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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Swagelok in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of a simple phone interview and then a second phone interview with an HR rep and two engineers involved with the Leadership Development Program. A third interview took place in person where I was required to take a simple logic based test as well as an interview with HR and an engineer.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about one of the most influential leaders in your previous employment or academic experiences. What made their leadership style so great?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Lean Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Swagelok.

    Interview

    Applied to positions that were a close fit, selected for a phone interview for lean leader. Phone interview had to be rescheduled twice due to HR being unable to commit to provided time slots. I waited for promised feedback based on input from their side, then followed up a week to hear "I have not heard anything so cant really tell you anything". This is similar to another collegues experience that had issues during an actual offer process. Be careful and keep another offer in your pocket just incase.

    Interview Questions

    • Experience with lean implementation. Describe in detail.   1 Answer
    • What position do you expect to have in 1-3 years ?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Lean Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Solon, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Swagelok (Solon, OH) in August 2017.

    Interview

    A Swagelok representative contacted me via LinkedIn to discuss an opportunity that they believed my background was tailor suited for. After a quick phone screening with the recruiter, and filling out an application online, I was brought onsite for an interview within 3 weeks. The interview consisted of a Watterson Test and interviews with the site director and corporate support. Interview questions were conversational in nature, and did not appear to come from prefabricated behavioral based screenings.

    The structure of the interviews was fairly standard, but the coordination of the process was poorly executed. Many little issues presented themselves through the process, such as the recruiter consistently failing to spell check emails and the automated application system getting stuck in a loop as I tried to submit (bringing me back to the home screen). The recruiter also changed the date and time for the interview no less than 3 times (including not notifying me of a change until less than 24 hours prior).

    Upon arriving, there was no point of contact for the interview, and no way to contact anyone at the site. I ended up calling the recruiter who apologized for not having anyone there to greet me. After a fairly engaged conversation during the segment with the final interviewer, he told me I could show myself out, and that the recruiter would get in contact with me. Finally, the recruiter ghosted me, ignoring emails and phone calls after promising feedback within the day.

    Overall, professionalism and courtesy were lacking, even if they knew they didn't want to offer me the role. The role ultimately was reposted, and I received an automated email informing me that I was not selected, shortly after the recruiter finally returned communication nearly 3 weeks after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience in your role at XXXX   1 Answer

  4.  

    Warehouse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Swagelok (Indianapolis, IN) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Friendly interviewers, gave a full tour of location. Only issue was they didn't contact me after interview, after I had contacted them. They used a middle man job recruiter to contact me after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked what exactly my duties were at my previous job   1 Answer

  5.  

    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Swagelok (Cleveland, OH) in January 2017.

    Interview

    They were very friendly and had straight forward questions that were easy to answer. More behavioral types of questions than mathematical. Nothing too in depth, was an average interview.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Swagelok in December 2014.

    Interview

    A screening interview from an HR personnel. General resume walk through and some information about the company. No major questions asked. Second interview was set up with a Technical Lead. Very easy going interview with a few technical questions based on my experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? (Standard in all Swagelok interviews)   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (7)  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Solon, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Swagelok (Solon, OH) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewing at Swagelok was unlike any other experience I've ever encountered. I was contacted through a recruiting agency about a IT position they were seeking to fill. I went on my initial interview not expecting a whole lot. Your typical "meet and greet" and then off I'd go waiting for the second round. Well, it went as I thought it would go and I did get a call back for a second interview...Then a call back for a third...Then a fourth...Then a fifth....Then a sixth...I am NOT kidding. I interviewed at Swagelok SIX times over a TWO MONTH time span. That's back and forth to their facility all six times with a possible SEVENTH interview scheduled!!!

    After the first two interviews, which were more technical skill based, the remainder of my interviews were more "personality" based. Swagelok takes huge pride in assuring that each employee has the right "stuff" to fit in with the rest of their employees. I was told that the lengthy interviewing process was "deliberate" and that HR was hoping to change their hiring policies someday...Well, don't hold your breath, because after seeing what I've seen that isn't going to happen any time soon.

    The technical interviews were fairly standard and pretty painless. Everyone there was pretty nice to me. The only problem I have with Swagelok is that they could dramatically reduce the number of interviews if they would just start their process backwards. That is, if the final interviews (my sixth and seventh) are going to be with the Director of IS Operations and the Chief Information Officer...Why not start there and weed the potential candidates out? That's where I failed in Swagelok's interviewing process. The guy that I interviewed with (He would have been my Supervisor) liked me and was pushing for me to get the position. That guy's boss liked me too. So did the three other people (unrelated to my position there) as well. It wasn't until I interviewed with the Director of IS Operations did I lose my footing for the position.

    The feedback I received was that I didn't seem "excited" enough about the position and that some of my answers were shorter than expected. Really? Well, Swagelok, let me clue you into something: Maybe I should have done some cartwheels and back flips, but after six interviews, most of which were personality assessments, a candidate tends to get a little bored with the SAME questions! Each interview was at least an hour, so in total, that would be six or seven hours of the same round of questioning by different individuals!

    By the way, Swagelok makes special pressurized fitting and fixtures for fluid technologies. Fittings and fixtures. Excited yet? C'mon. The position I applied for was in IT. It has nothing to do with the actual manufacturing, design or implementation of said fittings and fixtures. The position was all about data and storage. So, excuse me if I'm not doing jumping jacks about the product. Maybe it's because the position has little to do with the actual product.

    In short, Swagelok seems to care more about a candidate's personality and behavior assessment than whether, or not a candidate can perform the actual position. The interviewing process was a bit self-defeating and towards the end it really was pointless in meeting with the higher up staff that would rarely have any interaction with the candidate's position. There were way too many redundant interviews and stretching over two months it was really excessive. Like I said, if you are going to let the Director or CIO of the company can a candidate based of their inner gut feelings and not on performance, or skill set concerns then they should just start at the top and quit wasting people's time and money. Swagelok must spend a fortune on this interviewing process.

    So, if you are an extremely patient person and are willing to jump through all of Swagelok's hoops then by all means apply to this company.

  8.  

    Market Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Swagelok in January 2014.

    Interview

    Interviews with 5 members of the team, from peers to superiors. Interview followed by 1 hour test involving both general knowledge and psychological questions.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (3)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Swagelok in June 2016.

    Interview

    The process took over two months from start to finish, with essentially no communication initiated by anyone at the company. HR is very impersonal and is a poor "face" of the company.

    I interviewed with three different people, in one-hour segments, all of whom had a different vision for the role. Without getting too detailed, it was clear that 2 out of the 3 didn't really want to be involved in the interview process. The third, a hiring manager, was a poor representative of the company's values. From bad mouthing his previous employer, to second guessing senior management decisions, his arrogance and disdain for his position in the company (and life) was evident.

    Not a good experience.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Solon, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Swagelok (Solon, OH) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Personality and aptitude assessment, multiple on-site interviews with various departmental contacts for the role, including IT, HR, direct manager and direct reports. I am disappointed that no one at Swagelok replies to my multiple calls and emails over several weeks to learn about post-interview status. Considering their emphasis on professionalism, collaboration and communication during the interviews, the lack of response to my friendly inquiries does not reflect well on the company's ability to execute its own mission statement.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a past professional situation when you did not accomplish your goal.   Answer Question

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