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Entergy Nuclear Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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    Administrative Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process at a nuclear plant is far more intensive than most people would be used to. There are lengthy security and reference checks, as well as tons of training. The interview itself is typicall "behavior based" questions like: "tell me about a time when you saw a safety issue and how you handled it?"

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you saw a process not being followed and you had to "coach up" to a high level person. (Meaning, you saw an issue and had to report it to management, who had no noticed, or changed the situation yet)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jackson, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jackson, MS
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Entergy Nuclear in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied in June 2014 and was contacted in less than two weeks. Scheduled an interview at the headquarters in Jackson, MS with the Director of Nuclear Fuels two weeks after I was called. They payed for all travel expenses, including food and a rental car. The interview was with the Director as well as two other engineers. The interview was behavioral and there was not a lot of technical questions asked. They showed me around the office and introduced me to everyone who I potentially would have been working with. The four of us went to lunch afterwards. It was a pretty good experience. I was notified 10 days later I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell of a time when you were interacting with a person, and reading their reactions caused you to alter your course of action.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Procurement Engineer Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jackson, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jackson, MS
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - 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 Questions
    • No technical questions. They only asked about previous experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vernon, VT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vernon, VT
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Plymouth, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Plymouth, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jackson, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jackson, MS
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Maintenance Coordinator/Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lycoming, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lycoming, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Buchanan, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buchanan, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Primarily conversation with site VP and GMPO

    Interview Questions
    • We just discussed nuclear power, where it is going and background   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Just ask
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Had a Phone and face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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