I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The United Illuminating Company in March 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed in-person. It was not technical in nature. Interviewed by telephone as well, it was miserable. Slow conversation with a lot of those behavioral interview questions. All my coworkers seemed to have the same experience with the same guy when they did a phone interview. Don't get discouraged when yours goes really poorly, I think that guy is used to it. Probably doing it on purpose to see how you work under pressure?
Interview Question – It was all a bunch of "name a time you faced a challenge" or "name a time your ethics were questioned" stuff. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't try to negotiate. It took them a long time to "settle out what the salary will be"
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The United Illuminating Company in February 2010.
Interview Details – Recommended by an internal Director in IT. Met with HR first. Followed by meeting the number 2 guy a week later. Agency (Russell Reynolds) indicated the CEO wanted someone with Utility background even though the number 2 guy indicated I would be a perfect fit. Oh well.
Interview Question – Why do you want to change from Consumer Products to Utility? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at The United Illuminating Company in October 2009.
Interview Details – The interview had a fairly friendly atmosphere. I was asked general questions about teams and project that I've worked on. There was strong emphasis on teamwork and leadership, which is fairly standard. There was a short reasoning question, but nothing hard. Ultimately, the job turned out to not be what I was looking for, but we had a friendly chat and I feel like I gained a lot from the experience.
Interview Question – Have you had any negative team experiences? Answer Question
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