Turner Construction Interview Questions

Updated Sep 1, 2015
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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Turner Construction in October 2014.

    Interview

    Started with an on campus interview. Some what laid back with a few simple questions about my resume. Got invited to second round interview about a week later. Second round consisted of a dinner with Turner employees and about 10 other candidates. The next morning we all interviewed with about 6 people in the office. The office interviews are very laid back. Their main goal is to see if you are personable and that you would get along with everyone else at the company. Express your interest and be personable and you will do fine. Received an offer about a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain an unethical situation you had to deal with and how did you come to a solution   Answer Question
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    Project Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Turner Construction in September 2014.

    Interview

    Talked to two people at a campus career fair in September and was granted an interview the next day. The interview was in person with one guy. It only took half an hour. Very relaxed and laid back interview. Said they would follow up in November, but never heard back from them.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you had to work with a diverse team to accomplish something. Tell us about a time you had to work with a difficult person to get what you wanted.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    Two separate interviews. First interview was with two project executives and the office vice president. Real easy and relaxed interview style. The project executives were asking behavioral questions. Second interview with human resource manager and another vice president and one project executive.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Turner Construction in July 2014.

    Interview

    Interview was obained via an internal employee recommendation. Met with two HR associates and the direct report in the Marketing dept. Discussed job responsibilities and expectations of the position. They asked me to go through details on a recent project I worked on for my previous employer. I felt the interview was very much two sided as I asked many questions to help me determine if the position would be a good fit for both parties. The conversation was fluid and candid and I felt resulted in a very good interview. I followed up with three separate thank you letters to the individuals I met with. Never heard back from the company and heard through the grapevine the position has been filled.

    Interview Questions

    • The most difficult question is always salary expectation. Having been employed with my previous employer for over 20 years and also in a higher paying industry, my salary was on the higher end for an executive assistant. I answered "while salary is important, it is not the most important thing for me. I am more interested in the total package of a company. I would prefer to fit into your company's pay structure." This allows me the opportunity to not provide an actual $ amount which could help get me to the next round. Unfortunately, sometimes they will follow up with, "what did you make at your last job?" Once I give the number, I'm always told the position doesn't pay anywhere near that amount. If I'm interviewing for a position in a different industry I then counter with, "I realize having worked in the financial industry, the salaries are somewhat higher and all I would ask is that I be paid a marketable salary comparable to a person with my experience within your industry. The most unexpected question I was asked was, "what made my writing skills excellent?" That threw me and I'm still not sure if my response was adequate but I responded with, "In these times with communication being conducted mainly via e-mail, I have had to hone my writing skills in order to be effective in my job. The fact that my boss consistently asks me to respond to correspondence on his behalf indicates to me that my writing skills are up to par with his expectations. I personally think they are excellent but realize that is subjective.   Answer Question
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    Assistant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Turner Construction (San Diego, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The employees are friendly. It becomes clear that they are primarily interested in knowing if they would like working with you, not so much technicality. All behavioral questions. First interview was with three recruiters, the second was of four 1-on-1 45 minute interviews followed by a job site tour.

    Interview Questions

    • Ever been in a position where you disagree with the team’s decision or course of action. How did you deal with it/approach it? If not how would you. Why Turner? Why construction? What do you like most about it. One situation where I made an ethically responsible choice. Describe when there was a conflict amongst a group & how was it resolved   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Turner Construction (Anaheim, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Happens in 3 stages, one at the school to see if you can make it to the 1st round of interviews, then you have a one on one for the 1st round interview, then if you make it to 2nd round interviews you interview all day with upper management. During 2nd round interviews there is a break for lunch where you have the ability to talk to and ask questions to current employees in the office.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your most difficult situation you have faced in school or the workplace and how did you overcome that situation?   Answer Question
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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Turner Construction.

    Interview

    4 Interview. 3 Non-technical. One HR

    Interview Questions

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    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Turner Construction (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    5 minute career fair interview. Called back for a formal interview at the school with two people ( a PM and a HR rep). Called back for a final interview at Turner's HQ. The final interview took about 8 hours. Was a round robin type of interview with a lunch and site visit. My interview was at the end of November. Told i would get a call before the new year. I received a call on December 31st (literally a day before the new year) saying that they were still making their decision and I would hear back within the first quarter of 2014. Never heard back and tried to email with no response. The whole process was a great experience and all, but after gong through all of that I figured a company like Turner could at least let me know their decision. I would have put more effort into contacting Turner (i.e. calling), but I was able to secure a job a few days after I emailed. My advice, keep your options open.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical behavioral, work experience, life questions. When have you had to deal with a tough situation at work and what did you do?   Answer Question
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    Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Buffalo, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Turner Construction (Buffalo, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Turner Construction.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a situation you were involved with where it was difficult to work in a team Where do you see yourself ten years from now Why do you want to work in construction/ for Turner What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question
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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Turner Construction.

    Interview

    Talked to them at a school job fair. Was called to have a first round interview

    Interview Questions

    • tell me an about a time when someone else's culture made you change how you acted toward that person or situation.   Answer Question

See What Turner Construction Employees Are Saying

Engineer

  Current Engineer in Boston, MA

Pros: “Turner is very willing to work with your personal goals/extracurriculars. The work-life balance is pretty good and as a company they've been striving to improve since the industry...”“Turner is very willing to work with your personal goals/extracurriculars. The work-life balance is pretty good and as a company they've been striving to improve since the industry calls for long hours. It does vary project to project, and depends on the team you are working with. For the most part, the people at Turner are great to work with and make coming to work every day enjoyable.” – Full Review

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