Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at SGS
- Microbiologist (2)
- Manager (2)
- Lab Technician (2)
- Analyst I (1)
- Analyst II (1)
- IT Executive (1)
- Business Development Executive (1)
- Lab Assistant (1)
- Systems Administrator (1)
- Tax (1)
- Tax Associate (1)
- Interview (1)
- Inspection Coordinator (1)
- Product Safety/Quality Assurance (1)
- Chemical Loader (1)
- Dock Operator (1)
- Health and Safety Technician (1)
- Petroleum Inspector (1)
- Electrical & Instrumentation Inspector (1)
- OGC Inspector and Shift Supervisor (1)
- Chemist/Inspector (1)
- Technicien Laboratoire En Microbiologie CQ (1)
- PTO Technician (1)
- Log-in Specialist (1)
- Administrative Assistant (1)
- Testing Specialist (1)
- General Manager (1)
- Area Manager (1)
- Sales Executive (1)
- Sachbearbeiter (1)
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at SGS.
Went over resume and credentials and why I wanted to pursue a career in SGS. Very friendly staff and in-person interview was very calm and straightforward. There were not many or any difficult questions to answer. Preferred individuals who had a passion and interest in science and they contacted you right away!
- What do you plan to learn from SGS? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at SGS.
I first met with the manager and had a one on one interview. I was then given a tour of the facility before meeting with the supervisor and having another one on one interview. Both were very friendly and answered every question I had regarding the position.
- Questioned on various microbiology tests and laboratory experience. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks – interviewed at SGS (Houston, TX) in April 2015.
Very straight forward process. Started with a phone screen , which was followed by a series of face-to-face interviews. Interviewed with a cross-function of people including senior mangers, middle managers and peers. Process was conducted with speed. there was no personality profile as part of the pre=offer process.
- Asked about my project management experience. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
I had a better competing offer.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at SGS (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.
First round of interview was with HR and went pretty smooth, next was face to face interview with manager. They looked very impressed and said will get back to me about the hiring decision. 4 weeks and NO reply from their end at all. Finally I had to contact them back and heard that they choose other candidate. Highly unprofessional when it came to communication.
- Laboratory Experience Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at SGS.
Phone interview with HR, phone interview with hiring manager. Hiring manager was late for one of the phone interviews and I had to call the HR department to locate him. Face to face interview with hiring manager and his administrative assistant. Met with lab people, tour of the lab, interviewed with other insignificant people within the lab.
- The hiring manager did most of the talking and hardly asked any questions. They asked if I was willing to travel and how I go about building relationships. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral Experience
Very personal interview, no standard questions, just an opportunity to meet you and try to figure you out. Not much experience necessary for an entry level position, just be persistent. The person that shows they want the job and who is persistent will get the position.
- Questions to evaluate your reactions to different circumstances. Answer Question
There are no negotiations for entry level positions. Hire in, prove yourself, request a raise after 1 year every year for the first 4-5, if you are worth it you will get it. After 4-5 yrs you add a lot of value and have plenty of room for advancement.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at SGS (Denver, CO).
I submitted an application online, and was contacted for an initial (short) phone interview with an HR specialist. She was very nice, and after a couple of questions told me I would be forwarded on to the next level. The next interview was another short interview with the administrative manager at the local facility. He was very pleasant, and we discussed the job and salary requirements. I was invited for a face-to-face the same week. At that interview, I met the facility manager as well as the gentleman I spoke with on the phone. We had a great talk about the job, responsibilities, expectations on both sides; I even learned something about the industry, which was very cool. After a few days, I was contacted by the HR Specialist again, who informed me I wasn't selected for the position. There had only been one other candidate, and she felt that they hired that person based on a lower salary requirement. I understood this; everyone has a bottom line they have to watch.
- The question I was asked was what would happen to a car that was being tested on a dynamometer if it jumped off the machine. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No Offer
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at SGS (Aurora, CO).
Great experience through the interview. It was very informal but let you express what you can bring to the table. The atmosphere at the site was very intellectual which is a good fit for some. I feel that this position is great for those that can work independently
- Name something in this room that is unsafe Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at SGS (Fairfield, NJ) in July 2014.
The interview process was fairly simple. Initial phone interview then face to face interview with managers. Just be confident, be personable, speak well and research about the company so that you are aware of what they do.
- Why SGS. Answer Question
There is not much room for negotiation. You could get them to pay you a little more if you sell your experiences.
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at SGS.
Panel interveiw, expect 4 or more in the room
- Whats your greatest weakness and strength Answer Question
Pay depends on what site you get, shoot for Valero...they get better raises after each year of work
Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review