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Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014
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    Senior CAD Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    Referrals are very nice to have here and they are given a lot of weight. HDR employees get a link from a job posting and can e-mail that to you. They can get a referral bonus for doing this. 1. Submit contact and work history information through website. 2. Phone interview. 3. In person interview, maybe twice. 4. Offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult project you worked on. I had no trick questions or brain games to answer. Straight forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was over e-mail. Then they sent an offer letter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Architectural Coordinator II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Started with an internship that i was offered due to my mentor being the principle at the firm. I did not follow the traditional approach. But the interview process is usually an interview at the office where you meet the team you will be working with and followed by a tour of the office.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated a signing bonus after asking for more pay offered me a signing bonus instead
    Accepted Offer
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    Process began with resume and profile creation on HDR website. Soon after, 2 days, submission I received a call from a HR person to clarify some details and get a few specifics. After another very short wait, a few more days, I received an invitation for a phone interview with the direct supervisor of the position.

    Phone interview consisted of the usual general introductions, me detailing my relevant experience thus far, and the supervisor describing the type of projects they are currently working on along with why they are looking to hire. Overall the phone interview seemed to be a formality and I got very little information out of the maybe 35 minute conference call.

    VERY quickly after the phone interview the HR representative began probing for possible dates for a in person interview. After ironing out dates and details I quickly received confirmation of flight, hotel, and vehicle rental.

    Should note here that aside from the flight the actual charges for the car rental and hotel were placed on a personal card, later expenses were submitted and reimbursement was rapid.

    In person interview consisted of a quick lunch with the direct supervisor and a colleague. Conversation was very informal and friendly, with most topics being on previous experience and general knowledge of the type of work. After lunch a formal interview process was conducted with 3 additional higher-ups. Questions during this process were a bit more formal and very generic (e.g. So why do you want to work here? What is the general project process where you currently work? etc...).

    Finally a quick tour of the office was given and I was sent on my way.

    I feel I should also mention the timeline of the visit: I was flown out on a Friday very early, after a short trip to the hotel I immediately left for the interview location. Interview lasted maybe 3 to 4 hours. Hotel and vehicle were provided through Sunday and flight back was scheduled for late afternoon Sunday.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your current project organization process from beginning to project letting.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was extended fairly quickly, however, was low. Negotiation was possible and resulted in receiving minimum amount to consider position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Traffic Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    one phone interview. and one on site visit

    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Architectural Coordinator III Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    Went to my school job fair and interviewed with 2 employees. Was asked to come into the office for a formal interview with management. CAD written test. Very corporate environment. People were very nice and made me feel at ease.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with what they offered me, since I was right out of school and it was above average.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at HDR in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by phone from a staff engineer. We discussed my background and the type of work the company does. Then the section manager called me for a second phone interview, discussing many of the same points, with additional information about the company. I was contacted by their local HR person to schedule a trip to the office location, as I lived several states away. The office visit began with breakfast with the two people I had interviewed with previously. I also was cycled through about 5 additional project managers and company executives during the interview process, discussing my background, interests, project experience. I found this culture to be very open to new people. The office atmosphere was laid back, yet focused on the tasks at hand.

    Interview Questions
    • How to translate my engineering experience from several different sectors into the energy consulting business   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate somewhat with my relocation package. Basically they had a set amount to obligate for salary/relo. I opted to have the highest possible salary, and any left over would be for a relocation bonus to move myself there.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HDR in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Really informal interview, since a lot of people would be qualified, they wanted to make sure that the applicant's personality would fit in well with the department. Really basic questions about my skills and abilities, spent a lot of time just chatting with me.

    Not any questions that were unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your skills using Microsoft Suite, how comfortable are you learning other programs?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation for interns was not an option.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at HDR in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    It is really slow. It took about 6 weeks to respond to my interview. When I followed up with the manager multiple times, he said its the HR who was not following up... Not sure why...

    Interview Questions
    • I really didn't have any difficult questions, but probably one of the most challenging ones was: If you were to go back and redo your mistake... what would it be and how would you do it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for the intern base pay
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Survey Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HDR in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Went through temp hire, but interview was very detail to the position that they wanted to fill

    Interview Questions
    • Can you walk up to 7 miles on a normal day on various inclines or work more than 8 hours a day.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I went through a hiring temp service Then there was not really Negotiation phase, while I was on temp I got paid hourly then once I went full time I got paid salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Architectural Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    The initial contact was with personnel from Human Resources. The series of interviews, a total of three included the office manager, project managers and design leaders. The expectations of the open position, the office culture and its way of working and delivering the work were reaffirmed by the interviewing team. Some notable projects were discussed. The team also reviewed a digital portfolio that was presented of my experience.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a challenging situation with a client and how did you approach this?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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