Sanmina Interview Questions

Updated Feb 4, 2015
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    Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sanmina.

    Interview

    Emails were exchanged and a phone interview followed. Emails were exchanged over a 4 day period, and the phone interview lasted approximately 30 minutes. The conversation was amicable, despite the outcome that Sanmina could not meet my salary expectations.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions related to experience and expertise. The typical questions, followed by questions regarding salary expectations. There was a clear gap between what the industry is paying, and what Sanmina is willing to pay.   1 Answer
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    Cost Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sanmina (Huntsville, AL).

    Interview

    Interviewed with accounting supervisor, interview went well, didn't get the job, had minimal accounting experience and education.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked if I was willing to finish out my accounting degree, which I was/am in the proves of anyway.   Answer Question
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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Sanmina in June 2012.

    Interview

    I went twice for the interview. One time just talked to the manager. The next time I went in to take a SolidWorks test. No instruction on how he wanted it done, and he sat there and made calls while I took an assembly and tried to fix it.

    Interview Questions

    • Trying to deal with the pressure of the interview process. I should have just walked out. I would have felt better than getting the job.   Answer Question
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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sanmina (San Jose, CA) in April 2009.

    Interview

    Not very orgranized interviewers. The culture seemed stuffed but it was expected; typical of a CM culture. Questions asked were very simple, not much substance. The hiring manager seemed unsure and atually relied on one if his Engineers to make the final decision for him. One Engineer actually spent time talking about other people instead of focusing on the interviewee.

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sanmina (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    hiring managers give a 1 hr lecture . they look for many skills same time expected you to know everything.very unprofessional and they look for cheap workers. keep advertising same jobs for months

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Riau (Indonesia)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sanmina (Riau (Indonesia)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    call by phone to have schedule for interview, interview with user, interview with human resources, pass or fail

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Riau (Indonesia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sanmina (Riau (Indonesia)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The interviewer just ask the current position and current salary

    Interview Questions

    • What your contribute to our company if you hired   1 Answer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Sanmina in March 2010.

    Interview

    I interviewed for a sales position at Sanmina. With the benefit of hindsight, I have to say they were a somewhat misleading organization. Pretty much straightforward HR-wise - phone interviews, 1 on 1 interviews, etc. As part of my own due diligence I discovered a lot of unpleasant surprises with the position, and decided I would decline going forward with the interview process. I think this is common for companies whose business model is centered around pure contract manufacturing. There really isn't a "moat" or competitive advantage around the business, so it wins accounts almost all the time on price alone. Thus, what incentive is there to hire the brightest and the best? None, really, as being the cheapest is all that really counts. Keep that in mind when interviewing with organizations like this. Also, be sure to do your own due diligence prior to accepting a job with a contract manufacturer, as they operate on razor-thin margins and thus have strong incentives to cut costs everywhere they can.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you lost business at a major account. Why did it happen, and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a challenge you had at a major account and what you did to resolve it.   Answer Question
  10.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sanmina in October 2009.

    Interview

    Sent my resume to HR. Second day, the HR person send email to ask salary requirement. The same day, the hiring manager called me and the phone went very well. Setup on-site interview with HR for the second business day. Interviewed with 5 persons and good feelings. The hiring manager did not ask details about the technology. I think he assumed that my background (from my resume) was very strong. He showed me a lot of thing around the work place. No hard questions. He told me that I was the first interviewee and should be the best. However, three weeks passed. No offer yet. I think they find another candidate more reasonable. I should be over qualified for this position. The salary I had is much higher what they can offer. I do not believe they think I can stay with them for a long time. By the way, this is a small branch of Sanmina. It does not look like they have very high educational level person in the building. I have Ph.D. degree and they may not use to me.

    Interview Questions

    • This is a relative low position. For your background, do you think you want this job?   1 Answer
    • The salary for this position is nowhere close to what you make, do you still consider this position?   Answer Question
  11.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Sanmina in January 2009.

    Interview

    Ask prior working experience. If none, you should be persuasive that you can get the job done and a quick learner.

    Interview Questions

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