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    Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Novi, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Novi, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at A123 Systems.

    Interview Details

    Initially, a phone interview to review primary details. A group interview, generally consisting of the hiring manager, HR manager, and other managers that the position would interact with. Finally, an interview with the hiring manager's manager. The interview questions did not appear to be well thought out, nor did the other interviewers (other than the hiring manager) seem well prepared (more like they were just going through the motions to appease some HR requirement.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Temp to Perm Assignment Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Livonia, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 months - interviewed at A123 Systems.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for a temp to hire position in December of 2009. Interview was at Novi location and we had to move conference rooms at least once. Met with 2 recruiters during first interview for about 30-60 minutes. Had a second round interview shortly thereafter meeting with the Plant Manager and HR Rep. Again had to move conference rooms at least once. Agency left a message that I did not get the assignment. Did not hear from anyone at A123.

    6 months later the agency called me back about the position because the person they had chosen was not working out. (Come to find out it was an employee referral). Was told I was going to have a phone interview with the Employment Specialist on a Saturday. Never received a call. Then got a call from the agency that they wanted to set up a third interview. Met with the same 2 Recrutiers, the Employment Specialist & HR Rep from corporate, the HR Manager and the Director of HR.

    Company was just getting up and running in Michigan so atmosphere was filled with excitement and high hopes.

    Was brought in on a temp to perm assignment.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the interview process was very informal and non-structured.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The temp to perm assignment did not allow for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Docoment Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Waltham, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 months - interviewed at A123 Systems in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in September 2008 and declined interest.
    Interviewed via company request in February 2009 and was offered position but company withdrew offer when I requested an early hours schedule.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Position was offered but one manager withdrew because of schedule hours I requested.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Engineer (No Feedback Received Regarding Interview) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Watertown, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at A123 Systems in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had a decent interview. Even the hiring manager asked what is your interest level. I said I am definitely interested. He also mentioned that I am their top candidate. Got the offer after 6 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • What do think is good way to go in this direction of work?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Chief Technology Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at A123 Systems in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Firstly Video Interview, then face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you improve the manufacture process according to your previous experience?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    be confidence!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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