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Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Tetra Tech (Green Bay, WI) in March 2015.
There were two people interviewing me, they were dressed in hoodies and jeans. They seemed very good ol boy club, swearing and laughing during the interview. They briefly reviewed my resume asking questions about my experience. The interview seemed more like a sales pitch rather than them getting to know the candidate. However, they did want to be sure that I could work long hours and understand chain of command. I was given a tour of the facility and that was it. The whole experience lasted about one hour. Additionally they asked how much I wanted to earn, but then said it was already a set salary anyways. Seemed like a good foot in the door at a large consulting firm, however not very family friendly.
- Are you willing to work 12 hour days 6 days a week? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Tetra Tech (Newark, DE) in October 2014.
I received a call in follow up to my online application, there were a few brief questions before we set up an in-person interview. I came in and had a 2 hour interview with the person who would be my direct manager, which was great because I got all the information I could want on the office and the role. The in-person interview was fairly comprehensive, with skills and behavioral questions, but still somewhat laid back.
- Describe a time you've experienced failure, and how you responded to it. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Tetra Tech (Arlington, VA).
Stay away from this company. They hire people from one nationality and if you are not one of them, you will not be comfortable. I had to wait 50 minutes foe the project manager who interviewed me because he was riding the metro coming back from a client's location! Tetra Tech office space is nice but the programmers are not on the same floor, AMTI office space is old, rusty, dark and unorganized cubical offices. I nailed all their questions, the project manager asked a question and he requested his employees to answer his question but they didn't know the correct answer. of course I answered correctly and the employees didn't feel comfortable. He brought them in to interview me technically and when they found that I am much better than them, they started asking some tricky questions which was not a problem at all. After all, I was told that I will get the job and that the project manager is going to send me an email soon to prepare for the background check. I didn't hear back from him for 2 months and then he sent an email apologizing and he said that he is willing to explain what happened. I replied to his email but he didn't get back to me at all.
- Nothing was difficult Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The hiring and interview process is what you'd expect from most generic interviews. You'll have a phone screen, then in-person interview. Interview questions are not surprising. Just talk about your past experiences, weakness, strengths, etc.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Tetra Tech (Framingham, MA) in May 2014.
Process took 1 month. Started with a phone call from HR to set up in person interview. Arrived at tetra tech for said date and had three one on one interviews with human resources personnel being a no show. Standard behavorial and experience questions. After last interview, a tour attempt of office was given. No news afterwards. No attempt to communication after interview to process to either confirm hire or finding a better candidate. Horrible lack of organization by personnel.
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Tetra Tech in April 2014.
Applied online. Was directly contacted by the project engineer of the office and had a brief phone interview. An interview was scheduled through email for one week later. The interview was very straight forward and laid back. Was given the offer a couple hours later by phone. Be confident of your skills and background and do your best to relate to the job duties.
- What are some related coursework or experiences that you have had that is related what we do at this office? Answer Question
Compensation was stated during the interview for the intern position.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Tetra Tech (San Diego, CA) in February 2014.
I initially posted my resume to the company website. Finally received a phone call from the Energy Department HR Manager a few weeks later. I had an initial phone conversation with the HR Manager. A week later I completed a series of phone interviews over the course of a few days. First the Project Manager for the REM position interviewed me , which included technical questions regarding job related experience. Next interview was with the Energy Department HR Manager. Questions and information was mostly HR related areas i.e. benefits, chain of command, company policy. Final interview was with the Department Director which included a meet/greet conversation and finished with a verbal salary offer. Overall it was a good interview process. No real tough questions, just lengthy conversations to really get to know you, as they primarily do phone interviews.
- Nothing unexpected for the position I was applying. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Tetra Tech.
Emails, one interview then lunch. Met with managers, direct reports, and HR. Pretty simple and straight forward. Not a lot of negotiating wiggle room. Not a lot of fluff. Offer in mail and/or phone within two weeks, start date was flexible. One on one time with others…..kind of shopped around a little bit.
- I didn't find any questions difficult or unexpected. They are interested in your experience, desires, and goals. Answer Question
No wiggle room
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Tetra Tech (Denver, CO).
Interviewed by phone, by the project manager doing the hiring very simple and very down to earth great guy easy to get along with
- Very general and basic down to earth questions asked. Answer Question
I got my asking price on everytning, be able to walk the talk
- No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Tetra Tech in January 2014.
I submitted my application & I was called within two days for a phone interview (~30 min), and then two days later for an in-person interview (~ 2 hrs) which lasted about 30 min.
- The phone interview was pretty basic- hardest questions was 'Describe a major challenge at a previous job you had to overcome & how did you?". From the in-person interview: 1. Describe a time when a project outcome was not 100%. How did you decide when enough was enough? How did you decide when to say the project was finished? 2. Describe a time in the past when you had a problem with a client. How did you deal with the client and resolve the problem? 3. If you had to work for someone with a tyrranical management style, how would you handle it? Answer Question
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