angle-down MockQuestions MockQuestions
Sign in
Behavioral
Common
Competency
Leadership
Management
Problem Solving
Scenario Based
Teamwork
Telephone
Tough
View all Topics
Careers
Companies
Upgrade
Close

A123 Systems Interview Questions

33 A123 Systems Interview Questions
Question 1 of 33
At A123 Systems our equipment standards are highly regulated. Do you consider yourself meticulous and detail-oriented?
How to Answer
Equipment standards should be high so be sure to address with the interviewer how important the small details are to you. The interviewer would like to be assured that you have a keen interest in the details. Give an example of a time when your attention to detail saved the company from an expensive error or a safety issue.

Answer Example
"After researching A123 Systems, Inc. I could see that your organization has a keen eye for the details. I, too, am a detail-oriented person. Two months ago, during our quarterly audit, I noticed a couple of discrepancies that ended up saving my company $45,000. My supervisor was very thankful for my keen eye and ended up making me the inventory lead for future audits."
Answer Example
"I do consider myself meticulous and detail-oriented. In this industry, attention to detail is a matter of safety. Also, mistakes are expensive. In my last performance review, my supervisor commended my efforts when it comes to precision in my work."
Next Interview Question
Get More Interview Practice
Pick your topic
Ask the Interviewer
Questions you may consider asking the interviewer, about ...
Behavioral
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and whi...
Common Interview Questions
There are some questions that employers ask at almost eve...
Leadership
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; ...
Telephone
Most interviews start with a telephone interview. Hiring ...
Tough
Everyone struggles with tough interview questions. Learn ...
View more topics
Question 2 of 33
We put the safety of our employees first at A123 Systems which includes extensive safety training for our new hires. Walk me through your current safety training and safety related education.
Professional Answers Preview
How to Answer
Your safety-related training may or may not be listed on your resume. Either way, be prepared to discuss your training in greater detail. This includes any coursework, certifications, or informal on-the-job learning. Perhaps you have also led a safety course or trained new employees on safety protocols.

If you have particular safety tickets or certifications, you can bring those with you to the interview. There is a good chance that A123 Systems, Inc. will want a scan for your employee file.

Be sure to acknowledge the safety standards at A123 Systems, Inc. as well.

Answer Example
"I am formally trained in Fall Arrest, WHMIS as well as Confined Space. I have been an ESTS trainer as well. In addition to this experience, I have many hours of on-site safety training in my previous roles. I brought my current documents with me if you would like to make a copy. I am confident that my level of effort when it comes to safety will meet your high expectations at A123 Systems, Inc.."
Answer Example
"Because I am newer to the industry, I have not completed a lot of related training. I am CPR, and First Aid certified. Could you tell me which safety training you would like to see me complete? I would be happy to get a head start."
More professional answers available after the upgrade
Upgrade
Question 3 of 33
At A123 Systems we offer a range of equipment and services. How familiar are you with our business?
Professional Answers Preview
How to Answer
It is essential that you research A123 Systems, Inc. before you go into your interview so that you have a firm understanding of the range of equipment and services offered, as well as their business strategy.

You should have a strong idea of the company vision as well as their most recent wins. All of this information can be found on the A123 Systems, Inc. website by reviewing their 'news' or 'about us' sections. Google search for any recent blog posts, press releases, etc.

Answer Example
"I have read up on A123 Systems, Inc. quite extensively since being invited to interview with you. From my understanding, the bulk of your business comes from A, and B. I read the press release posted on your blog last month and see that you are opening a new location in XYZ. Congratulations on that growth! I am very excited to join an organization as successful and progressive as yours."
Answer Example
"I've had an eye on A123 Systems, Inc. for quite some time and have worked for one of your competitors in the past. I am familiar with your product line and do know that your best selling equipment includes A, and B. Is there anything in particular that you would like to share with me about A123 Systems, Inc., today?"
More professional answers available after the upgrade
Upgrade
Question 4 of 33
The electrical equipment industry is vast. What area do you consider your specialty and why will your specialty help us at A123 Systems?
Professional Answers Preview
How to Answer
If you have a particular strength in your skills toolbox, then this is a great time to highlight those. It can be tough to brag about your skills, but the way you answer this question will likely be what sets you apart from the other candidates interviewing for this position.

If A123 Systems, Inc. highlights any particular skills in their job posting/job description, it is a great idea to draw on those keywords as a reference when you are answering this question.

