PacifiCorp Interview Questions

Updated Jun 16, 2015
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  1.  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    First I had a 30 minute phone interview. I spoke with the general counsel and another attorney. At the second round I had four 45 minute interviews. I met with the general counsel and four other attorneys. One of the interviews was by video conference with the Reno office.

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    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PacifiCorp (Portland, OR) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Phone call to schedule phone interview. They called on time. I was very impressed with them. Wasn't nearly as prepared as I should have been, and at the time, not sure I would be free of other obligations, so I just decided to wing it. Interviewers were very professional, supportive and followed up later to let me know they filled the position. I got the impression they had a great team over there. I felt bad that I had let them down. The lead interviewer took the time to give me pointers on what to study up on and encouraged me to keep an eye out for other opportunities with their organization in the future. I did not expect any kind of response at all. Class act!

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PacifiCorp.

    Interview

    Applied online after talking with a contact of mine who works at PacifiCorp. Was contacted a couple weeks later for a phone interview. The interview was about 45 minutes long, not a single behavioral based question, very relaxed and easy interview.

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    • The questions were non behavioral based and many focused on safety and past experiences. Interviewers seemed as if they just wanted to get to know me and see if I was a good fit for the company. Interview was phone based   Answer Question
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    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PacifiCorp (Portland, OR) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Interview with 2 managers and 2 architects. 2 hr Interview was thorough almost combative with 1 architect monopolizing my interview with medium difficulty questions. 1 'manager' laughed at a couple of answers I gave. The other barely spoke. I got feedback quickly and was hired 2 weeks later!

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    • When a customer comes to our website, they can select which electric account they want to see details for. We use a 'pattern' to load several sets of details about the selected account. What Is that pattern called?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They required contract to hire, so I said yes ...naturally

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    Senior Systems Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at PacifiCorp.

    Interview

    I had been working as a contractor through an external agency and had been instrumental in putting together their website. This was a contract to hire position which seems to be their trademark. The hiring afterwards was a perfunctory job.

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    Lineman Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Casper, WY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PacifiCorp (Casper, WY).

    Interview

    Pain in the ass like all large corporations. Slow results and answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to change out three phase underground riser cutouts hot? (Rubber Gloving)   1 Answer
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    Legal and Government Affairs Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PacifiCorp (Portland, OR) in April 2011.

    Interview

    It was very short. I had two interviews. The initial interview was with a friend at the company. The second was with the whole Legal team. They really just asked me personal questions to gauge whether I was a good fit personality wise at the company. They didn't ask very hard questions, but did ask questions that forced me to think. My political experience was a large plus for them, as was my experience on Moot Court in Law School.

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at PacifiCorp (Salt Lake City, UT) in October 2010.

    Interview

    They initially called me and did a phone interview. About a month later they called me back and asked me to fly into Salt Lake City for an in-person interview. During the interview they asked me if I smoked, if I had a good driving record, and questions about project management. When I was done with the interview I had to take a test relating to forward and backwards pass on a WBS and how to deterimine the critical path. It was easy, but the symbols on the test do not match the normal symbols found in the PMBOK. They told me when I was hired that they had 1000 applicants and did 9 in-person interviews before hiring me.

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    • Tell us about a time when you had a project that was over budget. How did you you determine that there was a problem and how did you solve it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They called me and said they wanted me and how much they would pay me. They also sent me all the benefits info. It was not up for negotiation. Take it or leave it.

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    Support Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PacifiCorp (Salt Lake City, UT) in August 2010.

    Interview

    two people in the interview. it consisted mostly of how would you handle these type of challenges, etc

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