Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Weir Group
- Software Engineer (1)
- Engineer (1)
- EHS Manager (1)
- Project Engineer (1)
- Executive Assistant (1)
- Master Scheduler (1)
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Weir Group (Fresno, CA).
The interview is about 4 hours, where you will be individually examined by 4 different managers of the company. The interview is very technical, but you also get the typical questions as well. For example in the screening phone interview, "where did you go to school?", " what was your GPA?", and more. For the second interview, know all you can about centrifugal pumps. More importantly, tell them why you are interested in working there, what other jobs you have applied to and ( If like me you have had previous jobs) tell them directly why you left your last company? Also, what do you like about engineering and what don't you like?
- What do you like about engineering and what do you not like? Where else have you applied to? Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Why did you leave your last job? What is NPSH? 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Weir Group in October 2014.
Started with great momentum, then slowed to a painful crawl. The HR Rep who initially contacted me seemed to think I was a great fit for the initial position listed, then when not chosen, thought I'd be great for a position vacated by an internal employee. HR didn't seem to be fully aware of the decisions that were apparently taking place behind the scenes.
- I can't recall any question being particularly difficult, but the entire process was tedious. I was first contacted by a Weir Group HR Representative. I had a phone interview with the HR Rep which was over an hour long and very intensive. I was then called back a couple days later to schedule a face to face interview with two department executives. I thought the interview went well. I wasn't contacted again for two or three weeks, and was told that an internal candidate was selected for the position, but that the executives were impressed with me and recommended me to fill the internal employee's vacated position, which would not be externally advertised, and though internal candidates would be considered, it would likely only be two, and they didn't have the experience I possessed. About a month went by, with sporadic updates from HR, each time giving me reason to believe that I would be a shoe-in for the vacated EA position; that personal interviews with each departmental executive (3) would take place, more as a formality, once the third executive was in place and when one of the other executives (HR VP) returned to the office from traveling. Finally after about another 2 weeks, I was called with the news that another internal candidate was selected without an interview process and despite the original executives' recommendation of me. The HR Rep I had been talking to about these positions seemed as though he was caught off guard and completely surprised by the turn of events. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Weir Group (Fresno, CA) in February 2012.
They are bunch of idiots there. No one knows whats going on
- You don't have a degree so why should we hire you? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Because everyone in town knows their reputation
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Weir Group (Fort Worth, TX) in June 2011.
Took a long time to get the interview. Professional interview. Panel including human resources, engineering. Seemed very organized. Plant tour was impressive. Had not heard of the Weir Group before the interview. Interviewers seemed to know what they were talking about and what they were looking for.
- How would I make a difference? 1 Answer
There was no negotiation.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Weir Group (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in April 2014.
A lengthy recruitment process starting from Recruitment Adviser and ending with a VP. 2 telephone, 2 face-to-face and one skype interview. One intelligence assessment and a PPA (personality) profile had to be completed.
- Questions on personality profile Answer Question
Very rigid during negotiations.
- Accepted Offer
There were 8 rounds of interview. They test your basic logical reasoning skills. How your common sense is used. There was aptitude round, written programming round, interview with team lead,project lead,branch head,HR and finally they appoint you. It might it terms of contract / as trainee / as permanent if they are really impressed.
- Basic analyzing skills 1 Answer
They gave me 20,000 less than what i asked for.
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