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State of Colorado Interview Questions

Updated Oct 6, 2014
Updated Oct 6, 2014
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three levels of interview, including a written exam, oral exam, and panel interview. It was a very time consuming process. The top six candidates made it passed the first round and the top three candidates made it to the final round.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember the exact interview questions, but I recall that it was very specific to the job position. I'm not sure that studying would have really prepared me for the questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at State of Colorado in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Exactly like it was detailed in other reviews....one panel interview and the decisions was made. Each applicant was given less then 10 minutes to answer 5-7 typed questions. The panel said nothing as the applicant rambles on answering the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Very standard question direction pertaining to the position. Nothing tricky!   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They bring everyone on at the bottom of the salary range.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Rehabilitation Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at State of Colorado.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy time from application to interview to hire. HR tends to lose things, so best to stay in close contact with them. Written questions, then if you pass, you get panel interview. Panel varies depending on what office is hiring. Could be all supervisors, or just people in that participular office.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. State job, solid pay scale.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Rehabilitation Counselor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at State of Colorado.

    Interview Details

    Written interview, then panel interview. Process was slow but that was based on hold ups at HR rather than with the interviewing office. Important to follow up with HR on regular basis to make sure your documentation has been submitted appropriately and follow up as required.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding the daily flow of work in the organization. Difficult because I had not worked in this type setting before.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Legal and Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at State of Colorado in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I have to admit that this was one of the most lackluster and shoddy interviews ever conducted. First, I received an email notifying me that I was to choose two of the best interview times that they listed. After responding, I received a notification telling me that those times were unavailable. After choosing another set of interview times I was then notified that the interview was to be rescheduled.

    Prior to the rescheduled interview, I was notified that it would last approximately one hour. The interview lasted 27 minutes. To add insult to injury, 15 minutes into the interview, one of the interviewers kept looking at the clock as I was answering their questions. There were only four questions asked and were as basic as asking me if I know how to tie my shoes. It was absolutely terrible and I was not impressed by the questions, interview, or the panel members who have sub par work experience and education to begin with (yes, I looked them up on Linkedin).

    Knowing how Colorado State and City government operates and how people receive these types of positions, I am certainly under the impression that the position was already filled and individuals like myself had their time wasted because of "protocol". Seriously, a waste and a discredit to those who try to avoid this nonsense. I would rather have been called prior to the interview and been told not to suit up as opposed to coming in and wasting my time with these unprofessionals.

    Thankfully, I was not fully interested in the position since I have recently interviewed for three others that are almost double the salary that this one offers. : )

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    QA Analyst/Software Tester Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at State of Colorado in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    State requires several written answers and then phone interview, face-to-face, and takes several weeks. You don't know how many others they are interviewing. This was for an 'at-will' unclassified job. If the job is 'classified' it just means you have to take a skills test before interviewing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    In the elevator, the manager asked, how much are you looking for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at State of Colorado in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Being a government enterprise, they have a very standard systematic way of hiring. HR rates each submission and the highest rated applications get interviews. You interview with a panel of people who score you. The highest scores get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Given this hypothetical scenario, how would you go about approaching this problem?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director of Claims Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at State of Colorado in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was mostly about managing people, dealing with problems.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at State of Colorado in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was tough and it was quite honestly a joke

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation set salary
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at State of Colorado in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Make sure you make your resume as clear as possible non-technical people weed teh resumes that come in bvia mail/email.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were regarding knowledge of the state budgeting system   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was too low.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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