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Alstom Power Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2017
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    Structural Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Alstom Power (Knoxville, TN).

    Interview

    Personal conversation with the structural lead engineer in an office at the Knoxville, Tn. facility. Discussed the job requirements and what was expected of me. Also discussed what I knew about power plants.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Buyer/Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alstom Power (Windsor, CT) in January 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was set up through the hiring agency but conducted on-site with Alstom employees and managers.

    It was one session with 4 or 5 people in the room. A couple managers I would be working for, a couple HR people and an SME.

    The interview was pretty casual, more like a conversation about my experiences and how I felt like they could be used to help Alstom. It allowed for a lot of questions and answers back and forth which was nice.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you see your skills translating from a small company to a much larger company like Alstom?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Windsor, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Alstom Power (Windsor, CT).

    Interview

    I sent in a Resume and was contacted by a HR Representative two weeks later to schedule an interview two days later. I was contacted one week after the interview with an offer. I started 2 weeks after accepting the offer with a drug test/background investigation in between. HR was very pleasant during the entire process and encouraged any questions along the way.

    Interview Questions


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    Power Systems Engineer(R&D) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Alstom Power (Redmond, WA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online on their website.Got a email saying that they wanted to do a phone interview with in 3 hours.Then had an interview with the 2 managers.One on Thursday and the other on Friday.Then had to wait for a week to get their decision.And i accepted it.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Project Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Alstom Power.

    Interview

    This is a very lengthy and confusing process for this company. I applied for the position in early November. I was contacted by HR regarding my application on the Friday after Thanksgiving. I was invited to the office for an interview 2 weeks later (mid-December). I didn't hear anything from anyone after the interview, until the end of January. I received an offer a month later, and started working until the end of March. So the whole process took 4+ months. Good thing I was already employed elsewhere!

    Negotiation

    There is little to no negotiation. I managed to negotiate an additional week of vacation.


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alstom Power.

    Interview

    Applied to posting on job board. Was contacted for a phone interview. Visited the campus one time and had a second interview with a technology demonstration. Was called back to sign paperwork the following week.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They were extremely firm on their introduction pay scale


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Alstom Power.

    Interview

    Applied for an internship, heard back within 2 weeks,

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time where you had to work with a team and you disagreed with the direction. How did you handle that?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Alstom Power.

    Interview

    Only had one interview after meeting at a campus recruiting event. Fairly straight-forward with no tricky questions; mostly went over my resume. They told me three days afterwards that the program is no longer accepting candidates from the US.

    Interview Questions

    • They just asked questions about my resume. Nothing scary or unpredictable   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Alstom Power (Richmond, VA).

    Interview

    Interviews are generally long, but somewhat meaningful. However, the length of the process is much too long and unless you are selected to move forward to the next stage in the process, there is no communication from HR as to where you stand. Unless selected, even after having an in-person interview, the process provides only for notification of the decision by US mail, and only after the hiring process has been completed and the selected candidate is on-board. This can take months, depending on the position, the workload of the hiring manager, and the priority of the respective position. If the applicant is not selected for an in-person interview, there is no formal communication to the applicant, even after the hiring decision has been finalized and the candidate on-board.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    When an offer is made, there is generally no room for negotiation. In my case, it was a "take-it or leave-it" offer. Mid- to upper-level management offers have some negotiation room but this is generally tied to the priority of the position and how profitable that particular sector is at the time of the offer.


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Alstom Power.

    Interview

    Interview 1: Phone interview with background and behavior based questions, involvement in school activities and organizations, goals and reason for wanting the job. The company scouts for leadership and team player qualities. Involvement outside school such as engineering teams (SAE) is favorable.
    Interview 2: Onsite with tour, panel of 11 people in different groups(mostly behavioral! know how to respond); small technical questions but be prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical: Fluid pipe flow and pressure drop question; thermo cycle and analysis on gas turbine engine   Answer Question

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