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B&R Industrial Automation Interview Questions

Updated Dec 14, 2016
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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process consists of an "open house" where you learn more about the company followed by two interviews. The company seemed very interested in the development of engineers into customer service and sales oriented employees.

    Interview Questions

    • They showed me one of their pieces of equipment and asked me to point out things that were interesting about it. This is because lots of the job is based around sales and they wanted to see what selling points I would come up with on a product that I had just seen.   Answer Question

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    Applications Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation (Concord, ON (Canada)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter and then asked to meet for a roughly 4 hour session at their office. The recruiter was very helpful and provided advice throughout the process. On day 1, some behaviorial questions and technical questions on the board were asked. The manager also presents the various training opportunities and tells you more about the position. After that there is 2 hours of written test which include questions on PLC, coding, basic circuits, networking and IQ. The test is very easy. After reviewing test results, they ask to meet on Day 2 where they ask about the company and their products and lots of sales scenarios. On Day 3, they ask you to present a project and then further sales scenarios.

    The interviewers ask very generalistic questions such as names of things compared to asking to solve technical problems. The manager will keep mentioning that he doesn't expect you to know sales. Yet, they keep giving you sales scenarios, which contradict that statement. They expect you to know names of their products and what version their software is in. They ask you which city their HQ is in and a bunch of other ridiculous questions. They don't review resumes properly and after 3 days of interview tell you that you are lacking experience in a certain field. They don't ask enough technical questions and the test means nothing. Getting a good result on the test should suffice as technical competancy. Their interview process is long and ineffective. Asking the right questions on Day 1 could have saved 2 more days of hassle. They wasted both mine and their time. At the end it felt like they were just looking for excuses to not offer. Horrible experience.

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Coimbatore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation (Coimbatore (India)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    it wall an off campus drive, out of 150 to 200 candidates, they screened 55 by apptitude and technical round.

    then hr interview was so simple and got selected

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    Applications Engineer/Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation (Concord, ON (Canada)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    3 Interviews

    First interview was a quick 20 minutes phone interview going over what I knew about B&R and my interests. Second interview was in person for one hour, asked me some behavioral questions and they explained their training process. Third interview again was in person for an hour, followed by a 1.5 hour test. Test consisted of a PLC question, electrical, acceleration/speed/distance and a programming question. Also had some brainteasers such as the 3 bulb and one switch question. Overall not too difficult.

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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied for Sales engineer position for the GTA. The manager called me for an interview and then asked me to do a presentation the following week on what I would do for B&R in front of all the employees down to the office manager. Then he asked me to fly up to Atlanta to meet the director of sales, couple of middle level managers and the north american president. Never got a call back from them and I assumed they were not interested.

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brno (Czech Republic)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation (Brno (Czech Republic)).

    Interview

    I responsed to the web advertismet. I had about 4 years experience with siemens platform. Interview was aprox. 2 hours long, I was asked about me work and facilities and labs was showed to me. Lot questions about me hobbies, relations with friends, weekends, girlfriend etc :). Simple test (statemachines, CF card, PWM). Simple translation from English to Czech.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me somethig in English. Tell me something about you.   Answer Question

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    Applications Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation in December 2011.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of interview with engineering manager and my direct supervisor. Skills assessment tested knowledge of automation and problem solving. Asked about prior jobs and experience. Seemed to be testing mostly attitude and teachability.

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    Automationsingenieur Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eggelsberg (Austria)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at B&R Industrial Automation (Eggelsberg (Austria)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Ein Angestellter von B&R fand mein "sehr interessantes Profil" bei einem Jobportal und erwähnte, dass man sich über "meine Bewerbung sehr freuen würde". In meiner "Bewerbung" erwähnte ich, dass ich an 3 Positionen interessiert sei, und fragte nach mehr Details, um mir bei der Findung einer Entscheidung zu helfen. Ich fügte auch meinen Lebenslauf und andere Dokumente hinzu.

     Einige Tage später rief mich eine Dame von der Personalabteilung an und fragte mich einige typische Fragen (z.B. Verfügbarkeit, Motivation, etc.). Ich versuchte dabei, mehr Informationen über die gewünschten Positionen zu erhalten, aber wir realisierten beide bald, dass ein Projekt- und/oder Teammanager besser dafür geeignet wäre, diese Fragen zu beantworten. Am Ende versprach sie mir, meine Bewerbung weiterzureichen.

     Genau eine Woche später bekam ich eine E-Mail mit einer Absage. Nicht die Absage an sich empfand ich als unhöflich und beleidigend, sondern die gesendete E-Mail. Nicht nur wurden keine meiner Fragen beantwortet, es auch nur eine kopierte Vorlage mit Inhalten, die für mich keinen weiteren Sinn ergaben. Zum Beispiel stand dort eine typische, ausgelutschte Phrase, dass sie "einem anderen Bewerber Priorität eingeräumt hätten, da sein Profil die Erwartungen ein wenig besser erfüllt" (direkte Übersetzung aus dem Deutschen). So wusste ich aber immer noch nicht, welche der 3 Positionen sie "besetzt" hatten. Und selbst wenn diese Aussage wahr gewesen wäre, kein Matlab, Maple oder auch nur ein Taschenrechner sind nötig (Rechenfähigkeiten aus der Grundschule reichen), um zu errechnen, dass 2 weitere Positionen von Interesse verbleiben. Und ja, richtig geraten, während ich dieses Review schreibe werden alls 3 "besetzten" Positionen weiterhin auf der Karrierewebsite der Firma angepriesen.

     Obwohl die Firma sich selbst als "innovativ" und "kreativ" bewirbt, zeigen sie dies nur indem sie ihre "Personalabteilung" und "Human Capital" umbenannt haben, allerdings haben sie es trotz all ihrer beanspruchten "Kreativität" nicht geschafft, eine logische und sinnvolle Antwort (nicht mehr als 2 oder 3 Sätze) zu meiner Bewerbung abzuliefern. Ihr Motto "Perfection in Automation" bedeutet offenbar, dass sie "perfekt automatisiert" ein und die selbe Vorlage für ihre Absagen benutzen, völlig ignorierend, ob diese Sinn ergeben oder nicht.

     Natürlich vergaß der Autor dieser Vorlage auch ein kurzes Statement darüber, wie meine persönlichen Daten genutzt werden, was im Übrigen ein sensibles Thema in ganz Europa ist.

     Um es zusammenzufassen, ich war sehr enttäuscht von deren unterschätzendem Verhalten. Offenbar haben sie es noch nicht verstanden, dass jede Personalabteilung, auch wenn sie "Human Capital" genannt wird, einen wichtigen Einblick in die Firma liefern und dass alle Bewerber die künftigen Partner oder Kunden der Firma sind.

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    • Wann könnten Sie anfangen?   Answer Question

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