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Chemtura Interview Questions

Updated Jan 18, 2017
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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fords, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Chemtura (Fords, NJ) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I meet with the HR manager and the lab manager both of them are pretty awesome people. The interview feels more like a conversationa. However, they get to know you between that conversation. I will gladly accept any offer from them.

    Interview Questions

    • Who was my favorite history character? Which instrument was my favorite?   1 Answer

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Chemtura (Gastonia, NC) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Talked to lab manager and discussed roll in the lab. Lab employees walked me through the laboratory and showed me each piece of equipment and ask me questions about the equipment to make sure I was knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None


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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chemtura in March 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted application through a university. The company reach-out with an in person interview on campus that was then followed up with a site interview. Site interview included tour of offices and then the manufacturing plant.

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    Finance Talent Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middlebury, CT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chemtura (Middlebury, CT).

    Interview

    I was contacted through Linkedin by the HR recruiter. He sent me a message detailing the Program. Entry level Finance program. 4 - 6 month rotations throughout the Finance Departments. All rotations typically on the Middlebury CT Campus. I replied back that I was interested in learning more about the program and attached my resume. The recruiter then applied for me through the Chemtura website using my resume. He then emailed me the job description and information about the company. From here he said set up a 1:1 phone interview for about 30 minutes - simple questions all focused on what was on my resume. From there he set up another phone interview for later on in the day with a Finance person that graduated the program a year prior. There were a couple easy technical questions such as describe the financial statements and their relationship to each other. He also asked about systems that I was familiar with. The second phone interview lasted about 15 minutes - I had a lot of co-op/internship experience that directly applied to the position. He then set up an interview for me to come to their campus. This day included 4 - 30 minute interviews. All with leaders within the different finance departments. These were all behavioral interviews - tell me about a time ..... and again questions regarding systems like tell me how familiar you are with TM1, hyperion, excel. Everyone was really nice and straight forward. One of the main concerns was about location. They are located in a very rural area and they know that young kids typically want to be located in a city atmosphere.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you worked in a team.
      Name the financial statements and their relationship with each other. (I was told to refresh on CAPM and IRR prior to the interview, but they merely asked if I had taken any courses that taught these)  
      1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    They only gave 1 week to respond to the offer and when I requested an extension to review other pending offers I was told they needed to get back to other candidates in a timely manner and could only give me 7 days. After a second request for an extension, I was granted an additional 7 days to consider the offer.
    On my application I put my minimum to accept would be 55k. The Salary offer was 50k (NACE says the bottom 10% get 55k) - Considering the Cost of living, my prior experience of 1 year that is directly related to the position, how much other companies pay for leadership programs, GPA, School ect. NACE and Salary.com determined my market value is significantly higher. I tried to negotiate 10k higher which is a fair range considering all those factors above but the recruiter responded back saying that the number wasn't going to change because according to their database the offer is competitive. I have no idea how they determined 5k less than the bottom 10% is competitive.
    Nice people. Alot of opportunity to learn early on but lower Salary offer than expected and no room for negotiation with such a short notice to respond made it really hard to make an informed decision. In the end I accepted an offer with a different company that offered what I was looking for in terms of salary and benefits.


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    Junior Financial Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Middlebury, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Chemtura (Middlebury, CT) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview, heavily drawing on industry-standard behavioral questions. Asked a bit about me, but mostly going right through the question base. Questions included asking about my proudest moments and very insight-based inquiries.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Naugatuck, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Chemtura (Naugatuck, CT).

    Interview

    Individual interview with 4-5 people, did a technical presentation and panel interview with ~8 people. Interview took all day

    Negotiation

    Not too much room for negotiation


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    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Chemtura (Middlebury, CT).

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter, has one interview with an HR type and Assistant Controller. Contacted for a second interview two weeks later and was offered a job a week later at a lowball offer. Negotiated $10,000 higher pay and accepted. Biggest mistake of my life!

    Negotiation

    Easy, they caved to my higher pay demand right away.


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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chemtura.

    Interview

    I applied for a sales position and received a call back from a recruiter who wanted to do a phone interview. We set up a time and date. She explained the interview process. All of which was standard. However, after the telephone interview I never heard back on anything. No second interview; which I understand. However, there was no rejection letter and I received no responses from the HR recruiter when I sent her two follow up e mails. I thought this was very unprofessional and left me with a bad experience with how Chemtura treats potential employees. HR is supposed to be the dept. who looks out for the employees.

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Middlebury, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Chemtura (Middlebury, CT) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Initial screening by HR (monkeys throwing darts would have done a better job), followed by face-to-face interviews with people in the business. HR does a terrible job getting feedback and coalescing it into an official view of the candidate so it usually comes down to the hiring manager making a decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example when faced with an ethical dilemma and what you did about it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They proposed a salary that was considerably more than I was making and I accepted.


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    Packer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chemtura (Conyers, GA).

    Interview

    Three interview process. Sent to the HR manager and then to the department supervisor and then to the lead person.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you allergic to any chemicals?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. They told you what hours you would work and everybody in that position made the same rate of pay.


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