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No Offer – Interviewed in Flagstaff, AZ Mar 2013 – Reviewed May 13, 2013 New
Interview Details – Their process is very careful, but it is a joke. They grill you through panel interview after panel interview to make sure you are the right fit for their 'total team/cyborg' culture. To be fair, they want to make sure you will like their flavor of koolaid that you will have to drink. I was fine with that, but after on campus interviews, I was told another would be scheduled and had virtually no contact until I forced the issue 6 WEEKS later - then got a "thanks for the PHONE interview, but we hired someone else'. For a company that prides itself on respect for the individual, this was the most disrespectful and deceitful process I have been through. I would NEVER interview with them again.
Interview Question – How do you think you would fit in here?? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Mar 2013 – Reviewed May 7, 2013
Interview Details – Applied online through the career services website with my school and got accepted for an on-campus interview. They described the process as: 2 interviews to get the position. Unfortunately, I only made it to the first interview.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 18, 2013
Interview Details – The hiring/interview process can take some time - weeks and months even. The recruiter called me on several occasions and kept me informed. I had several interviews before actually getting the offer. The interview teams asked a variety of technical, behavioral and cultural questions. They were very professional and really wanted to make sure I was right for their organization as well as Gore being right for me.
Interview Question – They are all unexpected. You should just be yourself and answer truthfully. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Flagstaff, AZ – Reviewed Apr 3, 2013
Interview Details – I have applied to the Flagstaff Area a few time, for various positions and it's all about how you answer the interview "quiz". Most are not luck enough to get past the recruiting dept, if you resume isn't worded the way they like you will get looked over. I tested this by submitting 2 different resumes for the same position but different buildings. And remember the culture will also change depending on the age of you interviewing panel, some agree with what you read and some don't. It's a hit and miss interview process that even the people that have been hired don't understand!
Interview Question – What brand chemicals did you previously work with and if you and another employee have a issue how do you handle it? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I went in for a 1st shift position and when they came back with the offer it was a 2nd shift position. They claimed it was because someone copied and pasted a previous position that was 1st shift.
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 12, 2013
Interview Details – Applied through school career services website and visited them when they came to campus for an information session. I talked to them and gave them my resume at a career fair. A couple weeks later I was asked to come in for an interview. Very easy questions about me and what I knew about Fore.
Interview Question – Tell about a time that you worked in a group and were unsuccessful. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 11, 2013
Interview Details – Submitted my resume on my school's career service website. After a couple weeks, they informed me I was selected for an on-campus interview. This was a 2-on-one interview, and fairly easy. They mostly went over my resume and asked basic behavioral questions. Lasted about 30 minutes. That was about a month ago, and now I'm just waiting for them regarding the 2nd interview.
Interview Question – Tell us about a time something went wrong on a team and how did you fix it Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 6, 2013
Interview Details – Got the interview from a information session through my University
Interview Question –
What are the steps to making a peanut m&m?
Have you invented anything? View Answer
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 5, 2013
Interview Details – Applied on campus career recruiting website and was offered on campus interview.. Got an on campus interview that lasted about thirty minutes and consisted mostly of tell me a time when questions. People were nice and felt like it went well but got a rejection email about two weeks later.
Interview Question – Tell me about a group project you have had that you really liked - what did you do for it and how did it turn out? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Phoenix, AZ Nov 2012 – Reviewed Feb 20, 2013
Interview Details –
Had two interviews. First on campus interview was with two associates. They asked a few simple technical questions and some personal info. Overall very laid back.
Second interview was in Phoenix at their offices. Starting at 8am and running through 12pm, there were 5 interviews with 2 associates in each. Similar technical questions as before, just a bit more in depth. Also fairly lighthearted for the most part - all of the associates I met were very nice.
Interview Question – Given *a medical device I had never seen before*, what would you consider when designing this? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Flagstaff, AZ Feb 2009 – Reviewed Feb 3, 2013
Interview Details – Phone screen followed by an in person interview usually. Interviews are supposed to be scripted, but often end up just being a discussion. People will be tempted to 'nail' the interview; don't be. This is not one you should win for the sake of winning. Be honest with yourself and make absolutely sure that this culture is the right one for you, otherwise you'll be unhappy. Use the interview to gain as much perspective on the culture as possible, and don't be afraid to take a pass if the culture doesn't seem an absolute fit for you. Seriously.
Interview Question – The most important question to evaluate and answer is related to dealing with others- conflict resolution, teamwork, direct communication. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate, but the company is generous to begin with, so negotiation was narrow in scope.
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