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Lincoln Electric Interview Questions

Updated Oct 29, 2014
Updated Oct 29, 2014
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    Operations Management Development Program Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Lincoln Electric in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    On campus college recruitment. First on campus interview is one-on-one. Haven't been notified of the second and final round yet. Last round is in Cleveland. The questions are the weirdest ones I have heard yet. Almost all are phrased as yes/no answers when most people ask open questions. For instance, would you consider yourself a leader? Do you help people at work? Was there ever a time you had conflict with another employee. Usual ones like tell me about yourself, why us. Interviewer was a little colder than most people I have interviewed with. Not as personable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Lincoln Electric in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got an interview through university campus recruiting, but I was referred by an employee. I was required to attend an information session the day before the interviews which was very informational. The presenter was very friendly and easy to talk to and was the same person that ended up interviewing all the candidates.
    As I understand, the first interview is followed by an online aptitude test. Then, if I make it past the first round, I will be flown out to the headquarters, in Cleveland, Ohio.

    As far as the first interview went, the questions were very straightforward and scripted. Questions included, "Are you someone that people look for to complete tasks or decisions."

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question that caught me off guard, was when they asked if I was good with conflict resolution and how I deal with conflict.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Trainee Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Lincoln Electric in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Quite Extensive. HR screening interview. One hour phone interview. Two hour personality/IQ test. But for Lincoln Electric, that is still not enough to adequately narrow the field for a two-day "final interview" weekend filled with tours, presentations, and six half-hour interviews. The company holds six to eight such weekends to fill an Engineering Trainee class of 15. One of the presenters let slip that only one in every five or six candidates at the final weekend actually receives an offer, which is low relative to other companies. Overall, it seemed like a lot of time and money to spend when a vast majority of people will not be offered.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary - Again seemed like they had their selection candidates already in mind and were going through the motions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied for an internship online and recieved an email 2 week later for an interview. The interview was formal and the questions were asked strictly about the resume. After the interview they said they would contact all applicants shortly after the interview if they were interested in hiring.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked how I handle conflictions with other employees.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Technical Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Lincoln Electric.

    Interview Details

    First round interview, then online aptitude test, then flew to Cleveland for final round. Had round robin style interviews with senior sales management, really relaxed and conversational. Tour of the city, tour of their headquarters facility, nice dinner and lunch with current Trainees. Seems like everyone has fun and likes what they do. Great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should I hire you over the other interviewees in your group if there was only one spot   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Lincoln Electric in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    They got me in quickly, and in front of the CFO quickly. HR is mostly an organized group, although I had to bounce around between a couple of people who didn't appear ready for me. They did a good job of explaining the benefits, the unique bonus structure, and the reason the position was open at the time.

    Interview Questions
    • It was mostly a conversation of who I know in the industry.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Operations Trainee Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Lincoln Electric in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was on-campus and they ask basic interview questions.
    My second interview was at Cleveland, OH, and I interviewed with 6 people, 30 minutes each, for a total of 3 hours. They had an itinerary for the entire trip to Cleveland. The first day was all about Lincoln Electric, and the second day was the actual interview. The interviews were really trying to see if you are a good fit for the company, no behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I've prepared a long time for this interview so nothing really caught me by surprise. They did ask questions like, "Why Lincoln Electric?" and "Why do you think you are a good fit?".   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They called me to set up an appointment to talk about the details of the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Trainee Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Lincoln Electric in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very well organized, and consisted of two initial phone screenings followed by a 2-day on site interview at their headquarters in Cleveland, OH. The people were extremely nice and forthcoming about the job, the city, and corporate culture. They run the company a bit differently, from their Guaranteed Employment policy to their incentive-based salary. There was a book written about the company in 2010 called Spark, which I recommend to anyone interested in working for the company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    R&D Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lincoln Electric in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Simple interview. Treatment was very good.
    First applied via LinkedIn. Then had an IQ test. Then did a Phone Interview. After this was called on for an onsite. Had 5 one on one interviews. Very simple questions. Just centred on my Resume.
    Worst part was that they took 2 months to get back after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Engineering Trainee Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Lincoln Electric in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The Cleveland interview experience was a valuable experience. The company was very hospitable and made sure that we were comfortable. Lincoln displayed a real picture of what the company was all about and didn't seem to hide anything. The people seemed to enjoy what they did, but some were a little snooty. The benefits were less than outstanding, but still, this wouldn't be a bad company to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • If you weren't a Mechanical Engineer, what would you have been?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Benefits were mediocre, at best. Salary offered wasn't competitive with other companies I interviewed with. Told them I would be willing to negotiate, but had no response.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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