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Schneider Electric Sales Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Schneider Electric.

Interview Details – Initial meeting at campus career fair, follow up one-on-one interview the next day. Second round interview at a larger branch. Both interviews were primarily behavioral based. It took two full days to complete the second round (regional) interview, as the first day included dinner and a talk from some higher level management; the second day included an office tour, explanation of benefits and a panel interview; most panels were only two or three members, however.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you were not able to fix a problem. Why were you not able to? What did you wind up doing?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation is limited for a new hire out of college, but they offer more than fair benefits to begin with.


Declined Offer

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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Schneider Electric.

Interview Details – Applied through campus career center, had one interview there and then moved onto a regional final interview event. The first interview just went over my resume with a few other questions about achievements in college. The final interview consisted of a panel interview, a case study (more of an activity to see how you work with others).

Interview Question – Describe a complex process to a four year old.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Schneider Electric.

Interview Details – I did this interview at my university's campus. It was a one-on-one interview. The person interviewing me was a Plant Manager, so she wasn't too familiar with the position I was interviewing for. It was all behavioral questions. The interviewer spent most of the time taking notes of my responses, but she was very helpful in answering my questions.

Interview Question – Tell me about a decision you made that had a huge impact on your life this year, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Denver, CO

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Schneider Electric in April 2013.

Interview Details – nothing difficult, just need engineering background

Negotiation Details – always negotiate your starting salary, the base might not go up, but the starting salary might (signing bonus).


No Offer

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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Providence, RI

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Schneider Electric.

Interview Details – Was given a campus interview after career fair. Very easy interesting, conversional type. Then they came to our school and gave me a final round interview at the University. They told us about who they were and why we should work for them. Final round interviews were more or less the same as the first round, no technical questions just basic HR questions.

Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult very standard questions.   Answer Question


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No Offer

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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Schneider Electric in October 2013.

Interview Details – Initially started with a 1:1 interview at my university with a local recruiter. Was referred and received an invite to attend a undergraduate recruiting event in a nearby city.

Went to an Undergraduate Recruiting event and arrived the day before the interviews were to be performed. The night of my arrival, there was a dinner at which there was a speech about the company in general as well as time to talk with the fellow candidates and a few employees they stationed at each table. The employees were available and friendly, seeming to emphasize how the people of the company make it great; while also mentioning the importance of the task at hand. The following day was one filled with a 2 on 1 interview (where the two employees asked me questions specifically targeted at my resume), plant tour, presentations (benefits, more about Schneider Electric, etc), and a Q&A with the recruiter to answer more general questions (not ones targeted towards job position, requirements, etc). We were also supplied lunch (breakfast had been optional). Both days were hosted in the hotel where all the candidates were staying, making it very convenient to get prepared. The culture seemed to be hugely influenced by the fellow employees.

Interview Question – Explain a situation when you tackled a practical problem with real-life results.   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Engineering Development Program Interview

Sales Engineering Development Program

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Schneider Electric in April 2013.

Interview Details – Interviewed on campus then asked to attend an onsite interview in Chicago. Business dinner the first night with applicants asked to attend happy hour at the hotel bar afterwards. Interviews were the next day with four rounds done in a large room with others interviews going on around you.

Interview Question – Basic behavioral questions. None were difficult. Was surprised they wanted to know where I stood in the hiring process with other companies. Since learn you should not list details when answering this question. This question tells them if their competitors are hiring.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Nashville, TN

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Schneider Electric in November 2012.

Interview Details – 2 rounds of interviews, on campus and then on site. Site interviews had more than one round of interviews with a dinner included with hotel accomidations

Interview Question – None. All were typical and the focus was less technical and more on building a relationship with the interviewee   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – given good background credentials, negotiation within 5% of offer was granted


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Development Engineer Interview

Sales Development Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Schneider Electric.

Interview Details – Got an interview from a campus job fair. The recruiters were very informative and enthusiastic about the position and helpful with any questions.
First round interview was a primarily behavioral. Make sure to know your resume inside out, why you want to work for Schneider, what your interests are and where you want to be in 5 years.
Got offered a second round on-site interview in Chicago, IL.

Interview Question – What is one risk you have taken and what you learned from it?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Engineer Interview

Sales Engineer
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Schneider Electric in February 2012.

Interview Details – Flew out to Chicago after 1:1 campus interview. Had a dinner with all the hiring managers and a chance to speak with everyone at the bar afterwards. Next day consisted of 3 1:1 interviews with the hiring managers.

Interview Question – Explain a time where you needed to manage your time   Answer Question

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