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Updated Jun 22, 2014
Updated Jun 22, 2014
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Elekta in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews with management. The questions were organized and thorough.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They sent an offer letter and called. I tried negotiating additional vacation but there is a policy against that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Elekta.

    Interview Details

    Never, ever before gone thru such a lengthy, tiring, drawn-out and vaguely threatening interview and hiring process- worse than the military! Mumbo-jumbo psych exam complete with awesome colorful charts--so what, the fit was awful from the start because it's all about your manager and their manager, and if you aren't willing to kow-tow, sit down and shut up, you will be gone. Period. HR does what it can but OMG the "induction" process is literally weeks, with all employees having to learn a 4" binder of info, complete with online "assessments" in a prescribed amount of time. All while learning a completely new industry that is highly regulated (thus the 4" binder) and a massive product line featuring extremely complex products (linear accelerators) and software, not to mention learning how this highly matrixed global organization "functions". There are no org charts, no guides and you are on your own to figure out Who To Go To for the smallest, and the really bug, things. Good Luck.

    Interview Questions
    • Why is it that so many former employees leave, go to the competitor (Varian) and return to Elekta, only to be promoted?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation??? What negotiation? The hiring manager basically made a Take It or Leave It offer and, yes, it's been the Great Recession, so many people have done (and will) take it until they can move on.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Elekta in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    2-3 interviews. First technical background, finally HR (personality test).

    Interview Questions
    • Being asked how to design a system from scratch including UML, for a very specific problem.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    strict, take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    R&D Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Elekta in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Introduced to boss by family member. Sent in an application containing resume and personal letter. Was called in for interview. One lengthy interview (approx. 2 hrs) we're we discussed what they expected from me, what I expected from them, salary, contract length etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really any difficult questions as far as I remember.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Produktmanager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schwabmünchen (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schwabmünchen (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Elekta in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    Nach meiner ursprünglichen Bewerbung erhielt ich eine E-Mail vom Leiter der Personalabteilung, in der er mir mitteilte, dass die Einstellungsmanager in den nächsten paar Tagen ein Bewerbungsgespräch mit mir per Telefon abhalten wollten. Wir vereinbarten eine Zeit und ein paar Tage später hatte ich ein Bewerbungsgespräch über das Telefon mit dem Senior Produktmanager und dem Leiter des Produktmanagements. In den nächsten anderthalb Stunden unterhielten wir uns über die Einzelheiten meines Hintergrunds. Die erste Frage war etwas wie „Bieten Sie mir einen Einblick in Ihre Erfahrung/Erzählen Sie mir über sich“. Im Laufe des Bewerbungsgesprächs kamen eine Reihe weiterer „Standard“-Fragen auf wie etwa „Wo sehen Sie sich in fünf Jahren?“, „Erzählen Sie mir von einer Situation, in der Sie mit einem schwierigen Kollegen klarkommen mussten“, „Was würden Ihre früheren Kollegen sagen, wie es war, mit Ihnen zu arbeiten?“ und natürlich die Frage „Was sind Ihre Stärken und Schwächen?“. Gegen Ende des Gesprächs kam ein „Mini-Fall“, bei dem mir folgendes Szenario vorgelegt wurde: Sie sind der Produktmanager und Ihnen wurde soeben von R&D mitgeteilt, dass das Produkt, das eigentlich im nächsten Monat veröffentlicht werden sollte, noch weitere sechs Monate warten muss. Was tun Sie? Ich fuhr damit fort, noch einige Fragen zu stellen, um zu verstehen, wie diese Fälle funktionieren, analysierte dann die Informationen und gab einige Empfehlungen mit unterstützenden Argumenten ab. Am Ende des Bewerbungsgesprächs wurde ich eingeladen, um für ein persönliches Treffen und ein Bewerbungsgespräch mit anderen Mitgliedern des „Einstellungskomitees“ nach Schwabmünchen zu kommen. Nach einigen Tagen wurde ich per E-Mail von einem Administrator angeschrieben, der die Einzelheiten über meine Reise und mein Hotel für mich koordinierte. Ich habe auch einen Online-Test (Persönlichkeitstest) abgeschlossen, den mir vom Personalleiter per E-Mail zukommen ließ.

    Den folgenden Monat flog ich nach München für das Bewerbungsgespräch. Vom Flughafen aus wurde ich zur Übernachtung in ein kleines Hotel in der Stadt gefahren, wo sich das Büro befand. Am nächsten Morgen wurde ich von den Einstellungsmanagern abgeholt, die mich dann zum Büro fuhren, mich durch das Gebäude führten und mich dann mit den Leuten bekannt machten, mit denen ich das Bewerbungsgespräch durchführen sollte. Diese waren: Der Generaldirektor, der Projektleiter von R&D, der Projektmanager, der Leiter des Projektmanagements und der Senior Produktmanager. Viele der Fragen im persönlichen Gespräch waren im Grunde die gleichen wie beim Telefonat, nur manchmal etwas mehr auf den Beruf bezogen, und drehten sich meist um die Entscheidungen, die ein Produktmanager fällen muss, um die in Konflikten geratenden Aktivitäten verschiedener Abteilungen bei der Veröffentlichung neuer Produkte zu managen. Es gab auch einige Fragen über meinen Hintergrund in Geschäftsplanung und Einhalten von Fristen.

