Los Angeles Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
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    Principal City Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Los Angeles in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    This city is the most bureaucratic of any that I have EVER interviewed at in my 30 year career. After I submitted my application, it was more than two months before I received a response letter. Thankfully, the letter was an invitation to interview and perform a one hour written exam beforehand, but it already had a precise day and time specified with no administrator to contact. I showed up prepared for my surprise exam and interview. I felt that I aced the exam, then saw that I was still one of 12 interviewing for this senior level management position (I saw the clerk thumbing all the applications for this job looking for mine, and my name comes near the end of the alphabet). The interview panel then made me wait 40 minutes late for what should have been their first morning appointment. Finally, the chair of the panel came out to get me. It was a distinguished peer panel of outside interviewers, but they were given the usual 10 stupid interview questions to ask me. I was only given 30 minutes to answer and wrap up which is just damn rude for a high level interview. The panel was left to score the interview, based on my answers to the 10 questions. I am still waiting for a letter from the city to see how I scored: I called and they have not yet bothered to tally them up and get them yet, so I don't yet know if I get a final interview IN THE DEPARTMENT WITH THE DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY, MY NEW BOSS, hopefully...

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    LA City Attorney's Office, Victim's Associate Program Intern (Unpaid) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Los Angeles in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. Met Recruiter on Campus (UCLA)
    2. Called Kathy Colobong (Director of the Program)
    3. Brief phone interview (reason of applying, background- such as school, major, location)
    4. After 1 week, 1 on 1 interview (I was in a group interview since I went with two of my classmates): basic questions, past experience questions, asking institutional questions regarding job.
    5. Was told to set up a fingerprinting schedule (this means you got the job)

    Interview Questions
    • Patience is required for this job since you will be handling civilians who may not speak English or may not speak at all (by personal difficulties such as disability). How would you handle stress in such situations when you can't do anything.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Job was far for me w/o car & Decided to take summer class instead.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Student Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Los Angeles.

    Interview Details

    Be very comfortable and confident. Know Microsoft office applications in and out since majority of your work will use some portion of this. Show that you are willing to learn. Also, come in with great references since they will go a long way to separate you from the crowd. If you are able to get an in-person interview then your chances are probably good, so be relieved.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you handle multiple assignment from multiple manager at the same time?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There really is no negotiation since everything including your work and pay is set in stone.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Chemist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles.

    Interview Details

    Very specific questions dealing with knowledge of chemistry. The interview is very formal, with a precise script. If you have familiarity with analytically chemistry, both theoretical and hands on experience you should do well. Focus on theoretical knowledge of GC, ICP, and MS instrumentation. Be ready to discuss in detail how and why you used those instruments.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you can confirm the concentration of a stock solution.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was little or no negotiation. They pay what they pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Volunteer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Los Angeles in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I contacted with an engineer who is hiring a volunteer. That was my first interview as well and i was very nervous. The interview includes general behavior questions and a few technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administrative Hearing Examiner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Los Angeles in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    I went to the main office in the Caltrans building in downtown Los Angeles. I had to complete 3 - 4 essays on how I would handle various situations dealing with customer service. I also had to discuss how I would apply the law to the facts of a given situation and make a fair ruling. After the essays I had to go and meet with a panel of interviewers and describe myself and my educational background. It also was helpful that I had previously worked for the department as an engineer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. It was a standard offer that I had to take.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    City of Los Angeles Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for intern position at the Office of the City Attorney. Very friendly and laid back. Mostly talked about my skills, interests and goals.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Los Angeles in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    getting on the elegibility list by interveiwing for civil service exam oral interview. Name courses you finished in school and how it pertains to your position, Getting an EIT will get you a high chance to get in at the associate level II.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you wanna work for City of Los Angeles   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Design or Construction work and which department you like to work for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Warehouse Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was an internal transfer. The initial posting was on an internal personnel website. After following the directions and faxing in my application and my resume, I waited for 2 weeks for a call for an interview date. During that time I began to study for the test. There are rumors that some people may have an advantage because they are coached by a team that has a bank of previously used Interview questions, not confirmed just rumor.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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