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- No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at American Water (New Orleans, LA) in March 2014.
Applied online then was contacted by HR 3 days later. HR did a 30 min. interview then scheduled a phone interview with the project managers for the following week. All the questions were technical questions regarding construction management.
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at American Water (Pensacola, FL).
Interviewed by two people, be prepared to recall upon past experiences.
- How do you handle stress in the workplace? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at American Water (Voorhees, NJ) in January 2014.
Was referred to the project manager support position through a recruiting company. The mgr was placed at the company and they referred me as a qualified candidate. I had a 30 -40 minute phone interview. The feedback I received was that I interviewed well but they were looking for someone with more SDLC experience. But this was not a (required) skill listed in the job description.
- Questions asked were behavioral and project related; how do you control risks on a project; what were project documentations used in past projects; what is there that you would like to tell me about yourself that I do not know already regarding the position; Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at American Water (Los Angeles, CA) in December 2013.
Initial screening was done by corporate office HR by phone. Was called back the day after to schedule an in-person interview at the office where the job was located. Interview was a very organized conference call with 3 interviewers total and lasted about an hour. Was called the day after the interview with the offer. Process after the initial phone screen was quick. In person interview was primarily a standard behavioral interview.
- Name a time you made a mistake and how you handled it Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at American Water in November 2013.
After a phone interview, two face to face interviews, skills test, background check (including driving, credit and criminal) plus a DOT physical, I got an offer.
- A lot of behavioral questions, not hard, but if your nervous the answers might not come to you quickly. 1 Answer
No negotiation. Good salary, good PTO, excellent benefits.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at American Water (Lexington-Fayette, KY).
Fair and reasonable questions.
- None that I can recall. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. I interviewed at American Water (Voorhees, NJ).
Was called by two in house recruiters and was told I would be contacted for an in person interview. I was never contacted. I called 4 or 5 times during a three month period to follow up and inquire as to what happened and never received a call back. Very disappointed after having spent at least an hour on the phone with the recruiter.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at American Water (Voorhees, NJ) in May 2011.
I met with the hiring manager and a project manager, they asked about my experience, how I deal with challenging situations, described the tasks and work environment. I got a very positive impression of the people, the office and corporate culture. The people who interviewed me seemed busy, but relaxed and happy.
- how do you deal with SMEs who don't want or are too busy to give you the needed information Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at American Water (Skokie, IL) in February 2011.
conference call, face to face, two telephone, somewhat unorganized, long, lot of questions. called reference and ask 30 minutes of questions. physical and drug test was too much. received offer letter after reminding HR.
- behavioral Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at American Water (Voorhees, NJ) in August 2010.
I had an employee referral, but had to apply online in order to get an interview. The phone interview was pretty standard. Questions asked to describe project management processes and how you apply them to projects. The face to face interview was a 2 person panel. Mostly behavioral questions like; how did you correct a project that was behind schedule?
- Has a project that you managed ever been cancelled? If so, explain why. Answer Question
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