Very Difficult Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Lutron in January 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted via HR to do a 1-hour phone interview. Do not take this lightly, it is a very technical interview to gauge your knowledge and preparedness. After passing that test, I went on-site from 8AM-1PM.
I had 3 separate hour-long interviews. The first one did not make much sense for the particular role as it was an Engineering interview. Predictably, I bombed it, having applied to a Supply Chain position. At that point I was a bit rattled and knew it was an uphill battle from there. Questions ranged from, "take this thing apart" with a screwdriver to "optimize the manufacturing model" (which was more up my alley). One of the interviewers was oddly disinterested in anything I had to say. Definitely was boring him or wasting his time.
The second interview was more supply chain-focused but also very tricky and technical. A scenario was given about sourcing products from China and the US, and then there were plenty of follow-up questions around transportation and forecasting.
One thing I will say is that they treat their guests very well. They put me up in a hotel and served me lunch. They also comped my miles. They were very professional from an HR stand-point throughout the process.
Interview Question – Take apart a circuitboard with a screwdriver. Good luck non-Engineers Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lutron in February 2014.
Interview Details – Initial conversation during campus career fair followed by interview
Interview Question – Manufacturing process of a stapler Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Lutron in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through their website and got a phone interview within a week. Phone interview was about 45 minutes long, and covered basic questions (both behavioral and technical). Technical questions like uses/applications of resistors, capacitors and inductors, BJTs & FETs, voltage regulator etc. It was easy and comfortable. I got an email within 2-3 days for an on-site interview at Coopersburg, PA.
The interview began around 8:15 AM with a tour of one of their residential experience centers (it was amazing). Then there was an HR type interview (about 30-45 min) covering basic behavioral questions like why choose Lutron, this major, this school, favorite courses, work/internship experience, how did you solve a difficult situation at your internship/school.
Then there was technical interview with two people for about 60-90 min covering two questions/problems: 1) Two bulbs are in series, so which one will grow brighter (really simple problem; use P=VI to solve). 2) pnp transistor with a capacitor on collector and voltage source between base and emitter (this was a bit tricky and cost me the interview). The transistor is basically a current source for the capacitor. I was asked to draw the output voltage and current characteristics. They kept asking why are you doing this, how will you do proceed next. This was a bit uncomfortable as I was not sure.
After the technical round, there was "brainstorming" session in which was basically role playing kind of thing. This may seem easy but they are looking for innovative ideas in this discussion. They are not necessarily seeking logical answers but new 'out of the box' ideas. This went on about 45 minutes. Be careful on this one!
Lunch and tour with an employee, and then bye bye.
Interview Question – Brainstorming session. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Lutron in December 2013.
Interview Details – I first applied in September 2013, was asked to complete a video q/a session (was recorded, not live) in November 2013, Interviewed in person in December 2013. Interview day started at 8am with a tour of their experience center (which was nice and a good way to learn about the company), then a personality test, then meetings with several people in HR and customer service.
The customer service managers took me through a role play situation where I had to pretend to help a customer on the phone. Very easy. Then I was escorted to the customer service area and listened in on some customer calls. Also easy and interesting. I left Lutron around 1pm.
Everyone was extremely nice, laid back, and easygoing. Most of the questions they asked were about myself, my personality, likes/dislikes, work style etc. Not so much about my resume or work history. I was introduced to many people in the customer service department - the whole day felt much more like an orientation than an interview.
I also felt like everyone I talked to was trying to talk me out of the position. They like for you to interview them, to find out if you like the company and would be a good fit. So expect a lot of probing questions like "Does that sound like something you would like" and "Is that something that would interest you?"
I thought I performed very well and connected with everyone I interviewed with. Especially because of the laid back atmosphere I was fairly confident that I would be offered a position, but I wasn't. I got a standard rejection email a week later, and I also didn't receive any feedback when I asked for it.
Interview Question – I wasn't expecting so many questions that didn't relate to my work experience(Why did I choose my specific college, what interested me about that type of school). Very few resume related questions. Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Lutron in February 2014.
Interview Details – Got asked to submit a profile for the position after applying through my campus. Promptly got asked for a phone interview. Once that was scheduled and completed, few hours later was asked to come to headquarters for on site interview. Being flown down, hotel, and driver this upcoming Friday for interview.
Interview Question – Describe how you were a leader in a specific project of yours? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Lutron in December 2012.
Interview Details – Just interviewed. It was pretty basic and they followed up with a personality test. Although I passed the first interview, I never got a second interview. They put far too much emphasis on the personality test.
Interview Question – Had to go over my entire resume in detail. That was the bulk of the interview. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Lutron.
Interview Details – Met at Career Fair
Had a Phone Interview: Technical - Mostly based on products of Lutron and lighting solutions and resume based.
Had a Phone Interview: HR - Proper HR interview with almost clear that position was confirmed by the end of the interview process.
Interview Question – Difference between LED and Fluorescent bulbs? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Lutron.
Interview Details – First Round was an hour long phone interview. If you get through, they invite you to a day long on-site second round.
Interview Question – There are three sockets inside a room and three switches outside. You want to find out which switch controls which socket but you can only enter the room once. How would you do it? View Answer
Interviewed at Lutron
Interview Details – Applied through online career services site. Received a phone interview within 2 weeks. Rejected based on GPA (<3.0). From what I've heard it's a great company to start your career at, can't say much beyond that. I thought my phone interview went really well but the first thing I was asked was why my GPA was so low and I was told that HR puts a pretty hard limit on this number.
Interview Question – Explain Young's Modulus as it pertained to a project on my resume Answer Question
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