If you are looking for a job with Chrysler, you should prepare yourself for the long haul. Applicants on Glassdoor.com have reported that the process can take as long as several months. Chrysler hires a variety of professional positions, including engineers, interactive managers, interns, talent managers and demand planners.
When you are interviewing for a professional position with Chrysler, the process can take several months or longer. The first interview is generally a phone screening where you are asked to verify your resume and background information, along with skills that are relevant to the position your are seeking. Some applicants on Glassdoor.com have reported a second interview over Skype, while others report the next interview progressing straight to a face-to-face interview. The in-person interview is generally conducted with two hiring managers who ask basic, formal interview questions.
According to accounts on Glassdoor.com, the questions asked in a Chrysler interview are fairly typical. You may be asked to share information about yourself or skills you have acquired related to your position. You may be asked how you handled a challenging situation at work or to list your greatest weaknesses. Applicants report that the interviews may follow the STAR method, which stands for Situation, Task, Action and Result. Generally, these behavioral-based interview techniques involve describing a specific situation you encountered, your goal in that situation, the actions you took and the result.
Leadership Development Program
Chrysler has a specialized leadership development program that involves two years of training and work opportunities with worldwide business leaders. This program is not for entry-level employees. If you apply for this program, Chrysler's website states that you'll need either an MBA or business degree with at least a 3.2 GPA and two to six years of professional work experience. You will also need to be able to share concrete examples of leadership experience that you've had. According to applicants on Glassdoor.com, the interview process involves an introductory phone screening, followed by a series of written questions regarding job functions and personal experiences, a Skype interview that goes over your resume and your interests, and a face-to-face interview.
Assembly Line Process
Assembly line jobs involve a slightly different process than professional jobs. While applications for professional jobs can be found on Chrysler's website all year round, assembly line jobs are only available for a short period of time, according to an article published by HispanicBusiness.com. For example, Hispanic Business.com reported that in August 2012, Chrysler only had online applications for hourly assembly hires for its Toledo Assembly Complex available for 36 hours before its quota was full. Chrysler makes the decisions for these applicants, but hired applicants are represented by the United Auto Workers union, according to the Hispanic Business article.
With features published by media such as Business Week and Fox News, Stephanie Dube Dwilson is an accomplished writer with a law degree and a master's in science and technology journalism. She has written for law firms, public relations and marketing agencies, science and technology websites, and business magazines.