A123 Systems Interview Questions & Reviews
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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)
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- Senior Engineer (No Feedback Received Regarding Interview) (1)
- Docoment Control Specialist (1)
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Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – There really wasn't a difficult question asked. Answer Question
Temp to Perm Assignment Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – 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
Docoment Control Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and 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 Question – why do you feel you can do this job? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Position was offered but one manager withdrew because of schedule hours I requested.
Senior Engineer (No Feedback Received Regarding Interview) Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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 Question – What do think is good way to go in this direction of work? Answer Question
Chief Technology Officer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at A123 Systems in October 2009.
Interview Details – Firstly Video Interview, then face to face interview.
Interview Question – How would you improve the manufacture process according to your previous experience? View Answer
Negotiation Details – be confidence!