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Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015
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    Landscape Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at HDR in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was wonderful. I shared my portfolio with them and also discussed my strengths and weaknesses. The flo of the conversation was dependent on what my portfolio projects were about and if a question or concern arised, then interviewers added their comments. Overall it went well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be confident in what you are offering to the company and know that more than anything you are an asset to them.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Entry Level Bridge Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the HR emailed me asking when I would be available for a phone interview. Two people spoke to me over the phone - a general HR and a technical HR. It was a 25 minute interview. They were very friendly and put me at ease. Questions were the usual - what do you know about us?, tell us about your masters and few questions about my projects and internships.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    I applied online the HR called me in 3 days to set an appointment for phone interview.I had an interview on phone with of company hiring managers and engineer. They were really friendly and repeat their questions for me .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    CAD Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HDR in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, for three levels of CAD Tech, after almost two months and no word, i called one of the Senior CAD leads and asked if i could come in and talk. Two days later, I was talking to her boss and a week later I was offered a position. It was a Very relaxed interview, it seemed that the company moves a little slow with hiring. To me, it seemed they had already made a decision about hiring me, i was just sealing the deal by showing up.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Public Involvement Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HDR in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    November 2014 - Went in for 2 interviews -- one with Hiring Manager and one with Hiring Manager and the department(Public Involvement) and everything seemed likely that I would get the position.

    After a week, I received a call that I did not get the position because I was 'too overqualified' and then mentioned that they could create a position for me but it would be in Minneapolis, MN. I told them that I was interested and they said they would get back to me. I waited after Thanksgiving break and followed up and the hiring manager still said that the position has yet to be created and that she would get back to me the next year (2015) and follow up with me. I responded that this sounded good and was just trying to be patient with this whole process, especially when the hiring manager apologized for this process not moving faster.

    I emailed the hiring manager Jan. 5th and when I didn't hear back from her by Jan. 7th, I called and actually spoke to her. She told me that there hasn't been anything new regarding the opportunity and that she would get a ahold of me if anything changes.

    So, to sum it up, I didn't get offered initial position because I was over qualified and they offered me a position (that hasn't been created) in another city and they have not been doing anything since the middle of November. It's now January 7th of 2015.

    Furthermore, this company has always interested me and I wanted to hold out for the opportunity to work with them but to be treated like this I am very discouraged and disappointed.

    Interview Questions
    • The hiring manager and team look at your resume and experience thoroughly and ask about your experience and give the chance for you to ask them questions as well. Pretty relaxed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior CAD Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    Referrals are very nice to have here and they are given a lot of weight. HDR employees get a link from a job posting and can e-mail that to you. They can get a referral bonus for doing this. 1. Submit contact and work history information through website. 2. Phone interview. 3. In person interview, maybe twice. 4. Offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult project you worked on. I had no trick questions or brain games to answer. Straight forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was over e-mail. Then they sent an offer letter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineer In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter because my resume was forwarded to her. Scheduled a phone interview within the week. The interview was with engineers and not HR, which was fantastic to learn specifics about the position right away. No surprise questions, really basic things related to your projects and background.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Architectural Coordinator II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Started with an internship that i was offered due to my mentor being the principle at the firm. I did not follow the traditional approach. But the interview process is usually an interview at the office where you meet the team you will be working with and followed by a tour of the office.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated a signing bonus after asking for more pay offered me a signing bonus instead
    Accepted Offer
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    Mechanical Engineer In Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HDR in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fantastic! The three guys who interviewed me were pleasant and the environment seemed relaxed. They brought me outside since it was such a nice day. Over-all I felt very comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you got into a bind in the workplace. How did you go about working it out?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Civil EIT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at HDR.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the hiring manager gave me a call a few days online. We scheduled a phone interview as I was not able to make it on time. After the interview a HR rep called me for some post-interview screening, so I thought things looked up. I didn't hear from them for a few weeks, till I emailed them and they told me that someone else had already been hired to fill the position. I think they should have at least sent me a rejection email when they made the decision to hire the other person

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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