Southern California Edison Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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    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+ weeks - interviewed 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.  

    Application Developer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Southern California Edison in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    50% Behavior questions and 50% technical questions. Technical questions are depent on job specification but database knowledge is a must!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    you could gamble and ask the HR to negotiate for you with the hiring manager. Not recommended because lot of people are looking for job ;)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Telephone Operator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Southern California Edison in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had about 3 or 4 interviews including a phone interview. Interview were what I expected. I was nervous, but everyone was very nice and made me feel comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • The testing is the most nerve wrecking and difficult part of the whole experience. I'm great at what I do. I'm a great employee, and I have a lot of quality work to offer...however I'm a horrible test taker.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was fair and I was happy to take it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Material Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Interviewers asks questions on how one would handle a given situation, provide examples of experience that fit the position applied for, what are the interviewee's strengths and weaknesses.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Training Specialist III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Southern California Edison in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview/onboarding took about 1.5-2 months. #1 Phone/Skype interview with recruiter, #2 In person interview with exclusive contracting agency, #3 3-person in-person panel interview with supervisors.

    Interview Questions
    • The asked variations of the same standard questions which was annoying. Boss you disagreed with and what did you do about it. (What if you've never disagreed with a boss?) Most difficult situation. Most difficult project, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Category Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Southern California Edison in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Dimensional interview questions 12 max. Hiring managers and one other interviewer sharing pre-written questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you react if a long term employee got loud and opinionated during a decision making group staff meeting? How would it change your decision and how would you deal with that employee.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Extensive interview questions regarding values, HR scenarios, communication techniques. Role playing. Expect a panel interview. You will be scored by each individual for each question. The hiring process weeds out applicants up front by scoring a matrix of must haves. Be clear on you resume because the HR folks generally have little if any experience in you subject matter area. They will simply look for key words on the resume.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    HR rep misrepresented the ability to make a better offer. Be very explicit regarding what you want and get it in writing. The staffing people seem to think their job is to lowball applicants. Often this happens without the hiring department's knowledge. Maybe its in their performance metrics???
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Southern California Edison in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with talent acquisition.
    Interview with reporting senior and two of your peer group.

    Interview Questions
    • Please describe a situation in which you led a cross functional group, what problems you encountered and how you solved the/those prooblems?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated and on work hours, school attendance, bonus and base salary.
    Very reasonable and quick response times with counter offers.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Training Specialist III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen by Recruiter - Phone screen by manager - Panel Interview - Leader interview and sign-off

    Interview Questions
    • How do you print from an excell document   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Instructional Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview Details

    Long and tedious. Took over 6 months from first application to stepping in the door.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard questions about ADDIE processes. Nothing exceptionally hard   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is suggested. They will accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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