Aggreko Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Logistics Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Aggreko.
Interview Details It took me two weeks in Hiring process and lots of Group/Panel Interviews...I interviewed with group of logistics employees as well as the hiring manager, Area Manager...Phone interviews, 1-1 and group and panel interviews...back ground check to drug test.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Aggreko, Where do you see in the next 5 years, why do we hire you, how do you overcome your job or personal life obstacles and what were the outcomes, do you prefer working in a team or independently (trick Question)...you want to answer this very carefully....Aggreko is really big about Team work. They also ask a lot of Behavioral questions to see if candidate is the right fit for the team. View Answer
Negotiation Details – None
Sales Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Aggreko.
Interview Details Personality Test, interviews with Sales Manager, their Manager and HR.
Interview Question – The old tell me about your biggest weakness Catch 22 Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate on salary by 10%. Everything else about the offer I really liked. The negotiations were very amicable and fair.
Technician III Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Aggreko in January 2010.
Interview Details Initial communication from US - set up interview time, location, meeting with.. etc. Mostly technical questions to verify ability to diagnose equipment malfunction and find possible cause. Meeting with team - testing ability to communicate with different audience simultaneously.
Interview Question – Question about my ability to train people. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Wage
Graduate Electrical Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Aggreko
Interview Details Friendly and focused on hard skills. They took me on a tour of the facilities before a sit-down interview. The questions were based primarily around my CV and areas of interest, the interviewer focussed a lot on particular classes I had taken at university and quizzed me on how they were relevant to the job applied for.
Interview Question – What would you like to ask us (they had already gone through all the questions I could think of!) Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
N/A Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through another source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Aggreko in January 2011.
Interview Details sourced, initial phone pree screen , one on one, and final interview with President.
Interview Question – challenges working with International groups, ex-pats, and expediting visas. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Simple and fair
Sales Representative II/Market Development Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 months - interviewed at Aggreko in July 2011.
Interview Details A fractured disorganized process at best, I am not sure that these people know what they are doing.
After an initial contact from their recruiter I didn't hear from them again in over 6 weeks
After a speaking with two different in-house recruiters I moved to a phone interview with the hiring manager, then to a face to face with the hiring manager and finally an face to face with the hiring manager his regional manager. At each interview I was literally only given a very short time, sometimes only hours to make it to the interview including one out of town trip.
These people clearly don't have any respect for a person's time and expect you to be at their beck and call and be ready to scramble at their whim..regardless of your current situation (fully employed. They dug and dug for industry insights, which I had no problem sharing with them, but they also wanted me to give them direct contacts and phone numbers, which I would not commit to, since I sensed that they only wanted names and companies and once they had them I wouldn't be so interesting to them.
Interview Question – Why should I hire you from all of the candidates available for this job? View Answer
Field Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Aggreko in October 2008.
Interview Details Applied on line. Got an email scheduling a telephone interview.Was interviewed in February.Got a call in October..these guys sure know how to take their time. Passed the Interview.Set up 4 an on-site interview.was flown to a site and taken through a filed tour, answered a couple of questions.Waiting for a call.