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Electro-Motive Interview Questions

Interviews at Electro-Motive

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Grange, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Electro-Motive (La Grange, IL) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Staffing agency (Sterling Engineering) is dedicated hiring agency for all contract positions at Electro Motive Diesel. They have the inside on what's going on within departments, Vice President Greg Stimulus is well connected with hiring managers. Before the interview he meets with every candidate. Its typical for hiring manager for 30 min 1:1 interview which includes intro, questions and tour of the facility or hire you over the phone before making final decision. It is unlikely you will ever interact or meet with anyone else other than hiring manager during the interview, they like to keep it closed loop. People who work here are friendly, its a small size organization and hence its family style environment. Facilities are not upto par with industry due to its legacy ownership and heavy cost focused management.

    If you are applying for a regular full time position be prepared to produce your transcripts, grades, recommendation letters, etc. apparently HR goes through this even with people who have solid industry experience. Panel interviews are common where hiring managers from multiple departments meet you.

    Interview Questions

    • What process improvements have you achieved in your last position?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Going through staffing agency has its disadvantages, where recruiters at Sterling do is ask you the W-2 hourly rate before submitting your resume, hence there is no room for negotiation. Recruiters here will try to underball you on salary, as their strategy is to seek candidates who have been layed off from large corporations, you should do your homework when working with them. Before considering an offer you should carefully review the offer, many positions here are contract to hire but company misuses it by not extending regular full time offers. Ask thorough questions before accepting the position even if recruiter uses tactics to rush you.


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Electro-Motive.

    Interview

    Was brought in for an open house visit, got a tour of the company and ended with a group meeting with managers from different groups. Asked basic questions and very relaxed.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about some of your extra-curricular activities.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Machinist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McCook, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Electro-Motive (McCook, IL) in August 2012.

    Interview

    You just apply online. They called me within about a week for an interview. I met with the supervisor. She asked me about my work experience and how comfortable i am working in a factory with heavy and dangerous tool. Was offered the job later that day.

    Interview Questions


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    Technical Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Electro-Motive (Overland Park, KS) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Before the interview began, a pretest was given that asked basic mechenical and electrical questions. 1st & 2nd interviews took place on the same day, and had a heavy focus on safety and managing people.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a process you implemented that had a positive impact on your team   Answer Question

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    Assembler Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Electro-Motive.

    Interview

    same as others general questions as of like any interview no surprise questions that cant be easily answered simple questions about your past history and and how would your supervisor rate u as a worker and what was hardest challenge you faced accomplishing at wor or at home

    Negotiation

    contact in twek period


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    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Previous contractor position interview was over the phone screening with Sterling Engineering; on-site at Sterling Engineering; and phone interview with EMD personnel. Process has changed since and can vary from the previous.

    Interview Questions


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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Grange, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Electro-Motive (La Grange, IL) in February 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was your typical interview. They asked behavioral quetions, references to my resume and recent work history. What I did notice is their employees don't have a long tenure and that's for good reason. Seems like they are moving in the right direction as a company.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you leave your job for this company?   2 Answers
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Grange, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Electro-Motive (La Grange, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    One interveiw with all the managers. Asked basic customer service questions. What would you do given a scenario, etc, Explain your background. Fairly quick with the offer and was offered the postion the next day.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Electro-Motive.

    Interview

    Applied online, completed an email screening sent from HR, phone screening with Hiring Manager and Hiring Manager's Manager, and face to face interview with HR, Hiring Manager, Hiring Manager's Colleague, Hiring Manager's Manager.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Electro-Motive.

    Interview

    I did not hear from the company for quite some time after first submitting my application. I was brought in and toured the plant, and met with some of the management. A few months later I had a phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did chose to study mechanical engineering/ why did you want to be a mechanical engineer?   Answer Question

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