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Sara Lee Interview Questions

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  1.  

    Performance Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Downers Grove, IL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview and brief in person interview, was talked to by the hr manager in that department. Very brief and friendly phone interview, i beleive i started right away after in person interview. it was an internship that turned into more of an actual job.

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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Chicago, IL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview, questions like tell me about yourself, there was allot of questions on P and L analysis, forecasting budgeting, sales and marketing, qtys, products, reporting structures. years of experience, and product lines. Is travel required, why are you leaving your current job, how would you market a product. Whats your currect salary and vacation expectations.

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    Negotiation

    yes

  3.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sara Lee in June 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed via phone then flown to Dallas for interview. HR rep didn't seem to know what was happening with the hiring manager and that piece of the process. It was frustrating because the hiring manager made me an offer, then the HR person said she still needed to interview me again which I thought was backward.

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    Negotiation

    I was made an offer considerably below my expectations but because of my circumstances, I felt compelled to accept.


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Downers Grove, IL) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I received an initial phone interview and I thought all went well. I was told I would be contacted next week since they had more people to interview. I didn't hear back, so I sent two emails to the HR manager. Still no word 2 weeks later.

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  5.  

    Category Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Cincinnati, OH) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Selling off divisions as I was interviewing for the position within those divisions? Not sure what that says about the company as a whole. I felt the interviewer was trying to catch me in lies about my resume. I took it as a insult and did not return any declined offer.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Call and email


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    Business Development Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Exton, PA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    First i had to do a standard Phone interview with human resources. I then needed to do a power point presentation using a pile of IRI data presented to a few people. I interviewed with the manager and the Vp of sales who were both great, followed by a one on one dinner interview.

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    Negotiation

    The Sara Lee policies are structured so there is not much room for negotiation.


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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Downers Grove, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Downers Grove, IL) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Long, repetitive questions from each person

    Interview Questions

    • Time you made a decision that went against your boss?   1 Answer
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    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Phoenix, AZ) in January 2010.

    Interview

    The interview panel consisted of the HR Manager and the Production manager. The pannel asked a large number of questions, "Describe a time when you had trouble with an employee, difficult situation, how did you handle it ect". Did not go well, It was late in the day and it was clear the panel was more interested in going home than the process. I was promised notification, however they never called back even after several calls and emails to determine status of process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had a communication challenge and how did you overcome that challenge?   Answer Question

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    Accounting Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Chicago, IL) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I was called for a phone interview. the hr person was nice and very helpful....

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    Invoice Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sara Lee (Downers Grove, IL) in October 2009.

    Interview

    the process was very thorough

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