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    Senior Transportation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Old World Industries (Northbrook, IL) in September 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed with four individuals, and each made me feel very comfortable. I feel I got a good understanding of the role, the team, and the company. Not a grilling over past accomplishments, but rather time spent trying to understand who I am and determining whether I would fit with the chemistry of the team and the culture of the company. I didn't have all the experience they were looking for, but I enjoyed my conversations and learning more about this company I'd never heard of before applying for the position.

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    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Old World Industries.

    Interview

    I received a call for a phone interview. When the interviewer called, she did not tell me what her role with the company was.

    She then proceeded to ask me a checklist of questions. She appeared both inexperienced and came off as unprofessional. She interrupted me after about ten seconds into each of my answers and jumped to the next question on her "checklist." She seemed rushed and impatient. After the last question was asked, she did not give me the opportunity to ask questions.

    This was a very negative experience and I would NOT want to work for this organization based on the initial contact.

    Not surprisingly, I never received a response from the company.

    This HR person really needs some serious training on Interviewing 101!!

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    Transportation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northbrook, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Old World Industries (Northbrook, IL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I saw the posting on a job board and reached out to a few people via Linked-In. I got a reply the next day saying they liked my background and I should be getting a call from HR. I received a call from HR requesting to set up a phone interview. The phone interview was with HR about a week after the e-mail. They went over my background and asked me some questions about it. They also asked me about my salary expectations. I told them my salary expectations and they came back with this position pays x which was significantly less then what I said. I said that is fine since I wanted to see what the opportunity was before I said no just bc of salary. About a week after the phone interview I received a call that they wanted me to come in for a face to face interview.

    I was told that I would be meeting with two individuals and titles were not given. I first met with a Senior Transportation Manager. The biggest frustration I had was when I asked about career opportunities and how you are evaluated he gave very vague answers. On how you were evaluated he simply said you have a yearly review. In all other interviews people were always able to at least give me vague criteria on what I would be measured on. He really did not ask me any questions it was me more asking him questions. I then met with another Senior Transportation Manager. I asked him the same question about career opportunities and what I would be evaluated on and he gave me the same answers. This raised a red flag to me that one the pay is not great nor are they giving me any info on a career path. He did ask me a few questions but nothing too difficult. The final person I met with was the Director of Transportation. She asked me to go through my career and tell her what value I brought to each company. She was telling me a little about her background and I asked how long she was in her position. She told me 13 and a half years and but she does not get hung out on title. So again I asked about career opportunities and she stopped me said it is funny you should ask. She said this question is exactly why you are not a fit for this position. You are too eager you are not even working here and you are already wondering about the next position. I like straight shooters but to be told you are too eager to ask about career opportunities I was a bit shocked. She said that, that type of questioning comes off as pushy. In this company you work hard and everything will take care of itself. She did tell me my qualifications were strong but my eagerness was a deal killer. She went on to say she only worked for two jobs in 25 years and I had 6 in 11 years and to her that is a job jumper. Just as a side note I worked for a company that went out of business and the last two jobs I got laid off so I do not know what she wanted me to do in those cases. I respect her honesty and opinion but I believe she had it in her head I was a job jumper and once I mentioned career path that cemented it for her. I was happy she said it was not a fit for them bc it was not for me either. The low pay and the fact that you could get a straight answer about career opportunities did it for me. All three people were in there positions for over four years (it is also the positions they got hired for) so that tells me there is limited career growth.

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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Old World Industries (Des Plaines, IL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Typical, its a good idea to investigate what they do before you go in... know your stuff. they expect you to be the best of the best and you will be working with a very high energy staff and the compensation is good so it is good to be a little nervous. Upper management communicates within the company well so never think that one does not know what happened if you talked to the other

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