SolarWorld Interview Questions & Reviews
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Student Engineering Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at SolarWorld in March 2010.
Interview Details – Applied online in the winter. Forgot about applying. Got a phone call about 3 or 4 months after applying. Had initial phone interview with recruiter. In person interview with recruiter, future mentor and his manager. Basic, easy general questions about general PV silicon process and classes taken so far. Everyone was nice and wasn't nerve wrecking at all.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offered $12/hr to assist Research and Development for Cell engineering.
Very Easy Interview
Production Tech II Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SolarWorld in October 2010.
Interview Details – I had an interview with a temp agency. After a very quick 1 on 1 interview I was asked for a second with the shift supervisor. I was asked to start shortly after.
You will be hired on as a temp for the length of your contract, about 1.5 years.
Interview Question – List 3 strengths and weaknesses. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it scenario.
Very Easy Interview
Maintenance Technician Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at SolarWorld in March 2009.
Interview Details – temp-to hire
Production Supervisor Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at SolarWorld
Interview Details – Phone screen with contract recruiter. Quick and easy. Very basic
Panel interview with hiring manager and site manager. No surprises.
Interview Question – Some of their terminology was different, but nothing shocking. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Work days were not what I was looking for.
Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SolarWorld in January 2009.
Interview Details – It was very early before factory was built. Environment was casual at the time and I was recruited for my strong mechanical aptitude. The interview was a small panel of two people asking me technical questions and behavioral questions..
Interview Question – None really, worked for a big semi company that had much tougher interviews, this one was easy by comparison. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no room for negotiation at the time.
Support Group Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SolarWorld.
Interview Details – Lied to about overtime pay when job was offered verbally. At new employee orientation we were told that our day (pay wise) would begin in the middle of our shift, shafting us out of several hours of OT each week.
Interview Question – Easy interview Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Cut and dry, Take it or leave it.
Supervisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SolarWorld in June 2010.
Interview Details – Tour, 3 person interview, hire notice in 2 weeks
Negotiation Details – No negotiations took place
lvl III Maintance technician Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at SolarWorld in June 2008.
Interview Details – SolarWorld Germany is expanding to America, a new plant in Hillsboro, OR. My interview process was well planned and I feel it went very well. The HR dept called me to schedule a date and time, they were flexible and accommodating. I was interviewed by a panel of about six people, whom all asked questions ranging from specifics off my resume to work related life experiences. we had conversations about my career plans and motivations for working at SolarWorld.
The people interviewing me seemed fair and honestly curious of my personal fit with the company. They were very straight forward with the position requirements and the job settings. they gave me a good feeling that this was a crew I would enjoy working with.
In the end, the majority agreed I had the skills required, my personality fit, and my motivations aligned with corporate objectives. Believe it or not, personality fit s very important in hiring process as interviewers want to be sure you will be mentally satisfied with the job to provide a lasting career with the company not just a job your likely to leave due to undesirable atmosphere. An offer was made within days of the interview and I negotiated a mutually beneficial offer.
I currently work at SolarWorld Hillsboro, and love my job there.
Interview Question – Why would you like to work specifically at Solarworld and not any other company? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation is difficult, you must consider what your worth but also the economy and what a company can get for less. I would say my negotiation process was unique and its difficult to say what ever persons situation should be.
Intern (R&D) Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at SolarWorld
Interview Details – Science-based behavioral type questions. Not too difficult. The interviewer was personable and made an effort to help along the process if something wasn't clear to them. Initial interview had essentially zero technical questions. Second interview would have been more technical had I gone back for it.
Interview Question – Just be up on behavioral interviewing and it shouldn't be too bad. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Declined second interview, not job offer. Took an offer with a different company.