Schneider Electric Sales Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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Sales Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Schneider Electric (Austin, TX).

Interview

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 Questions

  • 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

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

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Schneider Electric (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Schneider Electric (Denver, CO) in April 2013.

    Interview

    nothing difficult, just need engineering background

    Negotiation

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

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Schneider Electric (Nashville, TN) in November 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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

    Negotiation

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

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Schneider Electric (Chicago, IL) in February 2012.

    Interview

    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 Questions

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Schneider Electric (Pittsburgh, PA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    It was very interactive and you learn a lot about the company and the culture of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me a time where you had to make an ethical decision.   Answer Question
    • Give me a time where you had to make a decision that not everyone agreed to.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If offered a position they will give you a call and tell you about the offer and the benefits. Then they give you time to decide as best they can to accommodate your employment deadlines.

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    Engineer Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jamshedpur (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Schneider Electric (Jamshedpur (India)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I received a call from recruiter enticing my interest in the MT Switchgear profile with Schneider. I said "Yes" and went ahead with their phone screenings, background check, cross questioning, electrical sales / market experience etc... Personal Interview followed, which was a breeze. They were insistent upon the electrical fundamentals only and essentially my learnings about the electrical switchgear market. All & all it was easy for me, except for negotiating the salary part, which I was adamant about. And eventually won. My earlier employer was Havells and I was actually comfortable working for it.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to leave Havells and join Schneider ?   1 Answer
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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied online through college site then got an on-campus interview. It was really laid back. I got invited to final interviews and they flew me to Chicago. Everything went really well and everyone was very nice. You have dinner and meet and greet the first night. The next day is long but helpful. You learn about the company and then have 3 1-1 interviews with managers. I declined the offer I received because of location.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    They want people who don't mind moving around the country.

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Schneider Electric.

    Interview

    Phone interview with the hiring manager. Then met with a couple local leaders for an interview offsite. Interview went well. Met with hiring manager at which time was given an offer. I accepted offer - - compensation package right in line with my needed range. Quick, simple and professional.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was very little negotiation because their offer was fair and in line with my expectations and needs.

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Schneider Electric in February 2012.

    Interview

    On campus interview, then flew out to chicago to do multiple interviews.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Verbal acceptance then no more negotiations.

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