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Pacific Gas and Electric Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    Gas Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied at the end of July. Did not hear anything from them until early October. First, a HR person called me that he inherited my profile from another HR who just left the company. Then, he arranged a phone interview for me to talk with my future colleagues. After finished the phone interview, they invited me to get an on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about safety procedures in PG&E.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Project Engineer - Substation Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric.

    Interview Details

    From the time you applied to getting selected takes about 2 weeks turnaround. You will get interview by a panel, usually from 2 - 4 interviewers. They will utilized a STAR method to ask you about 5 or so situations / result questions, and after that will be some technical and work experience question. The process takes about 1 hour

    Interview Questions
    • Described a situation where you were directed by upper management to make a decision in a non-compliance manner, what did you do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Project Management Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone screening with the senior recruiter, and she set up interview after I spoke with her for about 20 minutes. I had a one-hour interview with three managers, and they asked scripted STAR questions around company's core competencies. Following the interview, it was about 3-4 weeks before I had a response about whether or not I had gotten the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you made a mistake with your work. How did you handle it, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    • How would you develop an underperforming employee?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about your management style.   Answer Question
    • What would you do if funding for your program were cut?   Answer Question
    • What have you done recently to improve your professional development?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted quickly for interview; HR seemed nice, hiring manager not so much. Did not let me know about the job in a timely manner, by the time they got back to me I had time to decide I did not want it after all as it seemed they were disorganized and there were some conflicting stories regarding the company on the news

    Interview Questions
    • Regarding safety and technical questions not related to job posting   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They did not advertise the correct job

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Apprentice Communication Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Called in for an interview and was asked a mix of STAR questions and hands on questions. This is an apprentice position, so its entry level, but they want you to have experience in the field.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time when blank happened, what did you do and what was the result"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Fairly straightforward interview process. Asked general questions about my background and eventually asked a scripted series of questions concerning my experiences and qualifications. Very down to earth hiring staff and Business Analyst team. All there for the right reasons. The role was essentially an internal consultant/team chief of staff role.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was an out of town candidate. Two phone interviews then on-site interview. Questions were basic and not difficult. Overall process was just ok.

    On-site, I did not feel that anyone was very welcoming and did not get a good vibe that would make me want to relocate. Four 1:1 interviews mainly with questions read from a list. A lot of repeat questions in each interview. Easy test at the end. After, dead air for at least a month and was then asked to do another phone interview with other seniors on the team, which I declined. Has been very difficult to get reimbursed for interview expenses incurred.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication from HR took approximately 2 weeks from initial application. Several basic HR phone screenings led to a video interview with the hiring manager. Two weeks later they flew me out for a meet-and-greet. This consisted of a tour of the facility and several informal interviews with those I would be working with.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about PG&E? And why would you be an asset to our company?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salarynot enough to offset the COL.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of behavioral questions - STEM style. It took 15-20 min to be done and be done with. Be prepared to stay calm and talk about past experiences as detailed and straight to the point as possible. Bring a power point presentation with you to show, it will help the interviewer to understand your communication skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a situation where you had to resolve an issue.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Public Relations Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by two in person interviews with as single interviewer. Was told I would be contacted shortly for a final interview and my contact at the company then stopped replying to my emails and phone calls. Overall easy interview process that mostly consisted going over my background as it relates to the position I would be filling. Would have been a positive experience if not for the sudden cutting of all contact.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about how my personality would relate to the job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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