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A123 Systems Interview Questions

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    Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Livonia, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    one hour intensive technical interview focusing mainly on what is written in the resume and some out of resume question. They went into the very minute details and didn't talk about the bigger picture of the role

    Interview Questions

    • a room has two divisions. one contain three incandescent bulbs and the other division contains 3 switches. how would you recognize which one belongs to which one, provided that you can go and see the other division once.   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Watertown, MA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Had a decent interview. Even the hiring manager asked what is your interest level. I said I am definitely interested. He also mentioned that I am their top candidate. Got the offer after 6 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What do think is good way to go in this direction of work?   Answer Question
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    Sr Mgr - NPD Procurement and Supplier Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hopkinton, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Hopkinton, MA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    Went through a telephone screen.
    Then met with 5 people over a 4 hour period.
    The interview was thorough and tough.
    My initial impression was it would be a good place to work.
    People were intelligent and very nice.
    Unfortunately the follow up after the interview was atrocious.
    Not all interview candidates are a good fit with a company.
    If that was the case, then the company owes it to the candidate to be told as much.
    But my follow up phone calls were not returned
    E-Mail request for feedback or status were ignored.
    My initial impression was wrong.
    They could offer me 2X of my former salary.
    I'd never work there based upon my terrible interview experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain how you would go about getting a cost down for this particular assembly.   1 Answer

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    One phone interview. Took a while to get the in-person interview (delays on their part). The on-site interview involved four separate interviews. During the interviews I learned that I was going up against 2 internal candidates. Looks like I was the token outside applicant, as one of the insiders got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked technical details of a project I worked on ages ago.   1 Answer

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    Process Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Romulus, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Romulus, MI) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Still waiting on the outcome of the in house position applied for. It could take up to 3 weeks to find out.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you change about A123?   2 Answers

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    Manufacturing Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at A123 Systems in November 2011.

    Interview

    During my second interview the hiring manager asked me how I would handle direct reports that felt burned out by the amount of hours they worked. RED FLAG The other person asked me to describe the most IMPRESSIVE problem I solved and repeated this five times. Hmmmm, do I really want to work for these "types" of people. HELL NO. I almost left the interview at that point. I invested two visits and the company didn't even send me a kiss off email. Avoid this company at all costs. Life is too short.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with direct reports that felt burned out by the amount of hours they worked.   1 Answer

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    Docoment Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Waltham, MA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed in September 2008 and declined interest.
    Interviewed via company request in February 2009 and was offered position but company withdrew offer when I requested an early hours schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you feel you can do this job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Position was offered but one manager withdrew because of schedule hours I requested.

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    Chief Technology Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Shanghai, Shanghai (China)) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Firstly Video Interview, then face to face interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you improve the manufacture process according to your previous experience?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    be confidence!


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    Disappointing Visit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Livonia, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Livonia, MI) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Standard overall. Come in an talk to some HR folks then have a review of experience and knowledge as it relates to their projects. Nothing special, didn't get a second interview though they mentioned that would be the next step if first interview was "successful."

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at A123 Systems (Livonia, MI).

    Interview

    Had a recruiter helping me with finding a suitable position. Interview was set in a few days. The interview lasted about forty five minutes to an hour. The interview was a one on one with the hiring manager. He seemed technically strong and nice in his attitude. Felt very comfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly technical and past experiences. Tools used etc   1 Answer

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