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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Hypertherm.

    Interview

    submit the resume at Career fair, contact by the recruiter through email for setting up a phone interview with two managers

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hypertherm in September 2013.

    Interview

    Laid-back approach to interview; friendly and gregarious. Not just approachable, but engaging as well. Quite professional,
    1. I submitted my resume online and received an auto reply message.
    2. Two days later, I received an E-message to set up a phone interview.
    3. Phone interview a week later. The corporate recruiter called at the prescribed time, explained the first interview was "fact-finding" and took the time to listen, take notes, and present the company.
    4. I received a notice of 'not a great fit' one week later. Recruiter thanked me for my time, etc.
    The turn-around process is quick, but respectful at all times.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions: What do you know about our company? Why do you want to work for us?   Answer Question
    • The second or third interview question: How much do you want to make? The company does not negotiate on salary, so this question seems moot to me.   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hanover, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Hypertherm (Hanover, NH).

    Interview

    Team approach, through a gauntlet of interviewers where each one is exploring a different area, i.e., culture fit, practical thinking, personality...
    Interestingly enough even though they state they are looking for folks that have been successful in their role, once in they will impose their process and approach, and all past experience is not valued and out the window.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the interview questions are predefined and given to the interviewer.
      "Give an example of when something did not go well for you, what did you do, how did you handle it?"   Answer Question

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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lebanon, NH
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hypertherm (Lebanon, NH) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was:
    1. Call from the recruiter to discuss my current role, and what I was looking for in a new role. She described the benefits of working at the company (45 minutes)
    2. An interview with the potential manager. (90 minutes)
    3. A second interview the same manager, the marketing manager, and then a manager parallel to the potential manager (individually, 3 hours)

    Interview Questions

    • The theme among all interviewers was how I would handle working in groups and how I would deal with other potentially not agreeing with or liking my contributions.   Answer Question

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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hanover, NH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hypertherm (Hanover, NH) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process is very disappointing. As an applicant you are made fully aware that your skills and experience mean absolutely nothing to the company. You must attend their "career fair" which consists of being herded into a room with several other applicants, you will all then listen to a half hour sales pitch about how great Hypertherm is. After the presentation you will all be moved to another room to take a ten minute math test, the problems are very basic. Once the math test times out, you will get a quick demonstration of a couple machines making parts. The group will then be sent to a waiting room to wait for the next available interviewer. The one on one interview is allowed to last a maximum of ten minutes...

    If you are selected from the first group, you will be asked to return for phase two. Phase two also instills the idea that all applicants are simply warm bodies to stand at machines all day, no skills required. After sitting in a room with several other applicants for a time, you will again all be herded into a room. This time, instead of a presentation, you will all be seated at a computer that walks you through a very long assessment. It is quite obvious that this assessment is looking to find the most supple minds to form into production minions. As people finish their assessments they are sent one by one into a waiting room to await another personal interview. This time instead of a one on one interview you will be interrogated by two people who read off a list of questions about your life, and then make notes of your answers before passing the torch between each other as quickly as possible. You will be reminded at this interview that you are being hired for the "operator" position, and you should not be confident in your ability to advance in the company (I believe this is where the process went south for me..).

    I can not tell you what happens in phase three, as I received an email a few days later explaining that there was other applicants with more preferred skills and experience. I'm curious how many other applicants had more than six years experience programming, setting up, and running both CNC lathes and mills.

    I'm slightly bitter about not being selected for phase three, however it really makes no difference as I had already accepted another offer two days before I was emailed the rejection. I would just like to advise anyone considering this position that you will all be treated equal, whether you don't know what CNC stands for or if you have spent your whole adult life working as a machinist.

    Interview Questions

    • If we hired you today as an operator, would you accept it knowing that that's all you will be doing?   2 Answers

    Hypertherm Response

    Oct 4, 2015 – Sr. Corporate Recruiter

    Thank you for your interest in Hypertherm and for your candid review of our Machine Operator selection process. We understand your disappointment in not being selected to attend the final round... More


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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Terrible candidate experience. Very slow, unreasonably long process. 4 months from application to end. Significant lack of communication and when it did happen, it was poorly handled. Every email began with an apology for their "delay" and thanking me for my "patience", and the rest was an impersonal form letter. In total, 14 hours of uninspiring interviews and took 3 weeks for hiring manager to connect with me. One interview was spent with a middle manager complaining and gossiping to me about his own colleagues and peers, and broken internal processes. They failed in every area of the candidate experience and turned me off from accepting a position with them. Hypertherm comes across in the interview process as having an exaggerated sense of their own importance. No, thank you.

    Interview Questions

    • We have no private offices. Are you ok with an open office (cubicle) layout?   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hypertherm.

    Interview

    Had two phone interviews, then two interviews with management. Questions were fairly straightforward, although not necessarily on topic. Felt completely prepared for everything that they asked. Also was allowed a tour of the company to get a better picture of what I'd be working on.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us how you would approach a difficult programming problem?   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hypertherm.

    Interview

    The overall application and interview process went very smoothly. The Talent Acquisition team followed up quickly at each stage and kept me well-informed of what to expect next. Shortly after I submitted my application, I had a phone interview with a recruiter, then a phone interview with the hiring manager, followed by a full day of on-site interviews. Every step was well organized and respectful of me as a candidate. The process gave me a very positive impression of the organization and certainly impacted my decision to accept the offer!

    Interview Questions

    • They used behavioral interview questions ("tell me about a time when..."), which I was prepared for based on the interview prep information sent to me by the recruiter. I was able to think about multiple examples of key projects and experiences I would be able to draw from in answering their questions.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hypertherm in December 2013.

    Interview

    Started with two phone calls with a recruiter, then an invitation to an in-person interview. I met with the recruiter and four of the team associates I'd work with if hired - each individually, and all over a four hour period. Questions focused around competencies and core values of the company, as well as probing me for my own experience and team fit. Each person was designated to investigate different aspects of my application: skill, potential, team fit, etc...

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to deal with a tough situation with a customer.   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hypertherm (Manchester, NH) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online, and heard back within a week about my application being forwarded. First step Phone interview with recruiter, next step phone interview with an engineer, final step onsite interview with engineers

    Interview Questions


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