Sargent & Lundy Interview Questions

Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
28 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Structural Associate I Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sargent & Lundy.

    Interview

    Took a very long time between submitting resume and first contact with HR. Afterwards they promptly scheduled interview. Were very accommodating in allowing me a long time to transition out of my old position before starting with S&L. Interview was very simple. No questions really caught me off guard. The interview was about half the interviewer asking questions about my background, and half me asking him questions about what my roles and responsibility would be with their organization.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were particularly difficult to answer. Interview was very straight forward since I'd previously worked with the interviewer (with a different company) so he was very aware of my capabilities.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very Simple. HR rep was great to work with, and very responsive and informative.

  2.  

    Mechanical Designer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    was not interviewed to be re-hired. since I worked there before people knew me and therefore a formal interview was not needed. since most people knew me it was back to work as usual again.

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    Structural Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sargent & Lundy.

    Interview

    Typically, you meet with 4 people; HR Represenative, a senior manager, engineer manager and a younger engineer. Interviews last for most of the day and they will take you out for lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • They did not really ask anything difficult. Mostly they told me about the company   Answer Question
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  5. Helpful (1)  

    Substation Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Immediately went to a sit down interview, no phone interview The interview process involved a one-on-one interview for 30 minutes with 5 different people. Very standard questions involving past work experiences and college class work. Went out to lunch with a young engineer working at the company afterwards and then went over benefits with HR member.

    Interview Questions

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Associate I Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Sargent & Lundy (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I found the job posting online and applied directly to the company, soon after I heard back via email that they wanted to bring me in for an interview. Soon after I was flown to Chicago where I met with 5 people one-on- one with various experiences within the company as well as a lunchtime meeting. The next day I was offered a job over the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to explain some of the technical projects I had worked on in the past.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate with this being my first job out of college, although I wish I would have.

  7.  

    Entry Level Structural Engineer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sargent & Lundy.

    Interview

    Applied online a few months before seeing them at career fair. Met the lady at career fair and talked to her for about 10 minutes. Gave her my resume. Heard nothing for about 2 weeks, then got a call for a personal interview. The interview will take up the entire day.

    Interview Questions

    • There were not unexpected questions. Just be yourself.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sargent & Lundy.

    Interview

    It was a day long interview process. You met with 5 different engineers in your discipline and department. They asked you typical questions and what you did in past jobs. It was all pretty standard. They have an engineer take you out to lunch as part of the process as well.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very good. They were open to hear me out and responded in a timely manner.

  9.  

    Structural Associate I Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sargent & Lundy (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Met with them at a career fair event and gave them my resume, then a week later I received a call for an interview. The interview was 4 hours long, lunch included. It was very simple and to the point. I met with HR first, then 2 engineering managers and the VP of the structural engineering department all individually in a quiet room, then went to lunch with 2 newer engineers that were hired within 2-5 years. After lunch, I met back up with HR then was told I'd hear news back from them within 1-2 weeks. All of the conversations of the interview were regarding my experiences and school, internships or volunteer work. They were interested in what I was interested in and explained the management structure and benefits of working for S&L. There was nothing technical and everyone was extremely friendly. The hardest part waiting after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was unexpected if you studied the company's background. Nothing was technical, it was all getting to know you questions.   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Structural Engineer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Sargent & Lundy.

    Interview

    As a female, my interviewer made me very uncomfortable. He made a joke that I would be spending my free time at Sargent and Lundy "looking out the window at boys walking by" and made jokes about how I would be constantly trying to find a boyfriend within the engineering staff. It made me feel uncomfortable and I felt demeaned as an engineer. Now, reading the reviews about Sargent and Lundy being an "Old Boys Club" I have made inferences about the culture at Sargent and Lundy.

    My interview was very easy as I was not asked technical questions about my job. Instead, I was told that my job as a structures engineer at another company had no similarities to the job they were looking to fill. And basically it was suggested that since I was young (and I get the feeling that perhaps me being female was relevant) I knew nothing about engineering. I was not given an on site interview.

    This interview made me feel very uncomfortable and made me appreciate the culture present at my current job.

    Interview Questions

    • None. Wasn't asked much other than to briefly go over my college job that had nothing to do with engineering.   Answer Question
  11.  

    Structural Associate II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sargent & Lundy (Chicago, IL) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Submit application at College Job Fair or online.
    Get call asking if I'm still interested.
    Submit Transcripts and Resume via email to HR rep via email.
    Schedule 4-6hour in office interview with 2 current engineers, the discipline manager and an HR rep.
    HR rep outlines the company 401k / benefits. 2 current engineers outline the day to day work. Discipline Manager outlines the expectations and how promotions work. Discipline manager and HR rep have the most say in things and most engineers will give you a positive review if your social-able and make it sound like you'd be a good guy to work with day to day.

    Interview Questions

    • S&L management expects you to work lots of overtime and some of the questions are geared towards figuring out if you are willing to come in on weekends or stay past 5 during the week.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    HR Rep called to tell me what they were offering. I was straight out of college and S&L was offering me $10,000 a year more than the next best offer I got so I just took the offer on the phone right away. Looking back I should have thanked them for the offer and then countered via email a few days later asking for a few more vacation days to start. Thats the kind of thing I've heard fellow employees say was easy to get added.

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