DTE Energy Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Updated Jul 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Safety/IH Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very straight forward process using S.T.A.R behaviorial questions. They wanted to know what actions you took as an individual in certain situations regarding work related matters. As you are explaining your experience, the interviewers are writing down your response, there is little eye contact during this process.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever gone against procedure, in order to meet a deadline?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Co-Op/Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at DTE Energy.

    Interview Details

    Used the S.T.A.R. interviewing system, which stands for situation or task action you took, and results you acheived. Interview was very systematic with the interviewer constantly taking notes and showing no inclination of whether your answer was acceptable most of the time.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you used technical knowledge to solve a problem.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given an un-negotiable offer and accepted, as Co-Ops are payed based upon their current standing in college (Junior, Senior, etc) and the pay rate is non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Student Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at DTE Energy in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    They do an initial phone screening to make sure you are a current student in the area you applied for. After will call to set up an interview and will email you confirmation with additional information on the STAR process. Must answer all of the questions in the Situation, Action, Result format otherwise cannot use that answer for whatever compentency they are looking at. Co-Op interview was easy for me but once you apply for a permenant position the process gets a little more difficult because the questions are much harder. After you get an offer you have to fill out another employment application so they can do a background check on you. You also must give W2's or pay stubs for all of your former employment positions that was mentnioned on your application. One my first day I wasn't given any information by the recruiter on where to go or when to show up. I even contacted him several times. I've heard this is a normal situation at DTE Energy.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you had to work collaboratly on a project with a team. What was the outcome and how did you manage it?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Plant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bakersfield, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 months - interviewed at DTE Energy in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter looking for experienced external candidates, who sold me on the career advancement potential associated with the opportunity after several conversations. The developing interest generated a telephone screening interview, followed by an on site interview. A month later, an additional interview occurred at the home office, followed by an additional telephone interview with the partners. Time from initial contact to start date was five months.

    Interview Questions
    • During every interview, there were questions around my willingness to leave my current employer after a short time in order to take a new opportunity.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Engineering Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at DTE Energy in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was an easy interview. Very general questions.

    Interview Questions
    • I guess one of the hardest and trickiest question is always something like this: Why did you made quit working in your previous job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I have none negotiation phase. The rate for co-ops are set.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Summer Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at DTE Energy in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Knew a current manager through playing sports. Talked to him about being an intern at the company and he had me forward him my resume and had me fill out the online application.
    Heard from HR a few weeks later and the just asked basic interview questions and then called me back a week later with an offer. Had to do a hair drug test and upon passing I was set up with my orientation date.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you explain [insert something from your resume here].   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations. Just given an offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The STAR method is used.

    Interview Questions
    • giving examples for question like "tell me a time when things didn't go your way"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at DTE Energy.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview but the interview process should be the same regardless of where the interview is located. The interviewers asked five questions which I had to answer using the STAR method, which stands for Situation/Task, Action, Result. These questions are very open ended which may cause you to pause for awhile on a few of them, especially if you are not prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • Answering using the STAR method, what was the the a technical problem you had either in school or at work and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at DTE Energy in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was the STAR based interview so everything was behavioral and how you act in situations. My interview personally was a phone interview and was one on one but I heard from other co-op students it was a group. I had to meet once in Detroit before they decided to hire me and it was the manager at the branch I resided.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situation where you were leading and one of your teammates didn't show interest and was planning on leaving the class   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    For my amount of experience their was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at DTE Energy in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two weeks after applying online I received all call offering an interview for the following week. Around two weeks after my interview I received a call offering me the position, was a lot quicker than expected, in the interview they said it could take around 6 weeks. They really followed the STAR interview method and were writing down notes the whole interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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