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PSEG Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
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Difficult Interview

PSEG Services Position Interview

PSEG Services Position
Newark, NJ

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PSEG.

Interview Details – Interview process includes getting in front of a panel of three for an hour; primarily answering behavioral questions. Only a half an hour with the hiring manager. Considering that interact with my manager much more than any of the panel members, I was confused as to why I only got a half an hour with him.

Interview Question – Unexpected that I'd have to take a behavioral and skill based test after I was interviewed by 5-6 people. Seemed like a waste of time for everyone.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Interview process was bizarre giving me an uneasy feeling about the company


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Newark, NJ

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at PSEG in September 2012.

Interview Details – I got the interview through a staffing agency. It was a pretty straight forward easy interview by my manager with typical interview questions. The manager that I interviewed with spoke a lot. He probably spoke more than I did. This was helpful since I kind of knew what he was looking for and I answered my questions accordingly. The position did require excel knowledge and I was asked questions in regards to it.

Interview Question – How would you stayed organized if you were dealing with multiple projects at any given time.u   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager

I applied online and interviewed at PSEG.

Interview Details – Long process. Panel interview had too many questions. Didn't meet the hiring manager

Interview Question – What was the biggest challenge you've had? and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Low starting salary that took a long time to get into mid range.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Credit Analyst Interview

Credit Analyst
Newark, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PSEG in March 2011.

Interview Details – Fairly simple. One interview with no technical questions for a very technical position.

Interview Question – Describe our program to us.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Lineman Interview

Lineman
Secaucus, NJ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PSEG.

Interview Details – Star questions.

Interview Question – Name a time you disagreed with a supervisor.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Fossil Manager Interview

Fossil Manager
Newark, NJ

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PSEG in April 2010.

Interview Details – One on one interviews with managers and directors. Easy questions, relaxed interview.

Interview Question – How would you deliver bad news to your director?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Systems Manager Interview

Systems Manager
Salem, NJ

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PSEG in June 2009.

Interview Details – Be ready for the 7 questions they always ask in nuclear plants. Questions are usually provided several days before the interview. "Situation" "Task" "actions you took" and "Results"

Interview Question – Nothing very technical based by if you can answer their questions with a technical reference you will stand out better   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Haggle some. You might be able to increase the offer


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Human Resources Professional Interview

Human Resources Professional

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PSEG.

Interview Details – The interviewing process had 3 phases. First you have to complete a questionnaire with questions pertaining to the position you applied for. Then the next round is a panel interview with 5 people from different functional departments (HR, Payroll, Accounting, Legal, Finance). Then the final phase is face to face with the hiring manager and the department head.

Interview Question – They utilize the STAR interviewing format, so there really wasn't any difficult or unexpected question.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The negotiating phase was simple. They made an offer, I countered and we met in the middle.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

IT Manager Interview

IT Manager
Newark, NJ

I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at PSEG.

Interview Details – From the time of submitting my resume to first contact took 2 1/2 months. From the first phone interview to the first in person interview took another month. From first in person interview to the second in-person interview took another month. The bottom line is it took them almost 5 months to get to the second interview. The interviews are tough with scripted behavioral panel interviews. The interviews can have anywhere from 2-4 people interviewing you simultaneously for 2-3 hours.

Interview Question – Lots and lots of behavioral questions - example: Give an example of a time where you had to stay motivated when there is no financial compensation   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The company is bureaucratic and very slow. They have outsourced almost everything to India except for senior level functions. There is lots of talk about doing more with less, having to wear multiple hats, etc...Frankly considering they one of the two captive energy monopolies in the state I was kind of shocked to hear they have outsourced everything.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Project Engineer Interview

Project Engineer
South Plainfield, NJ

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PSEG in January 2013.

Interview Details – Directly called for onsite interview without any kind of previous correspondence

Interview Question – Have you ever faced the situation where you will have to bypass your boss & how did you handle that.   Answer Question

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