Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Midland, MI (US)) in September 2014.
I interviewed on site at headquarters. It was a group interview with 2 other interviewees and we were interviewed by 3 people. The interview lasted a little more than an hour followed by a half an hour sales simulation.
- Tell me about a time when people were initially hesitant about your suggestion and how did you convince them to change your mind? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dow Chemical in September 2014.
Applied through university career center. The process took around three weeks and interviewed on campus. It was not tough one. Basic star question. But the moment interviewer ask me question he started writing word by I word that I was saying and that made me confuse and I screwed everything. At the end he suggest me to improve my confidence level and I told him to get some interviewing training. You don't need to type in everything to what I am saying. Blalalalalalla
Definitely got rejection after three weeks. but the interviewer reply me that he talk about my comment to his hiring manager and they also suggest me to only take notes. Lol
- Nothing The interviewer was just start typing everything that I said Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Baton Rouge, LA (US)) in September 2014.
I was contacted to set up an interview through telephone. They did note that most of their interviews were performed in person. They contacted me promptly 5 days after the interview with their decision. They asked a lot of specific behavioral questions, particularly about teamwork experiences. They seemed to emphasize having worked in diverse groups.
- They asked me to describe a time I worked from someone with a different background from myself and how their background contributed to our success. Answer Question
- No OfferNo Offer
Shortlisted in basis of CGPA.Followed by Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Two month internship followed by PPO offer.
Personal interview had a technical round flowed by a human resource round.The people were friendly. The questions were not really difficult.
- Questions were about basis technical things. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Dow Chemical in August 2014.
I was referred by consultancy for that position. 1st round of interview was through phone.
Technical questions ware very few and easy. Then they asked to visit DOW’s office for F2F rounds.
In this round, mostly I asked questions about job roles and position. Next two round ware Client Interaction mainly based on process related questions.
- There was no difficult question neither Technical nor Process or HR Related. Questions was like do you know about X technology ? , Did you did X task ?, How do handle this situation?, What is your weekness? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
They offered way less than the initial expectation which I already informed them.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceNo OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Houston, TX (US)) in August 2014.
I submitted my resume, cover letter & research description through my University career center. I heard that I got an interview within a few days of the close of the application process. The interview was about 1 week later. Prior to my interview they contacted one of my references for a letter of rec. The interview was with current PhD scientists at Dow, not HR people. I haven't heard back from them since the interview, which I'm assuming means I didn't get an offer.
- Why do you want to work in industry? Can you tell me about a time you initiated a collaboration? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Nairobi (Kenya)) in August 2014.
Very insightful interview. The interviewer was a chemical engineer like me so, we had a lot to talk about. I could not use difficult engineering word like I do to the HR interviewers.
- What Ion Exchange works in water purification for boiler use 1 Answer
Offer is preset. No negotiations
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I applied online – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Houston, TX (US)) in July 2014.
I filled out an online requisition / application on Dow's website. (I happen to like Dow's job board and application process, by the way; it is quite slick and works very well.) I had to take a technical aptitude test during the application process, which I enjoyed. A couple days later I received an email saying Dow wanted to set up a phone interview with me. I responded to the email and set up a time, which was about a week later. When the interviewer contacted me, she was very nice, but she wasn't the hiring manager, therefore the answers I gave her were being recorded both by phone and by her typing my answers. She had canned questions. She was feeling me out and testing, mainly, my soft skills. She asked about ten questions, of which about half could have been answered by looking at my resume. The interview took about 30 minutes. After it was after, she thanked me and told me I could check the status of my application online, and I could also call an 800 number and inquire, but only after a period of about two weeks.
- Canned questions regarding the time I "handled a challenging situation on the job", and "what one thing makes me stand out against my peers". None of the questions are necessarily difficult, but these are the kind of questions that are difficult to answer because it's hard to know *exactly* what any given employer is looking for. Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at Dow Chemical (Freeport, TX (US)) in July 2014.
Contacted by HR recruiter via LinkedIn. Applied online. Got invited to an interview event. Two consecutive group panel interviews; 3 people for the first, 4 for the second. Typical behavior questions.
- Tell me about a time you made a technical mistake. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Have a better offer from another company.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Dow Chemical.
I am still in college and went to a conference in Indianapolis to meet with recruiters. I spoke with one of the recruiters and they were friendly and very knowledgeable. Although, they were not in my type of engineering they set me up with a meeting over the phone with a supervisor that is in the department I would be best suited for. Within a week of that conversation/meeting/interview I was offered an internship.
- What are your strengths and weaknesses? Answer Question
no need to negotiate; price was more than expected.
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