Supervisor Interview Questions

Supervisor Interview Questions

Employers are looking to hire supervisors that can effectively lead others in order to ensure the quality, production, and sale of their products. Be prepared to showcase your leadership and people management skills in planning projects, mentoring team members, and providing support. You may be asked to answer situational questions such as how you would take accountability for your subordinate's actions or help motivate a discouraged team member.

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Production Supervisor was asked...July 3, 2012

Tell me about a time when you had to make a decision without all the information you needed to make the decision. What was the decision and what was the outcome.

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I was asked how much lean and safety experience I had.

I would have to rely on personal experience and how to prepare for the unexpected. It is difficult to make a decision without all the information needed but history of how similar situations have played out will ensure a reasonable outcome. Less

I felt I wasted my time even interviewing with GE. I glad I took a different job at another company. Less

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The Ohio State University

Do you enjoy working with people and are you able to handle people in a problematic situation?

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Problematic, being large, noisy or difficult crowds. As Event Mgr. or Program Super one needs to be able to anticipate & prevent possible problems before they happen or even while they are happening! Less


Have you ever fired anyone

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Only after the employee has been advised verbally of the issue, written and documented of the corrections necessary with appropriate time to correct, and when it is absolutely the only remaining option. Less

Yes, only once

United Airlines

Describe a time you had to deal with a unproductive emplyee

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I asked the employee to meet me and we sat down and talked about his performance and asked how he saw his performance, employee said he was getting jobs below his level of experience and was bored. Suggested talking to his lead and to me when he found bored and in need of a higher experience level job assignment. I set him up with a timeline to work with his lead and as the timeline went by I checked on the employees progress with him and his lead. The productivity improved as the employee got jobs that challenged him/her and then sat one more time to let the employee know that he was doing well and that he should expect his productivity to be at this level along with him working with his lead to get jobs with higher level of experience. Less

Valero Energy

How would you handle the following situation: You and your supervisor are not agreeing on a path forward what would you do.

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I would try to compromise with the supervisor with out jeopardizing safety or cost. If this would not work I would try to discuss with another peer before proceeding to the next boss Less

I would try to compromise with the supervisor with out jeapordizing safety or cost if this would not work I would try to discuss with another peer before proceeding to the next boss Less

How to deal with staff out of control

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Straight forward application of procedures.

Global Cash Card

What are the most important skills of a leader?

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Patience, Humility and Ability to motivate.


What is instrumentation Amplifier (IA) and what are all the advantages?

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An instrumentation amplifier is differential op-amp circuit providing high input impedances with ease of gain adjustment by varying a single resistor Less


How would I plan to measure inventory turns and negotiate cost savings on purchases?

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Through rigorous analysis and computer models of projected outcomes

US Department of Veterans Affairs

If you had a suicidal patient, a code, and a call off, what would take priority.

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The suicidal patient because they need to be safe first, the code second because there are already nurses and doctors there, the call off third because you might not even need to replace the person. In fact they won't, they'll just mandate somebody to stay overtime. Less

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