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TRW Automotive Interview Questions & Reviews in Detroit, MI

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Embedded Software Engineer Interview

Embedded Software Engineer
Farmington Hills, MI

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at TRW Automotive in February 2014.

Interview Details – Got a call from a head hunter who set up a phone interview. Talked to the hiring manager and a senior software engineer about my background, current job, why I wanted to change. I got called in for an interview. I talked to the hiring manager, a couple of other software engineers. They talked about the position and asked questions related to embedded systems, C, C++ etc. They wanted experience with real time operating systems, which I didn't have.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Treasury Analyst Interview

Treasury Analyst
Livonia, MI

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at TRW Automotive.

Interview Details – Phone interview then second round office interview. Second round is very informal. Talk about yourself and ask questions kind of a thing

Interview Question – Some basic IQ/math questions   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Product Engineer Interview

Product Engineer
Washington, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at TRW Automotive in April 2011.

Interview Details – Friend knew of opening and submitted my resume to engineering supervisor. Two days later got phone interview followed by in person interview one day later. Offer the day of interview a few hours later. This job needed to be filled fast because the previous position was vacated unexpectedly by the engineer who had to deal with family issues. Several contracts for electric power steering gears had to be fulfilled and a castings engineer was badly needed to deal with the many time consuming issues dealing with offshore suppliers.

Interview Question – What do you do when you are confronted with difficult people?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation offer came through contract company Addeco

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

IT Support Interview

IT Support
Livonia, MI

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at TRW Automotive in February 2011.

Interview Details – Standard process - Application, phone interview with HR, F2F interview with Dept Mgr

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Every question was straight forward.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a lateral move within the company and therefore specific guidelines to follow regarding compensation which set limits to salary and vacation. The initial offer was genuinely the best offer possible.

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Livonia, MI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at TRW Automotive.

Interview Details – The interview was arranged with a recruiter. The initial phone screen was held, and they had a management issue, so the interview was repeated 5 months later. After the phone screen I was brought in for an in person interview.
The interview was very professional and covered my experiences, particularly dealing with customers from different cultures.

Interview Question – There really were not a lot of surprises and they seemed less interested in technical experience as experience dealing with customers, particularly demanding ones. There were a number of scenarios presented and how would you react situations.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Initially, they represented they would come up with an offer in the minimal acceptable range. When the offer arrived, it was FAR below this range to the point I just couldn't justify leaving my current job for this one.

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Material Planner Interview

Material Planner
Sterling Heights, MI

The process took a day - interviewed at TRW Automotive in November 2011.

Interview Details – Typical interview questions nothing too hard. I was not informed it would be a panel interview.

Interview Questions

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Project Engineer Interview

Project Engineer
Livonia, MI

The process took a day - interviewed at TRW Automotive in August 2011.

Interview Details – The first step in TRW's hiring process is to get recognized by their human resources. Once this happens, you will usually get a call within a few days asking you to set up a one on one interview with managers, chief engineering, program managers, directors, etc. Once this occurs, internally, human resources posts your interview date, and management then sign up for slots to talk with you.

Interview Question – What makes you a good candidate for this position?   Answer Question

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Farmington Hills, MI

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TRW Automotive in May 2011.

Interview Details – The main Interviewer called me almost immediately after I applied to set up a phone interview. During the phone interview I was asked some questions from programming language C besides other personal or background related question. He wanted to make sure whether it is worthy to call for the on-site interview.
The on-site interview was panel interview by four different groups. The questions starts from a very easy one but they can and will go very deep just to see the depth of knowledge. They expect that the candidate will have knowledge for programming, related hardware and industry practices for writing, maintaining and testing codes.

Interview Question – Write codes for the variable that is altered by external control. I did that but the trick was to use proper specifier before the variable declaration so that the variable change its value with immediate effect.   Answer Question

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