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Harsco Interview Questions

Interviews at Harsco

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Clerk II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Harsco in September 2014.

    Interview

    Very long and drawn out, it took basically six months to get a certain answer from this company. By the time I heard back from them after they told me the position was put on hold I was already signing on with another company.

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    Inside Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Harsco (Houston, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Fair. Although it was enjoyable and I was made too feel very comfortable with the organization, the process was extremely lengthy. Very thorough but possibly to a fault. Seemed like a good organization to work for and I would be happy to sign. Overall it was a good experience.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Harsco in May 2014.

    Interview

    Met with HR and Operations Manager and discussed my experience and knowledge of manufacturing, my abilities etc. I received a call shortly after that i received the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked how my college education would be applied in the working environment, experience etc.   Answer Question

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    Senior Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Harsco (San Ramon, CA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    1)Straight forward
    2)recruiter was courteous and professional
    3)he corporate people were nice over phone
    4)recruiter was courteous and professional
    5)no complicated question
    6)the resume was read appropriately and I was happy about it
    7) the guys who eventually hired me was an insecure person and felt I was a threat to his job position

    Interview Questions

    • 1) nothing substantial
      2) they hire by matching the reume   Answer Question

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    Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Harsco (Harrisburg, PA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Detailed but pretty straight forward interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Why would they care?   1 Answer

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Harsco (Salt Lake City, UT) in August 2016.

    Interview

    No interview. I the old administrator died and the boss asked me to come in and fill in for a little while, but I ended up working there all the time and he is not looking for another employee. I feel stuck, but I love my boss a lot. He is the best guy in the world, so generous, so kind, and I love working there. I just don't have any benefits or forward momentum.

    Negotiation

    There wasn't one.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Harsco.

    Interview

    Very shallow and HR department not knowledgeable. They don't have quality or knowledge which in turn makes it difficult for them to know what to look for. I would not recommend this place nor would I say it is a good place to work.

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    Administrative Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Camp Hill, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Harsco (Camp Hill, PA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    You undergo a phone screen first with a Harsco recruiter. A week or two later, they called for an in person interview which was set up about a week and a half in the future (helpful, when you are already employed but frustrating wait if you are unemployed). I came in and interviewed with 5 people in one day - from about 10 AM to 3 PM. Then I had yet another follow up phone screen with one more person. This seemed excessive to me to be an admin.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty standard questions. What is one thing you don't do well? What is one time you failed at work? Describe a project you really succeeded at. Describe a project you worked with a group on/what was your role with the group/how did you fairly divide labor? What do you find most frustrating at work? What are you most proud of in your career? Etc. Nothing that threw me for a loop.   Answer Question

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    IT Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seven Fields, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Harsco (Seven Fields, PA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a manager and one of the peers the candidate would work with. The manager was very professional and asked the standard questions about my background, experience etc. He explain what the job was all about and it went well.

    Then the interview with the peer was the exact opposite! She had a real bad attitude. She cut down everything I said. For example, I said I had 10+ years experience with XXX software and she said "Well NOT in our industry" I replied I've worked 15 years in manufacturing and she replied "That's NOT the same as mining". I countered with how I am a fast learner and I know XXX software and YY Database, and ZZ programming again negative "We need someone who know OUR company now!" She newer asked about my background beyond last employer nor did she ask any probing questions to determine my knowledge of job duties or the software. If my experience wasn't relevant why did they call me?

    I'm glad I wasn't offered the job because I would not have taken it.

    Interview Questions

    • Was asked about my background   1 Answer

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    Mechanical Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Stroudsburg, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Harsco (East Stroudsburg, PA) in December 2018.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by six different people in the company. They asked random questions, but they want someone that is gong to stay with them for a long time and work at a low wage. The most senior man that said he could not retire (about 78) said he could not work well with youth. He had tried but failed and gave up. I assume he will discriminate against any young person that shows any bit of attitude. I told them about the pressure I had been put under in jobs to the point where I had almost died and expected that not to occur here. Then I went on and explained the gaps in my resume and how hard it had been finding work. They kept asking questions about whether I would stay or not. I told them that the salary was fine and this position would be a good start. By the questions they kept asking, it seems as if people keep leaving the company and have poor work performance. I also asked them what they do to make themselves happy. Most of them had weak answers and could not answer my question with any confidence. I would recommend waiting until the most senior man retires to make room for the next generation, before accepting a position here. Expect discrimination from senior members of society and be prepared to just swallow it.

    Interview Questions

    • How long do you plan on staying, we hope it will be more than five years.   1 Answer

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