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Vale Interview Questions

Updated Nov 10, 2016
28 Interview Reviews

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    Commercial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Vale (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Very pleasant experience, possibly my best interview experience
    First I got a phone screening
    Then a first interview with hiring managers
    Then a second interview with the team
    Lastly, background check and confirmed start date

    Interview Questions

    • Know your resume inside out and make sure you go through the job description   Answer Question
  2.  

    Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in St. John's, NL (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vale (St. John's, NL (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Behavioural type questions. Friendly HR. Questions were fair. Asked to call upon specific examples, explain your reasoning, as well as the outcomes. Asked technical questions - what type of skills the candidate has, examples of how they could demonstrate these. Strengths/weaknesses. Personal skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a type when you made a mistake, and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Analytical Chemist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vale (Mississauga, ON (Canada)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    It was mostly a behavioural interview, with "If X happened in the workplace, what would your response be."
    There were also work safety questions, and general knowledge questions of ICP machines, the physics of the testing equipment apparatuses.

    There were no technical skills questions, i.e. no math tests

    Interview Questions

    • Are you able to handle repetitive physical tasks   1 Answer
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    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Long Harbour, NL (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Vale (Long Harbour, NL (Canada)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a headhunter and 2 interviews settled up. One with the agency and other one with company. Pretty straightforward behavioral ques. Tell me about yourself, weak and strong points, previous job experience, salary expectation etc and whatever you wrote on resume you have to defend it. It will be very easy and most ques are common in terms of behavioral pattern.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was hired as an EIT, so I was not in the stance of negotiation.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    3 interviews, background, behavioral and technical. All over the phone, fairly standard interviews

    Interview Questions

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    Apprentice Eletrician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Vale.

    Interview

    7 questions, very easy,
    3 specific scenarios where demonstrated an act of safety
    a time where the company you worked for implemented a policy change and how you dealt with it
    what you would do if you were sent to repair a piece of equipment and you knew nothing about it and there were no prints
    How do you complete a job step by step

    Interview Questions

    • a time where the company you worked for implemented a policy change and how you dealt with it   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vale (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    There was a skill test that had to be taken. Then, an interview was granted. Two managers then separately conducted interviews. Both of them were very pleasant.

    Interview Questions

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    Process Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Thompson, MB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Vale (Thompson, MB (Canada)).

    Interview

    There are three rounds of interview. First round is a pre-screening interview conducted over the phone by HR rep. The second round is a behavioural interview again conducted over the phone by HR rep. The third round is a technical interview conducted by the hiring manger over the phone or on site

    Interview Questions

    • Depends on the position you're applying   1 Answer
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Vale (Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Exams (logistics, portuguese and english), than we did a panel with the HR with some group activities, after that we did another panel but now with five managers from different sectors and with a even harder group activity. Finally, we did an interview with the manager of the sector that is interested on us. In my case, three out of the five managers choose me to do an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think of your future? Why do you want to work in this sector? What do you like to do when you are not working?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Vale.

    Interview

    very easy talk with the hiring manager, rutine behavior question, no technical question at all.

    before meeting the hiring manager, you need to pass an Excel test, very easy.

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