Alstom grid - Power Electronics Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Power Electronics Engineer

    4.1429/5 | Interview date: July 2015 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Engineering

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    My initial skype interview was with a representative from a company chosen to undertake the graduate recruitment on behalf of Alstom. This was an initial short interview and it lasted 20 to 30 minutes. I was asked about my background (degree, grade, projects etc) and there were some more general questions like "Describe your strengths". I was also given a 2 minute time to explain why I am suitable for this job. This video was recorded and sent to the company to assess.
    After I successfully passed this stage I was invited to the company for a face to face interview which lasted one hour and a half. I was also asked to do a 10 minute presentation on a topic that I was given after the skype interview.

    Most difficult question

    Being a perfectionist, how do you cope with strict deadlines when there is not adequate time to make everything perfect?
    Part of the job requires making reports and generally paper work. How do you cope with this part of the job that is generally the most boring?

    Interview tips

    It is important to do your best in the tests (numerical etc) because they are part of the assessment. The interviews are of course very important but if there are many applicants, it is important to be successful in this step as well.
    The interviewers were relaxed and friendly and they wanted to know about my background to see if I would be a good fit for the company. So there is no reason to stress about the interview because it is mostly a casual conversation even though there are certain questions that you are required to answer.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    There was not an assessment center. During the second interview with the company I was asked to make a presentation on a topic that I was given prior to the interview.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

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