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    IUVP Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Summerville, SC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (Summerville, SC (US)) in December 2019.

    Interview

    Feeler questions from recruiter about my ample experience and qualifications (20 years in the same role), then a couple weeks later a very loose interview with only one of the two people who were scheduled to join the second interview. He was congenial and easy to talk to, he asked me to tell him about myself, but really asked nothing about my specific knowledge of the job requirements, and I thoroughly prepared for this interview to NAIL IT. Honestly, I felt the second interview was just mailed in by the interviewer, just going through the motions, so to speak. The director not bothering to attend this interview was a red flag. I never had a real chance because...see below.

    Interview Questions

    • Ultimately, the questions did not matter, this interview was not sincere in retrospect. Volvo already had their mind up to hire someone previously employed as a...wait for it...an intern vehicle porter! He is young and just finished his degree, so I can see the attraction to mold someone into their system at a lower cost than a pro like myself. But! This same person was then promoted from this position within 3 months, amazing?! So I saw the job opening, and applied again, and wasn't even contacted this time around, despite being given two interviews beforehand. I asked about the position to the recruiter, (who was kind enough to reply) but was told they already moved on with another internal candidate but to keep checking the careers site!!! Not sure that is worthy of my time, perhaps I was aiming too low. I could manage this division myself, despite the willingness to take a pay cut from my current job for this position. My main motivation was a change a scenery, in a warmer locale. I should have been a rock star in this position!   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (Sunnyvale, CA (US)) in April 2019.

    Interview

    It was smooth and quick. Hacker-rank challenge followed by a Code pair interview. Was offered the role 2 days after my interview was over. HR was quick and very helpful in the process.

    Interview Questions

    • String and Sorting Related question   1 Answer
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    Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ridgeville, SC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (Ridgeville, SC (US)) in December 2018.

    Interview

    Before any interview is scheduled the applicant must have taken a skills test and passed it according which position is being applied for. First there was a phone interview followed by a in person interview leading to an invitation to the pre hire training.

    Interview Questions

    • Who is responsible for safety?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (3)  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (Charleston, SC (US)).

    Interview

    Initial phone screening with recruiter, followed by another phone interview with managers and HR altogether, followed by an on-site interview with future boss and HR. During the phone interview, we basically went over my resume. A short and easy (easy if you are experienced) technical question or two were asked. During the on-site interview, the questions were mostly behavioral questions with the up-front question being, "we currently have xxx type of project on-going. How can you apply your experience and knowledge to help us deliver it successfully?" Compared to the other company's on-site interviews where I had to do back-to-back group/panel interviews for 4 - 5 hours in a row with tough technical questions continuously thrown at me, this interview with Volvo was easy and straightforward.

    Interview Questions

    • We currently have xxx type of project on-going. How can you apply your experience and knowledge to help us deliver it successfully?   Answer Question

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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Augusta, SC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (North Augusta, SC (US)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process I do know because of so many locals in my area getting interviewed from Volvo, I guess too, because I'm friends of similar people, the questions I do know are exactly the same;)

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have some experience in similar situations where SQN was used?   1 Answer
    • Can u travel out of the country?   1 Answer
    • Can u work any shift?   1 Answer
    • Do you have experience with air tools ?   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (2)  

    Maintenance Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (Charleston, SC (US)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    There was a phone interview, maintenance written test, hands on electrical and mechanical test. After this there was an in person interview lasting about 45 minutes. After chosen, I went through a pre-hire training to learn VMCS. It was a long process but it was worth it.

    Interview Questions

    • Would I ever work unsafe to finish a time on time?   4 Answers

  7. Helpful (13)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (Charleston, SC (US)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    On-line job application, recruiter discussion, telephone interview with hiring manager, on-site interview with two managers and two HR representatives. Extremely long and frustrating process. Constant follow up with recruiter on status. Applied for a few roles and the process was similar, and I know of a few other people who had the same experience. Lack of consideration for candidates and leave them hanging for long periods of time after interviews. Given tips to be energetic in interviews; however interviewers were very quiet and did not ask a lot of questions. Felt like it was just a check the box interview when another candidate was already in mind.

    Interview Questions

    • They did not ask any serious or difficult questions in interview. I was only asked about 4 questions total in an interview lasting 1 1/2 hours. HR person asked a few ?s.   1 Answer
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gothenburg (Sweden)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Volvo Cars (Gothenburg (Sweden)).

    Interview

    Interview, logical test and hire if good fit. Focus on how your work in the team, how you overcome stress and pressure, can you handle high workload. They might ask you about last year and quarter financial result of the company, be prepared and learn their corporate values as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Volvo? Why automotive? Describe the situation where you solve the problem? What is your biggest drawbacks? where you see yourself in 5 years from now?   Answer Question

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    Thesis Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Volvo Cars.

    Interview

    two rounds, first is with HR, just go through question based on my CV and job's description; another is with manager, and questions are about my proposal about this job, planning, time schedule, etc...

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  10.  

    Analysis Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Easy interview.
    Normal questions, no technical question were asked.
    Managers was very nice, made me comfortable during the interview.
    I had good experience with the interview. Finally I got the job. they check your interest and personality.You should be ready to learn new stuffs.

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