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APM Terminals Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2017
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    Safety Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elizabeth, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a year or more. I interviewed at APM Terminals (Elizabeth, NJ) in May 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by three people simultaneously, and they took turns asking questions.

    In my case, I was personally asked by an APM Terminals executive to interview with this company, even though I am employed and am not looking for a new job. As I respected this person, I agreed. However, both he and the interviewers knew that I work in the construction field, and was coming directly from a jobsite. I even reminded them of this during the interview. So... two weeks later, the ONLY feedback I get was that I didn't represent myself well because I wasn't dressed fancily enough. I was dressed pretty well, but apparently they expect a full suit and tie, even if that's not appropriate for the position you're trying to get.

    To make matter worse, the way I got this feedback was the following - this executive who I respected, and who personally asked me to interview, sent me a nasty kindergarten-style email in the middle of the night. He berated and insulted me about not dressing well enough. It was extremely childish and immature - and this guy holds a top executive position at the headquarters in The Hague.

    Long story short - expect schoolyard immaturity, rent a tux even if you're interviewing to clean the toilets, and vanity matters more that job ability!

    Interview Questions

    • What would your last boss say is your biggest weakness?   1 Answer
    • They will grill you about every single day you spent unemployed between jobs on your resume, getting way too personal and inappropriate.   Answer Question

    APM Terminals Response

    Jun 15, 2016 – Head of HR - NAM/EUR Portfolio

    Some sound advice for all candidates on how to dress appropriately for interviews: Dress One or Two Levels Up. "The rule of thumb is that you dress one or two levels higher than the job that ... More


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    Operations and IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at APM Terminals in April 2014.

    Interview

    It was very easy it was over the phone. They ask you a bunch of questions relating to your personal background and your interests. Very simple nothing to stress about.

    Interview Questions


  3. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at APM Terminals.

    Interview

    Straight forward process. Asked about prior work history. Strengths and weaknesses. Process now has gotten a bit more involved with panel interviews with directors and manager level. Usually a few rounds of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing particularly difficult or unexpected. Interviewed seven years ago so process has changed slightly.   Answer Question

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at APM Terminals (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Great interview process with professional people. It was an easy process if you have good experience and a great background. Looking for qualified people with excellent work ethics and sound judgment.

    Interview Questions


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    Assistant Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at APM Terminals (Charleston, SC).

    Interview

    Received call for current operations manger to schedule phone interview. I called into the interview and immediately he got down to business. No introduction, no causal chat like most interviews, no tell me about yourself, no anything! He began to tell me EVERY NEGATIVE aspect of the job and that this job is nothing like the description. He told me that the days are very long, sometimes up to 15 hours. You are outside 90% off the time under a crane directing movements. He advised that that the last "college degree" person quit on him after two years so he may be reluctant to hire another. He was rude and at the end of the interview told me to "try APM Terminals in Portsmouth, Va. They are more white collar than us" Needless to say, I had nothing to ask/say after that.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you be ok with telling someone the age of your father what to do?   Answer Question
    • Why should I hire you and you're just like the person I fired?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Hague (Netherlands)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at APM Terminals (The Hague (Netherlands)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    cognitive and personality Tests, that must be usually completed before the scheduled phone interview, phone interview of about half an hour which was very general, your background, why would you work for APM Terminals, your strengths and weaknesses, etc; if you get through the phone interview stage, you will be invited for a face-to-face interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • your background, what is the link between your previous experience and the current position; a lot of technical questions about basic financial concepts, what are the components of a balance sheet, P/L statement, how to conduct a company valuation, market cap, etc..   Answer Question

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Operations Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at APM Terminals (Mumbai (India)).

    Interview

    Negatives
    -Terrible in terms of selection of Candidates for interview for a specialized position.For a post of Port Operations - Field one of the busiest port in India a BPO exp candidate was called,later was reject after two rounds saying this was not his field.
    -No proper communication regarding the various shortlist round results
    -Way to much preference given to Locals.

    Positives
    -Proper facilities for travelling to the location for the interviews

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to change your field?
      What if we give you the opportunity in your field itself ?Will you change your job  
      1 Answer

  9.  

    Operations Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Apapa, Lagos (Nigeria)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at APM Terminals (Apapa, Lagos (Nigeria)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    A test followed by interview. the 1st is a test compulsorily for all applicants irrespective of the position., if passed, then the interview which is about the position applied for. The interview process usually takes 15 - 20mins. leadership skills are tested as well as credentials presented are vetted. it is basically professional on the role applied for, nothing else and its not a hard process at all

    Interview Questions

    • Two sets of 50 questions in 12 minutes.
      If passed, followed by Physical interview  
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No, salaries were fixed


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at APM Terminals.

    Interview

    good and friendly, comfortable, four stages, online,telephonic, personal, presentation, interactive, online followed by on site folowed by personal interview followed by telephonic interview followed by on site interaction and discussions

    Interview Questions


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at APM Terminals (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Short and clear procedure. One meeting with manager, other with HR about conditions. Procedure was not totally clear before start of it. As it was an overseas position, lot of information was given during the process and not in a very structured manner.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your worst quality, what are you really not good in?   Answer Question

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