A123 Systems Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
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- Advanced Manufacturing Engineer (1)
- Chief Technology Officer (1)
- Manufacturing Engineering Manager (1)
- Manager (1)
- Sr Mgr - NPD Procurement and Supplier Management (1)
- Process Tech (1)
- Senior Engineer (No Feedback Received Regarding Interview) (1)
- Docoment Control Specialist (1)
- Temp to Perm Assignment (1)
Process Tech Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at A123 Systems in June 2012.
Interview Details – Still waiting on the outcome of the in house position applied for. It could take up to 3 weeks to find out.
Interview Question – What would you change about A123? View Answer
Sr Mgr - NPD Procurement and Supplier Management Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at A123 Systems in February 2009.
Interview Details – Went through a telephone screen.
Then met with 5 people over a 4 hour period.
The interview was thorough and tough.
My initial impression was it would be a good place to work.
People were intelligent and very nice.
Unfortunately the follow up after the interview was atrocious.
Not all interview candidates are a good fit with a company.
If that was the case, then the company owes it to the candidate to be told as much.
But my follow up phone calls were not returned
E-Mail request for feedback or status were ignored.
My initial impression was wrong.
They could offer me 2X of my former salary.
I'd never work there based upon my terrible interview experience.
Interview Question – Explain how you would go about getting a cost down for this particular assembly. View Answer
Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at A123 Systems
Interview Details – One phone interview. Took a while to get the in-person interview (delays on their part). The on-site interview involved four separate interviews. During the interviews I learned that I was going up against 2 internal candidates. Looks like I was the token outside applicant, as one of the insiders got the job.
Interview Question – I was asked technical details of a project I worked on ages ago. View Answer
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at A123 Systems in November 2011.
Interview Details – During my second interview the hiring manager asked me how I would handle direct reports that felt burned out by the amount of hours they worked. RED FLAG The other person asked me to describe the most IMPRESSIVE problem I solved and repeated this five times. Hmmmm, do I really want to work for these "types" of people. HELL NO. I almost left the interview at that point. I invested two visits and the company didn't even send me a kiss off email. Avoid this company at all costs. Life is too short.
Interview Question – How would you deal with direct reports that felt burned out by the amount of hours they worked. View Answer