Solar Turbines Interview Questions

Updated May 13, 2015
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    Mechanical Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Solar Turbines (San Diego, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a basic phone interview about 2 months later. Interviewer was polite and friendly, but I have not heard back yet. The interview was basic, asking a few questions about past experience and your interests.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Solar Turbines (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Long interview process, through volt, one in office interview with three office employees, all behavioral questions. Once hired process takes longer with extremely thorough background check which includes drug test.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you had an ethical dilemma with something your boss said.   Answer Question
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Thorough phone screening process prior to face-to-face interview. Expect to interview with two or three people. Felt a little impersonal, as if there were many candidates competing for the same position. Good follow-up by HR department after interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Frequent use of "behavioral" interview questions, drawing on past experience to support current skills.   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Interview

    I got called by my boss asking me why I see myself working at Soalr. I told him and he agreed and then I was given a behavioral interview menaing I got asked certain questions about hwhat and How I would react if a certain sitauation were to happen.

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    Supplier Technical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Solar Turbines.

    Interview

    After initial online application a manager requested a private phone interview which lasted about 35 minutes. A month later an interview with 3 managers was conducted with situational questions. 3 weeks afterwards an interview by an HR representative confirmed all my qualifications. Afterwards I was brought on site and interviewed by fellow co workers, HR director and my main future manager. I was contacted after two weeks with the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • How was your relationship with outside suppliers   1 Answer
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    Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Solar Turbines (San Diego, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I got a phone call from my agency that about this opportunity and then we set up an interview. A week later, I go for the interview, which last about an hour. Then a few weeks later, I hear the news.

    Interview Questions

    • some technical questions, but mostly behavior responses. For the behavior question, he ask give the case that you and the customers have difficulties understanding each other, and what should you do to deal with it, and what the outcome?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation because the manager knows how much to pay for this type of position.

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Solar Turbines (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Interviewed at career fair, standard 2 v 1 interview. Both interviewers asked questions about past experiences and standard interview senarios. Interview lasted 1.25 hrs.
    3-4 months later I was given a phone interview with the program manager about the job and went over my resume.
    1 week later I was given word for an on-site interview.
    This interview lasted all day and I was shuffled around all day to be interviewed by the team managers. They asked personal questions as well as technical questions pertaining to their specific dept. I was asked then to give a prepared 1 hr technical presentation to the entire engineering team, followed by a facility tour.
    About 5-6 weeks later I was given an offer.
    Total length of process from first interview to offer was 4-5 months.
    So be patient if you haven't heard anything in awhile, no news isn't bad news.

    Interview Questions

    • Giving a 1hr technical lecture to a room full of engineering managers and PhDs   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No, Offer was best I had plus benefits and relocation were top notch

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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Very formal, three people, two chemical engineers pursuing MBA showing possibility for growth. First phone interview that consisted of normal questions. Some logic questions at the on-site

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you had to lead a project and there were no supervisors available to guide you   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I had decided to study abroad in Seoul, Korea.

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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in DeSoto, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Solar Turbines (DeSoto, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening with a recruiter that then led to a phone interview and finally an on-site interview. Interview was in a group panel set up with questions consisting of behavioral questions.

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    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Solar Turbines (San Diego, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Mostly personality screening.. Interviewed by a consulting company I worked for before. This job was short term but very satisfying. my current experience was not a match but we decided to give it the old college try. I fit in very well and the employer was satisfied.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you relocate? Expenses came out of my hourly rate. first 2 weeks were part time paid.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    nothing but cash

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