Ultradent Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
QC Microbiology Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ultradent in November 2012.
Interview Details – Hiring process starts with a lengthy online questionnaire. It felt tedious and repetitive, but it appears to be a tool to screen out less serious candidates, as well as judge aptitude and skill sets. I would say it gives the interviewers more of an idea of what to expect that just what the resume shows.
Interview Question – What makes you want to work for this company? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
Line Technician Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person - interviewed at Ultradent in March 2013.
Interview Details – It take forever to get an interview and the hiring process takes almost two month and when I finally get the offer, it took while to give my hiring date. My in person interview took over 4 hrs because I have to wait
Negotiation Details – no negotiatin
Web Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ultradent in November 2013.
Interview Details – Called me to come in. Meet with the design team. Went over my portfolio. Was given a design to complete at home and submit it. Heard back a few weeks later that I'd been given the job
Interview Question – What's your favorite band? Answer Question
Graphic Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ultradent.
Interview Details – Found the job posting on the company site and had to fill out the required information. I received a call from the recruiting member that set up interviews and answered initial questions for me. She was very professional and very kind as well. The first interview was with the manager of the department and it was a 1:1 where he asked me questions, looked through my portfolio, and answered my questions. He tasked me with a skills test in the professional field that I was interviewing for and to bring back the results for a group interview. The interviewer was very kind and personable. Very interested and engaged in the interview. I came back for a group interview with many of the others in the department I would be working. I showed them my portfolio, the piece I had worked on, answered questions, and was able to ask my own questions. After that they let me know what would happen from then and when I would hear from them. They kept in contact throughout the entire process and let me know what to expect. I then received an offer from the manager, and after discussion I accepted employment. I had to fill out paperwork and get a drug test as well.
Interview Question – "Describe yourself in one word" was probably the hardest and most unexpected View Answer
Negotiation Details – I had asked for some negotiation, and the recruiter had already gone to bat for me on the issues that I wanted to see. They did also work with me on the time I needed to be hired.
Unknown Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ultradent in October 2009.
Interview Details – The company utilizes many different organizations to recruit potential employees. I was contacted several times by multiple organizations stating positions were available and my background would fit the company needs. Scheduling of the interviews went as expected with a date and time. As is often the case manufacturing environments can be at times hectic, there were complications with gathering team members for the round table style interview. After several months the company contacted me for a 1-on-1 interview, for a different advertised position.
Interview Question – "What role would you see yourself filling with this company?" The interview was more of getting to know how I would fit within the dynamic of the organization. There was not a specific position title provided so the interview was staged for me to fill in the blanks. As if the right answer would lead to the right job. It seems as though they are always looking for new talent. Answer Question
Field Sales Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ultradent in November 2010.
Interview Details – It was a basic sales interview process. Start with a phone screen. Then you must perform a personality/IQ sort of test online. Then you speak with a manager on the phone answering STAR questions. Then a sit-down interview.
Interview Question – Why are you a better candidate than someone who has dental sales experience? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was alot to negotiate. They will wiggle with the salary, as well as vacation days.
OUTSIDE SALES Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ultradent in April 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview that lead to a personal interview. Ask to sell a product to them. What would my DMO be. Why would I be a good sales person for the Company. Salary req. My knowledge of the industry and territory.
Interview Question – What makes me a great sales person? Answer Question
Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Ultradent in November 2009.
Interview Details – 4 back-to-back interviews and the usual questions. Personable, professional group of people.
Interview Question – A theoretical question - if you were to market piano tuning services tomorrow, how would you make your plan? View Answer
Marketing Manager Japan Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Ultradent in October 2009.
Interview Details – First found out about this position from Monster.com. After applying they responded with an email fairly quickly. The manager responsible for hiring was traveling a lot so arranging for times to talk were challenging. I got to know his assistant quite well. HR had practically no role in the interview process. Upon first contact which was by HR, I was given a online test to complete in 24 hours.
After completion of the test I received a call for an interview, a few days later I had my first interview with the manager responsible for hiring. It was a relatively informal discussion which seemed quite positive. I was told straight up that next steps would be in a few weeks. There was absolutely no contact for 2 weeks. I had to reach out and things started to move again. 2 weeks later I was asked to fly to their HQ for interviews. It took another week to arrange for that meeting.
I flew out to their HQ and spent half a day with them meeting 4 of the sr managers. The next day I had a phone interview with the manager in Japan. I was given 2 assignments, one to be completed over night and the other to be completed in 3 days. This was regardless that I was busy with my own job.
I was left hanging another 3 weeks when I initialed contact again and found out that they offered the position to another candidate.
The people at the company were very personable, but I found the follow up rather lacking. Maybe because I was not their #1 candidate, but regardless I felt that I was left hanging the whole time and for the amount of effort and patience on my part got nothing out of it. It would no have been so bad if I did not have to make contact contact with them in order for things to progress to the next step. It seemed that if I did not instigate action mid way through the process would have been much longer dragged out. It was a frustrating process for me as it was indicated that I was one of their top candidates and after waiting so long not getting the job.
Interview Question – Prepare next years marketing plan for our XXX product and have it sent to me in 3 days. Answer Question
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ultradent in October 2010.
Interview Details – Asked to complete skills test then had 2 phone interviews one with the HR Manager then the Regional Manager. Once passed this interviewed in person with both individuals. Prior to meeting, asked to put together 30/60/90 sales plan before interview as well as prepare with material mailed a 10 minute role play on one of the products. The interview was OK but it was obvious the HR manager was from pharma sales by the questions. Sell me this pen was a dead giveaway. It's dental sales, not pharma sales. They provided videos made by employees which to me were somewhat inappropriate.
Interview Question – Sell me this pen View Answer