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Canadian Solar Interview Questions

Updated 27 Oct, 2014
Updated 27 Oct, 2014
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    Manufacturing Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, ON
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Canadian Solar in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Nothing technical due to my background which really bothered me all the time

    Interview Questions
    • why would you take one of your previous job, which is completely inrelevant to you career path?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Production Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Canadian Solar.

    Interview Details

    The interview is fairly textbook. You walk in and talk with both the lead supervisor and someone from HR. The supervisor will ask you more about relevant experience while the HR will ask about things like working in groups and ethics related scenarios. Both individuals are friendly throughout and are willing to clarify what they are asking if the questions are a bit obscure.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Assurance Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Guelph, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Guelph, ON
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Canadian Solar in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    They followed the normal procedure for hiring

    Interview Questions
    • everything was according to the requisite position   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process is very basic. It's so vanilla it's not even worth mentioning how ridiculously easy it is to be hired there. They literally will take anyone willing to work for them, especially if you're good looking. Once you're employed there, they'll exploit the heck out of you and try to pay you peanuts for it.

    They'll gossip about your performance to co-workers and even make up stuff that isn't true to get your coworkers to dislike you and treat you poorly. Management will even go as far as telling your peers (in Chinese) how much they don't like you and they'll do it right in front of you. If you're smart and don't already know Chinese, learn it BEFORE going to work there so you know when they're talking negatively about you to your peers.

    Don't expect management to care about your issues because it's likely that management is the reason why you have a grievance to begin with. Management intentionally poisons the minds of the peer group. This is a strategy they use to create trust amongst the Chinese employees in the US. They create trust so they can use the Chinese speaking employees as spies for when they're living back in China. The C-levels only come to the US a few times a year to maintain their visa status; otherwise, they have key people in the office that they trust to filter information about other employees to them on a daily basis.

    They only employ a small group of US people so they can teach the Chinese employees how to do business in the US - and so they can better blend in with & learn the US culture. They call themselves "Canadian Solar", but they're straight up China. Several years ago, after defrauding investors, they used the money they stole to build a manufacturing plant in Canada. But until that point, they had one person who answered a dummy phone in Canada to make it look like they were a Canadian company. They were never a Canadian company. They use the Canadian name only because the CEO and his wife Hanbing Zhang went to college in Canada; otherwise, they're pure China.

    Negotiation Details
    Sadly, I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Questions about the solar industry. Was challenging, but I appreciated the challenges. Two people present- HR Manager and General Manager. I did my research, and good thing I did. Many questions about what I knew about the company and PV panels. I went through 3 interviews total. Also did a phone interview with the Global Director of Marketing.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you market solar panels to an installer, B2B?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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