Southern California Edison Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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  1.  

    Electrical Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pomona, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pomona, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Southern California Edison in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    There was only an in-person interview, where they asked about cyber-security, the role of NERC, WECC, whether I had experience reading one line diagrams, draw a one line diagram of the power system including the main components such as transformers, circuit breakers, buses, power source, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • If there was a cyber-attack that completely disrupted the power system, what component(s) do you think that the hackers would try to control or disable?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they offered a rate per hour, and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applying online was relatively painless and received a phone screen one day after applying online... I was told that selected candidates would receive a call within two weeks for an interview. I never got a call back, but the online application still says that the job status is active and still accepting applications, so I slightly feel in the dark about whether I'm still a contender or not.... I would appreciate a call/email back stating that I wasn't selected if that's the case.

    Interview Questions
    • None, the phone screen was just asking for more clarifications on the resume you submit... very relaxed screening.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Dimensional interview process focused on specific competencies such as communication, conflict resolution, work management, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • None. All are scripted and straight to the point. No brainteaser questions. This company is too sophisticated.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Customer Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Theres lots of steps here but its worth it! Dont be scared!

    1. Apply online at sce.com
    2. Check your email everyday twice a day
    3. You will receive an email to go to testing, there are study guides available depending on the position.
    4. You get a call/email to schedule an interview with 2 managers or HR recruiters
    5. In a few days you get a call with a job offer. I got my call as I'm walking out of the interview so sometimes it can be quick!

    good Luck!

    Interview Questions
    • They ask a lot of scenario questions. As in " Have you ever been in a situation ..and what did you do etc. Behavioral questions about prior employment experience. Stay calm, its not timed. and be approachable but professional!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation BUT lots of raises and bonuses early on so dont get upset =)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technical Specialist Scientist IV Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southern California Edison in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    You will need to fill out a profile and cover all areas of responsibilities! Each job is posted for a limited time period so note the time limit for applying for each job. Hiring process can be very slow (3 to 4 months before you hear back about the job you applied for.) You will only have one interview and there will be more than one person interviewing you at the same time (2 to 4 usually). It will be a “dimensional interview” so be prepared for that type of interview. They will ask questions like, describe a time when you had to perform a task and you didn’t have enough time to complete the task. What did you do? They most likely will not look at you too much during the interview because they will be busy writing down your response. Pay attention, if they are not writing while you are responding then, you are off track in regards to the question asked.

    It most likely is a professional office environment. The dress code depends on location and job. Most people work in a cubical in the office environment. They have a strong safety culture environment which includes IT safety and no tailgating. Most people working there do not have college degrees. When you accept a job you are stuck in that position for 18 months before you can apply for another job without VP written approval. Overall the people are very nice and a pleasure to work with. You will work there because of the people and the compensation.

    Interview Questions
    • It will be a “dimensional interview” so be prepared for that type of interview. They will ask questions like, describe a time when you had to perform a task and you didn’t have enough time to complete the task. What did you do? Describe a time when you had to get a job accomplished and you can not reschedule the work and you are told you are not going to receive parts on time for this planned work, What did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You can negotiate salary, signing bonus, and moving expenses.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Manager II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, phone interview w/ HR Recruiter, Panel interview w/ 3 Managers (including hiring).

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not budge on offer which was based on MRP
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Professional Intern I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Apply online at edisonjobs.com. Include a resume and cover letter. Describe what time of position you are looking for in your cover letter. Generally have internships across all departments.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were a team leader and had to deal with an issue of a team member?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was okay. The lady that talked to me on the phone was nice and polite. We did some back-and-forth for salary and hiring bonus, which I got most of what I wanted. The interview was VERY long and the questions were really convaluded. By the time they were done asking the question, I had to ask them to repeat and take notes on it.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest question was difficult because it limited my response to a specific type of experience, along with being multi-part; it had to do with being a member of a team to accomplish a project in which team members disagreed on the product.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Reporting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irwindale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irwindale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Southern California Edison in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring Process took over two months. A brief telephonic interview from HR followed by an panel interview with two managers for over an hour. Questions were all behavioral in nature like" Give me an instance where you have done this in the past etc.." . No technical questions asked.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Southern California Edison in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    They already know who they want when they interviewed...it was all done for show.

    Interview Questions
    • Something in regards to starting a project from scratch, and all the steps in between. Their questions seem to pertain to one particular project that only an internal applicant would have knowledge of.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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