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DTE Energy Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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Co-Op/Interview Interview

Co-Op/Interview
Detroit, MI

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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.

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Average Interview

Student Co-Op Interview

Student Co-Op
Detroit, MI

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Plant Manager Interview

Plant Manager
Bakersfield, CA

I applied through a recruiter and 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 Question – 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

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Easy Interview

Engineering Coop Interview

Engineering Coop

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

Interview Details – It was an easy interview. Very general questions.

Interview Question – 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.

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Summer Student Interview

Summer Student
Detroit, MI

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Can you explain [insert something from your resume here].   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiations. Just given an offer.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Engineer Interview

Engineer

Interviewed at DTE Energy

Interview Details – The STAR method is used.

Interview Question – giving examples for question like "tell me a time when things didn't go your way"   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

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Average Interview

Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op
Detroit, MI

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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

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Engineering Co-Op Interview

Engineering Co-Op
Detroit, MI

I applied online and 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 Question – How do you handle difficult people?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DTE Energy.

Interview Details – Phone interview at first, and they kept in good contact throughout the process. My resume was selected and I went on site and interviewed with who ended up being my supervisor. I was given a clear description of my duties.

Interview Question – What is one weakness and when was it shown?   Answer Question

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