Santa Clara Valley Water Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
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    Associate Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Resume submission, first-cut resume review, board interview w/practical test (explain engineering drawing), several subsequent phone conversations (for job details and scheduling), proof of qualifications, negotiation, physical, then employment (with 6-month probation).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated for higher step in pre-set salary schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    HEALTHY, HAPPY, VIBRANT PEOPLE NEED NOT APPLY. Although the interview was pretty straightforward - about clarifying work experienced tailored to the job - the interview vibe was very strange. Don't smile. Don't be at peace. Don't act friendly. Act like a drone. They did not like the fact that I am a happy, pleasant person. The final handshake was less than a wet noodle. It was more like flour!

    Interview Questions
    • None. Just be prepared to talk about how your past experience relates to the job description. No trick questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter - interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water.

    Interview Details

    I got contacted by a recruiter about the position. It was basically a lot of data entry and making a lot of "how-to" videos.

    Interview Questions
    • Very straightforward. They had a list of questions asking about skills.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I received an email from them for a panel/group interview. There were 3 interviewers. The interview was 20 minutes long. They had a list of common interview questions and basically went down the list and told me that I would have at most 20 minutes to answer their questions. I didn't like the format. I felt rush and uncomfortable. I didn't know how many questions were there and it was hard to time myself right without knowing how many questions would be asked.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Electrical Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview with unit manager, and two other engineers. The Interviewers were very courteous and gave me a good amount of time to answer any questions they had. It was a standard personality interview asking about my future goals, and other team related questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Panel interview with 3 people. People were nice and friendly. Make sure you express lot of interest in the water industry. Ask a lot of questions at the end. The interview is very informal and laid back. Seems like a nice place to work. I assume that most of the workers are out in the field since the whole office was empty.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you looking for an office type job or hands on job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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