Avista Utilities Interview Questions

Updated Apr 29, 2015
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Avista Utilities.

    Interview

    Consisted of technical questions and standard interview questions. Took roughly an hour. Was interviewed by 2 members of their software engineering team. Wasn't too bad. Tech-wise mostly focused on C and lower level computing / software testing.

    Interview Questions

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    Student Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Avista Utilities (Spokane, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    A few days after the job posting for engineering interns closed I was contacted via E-mail saying I had been selected for an interview. The interview took about 45 minutes and I was rotated between who I believe was the hiring official for interns, a senior engineer, and then an entry-level engineer placed with the human resources manager at Avista. The entry level engineer asked the technical questions, while the senior engineers asked the typical interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • 1.) Describe what you believe to be innovation in a young engineer.   Answer Question
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    Oracle Applications Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Avista Utilities (Spokane, WA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Phone interview with the contract company, phone interview with Avista, and then in person interview with Avista. I was impressed with Avista personnel. They were friendly and knowledgeable. They put me at my ease and, therefore, received a true picture of me as an employee and my technical skill set. I felt like my skill set was respected and I was respected as a professional.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult questions were technical about the subject matter of the position. The interviewers knew a lot about the position they were filling and the questions were technical and targeted to receive examples of work I have done in the past.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They needed me to relocate immediately and I needed about a week more time. It felt like a communication issue with the contract company. I wish I had accepted the job.

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    Accountant In the Plant Department Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Avista Utilities (Spokane, WA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    1 hour interview with 3 employees

    Interview Questions

    • The number of questions was a bit draining and they were the typical interview questions. Of course they asked what are my weaknesses.   1 Answer
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lewiston, ID
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Avista Utilities (Lewiston, ID) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Interview questions were normal. I had prepared before the interview of potential questions & thought to myself how I would answer. This helped me prepare. The mock phone call took me off guard, but I calmed the (fake) customer down to resolve the situation. I was comfortable talking to the manager of the office though it is always intimidating having interviews. *Remember - shake hands*

    Interview Questions

    • How to calm down an Angry customer   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    n/a

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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Avista Utilities (Spokane, WA).

    Interview

    If you have a relative or friend who already works at Avista, you will have a leg up over anyone else who is also applying.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about privacy because information is protected.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was told the dollar amount. The nice thing about starting in Customer Service is that there are quick ladder increases available.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avista Utilities (Spokane, WA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Recruiter contacted me and wanted to setup an interview 2 days later I arrived at the corporate Avista offices dressed appropriately Met by HR recruiter and had a pleasant conversation about how the day will go Ended up being 4 interviews with different lead developers 2 of the interviews being technical code based questions and 2 being more past experience and cultural fit

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected it was a breeze. All nice folks during interview process   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    there was somewhat of a hrad deck on salary. I took a paycut to take the job but with limited options in the Spokane area it was either take a pay cut or work remote in Seattle.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Avista Utilities in March 2008.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of a group of six people talking about the various tasks the position was required to do and then asking how it was that my previous experience fit with the job requirements. The interview also consisted of asking what I would do given certain situations. The overall atmosphere in the interview was business casual.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Avista Utilities.

    Interview

    Standard four person interview board. Round robin questions. Typical questions. Said they would get back with me, they never did.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing out of the ordinary, typical interview questions.   Answer Question
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