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Panduit Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2017
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panduit (Chicago, IL) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Behavioral targeted questions usually with multiple people including functional peers, cross functional peers, direct report to manager, next level up manager, as well as HR. Interview process started with phone screening with hiring manager, was over 2 day period to ensure the right interviewers were available. Unfortunately the decision process took 5+ weeks due to layers approval processes by upper management.

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about a time when you...how did you go about solving....what was the outcome...how did you apply to future situations:
       - had conflict with a customer,
      - conflict with employee,
      - didn't & know the answer to solve a problem
       - made the wrong decision
      - changed behavior of a team  
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    This company is not accustomed to negotiation but was able to increase vacation time by one week


  2.  

    Summer Help Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cumming, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panduit (Cumming, GA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was very official and timely. HR was on top of things and provided all the information I needs to be able to understand the job requirements. It was a pleasure to deal with them. Also, my interview was conducted with a very lovely woman who was kind, friendly, and understandable.

    Interview Questions


  3. Helpful (5)  

    Manager Reporting to Head of PLM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tinley Park, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Panduit (Tinley Park, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    First off, I was contacted by HR whether I was interested in this position in November, position description sounded like business and product analysis, KPIs, process improvement. Just as a note, this position was open for more than a year and for some reason Panduit was still trying to fill this one.

    I had phone interviews with HR, PLM director and one other Product Manager and after two weeks of silence, HR told me about a restructuring and said the position changed. After again three weeks of silence, HR called me back to interview me again. Questions were mostly behavioral. Then one week passed and they wanted me to have interviews in person in their location.

    Interview started 20 mins late as the first interviewer from HR did not show on time. After typical questions like "tell me about a time when you had to convince a manager etc" I learned that the second interviewer who happens to be the hiring Manager did not show up. Instead there was a substitute. Overall it went well.

    Three weeks later Panduit HR said they want to let me know that there is yet another change in the job decsription and wanted to have another set of interviews with HR, Hiring Manager and another Manager.
    HR asked me again and agin the same type of questions as if he did not ask these before and I patiently answered them. Then I learned that second interviewer did not feel well and had to be replaced by another surprise manager who probably did not know the ever changing dynamics of changing job description. Then the last interviewer was the hiring manager who asked again some trivial past projects, behavioral, situational questions.

    A week later, HR called to say that this position is no longer available and they changed the job based on new requirements of organization. When I asked for feedback, HR said they really liked me and stuff but they needed someone with mor tactical hands on product management experience.

    Overall: Do not waste your time with this company especially if you are in a junction to make an important career decision, as the managers in this company do not know what they need, where they would like to take comapny and they lack fundamental managerial skills and vision. I simply wasted my time with this company who really did not deserve my skills and professiona background in the first place.

    Interview Questions


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    Corporate Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tinley Park, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panduit (Tinley Park, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Selection process was fantastic! The interview went well with the Talent Acquisition Director and 2 Technical Recruiters that were able to start providing knowledge of the Panduit corporate culture from the start of my interviewing process.

    The team was very open and honest with me about position expectations.

    Negotiation

    Great negoation process where I felt as if the company really played to my advantage on career growth & training, benefits & compensation and work/life balance.


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Customer Service Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tinley Park, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Panduit (Tinley Park, IL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The phone interview was about 30 minutes long. I was then asked to come in to meet with a manager, 2 supervisors, and someone from HR - all one-on-one. They gave me all the details about the job that I would possibly need, so they did a good job with that. The people that I talked to were all very friendly and optimistic people so I think it would have been a good company to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when something was impossible to accomplish?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the offer because after learning all the details of the job, I knew right away that it was not a good fit for me. I also learned that in the customer service department, there seems to be a very high employee turnover rate, and that tells me there must be something negative about the job.


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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tinley Park, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Panduit (Tinley Park, IL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter about an open position overseas for which my qualifications would have made me qualified. I was asked if I would be able to relocate overseas for the job and I provided them an affirmative answer. I was told that I would have a telephone interview with the Global Sales Manager.

