POWER Engineers Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014
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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boise, ID
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boise, ID
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It was very informal lunch. The man interviewing me had shorts, a tee shirt, and a ball cap on which made me really overdressed. It was an entry level position so there was no technical questions asked. The interview was basically to see if my personality would fit well with his group.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical or business questions were asked. Probably because this was an entry level position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Production Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at POWER Engineers.

    Interview Details

    Long

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I got grilled at a career fair, about a half hour of very technical questions. He said he was quizzing my school, not me, but that's not how it felt to me. After many emails, networking, following up I got a behavioral interview with HR. Long behavioral phone interview, tell me a time when etcc etcc.. They had heard I got pretty technical at the career fair so the HR rep wasn't sure if I would have to do another technical interview. Turns out I did, phone call with several people on the other end.. super technical.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you know that your software program is giving you correct results.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Had other offers with relocation packages and higher pay

    Declined Offer
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at POWER Engineers in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Standard phone call followed by informal in-person interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They play dumb about how much an engineer should really make.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Surveyor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hiring took nearly a month to get back with me and another month to hire me on. The company is under new management so the interview process is likely different

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Electrical Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Hailey, ID
    Anonymous Employee in Hailey, ID
    Application Details

    interviewed at POWER Engineers in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two months after I had applied online, I finally received a phone call from HR. We scheduled a phone interview for later that week. The phone interview was your basic HR type interview. The woman said I did very well at the end of the interview and explained that I would be contacted in the next two weeks to schedule a technical interview. I haven't heard from them since, and the job is still posted on their site over 1 year later.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was all HR type questions. What do you look for in a mannager?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    IT Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boise, ID
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boise, ID
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at POWER Engineers in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Simple verbal interview.
    Great HR rep prepped me on culture and presentation as it was much different than other places and that made an impact on me from the start.
    Very simple informal interview.
    Expectations were laid out immediately growth options and opportunities and such were all very straightforward.
    Pay offer was much higher than similar places in this area, even though cost of living is low in Boise.

    Interview Questions
    • Not so much a question. But the culture is so relaxed and work driven, it is hard to not overdress for the interview or stress when you shouldn't.
      Power cares about the work you do, not your clothes and such.
        View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Simple and initial offer was outstanding with reasoning for amount and raise opportunities and progression made clear immediately.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Power Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Clarkston, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Clarkston, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at POWER Engineers in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first round was a HR interview, asked about previous experiences, personality questions etc. The second round was an on-site interview consisting of a presentation and a technical interview. The technical interview was on basics of power systems, protection, types of relays and their operation.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain mho relay, differential relay, overcurrent relays.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Electrical Substation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Boise, ID
    Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at POWER Engineers in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication started with a recruiter at school. One week later I was contacted by the company and booked a flight to come out and interview. The interview lasted 8 hours and consisted of numerous one-on-ones with senior engineers and a couple group interviews with other employees. About a month and a half later, I was told I did not receive the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Boise, ID
    Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ week - interviewed at POWER Engineers in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a position through their website. Afterward, about a week and a half later, I exchanged emails with the hiring manager over a two week period and he called me the following week. The interview seemed awkward because he didn't seem to understand the concepts behind some of the technical questions he asked me - at times it seemed like I knew more about the discipline than he did. Ultimately he called back to make me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the offer based on the reviews I read on Glassdoor and things colleagues who knew the company had told me.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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