Denver Public Schools Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
Updated Jun 10, 2014
15 interviews

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  1.  

    Program Leader for Kaleidoscope Corner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Email-based on your credentials and references we would like to offer you the position of a Program Leader. You asked to call for an interview, after the interview, you are offered the position. In training you are told unfortunately you require more hours for the position and will dropped in pay.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, questions relating to your experience.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    DO NOT QUIT YOUR JOB UNTIL YOU KNOW FOR FACT WHAT DPS IS GOING TO PAY YOU!!!!!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Paraprofessional, Department of Transportation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Denver Public Schools.

    Interview Details

    Process is quite simple once you have submitted your resume. If DPS shows an interest in you, they will call and set up an interview. The interview entails you talking about yourself (mine did), why you want this position, and how serious you are about starting your shift at the 'Butt-Crack' of dawn!!

    Interview Questions
    • My most difficult question was how serious I was about getting up and being on shift VERY early in the morning.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Systems Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Cumbersome process. Hiring Manager and HR seem to be on different pages. HM and Team Leads don't seem interested in YOU, only in filling a body. Misleading information/representation of duties and how the team "cooperates". Silo based organization doesn't really seem the best approach in the 21st century. Employee be ware. If all you want is a good retirement program this may be place for you.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do when the team lead completely disagrees with you and you are convinced your approach is the best and supported by the rest of the team.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Helpdesk Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was a panel interview. 3 managers present. Asked the normal basic customer service scenario type questions. The what ifs and how would you react. They went over resume and back ground. Very typical process.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any unexpected question. The most difficult part was that on the second interview, the two young leads demonstrated disinterest and was extremely unprepared. Had no questions to ask and had not reviewed my background in advance   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Math Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at Denver Public Schools in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Apply by sending resume and filling out company application. Take two simple tests and then a phone screening. Name provided to all schools needing help, school calls and sets up appointment interview.

    Interview Questions
    • 10-minute teaching session with kids without any knowledge of material until you arrive.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Several interview steps involved in obtaining this role. Onboarding was challenging, but is getting much better with recent changes.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Office Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Have not had any contact since being laid off

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  9.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very time consuming with repeated visits to the admin building. It took over 6 months for me to be hired

    Interview Questions
    • No really difficult questions - they utilized the standard behavioral interview process   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much of a chance to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Paraprofessional Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews with several people present, including one who did not need to be there.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle an employee or supervisor who was making you miserable or your job more difficult?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    ELL Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Denver Public Schools in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was with a panel of teachers and principals. A very professional yet comfortable interview process. Questions were appropriate and applicable to the job applying for. Teachers and principal were very interested in my past experiences and I felt like everyone was listening to me, I felt even though I may have not had the direct experience needed I was given the opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you are qualified for a teaching position when you have yet to teach in a public school?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was asked how much money I needed to take the job and was offered only a bit less.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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