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Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
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    Student Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    Resume was submitted at the career fair. Didn't think too much of it. I was emailed a few months later to come in for interview. Group panel interview with one person in a senior position, and two previous interns (now full-time). They asked generic questions. Nothing was technical, just generic behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in joining the Corps of Engineers?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    StudentEnvironmental Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Time between initial communication and interview was 1 week. Expenses paid for travel costs. The interview was formal and included speaking with various members of the team about the challenges of working in a travel intensive setting.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your previous environmental project experience.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your undergraduate/graduate research projects.   Answer Question
    • Am I able to travel extensively? (which may preclude you from having a traditional family life)   Answer Question
    • Are you comfortable in the field. The interviewers wanted to hear specifically that I prefer working in a field setting.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Civil Engineer (New Graduate - Hydrology) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and about a month later, I received a phone call asking to set up a phone interview. I was told that there was a certain deadline that they were trying to meet, and that the entire interview/hiring process would be complete within 1 week. Apparently this was not typical, but was the situation at hand. Fairly straightforward phone interview that had one manager asking questions and 4 managers listening in a conference call. Questions were prewritten, with the occasional question for elaboration on an answer. Total interview time was approximately 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time that you had to develop a new skill for work or a project.   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in 5 and 10 years with work? Where do you see yourself living in 5 and 10 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    Applied online at USAJOBS. It took about 6 weeks to receive and email that I made it to the interview stage. They flew me in to do an in person interview. It was very structured interview. There were 4 people in the interview, the dept. head read the job description and handed me a list of 8 questions. He said start with

    Interview Questions
    • question 1 and the 4 interviewers wrote everything that was said. The questions were very generic. They dealt with education and experience. Nothing difficult or situational.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    Took about 3 weeks after making a referral list to be asked to interview. Interview was 45 min, 8 questions. No second interview. Had to call and ask the status, they dont seem to let you know if you don't get selected. Asked pretty general questions, want examples of specific projects, teamwork, leadership

    Interview Questions
    • How have you worked on difficult technical projects and how did you lead the team doing so? Describe the technical project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very formal process with 10 questions asked by the board president and the other 2 members grading the responses. There was no elaboration on the question nor any discussion after the answer was given. The entire process took about 45 minutes. My best advice I can give is read the job announcement very carefully and you can almost come up with the questions from the key words that are placed in the Job Description.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the Governemnts role in Project Management   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by the construction management division. It's a 3:1 interview, but they are super nice and casual. They basically just asked me to give detail info on the things that I've put on my resume (i.e.: if you mention about a course project on your resume, they would ask you what that project is about...). No technical problems, no writing test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dredge Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The process begins with an online application that you fill out on the "Army Resume Builder" website. The system requires you to provide a lot of specific details regarding your previous employment (specifically, salary, hours worked, dates of employment and duties performed). After you have built your resume you submit it and wait for the position posting to close. If you are selected, you will have an interview about three weeks later. The interview is conducted with a panel of three members. The board asks a series of questions designed to get a feel for how you will perform within their organization. They were very friendly throughout the process and the interview lasts less than 1/2 an hour. It seemed like it would have been a really good place to work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Please note that the best way to get in contact with the Corps of Engineers regarding their intern program is to stop by their booth at a career fair or find the contact's name online. For some reason, the program does not appear in the main federal hiring database.

    Because the intern program is entry-level and requires no work experience, the interview focused on instances in which I displayed various qualities: initiative, teamwork. A set list of questions was used; presumably multiple candidates were interviewed according to the same questionnaire. They also require a college transcript.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an instance in which you exemplified teamwork.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manufacturing Lead Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    went to employers job fair and met with lady from hr. all of the interview people had left 1 hour early which i did not view as favorably at all. i talked with the hr lady and got a call the next day that there was a lot of interest my managers at the plant.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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