APC By Schneider Electric Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Kingston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Found opportunity on company's web site. Submitted resume and cover letter. Weeks later was contacted and arranged a phone interview. That went well, so next had one-on-one meeting with hiring manager. Was told that I would be contacted soon. About four weeks later I was contacted by HR and went on site to talk with them. Finally, had a tele-conference with firing manager's manager and about a week later was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • I brought examples of marketing materials which I developed. That helped the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was absolutely no negotiation on their part.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is pretty stringent, but if you know someone you can get to through the first few steps of the process without a problem. They know what they are looking for, but not a lot of tolerance for people who don't fit the mold.

    Interview Questions
    • There were some google'ish questions designed to weed out people who are afraid of getting the wrong answer or who can't think on their feet.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then onsite interview where they flew me out to CA in their Costa Mesa facility. Phone interview was easy, they offered me to go out onsite at the end of the phone interview. I encourage techs to shy away from this position on the CCC. But if you must....try to negotiate, they need you more than you need them.

    Interview Questions
    • A few power related questions. How much voltage comes out of your standard wall outlet?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was told they do not negotiate with people without full time experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Kingston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and within a week I was invited to a preliminary interview. The interview was through my smartphone/webcam, and involved me answering a series of questions, and the video clips were uploaded using the HireVue app. It was not complicated and the interview questions were pretty standard.

    The day after the initial interview, they invited me for an on-site interview. This interview was with a mid-level and upper-level manager, and it was both of them at the same time. The first part of the interview was them basically asking about things that were on my resume, like college experience, previous jobs, why this company, not too bad over all. The second part, was different, they asked me to describe the electrical specifications of the outlet, and explain to them my knowledge from the outlet to the power company. Then they asked me about the components inside a pc, what is attached to the MB, the two major CPU brands, etc. They asked me what OS I knew about, and to tell them the last 3 versions of Windows, starting with the current. The last question was designed to show my thought processes during a given scenario, both with a small end user and a corporate buyer. They asked for my response, then gave new information, asked if my response had changed, and then asked for a final decision. I worked my way through, thinking out loud, and they seemed satisfied with my answer. They told me after that it had no correct answer, but they wanted to see how I thought things out.

    After that I went onto the floor and shadowed a couple different people, but there were no calls, so I just chatted with them, asking questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The last question was designed to show my thought processes during a given scenario, both with a small end user and a corporate buyer. They asked for my response, then gave new information, asked if my response had changed, and then asked for a final decision. I worked my way through, thinking out loud, and they seemed satisfied with my answer. They told me after that it had no correct answer, but they wanted to see how I thought things out.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Kingston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by a recruiter, two over the phone interviews and one 2-hour in person interview.

    At the on site interview, all the staff was pleasent and the interview fell by. They asked great questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I interviewed on a Thursday and was offered the job the next day.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Kingston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews followed by personal interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Kingston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Approached at college career fair event and talked to a current inside sales representative about how my technical and business skills from previous internships would benefit the company. Had a 1:1 interview the next day at the career fair, followed by a quick phone interview a week later to schedule an onsite interview in RI or CA. At RI all accommodations were paid for and reimbursed, and spent a couple of day hearing current employees success story and touring the plant. Concluded the day with a 2:1 interview with a couple of managers.

    Interview Questions
    • SMART approach to Q&A. What's that on the wall and describe it? (electrical outlet)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Base salary was below my desire compensation.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Kingston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process began as an impromptu meeting with the senior manager. Next, meetings with scheduled with the manager and senior manager to review job responsibilities. This included a series of 'tests' regarding Excel and math tests. The process was capped by a formal interview in which irrelevant questions were asked regarding basic math and company structure.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were asked about other Schneider business units when the position was with Schneider Power (APC) only. Make sure you know all five business units, employee count, gross income, etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Personality conflict with department management would have prevented this from being a fruitful arrangement. Very high time commitment for marginal pay increase.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  West Kingston, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I went in and had to wait 25 minutes before I got in to meet with the hiring manager. She was dressed inapporopriately with women of the night shoes.
    They were interviewing me and another guy at the same time. I was asked to sit with someone to shadow them, I did this for a half hour. During this time the system shut down.
    I went in to interview and there were two people and I was told there were two people on conference call with us. This was crazy.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever had a verbal disagreement with your boss.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Asked mostly behavioral questions, i.e. describe a time you worked in a team and had to overcome a challenge, and describe a time where you had to come up with a solution on your own to a difficult problem. Mostly STAR based questions. The interviewer wanted to make sure that I was not just technically competent, but capable of interacting with others. I made it a point to emphasize how much I liked working with people and I think that put me in good stead. Very friendly interview, I was told a little bit about the position and contacted within a few weeks for a final interview on site.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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