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Mine Safety Appliances Interview Questions

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    Machine Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances in February 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty painless. The questions asked and the process wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Strange convoluted interview questions that require you to think way back in your employment history for situations where you overcame obstacles and such.

    HR is wonderful, supervisors doing initial interviews are candid and patient with their questions.

    You will do a LOT of waiting if you're being considered for a position. No news is GOOD news!

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time in which you were presented with a situation that required you to work with an employee you didn't particularly get along with and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances.

    Interview

    It took very long for an interview process. I was following up via email with one of the HR at MSA. After 4 to 5 months I get a chance to talk about my resume in an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you select mechanical engineering as your profession?   Answer Question
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    Industrial Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Cranberry Twp, PA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied at the beginning of April and a recruiter reached out to me at the beginning of May for a phone interview. She let me know within a few days that I had made it to the final round of in-person interviews. I came to their headquarters and did two 30 minute back to back interviews. The first interview was with the Engineering Manager (very nice guy) and the second was with two Industrial Engineers (very nice as well). I was asked the typical interview questions, a few major Industrial specific things, and how I handle a heavy workload. I got the call that I got the internship and hour after the interview. Be honest!

    Interview Questions

    • How do you ensure that you meet a deadline? How do you stay organized?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Co-Op Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through my school. I was given a lot of information on what I would be working on over the summer. The interview questions were very reasonable. They do require a pretty high GPA. The salary is non negotiable. There is a housing stipend. The first interview was at my school's career center and the second was onsite. I was extended an offer hours after my onsite interview. HR is prompt in answering questions and works closely with the recruiters to provide you with more information.

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    Staff Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances.

    Interview

    First was a brief phone call questions were basic.Next call for follow up was a couple of interviews more detailed about my background, happened about two weeks later. After those I was told I would be contacted to setup an in person interview. About a month later and the in person interview is held and everything was going well and everyone seemed to like my personality,background, and attitude. Get a call a week later to talk about salary and expectations, so I thought I had gotten the position. Get told to do an evaluation that would test my mental and psychological competencies, by the way was a 4-6 hour test and a huge waste of time in my opinion. After which I would talk to/with an evaluation manager to talk about my test results. Talk to the manager and he says I would be a great fit and he wishes me good luck and he thinks I should be a shoe-in. Two months later all of a sudden I get an e-mail(which was kind of them) stating that I didn't get the position and other candidates were being considered. I have gone through a strung along of a 4 month interview process roller coaster ride of emotions from joy that I could possibly have the position to sheer distraught reading the final e-mail I received. Somehow at places like this it seems to me to be more who you know then what you know. If I had a chance to apply to another position here I could qualify for I would apply, but wouldn't want to be left waiting on a response (be it positive or negative) for 1/3 of a year. Having had a poorer experience interview I still think Mine Safety Appliances would be a fine place to work, but a lackluster place to interview for a job. (To compare the interview with my current job: I got a call talked about my technical prowess and the manager got a good sense of who I was, then the next week I got an offer and accepted it, and finally about a week after that I was working.)

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions asked at any point during any interview or the tests.   Answer Question
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    IT Customer Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cranberry, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Cranberry, PA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    So far I have several interviews with 5 individuals and only half way there to getting position - -lengthy process for new hires, but I hope it's a great place to work - so far so good talking to the people there - nice friendly atmosphere too in Cranberry PA

    Interview Questions

    • Very technical questions and nothing about job - just test knowledge and experience   Answer Question
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    SAP Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    Phone screen and TWO in-person interviews. They then required a 6 hour psychological test/exam followed by a review from a psychologist. Once i found out about the 6 hour test I dropped out of the process. They did not show any respect for the people they were interviewing.

    Interview Questions

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    Injection Molder Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Murrysville, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Murrysville, PA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    The process itself is not so bad, but you can feel the attitude that comes off of the HR head. Im not the only one who noticed this. Once you survive the process its a waiting game for a tleast 3 months. If you want this job you better be in for a wait.

    To add ive had many interviews over the years this was the most recent one.

    Interview Questions

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    Industrial Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Pittsburgh, PA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I met with HR, an engineer, and a manager. They all asked behavioral questions. The manager I was supposed to interview with did not show up and therefore she might have made it easier for me. The HR interview was by far the best, very nice people.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do in x type of situation questions. Why do you want to work here. Where do you see yourself in five years. Very simple stuff   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Mine Safety Appliances (Cranberry Twp, PA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Interview with 5 people, one right after another.

    Interview Questions

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