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Old 02-09-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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If you were a department group interviewing a potential manager what questions would you ask? I have been looking all over the internet for some questions, but I think that people come up with better questions off the top of their heads. I realize every company is different, but I'm sure there are some general questions that could help me.

I have the biggest interview of my life so far tomorrow. I did not think I was ever going to hear from this company again and today I got a call at lunch to come in and be interviewed a 3rd time tomorrow.

It's going to be an interview with the entire Quality Assurance department of 5 people plus the director of manufacturing and the HR director.

It's a Quality Engineer Liaison position. I essentially coordinate between engineering, manufacturing and the the quality department. But I will represent the quality department.

I have never had this type of interview before and I'm pretty sure if I nail this I will have the biggest career advancement so far. I just am having a hard time imagining what could be asked.

Any ideas? What would you want to know?

Also, what questions would you like a manager to ask you? Or what assurances would you want from a new manager?


My real worry is I have to balance the needs of the people I would manage with the needs of the company so I have to watch and be really careful what I say.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:44 PM
 
Location: CA
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I usually ask them what their greatest criticism of the company is. And, I will sometimes ask them why they prefer this company over their previous one.

But those questions probably work better in one-on-one interviews.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:02 PM
 
Location: U.S. Pacific Northwest
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Describe for me a time when you had to "share" an employee, in a matrix-managed environment, and a difficult situation arose. You are in strong disagreement with the other manager's assessment. What happened, and what did you learn from the experience?
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Old 02-10-2016, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Well, had the interview. I felt like I bombed. After the interview, they still took me to the Quality Lab and and showed me some cool toys, I was there for 2 1/2 hours. I guess we will find out.

The questions were pretty rough and super specific.

I don't have a lot to go on all I know is I am so far the only person to make it to round 3. I highly doubt there will be a round 4 so I'll just sit and patiently wait.
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Old 02-11-2016, 08:50 PM
 
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Well, had the interview. I felt like I bombed. After the interview, they still took me to the Quality Lab and and showed me some cool toys, I was there for 2 1/2 hours. I guess we will find out.

The questions were pretty rough and super specific.

I don't have a lot to go on all I know is I am so far the only person to make it to round 3. I highly doubt there will be a round 4 so I'll just sit and patiently wait.
So... you're saying there's a chance!

Chin up and good luck amigo.

For the next person wandering into the thread with the same question. I always like hearing:

"What does it take to be successful in this position."

"How do you define excellent performance."
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Old 02-11-2016, 10:44 PM
 
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Though it's a bit late for the original question, in case anyone is interested, I don't ask hypothetical and gotcha type questions. I'm not there to play amateur psychologist so no "tell me how you would handle two coworkers getting amorous in the glass walled conference room" type questions because no one knows until they are in the situation. My questions tend to be more practical and useful about your knowledge and skills or if situational, about real situations that happen in the job on a routine basis. You know, the stuff you will actually be doing.
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