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APC By Schneider Electric Interview Questions in West Kingston, RI

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    Technical Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and within a week I was invited to a preliminary interview. The interview was through my smartphone/webcam, and involved me answering a series of questions, and the video clips were uploaded using the HireVue app. It was not complicated and the interview questions were pretty standard.

    The day after the initial interview, they invited me for an on-site interview. This interview was with a mid-level and upper-level manager, and it was both of them at the same time. The first part of the interview was them basically asking about things that were on my resume, like college experience, previous jobs, why this company, not too bad over all. The second part, was different, they asked me to describe the electrical specifications of the outlet, and explain to them my knowledge from the outlet to the power company. Then they asked me about the components inside a pc, what is attached to the MB, the two major CPU brands, etc. They asked me what OS I knew about, and to tell them the last 3 versions of Windows, starting with the current. The last question was designed to show my thought processes during a given scenario, both with a small end user and a corporate buyer. They asked for my response, then gave new information, asked if my response had changed, and then asked for a final decision. I worked my way through, thinking out loud, and they seemed satisfied with my answer. They told me after that it had no correct answer, but they wanted to see how I thought things out.

    After that I went onto the floor and shadowed a couple different people, but there were no calls, so I just chatted with them, asking questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The last question was designed to show my thought processes during a given scenario, both with a small end user and a corporate buyer. They asked for my response, then gave new information, asked if my response had changed, and then asked for a final decision. I worked my way through, thinking out loud, and they seemed satisfied with my answer. They told me after that it had no correct answer, but they wanted to see how I thought things out.   Answer Question

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Kingston, RI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter, two over the phone interviews and one 2-hour in person interview.

    At the on site interview, all the staff was pleasent and the interview fell by. They asked great questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I interviewed on a Thursday and was offered the job the next day.


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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Approached at college career fair event and talked to a current inside sales representative about how my technical and business skills from previous internships would benefit the company. Had a 1:1 interview the next day at the career fair, followed by a quick phone interview a week later to schedule an onsite interview in RI or CA. At RI all accommodations were paid for and reimbursed, and spent a couple of day hearing current employees success story and touring the plant. Concluded the day with a 2:1 interview with a couple of managers.

    Interview Questions

    • SMART approach to Q&A. What's that on the wall and describe it? (electrical outlet)   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Base salary was below my desire compensation.


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    Sales Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in July 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process began as an impromptu meeting with the senior manager. Next, meetings with scheduled with the manager and senior manager to review job responsibilities. This included a series of 'tests' regarding Excel and math tests. The process was capped by a formal interview in which irrelevant questions were asked regarding basic math and company structure.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were asked about other Schneider business units when the position was with Schneider Power (APC) only. Make sure you know all five business units, employee count, gross income, etc.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Personality conflict with department management would have prevented this from being a fruitful arrangement. Very high time commitment for marginal pay increase.


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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in April 2012.

    Interview

    I went in and had to wait 25 minutes before I got in to meet with the hiring manager. She was dressed inapporopriately with women of the night shoes.
    They were interviewing me and another guy at the same time. I was asked to sit with someone to shadow them, I did this for a half hour. During this time the system shut down.
    I went in to interview and there were two people and I was told there were two people on conference call with us. This was crazy.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had a verbal disagreement with your boss.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Kingston, RI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews followed by personal interview


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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I first had a one on one interview with the HR lady after I submitted my resume online. It was a very relaxed and basic interview- more of a conversation then anything. She liked me and asked me to come in for an interview at the company headquarters in a few weeks. Within that time I had to take a couple of online aptitude/personality tests. The day of the on-site interview was a recruitment day where they had about 20 candidates interviewing for about 10 jobs (ISR and Engineering). This consisted of a company presentation, job shadow, 2 on 1 interview (including some brain teaser questions), and lastly an HR/benefits presentation. Overall it was a very positive experience, the interview was not overly difficult, and everyone was very friendly. It felt like they were actually investing time in trying to get to know you. The atmosphere was young and relaxed, the vast majority of employees are right out of college.

    Interview Questions

    • Brain teasers- ex. How many phone booths are in NYC?   1 Answer
    • Various technical questions about electricity and technology products.   Answer Question

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    Technical Support Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Kingston, RI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in April 2010.

    Interview

    I Had a phone interview, then an inperson interview. The HR lady was very nice and the facility tour was a a big bonus to get to see how everythign works. Sadly their travel arrangments were very difficult to arrange. The interview day consisted of all applicants having a review of the company, tour, job shadow, and an interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Kingston, RI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Found opportunity on company's web site. Submitted resume and cover letter. Weeks later was contacted and arranged a phone interview. That went well, so next had one-on-one meeting with hiring manager. Was told that I would be contacted soon. About four weeks later I was contacted by HR and went on site to talk with them. Finally, had a tele-conference with firing manager's manager and about a week later was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • I brought examples of marketing materials which I developed. That helped the interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was absolutely no negotiation on their part.


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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Kingston, RI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at APC By Schneider Electric (West Kingston, RI) in February 2009.

    Interview

    Competitive and Fair

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation process


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