Boeing Industrial Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2015
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    Industrial Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Everett, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Boeing (Everett, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview lasts for about 45 minutes and is a structured interview where they ask you specific behavioral/experience based questions and then request that you structure your response in a specific way. It feels a little impersonal because they don't ask you about your resume hardly at all, or anything about your experience or interests outside of the 4-5 structured questions. Make sure you have some specific examples of projects you have worked on, what actions you took in the project, and what the results were.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask that you do not discuss the interview questions outside of the interview.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (3)  

    Industrial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Boeing (Everett, WA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    One sole interview with 3 people phone interview, you have to call to a conference number 2 people taking notes and one guy making the questions. No room for errors

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (13)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I had a structured telephone interview, it consisted of four to five behavorial style questions. The interview was with two managers. The interview probably took about forty five minutes. I was told that my answers did not necessarily have from a work situation but also from experiences outside of work.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I received a better offer from another company.

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    Industrial Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Boeing (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Got an email asking if I was still interested in a position I had applied to online back in July (it was mid September when I received the email) and if I was, send along sometimes for a phone interview. Gave some times and had an hour and a half phone panel interview using the STARS format going over my resume

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have that makes you a good fit for this position   Answer Question
    • give me an example of a time when you implanted a change to a process and the outcome of that change   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No real negotiations, Speea job and they hit my target requirement for base salary

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    Industrial Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Boeing (Charleston, SC).

    Interview

    There was one phone interview with 3 people. They had set questions to ask where they could not go off the script and had to record everything you said. I expected there to be a second round of interviews at the plant but they made an offer after only the single phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They were all "Tell me about a time..." type questions.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Decided job was not best fit for me.

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    Industrial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Boeing (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Applied for the job on their website and was contacted by global staffing to set up a phone interview. Some jobs do require some pre-interview screenings and personality tests that you can do on the internet--they send you a login/password and it's all confidential. For more senior positions and if you're applying internally they will usually try to set up a physical interview with you if you live in the area. The interview lasted about an hour and was composed of two hiring managers and a HR person. It followed the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Results) for all questions except the first "Tell us about yourself and why you are a good fit for this position.." as well as an opportunity for me to ask questions afterwards. The questions were all based directly from the job description among the "General" and "Technical" requirements and could have been very easy to prepare for ahead of time by simply reading the job posting--the requirements are in bullet points (e.g. "Process Modeling", "Work Place Design"). It's important to note that Boeing is currently in the middle of transitioning from their old proprietary job posting system to Taleo but the general format and content of their job postings hasn't changed--all the information you need is still there as far as I can tell. Every single Boeing interview will also have a question about diversity aka "Tell me about a time when you had to deal with someone from a different cultural background" or some variant. For this position I was offered the job a few hours after the interview, but that isn't common. Response time is highly, highly variable and can range from hours to months. It was of course dependent on a background check by both Boeing and NASA (typically it'll just be Boeing--but if you're applying certain jobs there will be extra requirements such as security clearance) and a drug screening by both.

    Negotiation

    Boeing doesn't typically negotiate much. You can try but it's not general practice for them to budge on anything; I have been on both sides of the table and have never seen any substantial negotiation of salary. They don't do signing bonuses in my experience. IMPORTANT: If you care about relocation, make sure that you read the job posting--it will generally say yes or no for 'Relocation Assistance.' If for some reason that isn't specified due to their transition to Taleo, find out if you care. The reason I say this is THEY WILL NEVER NEGOTIATE THIS IN AN OFFER--if relocation assistance isn't specified in the job posting, you will not get relocation assistance. Period.

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    Industrial Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Boeing.

    Interview

    It was a long process for me (4-6 months) from the time I applied to the day I actually showed up for my first day of work. They follow a Structured Interview Process were all questions require Situation-Action-Result so you need to be prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to answer with real, past examples with Situation-Action-Result.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

  9.  

    Industrial Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Boeing (Auburn, WA).

    Interview

    I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Boeing. I had one interview with a panel of 3 IE managers. The interview mainly included about 5 behavioral questions. The interview lasted for almost an hour and each of the managers took turns asking me a question. 1 1/2 weeks after my interview, I received an offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it. I was content.

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    Industrial Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Boeing (Everett, WA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Got call from hiring manager. Setup a phone interview. All behavioral questions related to process analysis and improvement. Read job description, pull out main requirements and think of questions that come out of them. Create atleast 15 stories from past experiences.

    Interview Questions

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Industrial Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Boeing.

    Interview

    The interview process was a bit confused. Initially, they wanted me to go out to South Carolina to interview in person during a hiring event. They bought me the airplane tickets etc. Then 1 day prior to the interview, they e-mail saying the job position has been canceled. As can be imagined, that wasn't good news, so I gave up on the company after that. Then, about 1 month later, I get an e-mail saying they wanted to do a phone interview for another position in WA state. The phone interview took about 20 minutes and consisted of 4 questions. Very simple, very straight forward. It almost seemed like that couldn't have been all of it, but it was. Just that 20 minutes on the phone, and a few days later they made an offer. It all seemed too easy.

    Interview Questions

    • There is nothing difficult or unexpected. Its 4 questions asking you to give an example of a particular activity you've done.   Answer Question
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