Meggitt Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Manufacturing Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Meggitt in June 2014.
Interview Details – I applied online for a Manufacturing Engineer position in Oregon.
Two managers interviewed me. The interview questions covered teamwork experience, engineering knowledge, and manufacturing. They wanted prior ERP system knowledge. Key elements of the position are new product development and fire-fighting. After I asked some questions about the position and the company, I received a tour of the facility.
Interview Question – No unusual questions. Answer Question
FAA Repair Station Technician Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Meggitt in May 2014.
Interview Details – Originally understood it was going to be an interview with one person, then another afterwords. instead it started being a 5 person panel interview, and it was my first time ever having a panel interview with more than 3 people at once. it was scary. A tour of the facility was conducted afterwpords, by the original person appointed for the interview. I acted like i had the job in my thinking. I felt comfortable of the work environment. I was confident I may have landed an offer.
Interview Question – This a 9-80 job, with loads of available and required overtime. Can you work overtime during the normal week and weekends? View Answer
Trade Compliance Officer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Meggitt in May 2014.
Interview Details – I was initially called by the HR Recruiter to set up a phone interview with the Operations Manager. Then after speaking with her I met in person with the Director. I then had a phone interview with the VP/GM and was invited down for a site visit. Everyone was warm and the questions were very good. Know yourself and the job. They all were very informative about what the position would entail. Every stage of the interview, I felt I knew where I stood in the pool of candidates.
Interview Question – I prepared myself as much as I could when it came to answering questions about my background and my experience. Know your resume, strengths, and weaknesses. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were great!
Very Easy Interview
Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Meggitt in February 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. Interviewed with a senior engineer. The interview was very simple. He just went over my resume and asked me a few questions about my life and what my future plans were.
Interview Question – What are your 5 weaknesses? (Don't make good ones sound like bad ones) Answer Question
Manufacturing Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Meggitt in February 2012.
Interview Details – I talked to the manager on the phone for 40 minutes and it was great. I liked what I was hearing and he liked my experience at Northrop Grumman and thought I would be good for the team.
I went to the in-person interview and was there for 4 hours. I took a tour and talked to the senior engineer guy who I would do most of the work for. That went great. Technically, I was very ready.
Then, they took me to a higher manager's office to talk to him a bit. He asked me about my experience and education and the work I did for other similar companies. Typical questions.
Then, he brought up "investing" in me as a company and how long I'd stay there because "you are a girl and since you graduated that year then maybe you will get married and go have kids and so we won't have you here all the time" and such. I'm paraphrasing, but it was pretty much these words.
This is a guy who is wearing a wedding ring and has pictures of his kids around the office. No offense, but he probably wasn't in the best shape of health, so he probably takes off time from work to go to doctor and surgery or other.
I was about to tell him to go you-know-where and leave the office right there. HR obviously isn't doing their job. Yes yes, they are technically allowed to say that, but hey, at least I'm not like some of the guys my age who waste time talking about their cars or trucks or sports, while I'm working hard getting stuff done (I'm a really hard worker and get so much done in those 40 hours in one week that I surprise my managers most of the time!!)
The only reason I didn't leave is because the smart manager sitting there jumped in.
I then went and talked to one last person they wanted me to talk to.
When I left, I didn't care about this job anymore if I'm supposed to work with some guy like that. It's not even his company!!
Terrible! I don't think they'd treat young guys any different though.
Interview Question – Typical mechanical, manufacturing and chemistry questions... Answer Question
Fuel Tank Builder, and Floorworker Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Meggitt in March 2011.
Interview Details – I was planned for the interview, and did everything right. In the application process, it states, no experience required, we will train. They walk you through the building and show you what you will be doing, and then when the interview is over, they will say they will be contacting you. I got a letter a couple of days later that stated they were more highly qualified people than me. My heart broke.
Mechanical Engineer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Meggitt in April 2011.
Interview Details – It was straightforward and lasted one hour.
Interview Question – Do you have experience with DO-160E or MIL-STD-816 specifications? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase.
Director of Quality Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Meggitt in January 2013.
Interview Details – Systematic hiring process with board interviews, senior leadership presentations, 'what would you change' scenarios (consultancy advice from interview candidates) and a 3 hour online test (administered by a UK based analytics firm). Meggitt is focused on hiring the best, the results of the test is taken very seriously (it is the final gate prior to the offer negotiations). If the decision is made to hire, based on analytical, psychometric scores and business intelligence from the test (based on your function), the offer is made and the person goes through a month long immersion program to be 'Meggitized' ..
Interview Question – 'What would you change' question related to inventory management, arrears reduction and government sequestration affecting defense programs. The unexpected questions were on the online test, GMAT type questions with compound analytical decision trees Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Can't say, but worked in everyone's favor