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Updated Oct 23, 2014
Updated Oct 23, 2014
24 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    first round interview, phone interview, about 20 minutes. second round interview, on site, with 4 people, total of 75 minutes. resume questions and behavioral question. No technique questions. interviewers are nice and friendly

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Albany, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Univar in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by a Univar contract talent acquisition consultant. I then completed a pre-screen
    employment questionnaire after which I had an interview. I went to the interview wearing a suit and tie. In contrast, and this was a major red flag in my opinion, one of the two men from Univar looked like a bum (that's right I said it) because he wore nothing more than a ratty looking flannel shirt and bluejeans.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a question on the pre-screen questionnaire and it was, "Tell me about a strategy you’ve used to sell to a difficult customer."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Technical Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Univar.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter phone interview.
    Then I interviewed with someone in sales. THen I interviewed with the business develeopment manager. It is relatively easy if they are not expecting you to have done the exact same thing before.
    Expressing willingness to learn and how you can do it is key.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Supply Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Univar.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in Bedford Pk, but they seemed nonchalant, not in a hurry to hire. I met with 3 individuals, good people. They all seemed guarded on information they gave out and there was no direct HR involvement.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Univar.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by phone and face-to-face with the Cleveland branch Sales Manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about my knowledge on specific industrial products.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Phone conversation with the Sales manager.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Univar.

    Interview Details

    In person interview with direct manager, then follow up interview with two other managers.

    Interview Questions
    • What were the opportunities for advancement   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    didn't really negotiate. At the time it was an outstanding offer with a great company. I was anxious to accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Supply Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Univar.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR - Met with hiring manager 1:1 - Interviewed with Director - Was hired in about 1-1.5 month

    Interview Questions
    • Supply Chain Director is hard on numbers and concepts. Use plenty during interview discussion   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They will definitely low ball you. Be prepared to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by a recruiter, & had my first interview via phone through HR. I then met with the hiring manager the follow week, and then had my third interview the week after with the GM, Administrative manager, & HR manager.

    Interview Questions
    • just your basic interview questions, nothing outside the box   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Credit Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Univar.

    Interview Details

    Sent resume and went straight to an inperson interview. Only 1 interview which included both my immediate supervisor to be and the Director of Corporate Credit. Offer came a week or so later contingent on a background check

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Univar in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email the same night asking me to come in for an interview. I answered the email the next day and was very excited to meet the Customer Service Manager. When I arrived for the interview, the customer service manager was filling in for a short-staffed desk. I was asked to take a look around and did exactly that. After I had walked around the retail store numerous times, I decided to return to the check-out counter. The person interviewing me was still helping customers. I was asked to fill-out an application and sign a release to perform a background check. The interview took place right there at the service counter with other employees listening in and walking around. Very unprofessional. This should have been a sign of things to come. I had a very pleasant experience, despite the numerous distractions and unprofessional interview location. The CSM was very friendly and explained the hiring process. After we had a conversational-style interview, I was on my way, feeling very good about my performance. I followed up with an email and received a response within two hours that I would be meeting with the sales manager. The sales manager sent me an email around 10pm that same evening asking me to come in for the second interview. I arrived and proceeded with the interview, which was a little more private. It lasted all of 20 mins and he was sending nothing but positive vibes. He even explained that he would be in touch to schedule a skills test the following week. I followed up with an email the next day. No response, which was expected. A week later, I sent another email asking if I was still being considered for the position. No response. Another week later, I sent an email, this time to the CSM, basically asking if they had selected a candidate and if not I was still very interested in the position. Still no response. I found this extremely unprofessional and thought that after two interviews a "No thank you" would be in order. But not at Univar. They showed an overwhelming interest in me, until for an unknown reason, I never heard another word. In the end, I am pleased to not have been offered the job, because I would hate to see how they treat employees when they are signing your check. Just be ready for a VERY unprofessional interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Will you stay with Univar if hired?   View Answer
    • After explaining that I had been laid off from my previous 4 jobs during the second interview, I was asked, "What makes me think you will stay here when you were with this company X amount of time and this one for X amount of time?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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