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Turner Construction Interview Questions

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Turner Construction.

    Interview Details

    Turner Construction offered an initial interview to determine which individuals they felt could potentially assist their company as project engineers. I was selected to continue to the second round of interviews. the second round of interviews involved a series of seven, 20 minute with different heads of departments and current Turner PM's and PE's. I enjoyed the experience and have nothing but praise for turner's interviewing processes.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a situations in the past where you failed, and how did you remedy the situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Started by meeting representatives at my college career fair. Then I was asked to submit a resume via campus drop. Was called for campus interview and then asked to office from there.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you considering construction?   Answer Question
    • Describe a challenge you've faced in the last year and outline your thought process for addressing it   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Turner Construction.

    Interview Details

    Started off by meeting the employees of Turner at the career fair and hit it off well, they told me to come to the on campus info session and also to sign up for the on campus interview. Did both and just received a call back for the second round at their office.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met at a career expo. Hit it off with recruiter. Received a follow up interview the next week. Interview wasn't intense, and asked all of the typical questions, but was slightly formal in comparison to other companies. I honestly expected an offer the way he was talking, but received nothing, while I know others who did receive offers.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Turner Construction.

    Interview Details

    Very structured interview, split into resume review and behavioral question. Answers to questions were written down as I answered them. Recruiter seemed rather emotionless which gave the entire interview a rather uncomfortable feel. Picked two items from my resume and asked me to tell me about them, with minimal follow up questions. During the behavioral sections the recruiter said to answer the questions with as much detail as possible, and that he will be looking for specific answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a situation in which you had to convince someone of your work and capabilities, and how did you do it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Project Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Turner Construction.

    Interview Details

    Applied through college career fair, and took them months to make decisions, but yet they wouldn't tell you if you were declined - you have to find out yourself. And it took them 5 months to get me my reimbursement to interview back (it was 600+ dollars) after I kept bugging the HR. Don't like this company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Turner Construction in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Talked to two people at a campus career fair in September and was granted an interview the next day. The interview was in person with one guy. It only took half an hour. Very relaxed and laid back interview. Said they would follow up in November, but never heard back from them.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time you had to work with a diverse team to accomplish something.
      Tell us about a time you had to work with a difficult person to get what you wanted.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two separate interviews. First interview was with two project executives and the office vice president. Real easy and relaxed interview style. The project executives were asking behavioral questions. Second interview with human resource manager and another vice president and one project executive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Turner Construction in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was obained via an internal employee recommendation. Met with two HR associates and the direct report in the Marketing dept. Discussed job responsibilities and expectations of the position. They asked me to go through details on a recent project I worked on for my previous employer. I felt the interview was very much two sided as I asked many questions to help me determine if the position would be a good fit for both parties. The conversation was fluid and candid and I felt resulted in a very good interview. I followed up with three separate thank you letters to the individuals I met with. Never heard back from the company and heard through the grapevine the position has been filled.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question is always salary expectation. Having been employed with my previous employer for over 20 years and also in a higher paying industry, my salary was on the higher end for an executive assistant. I answered "while salary is important, it is not the most important thing for me. I am more interested in the total package of a company. I would prefer to fit into your company's pay structure." This allows me the opportunity to not provide an actual $ amount which could help get me to the next round. Unfortunately, sometimes they will follow up with, "what did you make at your last job?" Once I give the number, I'm always told the position doesn't pay anywhere near that amount. If I'm interviewing for a position in a different industry I then counter with, "I realize having worked in the financial industry, the salaries are somewhat higher and all I would ask is that I be paid a marketable salary comparable to a person with my experience within your industry.
      The most unexpected question I was asked was, "what made my writing skills excellent?" That threw me and I'm still not sure if my response was adequate but I responded with, "In these times with communication being conducted mainly via e-mail, I have had to hone my writing skills in order to be effective in my job. The fact that my boss consistently asks me to respond to correspondence on his behalf indicates to me that my writing skills are up to par with his expectations. I personally think they are excellent but realize that is subjective.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Turner Construction in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The employees are friendly. It becomes clear that they are primarily interested in knowing if they would like working with you, not so much technicality.
    All behavioral questions. First interview was with three recruiters, the second was of four 1-on-1 45 minute interviews followed by a job site tour.

    Interview Questions
    • Ever been in a position where you disagree with the team’s decision or course of action. How did you deal with it/approach it? If not how would you.
      Why Turner?
      Why construction? What do you like most about it.
      One situation where I made an ethically responsible choice.
      Describe when there was a conflict amongst a group & how was it resolved
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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