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SMC Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales Manager Interview

Sales Manager

I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at SMC Corporation.

Interview Details – Initially meet with a Sales Manager who asks the standard HR type questions. If that Sales Manager likes you, he/she will set up a second interview with another Sales Manager or a Senior Account Manager.

Interview Question – The questions that are asked are of the basic HR influenced variety. There isn't anything that will catch you off guard.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Quick and easy. There is no negotiation. The offer is the offer, end of story.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Inside Sales Support Representative/Customer Service Interview

Inside Sales Support Representative/Customer Service
Noblesville, IN

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at SMC Corporation in January 2014.

Interview Details – Applied through Staffing agency on accident. Got interview with SMC..went great. Said they would contact me withing 1-3 weeks. I never heard back. I even called SMC and left VM's. Nothing. Complete disrespect to applicants.

Interview Question – Describe a time you had to overcome a challenging situation.   Answer Question


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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Chicago, IL

I applied online - interviewed at SMC Corporation in February 2014.

Interview Details – Had to travel up to Chicago for the interview. 3 questions out of an interview manual read by the branch manager. No tour of the facility.

Interview Question – No difficult questions. A quick, what is the worst situation scenario. A What is the best situation scenario and lastly a what have you done that made a customer really happy.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Clueless about the industry management, wishy washy about expectations, didn't know who their competition is.


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Design Engineer Interview

Design Engineer
Noblesville, IN

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SMC Corporation.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview. Then an in person interview where I was asked all the HR questions. Then a third interview with the entire team I would work with.

Interview Question – Just typical HR questions about how you perform under certain pressures and in specific types of situations.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Design Engineer Interview

Design Engineer
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through other source and the process took 6 months - interviewed at SMC Corporation in January 2010.

Interview Details – Four interviews. First a phone screening. Next an informal face to face with some team members. If accepted, one comes back for two more. Each gets more formal and rigid.

Interview Question – Actually the whole process. SMC didn't dwell on technical prowess, instead the regimen is a behaviorial style geared toward either Sales or Factory worker.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Declined the first offer because they low balled me. They came back with what I was asking


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Assembler Interview

Assembler
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at SMC Corporation in November 2008.

Interview Details – good interview just the one

Interview Question – do you do splunking   View Answer

Negotiation Details – easy


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Supervisor Interview

Supervisor
Indianapolis, IN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at SMC Corporation in March 2008.

Interview Details – There were many personal questions on how I would handle a given situation. Not necessarily work situations, but the answers given could very well be able to glean some insight into how I think. It was an excellent interview and I was very comfortable with what I was asked.

Interview Question – How would I deal with knowing that someone of my peers was stealing from the company, but not stealing anything company related?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering
Noblesville, IN

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SMC Corporation in August 2010.

Interview Details – Panel interview with situational questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. How do you handle a lot of tasks? Have you encountered group conflict? How was this resolved? Have you had to take the role of group leader? Have you failed to meet a deadline? Why? How did you handle it?

Interview Question – Have you failed to meet a deadline? Why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/a


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Systems Analyst Interview

Systems Analyst
Pune (India)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at SMC Corporation in December 2011.

Interview Details – First step was an aptitude test followed by a technical test. Those who cleared those tests were called for a 1 to 1 technical interview which was followed by an HR interview the next day for shortlisted candidates. The results were declared in the afternoon on that day itself.

Interview Question – How does the printf statement internally works? give detailed explaination from user space to kernel space in C prog in the context of linux.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Dy Area Sales Manager Interview

Dy Area Sales Manager
Pune (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SMC Corporation in April 2011.

Interview Details – Thoroughly professional, through contracted consultants or references from current or previous employees. Written test at branch followed by interview by branch head, zonal head and national head accompanied in most cases by the MD

Interview Question – "Could I handle Sales?" as I was from maintenance background then   View Answer

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