Vesuvius Group

Vesuvius Group Reviews

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Vesuvius Group President and CEO François C. Wanecq
François C. Wanecq
8 Ratings

    Great place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Design Engineer

    I have been working at Vesuvius Group full-time (more than 3 years)


    Great people, great pay, industry leader. Many positions allow for engineers to experience all aspects of product development (R&D/Testing/Qualification, Product Design, Product Manufacturing, and customer trial)


    Depending on the product line group, there are a variety of expectation (ie excessive hours - 50+ hrs/wk) and are extremely performance/results driven. Spider web of department structure is very confusing. Too many hands in the cookie jar!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified account managers, many dont know what day of the week it is.....

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Vesuvius Group Interviews

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Mechanical Drafter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago Heights, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago Heights, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vesuvius Group in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is not as difficult as you thought. You will be assigned on one task and asked to be finished in one week. Then they would test the result to determine whether or not to hire you.

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask you to finished one task. I got the one I needed to make a drawings for the existing mold in one week.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate any salary. That is the weak point.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Headquarters Ghlin, Belgium
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Vesuvius Group is a manufacturer of industrial equipment used primarily for the production of glass, iron, and steel. The company's products include ceramics, refractory products, and flow control systems; it also provides casting, finishing, and construction services. Vesuvius also makes machinery for the production and processing of aluminum and assorted minerals. The company is a part of Cookson Group's ceramics division. Named for the famous Italian volcano, the company was founded as Vesuvius Crucible Company in 1916 and acquired by Cookson in 1986. The venture has... More

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