Schnitzer Steel Interview Questions

Updated Jul 9, 2015
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    Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    I applied directly through the website and received a call from the recruiter about a month later. On the day of the interview, I arrived and sat in the waiting room. The recruiter delivered me to the interview room where the interviewers met me. I emailed the recruiter directly to ask for a status some weeks later and they never responded to my email. I feel as though if people take time out of their day to come to an interview, they deserve a simple response regarding the decision and why they were not chosen.

    Interview Questions

    • - Tell me about a time where you had to drop everything to work on something else? - What do you know about the company? - Asked a lot of details pertaining to resume & confirmed my skills.   Answer Question
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    Senior HRIS Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel.

    Interview

    Typical initial recruiter once over, then off to the hiring manager. Was pretty quick once I got to the hiring manager. After speaking with the manager of the department who said she would be scheduling an additional interview with the team manager, I never heard back. So unprofessional. I looked at the longevity of most of the people and seems like they've had major turnover in the last 6 months.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked with an HRIS system?   1 Answer
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    Site Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tallahassee, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Tallahassee, FL).

    Interview

    I was brought in for a interview to be a site manager. it lasted about 20 minutes I was told basically that the previse two people had be let go for safety and job performance but they knew that they were stealing just couldn't prove it.. they offered me a sizeable amount more than I was making at my current job a few days latter that was much better than I thought would be.

    Interview Questions

    • not real questions were asked what p&l exp did I have. payroll exp did I have   Answer Question
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    Laborer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (San Jose, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Very simple - didn't ask a lot of questions, they seemed to be in a hurry and it felt more like speed dating. The primary interviewer didn't show for about 15 minutes after the interview.

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    Labor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Oakland, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Started as temp employee. Then filled app within 30 days of temp. Normaly hesrd from other employees is 3 months or more. You needvto know someone in the upper management to get hired...lol...Very easy going.

    Interview Questions

    • Experience? Willing to work O/T and sat/ sun night shift? You start.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Easy

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    Management Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Everett, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Everett, MA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with HR recruiter followed by group interview with eight I ndividuals, including the direct line manager. The setting was intimidating, and it was tough to recall all the names and keep focusing on the questions. Questions were as normally would be expected, nothing out of left field. In the end, my experience wasn't as well matched as another candidate's, so there was no offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you like to improve or don't like about yourself?   Answer Question
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Portland, OR) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Great interview process, the recruiter kept in touch the whole time and guided me through the process. I knew what to expect the whole way through.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They were very fair with the salary the recruiter asked me my salary history in our first conversation and they were right on cue with what I was expecting.

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Portland, OR) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Great company, all the interviewers were knowledgeable. I had 3 telephone interviews, 2 group interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you would like living on the west coast.   1 Answer
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    Metal Grader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Eugene, OR) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Rehire after layoff in 09

    Negotiation

    I had to take what was offered.

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    Commercial Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Schnitzer Steel (Surrey, BC (Canada)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    There was about six interviews, one with each senior manager and an IQ/EQ test. They asked in-depth questions about my experience and the things I was interested in professionally and otherwise. There was a strong focus on desire to learn and ability to manage/motivate other people. I was very impressed with the calibre of the managers and the respect with which they treated me as an interviewee.

    Interview Questions

    • If I knew how to read the COMEX/LME metal pricing indexes.   1 Answer
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