HDR Interview Questions

Updated Aug 4, 2015
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    Transportation Engineer In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HDR (Pittsburgh, PA).

    Interview

    I was contacted by the vice president directly and asked to go their for the interview two days later. The interview process lasted about 30 mins, they asked me the question about my projects, course experiences and what do I know about their company. They said they will inform me after couple of weeks and I still haven't got the offer right now

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    Transit Engineer EIT Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HDR (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with three transit engineers. The interview went well. There were no tough questions. The interview went for around 30 minutes. The position was an Entry level in Seattle.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about your projects and your qualifications   Answer Question
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    Architectural Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HDR (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Interview consisted of two friendly employees asking many questions about my interest in the firm and future plans. They discussed the many great benefits that are geared to help employees gain licensure. The benefits sound amazing, with great 401k match and access to many departments which help employees gain experience in many areas. Employees can select the area based on their requirements for IDP, making the learning process geared towards obtaining a license.

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    Structural Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at HDR (Austin, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and then I got an unexpected phone interview while i was eating lunch. I was caught off guard. That call came about a week after the online application.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Billings, MT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at HDR (Billings, MT) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied to a Substation Design Internship, but was called to interview for a Power Transmission Internship. Good interview experience, but I accepted a higher paying internship elsewhere, doing work I am more interested in. I applied to a Substation Intern position with HDR a few weeks before our University Recruitment Fair. I then spoke to them at the Fair, and really had the opportunity to present myself there. During that time I gave them my pitch, told them about my career goals, and explained my interest. After that we just talked for a while about the company and open summer opportunities. They contacted me about a week later and they asked me to come down to the office for an interview in their power transmission group- even reimbursed my travel expenses (about 150 miles each way). At the interview, I met with about 4 people in the Transmission department, and one HR manager. It was very conversational. They spoke largely about the company, benefits, and highlights of the work, and asked me very few questions. They took me on a tour through the Transmisson department, introduced me to several employees and showed me one of the projects they are currently working on. They were very friendly. Overall a positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me if I was more interested with the Technical aspect of the work, or management aspect. It sounded like they have good opportunity for career development.   Answer Question
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    Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HDR (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by an HR representative by phone a week later to setup an interview and fill out some additional forms online. During the phone call I was also asked some basic questions about my goals and why I wanted to work at the company. About two weeks after the interview I was contacted by the HR representative with an update on the position. The total process took about 4 weeks.

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    • The interview consisted of questions about the tasks at my previous job and education. I was also asked about why I wanted to leave my current employer.   Answer Question
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    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HDR (Newark, NJ) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Relatively easy interview. Very laid back. Talked to two people, one of which was an electrical engineer. Asked me about my projects and to explain them. Also asked about my coursework. They were very quick to call me back.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at HDR.

    Interview

    I applied online and the HR emailed me asking when I would be available for a phone interview. Two people spoke to me over the phone - a general HR and a technical HR. It was a 25 minute interview. They were very friendly and put me at ease. Questions were the usual - what do you know about us?, tell us about your masters and few questions about my projects and internships.

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    Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HDR.

    Interview

    I applied online the HR called me in 3 days to set an appointment for phone interview.I had an interview on phone with of company hiring managers and engineer. They were really friendly and repeat their questions for me .

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HDR in November 2014.

    Interview

    November 2014 - Went in for 2 interviews -- one with Hiring Manager and one with Hiring Manager and the department(Public Involvement) and everything seemed likely that I would get the position. After a week, I received a call that I did not get the position because I was 'too overqualified' and then mentioned that they could create a position for me but it would be in Minneapolis, MN. I told them that I was interested and they said they would get back to me. I waited after Thanksgiving break and followed up and the hiring manager still said that the position has yet to be created and that she would get back to me the next year (2015) and follow up with me. I responded that this sounded good and was just trying to be patient with this whole process, especially when the hiring manager apologized for this process not moving faster. I emailed the hiring manager Jan. 5th and when I didn't hear back from her by Jan. 7th, I called and actually spoke to her. She told me that there hasn't been anything new regarding the opportunity and that she would get a ahold of me if anything changes. So, to sum it up, I didn't get offered initial position because I was over qualified and they offered me a position (that hasn't been created) in another city and they have not been doing anything since the middle of November. It's now January 7th of 2015. Furthermore, this company has always interested me and I wanted to hold out for the opportunity to work with them but to be treated like this I am very discouraged and disappointed.

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    • The hiring manager and team look at your resume and experience thoroughly and ask about your experience and give the chance for you to ask them questions as well. Pretty relaxed.   Answer Question
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