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Updated Feb 12, 2015
Updated Feb 12, 2015
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  1.  

    Mechanical Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Solar Turbines in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Solar Turbines.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  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.  

    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
  7.  

    Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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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    Field Service Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Solar Turbines in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and four months later received a call for a preliminary interview for this New Grad Engineering Position. The preliminary phone interview with HR occurred two weeks after first being contacted. Two weeks later I received notice that they would like to see me for an On-Site Interview. After the On-Site Interview which took approximately an hour and a half I received a call offering me the position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Design Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Solar Turbines in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial call screening from HR. Then a phone interview was set up within a week. After I got a call back, I scheduled a panel interview that took about two hours total.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want this job? Why are you interested in talking to us?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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