Entergy Nuclear
3.1 of 5 33 reviews
www.entergy-nuclear.com Jackson, MS 1000 to 5000 Employees

Entergy Nuclear Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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Procurement Engineer Specialist Interview

Procurement Engineer Specialist
Jackson, MS

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in March 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online. Received a call after 3-4 weeks asking general questions. Got a call next day to schedule a personal interview. Interview was mostly behavioral questions, nothing technical. They said it will take 2-3 weeks for them to respond.

Interview Question – There were no surprising questions.   Answer Question

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Engineer I Interview

Engineer I

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Entergy Nuclear.

Interview Details – First interview was a phone interview and was a behavioral interview. The second in person interview was also a behavioral interview. It takes Entergy a few months to get any response back to you.

Interview Question – No technical questions. They only asked about previous experience.   Answer Question

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Engineer I Interview

Engineer I
Vernon, VT

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in January 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online, hiring manager contacted me a few weeks later by e-mail, after a bit of phone tag I had the first-round interview. The posting was a generic entry-level nuclear job and the phone interview seemed to go well-I confirmed I was still interested, he described the position(s) available, we went over my background, but at the end the hiring manager chewed me out for expressing interest in reactor engineering rather than codes/regulatory compliance (his division), even though both had openings and the posting could easily apply to either. He invited me up for an on-site interview about 2 weeks later, where he asked standard interview questions and grilled me on my background. A handful of other interviewers came late and left early, they seemed enthusiastic to meet me but just read questions off the hiring manager's list. The interview with the reactor engineering division was weird: The guy I spoke with was very down on his own department, listed the negatives of working for/with him, encouraged me to move out of the nuclear field over time, and then said he wouldn't consider me unless I was willing to make a long-term commitment to working for him. After the meeting with reactor engineering, the hiring manager met with me in his office for followup questions.

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Easy Interview

Maintenance Coordinator/Supervisor Interview

Maintenance Coordinator/Supervisor
Lycoming, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in November 2008.

Interview Details – Received a call from a job recruiter on a Monday and flew out Wednesday for an interview Thursday. All and all it was very easy to set up. The directions I was given were completely wrong, but I drove out the night before to make sure I knew my way. I was met at the company by four interviewers. The atmosphere was very casual and they did their best to ensure I was comfortable. Completed a behavioral type interview composed entirely of "give me an example of when you demonstrated this skill" types of questions. I was told within a few days that an offer would be extended, but it took nearly a month for the offer to actually come, which was fine as I was still employed.

Interview Question – None of the questions were especially difficult. It is all a matter of having a number of professional anecdotes available to draw on. There is no pressure to answer quickly, so I encourage taking your time to come up with a solid answer. No technical questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They made an offer. I asked for an extra weeks vacation and was asked if that was necessary to get me there. I said yes and I got it. In retrospect I could have asked for an extra two weeks and $5000 per year.

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Easy Interview

Engineer I Interview

Engineer I
Plymouth, MA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in September 2011.

Interview Details – I applied in April and got a response in September, so that part of the process was quite slow. We agreed to schedule a phone interview first, which was a conference call with the department supervisor and another engineer. They focused deeply on my education (since I only have less than 2 years of experience) to see if I knew the systems and how much of the details of my area of expertise I was familiar with.
They were very pleased when I engaged in the conversation using the correct terminology and examples of equipment and processes used, and they told me that what I didn't know I could learn from experience and coaching. Then we set up a time and date for a personal interview, about a week later.

They didn't tell me that the interview was going to last over 4 hours, divided in the actual interview, lunch with coworkers (in the same age range) of other departments, talking with HR and touring the offices and meeting the engineering director and all. Overall, the interview day was very good and I felt welcome even though there was nothing set yet. But I also felt that everyone was pretty positive about hiring me so I was happy. The day ended with a greet and a promise to call me back as soon as everyone got together and evaluate what they thought about me.
Everyone was very friendly and even the guys who interviewed me were very comprehensive for the usually uncomfortable interview process. The people around the office seemed nice and there was a sense that it is a good place to work. Adding the touch of sending me out to lunch with some guys my age, made feel really good, it also gave a different perspective of the workplace and opened my eyes as to how would I feel working there

On the talk with HR they explained that their processes are slow because all the restrictions of working at a nuclear site, so I was ready to wait a long time for an answer.
The answer came in about three weeks, with a formal offer. The offer was very nice and the only thing I negotiated was vacation time which is important for me.

The overall process is a bit lengthy but very smooth and totally worth it. I would suggest being patient and remaining calm. And like with every interview you get, always be polite and friendly, show what you have to offer and make them want to hire you, and finally always get back and thank everyone you talked to.

Interview Question – Tell me of a time when you had a problem with a team member or coworker and how did you solve the issue.   View Answer

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Neutral Experience

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Engineering Interview

Engineering
Jackson, MS

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in October 2010.

Interview Details – After applying I got a call from the Manager and I was scheduled for Interview in Jackson. Was made of of a panel consisting of a Manager and a Sr engineer. After two weeks I got a call from them telling me that I did not get the Job

Interview Question – What Does integrity mean to you?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
Buchanan, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in June 2008.

Interview Details – Primarily conversation with site VP and GMPO

Interview Question – We just discussed nuclear power, where it is going and background   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Just ask

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Engineer I Interview

Engineer I

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in December 2011.

Interview Details – Had a Phone and face to face interview

Interview Question – What makes you better than the other candidates?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in February 2010.

Interview Details – Entergy will take a long time to after the interview to come with an offer and there were delays in the start date on there end.

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Electrical Engineer Internship Interview

Electrical Engineer Internship

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in May 2009.

Interview Details – Found out about open position through an employee referral. The interview was not very difficult, it was more behavioral based than knowledge. The internship could have been more involved. I was given projects that didn't take very long and ended up looking for work to do. I'm more of a hands on person, but ended up doing a lot more documentation.

Interview Question – How would you handle this situation kind of question   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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