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Hydro One Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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45 candidate interviews
Relevance Date Difficulty

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Co-op Position Interview

Co-op Position

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hydro One.

Interview Details – Applied online through Hydro one site, process took about 4 weeks. Received an email requesting for transcript after 2 weeks, took another week to received interview confirmation, and 1 more week for the result. Had a 30 mins phone interview. 2 person interview, 1 person ask behavior questions, the other one ask technical questions

Interview Question – Questions about courses taken/taking. Asked some specific questions from these courses (surprise test). Asked for past experiences and some behavior questions.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Environmental Planner Co-Op Interview

Environmental Planner Co-Op

I applied online and interviewed at Hydro One.

Interview Details – Applied through the Hydro One website and got an email from academic counsellor about a few weeks later, interview was set up pretty quickly and heard back within a week


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Protection & Control University Co-op Interview

Protection & Control University Co-op
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hydro One.

Interview Details – Applied online, HR from Hydro One contacted the school within a weeks time. Interview was setup at the downtown location

Interview Question – Very basic behavioural questions: Tell me about yourself? Past expeiences? What mde you to choose this field?
Technical Questions: Colour codes in the wall? Line Losses? What devices would you find in a substaion?
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Student Intern Interview

Student Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hydro One.

Interview Details – Applied through university/campus recruitment and received a reply about a month later for an interview at their office. The interview was conducted by two engineers from the division I had applied for and was just about an hour long. The questions consisted of straightforward behavioural questions (tell us about yourself, what do you know about us, describe your biggest failure, describe a time you had a team conflict and how'd you solve it) for 30 minutes, a few technical questions related to the position for 20-30 minutes and some generic logic questions (simple probability/stats, time value of money, basic physics) for 15 minutes. In general, the questions depend on the nature of the position. I've heard of many colleagues, who applied for different internship positions, receiving very little to none "technical" questions.

Interview Question – Picture a helium-filled ballon is inside a car that is at rest. The balloon is tied with a string to the bottom of the car. If the car starts accelerating forward, in which direction will the balloon move?   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

New Grad Engineer (EIT) Interview

New Grad Engineer (EIT)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hydro One.

Interview Details – The interview process was in 3 steps
Step 1: phone interview
Usually 5min call from hr asking u about ur self etc etc and informing you about the interview

Step 2: in person interview
60min technical interview
90min behavioral interview
5min presentation on a technical project/document you prepared

Step 3: phyco test
If you dod great for the in person interview you get selected for the test which usually means you were in the short lost of people. 50-50% chance of getting in

Interview Question – The behavioral questions were more difficult then the technical question.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Co-Op Student Interview

Co-Op Student

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Hydro One.

Interview Details – Simple phone interview where I described my experiences and how they relate to the job. Nothing tricky. However, I know the process is a little more demanding for the new-grad program.

Interview Question – No questions were difficult or unexpected but since it's such a diverse company you might get someone who doesn't speak English very well and have a hard time understanding them.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Student Co Op Interview

Student Co Op
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hydro One in December 2013.

Interview Details – Basic Interview. Just asked about qualifications,why interested in H1, what do you plan on doing in the future.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Another offer accepted.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Co-Op Student Interview

Co-Op Student
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hydro One in April 2009.

Interview Details – The job was posted to my school's career services website. I applied to a position in the business analysis/performance reporting group where I thought my skill set would be the most valuable. I submitted the application in January but didn't hear anything until late April. I thought I wasn't able to find a job for the summer at all because it was already so late. I felt lucky that my to-be manager called and interviewed me and offered me the position the next day. He also felt lucky that he found someone with the skills the group really needed. He later said hiring me was an example of a co-op student success.

Interview Question – None. I was able to demonstrate my skills in SAP operation, Excel, Access, and VBA programming, which the group needed.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied online and interviewed at Hydro One.

Interview Details – I was contacted via e-mail for a phone interview. There was roughly 10-15 questions, very typical interview questions (strengths, conflict, tell me about yourself etc.) I was interviewed by 2 individuals. They explained their roles and the position very well and I was able to ask any questions I had.

Interview Question – I was expecting questions regarding the organization and the division- nothing!   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Environmental Planner Interview

Environmental Planner
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hydro One in February 2010.

Interview Details – Quite basic interview process, very much knowledge based and not many behavioural questions. Some questions about environmental specializations and knowledge of regulatory frameworks both within Ontario and federally as well as the environmental assessment process overall. For the New Grad program, the hiring procedure is much more complicated with several interviews and tests to be undertaken as well as presentations to be given etc.

Interview Question – What element of leadership do you feel you lack the most?   Answer Question

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