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Mediterranean Shipping Company Interview Questions

Updated Nov 1, 2017
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    Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company.

    Interview

    Had two phone screenings, and got an in person interview. Company seemed to be more what's the right answer and the answer that they are looking for rather than hey do your research and find the best way possible to do something. I would say know all all the basics and textbook answers and you will be fine.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain how to bring up a db server if it goes down during an update.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company.

    Interview

    Took 1.5 hours, interviewed with recruiter, supervisor, and general manager on site. Casual conversational style interview. Recruiter and GM were talking and laughing in Italian to each other during interview, could start to see how this could be a problem in terms of office politics (as mentioned in other reviews). As a recent university graduate I don't expect much in terms of pay, and was still insulted by the offer.

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  3.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company (Chicago, IL) in July 2017.

    Interview

    No HR involved. Interviewed with the manager of the branch. Smooth interview based on conversation only, therefore, you do not feel stressed. I have experience in US shipping industry, but I would like to get some international experience, thus, knowing company's outstanding reputation, I decided to apply to MSC. This was the only open position available, though, I hoped that with my profile, I could get something better. Unfortunately, for now, it wasn't the case. The interview starts with filling out a questionnaire, so do come up earlier by ~20-30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Since the office where I applied to is more on the customer service, I got few questions. Imagine you have a ship with XXX containers, and you have 4 ports. At each port, you have to unload/load some containers. How do you proceed?
      You need to get the best import/export experience for your customer from port Y for ex, how do you proceed? How do you proceed in case you get containers that you can't move at the moment, etc.   1 Answer
    • If you had a super-power, what would it be?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (3)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company in April 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring process was easy but effective. Started with a short paper test and ended with a general interview. The manager that interviewed me was very nice and easy to talk to.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at MSC? What are 3 things you'd like to improve on this year?   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (11)  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemont, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company (Rosemont, IL).

    Interview

    Walked through call center to back office and waited 30mins. Filled out 2 pages of survey type questions. If that wasn't unprofessional enough, one Asian guy and some European waltzes in as if their God. We go to another office where the foreign guy stands in front of a whiteboard and started drawing a ship, asking me abbreviations of states and how and why I would take cargo where. WTF?!? Again, I applied for CSR. I couldn't help but think "how is this relevant??" and sure enough when I asked, it wasn't. That followed by basic excel questions. Pay sucks, not worth it AT ALL, true definition of lowball!

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    Entry Level Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company (Charleston, SC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    My resume got forwarded to MSC by a manager within the company. I received an email back from the hiring manager within a few days. We scheduled an interview. They asked me to complete a very basic personality questionnaire prior to the interview. At the interview the hiring manager looked over my resume and my answers and asked me questions that were on the questionnaire. I received an offer in 2 days.

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  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company.

    Interview

    My interview was via skype. Easy and fast. Nothing special. English knowledge is bigger priority. Maritime degree or economical is a plus. Knowledge of Microsoft applications and Ms Excel is a big plus.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for MSC   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Logistic Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    not hard, just talk about yourself and you need write down a paper to talk some experience that you have. It takes 1 more hours to finish. Ask some about why you want to join the company and why not Chase or other fancy Company. Ask about past working experience and some skills.

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    Accounting Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company.

    Interview

    The interview process was a fairly quick and painless one. They had me fill out an application on site and a questioaire. During the actual interview I had to fill out another accounting knowledge form. Then they asked me basic I ter view questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at msc? What do expect from us?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (4)  

    Traffic Clerk Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Mediterranean Shipping Company (Houston, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview took place at Houston local offices and was of approximately 2 hours. It was conducted by Houston´s office manager, by the end of the interview he told me to let him know when I was ready to start all the process (since I´m a foreigner a lot of documentation and processes are needed).

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about professional and academic background.
      What do you know about MSC?
      What´s your opinion of the industry?
      Why do you want to work here?
      When there´s a problem how do you react to it?
      Why do you want to change from the industry you are currently working
      Economical and political questions of my country: In what percentage is the GDP expected to grow for this year? What actions has the government implement to fight corruption? What´s your opinion about cartels? How will the energy policies affect the nationals economy?
      Are you aware of the challengues of working abroad?   Answer Question

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