HDR Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    Transportation Engineer In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at HDR in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with hr recruiter. After 2 weeks had an interview with the transportation manager and a project manager, mainly questions about my courses and engineering interests, and what I know about the company. They offered me coffee from their complimentary keireg station. The office was in the middle of a transition to an open space design. I Received an offer from hr 3 weeks later.

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    Marketing Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HDR (Omaha, NE) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Emailed inquiring about an internship due to interest in February of 2015. Early communication was quick and set up a phone call and then in-person interviews to meet with employees from several departments considering hiring interns. Then, several weeks of very little contact occurred before a second interview was set up with the person in charge of hiring interns for the Marketing Department. Following that another two weeks passed before I was informed of my offer, which I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your background and why you think you'd be a good fit here?   Answer Question
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    Landscape Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HDR (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The interviewing process was wonderful. I shared my portfolio with them and also discussed my strengths and weaknesses. The flo of the conversation was dependent on what my portfolio projects were about and if a question or concern arised, then interviewers added their comments. Overall it went well.

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    Negotiation

    Be confident in what you are offering to the company and know that more than anything you are an asset to them.

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    CAD Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HDR (Bellevue, WA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, for three levels of CAD Tech, after almost two months and no word, i called one of the Senior CAD leads and asked if i could come in and talk. Two days later, I was talking to her boss and a week later I was offered a position. It was a Very relaxed interview, it seemed that the company moves a little slow with hiring. To me, it seemed they had already made a decision about hiring me, i was just sealing the deal by showing up.

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    • Are you willing to make the commute?   1 Answer
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    Senior CAD Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at HDR (Bellevue, WA).

    Interview

    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

    It was over e-mail. Then they sent an offer letter.

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    Architectural Coordinator II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    Negotiation

    I negotiated a signing bonus after asking for more pay offered me a signing bonus instead

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    Senior Traffic Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at HDR (Denver, CO) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Pretty laid back since I new the staff I was interviewing with. They brought me around to various groups to meet the staff and then met with VP's of operations and marketing.

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at HDR (Pasadena, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Got the interview through a career fair from university. 2 project manager interviewed me, they were clear on their design process and position. The interview took around an hour and a half. they started by introducing themselves, the company, and the roles of the position as well as the projects at hand,

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    IT Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at HDR (Austin, TX) in May 2014.

    Interview

    This Employer has a 3 step interview process after your application is considered. There is a phone interview where they just ask you general questions to get an understanding of what kind basic IT experiences you have had. There aren't any technical question asked in the phone interview. The 2nd interview will be an in person interview where they ask you some detailed questions about your IT experience, and where they ask you to tell them a little bit about your self. For the most part they will do most of the talking. For the 3rd and final interview, they will have you speak with various people around they office and they will have you speak with the MP or office manager. this part of the interview is for the other employees to get a feel to see if they would like you to work here since this is an employed owned company.

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    • It's Saturday and off your scheduled time to work. One of the Engineers is working on a proposal and is unable to print it. What do you do?   1 Answer
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    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HDR (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    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

    Offer was extended fairly quickly, however, was low. Negotiation was possible and resulted in receiving minimum amount to consider position.

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