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- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sanmina (Huntsville, AL) in August 2015.
Applied online and received a call 2 weeks later for an onsite interview. It was very "corporate" feeling and old school. The HR person had emailed me to set up the interview and stated that I needed to fill out the attached application paperwork. It wasn't attached so I had to email her back. Once I filled it out, I emailed it back to her. I received ZERO confirmation of receipt. During the interview, it was with the hiring manager and then I spoke with someone that reports to him. I recently completed a supply chain certification (APICS CSCP) which is very well known in the supply chain community. In fact, many jobs require this certification. The one interviewer stated he didn't known APICS was still around. This tells me that his skills are probably stagnant and goes back to the old school mode of thinking. It surprised me that a large company has Sr level employees that don't take advantage of cutting edge training and certification programs. The programs help one's skills to stay relevant. The 2nd interviewer also mentioned that some customers actually yell and cuss at you. Why in the world would a real professional want to be in that type of environment? It's has been one week and I haven't heard back from the company. Even if I do, I'll be declining an offer.
- Why am I interested in the position? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sanmina.
Emails were exchanged and a phone interview followed. Emails were exchanged over a 4 day period, and the phone interview lasted approximately 30 minutes. The conversation was amicable, despite the outcome that Sanmina could not meet my salary expectations.
- Questions related to experience and expertise. The typical questions, followed by questions regarding salary expectations. There was a clear gap between what the industry is paying, and what Sanmina is willing to pay. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sanmina (Huntsville, AL).
Interviewed with accounting supervisor, interview went well, didn't get the job, had minimal accounting experience and education.
- Asked if I was willing to finish out my accounting degree, which I was/am in the proves of anyway. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. I interviewed at Sanmina in June 2012.
I went twice for the interview. One time just talked to the manager. The next time I went in to take a SolidWorks test. No instruction on how he wanted it done, and he sat there and made calls while I took an assembly and tried to fix it.
- Trying to deal with the pressure of the interview process. I should have just walked out. I would have felt better than getting the job. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sanmina (San Jose, CA) in April 2009.
Not very orgranized interviewers. The culture seemed stuffed but it was expected; typical of a CM culture. Questions asked were very simple, not much substance. The hiring manager seemed unsure and atually relied on one if his Engineers to make the final decision for him. One Engineer actually spent time talking about other people instead of focusing on the interviewee.
- How do debug a board that doesn't power up Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Sanmina (Singapore (Singapore)).
hiring managers give a 1 hr lecture . they look for many skills same time expected you to know everything.very unprofessional and they look for cheap workers. keep advertising same jobs for months
- expected to 3 person job profile by 1 person Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Sanmina (Riau (Indonesia)) in November 2011.
call by phone to have schedule for interview, interview with user, interview with human resources, pass or fail
- are you union members? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sanmina (Riau (Indonesia)) in March 2011.
The interviewer just ask the current position and current salary
- What your contribute to our company if you hired 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Sanmina in March 2010.
I interviewed for a sales position at Sanmina. With the benefit of hindsight, I have to say they were a somewhat misleading organization. Pretty much straightforward HR-wise - phone interviews, 1 on 1 interviews, etc. As part of my own due diligence I discovered a lot of unpleasant surprises with the position, and decided I would decline going forward with the interview process. I think this is common for companies whose business model is centered around pure contract manufacturing. There really isn't a "moat" or competitive advantage around the business, so it wins accounts almost all the time on price alone. Thus, what incentive is there to hire the brightest and the best? None, really, as being the cheapest is all that really counts. Keep that in mind when interviewing with organizations like this. Also, be sure to do your own due diligence prior to accepting a job with a contract manufacturer, as they operate on razor-thin margins and thus have strong incentives to cut costs everywhere they can.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sanmina in October 2009.
Sent my resume to HR. Second day, the HR person send email to ask salary requirement. The same day, the hiring manager called me and the phone went very well. Setup on-site interview with HR for the second business day. Interviewed with 5 persons and good feelings. The hiring manager did not ask details about the technology. I think he assumed that my background (from my resume) was very strong. He showed me a lot of thing around the work place. No hard questions. He told me that I was the first interviewee and should be the best. However, three weeks passed. No offer yet. I think they find another candidate more reasonable. I should be over qualified for this position. The salary I had is much higher what they can offer. I do not believe they think I can stay with them for a long time. By the way, this is a small branch of Sanmina. It does not look like they have very high educational level person in the building. I have Ph.D. degree and they may not use to me.
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