    This interview went off as advertised, with normal/typical questions asked regarding past experiences, what-if scenarios and expectations. The time for the interview took approximately 30 minutes. I was informed later in the week by the recruiter that I had been selected for an in-person interview at the Panduit World Headquarters. This took place in mid-September. All travel arrangements were taken care of by the HR personnel and I appreciated that I did not have to do anything -- everything was arranged for me.

    The in-person interview was a 3-person panel interview. The interview started about 5 minutes late because one of the panel got out of a meeting late. The interview started with them asking me to give a history of my professional life. I was mid-way through this portion when the 3rd person arrived. I asked if I should start over and did so in order that everyone was on the same footing.

    The interview panel consisted of the Global Sales Manager, the Global Industry Solutions Manager, and a Senior HR Manager. The question that I thought odd for me was the "Why Europe?" question. I was being hired for a specific position that would move me to Europe. Why Europe? Because that is what you are hiring me to work! Oh well.

    Because I had had the telephone interview with the Global Sales Manager earlier in the month, he was able to ask questions that were deeper than the typical interview questions. The HR Manager asked most of the questions that are standard for interviews. The Global Industry Solutions Manager asked several questions that I felt were softballs for me -- and I appreciated my ability to answer them! Thanks!

    The entire interview took over 75 minutes -- longer than the 45-60 minutes they asked me to arrange in the first place. I thought that since I was there longer than prescribed time that was a positive.

    The Panduit World Headquarters building is a very nice building that has incorporated the Unified Physical Infrastructure (UPI) design they are trying to model their products toward.

    Because the company is privately held -- family owned -- it was extremely difficult to do conduct my due diligence for financials on the company. The company website is somewhat useful for information, but digging around I found many disgruntled former/current workers posting their displeasure about the company. That is a bit unnerving, but I always want to give the benefit of the doubt and observe things for myself before I make up my mind.

    Overall, I thought the interview process went well. I thought it was very professional and well thought through on the company's part. I was not selected for the position. I am not upset or disgruntled -- I truly hope that the person they hired is everything they hope they will be and that the candidate is happy with the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Europe?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a problem you encountered in a previous job that you solved.   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 30 / 60 / 90 days? What do you hope to accomplish in these timelines?   1 Answer
    • Do you have any questions for us?   1 Answer

  8.  

    Warehouse Technician I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in DeKalb, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Panduit (DeKalb, IL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    initial application and computerized test of standard skills. Phonecall back to set up interview with HR representative, separately interviewed with HR rep, and shift supervisor.

    Interview Questions

    • which is the most important,, efficiency, accuracy, safety?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiations took place. initial offer accepted.


  9.  

    Staff Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Commerce, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Panduit (Commerce, GA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Excellent! The first interview was a phone conversation to determine my interest in what the company needs were. The second interview was via Skype. The third interview was a visit to the facility. Questions were ask concerning my background, examples as to how I would apply my skill sets to specify problems ,and what the company goals and its future. The interviewer was very professional, presented the company policies and the history of the company and how it came be. Note, Panduit terminated all In-house HR hiring shortly after my leaving.

    Interview Questions

    • About my background in standards, line balancing, process improvements   1 Answer
    • How do you go about improving or implementing a new process(s).   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There were no negotiations. Pay was on the high side of the national average.


  10. Helpful (3)  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orland Park, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panduit (Orland Park, IL) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was just fine. It was the HR supervisor that was the problem and disappointment.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I caught the Panduit HR Supervisor in a Flat Out Lie. This gave me an extremely bad taste and I honestly no longer have any respect for HR at Panduit. And yes, I have sufficient testimony to back it up.

    I wouldn't normally be so vocal, but this matter of integrity should be held in extremely high regard especially 1) when it comes to HR 2) the fact that it involved some key managers 3) Panduit self-admittedly has trust issues with its employees. I am utterly disheartened and insulted by this event, and HR needs to realize the intellectual level of their audience before stooping to such an unscrupulous level.


  11.  

    Scheduler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tinley Park, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Panduit (Tinley Park, IL) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Hired young out of school. Entry level.

    Interview Questions

    • Where will you be in 5 years.   1 Answer

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