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Bridgestone Americas Interview Questions

Updated Nov 17, 2014
Updated Nov 17, 2014
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    Junior Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I talked to them at Virginia Tech's career fair and had an on-campus interview the next day. They asked typical interview questions (what's your best strength, weakness, etc.) but I was able to answer all questions pretty easily. I thought the people at the career fair were really nice and easy to talk to.
    I got a call the next week from HR to schedule an on-site interview and then went to Akron about a month later. The on-site interview was far tougher than the on-campus one because I had a much harder time communicating with the three people interviewing me.
    I was interviewed by one engineer and two managers. They didn't ask the technical questions I thought I would get, and instead asked more interview-type questions (see below). I really had a hard time talking with the managers and overall, these three guys were the least friendly of everyone I talked to at Bridgestone or on campus.
    After about an hour of interviewing, I had a tour of the facilities (which was really cool) and lunch with a recent grad of VT. Everything and everyone was really nice from the experience except for the interview. I'm sure the guys that interviewed me are nice enough but the managers didn't seem like people I'd want to work for. The guy who gave me my tour and took me out to lunch did say he enjoyed his work and liked his boss though. All in all, Bridgestone seems like a better place to work than the reviews here might suggest, but I could see how there might be some issues that you wouldn't see until you're in the company.

    Interview Questions
    • As mentioned, I was interviewed by two managers and one engineer. Most of my questions were not very technical and there were two I remember that I struggled with: "Tell me about a time when you failed" and "how do you keep a schedule?" They weren't asked exactly like this and I was asked to use examples from specific work and school experiences which I didn't really have. It seemed like they were not really interested how good of an engineer or how smart I was. They wanted to know specifically how I did things which makes me wonder how much freedom I would have to get my job done the way I want to.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Machine Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bridgestone Americas.

    Interview Details

    2 panel interview with about 3 people each. Basic situational questions. They give you time to think about questions and they seem pretty interested in what you have to say

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Machine Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 10+ monthsinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied January 7th, 2014. Got and email saying they could not offer me a position then a corrected email the next day saying due to the high volume of applicants it will be a long process. the end of August 2014 I received a phone call asking was I still interested and was set up for the first test. The first test pretty much tells how well you multitask and asks questions that you have to agree or disagree with. I thought I failed but when I went to check out the lady told me I passed so she set up my interview that day and a week later I had my interview. the interview consists of a 3 judge panel in the first room and another 3 judge panel in the second room. It was a very nerve wrecking experience. I was told I would get an email the next day regardless if I passed the interview part or not but never received it. A week later I got a phone call saying I passed and now I am waiting for the Physical Demands appointments. The first appointment is a physical, pulmonary test, chest x rays and hair follicle drug test. The next appointment I will have to be hooked to a heart monitor and walk on a treadmill for 20-30 mins and be able to maintain a healthy heart rate and also do a series of tasks and be able to lift up to 75 pounds.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been in a situation where someone was breaking safety code and how did you handle it? Who was it and what happened?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted but I just have to complete the last round of testing successfully.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Machine Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Graniteville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Graniteville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Bridgestone Americas in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Basic skills test on computer from third party company. 2 interviews same day with 3 interviewrs each. Basically same questions on both interviews very intimidating though on first interview second one is more relaxed

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Mngt Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas.

    Interview Details

    Quick fire scenarios..answer go on to next question, cut you off at times...interesting concept, overall very dry and very neutral. No idea how things went, doing 2 phone interviews is not great business, need face to face.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Machine Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Graniteville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Graniteville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Computer based tests from outside agency, they give you a sheet that explains the swing shift process as well as what is to be expected. The interview process is a 2 2 person panel interviews

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Automotive Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas.

    Interview Details

    Very Thorough, as a perspective employee you have to make face-to-face contact and keep making your presence known even though the hiring is done by HR not your perspective management.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Navigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Meeting with HR departement, a 3 panel interview, a tour of the facility, lunch with a couple of the employees at the firm, another interview with the departement head.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how fluid flowing through a pipe relates to air circulating throughout a tire   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Product Development - Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Akron, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied at a university job fair, had an on campus interview, received a follow-up interview at Akron, OH location. The interview started with HR, the a 3 engineer panel interview, the a one-on-one interview (behavioral questions) with high up management, test facility tour with "young" engineer, lunch with 3 "young" engineers, and ended the day with HR rep.

    Overall, the staff seemed pretty knowledgeable and asked atypical questions, which was a refreshing experience instead of getting the same old questions. Cool testing facilities and nice, new, clean-cut building. I got the impression that they do have a decent amount of young employees, but they're always being watched over by older employees; it seemed that the older group was trying to push the younger group to conform.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked to explain how a tire works; they wanted a mechanical breakdown in terms of force balances and explanations of assumptions.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was too low and there was no room for negotiation.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Multi-craft Maintenance Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Graniteville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Graniteville, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bridgestone Americas in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    The testing and interviewing process takes a whole day. You are allotted 3 hrs to complete the multicraft test which consists of three different parts and is 150 questions. Part 1 is on electrical theory, part 2 is on electrical devices, and the 3rd part is mechanical. After this test is completed yiu will then have a hour and a half mental evaluation and finally a panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • In the face to face interview you will have to trouble shoot an imaginary problem   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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