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Volkswagen Group of America Interview Questions

Updated Nov 25, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (7)  

    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America (Herndon, VA).

    Interview

    The HR manger that I worked with was an amazing introduction to the company. She was very receptive, easy to get along with and constantly keeping in touch which I greatly appreciated.

    As others have said the entire process is much more laid back than other companies. I felt totally comfortable from the phone screen to the in person presentation.

    Started as a phone screen with HR reviewing experiences, background, expectations and organizational overview. That lead to a phone interview with a panel of managers (including the hiring manager) that consisted of mostly behavioral questions. That lead to an in person care study presentation with a 4 person panel. All expectations were extremely clear and communicated well in advance.

    They are very direct and will ask you the tough questions so be prepared and know your subject matter like the back of your hand.

    Offers took less than 24 business hours to be communicated for all interviews and final offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for VW?   Answer Question
    • What are we doing wrong? What would you suggest we fix?   Answer Question
    • Where do we have opportunity in the market and where could we invest resources to grow the business?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time that you had to persuade someone to do something.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (4)  

    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Herndon, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America (Herndon, VA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a staffing agency at first and then had a phone interview, I was brought in for an in-person interview and a panel interview a few weeks after that. The first phone interview and in-person interview went very well, but the panel interview was chaotic. In my three rounds of this group/panel interview, half of the people could not make it for various reasons. Some other people in the department had to fill in, and one was particularly harsh with me, even though I would not be working with her at all. I ended up repeating myself a lot since I was interviewing with fill-ins. I did my best to be optimistic in that interview and when I accepted the offer. That was a mistake on my part. I wish I took that interview as a warning. The office is shockingly disorganized, unfair in their treatment of contractors compared employees (especially when it comes to benefits), and is an overall stifling and hierarchical place to be in.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic behavioral questions, followed by "But you haven't done (very specific job duty I hadn't done and thought I covered in my original interview), right?"   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Launch Coordinator Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America (Auburn Hills, MI) in August 2011.

    Interview

    i had one interview that was facilitated by a internal contact. It was very easy and stress free. Know some history on the company though

    Interview Questions

    • name 7 models of cars produced by VW   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    salary was not negotable but you get a raise within the first year if you do well


  4.  

    Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America (Herndon, VA) in February 2018.

    Interview

    1 phone call and then onsite with 3 members of the team including hiring manager. Mostly management consulting case study questions about the industry on market entry and etc. Discussions with hiring manager is actually very interesting and challenging along the lines of "what should we do to be more profitable?" or "what should we change?"

    Overall, the actual interviews themselves were good. The recruiter was horrible, though. She is nice in person, but is atrocious in actually doing the recruiting... With scheduling, she told me she'll check availability for the team and then just scheduled calls without confirming. And then continuously said, "we'll have results by next week" each week until about a month later, a different recruiter when inquired told me within minutes that they decided not to move forward!

    Interview Questions

    • "Construct a cost of an autonomous vehicle"   Answer Question
    • "Should we get into product X or market Y", "what should we do to be more profitable?", "what should we change?"   Answer Question

  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America.

    Interview

    A fairly routine interview. There was a phone interview with the temp agency. Then I had the interview with 2 of the hiring managers, 1 of which ended up being my boss. The questions were very reasonable and what you would expect from any company. The questions change when you apply for a permanent position. When I started, everyone began as a temp then had to get hired on as a permanent employee.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker, what was the problem, how was it brought to your attention and how did you resolve it.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (4)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America.

    Interview

    Was asked to come in to interview on very short notice, which I was not expecting however I had a couple of days to prepare. Interview laid back and they made you feel comfortable. Questions were standard, mainly going over resume and current/previous roles. It seemed as if they wanted to see if I was the right fit for the position.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Standard interview.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (5)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America in September 2012.

    Interview

    Application is online; updates are visible in the talent portal.
    Asked to interview in Early September via phone. Offered position early November via phone. Position start date was January.
    I got a call to offer the position. They also inform you via email if you are not selected for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked questions about engine components such as valves, camshaft, and crankshaft.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America in April 2015.

    Interview

    Had a 20 minute phone conversation and that was it. However, after I got there, they revealed that they received a few resumes from HR and mine was the most impressive.. which surprised me.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    1. Resume screening
    2. Telephonic Interview
    3. Coding assignment - 7 day challenge
    4. Presentation of results

    The interview was very well structuresd, focussed entirely on analytical skills that would actually be relevant to the position.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you write a software to detect traffic lights   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation wasn't an option here


  11.  

    IT Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Volkswagen Group of America in October 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was very frustrating for what amounted to a mid-level position. There were 5 interviews before I told them I would not take further time off to interview again. Ultimately, I got the job but the bureaucratic interview was a great into to a very bureaucratic company.

    Interview Questions

    • No specific questions -it was a very normal interview   1 Answer

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