Pacific Gas and Electric Interview Questions in San Ramon, CA

Updated Jul 31, 2015
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    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    there was a interview panel of two, they informed you who will be interviewing you. The panel was very calm and friendly, making the interview more of a conversational type. The whole interview lasted about an hour long. There were STAR related questions in the first half, and technical questions for the second half. You're able to ask questions at the end if you like.

    Interview Questions

    • if you're given documentation or project files that need to be sent out or turned in with some noticeable errors what would you do? The engineer in charge is not available and must be sent out immediately.   Answer Question
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    Gas Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Project Engineer - Substation Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA).

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Project Management Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Apprentice Communication Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Senior Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Salarynot enough to offset the COL.

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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Public Relations Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    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
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    Computer Systems Programmer/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Ramon, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA).

    Interview

    Lots of "what if" scenarios were presented and you needed to say what you would do. Out of college I had two sets of interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you were having a conflict with another employee?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They made an offer and I didn't negotiate because it was the highest offer I had received.

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