Duke Energy Interview Questions & Reviews
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Production Team Member Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Duke Energy.
Interview Details – After a long, but not too difficult, test they will interview with the STAR format. A book of all questions to be asked is provided ahead of time. As long as you take the time ahead to prepare, there are no surprises and you can go into the interview feeling relaxed.
Interview Question – None really, you have all the time you need ahead to prepare a good answer. Answer Question
Engineer I Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Duke Energy.
Interview Details – Applied as a former college co-op. The interview was all behavior based questions. (Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult colleague etc). The questions were repetitive so be prepared to have multiple stories for similar questions. A lot of the questions were tell me about a time in a negative situation
Interview Question – I wasn't prepared to share that many stories in which I dealt with a negative situation and made it positive Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I decided to pursue another career field
Engineer I Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Duke Energy.
Interview Details – In person interview. 3 people conducted the interview. Some people might consider a panel interview intimidating so I would say prepare for that aspect. Some technical questions about thermodynamics, tolerances, equipment fatigue and working in a plant environment etc. Many were general questions like tell me about yourself etc. They are very focused on company fit with existing personell and asked may behavorial type of questions.
Interview Question – What value do you bring to the position that other candidates do not? Answer Question
Manager, Human Resources Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Duke Energy.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview twice and then a 1:1 interview by my director. Met other members of my team too. Asked both behavioral and situational interview questions. I thought the process was fair and it was comfortable.
Interview Question – Nothing an experience person could not answer. Mostly behavioral and situational questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Fair.
Project Controls Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Duke Energy
Interview Details – Is a situation type panel interview process where the questions are predetermined and written and/or assembled by others and not the individuals asking the questions; some of which may not even understand the question(s) to begin with...
Interview Question – What would you do different? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Too low of an offer.
Business Process Integration Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Duke Energy in May 2014.
Interview Details – I applied for the job and heard back from a recruiter within two weeks through a canned email. I asked the recruiter a specific question about what "testing" during the interview means and was not responded to except through a canned response for the date/time for the interview. I interviewed for the job in the old building behind the fancy new Duke Energy tower. I met with two people who asked me a series of questions that had absoluately nothing to do with my skills. The questions were behavioral and were geared to expose weakness for which I did not do a good job even with military experience, 15 years professional experience, MBA, and other certifications. I waited 4 weeks and did not hear back from anyone so I withdrew my application with a note that stated if they wanted to consider me for employment that they would need to reach out by a certain date to let me know.
Interview Question – If you had concerns about a manager being unethical in thier job how would you handle the situation. View Answer
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Duke Energy in August 2012.
Interview Details – Four separate interviews, two by phone with recruiters and 2 on site. The first on site interview is with th hiring manager and the second on site with the hiring manager's peers
Interview Question – Where do you expect to be in five years? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Names my preferred salary and negotiated from there.
Supply Chain Operations Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Duke Energy.
Interview Details – Two rounds. First round consisted of a phone interview with the hiring manager with basic behavioral interview questions (Tell me about time when...). Second round consisted of meeting with a few different managers include the hiring manager's boss. They were looking for someone with more technical savvy than supply chain knowledge to deal with the systems and incident tickets.
Interview Question – All questions were straight forward. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary amount was not what I expected and was not told the range until the interview.
Protection and Controls Engineer I Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Duke Energy.
Interview Details – I applied through the website and received an email asking to set up an interview time withing 3 weeks. The interview was with 3 people: the head of the department I would be working for and the heads of two other closely related departments. The interview was very relaxed and straightforward. There were 6-8 behavioral questions followed by some casual chatting. It lasted about an hour. They told me they would be getting in touch with me soon on their decision. I received a call 2 week after the interview telling me that they were extending an offer.
- Tell us about yourself & your academic history. Answer Question
- Describe a time you overcame a problem. Answer Question
- Tell us about your senior design project. How is is relevant to the real world/Duke's business? Answer Question
- What are your greatest strengths & weaknesses? Answer Question
- Sell yourself. Why do you want to work for Duke? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Firm number I was told.
Operator Tech I Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Duke Energy.
Interview Details – I received an invitation via email to be Interviewed. It's been 2 weeks since being interviewed and still waiting to hear back.
Interview Question – Tell us about things other employees did at your last job that you didn't like. Answer Question