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GracoRoberts
Purchasing Agent was asked...September 21, 2015

They asked about my experience in purchasing and procurement

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I told them about my background in buying electronic components

Hyundai Mobis

How would you handle supplier claims for obsolete materials from several years ago without any history or other information?

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The real goal for Mobis is to keep all the $ for themselves even if the suppliers have a legitimate claim. Less

Staples

How would I plan to measure inventory turns and negotiate cost savings on purchases?

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Through rigorous analysis and computer models of projected outcomes

Huntsman Corp

They asked if I had experience with SAP.

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I answered yes and explained that I worked with a printer manufacturing company for 7 years and built printers from the ground up adding all parts needed to build a printer into SAP. I also worked for a chemical manufacturing company and put requisition in SAP to order supplies and furniture for 30 associates on my team. Less

Boeing

Have you had experience with shipping issues?

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In former job, we had several situations where vendors either mis-directed or lost critical shipments. Less

Summit Group

HR VP asked about my what my relevant experiences were from my prior positions and why I wanted this position. She also asked what my desired salary was. VP of Program Accounts more or less told me about the needs of the position and asked how I thought I would be able to meet those needs. More casual interview than that with HR.

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I just demonstrated how my current skillset was transferable and relevant even though I didn't have "industry" experience. That seems to be a big thing with them. I honestly believe that if my functional manager didn't have her mind set on me, they would have passed me up. Here I am 3 years later and have far exceeded all their expectations. Less

Marriott International

are you emplyoed in marrriott

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No

No

No. I am currently not employed. If given an opportunity, I would love to work for Marriott. Less

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Do you want to continue?

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Yes, as long as there is additional benefits.

Yes

Yes as long as there is additional benefits

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The basics, do you have experience? It was a year ago, it is hard to remember specific questions Amanda and Marc asked.

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The typical answers you would give at an interview. I wrote the review because I noticed that Marc must have been leaving great reviews here for his company. The last few 5 star reviews came from within the company. There was about two long term employees who worked there and almost everyone else was VERY new. I can't see anyone leaving 5 star reviews for this company. It was hostile and very uncomfortable. Less

Again, this is the same person who got let go. Her boyfriend who never worked at Falcon Dynamics, Inc. however he is upset of the fact his girlfriend lost her job because of many warning she got regarding her performance. Now he is going Glassdoor posting these negative information. You can tell that he is not familiar with Falcon Dynamics, inc when he mentioned that we are located in Lake Forest, however we are located in Irvine. The bad Karma is already following these people and we heard that they are sitting home miserable. We are a great company and have a great team and these hateful individual is not going to affect our reputation. Less

It’s barely in Irvine. lol the next major cross street is lake forest drive. The owner has a horrible Napoleon complex. This place is horrible the owner is horrible the management is horrible. I feel bad for Amanda. I hope she’s at least making $30/hr at this point but she’s probably not. Less

TVS

do you know to work in excel. what is accounting.

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yes

Yes

Yes

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