Answer Example
"I have approximately 12 years experience in the electrical equipment industry with 6 of those years being on equipment nearly identical to what you have in place at A123 Systems, Inc.. In your job posting you requested candidates with exposure to A, B, and C. In my current role I am considered the subject matter expert with A, and C. My understanding of B can be classified as an intermediate level. If hired, my training time would be minimal compared to someone with less comprehensive experience within A, B, and C."
Answer Example
"I consider my specialty to be in A, and B. With that said, I do have a wide range of knowledge in other electrical equipment and services. Is there a particular specialty that you are hoping to highlight in your next hire?"
More professional answers available after the upgrade
Upgrade
Question 5 of 33
We have a few local competitors at A123 Systems. In your opinion, what makes us stand out from the rest?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 6 of 33
We have a variety of career paths available at A123 Systems. What kind of growth would you like to see here?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 7 of 33
Do you have any post-secondary education directly related to what we do here at A123 Systems?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 8 of 33
At A123 Systems we put a lot of emphasis on product knowledge. List the equipment you have the most exposure to and strongest knowledge of.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 9 of 33
At A123 Systems we like to hire those who are natural leaders. When have you taken on a leadership task in the workplace without being asked?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 10 of 33
At A123 Systems we strive to be the best in our industry. What do you think we could improve on?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers

Related Career Interviews

Electrician
Electricians specialize in performing the full suite of electrical-related tasks from installing and testing to maintaining and repairing electrical fixtures, wiring, and equipment. During their work day, ...
Lineman
Linemen are responsible for installing, inspecting and maintaining electrical or power lines. They work in a wide range of industries, from telecom and construction to software and aerospace. As part of ...
Electrical Technician
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic ...
Electrical Technician
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians help engineers design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigational equipment, and other electrical and electronic ...
Electrical Inspector
Electrical Inspectors are responsible for checking the electrical components in different types of constructions, from residential homes and smaller outhouses to large commercial buildings and factories. ...
Electrical Engineer
Electrical engineers are responsible for designing, developing and testing electrical systems and their components. As part of their tasks, electrical engineers conduct research programs, study customer ...
View More Careers
Question 11 of 33
Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 12 of 33
When have you had to adapt your workload due to increasing demand from your supervisors?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 13 of 33
Tell me about a time when you had to analyze information and make a recommendation.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 14 of 33
Have you progressed in your career as you have expected?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 15 of 33
Why are you the best candidate for us?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 16 of 33
How would you describe your written communication skills?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 17 of 33
Considering your background is in an industry different from ours, what skills and characteristics do you have that qualify you for this position in the electrical equipment industry?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 18 of 33
How did your job change over the years you worked there?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 19 of 33
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 20 of 33
How many days were you absent from work last year?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 21 of 33
Do you have experience in corrective discipline and terminations?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 22 of 33
Have you ever been advised by a fellow employee or supervisor to lie about a situation? How did you handle this ethical dilemma?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 23 of 33
What kind of people do you enjoy working with?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 24 of 33
What do you see as the most difficult task in being a manager?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 25 of 33
What is your personal mission statement?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 26 of 33
When change occurs in the workplace, it can create new problems. Do you see these as an inconvenience or as opportunities to learn?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 27 of 33
Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 28 of 33
What are your salary expectations?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 29 of 33
Tell me about a time you handled an incredibly difficult client. How did you come to a resolution with this person?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 30 of 33
Are you applying for any other jobs?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 31 of 33
Tell me about one of the most rewarding experiences you had working on a team.
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 32 of 33
If you were the successful candidate, how much notice would you require to give your current employer?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers
Question 33 of 33
What is your greatest weakness?
Professional Answers
Want to see the answers?
Upgrade
Upgrade to view Answers

About Our Interview Questions

Our interview questions are created by writers, almost all of which, have a long history of recruiting and interviewing candidates. They do not necessarily have experience interviewing or working with companies, careers, or schools, in which they may write for on MockQuestions.com. We do, however, strive to match their background and expertise with the appropriate question sets found on our website.

Our careers, companies, industries, and schools may have duplicate interview questions and answers found elsewhere on our website. Specifically, our companies and our graduate school interviews. For these two, we use the industry in which we believe the company most well-represents and the graduate programs, as the basis for the interview questions and answers that generate for each company or school.

The intent of MockQuestions.com is for our users to build confidence for their job interview, by using our thousands of interview questions and answers as they practice and prepare for their interview. We believe, most of our visitors can become more likely to succeed in their job interview with hard-work and practice. We believe, the key to success is for our users to rehearse with our interview questions while using our answer examples as an idea generator for their own interview answers. We strongly want to discourage users from memorizing our answer examples. That is not the purpose of our website.

About A123 Systems, Inc.

A123 Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and sells rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and battery systems, and provides research and development services to government agencies and commercial customers. In the transportation industry market, the Company works with global automotive manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers to develop batteries and battery systems for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles, (EVs). The Company?s cylindrical batteries are available for use in automotive and heavy duty vehicles. Its product offerings include batteries in a number of sizes and forms, as well as packaged modules and fully-tested battery systems. The platform for battery and battery system development is the Company?s Nanophosphate material. The Company?s energy solutions group offers a range of packaged systems, as well as sub-module building blocks for battery system development.

Print all A123 Systems, Inc. Interview Questions