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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vistakon in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went through a hiring agency kelly services and interviewed with kelly services first then got a chance to interview with Vistakon. Basic and scenario questions were asked. They were looking for detailed scenarios. I thought it went very well. I waited a couple weeks and didnt hear anything so contactes Kelly Services about the position and was told it was filled. A couple weeks later Kelly Services contacted me that another position opened and they want to offer me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time that you overcame a difficult situation? What makes you a perfect fit for this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Territory Business Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Vistakon.

    Interview Details

    2 with district manager, 1 field ride with current representative, 1 with regional director (fly to Jacksonville), 1 more for offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you received negative feedback from a customer and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Refuted first offer, had to show proof of last company's offer to get then to come close to meeting my old salary. They did come close though so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Process Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Vistakon in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews mostly which did not pertain to my specific position but more of what kind of person I was and general business information like what is GMP (good manufacturing procedures) and what is six sigma. What were my goals in the company and a basic rundown of past employment and qualifications. You have to start at this company as a temp employee with Kelly services and work full time you have two years to prove your worth and get hired on permanent. So some of the questions deal with what you have accomplished so far.

    Interview Questions
    • What is six sigma and how does it pertain to you.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    What my pay would be. What was expected of me and was told of all the benefits I would receive when hired on really wasn't any negotiating all process tech start at the same level and the more you learn and how quick the faster you move up in the company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Control Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Vistakon in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was just a bit of a wait to hear back after applying to a position, only because of the background check process! Over-all, not bad at all when I compare it to my interview with a bank for a P.B. Postion. ( Banks don't play around! ) of coarse I was still nervous when I went in for the interview. Considering, it's one of the largest companies in the world. Like all other interviews, if you do your homework and preparation then you should not have a problem! They strongly encourage promotion from within the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have good vision and a posses a little above average mechanical understanding.   View Answer
    • Can a person apply without any experience? Do they train you or expect you to hit the ground running?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There's not much to bargain, pretty much everything down to how much you make, to when you are capable of getting raises and reaching bonuses etc...
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Optical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Vistakon in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter for Vistakon got in touch with me while I was working for a direct competitor. I believe I was about 2 years into my job, and although it seemed like Vistakon's opening was a position at about the same level, I kept an open mind and a phone interview was scheduled. Initially, it was with a manager type who's name I forgot, but a couple hours before the scheduled interview, it was changed to an optical engineer named Greg. Greg told me during the interview that he goes way back with my PhD advisor which was good news as I thought we could then go deeper in our conversation. However, upon talking to my PhD advisor the next day, he said he never heard of him, and I remain confused till this day.

    Interview Questions
    • There was really only one question: why are you most excited about for this position? Most of the conversation was basically navigating around my current work at the time, and since I couldn't disclose any of it, it made for some awkward, interesting, and challenging conversation.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Director of Research Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vistakon in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    I received and responded an unsolicited email on my work account. After a few discussions, which were actually phone interviews, I met with the Regional VP on site and the current Director of Research Operations. The meeting went well. Both were very cordial. I made a good impression with the Director, but not with the VP. If I would have done a better job connecting with him, I would have been offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of manager would you like to have?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle working with a team that was older than you and had more experience working in the field than you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Scientist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Vistakon in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was initially called for a phone interview after my application was found on-line. BAsed on my performanace I was flown to Florida for a face to face interview, where I was interview by about people over the course of the day ranging form HR, the hiring manager and people from other divisions. I was asked about my doctorate and and talked about how I could relate it to my job. The people were great and I often wonder if I made the right decision about turning it down, but, se la vie.

    Reasons for Declining

    It was a tough decision between two very good opportunities. Ultimately, I chse to decline the posotion beacue of the location and the liklihood that my wife would be able to find meaningful work as well. She was interview at Vistakon and was well received, but without a clear understanding of wnat was to happen I did not feel comfortable with the move.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    R&D Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vistakon in April 2007.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview at at conference, then a follow up phone interview and was offered the position within a week. Everyone is pretty nice there and friendly. The work was pretty easy and everyone seemed laid back. I only was there for a few months as an intern, so I may have a limited perception.

    Interview Questions
    • Name an instance when you saved your company large sums of money.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Vistakon in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    "Tell me about yourself" is the only question you should be prepared to answer... Never had an interview like that before. But, pretty easy. It seems they truly just want you to provide an overview of your experience and how each previous position relates to the one you're applying for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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