Puget Sound Energy Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2014
Updated Jul 24, 2014
22 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Entry Level Job Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone interview about 45 mins in length, and the next week a face to face interview with the team I'd be working with. The phone interview was very basic (skills, qualifications, case study) and the face to face was more of a pinpoint Q&A based on the job. The building is very nice and the attire is business casual.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was not much negotiation. Salary was pretty set but there is a little wiggle room on vacation days
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    EIT Engineer In Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call to set up with a Skype interview with two engineers. But the interview was just about behavior questions. Result came after a week, no offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What interests you about this position in PSE?

      What special aspects of your work experience and education have prepared you for this position?

      In a big picture, what is important to you in a company? What things do you look for in our organization?

      strengths and weaknesses.

      Describe a difficult obstacle you had to overcome, how did you handle it and how did you learn from it.

      Please describe for us your decision making style.

      Describe the best team environment you participated in.

      What kind of job do you see yourself holding 5 to 10 years from now?

      Tell us the biggest or the most important presentation you have given.

      Describe the most significant success and the failure in the last a few years. Start with the success and when you talk about the failure, how did you learn from it?

      So what would you do if there is policy within your working group that you did not agree with?.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Customer Service Representative I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    straight forward hiring process, very long background check, textbook questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very comfortable interview. Three member panel- each had different questions to ask. Technical as well as personal questions asked. Never felt under immense pressure. Hiring process didn't take too long. Great communication.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected was asked, I was well prepared, and felt comfortable throughout entire interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Call Center Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bothell, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bothell, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was a brief phone interview. Second interview was with a panel of supervisors: one peer, one who would be my supervisor, and one who was her supervisor. Mostly behavior based questions about leadership style and past handling of managerial challenges. Final interview was a round robin with two other candidate involved. We took turns going through "stations." One was another interview with a panel of supervisors, one was an interview with a panel of direct reports, and one was call center observation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially called into first interview with hiring manager and 2 peers. Called back 1 week later for 2nd round interview with same hiring manager and a senior manager. Was called back 2 weeks later with job offer. Interviews were fairly laid back and behavioral based. I was made comfortable as the interviewers were friendly, up front, and seemingly down to earth. Seemed to be painful delays between interviews and next steps. Apparently a director was on vacation was the reason for the 2 week duration between 2nd interview and phone call with job offer. Overall a pleasant experience with the in person interviews but nerve wracking with regard to the lag between steps.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the first 3 things you will do when you walk into the office on your first day?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy.

    Interview Details

    My resume was forwarded by someone who was then working at PSE to a hiring manager. That person then told me to apply online. I did. I was called for an onsite interview. Lasted about 1 hour. A healthy mix of technical and personality type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • None, standard type questions on aspirations, why PSE, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Do negotiate. All managers have some wiggle room in their budgets. They almost low-ball you expecting you to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Except for helping to place the initial ad, HR does not do a lot in the recruiting process. The hiring manager is on his/her own.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Convoluted. I had to work with a middle person who had no authority to make decisions, so had to propose a change and then wait until the hiring manager made a decision
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    No technical questions, mainly behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give us an example of a time you were put in a compromising position ethically?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Puget Sound Energy in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Not a very difficult interview. Though it was for a technical position, most of the questions were non-technical in nature. I guess they determine that a candidates technical skills are a match before they even bring you in for an interview. Questions were mostly behavioral; describe a situation in your career where you experience this... Interviewers were friendly enough.

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    • Describe a situation where you've had to be a strong advocate for your team.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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