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I applied through other source and interviewed at Austin Energy.
Interview Details – I was approached and asked to interview (via phone) for a position with the company through a 3rd party firm. I interviewed with the 3rd party over the phone and the person I interviewed with said I seemed a fit. The next step was to fill out a questionnaire, which would then go with my resume to the interviewers manager. I filled out the assessment (mostly a repeat of the phone interview) and was told that I would hear back, but never did
I applied online - interviewed at Austin Energy in June 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted the on-line application, received a call 4-5 weeks later. Asked to report to their Barton Springs Rd. building for an interview. Had interview with the hiring manager V. Gonzalez and his contractor PM lead [?]. Questions were fine, but the hiring manager seemed very uptight. Kept looking at his watch, telling me how many minutes we had left (I did not go over at all on questions, so he wasn't trying to shut me up--I took it as him being very controlling). Clearly my questions to him he did not like (see below), and I knew when I left the room I would not be hearing back. But I wouldn't have accepted the offer anyway--at this stage in my career, a compatible boss is VERY important to me.
Interview Question – "How do you create a Work Breakdown Structure" View Answer
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Austin Energy in June 2012.
Interview Details – The hiring process is typically slow. The interview consisted of two HR supervisors and the hiring manager.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you and your boss did not get along. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Austin Energy in December 2011.
Interview Details – Interviewed by panel of four managers and process managers. I got the feeling that they had already chosen their candidate and that this was simply formality. The questions were fairly standard and didn't feel like they would answer whether the candidate was actually qualified for the position. It was one of the shortest interviews that I have ever been in.
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Austin Energy in October 2010.
Interview Details – Typical interview process
Interview Question – why city? or Austin Energy Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very low paying compare to the power utility industry in general.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Austin Energy in May 2010.
Interview Details – AE did a phone screen with a set list of questions you were given in advance. They chose a "short list" of candidates to bring in for a personal interview. The process was well organized and efficient. The interview panel was polite and friendly and showed an extremely high interest in my answers. The team was knowledgeable about the position and the needs of the company. I had a very positive impression of the company. Although I withdrew due to accepting another offer, i would have been inclined to accept had one been offered. On top of that, Austin is a great city.
Interview Question – What do you think will happen at FERC with regards to the Penalty Guidelines. View Answer
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Austin Energy in August 2010.
Interview Details – You interview with one of the call center supervisors and then you are given a skills assessment which is a basic math test to make sure you can compute fractions. The interview consists of basic questions such as "tell us a time in which you were faced with a challenging customer service situation and how did you handle it?"
Interview Question – Give an example of a time in which you were put in a difficult customer service position and how did you handle it? Answer Question
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