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Gates Corporation Interview Questions in Denver, CO

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online with resume and cover letter. Received an e-mail for a phone interview a week later. Received call for interview and was told the position was going to be more of an analyst position. Was I still interested.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you describe your day to day duties in you last position   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    Very professional company - I thoroughly enjoyed the hiring process. Started off with an email to request a phone screen. A week later followed up with a request for a face to face interview. I was told I would be contacted for a 2nd interview or to be informed that another candidate was chosen. They were prompt and provided wonderful notes on the interview expectations as well as requirements - including dress code and parking instructions. Very useful. Salary expectations were confirmed during the phone screen too so nobody is wasting their time. When I was contacted to express regret that another candidate was chosen it was also done very professionaly, as well as over the phone instead of the standard email rejection from an HR anonymous person.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest failure in your current position?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 or 5 years?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time you worked on a project and had to overcome obsticles?   Answer Question
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    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process is ad hoc--very little structure. Starts with phone screening by HR, usually just re-iterates your resume--and determines your salary requirements. Very little to prepare for, and they are very focused on knowing if your salary needs are acceptable. For an IT organization, not much in the form of technical focus in 1 v. 1 interviews, mostly ask that you explain skills and experiences.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Culture reputation was very good, but has suffered tremendously through merry-go-round of Gates owners.


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted by internal Executive Recruiter via LinkedIn. Thorough and Efficient process. Met with several members of the team to gain a 360 view of the job and the organization. Positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Examples from your experience where you led change efforts   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Transportation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the Director of Transportation in person at Gates Corp. They asked every typical question and more detailed questions regarding your experience. At the end of the interview I had to do an Excel knowledge test that went very quickly. I was informed I would hear either way about a second interview on the following Monday. The interviewer called on Monday and let me know they were going in a different direction.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked every typical question and more detailed questions regarding your experience.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    I was contacted first by the HR person for a quick assessment. I came in for an interview and talked for an hour with the hiring manager. Coming in to the interview, I was ambivalent about the company, but was encouraged about working for this particular manager. He seemed to have a good handle of the future of that segment of business and was motivated to move Gates to the next step.
    For the second interview, I met with the hiring manager, the marketing team and the upper management. Everything was very typical. I was told that the next (and final) interview would be a presentation using their new marketing/sales method. This seemed a little excessive, but I was up for it. I never received a call. When I followed up, I was told that they were busy for the next 3 weeks. It is now 4 weeks later and still no communication. I can only assume that they were not interested. In the time that I spent interviewing with them, I was offered and turned down a job and interviewed for 3 other positions.

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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The process was thorough, but not intimidating. Met with several engineers and managers, some of whom asked technical questions and others who were educating me on their processes.

    Interview Questions

    • "How would you go about predicting failure on these hoses?"   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in February 2011.

    Interview

    The agency sent the job description to me a day ahead of time, then I went into the corporate office. Gates Building is modern, clean, with friendly security person at the front desk. Met a total of three people in the interview, total of two hours. Office environment was kind of quiet, but friendly. (Great views out of all the windows on every side!) Didn't hear anything for about a week, but got offer and started two wks later.

    Interview Questions

    • If you're handed a project to accomplish, but not everything you feel you need to make it succeed, what do you do?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was a little wiggle room, but the offer was fair to start with.


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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in September 2010.

    Interview

    I was originally contacted about this opportunity by a 3rd party recruiter and from there things moved very fast. Gates was very interested to fill this position as there were some clear corporate goals to cut costs in this particular division. I interviewed at their Denver headquarters with a finance director, business partner (also a director), the director of HR, and a C-level executive. Very nice group but each had a different understanding of the corporate culture.

    The HR director assured me that things moved very fast and that change was constant at Gates. The C-level executive, who had only been with the company about 6-months vehemently disagreed with that assessment asserting that as a manufacturing company change and everything about the company was not necessarily slow, but certainly not fast. The questions were standard and focused on what what you have done, skills you brought to the table, and culture.

    Overall, I liked the organization and the corporate culture. Working for Gates Corp was really an option for me. In the end I had two other job offers and Gates chose to go with an internal candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of financial modeling have you done? Describe it.   Answer Question
    • Describe a project you worked on that did not turn out as well as planned. What did you learn from it?   Answer Question

  10.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Gates Corporation (Denver, CO) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the VP and then he had me interview with some other executive assistants that knew him well. He was quiet and stand-off-ish. The executive assistants one was friendly and the other quiet.

    Interview Questions


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