Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Steelcase.
Very drawn out process. Communication gaps often lasted for weeks. In total, there were 4 phases, 7 interviews, and 3 hours of personality/cognitive tests. Ultimately I was one of two final candidates when they hired internally instead. Despite their encouragement, this slow decision-making culture would deter me from applying again.
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Steelcase (Grand Rapids, MI) in March 2015.
The interviewing process consisted of a series of three phone screenings, when then ended with the job not being funded and the posting canceled before an in-person interview could occur. It was disappointing that they couldn't move forward with the position because of budgeting. However, it's interesting that I saw the same position posted on career websites for up to a month after I was told that the position was canceled.
- Reviewed my work history and reasons for leaving each job. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Steelcase.
The interviewing process went very well.......through all five interviews. A bit overkill for what they are looking for. I thought it was a lock and 4 out of the 5 interviewers liked me very well and I had an onsite recruiter really pushing for me but one of the interviewers didn't like an answer to one question about how a conflict was handled 15 years ago. More qualified than any other candidates and was exactly what they told me they were looking for but the position was a non-started due to one thing.
- Watch out for anything about dealing with conflict. Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Steelcase.
I get the interview through on campus recruiting, and i got the interview the day after. The interview questions are not hard and the stress level was low. I think the recruiters are looking for personalities and related experience,
- can you share about your outsourcing experience Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Steelcase (New York, NY).
Was contacted by HR manager for marketing and set up interview for later that week. They were looking to hire quickly. Met first with two members of the team and was asked all behavioral questions. Asked to a second interview later that week and met with the director of the group. Interview was less formal and was more about getting to know me.
- Give an example of conflict that you've had in the workplace and how you dealt with it Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Steelcase in November 2014.
This was an opportunity online posted by a headhunter. I submitted my info and was contacted within a day by the headhunter who told me this was an immediate need. Strangely, the total process took something like 11 weeks, and was punctuated by long periods of silence. The process included a written questionnaire followed by a call with the hiring manager, an online test, and face to face panel interview. Everyone that I spoke to at the recruiting office and at Steelcase was friendly. Overall this was a positive experience for me, it just seemed unorganized as things would go for several weeks at a time without any contact. If I reached out for an update, no one seemed to know what was happening. I had actually given up on the opportunity when they called me to come in for the face to face meeting. I was not offered the job, but that does not mean that I had a bad experience. I had some warning signs early in the process that my skills and pay expectations were not a perfect match for the job so I wasn't heartbroken. If another posting from this company came up and matched my skill set I would certainly consider applying with them again.
- Interview questions were the typical "tell me about a time..." type of questions. As this was a sales type of role, they did also ask me ahead of time to prepare a short presentation on any topic that I liked and present it as part of the panel interview. I think the most stressful part of the process was the online test. You are given a personality test and a critical thinking test. You can't really study for these tests and afterwards you have no idea what your results were. The critical thinking test is quite arcane. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Steelcase in October 2014.
HR contacted me via email to setup an interview with 2 people who were in the Marketing Department. The interview went really well. They asked the typical questions that they were required to by Steelcase. i.e. Describe a situation in which you had to overcome a setback in a project and what did you do...etc. They were both great and described what the position would entail and went through their background with the company. I was then contacted for a second interview and that one was with the Director of the Department. That interview also went well, but I wasn't quite prepared for that interview as the second in the sense that the second interview felt more like small talk than questions about my background.
- When did you know that you had made it? When did you have that "Aha" moment? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Steelcase (Grand Rapids, MI) in May 2014.
Two phone interviews then on site interview. The first interview was screening. The second one was not that different. The third one which is the on site one was more intimidating.
- Tell us about time you had conflict with your group member? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
Met with HR rep first, then a second time with the hiring manager. Most of the questions the interviewer asked were not related to the job description. I think they were looking for a way out of the interview (see most unexpected question)
- An illegal question regarding my marriage status was asked. Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Steelcase.
Hiring/Interview process is very professional .
- Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Answer Question
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