AES Corporation
3.8 of 5 71 reviews
www.aes.com Arlington, VA 5000+ Employees

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Administration Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at AES Corporation.

Interview Details – I interviewed for a different office in Cumberland, and was not hired for that position. However, and different division was hiring and was contacted to interview. The interview process and hiring process was painless.

Interview Question – What is my knowledge of wind turbines? (which was nothing at the time)   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Accountant Interview

Senior Accountant

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AES Corporation in June 2013.

Interview Details – Nice interview, balance between personal and technical.

Interview Question – How you manage to resolve any issue with a coworker?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Due to relocation was not desirable , the package was not a really good one too.

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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Vice President Interview

Vice President
Arlington, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at AES Corporation in March 2009.

Interview Details – Very unprofessional, senior exec on his smart phone during the 1 on 1 interview
Waste of things that were agreed to previously were denied
Basically lied to...

Reason for Declining – The lack of principal and professionalism

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager
Arlington, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AES Corporation in April 2009.

Interview Details – phone screen followed by a single interview. quick efficient for the most part. Unfortunately company lost my travel expenses and had to resubmit 3 times before I was reimbursed

Interview Question – why should I hire you instead of the other dozen resumes I have with similar experience   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – reasonable back and forth negotiation. Company gave me a very fair and generous offer

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Accountant Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at AES Corporation.

Interview Details – Use recruiter is easier to get the interview opportunity

Interview Question – what you come bring to us   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Arlington, VA

I applied through other source and interviewed at AES Corporation.

Interview Details – Internal hire, so process was shortened, but much the same for outside. Basic behavioural about interest in the position, and a few questions to gauge your depth of understanding of global power markets where AES has operations. One business case, very open ended.

Interview Question – If you were a developer for AES, where would you develop a project, what type of power project would it be, and why?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was smooth but hard to get terms in writing in my offer. Had to push back a couple times to ask them to include terms in the document. Was awkward, but the company in general is not formal about processes, including employment contracts.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Corporate Role Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Arlington, VA

Interviewed at AES Corporation

Interview Details – After an initial phone screen, an onsite interview was conducted. I was advised I'd be speaking with a number of folks in several departments, however, no schedule was provided prior to the interviews and I was in the dark on who I was meeting with and at what time. Subsequently, the time slot for my interview went over as it appeared they were unable to manage the time allotted for each meeting. Everyone I met was friendly and appeared to enjoy the work they do, but they all honed in on how I felt about working long/extra hours and how I balanced my time. Additionally, each interviewer asked comparable questions and I had to repeat the same answers 3 to 4 times. They had a standard set of questions, but it did not appear the interviewers coordinated who would ask what, but instead they all asked the same thing. By the end of the interview, I was unsure on if this was a place I wanted to work. After spending 4 hours with AES and away from my paying job, I was never even afforded a form letter that I was not selected. It was like a date telling me they'd call me only to never see them again. If this is how they treat candidates, I'd be weary on how they treat employees. Proceed with caution.

Interview Question – Very typical interview questions: Tell me about yourself, give me your history, etc. No behavioral interviewing questions   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

IT Interview

Anonymous Employee
Arlington, VA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at AES Corporation in February 2010.

Interview Details – Simple Phone Interview. Asked basic questions. Nothing out of the ordinary for a IT intern position.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at AES Corporation.

Interview Details – 3 rounds of interviews

Interview Question – I was comfortable with the interview   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Short as I was keen to get a job in UK.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at AES Corporation in March 2010.

Interview Details – Didn't seem to ask much about background; very combative; poor sense of what kind of employee they were looking for; pushed a lot on why I wanted the job

Interview Question – Which role would you like to fill?   View Answer

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