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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at James Hardie full-time (more than a year)Pros
Good base, great commission but above all excellent training and priceless experience. The job is tough and there is a fast paced competitive environment around the office and team. Of the team that I worked on 3 had opportunities for advancement and two were terminated and one stayed where he was. 50% advancement is unparalleled. I was offered advancement but opted to move towards something more relevant to my degree. Your expectations are set pretty low here so there is no confusion. You will be made a expert in the field and sare your knowledge with every homeowner you can, most often door to door. Starting off in the mid thirties with cheap insurance with excellent coverage, 401k match, gym ament and other great perks is not typical for entry level jobs. The incentive plane gives to the opportunity to make an additional 1200 to 4000 a month do the math that's a great package of an entry level candidate.
I am glad my opportunity took my away from hardie to a field that utilizes my degree but would go back in a second. I should have paid them some for the experience. My time at hardie put me ahead of my peers in my new field.
This is unequivocally the best product in the market.
It's not really a sales position, it's a marketing position. Your schedule will not be complicated with building proposals, presenting, following up and closing.Cons
The summer months can be tough. The competitiveness and drive to exceed goals can be overwhelming at first. It's not a shirt and tie job you may have imagined coming out of college. Sometimes the oppsfor advancement involve relo.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at James Hardie.Interview Details
I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter within a week. After the initial phone screen there was various online testing (personality, IQ) and then I was invited to an onsite panel interview with department managers and the hiring manager.
They asked me to come back for a plant tour and interviews with plant employees about a week later before being given an offer.
The total compensation offer, including bonus, was about 20% above my previous salary so the negotiation was quick and straightforward. The interview process was too long and drawn out, but the recruiter did a good job keeping me up to date on next steps.
The interviewers were all very open and willing to answer questions, even tough questions about some of the negative online feedback, which made my decision much easier.Interview Questions
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