Takata Interview Questions

Updated Jun 18, 2014
Updated Jun 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Algorithm Software Engineer Computer Vision Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pontiac, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pontiac, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Takata.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by recruiter and she scheduled to screen me the next day which went fairly smoothly.
    A few days later I had a phone screen. The interviewers bombarded me with questions about my PhD and they had negative comments about my line of research.
    I was invited onsite and had a screen with HR first. Then the same people interviewed me again and asked me the same stuff again in more detail but this was a more positive experience.
    The manager did an interview to find out more about me and asked me questions.
    The HR lady got back saying they like me but they want me to finish my PhD before they can make up their mind.

    I finished my PhD shortly later and said I am joining another company (which is waaaaay better).

    Interview Questions
    • Panel interview for phone screen and onsite technical interview:
      Asked me about my project in great detail, things I have worked on, project areas, experience in Stereo imaging.
        Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Takata in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 separate interviews. other engineers, then engineering manager and director. HR very involved.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you want to come back to work here?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    offer letter. negotiated more vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carolina, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carolina, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Takata in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    How're you gonna make us some money? (southern accent)

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Takata in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is extremely easy if you have a reference. I had a phone conversation with the hiring manager for about 10 minutes. We scheduled an interview at Takata which took maybe 45 minutes tops. I spoke with Human Resources for 20 minutes and Engineering Management for 25 minutes and that was it. I received a call two days later with a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was "what was the most hardship you've encountered and how did you overcome it?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    On the application they had a field for "expected pay" and I filled it out and they gave me that pay. I could have probably asked for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Product Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Takata in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    The Takata interview process is not too bad, but different. After the initial call from HR you are brought into an onsite interview. You first interview with HR, but in a more detailed way then other places. It's like they are you hiring manager. After that you interview with a manager and maybe a lead. Sometimes they will bring in a director also.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was not able to negotiate and settled for an offer that was level with the job I had been laid off from. They said they have not given raises in 3 years and I would be paid unfairly if they gave me more.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Takata in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had three interviews with the hiring manager, director and an employee after got a call from HR.
    The HR told me the manager was very impressed with me but they were concerned about my expectation. I contacted the manager to inform that I was flexible. Waited another week or so without getting any feed back. I e-mailed the HR to get no response, e-mailed twice to the manager to get no reply. I think they are lack of professionalism and even rude. It would not cost for them to say no cost me!

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Inern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Auburn Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Takata in September 2007.

    Interview Details

    Pretty rough interview process for an intern. Did a phone screen, came in for an on site interview, then about a month later came back in for another on site interview where they asked me what I would like my schedule to be, etc. leading me to believe I had the job. 1 week later called back to follow up and got transfered around from person to person to person just to tell me that I was great and all but....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Takata.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview. They asked where I get the job info first then asked every detail on my resume. They cared the projects and jobs I have done most. I thought this might be a easy first phone interview, but they asked everyting I have done about those projects.

    Interview Questions
    • I need to explain my projects well, including the algorithms.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online and came in for an interview. Asked for my experiences and abilities as a program manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You can negotiate a bunch on Vacation, not so much on salary
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Takata in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    normally with face to to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    yes able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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