Solar Turbines Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2014
Updated Oct 17, 2014
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Supplier Technical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Product Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Solar Turbines in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    No negotiation because the manager knows how much to pay for this type of position.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Solar Turbines.

    Interview Details

    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   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No, Offer was best I had plus benefits and relocation were top notch
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
  7.  

    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Solar Turbines in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Solar Turbines in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    nothing but cash
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Solar Turbines in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process took about 1 month, I applied online in August and received the first email to schedule a phone interview within a week. After the phone interview I received a call on a Sunday from the hiring manager to let me know he wanted to interview with me at Solar Turbines. The interview went well, it last exactly one hour, the questions were all behavioral questions and the panel was great, even though I didn´t get the job, it was a great experience and I met some wonderful people.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time when you had to make a team with a coworker and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Engineering Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Solar Turbines in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially interviewed by contract agency and followed by a phone interview comprised of group manager and team lead and finally interviewed in person with same people. Format was more of a personal discussion rather than interrogation. Relatively "easy".

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room for negotiation. They had an idea of what they were willing to pay which matched what I was making prior. Seeing as I was hired through a contractor, benefits were non-negotiable. Be sure to include TOTAL compensation when negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Solar Turbines.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview going over technical questions. In person interview more focused on your characteristics and "what if" scenarios.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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