Detroit Diesel Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 4, 2014
Updated May 4, 2014
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    Production Cost Controlling Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Detroit Diesel in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very well organized. They maintained good timings. There were some basic excel questions, some behavior based questions and a couple of technical questions. Overall it was a good interview.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing was like too difficult question, but for me explaining a failure project was not easy as there is nothing which really can be counted as a failure project in my experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redford, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redford, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Detroit Diesel in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was easy. Applied via my University. Got a phone call to set up an interview. Asked basic behavior questions. Not very tough.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Materials Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Detroit Diesel in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews after recommendation through a contract company. First interview is general experience questions, followed by a secondary process of hypothetical scenarios and response. Total time from start to hiring: 6 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Hypothetical question about disciplinary escalation in regards to union employees, likely to weed out UAW-sympathy or hard-line supervisors.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Initial pay rate was already offered to the contract company before first interview to determine acceptable rate of pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Detroit Diesel in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Better than most companies I interviewed with. I had a panel interview with multiple engineers, managers, and directors. The positive aspect of this was that I didn't receive a single fluff type of question. The negative aspect of it was that every single line and statement in my resume was dissected. If you are interviewing with this company, make sure that your resume is extremely polished. Also, be sure that you can explain every single line on your resume in very good detail. Leave out any garbage like high school awards (unless you're applying for an internship). They don't care. They want to know how exactly your past experiences can help you excel at your potential position in the company. Another positive aspect of interviewing at the company is that everyone on the panel is an extremely good listener (much better than other companies I interviewed at). That being said, they're not going to hold back on calling you out on something if it sounds fishy. Also, the panel interview can be quite intimidating, so my advice is to try and practice this with a few other people if you can. I say that because there were a couple of times where I felt like I chocked mid speech (and I am generally a really good interviewee).

    Overall, you'll probably walk out of there feeling like you were just in a theater or war, but remain calm cause what comes out of it may surprise you.

    I really appreciated the fact that the manager I interviewed with was extremely honest with me (more than others I interviewed with), but I don't know whether or not that will vary on an individual basis.

    I can't wait to hear my decision.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I got an offer that was more than 10 % greater than what I asked for in the interview.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Detroit Diesel in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The controller interviewed me through a phone first. Asked some basic questions on financial statement analysis and office software skills. Then we set up a 1:1 interview 1 week later and went through my resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consolodation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redford, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Redford, MI
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Detroit Diesel in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Regular fit interview. 3 people just interviewed me and asked what I knew and why I wanted to work for them. They talked for half of the interview about what they do and whether I would be interested or not. Overall it really wasn't a hard interview. Come in with questions about what you are going to do and you honestly will be fine. By the way, I wasn't hired because I was under qualified for the actual position because I am not an inter.

    Interview Questions
    • What technical skills do you have in microsoft suite?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Detroit Diesel.

    Interview Details

    Fit interview w/ some basic tech. questions about economics.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Detroit Diesel in May 2007.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview to start, and then personal interview followed by a plant tour. The people who gave the interview are real nice. Advice I would give to someone who is interviewing with this company would be to be honest and to be confident.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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