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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Black & Veatch.
The whole process moved very quickly the phone interview and in-person were fairly standard. When things went south was when the recruiter said they would be in touch and never called me back this happens all the time I moved on and accepted I did not get the job. But after all this, the recruiter then contacts me and schedules a followed up phone call and then never calls me. This overall process was fine until the very end that has left a very poor taste in my mouth I still love what this company does, but this experience was something you don't soon forget.
- Fairly standard questions asked about why I applied for the position. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Black & Veatch.
Live webcam interview, but had to conference call in the be able to hear each other. I could tell that there were other people sitting behind the camera listening in to the interview as well
- Give an example of when something didn't go as planned and how you, as a leader, handled the situation. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Ames, IA) in September 2015.
I met Black and Veatch after talking with a rep at the career fair. The interview process was pretty standard- I met with one guy for half an hour and he posed basic questions. A lot of behavioral questions and "Tell me about a time when..." Nothing really jumped out as far as hard questions, but this was only the first stage of the interviews. I am currently waiting to hear back from them.
- Tell me about a time when you worked on a dysfunctional team and how did you remedy it? Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (West Lafayette, IN) in September 2015.
I spoke with a recruiter at a job fair. I explained my intentions for my job search, and he explained to me that my intentions as an Electrical Engineer in the construction industry are valid. After a few minutes, he asked me about an interview, and I accepted. The interview was the following morning. It wasn't too tough an interview -- he asked pretty normal questions for an internship interview.
- Describe one experience where you had to practice time management. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
Relatively easy, straight forward. Second time through this and after restructuring I suspect it because of the experience level (or lack thereof) of people within the division. Not impressed if one commits to a follow-up discussion and to call by the end of the week if you don't hear back. Of course call back (twice) and a follow-up. Not even the courtesy of following up or returning a call! This is not the way to handle candidates! DOn't make commitments if you are not going to follow through.
- Background, work history Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland, MO) in August 2015.
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in August 2015. Interview Initial HR calls from different HR who manage different teams. Initial call with HR about work experience, why BV, why looking for a change in job technologies I know and versions of technologies I worked with explaining couple of projects on my resume and called for onsite interview and got a job offer Gave me an offer, which is less than what I currently make in terms of compensation
- Initital assesment 1. Sent me a coding assignment and asked my github, stackoverflow and linkedin accounts 2. Coding assignment was create a deck of cards to play poker like five card draw Onsite 1. About the company 2. Manager talk - technologies and my interests 3. lead - write a program to find sum of all numbers below 1000 that are divisible by 5 or 7 Write a program to find the sum of numbers in the products of factoatial number, 4! = 4*3*2*1 = 24 , sum is 6 class design to represent kgm/s2, for representing the metric system, a metric system can have length, kilogram, time etc and behavioual questions 4. Sr. Software engineer - behavioural questions and difference between the Stack and the heap 5. Lunch - behavioural and fit- mostly my interests and thoughts about scrum, waterfall, ttd, work environment 5. HR - benefits and other options Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS).
Consisted of two managers asking multiple questions. The managers each had a different interest in what this role would produce, therefore had differing questions. Some parts of the interview were somewhat uncomfortable as the two managers had multiple side conversations not specific to the interview itself.
- How would you address a data feed error between two competing applications? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Black & Veatch.
Got interview by refer. HR had phone screening call at first. Then scheduled on site panel interview the following week. Small group interview with hiring manager, lead engineer and colleague engineer. This interview last 3 hr the most. Then wait for a long time, then hear back for another on site formal interview. Process took too long.
- Mainly technical related experience. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in April 2015.
They're HR rep contacted me by phone and asked a couple of questions. After that I was asked to participate in a phone interview with the manager of the position. Then I did an on-site interview. That interview consisted of 4 people at separate times. Each one lasting about 30 minutes. All interviewees were very professional and easy to talk to.
- Questions were primarily asked to test my technical knowledge of the position. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch.
Applied online through my school's recruiting site Spoke with a Black & Veatch employee at career fair Had a preliminary on campus interview the next day Received a call from a recruiter about two weeks later to schedule an onsite interview for the following week Onsite interview was set up as follows: The first employee showed me around the office, gave me an overview of the company, and took me to lunch. I had four more 30 minute interviews with different levels of engineers in the department for the rest of the day. Was offered the following day.
- Tell me about yourself and what you like to do in your free time. Answer Question
- What were your favorite classes and why? Answer Question
- Tell me about a time you were faced with a conflict and how you solved it. Answer Question
- Tell me about a time you were in the wrong and had to admit your faults. Answer Question
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