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Strategic Sourcing Manager was asked...28 September 2015

How did I like the employee discounts at my last company I worked for (it was a corporate position within a Global retail fashion company for women....I'm a male).

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None of the sizes quite fit me.

Not sure why that question was asked but given that the interview allegedly talked about herself..I think they just brought you in to pick your brains for fresh idea for FREE! Less

Agilent Technologies

Why do you live in San Francisco? How come you want to know about commuting, don't you have a car. Are you married? Do you have children?

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Did my best to respond to a burned out team that seemed to have strong bias. Found many of their questions too personal and offputting. Questions seemed to be asked to disqualify me as I was male and from San Francisco. Less

It is illegal to ask if you are married or have children.

Radisson Hotels Americas

How do you handle difficult people?

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By giving compliments

Showing my job and responsibilities for them

Genpact

How will you do source2procure for banks, if earlier no experience?

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No yet I dont have any experience but I know how to gather knowledge /experience if anyone teachs me. Less

I haven't ant experience on customer from 2011 to till date I am working on it. Now I am expert in excel. I know how to gather experience if anyone teach me. Less

Genpact

Tell about yourself?

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It's my pleasure to introduce myself My name is Shilpa Ghosal from India city kolkata. I have done graduation in the stream of BA History From Calcutta University. Prior to this , I have completed intermediate and matriculation from WB board. We are 4 member in my family. My father is a daily worker and mother so a house maker and I have a little sweet sister. My hobbies are dancing, singing, cooking, larning new language. I am an honest ,self motivated and hardworking person with a positive attitude towards my career and my life. I have started my career with TCS on 2011, till now I am working in same organization. That's all about me Sir. Thank you. Less

It's my pleasure to introduce myself. My name is Rajvinder Kaur from India city Uttarakhand. Less

Radisson Hotels Americas

Are you willing to travel?

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Yes

Genpact

Do you have location constraint of Pocharam?

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I said I can work in any remote location in PAN India, no worry about it. P.S.: Please do not say you have future plan of changing location. Less

Ericsson-Worldwide

Où vous voyez-vous dans 10 ans ?

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Plus de responsabilités, plus de management, des objectifs plus élevés

Munich Re

You have a vague SOW at best and need to get a contract signed per your client ASAP. How would you handle this?

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Case study involved and presentation.

WLT Group

Mine - How do you capture the results of your RFP's? And do you maintain a database of results and Suppliers that can be accessed by the Sourcing team? Williams-Lea - "I would have expected a more "World-Class" sourcing structure effort from your employer."

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Williams-Lea - I don't know. Mine - Our Sourcing model was convincing enough to Leadership that they did not accept your proposal for third -party management of our procurement operations. Less

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