Southern California Edison Engineer I Interview Questions

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Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southern California Edison in June 2014.

Interview

It took about a month and a half after the initial phone interview to get the final in-person interview. The in-person interview consisted of a panel of engineers, (3-4), asking various behavioral questions, like "Give an example of a time that you were wrong in an engineering calculation, and how you went about to correct it", "Give an example of when you had a disagreement with a colleague and what you did to resolve it". After several of these types of questions, there were some position-specific questions to evaluate the interviewee's competency and understanding of the skills and knowledge required. After the interview, it took exactly 1 week to hear back with the offer.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a situation when you were unable to meet a deadline.   Answer Question

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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    The panel consisted of the engineering hiring manager and two engineers from the specific department. Asked behavioral question and technical question. How would you do this and that if given a situation. Draw the power system from transmission to distribution with your protective elements!! The detailed the better. Put in some relays to your breakers, know what type of relays.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of the elements in a power system?   1 Answer
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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pomona, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southern California Edison (Pomona, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    It was 1 interview, about an hour long. 4 or 5 Engineering managers present. Dress professionally, most interviewers are in suit/tie. Study HR type questions for interview. Know an example of when you worked on a team, when you had a conflict and how you resolved it, why do you want to work at Edison.

    Interview Questions

    • Know how to describe the power system   1 Answer
    • What would you do if you had 5 pressing tasks? How do you manage your time?   Answer Question
    • Know parts of a transformer, how it works, basics   1 Answer
    • Why do you want to work at Edison?   Answer Question
    • Know a situation where you worked successfully in a team.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No.

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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Southern California Edison (Santa Ana, CA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    H.R. contacted me via email asking if I would be available for an interview within the week. Since I had not formally applied to a position, I was a little surprised. It turned out my resume was pulled from recruitment fair. Since this was a fair recruitment, a job description was not provided. Edison interviews you once at a job location, and that is usually it. The interview consist of two parts, first the STAR interview, and then a technical interview. The technical interview relates to technical information about the job. Edison’s STAR approach is a little different than most, they do not ask you to call upon your previous experience, instead they provide a situation with numerous detail, and ask to solve the problem. In many incidences the interviewers will expand and adlib to the original question, turning the interview into a role-play situation.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Edison?   Answer Question
    • Given situation A, B, C, D and E what would you do to perform all five tasks, and in which order.   Answer Question
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