North American Lighting

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North American Lighting Reviews

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    Optical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Optical Engineer II in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Optical Engineer II in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at North American Lighting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good manager in optics. He reduces stress in position. Group is great and very supporting. Most the people are very calm and nice.

    Cons

    Noncompete clause, lower than market salary, not willing to work with your needs after hired. Low raises. <3%. Not always given time to finish and deadlines not reasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with current employees needs and promote to open positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

North American Lighting Interviews

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    Equipment Engineer II Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at North American Lighting.

    Interview Details

    I went through a series of interviews with this company - all of them were focused on project management skills.

    My first interview was over the phone with the head of the department. Overall a very pleasant conversation that entailed a lot of "how did you deal with a situation like ____" types of questions. Very little, if any, questions about my technical ability. Most concern was focused on my ability to handle different scenarios and my past experience with juggling multiple projects.

    The in-person interview followed about a month later and it was really more of the same as the phone interview. I sat down and took a somewhat lengthy personality test that gauged my ability to think quickly . They also wanted to take me around the plant to give me a better understanding of the types of tasks I would be doing. And since it is a very new career path for me, the manager stated again that they could teach me everything I needed to know about the robots - they were interested in project management and meeting the short deadlines.

    Finally, I had a short follow-up phone interview with a manager that wasn't able to take part in my in-person interview. Asked a lot of the same questions - sounded like he just wanted to hear the answers for himself.

    Overall a very good experience!

    Interview Questions
    • What was a project that, when you arrived on site, was in deep trouble and how did you respond?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Call from HR with a base salary which I immediately refused. She asked what my minimum was and got back to me the next day with an offer that beat my minimum.
    Accepted Offer

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Website www.nal.com
Headquarters Paris, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Robert Bosch, Delphi, Hella

North American Lighting offers travelers a beacon of safety through the fog. The company is reportedly the largest independent manufacturer of vehicle lighting products in North America. Operating through four assembly plants and one technology center, the company produces a lineup of headlamps, signal lamps, and fog lamps. Its forward-lighting products include mercury-free, high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps and the Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS). Among its signal lamps are rear-combo and license plate lamps. Its products are tailored to the designs of the... More

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