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Updated Jan 15, 2015
Updated Jan 15, 2015
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    2015 Summer Engineering Nuclear Generation(Mechanical) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Duke Energy.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Application wasn't very difficult to complete. A few weeks later received an email about setting up a phone interview. Scheduled an interview time and received a phone call from a panel of three people. Very standard questions. They said the one phone call would be it and I would hear about a position between December 8th and 15th. A few days later, I unexpectedly received another phone call from a different panel of gentlemen who basically asked similar, but different, interview questions. This was a complete surprise...I had no idea there would be another phone interview. This second interview ended with another reminder that positions will be decided by December 15th at the latest. I heard nothing from them until January 15th, 2015, when they offered me a position. Needless to say, the interviews weren't very difficult, but it did seem the recruiting team wasn't very well organized.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you feel like you failed at something. What happened, why did you feel that way, and how did everything turn out in the end?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Transmission Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Duke Energy.

    Interview Details

    Talked to the Duke employees at a job fair and was asked to do a next day interview. The interview lasted about 30min and was the normal behavioral type of question. Five questions about a time I led a project, completed a project, had to deal with someone who was not contributing during a project, an instance where I had to communicate Ideas in a group when members were not understanding, and a question about what I would do if I went to do laundry and the washer was not working.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part was coming up with different examples for such similar questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much negotiating, the initial interview was for a CO-OP that I was unable to do but I showed interest in an internship and a offer for an internship was given a couple weeks later.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Duke Energy.

    Interview Details

    It was great! On the day of my interview, everyone I spoke and dealt with were extremely helpful and nice. I'm very excited to work for company and the fellow co-workers. The lunch was wonderful and I liked we had a chance to talk to young business professionals.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Nuclear Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Structured review by multiple people. Internship preferred. Your teamwork skill is more important than your knowledge. Show your good social skills during interview. Positive attitude will be an asset.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Duke Energy in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Upon entry, I was greeted by the hiring manager. Interview started with a powerpoint presentation on Duke Energy and an interview by the hiring manager. For the next 2 and half minutes, I was interviewed by the three different people in the financial department. The interview ended with lunch with two young employees of Duke Energy. All in all, the interview was 4 hours long.

    Interview Questions
    • What particular event/situation did you have to take control and use your leadership abilities?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    College Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Duke Energy.

    Interview Details

    They prefer to do in person interviews but my was a phone interview because I was out of town. They asked the standard interview questions like greatest strengths, weaknesses, why I chose electrical engineering.

    Interview Questions
    • A time you had a leadership position and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. Co-op rates are set at a corporate level.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Engineering Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Duke Energy in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Only one interview after submitting application. No specific technical test or questions. Questions were situational in nature to test project management experience. Examples include, how to respond if you witnessed a safety infraction or unethical behavior. First person examples were desired for each question. Was given call by hiring manager ten days later with offer.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle conflicting directions from two persons of authority?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not attempt negotiation, terms were acceptable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Production Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Duke Energy.

    Interview Details

    After a long, but not too difficult, test they will interview with the STAR format. A book of all questions to be asked is provided ahead of time. As long as you take the time ahead to prepare, there are no surprises and you can go into the interview feeling relaxed.

    Interview Questions
    • None really, you have all the time you need ahead to prepare a good answer.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Duke Energy.

    Interview Details

    Applied as a former college co-op. The interview was all behavior based questions. (Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult colleague etc). The questions were repetitive so be prepared to have multiple stories for similar questions. A lot of the questions were tell me about a time in a negative situation

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't prepared to share that many stories in which I dealt with a negative situation and made it positive   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to pursue another career field

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Manager, Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Duke Energy.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview twice and then a 1:1 interview by my director. Met other members of my team too. Asked both behavioral and situational interview questions. I thought the process was fair and it was comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing an experience person could not answer. Mostly behavioral and situational questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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