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Darling Ingredients
Transportation Manager was asked...16 October 2012

They are not professional HR people, so you have the opportunity to really direct your own interview. Go in there and dominate the conversation.

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Anything semi-intelligent is acceptable. Don't use big words. It confuses them.

What is the common salary for a transportation manager at your location?

Harbor Freight Tools

My birthdate and I was rejected based on my age

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They asked for my birthdate

If you're under the age of 40, it's not considered a protected class. Maybe they ran a background check on you, and something came up you didn't mention to them. Less

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio

Please tell us about a time where a project was not going as planned and the changes you made to get it back on track.

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Not sharing my answer but the core of the interview was behavioral based questions and "tell us about a time....". Less

EPIC Fuels

The questions were very standard; what are your analytical skills, how do you influence others, are you a self-starter, etc. If you are decently prepared for a conversation you will do fine.

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Obviously not the correct way.

Weld RE-8

What do you do if Susie keeps standing on the Bus, what do you do?

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Pull over, radio dispatch, move Susie to the front of the bus

Liquid Environmental Solutions

Have you worked with Penske repair facility.

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Yes, for many years. I am most familiar with the Carrollton TX facility.


tell me about a time when staffing for a complex program, what were the most significant challenges?

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Hiring while geographical consolidating resourses while maintaing departmental goals. Less

Lindt & Sprüngli

In discussing my lean manufacturing training, did I lead any initiatives and what were the outcomes - how much money was saved?

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It was difficult to answer the question with exact details, because it has been 5 years and I don't have access to the data. Less


How do you handle different driver personalities and potentially upset drivers when you have to tell them unfavorable news (e.g. telling them you need to correct another driver or company error resulting in a longer work day).

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I build relationships with my enployees, not around personal life as much as work life , while emphasizing that it’s not personal. I don’t take it personal that they are upset and they don’t take it personal that I need this task completed. I don’t write them up for mistakes because I personally enjoy... there’s a contract and at the end of the day we both have to follow it. I let them vent their frustrations and use empathy but no matter what if my relationship has a solid foundation then it won’t lead to escalated situations. Less

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