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Universal Logistics Holdings Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Company Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Detroit, MI) in September 2014.

    Interview

    No real interview, just walk it, fill out the paper app. And after they review it they will call you. Some times same day. Very friendly staff but overworked . Oreintation is only four hours long and done by someone that has other office duties. So you are randomly left with no instructor for half the day.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know how to fill out a log book?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    CIR Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings.

    Interview

    I inquired via email about an open position that I was referred to by a current employee. I received a phone call within 15 minutes of hitting the "send" button. I was brought in 2 days later for an interview with HR and took a test to see where my capabilities were at. And then a couple of days later interviewed with the Manager. After that, I received a call from HR for about a week later, though I was told they had quite a few interviews they needed to complete before making a final decision.

    Interview Questions

    • The test you take is about a 45 minutes questionnaire with problem stories as well as mathematical problems.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I told them what I was looking for, which was in reason, and they accepted my terms.

  3. Helpful (4)  

    Operation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Grand Prairie, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Started with a phone interview with corporate recruiter. He then scheduled and interview with the General manager. Once there it was clearly a panel interview which was not mentioned by recruiter. The interview was more informal and followed by a facility tour.

    Interview Questions

    • Have I had any experience in dealing with Union personal, if so, describe how you would resolve an associate's conflict when he or she tells you that is not their job.   Answer Question

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Warren, MI) in April 2014.

    Interview

    It was a good hiring process. HR got back me with me in a timely fashion and the management staff seemed very knowledgeable about the industry. The seem to know what there doing and was excited to get started.


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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Warren, MI) in January 2017.

    Interview

    They have a few parts to their interview. First a phone screen, which is pretty typical and appreciated so I don't have to travel out there. Then you interview with 2 or 3 managers. I didn't get a chance to interview with one of them so had to come back for another interview with that manager. Then you have an interview with HR, which mostly seemed like they were testing your personality and the way you carried yourself. They took a lot of notes in the HR interview. At the HR interview, I also had a couple tests I needed to do that were just written open ended. These were questions like: Explain a time you had a leadership role etc. I was given these to do at home, but didn't have the time until then. Next, I had a Javascript test and a personailty test. The Javascript test would allow me to take it for up to an hour and a half (90 minutes), but you had 3 minutes per question. It had some C# in there, but mostly Javascript. It definitely had some advanced concepts so come prepared. It is also open book, but do your searches quickly if needed. The personality test was more like finding out if you are consistent with your answers in my mind. Basically, it asks how you think others view you vs how you view yourself. All in all a very long and thorough process that amazingly enough was wrapped up pretty quickly. They pick and extend offers rather fast, which is very appreciated.

    Interview Questions

    • They mostly just wanted to get to know me. To be honest, They just wanted to know a bit of my background and different technologies I've worked with and what I did with it. They didn't really ask anything such as how would I tackle certain problems. I kind of felt like I had to lead these types of questions out of them or point to my experience on things based on what the tech they were using, which is pretty varied.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I heard on glass door and from other recruiters that they work people a lot of hours. I asked this question explicitly and they said it was around 40 hours per week. When I got my offer and pushed on this a little further they mentioned the salary was based on a 45 hour work week. Knowing the tech field this meant even more hours more frequently in my book. Plus, they had weekly rotations with production support so that is almost a guarantee of quite a bit of long hour frequency. This is just my opinion of course. This just wasn't for me, which is a shame, because they seemed nice enough and I really liked the opportunity to work with Java and C#


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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Warren, MI).

    Interview

    Standard process. Phone screening by HR, interview with manager, interview with HR with personality test.

    Ask questions. How many hours are expected to work. I was surprised on my first day that it's a 50 hour work week for salaried employees. I also wasn't too interested in health/dental, but ask if interested. You ain't gonna get anything close to typical insurance.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Take it or leave it. I should have left it.


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    Materials Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings.

    Interview

    Went into interview not knowing what job it was for. It was a group interview in which we filled out a lot of paperwork, took a drug test, and then got interviewed separately. Never properly explained the job so I didn't know I'd be working in a tiny office with lots of truckers.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Accounts Receivable Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Warren, MI) in May 2011.

    Interview

    First was a phone screen. I was then called in for an interview with HR. From there, they had me meet with both the Supervisor and Manager of the Accounts Receivable Department. I was contacted the next day with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The pay was $10.00 - $12.00 per hour to start and I was offered $12.00 and accepted. I believe there would be little room for negociation if they are offering you pay on the higher end to start.


  9.  

    Junior .NET Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warren, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Warren, MI) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I spoke with the corporate recruiter on the phone for an initial screening interview, took an online .NET quiz, had an in-person interview with three people involved in the development process, a couple writing prompts, another testing instrument, and finally another in-person interview with the corporate recruiter. The recruiter never got back to me about the test results I was interested in and my application status after I called and left a message.

    It is in an outdated building that isn't in the best location. I didn't feel very comfortable between the environment and the questions asked (seemed like they were trying to find out answers to illegal questions). But it seems like a place you could learn a lot...

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (3)  

    Fleet Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warren, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Universal Logistics Holdings (Warren, MI) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I was in need of a job after relocating to the Detroit area. For whatever reason I started looking on craigslist.com and saw an add for an entry level fleet manager position. At the time I did not have any business, logistics experience. I was banking on the fact I have a CDL and use to driver a truck. I sent in my resume and 2-3 days later I received a call for an interview. At that point I filled out an application and sat with the corporate recruiter for about 30 minutes. Overall it was a basic screening interview. Basic questions about my past employment and future goals. About a week later my recruiter called me back asking for a second interview. This time he asked me what I knew about Universal Truckload. Thankfully I did my homework! The entire hiring process lasted about 3 weeks before I was given an offer for employment.

    Interview Questions

    • What I knew about Universal as a company. What is my biggest professional challenge was and how did I complete it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate a little more pay and vacation days because I started in the middle of the year and already had planned days off.


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