Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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On campus interview, met for one hour with a recruiter. Usually a pre-requisite before rapid recruiting on site. Recruiter described interview process pretty well, and explained different positions. Then we talked about research for a bit, and ended with some questions for them.
- Describe a time you were able to obtain buy-in from others. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at 3M in September 2014.
quite easy going, technical questions were asked too. Felt at ease, although it's apparent the interns would not get a specific experience. Other wise it was fairly relaxed. Oddly, not much was asked about my background; only a few technical questions were asked, and the remainder of the time focused on describing the position and the department.
- Brain teaser Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
interviewed at 3M in September 2014.
Very casual on campus interview. I applied through campus recruiting and half of the interview was just discussing what the job entailed, and where there were openings. The downside is that you have to apply after the interview a separate time to the various plants you'd like to work at. The time can vary depending on the need.
- just basic situational interview questions Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at 3M in September 2014.
Applied through university career fair and got an 30 minutes on-campus interview. After a brief self-introduction, the recruiter mainly focused on behavioral questions in regard of my problem solving and communication skills. Then, there was a question section for me to ask about the company and potential positions. Then, being told that they will bring back evaluation feedback to the hiring manager and will notify us if being selected.
- Is there any moment or examples that you are really curious about something? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceNo OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at 3M (Atlanta, GA (US)) in September 2014.
I submitted my application (resume and cover letter) online through the NBMBA conference website. I received a phone call within 24 hours of submisison for a phone interview. DO NOT MISS THIS CALL. They are quick with response and this is your chance to tell them what you know aobut the company and why you're interested as well as your experience and how you are equiped for the position. I Interviewed with a previous intern at the National Black MBA conference.
- Tell me about an innovative brand. 1 Answer
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days – interviewed at 3M.
There were 2 interviews. The first was more generic and assess individual strength and weaknesses, expectations, aspirations etc. The second was to pitch a marketing strategy of a specific product.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at 3M.
Conversation with program head and school specific recruiter, mostly conversational. Talked about interests and career goals to determine fit with the open 3m positions. Not too difficult an interview. 3m is a big company and there are many opportunities, so if you talk about what you are truly interested in, chances are this is something in 3m that fits those interests. Be yourself and be friendly and enthusiastic.
- What do you like to do outside of school/work? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at 3M in August 2014.
I applied directly through their website but was also networked into the job and sent my resume directly to the hiring manager. A week later their website informed me that they also forwarded my resume to the hiring manager. 3 months later the hiring manager called me for a phone interview. Two weeks later they invited me to schedule an on-site interview. On that day I was already on-site at another company who made an offer two days later. I took the offer from the other company and politely withdrew myself from consideration at 3M.
To summarize, 3M took 4 months to get me into an interview. The other company (also a large corporation) made an offer within 1 month of my application on their website. 3M is a great company, but I don't think they understand how to hire experienced professionals.
Regarding the phone interview, it was a very natural conversation. No canned questions.
- None. It was a great conversation. The hiring manager dug into some of my specific experiences from my resume. I asked a lot of questions about the job. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at 3M (Moscow (Russia)) in August 2014.
Comparing to other companies relatively easy interview. Just described former projects and duties, some plans for further development. The atmospere is friendly, not nervous. Easy to get to the office in time.
BTW the IQ test is not convenient to pass - the same time gape for all kinds of questions. The most difficult part of the inerview.
- What would you start with in case we launch a new product in *Department*? Answer Question
I was proposed a higher position than considered at first. Pretty flexible company regarding working conditions.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at 3M.
Just a one on one hour long interview. Interviewers were very friendly. I thought it was very easy. I got the interview through my college and it was very easy.
- All were very standard questions. Answer Question
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