Interviewed at S.C. Johnson
Interview Details – A recruiter reached out to me via LinkedIn. Gave me a phone interview where some basic resume background information was asked, and told me to apply online and that she would pass my resume onto the hiring team. This was over a month ago, and I have never heard back from her. I tried following up, but my emails were ignored. It is a bit unprofessional to reach out to somebody and then ignore them when they try to follow up with you.
Interview Question – How do you feel about living in Racine? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at S.C. Johnson.
Interview Details – Interviewed by more than 10 people. Many in hR. none are great interviewers. A lot of repeat questions. The most weird was my would be boss kept asking "how would you do x or y... " I answered but felt as if I should have charged them for an hour of consulting.
Interview Question – The last one before you was very talented. How do you know you won't fail? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not much.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at S.C. Johnson in July 2010.
Interview Details – HR Manager was on speaker phone remaining silent, while group panel discussed the position, my credentials, et cetera. I forgot the Hiring Manager was even there, she did not speak once. She must have took a corporate cat nap. Overall the interview experience was a 7 out of 10 point scale.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at S.C. Johnson in August 2011.
Interview Details –
Screening interview with recruitment agency. After that, first interview in the headquarters with Human Resources and then with sales director and account director.
The company looks for enthusiastic professionals eager to pursue a long-term career within the organization. It doesn't matter if you don't have experience in the field they "sell" you a career plan with continuous formation. Just be yourself and show passion for sales and marketing.
Interview Question – Would you work in the logistics department as part of your career plan? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation depends on experience and level of studies
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at S.C. Johnson.
Interview Details – Recruitment goes directly and via recruiting companies (international like Ancor, Kelly Services). First interview with recruiter. Second interview with HR specialist, by the phone. Questions are regular: description of education, professional background, experience, achievements, reasons for changing the job, expectations in compensation package. If everything is OK, company invites you to the office for face-to-face interview with HR director to clarify some specific and sensetive points (regarding professional experience, language literacy, motivation) and if OK you will have interview with Sales Director. Interview goes in Englis as it is official corporate language. Most of questions are about professional experience and cases to understand your real professional level, motivation, compliance with corporate business model and culture.
Interview Question – Actually questions are common for sales people. Nothing extraodinary. It looks that most unexpected questions concerns business culture to identify if candidate is comfortable with fare competition and business model based on fare and transparent rules. Or if the candidate on opposite relies on various less transparent tools like extra bonuses to get order from client, various gifts etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was quite simple. There was some small discussion about fixed salary amount. I was offered initially the lowest possible amount but claimed for little bit more than average, which was OK for company as their evaluation of my professional level met their best expectations. Everything elce was standard: company car, insurance, health care and sport subventions.
The process took a day - interviewed at S.C. Johnson in August 2011.
Interview Details –
Typically SC Johnson conducts phone interview with potential employees. For on-site interviews, the company flies you into either Milwaukee or O'Hare and picks you up with a dedicated driver in a Surburban.
Many of decisions in the company are made by consensus, so as expected, the interview day is full of 1 hour interviews with different individuals. At the end of the day, the interviewers get together and discuss their impressions with the interviewee.
Interview questions are typical behavioral questions (i.e. tell me of a time when you...) One interviewer was tasked to ask Intellectual questions to dig deep into the practical understanding and thought process of the interviewee.
Interview Question – Tell me of a time when you had a difficult decision to make. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated through a recruiter. Explained salary and benefit requirements and expectations were met.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at S.C. Johnson in January 2013.
Interview Details – Behavorial interview questions and technical competence questions. "Tell me of a time when you had a difficult situation - what did you do and what were the results?" Interviewed with 5 individuals. One interview was technically based and the others were behavorial. No skills test per-se, but technical interview probed at past experiences and depth of knowledge
Interview Question – What was your most challenging project Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at S.C. Johnson.
Interview Details – Many questions about situational experiences and not many questions about technical experiences. Very strange questions about women and management.
Interview Question – Is there such a thing as a glass ceiling? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was an offer, but no negeotiation.
Pros: Good Relations with peers, in general colloborative work environment, widely spread in the world if you are interested for an expat position, not in financial difficulty – Full Review
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