That is a very good question. I don't have an answer, can we come back to this one at the end? Once we came back to it I answered with having to decide whether to schedule weekend O.T. by 7am Thursday when much more relevant information typically comes in between 7:30am Thursday to close of business Fridays.
When I don't have all the information I need to make a decision, I try to pool my resources and gather information. Do some research, ask other employees, so that I can be as educated as possible going into the decision. Then I trust my leadership skills and if the outcome is not as expected, I would try to make further decisions that could help the situation.
I was asked how much lean and safety experience I had.
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I told the production Manager I had 15 years of lean and over 20 years experience with safety. I ask him the same questions. He said 3 years and told me I didn't have enough experience within both areas.
I felt I wasted my time even interviewing with GE. I glad I took a different job at another company.
I wouldn’t take a decision with out all the information, I rather wait and gather all information posible before making a final decision
This person was also the plant manager. I was asked to find a solution to a technical problem that exhibited in a particular area of their current processes. There was not any practical resolution from the technology options, so I needed him to amend the process, just slightly. I presented the problem to him in a meeting with all stakeholders attending. I then confirmed the obstacles to the technology, and offered the specific catch in the process. He immediately asserted that the most logical solution was to amend the process is the manner I needed. All agreed, and he got to be the wise voice of reason and top decision maker. Everyone was happy.
Comment: Remember the STAR approach to the interview questions (Situation, Task, Action, and Result)
I hate to hear "It's not my job." very impatient person when I hear this people should care about their job as they do their family.
I assume the leadership role when it's not designated to me because I am interest in taking on responsibility.
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I tend to explain to much beyond what is needed/required.
The "What is your biggest weakness?" question is a stock question in the interview processes. Generally speaking, when noting a weakness it should be a small, nominal item and relevant to the workplace. Certainly, be honest, as it could come back to you later in your career. For example, if you note being too talkative as your weakness, but hardly say a word once you have landed the job or during the interview, it could impact your credibility. Most importantly, when you're provided the opportunity to answer this question, be confident and try to make a professional, memorable impression to set yourself apart from the other candidates, because that's really what it's all about.
For an interview for a computational sciences group where there are many challenging problems in optimization, convergence, algorithm design etc. I thought this was a rather silly question and hardly pertinent to what it takes to solve hard problems.
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