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American Water Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2014

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Project Engineer Interview

Project Engineer
New Orleans, LA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at American Water in March 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online then was contacted by HR 3 days later. HR did a 30 min. interview then scheduled a phone interview with the project managers for the following week. All the questions were technical questions regarding construction management.

Interview Questions

  • If a contractor gives you an invoice, how would you verify the work vs the dollar amount?   Answer Question
  • How do you organize project documents and keep track of project costs?   Answer Question

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Administrative Assistant Interview

Administrative Assistant
Pensacola, FL

I applied online and interviewed at American Water.

Interview Details – Interviewed by two people, be prepared to recall upon past experiences.

Interview Question – How do you handle stress in the workplace?   Answer Question

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Project Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Voorhees, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at American Water in January 2014.

Interview Details – Was referred to the project manager support position through a recruiting company. The mgr was placed at the company and they referred me as a qualified candidate. I had a 30 -40 minute phone interview. The feedback I received was that I interviewed well but they were looking for someone with more SDLC experience. But this was not a (required) skill listed in the job description.

Interview Question – Questions asked were behavioral and project related; how do you control risks on a project; what were project documentations used in past projects; what is there that you would like to tell me about yourself that I do not know already regarding the position;   Answer Question

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Intermediate Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Lexington-Fayette, KY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at American Water.

Interview Details – Fair and reasonable questions.

Interview Question – None that I can recall.   Answer Question

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Paralegal Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Voorhees, NJ

I applied online and interviewed at American Water.

Interview Details – Was called by two in house recruiters and was told I would be contacted for an in person interview. I was never contacted. I called 4 or 5 times during a three month period to follow up and inquire as to what happened and never received a call back. Very disappointed after having spent at least an hour on the phone with the recruiter.

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Voorhees, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at American Water in August 2010.

Interview Details – I had an employee referral, but had to apply online in order to get an interview. The phone interview was pretty standard. Questions asked to describe project management processes and how you apply them to projects. The face to face interview was a 2 person panel. Mostly behavioral questions like; how did you correct a project that was behind schedule?

Interview Question – Has a project that you managed ever been cancelled? If so, explain why.   Answer Question

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Statistical Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at American Water in January 2011.

Interview Details – Starts off online, then if you pass that, the HR person conducts a preliminary phone interview then a 2nd phone interview then a 3rd interview with the hiring manager. Then a face to face group/panel interview with 2 HR team members, Hiring manager and any interested parties they deam appropriate to attend.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time you disagreed with your boss about a decision that impacted your specific work flow   View Answer
  • Tell me about a time you used your skills of influence to get the desired outcome you needed for the task you were doing   View Answer

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Administrative Position Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took a day - interviewed at American Water in February 2009.

Interview Details – Had Interview with HR first and then interviewed by 2 potential bosses.

Interview Question – Asked me a lot of questions about past work experiences   Answer Question

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Accounting Specialist Interview

Accounting Specialist

The process took a day - interviewed at American Water in October 2010.

Interview Details – had a prelist set of interview questions. Most of the questions were situational questions so be prepared to recall upon your experiences.

Interview Question – Can you tell me about a time you had a conflict/disagreement with a manager and how you handled it?   Answer Question

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Financial Analyst II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Water in July 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewed by phone regarding previous experience and education. They went with someone with more experience than I had.

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