    Am Ende des Bewerbungsgesprächs wollten einige der Deutschen das Gespräch auf Deutsch weiterführen, um meine Sprachkompetenz zu beurteilen, auch wenn es keine Voraussetzung für die Stelle war. Danach wurde ich mit den Einstellungsmanagern alleine gelassen, um meine Lohnerwartungen zu besprechen.

    Bevor ich ging wurde mir ein abschließender Blick in die Prototyp- und Forschungsabteilung gewährt, wo ich eine informelle Unterhaltung mit einem der Leute von R&D hatte. Ich wurde dann in ein Taxi gesetzt und zur nächsten Bahnstation in Augsburg gebracht.

    Mir wurde gesagt, ich würde das Ergebnis des Bewerbungsgesprächs innerhalb von 2 Wochen erfahren. Nach Ablauf der zwei Wochen versuchte ich, den Personalleiter, den Leiter des Produktmanagements und den Senior Produktmanager zu erreichen, die nicht auf Anfragen per Telefon oder E-Mail antworteten. Nach 3 ½ Wochen erhielt ich schließlich eine E-Mail vom Personalleiter, in der ich darüber informiert wurde, dass ich nicht mehr für die Position in Betracht gezogen werde. Ich dankte ihm für die Gelegenheit und fragte nach, wie ich für meine Reisekosten zwischen dem Bahnhof und dem Büro vergütet werden kann – hoffentlich werde ich das!

    Der beste Teil war es, den Tag nach dem Bewerbungsgespräch in München zu verbringen, Schweinshaxe zu essen und ein großes Bier zu trinken!

    After my initial application, I received an email from the HR Manager that the hiring managers wanted to conduct a telephone interview in the next few days. We agreed on a time and a few days later I was interviewed by the Senior Product Manager as well as the Director of Product Management over the phone. Over the next hour and a half we discussed specifics about my background. The first question was something to the effect of "Walk me through your experience\Tell me about yourself." As the interview progressed, there were a number of other "standard" interview questions, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?," "Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult colleague," and "What would your former colleagues say about what it was like working with you?" Of course, the questions "What are your weaknesses\strengths?" appeared. Towards the end of the interview, there was a "mini-Case" where I was given the following scenario: You are the product manager and you have just been told by R&D that the product that is supposed to be released next month will actually not be ready for another six months. What would you do? I proceeded to ask a few questions in order to understand these questions, then analyzed the information and gave some recommendations with some supporting arguments. At the conclusion of the interview, I was invited to come to Schwabmuenchen in order to meet face-to-face, as well as interview with the other members of the "hiring committee." After a few days, I was emailed by an administrator who coordinated my travel details and hotel for me. I also completed an online assessment (a personality test) that was given by the HR Manager via email.

    The next month, I flew to Munich in order to get to the interview. I was driven from the airport to a small hotel in the town where the office was located where I stayed the night. The next morning, I was picked up by the hiring managers who drove me to the office, gave me a tour of the building, and then coordinated the people with whom I was going to interview. These were: General Manager, Project Leader of R&D, Project Manager, Dir. Product Management, and Sr. Product Manager. Many of the interview questions in the face-to-face interview were essentially the same as those in the telephone interview, but sometimes more job-specific -and mostly revolving around dealing with the decisions a product manager must make in order to manage the conflicting activities of different departments in the release of new products. There were also a number of questions regarding my background in business planning and meeting deadlines.

    At the conclusion of the interview, some of the Germans wanted to conduct the interview in German to assess my language ability, although it was not a requirement for the position. After this, I was left alone with the hiring managers in order to discuss my salary expectations.

    Prior to leaving, I was given a final "look around" in the prototyping and research facility and I had an informal chat with one of the guys in R&D. I was then put in a taxi and taken to the nearest train station in Augsburg.

    I was told to hear the outcome of the interview in 2 weeks. At the end of this period, I attempted contacted the HR manager, Dir. of Product Management, and the Sr. Product Manager who did not reply via phone or email. Finally, after 3 1/2 weeks I received an email from the HR Manager that I was no longer in consideration for the position. I thanked him for the opportunity and asked about how I can get reimbursed for my travel expenses between the train station and the office -hopefully, I do! :)

    The best part was spending the day after the interview in Munich, eating Schweineshaxe and drinking an enormous beer!

    Interview Questions
    • Sie sind ein Produktmanager. Ihre Technikabteilung hat Ihnen soeben mitgeteilt, dass sie den geplanten Termin für die Veröffentlichung des neuen Produkts nicht einhalten könne und das Produkt stattdessen erst in 6 Monaten bereit wäre. Was tun Sie?   You are a product manager. Your engineering department just told you they will not meet the release date for the new product, but rather the product will be ready in the next 6 months. What do you do?   View Answer
    • Erzählen Sie mir über sich und ihre Erfahrungen. Geben Sie mir einen Einblick in Ihre Erfahrungen.   Tell me about yourself\experience. Walk me through your experience.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Other Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Elekta in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Two technical experts interviewed me, after having reviewed my CV which was sent via an agency. There was no telephone interview required, and only a single interview with no follow up. HR were slow to arrange the interview, and to get back with the result, but apart that the process was quite straightforward.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing specific, but they do expect a good knowledge of their product portfolio.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, as I was offered a contract position at an hourly rate. In retrospect, I could have negotiated, and know others who did, successfully.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Crawley, West Sussex, South East England, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Elekta in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Online application, and then interview. Phone interview lasted about 20 mins. Mostly technical questions regarding previous activities. 1 1 interview was focused on actual previous activities an personal outlook.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe you biggest challenge and how you dealt with this issue.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, an offer was made and accepted..
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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