US Army Corps of Engineers Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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    Soldier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Springfield, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    background check, drug test, MEPS Processing

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. Pay grades are set organization-wide.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    Took about 3 weeks after making a referral list to be asked to interview. Interview was 45 min, 8 questions. No second interview. Had to call and ask the status, they dont seem to let you know if you don't get selected. Asked pretty general questions, want examples of specific projects, teamwork, leadership

    Interview Questions
    • How have you worked on difficult technical projects and how did you lead the team doing so? Describe the technical project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Natural Resource Specialist (Park Ranger) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tulsa, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tulsa, OK
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers.

    Interview Details

    for me it went so smoothly, i let my work history speak for itself in my resume and created a usa jobs account and that was it

    Interview Questions
    • what experience did i have in dealing with people in stressful situations where you are going to outline the policies to gain their compliance with those said policies   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    it was really straight forward, the policies outline what the position starts at and has the potential to make in the future
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Realty Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Orleans, LA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Orleans, LA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The job process starts with the United States Government Employment website USAJobs. A resume is submitted and must go through a centralized processing center. If deemed qualified, the resume will be referred to the department that is seeking to hire. However, only the top 3 to 5 applicants will be forwarded. I was contacted for a phone interview based on my resume. The interview lasted approximately 1 hour. I was then contacted by HR to inquire if I wanted the position. Some paperwork had to be submitted and they paid for relocation. Some outstanding individuals but for the most part, I was underwhelmed by the quality of the workforce. The work culture is overwhelmed by a sense of entitlement and an overall feeling of mediocrity.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult work experience and explain how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    • Why do I want to work for the Corps of Engineers in New Orleans?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Finance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Millington, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Millington, TN
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Structured interview in a conference room. Panel of five directors and executives taking turns asking questions. Following the interview I was asked to step out while the panel discussed my interview. Five to ten minutes later several of the interviewers came out and offered me a position. Following the interview I was given the details of the position, signed some papers, and was taken to be fingerprinted.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No position or pay negotiation. Start date and work hours are negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Louisville, KY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Louisville, KY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the job online. Was contacted via phone and offered a phone interview. The interview took place about a week later and lasted about an hour. There were two interviewers who asked about 10 questions in total. The interview questions were basic and boring. I did not rehearse, but the interviewers seemed impressed with my answers. I was contacted a few days later and informed that I had not been selected for the position I interviewed for, but was offered the same job at a lower pay grade. I accepted the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not consider myself in a position to negotiate. I needed the job in the location I interviewed for and was willing to take whatever was offered in order to move to Louisville.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Concord, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very simple straightforward process. Found the job online and came in to meet the team and chatted about different kinds of projects they were working on. Supervisor asked a simple market sizing question and requested a writing sample. Received the offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by the construction management division. It's a 3:1 interview, but they are super nice and casual. They basically just asked me to give detail info on the things that I've put on my resume (i.e.: if you mention about a course project on your resume, they would ask you what that project is about...). No technical problems, no writing test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Aquatic Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vicksburg, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vicksburg, MS
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I met my lab manager at lunch in VIcksburg, MS. We discussed my previous experience of working as a field/lab biologist in college. We also discussed how under the gun the lab was for their latest project, so i volunteered to work that day. My manager (as well as his manager) said "We've never had anyone who was willing to work on the day of their interview." And that's how i got hired.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was a breeze, there were no difficult questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a reasonable salary ($10.00/hr), as well as days off that i needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toured Plant and Spoke With Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Walla Walla, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Walla Walla, WA
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at US Army Corps of Engineers in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    First call came from an admin person that ask if I was still interrested in the job and then I was told there may not be an interview but I should know in a couple of weeks. The time went by and I didn't get a call, so I called them back. They had already interviewed a few people, but I was able to speak with the hiring manager. I offered to drive about 5 hours to speak face to face and he accepted. He was a very nice guy who had experience outside of the government. I really wish I had been able to work for him.

    Interview Questions
    • Why didn't you want to stay and become the Technical Section Leader at your previous job?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer did not meet expectations or cost of living for the area. (This may have been okay but it was difficult to know what the finacial future would bring.)

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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