CalPERS Interview Questions in Sacramento, CA

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    Pretty standard and easy interview. You're given a moment to look over the interview questions. You will likely be asked about your ability to prioritize/manage assignments and strengths/weaknesses. Just be friendly and personable! I pretty sure I botched my interview by being overly eager and asking about advancement opportunities. Lesson learned!

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    Governmental Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA).

    Interview

    After sending in my information, I received a call almost a month later. I went into a panel interview being conducted by three people and was given a list of the questions they were going to ask me. I was to look over them and then let them know I was ready to answer them. It was was a strange interview. I was nervous because not one of the interviewers seemed to be interested in me at all. They would just ask a question let me respond, take quick notes, and ask the next question. Nothing more. Very formal and impersonal.

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    Senior Technical Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I met with 2 hiring managers. They asked technical questions on various topics related to the job. They gave me sample scenarios to address. The interview lasted for about an hour. Later in the week I was called back to meet with the head of the department where the job was located. That meeting was more casual with an emphasis on my past experiences as it related to the job. A week later I was given their decision ... to hire me.

    Interview Questions

    • How did I go about resolving defects that were not part of the code I wrote?   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Assistant Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    People are nice and the Questions are expected but I believe they tends to hire internally

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    Actuarial Assistant Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The people were nice and it seems like a nice place to work , but they seem to hire from within.

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    Associate Governmental Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed by two people. I was given a set of raw data and instructed to create charts and graphs with the data in excel and create a presentation in power point. Following this I was required to present the powerpoint to 2 panel interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to explain the data and how it relates to the organization as far as retirment and pension information. This is difficult to do when you are not an insider.   Answer Question
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    Benefit Program Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Entered office and was greeted by front desk employee. Another employee came by and escorted me to the interview room. The interview panel consisted of 2 supervisors and 1 manager. They all introduced themselves and explained in general the duties of the job I am interviewing for. The interview consisted of 10 questions. Each interviewer alternated asking questions. Once all 10 questions were answered, they asked if I had any questions. After that, they informed they should be making a decision within 2 weeks and then escorted me out of the office.

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    Student Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process was very laid back. Two people interviewed me at the same time, mostly asking questions about my resume and outside life. I did not prepare very well and thought that I came off a little nervous (probably did, but inside recommendation probably helped); however, I was offered the job after several weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • I see that you like to coach, how can these skills be transferred to the office environment?   Answer Question
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    Investment Office Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CalPERS (Sacramento, CA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    I first had a phone interview where I was asked detailed technical questions about statistics, economics and my experience with programming languages. Next, I attended a 1:1 interview with my direct supervisor, which included a mathematics and programming test. I then attended a panel interview which consisted mainly of standard interview questions. No cases and no situational questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Find a general solution to the following differential equation: 2y^t + 18y = 6 tan(3t)   Answer Question
    • What was the last book you read?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate. However, they started me at the highest possible pay level for an intern.

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