First Solar Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
30 Interview Reviews

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at First Solar in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    I talked to several people, interviewed 3 times, each person had a different area to cover (behaviour, technical experience, fit into culture etc.). Phone interview lasted an hour. In person interview lasted half a day.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a specific question regarding agreement negotiations. Don't recall details, years ago.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Planner/Scheduler-PPM I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at First Solar.

    Interview Details

    Interview went well. The hiring manager was a great person to chat with and extremely informative on the operations of the company. They ask for more than the job description entails and are looking for a high level experience than what they advertise for. Have not received anything back.

    Interview Questions
    • Advertised to hire a project planner level 1, but the interview proved they were actually looking for someone who was both a scheduler, analyst, and more of a 5-7yr experience. Questions were based off that agenda.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Site Survey Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at First Solar in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview is at first. And they asked about PV related experience. They need to check job location first, but the location might be different from what you submitted for. I apply for Bridgewater in New Jersey, but they want me to take the job in Arizona. I am confused.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager, Performance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mesa, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mesa, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at First Solar in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very professionally organized interview. Very prompt and professional. Interviewers were very cordial and made me feel welcome

    Interview Questions
    • More Solar industry related and I knew the Answer but didnt understand the jargon.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Engineer I Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at First Solar in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Referred by friend.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days - interviewed at First Solar.

    Interview Details

    The company has moved away from a robust process because HR is not properly staffed. If you interview well.. Congrats.. the job is yours....

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to travel? Do you mind if FS does not apply work life balance?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    solid
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    SAP Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at First Solar.

    Interview Details

    Full day interview, meeting with four separate people.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a specific situation that I did not experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Went well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at First Solar.

    Interview Details

    First interviewed with HR. Very pleasant, friendly and genuine. Explained the position in detail and asked about my background.
    Then a follow up interview with a hiring manage who also was friendly and frank.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    CAD Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at First Solar in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for the position.Received an email to set up a phone interview.The interview lasted for about 20 minutes.Interview consisted of basic HR questions followed by CAD related questions.The interviewer discussed the resume in detail.They were looking for someone who had software support experience along with CAD skills.The interview involved questions on experience related to testing and deployment of CAD software.

    Interview Questions
    • Since it was the first phone interview, it involved basic questions about resume and skills.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Field Technician II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at First Solar in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    you first make contact with a recruiter who has already reviewed your resume. who then ask if he can forward it to the hiring managers if they like your resume then you are scheduled for a phone interview with 3 managers which is about an hour long. if they liked you during that interview you will be flown out to Arizona where you will be interviewed by about 4 or 5 people over the course of 4 hours

    Interview Questions
    • make sure everything is focused around safety. as with first solar safety comes before production   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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