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Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
10 Interview Reviews

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    Assistant to Chief of Human Resources Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Sensient.

    Interview Details

    I went through an agency. Very professional atmosphere, pleasant interview. There seems to be tons of potential for growth. Also, the people are very pleasant. Excellent pay and benefits. I do believe you have to have a very strong personality to work for Sensient.

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    A/P Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sensient.

    Interview Details

    met with 3 people, normal questions, easy interview, how do you handle stress, qualifications, tell me about your background. One even just explained his job and never asked any questions. Hard to give 50 words, I don't think there were 50 words during the interview process.

    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sensient.

    Interview Details

    Heard of Sensient through a recruiter. Went through two interviews: the first was with the HR Director; the second was with another HR Manager, and the HR Director. Both were pleasant, professional, and engaging. The emphasis was on the amount of work that needed to be done (the HR function was until recently seen as "personnel" rather than a world-class asset). Seemed to be the true differentiating aspect to whether or not a candidate was a fit. Thought there was a good fit and that we both liked each other. When the recruiter called back, she said the company was putting a hold on hiring for the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Chemist I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sensient in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was extremely easy. Only one TSM manager was a stick in the mud and asked very angry questions. Every person was able to reiterate how important the culture was and how the want someone to contribute not just be there. Interview was all dry. Very little emotion was showed through out process. Questions were NOT formatted at all.

    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate anything. In fact, HR cut out my recruiter completely and asked in appropriate questions to me.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Finance Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    very rigorous

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a conflict with your superior.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    compensation package was too low.

    Declined Offer
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Office Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Sensient in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with our top three leaders and felt that they truly communicated the expectations, the culture and the role to me. I wish more companies would take that approach instead of going into a recruiting "sales pitch" to candidates. This is why most candidates go into culture shock immeidately after a hire.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself? Since I have been in the field for a great length of time, I didn't want to use the value time to discuss my entire career and ended up focusing more about the recent expertise and background.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Sensient in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    HR sent me the interview schedule on time and had details covered (who will be meeting and their titles). Interview lasted 5 hours. Met 7 people. Got chance to have a plant tour. People I talked to looked professional but somehow a little rigid.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Confidential Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sensient.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly easy. They focus too much on mentioning how formal the company is, which is an understatement, more like walking on eggshells. Didn't care about my knowledge but my personality.

    Negotiation Details
    They provided range I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing and Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sensient in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very professional and organized environment. Nice interview, wrong fit.
    As explained very frankly during the interview, you have to fit into the almost military organization, it is a fit issue. There is no casual Friday and the full suit is required. Otherwise, very dynamic organization, it sounded like a very nice opportunity, a shame that I have to go home eventually at night.

    Interview Questions
    • Cold you please present yourself at the interview with the following dress code (and there was a long list)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    GM Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Sensient in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Worked through placement service. This was a professional experience.
    Phone/video interview cancelled once.
    One on one interview was unprofessional. President late fr interview, etc...

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Unprofessional posture of Sensient management. Very rigid. Bad references on CEO.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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