Thomas & Betts Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
Updated May 2, 2014
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  1.  

    Drafter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Thomas & Betts in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    You would expect a CAD test if you're applying for a drafting position, so that's OK. But you would expect the test to be right... I took their 45 minute "test" and passed in about 10 minutes, and then explained to them how it was totally screwed up.

    After that, the interviewing process was nothing special. "What are your strengths/weaknesses, nothing creative there. Very typical.

    Was hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • Just that typical "What are your weaknesses" question   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, and to this day, things like pay NEVER get negotiated
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Field Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Thomas & Betts in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview, a multiround in person with HR and the Sales Manager, Phone interviews with the regional VP sales and the VP

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    pre-negotiated and got it the next day in writing
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Design Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albuquerque, NM
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Thomas & Betts in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication from the Human Resources Department at Thomas & Betts was very comforting and lends to the fact that there are great people working at this company. After speaking with the HR Manager, I was simply asked to have an on-site interview with the Plant Manager, Engineering Manager, and an Engineer within the company. This, too, was a very natural, comfortable experience, as the current employees (from the Plant Manager to the Engineer) were very personable, and asked useful questions throughout the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was, "What do you see yourself doing in 10 years, and how did you get there?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate for the salary directly with the HR Manager of the site. They were very professional, and allowed counter-offers without rescinding the initial offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Thomas & Betts.

    Interview Details

    All day interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Thomas & Betts.

    Interview Details

    Rejected after they learnt that I'm an international student. This was really frustrating as I was told on the phone that they don't have a problem with that.

    The interview process was pretty general. I sent my resume with a cover letter online and received a call from them after a week for an interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Thomas & Betts in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very little communication or planning went into the hiring process. Surprisingly the interview was mainly with management, with the standard questions. The pre-screening was minimal compared to other companies.

    Interview Questions
    • The off the wall questions like what's your biggest weakness.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiating as they would not pay much. Salaries were low at the plant I worked at unless you were one of the old timers.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Thomas & Betts.

    Interview Details

    -Take aggressive, unrealistic CAD test
    -Interview with supervisor
    -Interview with supervisor
    -Interview with HR

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewers were not prepared for interview. They asked cliched questions such as, "Tell me some of your strengths" and "In three words describe yourself."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Quotations Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Thomas & Betts.

    Interview Details

    You will go through interviews with several managers. First interview will be with Human Resources. Second interview will be with a product manager. Third interview will be with Regional manager and final will be with your departmental manager.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not very difficult. One unexpected question was asked. Why is a manhole cover round?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Very simple but if you do go to work for them make sure you get the salary you want. Raises are few and far between and not very good when you do get one
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Mechanical Assembly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hackettstown, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hackettstown, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Thomas & Betts in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    My initial interview was one week after I applied for a job. I had taken an intelligence test and had an introductory interview with a supervisor and a human resources employee. After a couple weeks I was called in for a second interview where I took a drug test and was given word that a job was available to me if I wanted it.

    Interview Questions
    • why did your military experiance end earlier then what was contracted?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    negotiate? theres no negotiation for an entry level job at thomas and betts...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Thomas & Betts in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    First I did a "mechanical" test, looks more like a logical test. Second I had an interview and they asked me what are my personals projects and my professionals projects and we discuss about the company. Third I get an physical test in a clinic.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you prefer to work alone or in equip with someone else?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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