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Southco Interview Questions

Updated Nov 20, 2017
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    Injection Molding Oper Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Southco (Concordville, PA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Best interview i've ever had in my 29 year career. looking forward to retiring from SouthCo. i may be 70 years old before i can, but oh well just a regular guy looking for a good career and finally found one.

    Interview Questions

    • If i wanted to finish school.   1 Answer

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    Project Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Southco (Concordville, PA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The process was pretty straight. I interviewed with the project engineering manager. The interview itself was fairly low key. They were mainly interested in who I was as a person than my experience. This makes sense since it was for an internship position.

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  3.  

    Engineering Services Co-op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chester, PA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Southco (Chester, PA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    They were looking for a candidate who could use drafting and 3-D modeling software well. Someone who could look at drawings and prepare them for manufacturers. They offered $15/hour. It was a panel interview with higher management and new engineers talking about what they do. They are a company that makes products and you need to make sure that communication goes well between the engineers and the manufacturers. They are looking for willing candidates who have some experience using 3D modeling software. For the interview you come to the company. This interview had one panel other interviews have multiple panels.

    Interview Questions

    • What was my favorite class?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I was trying to get a higher paying job


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    Electro-mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Southco in July 2016.

    Interview

    I was working as a temp in one of their warehouses when I applied. I received a call the next day from HR. I had a phone screen with them, then an interview onsite. The first onsite interview was three engineers, asking me a lot of detailed technical questions. The second was two managers and an HR representative asking me more behavioral questions.

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    Design Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concordville, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Southco (Concordville, PA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Through a network connection, I spoke on the phone with someone in upper management to understand the company better. I interviewed in person a week and a half later. The interview lasted perhaps 2.5 hours, where I met with HR and then two hiring, engineering managers. After request, I got a tour of the manufacturing floor.

    With busy schedules, it took them too long to have minimal discussion on my candidacy, although they were relatively communicative. Ultimately, they followed-up with a generic and impersonal message. Like many other engineering organizations today, they are looking for a unicorn with no urgency to hire. However, you cannot deduce this from the job description or during the interview. I had to press for a follow-up to understand their decision.

    After interviewing me, and at least 3 others at that point, it appears no one was hired - the job is still posted online.

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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concordville, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Southco (Concordville, PA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Does the HR department there even care? Phone screen that I thought I did well on. Called in for an interview in person. Sat in the lobby for what I felt was a very long time. The woman at the front desk was very nice and friendly. There must have been a big meeting going on because a lot of people were standing around the area too.

    I overhear people talking about other people. Not in nice ways. Lots and lots of bad language. I'm no prude, but it seemed very unprofessional to be hearing that kind of thing in front of a interviewing person.

    Finally HR comes to get me, leaves me in a room and tells me the interviewers are behind schedule. Ok. I'm in the room for a very long time and hear a conference call in the room next to me and people are actually yelling at each other. It was very uncomfortable.

    I go through the interviews - most people seemed nice but unprepared.

    HR doesn't bother to come check on me at all during this. So when someone doesn't show I just sit there.

    I thought I did well on the interview but I still haven't heard anything back. And I'm not sure I want to work there. But I need the job and their bar seems pretty low.

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    • Tell me how you prioritize where there are many important things to do.   1 Answer

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    Industry Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    I had 2 phone interviews that seemed to go pretty well. After the second interview I was offered the opportunity to come in for an in person interview. I provided my availability and received a response 2 days later from the HR recruiter I had my 2nd interview with stating that they had interviewed someone 1 day prior (the day after my 2nd interview & when I was offered an opportunity to come in for a 3rd interview) and decided to go with that individual. As you can guess, it was a bit of a slap in the face to me. I found it to be unethical and unprofessional. Why would they invite me in for an interview if they knew that they could possibly hire someone else who was already going through the interview process? It's highly unethical and it was a huge waste of time. I'm very glad that I did not end up working for thus company. This experience taught me a lot about the company and I would not recommend anyone interview with them because they may do the same thing to you.

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    Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Southco.

    Interview

    Discovered job opportunity online, applied, and heard back the very same day. Interview process was well-structured, in-depth, detailed, and professional. The entire process only took 11 days.


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Southco (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    There were several different levels of interviews including HR & Hiring Manager and Ops Manager. Also included behavioral and aptitude testing. Follow-up included drug testing and written offer with comprehensive explanation of benefits and compensation package.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concordville, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Southco (Concordville, PA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Was contacted on Monday and interviewed by Wednesday. The hiring manager was pleasant and the conversation quite casual. All was going well until the subject of my previous salary came up. From that point on, the hiring manager's tone had changed dramatically and it was clear the interview was over. Feedback the next day was so negative I couldn't believe I was on the same phone call with this individual. HR needs to better screen the feedback they give to candidates as I personally have a highly negative opinion of this company based on this interview. A simple indication that they feel they need to see more candidates before making a decision would have sufficed. Instead, now my reputation with a very productive headhunter is ruined - seemingly just because the hiring manager felt my salary was out of line with what they could pay. Too bad - I had stellar performance reviews from my previous company and could have done wonders for them.

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