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Gildan Activewear Interview Questions

Updated Dec 16, 2016
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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear.

    Interview

    I applied online through my college career services. It took a week for the human resource department to call. There were 3 steps to the interview process then an offer will be made within 2 weeks.

    1. Call from Recruiter (30 minute phone interview)
    2. Call from Manager.
    3. In office interview with recruiter, manager, and other department heads.

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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear (Charleston, SC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me after I applied online. Went through the phone interview with someone in the HR department (very nice person.) I was then scheduled for an in-office interview. I met with the HR team and everyone was welcoming with the exception of the HR Director. She came across cold and indifferent. She believed I wasn't a good fit for the position and cashed out fairly quickly in the interview. Her comments and body language (e.g. eye rolls) were very negative and when i got up to leave she did not stand up and did not offer to shake my hand. She sat with her arms crossed and frankly, looked angry. Maybe she was frustrated with the candidate picks for the position but she did not leave a good impression with me. I felt like i dodged a bullet on that one! Whew! Even still, I followed up with a 'thank you for your time' email but received no reply.

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    Customer Business Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear (Charleston, SC).

    Interview

    Applied for this position through a recruiter and was given the green light to interview with the Director of the department over the phone. The next interview was also over the phone with another key person. Both interviews went well but unfortunately, this position was blocked from inviting anyone in for a face to face interview due to a VP who preferred candidates with background working directly with Walmart. Very disappointing to find this out after coming so far. Even though I had experience working with Walmart as a customer and provided Gildan with this experience, this position was never filled but restructured to place the candidate in Arkansas in order to accommodate Walmart. I was very disappointed with how this was handled and was really looking forward to an opportunity to work with this company.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions because I had everything that this position required but due to a VP who had his own agenda, this position was changed while candidates were in the process of going through to the next phase.   Answer Question
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    Inventory Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear.

    Interview

    The interview process at this company is very easy and straight forward. All the usual questions

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    Negotiation

    none

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear (Mount Pleasant, SC) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied on Monster.com, got a phone call from the Manager for an interview, did an informal interview with hiring manager and co-worker. Very laid back interview and I felt very comfortable speaking with them. Typical interview questions, tell me about your last position, how do you handle pressure...etc

    Interview Questions

    • Are you familiar with AS400 systems?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I counteroffered the salary but they were unable to negotiate so I declined. I was insulted by the offer.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    There was one interview in person with the hiring manager and HR representative. The interview was about 30-40 minutes and they asked standard interview questions, nothing too difficult. Friendly and laid back interview.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions - Standard interview questions:
      Tell me about yourself, situational questions...  
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  8.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear.

    Interview

    A short phone interview took place with standard HR questions. Brought in to meet with recruitment and future manager. Job was discussed along with objectives. Standard interview process in a very relaxed atmosphere.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you say is one of your weaknesses? Work situation questions were also asked.   Answer Question
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    IT Administration Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    Long hiring process. Applied online, never heard back. Then through a recruiter, interview appointment was reluctantly given (I guess the so called Recruitment advisor had better things to do). During the interview I realized she did not read the resume, which these days is fairly common practice. Like most other HR interviewers, she only wanted to hear about my past work. Never asked if I enjoyed or not, which is a very big clue of how a bad choice will eventually be made. She heard I had done something very similar in the past and based on this I was sent to the technical interview a good 10 days later, while the position I was applying for was basically uncovered (a very junior employee was there coping to cover for a departed employee).
    The whole attitude was very snobby. I felt from the beginning the attitude "I am doing such a big favor to you to be here right now hearing what you ad to say instead of being browsing the internet on my computer...". Same can be said when I received the first low ball offer: this is all we can offer she said. My reply was that among the 2 I was not the desperate one in need to get into that position. They had in uncovered. So my counteroffer was 20% higher an got accepted right away by the IT director who had much clearer than her the need to fulfill immediately that critical position.
    A very unpleasant experience with a rookie. I should have followed my instinct that were telling me "you see more than you think about a company already from the interview". My employment is going to finish soon as I finally have found another job which pays better and is finally with a reputable company.

    Interview Questions

    • HR interview was absolutely incompetent, maybe she should sell perfumes downstairs at The Bay. Technical interview was hands on and still easy if you did the job before. I was interviewed by the person covering for the Sysadmin who just left the company in unfriendly terms and received little coaching. I had to tell him "no offense but let me show you something you should do right away, even before hiring me or anybody else...".   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Low-ball offer well below industry average. Just a try from an HR rookie who hoped to look good to her boss. Made a counteroffer 20% higher which was accepted right away.

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    Knitting Production Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear (Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)) in July 2011.

    Interview

    Initial communication: phone. Interview process: 5 including Mid Level-Upper-Top Management.

    Interview Questions

    • Capacity to manage an overall plant efficiency of 95% over all 4 daily shifts.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Medical Insurance, Gas Allowance, 3 annual bonus of 100% of monthly base salary.

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    Technical Process Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Gildan Activewear (Choloma, Cortés (Honduras)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    First had to obtain a document from the police department that I did not had a police record, then went through a battery of psychological and mathematics tests, after that I had a drug test. Two Human Resources interviews and one Management interview. All interviews were one on one, each took about 20 to 30 minutes, they inquired about my past experience and the reasons I had left previous jobs

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