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    Purchasing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at TPC Group (Houston, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I initially did a phone interview with an HR-rep and the VP of Purchasing. Both seemed friendly at the time and quite determined to flll the position. However, when I showed up for the actual face to face interview, I was interviewed by four people, and the interview was more like elementary and interrogating in nature. I could tell that they were looking for someone who could do grunge work, clean up messes and make them look good at the end of the day. I found this organization to be very weak in nature and searching for some Pie in the Sky stuff that not even the folks in the interview was capable of. I would suggest that anyone looking at this company, keep looking, not worth the interview or agony of having to sit through it.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult situation did you face and how did you handle it?   1 Answer
    • What has been your greatest accomplishment?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The oranization seemed to be one that wasn't really sure of itself, and the managers seemed a little sketchy at best. I remember in the iterview process, seemed like they were holding back some improtant details about the job, or their answers to certain questions were "guarded". I just didn't feel comfortable with this company.

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    Communications Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at TPC Group (Houston, TX) in March 2009.

    Interview

    My first interview was on campus at the career center. I was interviewed by engineers who had no idea what they were looking for, but that seemed pleased with my resume and GPA. I was later invited to their office in Houston for a second interview. I met separately with the two individuals I would be working with in their communication department. I come from a marketing background, but they seemed to really want someone with more of a communication/PR background and constantly pushed writing skills. I felt as though my interview was just them telling me what I should be and was therefor a complete waste of time. I did not get the job, but I felt as though I did not want to work in that environment anyway.

    Interview Questions

    • What kinds of projects, research or outside activities do you do to enhance your writing skills?   1 Answer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at TPC Group.

    Interview

    Sequential panel

    Interview Questions

    • Very direct, appropriate questions on experience relevant to position   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Advesarial.

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