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Univar Interview Questions

Updated May 16, 2017
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  1.  

    Vendor Contact Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Univar (Redmond, WA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed with my staffing agency for the position which was more them selling it to me. After that, I interviewed with my future supervisor and another team's supervisor.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself.   Answer Question
    • How do you handle many different tasks of varying deadlines and degrees of difficulty?   Answer Question

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    Corporate Role Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Univar (Downers Grove, IL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Very organized and conversational interviews. Prompt and respectful of other interviewers scheduled time with me. All interviewers were open and honest about the current state of the company, challenges, and role expectations.

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Univar.

    Interview

    First you get a recruiter phone call. The Recruiter was very helpful and knowledgeable about the company. She then forward my phone interview to the branch. Received a phone call for another interview at the location. The third interview was with the general manager of the branch.

    Interview Questions


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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Univar (Bellevue, WA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Just as it is difficult to prepare for an interview. It is always an Interesting interactions with participants. It was difficult to read each of the panel members who asked questions as they all had very good poker faces.

    Interview Questions

    • Well thought out questions that would help identify strengths, opportunities within the individuals skill set based on how one responded to the questions. Would appreciate an opportunity to have a chance to be an employee.   Answer Question

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    Project Support Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Univar (Austin, TX) in November 2015.

    Interview

    2 Phones interview and 1 in person interview, the process took in total almost a month I haven't received a offer yet, the final interview was with the HR and the manager at the same time!

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Univar (Morrisville, NY) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with three guys and then went into another room with two females, asked similar questions in each room. All 5 employees were super nice and made me feel very comfortable.

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    Customer Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Univar (Atlanta, GA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was called by a Univar HR recruiter in Chicago regarding a position in Jacksonville. First interview happened fast, in Jacksonville. It was the Jacksonville site manager and the person I would be replacing, who was being promoted. Standard getting to know you interview, about one hour in length.

    Second interview was in Atlanta. Univar would not pay for airfare but agreed to reimburse for mileage and hotel. This interview was a panel with two Atlanta site managers and a Customer Service Manager (the manager that was in the first interview was not present). It also went about an hour, then we all went to lunch.

    Despite the positive vibe, the Jacksonville manager and HR left for long vacations, leaving me waiting for feedback for more than a week. The verdict was they they had an "internal candidate" that would be getting the position. I had been "shopped," driven nearly 800 miles, and wasn't really in the running in the first place.

    Getting reimbursed for mileage took more than six weeks.

    I also identified another, identical position in another city and was told "We're not filling that position." Really? Then why is it posted?

    These people and this company are horrible. Stay away.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you change jobs? (They made a big deal out of this.)   1 Answer

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    Supply Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Univar in April 2015.

    Interview

    Received a phone call by HR and was asked a couple of questions about myself.
    Here is the odd part, at the end of our conversation this guy told me that he will have to get back to me as he needs to get some more information about the open position. I would expect and advise that you would/should do that prior to an interview. Of course he never called back which leads me to the conclusion that I might have not been what they are looking for, which is okay, but this was just odd, very unprofessional and childish.

    Interview Questions


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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Univar (Redmond, WA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was a telephonic call. I answered most of the questions put to me by the interviewer. He was satisfied with my answers. I got the confirmation on the other day through my employer.

    Interview Questions


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    Supply Chain Analyst Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Commerce, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Univar (Commerce, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First, I sent in a cover letter and a resume through a USC internship program. Then I scheduled an interview at the office in Commerce CA. The interview was only behavioral and lasted about 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?
      What are your long term career goals?  
      Answer Question

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