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Planner/Scheduler-PPM I Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through other source and 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 Question – 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
Site Survey Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – Do you need sponsorship? View Answer
Manager, Performance Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and 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 Question – More Solar industry related and I knew the Answer but didnt understand the jargon. Answer Question
Senior Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Are you willing to travel? Do you mind if FS does not apply work life balance? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – solid
SAP Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at First Solar.
Interview Details – Full day interview, meeting with four separate people.
Interview Question – Give an example of a specific situation that I did not experience. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Went well.
Program Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – None were too difficult questions Answer Question
CAD Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
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 Question – Since it was the first phone interview, it involved basic questions about resume and skills. Answer Question
Field Technician II Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – make sure everything is focused around safety. as with first solar safety comes before production Answer Question