Geosyntec Consultants Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oakland, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview process consisted of a phone screening, some email communications to collect letter of recommendation, technical writing sample, and transcripts, but they were relaxed on submittal. After the phone interview, they set up an office interview and lunch for the following week. I'd heard from a friend who interviewed directly from college recruiting at the Acton/Boston office that the interview was very technical and very challenging. She said there was even an exam component. At the Oakland office, they seemed much more interested in personality fit. In office interview was a series of 2 on 1 or 1 on 1 meet and greats with some discussion of relevant experience (academic and work) and some informal conversation. This went on for a few hours followed by a lunch out with 3 consultants, similar conversation topics.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked about a remediation treatment process common in CA but that I wasn't familiar with.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate the offer, I accepted. I wouldn't be surprised if they had fairly set rates given level of hiring and degree type/level.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants.

    Interview Details

    Initially interviewed over the phone for about an hour and a half and then brought into the office for a day-long interview with multiple employees, from entry level to senior level. Given a tour of the facilities, asked basic personality questions, and questions about my college. Then sent to a room, where the principal engineer asked me several technical questions and had me draw plots/graphs on a white board to test my skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to go to a white board and draw several "typical" plots, answer questions about slope stability, and recall different variables used in technical analyses.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was right out of graduate school, but I feel like I got an acceptable offer. I later found out it was a bit lower than other employees, but I didn't have the negotiation skills I needed at that time.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Environmental Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Huntington Beach, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call from a hiring prinicipal manager and had a 30 minutes phone interview on spot, then was invited for an informal lunch meeting. I was then invited to the office for a meeting with another principal. The whole process from first phone call to the last meeting took about two months. The meeting took slightly over an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, it was a detailed chat about my experiences and their needs.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Procurement Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants.

    Interview Details

    Extremely thorough and professional experience. Several stage process that began with interviews with specific segment leaders, then proceeded to interviews with direct management. The company insured I was comfortable and managed the experience extremely well. Final interview was with executives of the company. Everyone was friendly and informative during the process. It was as if I was interviewing them as much as they were interviewing me. Compatibility with the company's culture if very important.

    Interview Questions
    • Coming from the military, the most difficult question that arose for me was how did I plan to interact with a company that was much more entrepreneurial given my background in an organization with a rigid structure.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The company made an acceptable offer that met my objectives, there was not any need for back and forth.
    Accepted Offer
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boca Raton, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Met a rep at a University Career fair, exchanged information. Set-up a phone interview that lasted about an hour and a half then was emailed a couple days later to set up a office visit and onsite interview. Went to dinner the night before the interview with same person I did phone interview with and another new employee (2yrs with company). The next day interview lasted from 8am-3pm...met with different high level people (30 minutes each); went to lunch for an hour and a half with 2 of the employees as well. Everyone I met with was very laid back, wasn't asked too many technical questions, I felt they were more so interested in my personality and getting to know me to see if I would be a good fit. This company isn't small but it isn't large enough to get lost and labeled with a number and people not know your name or face. That is honestly what I liked best and had a really good vibe throughout the whole interview process.

    Heard back from them 2 weeks with an offer, I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions weren't technical mostly personality and feeler questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was fresh out of college and going for an entry-level position with only one internship under my belt, didn't really press the issue of negotiations too much; I was pretty pleased with my offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in person by multiple people, follow up email correspondence. Offered part-time position to start

    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Extensive interview all day long including a lunch time presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were a developer, how would you develop your project?   Answer Question
    • What would you do if you get a mission impossible?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Geosyntec Consultants in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with the HR rep based in Atlanta, GA for a position in California. Spent about 40 minutes on the phone and was asked basic screening questions using behavioral techniques to elicit my motivations, etc. Was unable to give me additional details about the position or when a hiring decision would be made. Each office is under 'local' control.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your most rewarding/interesting project and why you feel that way?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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