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Anonymous Interview Candidate
I interviewed at Schwing America
I really liked the company, and I really liked the hiring manager. The technology is massive and very interesting. There are lots of opportunities to grow as an engineer here.
- What's your background in FEA?
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ban Phone Savang
I applied online. I interviewed at Schwing America (Ban Phone Savang) in Oct 2021
First interview with HR went well. Second interview was scheduled with the hiring manager for 9am on the following Tuesday morning. Nobody called. After 15 minutes I left a voicemail with the HR representative I previously spoke to. No return call ever given. Ghosted.
- Pretty standard questions for a first interview with HR. Don’t remember any specifics.
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Schwing America (Saint Paul, MN) in Sep 2021
The interviewer showed up to the meeting (via teams) 10 minutes late and said they were not going to turn their camera on. They then proceeded to inform me that the position that I was applying for did not exist, and that the position was actually for a mechanical design engineering position. I had been in contact with the company for nearly a week and this was never mentioned until the interview started. Unprofessional and a rude waste of my time. When I went to verify that the posting was infact for the product engineering position I confirmed on both the corporate website and job board websites that it still lists the position as a product engineering position. I will not continue the application processes with this company as they have demonstrated they have no interest in the employees time.
- Basic questions about prior work experience and CAD experience. However in reference to what I stated before the questions were not inline with the posted position as it did not exist. Meaning, all the prep work that I had done prior to the meeting was useless for the actual position.
Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Schwing America
The first interview was great. HR representative is really nice and easy to talk to. Second interview was about 1 hour long and 80% behavioral questions where they asked for specific examples. They each had a sheet of HR provided questions they picked from. The first 10 minutes or so was asking about my work experience and why I want to work at Schwing. I was able to bring up a few contributions I made to my own company but they barely asked any questions about my previous experience. They basically had set qualities in mind that they were looking for and asking these questions was supposed to show them that I either possessed those or I didn't. They must have asked me 20 specific situation behavioral questions. I was not prepared to give 20 specific examples. The examples I had planned did not really relate to the types of questions they asked. I tried to explain how I would handle those types of situations but that was not good enough. I could easily have made up 20 stories about how amazing I was but I am an honest and ethical person and I don't lie. I'm sure if they gave me a few days I could think of 5-10 specific examples for them. It did not seem like they were prepared for my interview either. The manager asked me if I had experience with SolidEdge when my resume clearly stated I had SolidWorks and NX experience. He asked if I had experience with Feature Design, not a clue what that is either, not sure if I do or not but I am sure if I did I would not be calling it Feature Design. They were so desperate to get a good specific example out of me that they did not get useful information out of me and therefore the wrong impression of my engineering skills. My feedback had to do with how I did not have the same sense of humor, how since my dad fixed my car for me growing up I did not like to get my hands dirty and had no mechanical aptitude, and how me telling them about how I like to remodel my house and do "DIY" projects that also means I don't get my hands dirty. They have obviously not renovated a house before.
- Tell me about a time where you took something apart and couldn't get it back together again.
- Tell me a time you didn't get along with someone and how you resolved it.
- What motivates you?
- When you were really busy, how did you handle a co-worker coming up to you for something they needed?
- Tell me a time when your idea failed and how you reacted.