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First Solar Interview Questions

Updated Aug 15, 2017
54 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Accounting/Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at First Solar (Tempe, AZ) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview. Panel of interviews that covered a specific behavior. The agenda was provided ahead of time to allow me to prepare for the line of questioning. Very professional but personable as well. Allowed plenty of time for me to ask questions and have dialogue with the interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with someone who either disagreed with you/thought you were wrong/stubborn or someone who was difficult.   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (3)  

    IT Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at First Solar.

    Interview

    Initial HR interview followed by an in-person (7 hours). Team of 6 interviewed me 1 by 1 asking the same repetitive behavioral interview questions all day long with hardly any "technical" questions.

    Questions: Strenghts / Weaknesses, long term goals, solving problems, describe scenario where - meeting goals, exceeding expectations, what your previous managers say about you, one word that describes you, approach to solving a problem, a time when you delegated a project, how you deal with conflicts.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview went really well but never heard from the manager or HR. I gave up after reaching out multiple times with the same response from HR 'managers are still reviewing candidates' and that was it.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Production Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at First Solar (Perrysburg, OH) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Very nice,friendly he knew what questions to ask and even talked about how the company got started,what type of work he did.He also talked about the founder of the company and the type of person he was.

    Interview Questions

    • What can I offer to the company as far as skill set   1 Answer

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    Any Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Thorough process, background check etc. Heard it's a great place to get into. I just hope they are open to the possibility of a different type of candidate. Great workers vary in looks.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    SCADA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at First Solar (Perrysburg, OH) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Was smooth and fairly easy. focused on my resume outlines and had soft skill technical questions.
    interviewed by group of engineers at the same time, had two questions from each. they all focused on my programing skills and knowledge.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (3)  

    Performance Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at First Solar (Tempe, AZ).

    Interview

    The Interview was easy. There were very few technical questions. The interview didn't really seem like they enjoy their jobs and really did not seem to care. Seems like a very slow and boring place to work. Met with 5 different people and they all asked the same questions. There was no communication between interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Didnt like how the company felt.


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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at First Solar (Tempe, AZ) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was well structured into 1 telephone round and 1 face2face. In the onsite interview here were 4 different interviewers from related team and customer teams to provide a fair overall view of the candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Functional skills related to the job   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Project Development Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at First Solar (Houston, TX) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening, Phone interview. HR contact was friendly and professional. Interviewer was calculating but fair. Overall process was pretty standard and uneventful. Ultimately, was not an ideal opportunity and position was offered to someone else.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Planner/Scheduler-PPM I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at First Solar.

    Interview

    Interview went well. The hiring manager was a great person to chat with and extremely informative on the operations of the company. They ask for more than the job description entails and are looking for a high level experience than what they advertise for. Have not received anything back.

    Interview Questions

    • Advertised to hire a project planner level 1, but the interview proved they were actually looking for someone who was both a scheduler, analyst, and more of a 5-7yr experience. Questions were based off that agenda.   Answer Question

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    Site Survey Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at First Solar (Bridgewater, NJ) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview is at first. And they asked about PV related experience. They need to check job location first, but the location might be different from what you submitted for. I apply for Bridgewater in New Jersey, but they want me to take the job in Arizona. I am confused.

    Interview Questions


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