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Harman Becker Automotive Systems Interview Questions

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    Materials Science Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Novi, MI) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Casual, phone and location interviews. The interview was very informal and my manager seemed like he did not know how to conduct a proper interview. As a previous manager, I feel that I guided the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • You are overqualified. Why do you want this job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was given a set offer and later discovered they raised my salary.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems in September 2014.

    Interview

    Initially recruited from LinkedIn. General phone interview with HR, then Chief Engineer, then onsite interviews with Senior Engineer, Manager, and then Chief Engineer Again. No curve-balls, just needed to know what was on your resume and demonstrate technical competency. Overall a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between an IIR and FIR filter?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    HR was accommodating in offer negotiations and were very helpful. Overall it took 1 week. Sign-on bonuses are not standard due to comprehensive relocation package; however, this was able to be negotiated in as well - just don't expect it.

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    Electronics Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Franklin, KY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Went in, answered very few questions, discussed electronics and circuit components, showed what I could bring to the table, asked how I could grow in the company, took a magically tour of the facility, and talked to some current employees.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Staffing agency. Will recap after 6 months.

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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Farmington Hills, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Farmington Hills, MI) in January 2013.

    Interview

    First received a call from HR to make a schedule for the on-site interview. The interview process is very simple , and basically about behavior questions. There were two interviewers. One asked me several questions about the previous projects I did in school. After that, another interviewer mainly described the job for me. (Maybe they felt that I should be a fit for this job, and decided to give me an offer) The whole interview process is about half an hour.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Received the call from the HR in the next week and asked me if is $17/hr OK for me. Because this is the first job for me, I didn't care much about the salary. Therefore, the negotiation was very simple and quick.

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    Atm Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Franklin, KY) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was very laid back, no difficult questions were asked, going in to the interview they had already almost given me the job, at the time harman was hiring just about anyone who applied and could pass a drug test. A drug test is given and you have to fill out all your paper work during orientation.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have reliable transportation to get you to work?   1 Answer
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    Electrical Engineering Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Franklin, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Franklin, KY) in December 2011.

    Interview

    They did require a testing to show your knowledge. Once you pass that round, the manager ( who knew nothing of electronics) would ask you a few behavioral based questions, which we had informed her to ask. If you satisfied her, you were given to another technician who would really drill down your skill sets to see if you could benefit and fit it with the team. Once accepted, you were on a 3 month temporary probation (not an employee of Harman) and with no warning it jumped to 6. This really affecting a lot of our team, the good ones stayed and stuck it out. The really good ones left. Once you are hired and a member of Harman, life wasn't good until 6 months after that. That's when you started earning vacation time. If you were absent 3 days, you were fired regardless of Dr. note. That meant 1 whole year with of perfect attendance (we worked 7 days a week, with only 1 day off a month) so 345 days of working. One little note once you are a temporary, you are allowed 3 points (1 point for a day missed). If you have 2 points, then you are hired by Harman you start from fresh.

    Interview Questions

    • My best advice would be to be confident and know your electronics. Once the technician's smell doubt and hesitation, they doubt your knowledge and abilities and are hesitant to recommend you.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The negotiation was straight forward. This is your starting wage. Once hired by Harman these are your benefits; your salary will increase 12.5%. Once you prove yourself to be an asset, then the negotiation can begin. Once I told them I was being head hunted they offered to give a 25% increase.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Farmington Hills, MI) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Strangest interview I ever had. Manager kept asking questions about what sort of management style I worked best with rather than questions about my education and experience. Turns out they hired an inexperienced candidate who left 3 months after.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Qualification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Upper Saddle River, NJ) in June 2007.

    Interview

    The interview was simple and straight-forward. I interviewed with several people in different teams. The questions were standard behavioral interview questions with some functional questions mixed in. Some people were really cool and easy to talk to and others played the bad cop and asked the difficult questions. The people and work culture at this location of the company is very laid bad and they are all really nice people. The company did not reimburse for travel expenses, which was disappointing.

    Interview Questions

    • During the tour of the office, they stopped and explained a critical problem they were facing that day and asked me how I suggested they fix it.   1 Answer
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    Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Birmingham, England (UK)) in September 2015.

    Interview

    For quality/technical roles not based in Germany, there will be a phone interview process with experts in Germany, followed eventually by a traditional sit down interview if they think you have the skills/experience. The face to face interview is difficult, they'll pile on the pressure and look for the cracks.

    A word to the wise......
    When speaking to German engineers, it's always ALWAYS good to be completely honest, they're the complete opposite to speaking with UK based management or HR staff, as they'll see straight through any nonsense, lies or self promoting. If you don't have the knowledge/experience to back up your big words, then you'll end up looking very silly indeed.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Harman?   1 Answer
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    Werkstudent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Harman Becker Automotive Systems (Munich, Bayern (Germany)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Ich habe auf einer Job-Messe für Studenten den Stand der Firma besucht und die Mitarbeiter direkt angesprochen. Da wir uns gegenseitig sympathisch waren, wurde ich direkt aufgefordert, doch am nächsten Tag zum Kaffee vorbeizukommen. Ich habe am nächsten Tag den Standort besucht, mit meinem zukünftigen Vorgesetzten geredet, während er mir das Büro gezeigt hat.

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