Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Northborough, MA) in June 2015.
Tough interviews. Talked with six R&D employees in 2 hours. The interviews were very tight and I hardly have time to ask a question. They asked a lot of detailed information in my resume. Understanding every word on the resume is really important. R&D engineers liked asking technical questions. The manager of the group is nice.
- Describe the managing style that you don't like. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Charlotte, NC) in May 2015.
Great interviews. I was actively seeking new employment though I was currently employed. The local Manager was easy to get along with, The recruiter (telephone) was informative. The Regional Manager was very thorough (2d interview).
- The interview was great. I am providing feedback for other candidates related to the hiring process; I was offered a role with the Company. In fact, the role was promoted to a greater role than to which I originality applied. Excitedly, I SUBMITTED MY 2wk NOTICE WITH MY CURRENT EMPLOYER and I submitted information for background checks conducted by 3rd party. **When I reported for my urinalysis, my name was entered wrong (not mis-spelled, completely wrong). **The 3rd party later (again) contacted me for "residence information" for living in Europe, but I have never lived in Europe. I told them that I worked for a European based Company in the US. **The 3rd party called me a few days later and said that they could not verify my employment with the European Company and wanted me to contact the Company. I told them that my contacting them would not fulfill their need to verify. Still, I gave them an alternate telephone number. **The 3rd party also could not attain copies of my High School transcripts. I finally gave up. I did not see the value in working for a Company that uses a third party background Company who cannot complete background checks. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took a week – interviewed at Saint-Gobain.
I was contacted by company recruiter and my information was forwarded. I was then scheduled for an hour interview to interview for both positions. At that time I was in the process of accepting an offer so informed them that I was no longer I interested.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Saint-Gobain.
Very long and needs lot of preparation including presentation. Thesis presentaion or previous work presentaion. Tough questions were related to in depth technical studies. You need to know what you are talking about in your presentation at depth.
- How to define success? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Saint-Gobain.
20 minutes explaining the process and terms and than about 30 minutes of the Supervisor explaining the procedures and why the company was hiring to catch up on there back log.
- Why do you want this job? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Saint-Gobain in October 2014.
Talked to recruiters during university career fair. Scheduled an interview time with them the next day on-campus. Was told that I would hear back via a phone call if I was selected for the next steps. Received a phone call some weeks later and told I would get an email from the director of the department hiring. Received an email to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview conducted that same week. Offer came ~1 month later by phone.
- Why are you personally interested in sustainability and what does it mean to you? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Malvern, PA) in October 2014.
Met recruiters at Campus Recruiting Event, was asked to come back next day for an interview. First interview consisted of behavioral and resume based questions, then asked what I knew about the company and position. Had a final round interview a month later in their office, had 4 different 30 minute interviews with different managers of their department. Asked about resume, what I knew about the position, asked if I had any questions for them.
- Why Saint Gobain? Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
Interviews were very structured and quick. When the company wants to make something happen, or even if there are hiccups, the company will work hard to accommodate your requests. I would suggest the interviewer be prepared to ask a lot of questions to sniff out the challenges of the job prior to accepting an offer.
- What are your short-term and long-term goals. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Pittsburgh, PA) in May 2014.
Online application with cover letter submitted. Contacted by HR 1 1/2 weeks later to schedule phone interview. Initial interview by HR over the phone with detailed questions about resume. Second phone interview with positions manager 1 week later. Finally, meeting out of town with team for final interview. Very friendly and questions going both ways. Each member of the team (2 managers and HR) had a form with questions/topics to discuss. Very detailed.
- Asked about methods used to "cold call" potential new customers. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Northborough, MA).
Speed interview. Half day with 2 other candidates. Started at 7:30am, required to give a 20-30 min presentation 4 times back to back to various groups. Next was a tour of the campus and then lunch. All went very fast. Barely had time to ask questions as I was presenting or answered them most of the time. There was a host who followed me all day which helped a lot. Generally people were exceptionally nice. No curveball questions. Had an answer back in 3 business days.
- No real difficult or unexpected but be prepared to talk about your resume and know you presentation by heart. 1 Answer
Made an offer and it was accepted. No negotiation.
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