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Alstom Transportation Interview Questions

Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
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    Detail Checker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by 4 people and they just asked the basic interview questions, like where do you see yourself in 10 years. Showed me some of the work and explained it to me. They asked what my interest where out side of work. Then they too me on a tour.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Quality Management Support Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Alstom Transportation in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was held at Alstom Signaling Office at Rochester, NewYork. Lasted for 20 min and questions asked was basic like Why Alstom, What do you know about the company. Have you used any management tools

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Henrietta, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Henrietta, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Alstom Transportation in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    Speak with immediate manager and three peers. No problems there and I have never heard of any problems from my coworkers. Then you interview with the HR representative. They will make a concerted effort to find problems even when none exist. This is consistent with the vast majority of my peers that I have spoken with.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They accepted my offer with no questions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Contract Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Alstom Transportation in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    I went through a series of interviews on two separate occaisions. I met with the leader of the Contract Management function, and representatives from Project Management, Legal and what's called a Customer Director. This position is a combination of a General Manager and Sales executive who is dedicated to specific customers.

    Interview Questions
    • It was a mock situation involving problems with a project team's performance and the customer's constant changing requirements. Basically, how would you handle yourself , and what would you contribute to solve the internal and external issues.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Reasonable, but took some time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    PGET Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Alstom Transportation.

    Interview Details

    1st round was GD. They selceted all those who participated
    Then technical round in which questions were asked from the subjects and mainly from the project. Then were was a HR round in which basic questions were asked.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Stagiaire Analyste Opérationnel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Alstom Transportation in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Entretien téléphonique avec le directeur et les ressources humaines.

    Phone interview with manager and HR

    Interview Questions
    • Quelques questions comportementales de base et beaucoup de questions portant sur les finances et les règles comptables.   Few basic behavioral questions and many questions related to finance and accounting rules   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Associate Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Alstom Transportation in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very simple, few people will ask you question about the subject which they merely know.
    2 ROUNDS OF TECHNICAL ROUND FOLLOWED BY MANAGERIAL ROUND FOLLOWED BY 2 HR ROUNDS SPECIALLY FOR SALARY PURPOSE.

    Interview Questions
    • Answering the Question which even interviewer does not know the answer.
      - What do you heard about the Alstom as a company ?
      -What do you think about your career at Alstom ?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    need to compromise at salary point.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Alstom Transportation in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from a consultant for a position at Alstom Bangalore. Attended the first round telephonic and got selected for the second round F2F at their office. Cleared the second round and was called again for a discussion with their Vice President at their office. Went there and had a technical discussion with the VP and was called for the Project Manager level discussion.

    Interview Questions
    • The PM asked me to use TerminateThread to stop a thread. I was of the opinion that this API is only permitted for use at extreme cases and I wrote the code using SetEvent() to signal the thread to stop. He saw the code and I think he was not convinced with my answer as I did not use TerminateThread..   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Ingénieur Design des Produits Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Villeurbanne (France)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Villeurbanne (France)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Alstom Transportation in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Trois entretiens avec le Product Design Site Leader (chef de site de conception produit), le Engineering Site Leader (chef de site d'ingénierie) et les ressources humaines.

    Très bon retour durant les entretiens. Alstom n'a jamais demandé quel salaire je désirais, mais uniquement quel était mon précédent salaire. Ils m'ont proposé quelque chose de correct.

    3 Interview with Product Design Site Leader, Engennering Site Leeder, Human ressources.
    Very good Feedback during interviews. Alstom never asked for my salary wish, but only for my previous salary. They proposed me something correct.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Je n'ai pas obtenu un meilleur salaire durant les négociations, mais :

    - une prime de bienvenue de 2000 €

    - négocié +3 % pour la prochaine revue de mon salaire... 3 mois après mes débuts au sein de l'entreprise
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Project Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alstom Transportation in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    It started with their HR personnel getting in touch with me, asking me about my qualifications, experience, reasons for change, expected ctc, etc

    Next there was a telephonic round with some 'director'. It was a non technical round. He discussed primarily about why I was looking for change and what kind of job I was looking for. He also briefed me a bit about what they do as a company.

    After a few days, they asked me to attend a face to face interview. It was with 'department head'. He discussed about my previous projects, my roles in them, the standard - 'talk about the most challenging assignments you have done'. He did not grill me on fundamentals, seemed to agree with whatever I said. He showed me a block diagram of something they developed earlier and asked me to 'decipher' what exactly is going on inside that. Then he brought up some very rudimentary problem involving multithreading and synchronization. He also talked in detail about the kind of work they do and the role.

    Next, I was called for once more round of face to face interview. I met the 'director' - the person I had talked over phone earlier. He harped on the very same topics - why I am looking for change and what are my expectation in terms of the role and career growth. Nothing remotely technical here ...

    Same day had a HR round. The HR manager also talked about the 'why looking for a change' and 'what are my expectations' stuff, noted down my expected ctc and benefits and then let me go.

    Didn't hear from them afterwards ... not sure why. A bit surprised that they rejected me without asking a single technical question. Equally surprising that I keep getting invitations from their recruiter to apply; which means they have not filled that position up (till September when I write it ...). Their recruitment policy is a bit freaky, I must say ...

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you looking for a change?   View Answer
    • What are your expectations from your employer?   View Answer
    • Why have you quit your previous jobs ( individually for each previous positions held)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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