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Denver Public Schools Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

Average Difficulty
15 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Program Leader for Kaleidoscope Corner Interview

Program Leader for Kaleidoscope Corner
Denver, CO

I applied 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 Question – 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

Difficult Interview

Paraprofessional, Department of Transportation Interview

Paraprofessional, Department of Transportation
Denver, CO

I applied online and 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 Question – My most difficult question was how serious I was about getting up and being on shift VERY early in the morning.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Systems Administrative Interview

Systems Administrative
Denver, CO

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

IT Helpdesk Interview

IT Helpdesk
Denver, CO

I applied online and 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 Question – 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

Math Teacher Interview

Math Teacher

I 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 Question – 10-minute teaching session with kids without any knowledge of material until you arrive.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Human Resources Interview

Human Resources

I applied online and 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.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Office Support Interview

Office Support

Interviewed at Denver Public Schools

Interview Details – Have not had any contact since being laid off

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Denver Public Schools   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Recruiter Interview

Recruiter
Denver, CO

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – No really difficult questions - they utilized the standard behavioral interview process   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much of a chance to negotiate


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Paraprofessional Interview

Paraprofessional

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – How would you handle an employee or supervisor who was making you miserable or your job more difficult?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

ELL Teacher Interview

ELL Teacher

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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