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Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
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    CPG Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NiSource in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied two months before I received the request to interview.

    I was interviewed by a group of engineers and an intern coordinator was present. I mainly was asked about my experiences working on engineering related school projects. They seemed to be looking for ability to work in teams. No questions seemed really out there.

    I received an offer two weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • What interested you about the company? How did you hear about this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at NiSource.

    Interview Details

    Got a call from HR, asking to set up an interview, the following week. Came in and they where set up on a 3 person panel. They had pre-written questions that they where asking all of the applicants.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a problem that has arose in the past that you where unable to resolve and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NiSource.

    Interview Details

    Straightfoward

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not so great. No window of time to think about the offer. Its either you take it or not take it within a matter of minutes. Np relocation package - that was a bummer!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Damage Prevention Screener Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at NiSource in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position thru the Nisource.com Website and got a call back a week later. I interviewed during the week and the manager of the department was looking to fill the position immediately. The company goes by the Star Interview format and they ask cultural questions on top of behavioral questions. Once i answered all the questions I asked about 8 questions and then the interview was over. I received a call a week later and was offered the position!

    Interview Questions
    • Can you recall a time when a person's cultural background affected your approach to a work situation?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. annual rate was straight forward!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at NiSource in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by the department leader. I had two interviews, one with the department leader and another employee, the second was with three employees in the department I would be working in. STAR questions are used. Contacted a couple weeks later for a drug screening and then an offer of employment.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked questions as to whether I could find information and research records.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at NiSource.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews with 8-10 people including one senior executive.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Great first offer. Negotiated additional vacation and signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at NiSource in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied through NiSource website and was called for an interview several weeks later. The interviews are mostly behavioral using a STAR format (probably 80%). There were some technical questions as well. Received a job offer over the phone about 1-2 weeks later. Had to complete a drug test and background check.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain in STAR format a time when... the format is challenging because you have to give specific examples, not just what you would do if faced with the situation   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They did not pay attention to my request of a minimum salary in the application and was offered $10k lower that I had asked for. I requested a $5k higher offer, they came back with $2k higher than the original offer. It was my first professional job, so I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Fleet Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at NiSource in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very lengthy process because they are slow. Application then wait. Phone interview then wait. In-person interview where they use the STAR method of interviewing generally with two management and one HR employees. Oh and then wait. Then they'll call to make a job offer then once accepted they do background checks so you can expect to wait 3 weeks to actually start. All and all probably 3-4 months to get aboard.

    Interview Questions
    • STAR method of tell me a time when you had to deal with a difficult employee, etc, etc, etc. Just do an internet search of STAR questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. Just accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Plant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Merrillville, IN
    Anonymous Employee in Merrillville, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NiSource in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was an internal candidate for the Plant Engineer position at one of the NiSource (NIPSCO) coal fired power plants. The plant managers gave me a 90 minute interview. My qualifications were excellent. The interview seemed to go well. But the position they offered me was a lateral move, and they wanted me to take a cut in annual bonus from 7% to 3.5%. And they guaranteed there would be zero raises for 3 years, even though I was coming in at mid-range for the position. Not only that, they sent me down the hall to interview for an entry QC position in which I had no interest, nor had I applied for that slot. Weird company to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was entirely situational questions. Even though I answered each question very thoroughly, they hit me again with another question so similar to the previous, even the folks asking were chuckling at their own questions. "Tell us about a time when you encountered conflict in your job."   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The position they offered was a lateral with the same corporation, but different companies. They demanded I take a cut in annual bonus from 7% to 3.5%. They GUARANTEED zero raises for 3 years, even though I was coming in at mid-range for the position.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at NiSource in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    One on one interviews with 8 different people. Nothing specific, all personality fit interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No, I was not able to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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