Crescent Electric Supply
3.2 of 5 20 reviews
www.cesco.com East Dubuque, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Crescent Electric Supply Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 28, 2014
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Administrative Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Sheridan, WY

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Crescent Electric Supply in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied for the position online through my states work force web site.
I was contacted with-in a few days of applying via email.

Interview Question – What do I think my biggest weakness is.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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District Quotations Interview

District Quotations
DeKalb, IL

I applied in-person - interviewed at Crescent Electric Supply in November 2010.

Interview Details – There were two interviews for this position. The first was with the local manager and consisted mostly of resume review and personality probing (i.e, why did you leave this job?; what did you like best about that job?; what did you not like?...)
The second interview was with the District Operations Manager. That was more probing. The questions were much more difficult to answer.

Interview Question – What can you bring to the table that the others applying for this position cannot?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Very smooth. They asked how much I wanted. I told them and three days later they offered the position.

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Manager Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Omaha, NE

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Crescent Electric Supply in July 2011.

Interview Details – It took FOREVER!! I was told multiple times that I would have an answer and nothing would happen. I would call and they still claimed they were waiting on other factors. I was left in the dark through the whole thing. I get it if a company is too busy, but wait until a slow down to hire then. The HR lady has something to say about every answer you give during the interview as well.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to tell someone you work with something you knew they wouldn't want to hear, but did anyway. What was their response?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Too much time had went by and I needed to make a move. The way I was given the run-around made me second guess my desire to work for them as well. Other locations are probably different.

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No Offer

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Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Golden Valley, MN

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Crescent Electric Supply in December 2010.

Interview Details – FIrst interview was at the end of October. Nearly 2 months later, no decision regarding the position I applied for has been made. I had a phone interview, then a in person group interview, than another in person interview with more people. Overall, good people. I would accept the job if I'm offered.

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Accepted Offer

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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Crescent Electric Supply in March 2011.

Interview Details – The interview promised more than they could deliver.

Interview Question – No question was difficult   Answer Question

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Declined Offer

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Accounting Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Crescent Electric Supply in January 2009.

Interview Details – Long process, several tests

Reason for Declining – Benefits and premiums

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