I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in March 2014.
Interview Details – Submitted an resume through the company website. I saw the opportunity on one of the major hiring sites. I was contacted by email and asked to schedule an initial phone interview. The phone interview was conducted by an HR rep and while she was cordial, it seemed as though she was simply reading questions she had been given and didn't seem to pay very much attention to the answers.
She did indicate the job was needing to be filled quickly and that I would receive feedback (whether I was to have an additional interview or whether I was no longer being considered) the following week. However, I was only notified several weeks later by a generic email that the position had been filled.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected. Answer Question
Interviewed at CenterPoint Energy
Interview Details – Take an assessment - if you pass you will get an interview.
Interview Question – Normal Interview questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation in pay - was union.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied for on-campus interview through the university career services center. The first-round interview consisted of an interview with 2 CenterPoint Energy engineers who asked a mix of technical (basic) and behavioral/scenarios questions. I was invited to an on-site second-round interview at the Houston office. Interview consisted of a panel interview with 4 engineers from different business units. The questions were similar to the first interview, a mix of technical (basic) and behavioral/scenarios questions.
Interview Question – What are the main components of an electrical power grid? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in November 2010.
Interview Details – It helps to know some one in Human Resources to get to the interview process. If you do put in a resume, you may never hear that you been turned down for an interview. The better you know how to charm your interview panel is a plus, it can overcome your weaknesses in your qualifications.
Interview Question – What is electricity? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy.
Interview Details – Applied for the Coop position through my university's career services. I was accepted for the interview and went to it. It was very, very laid back. No technical questions. Not even behavioral questions such as, "Tell me a time when..." Just a casual conversation. Left the interview and a couple days later was offered the position. Very easy and my interviewer was so nice!
Interview Question – What are some of your favorite/least favorite classes? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. It was decent pay for a co-op.
I applied through college or university and interviewed at CenterPoint Energy.
Interview Details – Initial communications and pre employment drug testing were coordinated through email with HR. I had one group interview with four people after getting over being horribly sick, but I dragged myself there for a great opportunity and It wasn't intimidating at all. They were all very friendly. I felt that I livened the group up a bit. I'm slightly eccentric and I think being myself helped me to get the job.
Interview Question – They didn't really ask me anything difficult that I can remember. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – My pay was told to me, and it was way higher than I would have expected so I definitely accepted.
Interviewed at CenterPoint Energy
Interview Details – The interview process was unusually long. This was an entry-level position I was interviewing for (right out of college), but was interviewed by a 10-person panel. Way overkill, in my opinion.
Interview Question – Questions were a mix of technical and behavioral. Fair altogether. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in April 2009.
Interview Details – Met with two hiring managers. Standard questions about experience, did I have SAP experience (I did not). "Tell me about yourself" question and conversation. Each manager explained their department in depth, they asked if I had a preference, I said not at the moment.
Immediately met with director which was unexpected but necessary because the director was traveling for the next two weeks. Same set of questions.
Interview Question – One thing you would change about yourself. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Gave an offer over the phone, I countered and they said no, but I still took it.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in October 2012.
Interview Details – It was just one 30-45 minutes interview, with standard behavioral questions. The interview was pretty relaxed and overall easy.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you implemented changes and what was the result of it. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CenterPoint Energy in January 2012.
Interview Details – Had to take a technical test first. Then 2 interviews with 3-4 people each (HR and management) that took notes of answers to behavioral questions.
Interview Question – How would you deal with a difficult co-worker. Answer Question
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