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Sodexo Interview Questions in Gaithersburg, MD

Updated Oct 16, 2017
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    Senior Labor Relations Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD).

    Interview

    The interview was tainted by biases. It was quite evident that the three (3) interviewers was just going through the motion rather than really ask hard questions about background, experience and matching questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you read the Job Description? If so, is it something that you would like to do?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Applied, got a phone call the next day asking very general questions about my work experience and career goals. Got an email a month later asking for a conference call interview. Had call with 2 hiring managers a few days later with more specific questions. Got call a week and a half later saying I got the position.

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Informal phone interview. Spoke with a project manager on the phone for 25-35 minutes. They are not looking for driven and friendly individuals. Questions follow a basic outline but is not strictly adhered to. Standard background check is required.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me an experience when you failed and how you learned from the failure?   Answer Question

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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in February 2016.

    Interview

    i am a former Sodexo employee looking to return. I was in good standing when I left and am a member of a diverse demographic group. I have applied to multiple HR management jobs. I will often get a call from the recruiter weeks after submission to a position online. However after that I never hear from he hiring manager. And weeks later I get a regret message. When asked for feedback the recruiter(s) go silent.

    Interview Questions

    • Over and over again the first questions is about salary. Recruiter says range is 55 to 85, but the hiring manager is budgeted from 55 to 65.   1 Answer

    Sodexo Response

    Mar 28, 2016 – Employment Branding Sourcing Manager

    I'm very sorry you had this experience. If you would like me to pass a note to the recruiter to see if I can get some feedback for you, please send an email to SodexoCareers.USA @ sodexo. com (no... More


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    Group Sales Administrative Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Panel of three asking questions serially. Questions were prepared in advance and to be asked of all applicants. Next steps were a follow-up interview with HR Management, but was called ahead of that meeting to be asked salary requirements.

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    Senior Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Questions were "tell me about a time". Very process orientated based on behavioral attributes. Some of the questions were not related to the core skill set advertised for the role of the position

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    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gaithersburg, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I applied and received a call from HR. They scheduled a very lengthy questionnaire/evaluation session. Followed by an in-person interview onsite. Met several key team members.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about dealing with challenging/demanding clients.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (3)  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Did a phone interview with HR. Contacted to do a face-face with Manager. Met with two managers at the same time (no problem with that). Was drilled one situation question after the next for about an hour. Felt the whole process was grueling and unfriendly...boarded on hostile. After the interview was over, one of the managers I was interviewed by just walked away and didn't say goodbye, thank you for coming...nothing. Thought this person was completely rude and unprofessional. Decided that if asked for the second round of interviews, I would decline...because this person's behavior was a preview of how this person would treat me as an employee. As it turned out, I wasn't called back for the second round of interviews. Saw that in this manager's negative behavior. This person's rudeness and body language spoke volumes.

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR and interviewed on the phone. Short time later, I was interviewed in person by two employees, a Director and her "right-hand" person. The interview was grueling with situation interview questions and software skills questions that didn't seem to relate to the job. Didn't mind being interviewed by two people, but, the manner they were asking questions seemed abrasive. After the interview was finished, both walked me out of the office. The Director said goodbye, but her "right-hand person walked away without a word...no thank you for coming in or goodbye...nothing. I thought this was totally rude and unprofessional. I wasn't asked back for the second round of interviews. I got the strong feeling the "right-hand" person didn't approve or like me...which was fine. I can't image working for someone like her. If she was like this on the interview, image how she would treat you as an employee. Felt like I missed a bullet on this one.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time a co-worker did something that you had to fix, what was the situation and how did you fix it?   Answer Question

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    Law Department - Contracts Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gaithersburg, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sodexo (Gaithersburg, MD) in February 2012.

    Interview

    First and foremost, the two initial phone interviews went well and was also informative. However, the first onsite interview should have been conducted as a one-on-one session at first so both parties can really get a good feel and full understanding of the candidate and management in a more relaxed environment.

    Afterwards, if there is a good fit and the company would like to bring you back for a second round, conduct the next meeting in the same manner or with possibly two other individuals at the most.

    Instead, for my very first interview I met with a VP, three managers, and one administrator in the conference room all at once. In saying that, I want to share and recommend a course of action to the Sodexo hiring manager and team.

    I'm sure their intentions were to make the interview as comfortable as possible. However, having a group of five individuals starring at you all at once can be a bit of an overkill and overwhelming for anyone, which can lead to an uncomfortable and uneasy experience for the candidate.

    I have never in my professional career even as a hiring manager gone through anything like that, and would not recommend that approach during the hiring process. The setting is a bit too much and intimidating even for the seasoned interviewee, which I was not. Unfortunately, this is how I felt during the first onsite interview today.

    The reason why I say this is because an employer can really miss out on hiring an effective, experienced and reliable employee. Just my thoughts.


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