I have been working at H.C. BrillPros
People are friendly and its a great industry. Industry seems to thrive even in recession conditions. They're are all sort of goodies to be had as this is a Baked goods company and employees can buy at wholesale prices.Cons
The workload is heavy in my area. Need more hands on deck. Would like to have more development opportunities available.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Bring in some additional resources in the groups. The current staff in some areas are over worked.
This does not apply company wide. I believe that the additonal resources would bring about better proformance results.No opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through other source. The process took a week – interviewed at H.C. Brill in July 2009.Interview Details
I arrived 20 minutes early and waited in the receptionist area a total of 52 minutes, 32 minutes PAST our scheduled interview.
I was given a very informative plant tour by the plant TPM Manager that lasted over an hour. We sat in his office discussing continuous improvements and cost saving CIP measures for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, i was led to the Production Managers office and asked the normal questions.
"Tell me about yourself"
"What are your strengths?"
What is the first thing you would do if hired"
That interview lasted about 20 minutes. Then, I interviewed with the Plant Manager. There, I was asked questions designed to get to know me and my managerial style.
Lastly, I interviewed with the HR manager. His questions were a repeat of the questions that I had before and I found him uninterested as I gave my quick replies. He often looked out the window in his office as I spoke. He did tell me that a choice would be made that evening after I left on which candidate to hire, me or one of the other two.
In all, it was a very disappointing process. THEY called me after having reviewed my resume on a local job board and asked me to drive in 250 miles to interview. Then, the HR guy wouldn’t return or take my calls. It took me 8 days of calling and emailing almost every day to get him to tell me that they went with another candidate.
The entire process left a very bitter taste in my mouth. I felt as if I were given an interview in order to fill a quota and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone already determined was always penciled in for the position.Interview Questions
No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
- What is the first thing you would do if hired? Answer Question
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If you love ooey-gooey-good baked goods, H.C. Brill has found your thrill. The company, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based global ingredients giant CSM, makes a wide variety of commercial bakery products, including frozen doughs and batters, icings and glazes, powdered and liquid fillings, whipped toppings, and frozen cakes. It also makes consumer products such as prepared mixes for bread, brownies, cakes, and puddings, as well as fruit-based glazes and fillings. Brill is part of CSM Bakery Products North America unit, which also oversees CSM's Best Brands, Multifoods...