Black & Veatch Interview Questions in Overland Park, KS

Updated Aug 19, 2015
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    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 Since I havent heard back from them, not sure about further interview process, may be an onsite interview

    Interview Questions

    • 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   1 Answer
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    Senior Human Resources Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you address a data feed error between two competing applications?   Answer Question
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    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in April 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were primarily asked to test my technical knowledge of the position.   Answer Question
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    Civil Engineer I - Geotechnical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and submitted my resume. I had an email in about a week asking to set up a phone interview with an HR Recruiter. It was a brief 30 min, get to know you kind of interview. He asked some of the expected questions which started, "Can you give me an example of a time when..." A couple days after that I scheduled another phone interview with one of the group managers. That was another 30-40 min interview which was basically just talking about classes I have taken. A couple days after that they contacted me about an in-person interview at their office. I met most of the people I would work with, and had short 20-30 min interviews with about 6 different people. We just talked about courses I had taken, projects they had worked on, very simple stuff. The interview lasted about 4 hours and ended with lunch with the manager. I was informed the next day that I should expect an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you give me an example of a time when you didn't get along with a group member? Can you give me an example of a time when you had to fall short on quality to finish a project?   1 Answer
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    Engineering Tecjhnician III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS).

    Interview

    I was hired to the telecom division as a contract employee throught Aerotek in 2008. I was rolled over to a core employee after 2 1/2 years (2011). The hiring process consists of filling out an electronic application for B&V. After they review your application they will offer you a position with the company. After accepting the position, they run a background check and require a drug screen. This is all pretty standard stuff for a corporate job position.

    Negotiation

    There was not a negotiation process.

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    Mechanical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Flown out to Overland Park, KS office with one night hotel stay. All transportation provided. 8:00 am interview started with a conversation with the department head, who gave an overview of the group. I then had 3 interviews (for 3 different positions) in the same conference room. I stayed in the room while each set of interviews cycled through every 30 or so minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Very typical questions: explain your career aspirations, why you want this position, where your interests are, etc.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I could have negotiated, but didn't. HR seems pretty set in their salary ranges.

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    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in February 2014.

    Interview

    First of all, you need to introduce yourself. Then he asked me about some situation questions. Things like difficult situation you had in the past and how you dealt with that. Because I have a PhD, he asked me why I would apply as an entry level engineer. On the interview form, they have a check mark of EIT or not. Make sure you pass the FE exam.

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Phone screen, then phone interview with recruiter. Followed by manager interview then second level manager interview. They apologized for taking so much of my time, but they couldn't get all of them together the first time. I appreciated that explanation, because at first it seemed unnecessary to jump through all those hoops. They were very thorough about the what the job expectations were, which helped me to decide if I was interested in the position.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions - mostly behavioral/situational.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Overland Park, KS
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I got the interview through a recruiter. Then, I applied online. Two months later, I received a plane tickets to attend the interview in B&V headquarter

    Interview Questions

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    Project Controls Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Black & Veatch (Overland Park, KS) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Smooth Interview, friendly staff. Very technical questions were asked.

    Interview Questions

    • If you are progress is X% complete and your performance factor is __, what actions should you seek? Where do you forecast the project performance completing at?   Answer Question
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