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Systems Engineer I was asked...8 July 2012

Tell us about a situation where you have had to handle complex and changing situations

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Related previous job experience where a lot of things had to be juggled at once.

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The programming assignment - be prepared to write a short program that you normally use a standard library function to perform.

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What was the question asked ?

It is an easy programming assignment but your time is limited, your screen is shared, and the inclination towards nervousness makes it difficult to write your best code. Less

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What are your current roles and responsibilities?

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Just explained what my current role and responsibilities are.

Did you get official word that you didn't get the job or did you just not hear back? Less


No real questions, mostly extended descriptions of what the job entailed.

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Through questions like this, interviewers are mostly trying to test your skillset (and its relevance to the role) as robustly as possible, so be prepared for multiple offshoots and followups. It could be a useful exercise to do mocks with friends or colleagues in Honeywell to get a real sense of what the interview is actually like. Alternatively Prepfully has a ton of Honeywell Systems Engineer experts who provide mock interviews for a pretty reasonable amount. Less

I interjected how I thought I would fit in to that position based on the descriptions. Less


Most questions were geared towards why I wanted to work at Honeywell, if I would be willing to do various jobs, travel, etc. No behavioral questions - mainly get-to-know-you type things

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The questions seemed to be aimed at determining if I was someone they could train to do the job. Less

How many days they took to reach back you after phone interview ??


(I paraphrase) 'you talked about your experience documenting maintenance for future use in diagnosing issues with your maintenance program, could you give me an example of a time where you and your team actually used that documentation to troubleshoot a failure, and what steps you took to fix the issue?'

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My response was specific to my career but you could, I'm sure, think of how you would respond to such a question. Less

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Are you comfortable with the high (up to 75%) travel required for this position?

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I stated that I was used to travel from my previous work, thus I was okay with it. Less


What is it that we do here at MS&A?

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(Have a good sense of what department you're applying into)


Do you see yourself as a scientist or engineer?

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If you had to use one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

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"Planner." I elaborated with personal and professional examples. The follow up question was "what do you do when things don't go to plan?" I didn't have a specific example, but explained that unplanned events are quite common, and you simply must adjust. Less

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