on the list will have a packet of information in which they must fill out for their "calibration meeting" at the conclusion of the interview. This packet is a list of behavioral type of questions in which the candidate must give specific examples of their actions/roles in said questions. Four of the seven people I interviewed with said they did not like using the packet but they had to. The people for the most part were very gracious and seemed to like their jobs. With SCJ being a private company, the work culture is quite different than publicly listed companies in regards to employee benefits and perks. Also, their employee title system seems to be different than most I am accustomed to. Personally, I experienced a complete lack of professionalism and decorum from one interviewer (at a Director's level) who answered her office phone (on speaker phone) during the interview and repeatedly used curse words to the employee on the other end while I was sitting 3 feet away. I had only been in her office for less than 5 minutes. It was at that point I was no longer interested in working for SCJ.

The recruitment process took 3 months from the time I spoke with the recruiter to the decision.

Interview Questions
  • Please be very specific about a time in which you had to be the coach for a colleague. Explain the all the circumstances around, what led you to your decisions and what the outcome was with that individual.   Answer Question
  • Please be very detailed about a time when you had negotiate with a superior for a decision in which the two of you were in disagreement. What resources would you draw from to make a specific case for your point of view?   Answer Question
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