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OtterBox Interview Questions

Updated Apr 18, 2017
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  1.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Applied online and had phone screening. Phone screening asked the same question multiple times. Wasn't sure how to answer after the third time asked. Was asked a couple of odd questions about current and previous companies worked for, like they were digging for information.
    Next day got an email saying I didn't have the qualifications they were looking for and asked me to complete a survey about my screening experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Work and schooling experience, behavioral questions, details about companies and their customers.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at OtterBox (Fort Collins, CO) in November 2016.

    Interview

    This is the second time I have interviewed at Otterbox and both times they have not been forthright about Salary for the positions. Unfortunately, Otterbox wants champagne on a beer budget concerning job applicants. They waste your time with the job interviews and then try to low ball you on the salary with the final interview. I would not recommend interviewing at Otterbox unless this is your first job and don't mind the low salary.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Mechanical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OtterBox (San Diego, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    First was a phone screen with a woman from colorado but the job posting was for the san diego office. Simple phone screen just talking about the position and asked about availability and a few questions about previous work with the software and skills required for the job.

    From there she told me about the next steps being a phone interview with the manager and an in person interview if I get it. I got an email the next day setting up a phone interview for two days later. Phone interview was with a engineering manager and we just talked about my previous project experience, working with design, working with CAD, working with testing, and then a question or two about teamwork. After this he said HR would let me know if I went onto the next leg of the process.

    I got a call about a day or two later to set up an in person interview for the end of the week. Went into the san diego office and had four 30 minute interviews with 3 senior mechanical engineers and 1 manager, which was the same guy that I had the phone interview with. Each interview was different with them being technical or behavioral or different types of technical. First one we talked about practical design choices as he had me holding a phone case and had me go through potential difficulties with each feature of the case. The next interview focused on the stress strain diagram and how to interpret the data in relation to a phone case. The third was behavioral questions to test fit within the company and was the easiest one. The last was questions about testing where again I had to talk about stress strain diagram and how to present this data to other engineers.

    Overall was pretty good. Didnt think I did perfect but landed the job. It was way more technical than expected though so brush up on that stress strain diagram for sure. They also said normally they put a candidate through two different interview where they had two people asking questions. They said this 4 person rotation was the first time they did this so id said prepare for more of a panel interview but i am guessing it would still be technical. Also they are very dressed down but I wore a suit and the interviewer asked me if I felt too dressed up just as a joke. Definitely dress formal but just dont be alarmed if they are in jeans and a t shirt.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your proudest accomplishment?   Answer Question
    • How would you present this data to an engineer so they could easily read it?   Answer Question
    • Label the stress strain diagram and talk about what each part and section means.   Answer Question
    • Read this stress strain diagram which used actual test data and tell me what happened to the product.   Answer Question

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at OtterBox.

    Interview

    The process was straight forward. I applied online and it took 2 weeks or so to be scheduled for a phone interview through email. The first phone interview was with an HR representative. I then was called back very soon for another phone interview with an accounting manager. That same day I was called and offered an in-person interview. I met with the Otter Cares representative and had 3 separate interviews with members of the accounting team. I then had a final interview with the controller. Everyone was honest about the job responsibilities and very passionate about working for OtterBox.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were very specific to job responsibilities and related experience.   Answer Question

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    ME Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OtterBox in August 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted by HR to conduct the first interview. Next, I was interview by the hiring manager over the phone. The final step was an in person interview with the hiring manager and team.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Previous work history
      Q: Technical questions regarding Engineering free body diagrams and formulas  
      Answer Question

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at OtterBox (Fort Collins, CO) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Apply online through Otterbox website, upload resume and answer additional questions. Moved very quickly. Within a couple days was called for a phone interview. Within a day after the phone interview was called for an onsite interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of behavioral questions. Lots of questions about my current employer, like they were searching for insider information and gossip. Interviewed with 4 different people in three separate interviews and got asked many of the same questions.   Answer Question

  8.  

    IT Service Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at OtterBox (San Diego, CA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I fond the position through my schools intern board and applied. I was called within three weeks for an interview over the phone with a contact in Colorado. I was then called two weeks later asking if I could interview in person at the San Diego location. During the interview with the Senior Technician and the interview lasted about 25 minutes. Common questions asked, the interviewer did come prepared and took notes on a copy of my resume while being friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you available to work almost full time hours?   1 Answer
    • Would you consider leaving your current employment?   1 Answer

  9.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at OtterBox (Fort Collins, CO).

    Interview

    You apply online and then they set up a phone interview. It probably took them 2-3 month to get back to me after originally applying to set up an interview. They first have you fill out a sheet of interview question and have you email it to them. Then they set up a phone interview.The phone interview was extremely long and took about an hour. Once they phone interview you it took about a week for them to let you know if you got a second in the office interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills do you have working with data bases?
      Why do you want to work for our company?
      Why did you chose accounting?  
      Answer Question

  10.  

    Assistant Channel Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Collins, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OtterBox (Fort Collins, CO) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Had a phone screen with HR first, then a 30 minute phone interview with the hiring manager. Then a third round interview at the office which consisted first of a 30 minute interview with the hiring manager and one other person, then we moved to another room and had another 30 interview with two other people.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of experience do you have selling products through different channels?   Answer Question

  11. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OtterBox in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online through the company website and two weeks later received a call from the HR. Initial phone screen, asked questions about my skills and qualifications pertaining to the job. At the end of the phone interview, she said she thought I was a good fit for the job and will forward my resume to the hiring manager the same day. The HR gave me a positive review and told me she will forward my resume to XXXX hiring manager.

    Obviously when I got a positive response, I was expecting a call for the next round of interview. Then, I got a call informing, they have changed the position from Software Engineer to Associate Software Engineer with lower salary. I told her I still think it is a very good opportunity and am willing to go ahead with the interview process.

    But a week later, I got a system generated rejection email. I inquired about that and she rudely said that they were looking for other candidates that closely met the requirements.I inquired about this toother colleagues of mine and they said Otterbox is known to treat its employees and prospective candidates this way.

    I found the whole experience to be misleading and unplanned. How can they find other candidates when they did not even interview me?

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