Sara Lee Interview Questions

28 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

48%
33%
18%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

58%
13%
11%

Interview Difficulty

2.9
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR recruiter one month after applying on the company website. Interviewed by six managers from three cross functional departments Managers were very nice and interview process was very lengthy.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe in detail how you would help a coworker that was having difficulty in completing a project.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Superior, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Superior, WI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sara Lee.

    Interview Details

    Easiet interview I ever had. Just want you to have reliable transportation and maybe some experience in customer service. There was no behavior questions.They want you to have a car and show up everyday. If you can convince them that you're not a lazy person you'll get hired. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. They just need someone reliable.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sara Lee in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I haven't completed the process yet. I have had 1 screening phone interview with the recruiter which I passed. I had 1 phone interview with the manager which I am awaiting results on. I was given a 2 week time frame for which she said they would contact me to let me know if I will be moving forward with an onsite interview. The onsite interview will consist of a case study, interview with another manager and interview with the director.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Procurement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was brief but effective. Panel interview was unfair. Questions did not apply to position. One person was late and disrupted the process. The Excel test was riduculous and nobody I have ever worked with in purchasing would pass this test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sara Lee in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    just the normal behavioral

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Multicultural Brand Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got my information in the HR department though a direct recommendation of a colleague who knew the hiring manager and I was expecting him to call, not HR. Any way, sometimes can be a requirement of HR to be the first to talk to me. The interview went for about 45 minutes and it was to focused on small details of the resume instead of requirements of the job and questions about how I was qualified to take over them. It was a very different interview from all the others. I unfortunately did not had a specific job description and that is always hard, since you can not prepared as you should. If that happens to you with Sara Lee or any other company try to insist on a description. I think helps both sides.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about interacting with different departments of the company while managing the multicultural strategy of several brands and their owners at the same time?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Contracts Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sara Lee in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was phone-screened by the recruiter and then phone interviewed by the hiring manager. Interview was on a conversational level. The changes going on at the company was discussed. The current company goals were discussed. My background and qualifications were discussed. The position for which I was applying was a temporary position - approx 7 month position - and the interviewer was very interested iHavn the level to which I could interpret and manipulate excel formulas and algorythyms. The next step is to interview with the IT procurement lead. This did not happen. The recruiter has been non-responsive to my questions regarding opportunity status. Having only been in the job searching arena for two months I am not sure if this lack of communication is common; it is very annoying and discourteous.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you aware of all the change that is occuring here at Sara Lee?   Answer Question
    • Describe an experience you had in the negotiation of contract terms, conditions and pricing.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Sara Lee in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview, questions like tell me about yourself, there was allot of questions on P and L analysis, forecasting budgeting, sales and marketing, qtys, products, reporting structures. years of experience, and product lines. Is travel required, why are you leaving your current job, how would you market a product. Whats your currect salary and vacation expectations.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    yes
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed via phone then flown to Dallas for interview. HR rep didn't seem to know what was happening with the hiring manager and that piece of the process. It was frustrating because the hiring manager made me an offer, then the HR person said she still needed to interview me again which I thought was backward.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was made an offer considerably below my expectations but because of my circumstances, I felt compelled to accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sara Lee in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Selling off divisions as I was interviewing for the position within those divisions? Not sure what that says about the company as a whole. I felt the interviewer was trying to catch me in lies about my resume. I took it as a insult and did not return any declined offer.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Call and email

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

Work at Sara Lee? Share Your Experiences

Sara Lee

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.