Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Pacific Gas and Electric
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- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in July 2015.
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.
- 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
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in October 2014.
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.
- What do you know about safety procedures in PG&E. 1 Answer
I did not negotiate.
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA).
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
- 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
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in September 2014.
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.
- 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
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in August 2014.
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
- Regarding safety and technical questions not related to job posting Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
They did not advertise the correct job
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in July 2014.
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.
- "Tell me about a time when blank happened, what did you do and what was the result" Answer Question
Helpful (3)Declined OfferAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in June 2014.
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.
- 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.
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in May 2014.
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.
- Talk about a situation where you had to resolve an issue. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA) in May 2014.
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.
- Questions about how my personality would relate to the job. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Pacific Gas and Electric (San Ramon, CA).
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.
- What would you do if you were having a conflict with another employee? 1 Answer
They made an offer and I didn't negotiate because it was the highest offer I had received.
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