Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Northborough, MA) in June 2015.
Basic interview questions about schoolwork and resume. Interviewer described what the company does and where it is going. Met one of the engineers at the R&D facility for a one on one interview. Very relaxed and comfortable interview
- Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Valley Forge, PA) in May 2015.
Interview process was very easy, I was hired on the spot. I interviewed with Jeff Wing, who is the Senior Accounting Leader. He is a nice guy but he can get off topic and rant about random things. If you are a sports fan I suggest that you bring that up because he will love it. If you show that you are competent that is all that is necessary.
- Previous job history, applicable skills, etc. Questions were very simple and not intimidating. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I 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
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I 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
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I 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
- 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
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Worcester, MA) in May 2014.
long process, interview by HR, then interview by hiring manager, then onside interview, then job offer, then reference checks, then background checks, HR was very helpful to go through the process
- technical 1 Answer
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I 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.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Latrobe, PA) in February 2014.
Hiring process was smooth and pain free. The HR department was small but presented the company well. It was a relaxed interview and I never felt like they were interrogating me like previous interviews I have been through. I would recommend to stay clam and they will understand.
- Who did you hear about our company? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Northborough, MA) in January 2014.
The whole interview process with Saint-Gobain was a good experience. The recruiter followed up with me frequently to ensure I was being contacted by others to keep the process moving. While it took about two months to get through the interviewing prior to offer, it was done well.
- What do you bring to this position that no one else can? Answer Question
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