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DTE Energy Interview Questions

Updated Oct 2, 2014
Updated Oct 2, 2014
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    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 applied 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
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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
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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at DTE Energy.

    Interview Details

    No interview. Easy application. Hired because I knew someone in HR.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I did an internship there before - it was really boring, not applicable to my major. Easy money but no relevant work experience in my field.

    Declined Offer
  8.  

    Engineering Coop Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  9.  

    Engineering Co-Op Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  10.  

    Intern/Co-op Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at DTE Energy.

    Interview Details

    STAR format, look it up online. be very detailed in your answers making sure to cover each point of the STAR, especially the R, which is result. It consists of 5 questions, and the interview is usually just with one person. There's usually a question regarding when you used excel/access/some other tool for completing a task, some question about organization, some question about needing to get something from someone not responding I think? I don't remember them all exactly.

    So, for STAR format, as opposed to a "what would you do in this situation?" it's more like "name a time this situation occurred to you and what you did." So come prepared with a bunch of stories of experiences and things in your head and situations from previous jobs that could be easily modified to answer the specific question being asked.

    Interview Questions
    • The question about safety threw me off because I had only worked a food service job in high school before interviewing. It went something like: name a time when you noticed a safety issue and did something to correct it. STAR format response obviously   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    All student jobs are set with rates that apply to everyone. The way I understand it there is an engineering rate table and a non-engineering rate table. From there, the tables are broken by credit hours (or class standing, 4 different levels)
    Engineering rates go something like $12 for freshmen, $14 sophomore, $16 junior and $18 senior. Those could be +/- 50 cents or so, I don't recall the exact breakdown. I have no clue about the non-engineering rates.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Student Co-Op Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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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