Urban Green Energy Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2015
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Urban Green Energy.

    Interview

    Two round interview. 1. Interview by Accounting Manager/ Director for 20 min, then with CFO for another 20 mins. After near two weeks 2. Interview by CEO for half an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the biggest challenge you meet in your previous job. How did you solve it.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Urban Green Energy in January 2015.

    Interview

    Phone Interview was setup. They said it was a casual interview but didn't feel like one. The interviewer spoke more about the company than about the position. Questions were vague. Two people interviewed me at the same time, talking over each other. The position on offer wasn't even a paid one. I think I was fortunate to have not got the position because from what I've heard this company is going nowhere. Not a good experience.

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    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Urban Green Energy (New York, NY).

    Interview

    They were seeking a new Business Development Associate for their BD team. Had a great phone interview and initial in-person interview but then was told there would be a 3 week waiting period because there were some internal changes to the company. After three weeks, had another interview (phone) with BD Director. Follow up conversation the next week was positive except that they weren't able to hire for a new position at all, only offer an unpaid position with the possibility of it turning into a full time position, depending on performance. Too bad, positive experience in any case and would go through process again if a true position opened up.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you be willing to take an unpaid position?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I had a phone interview for an unpaid internship. The interview was really short and really fast. The person that interviewed me asked me basic questions about things on my resume. After about 5 questions, the person interviewing me said alright thats the end of the interview we will contact you about the next steps. I got an email the next day that I was not accepted for the internship.

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    Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Urban Green Energy (New York, NY).

    Interview

    E-mailed me to set up a phone interview. Easy questions about school, classes I'm taking and what I've learned. This was my sophomore year in college, so they didn't expect too much from me from a technical standpoint. After the phone interview, brought me in to the office to meet all the other employees.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult; i.e. What classes are you taking right now?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Unpaid intern position

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    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Urban Green Energy (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview- the recruiter asked questions about sustainability, sales, my foreign language experience, my experience is like cold calling, what I know about the company , etc. Not very difficult I then came in about a week later and met with their international sales manager and the recruiter who I spoke with on the phone. Similar questions to my phone interview, mostly about my sales experience, my knowledge of distributed energy, how I would sell the company's products to a client, and where I see the biggest opportunity for their products. When I asked them questions, things became very vague. They dodged questions about their annual sales, the salary and their expected trajectory. When I asked about their training program for sales, their manager said that they didn't have a fully developed program, but that they gave you a few books to read. Yes, that seriously happened.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell distributed renewable energy systems to a commercial client?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Urban Green Energy (New York, NY) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Had two in person interviews in the Manhattan office. The science and product are really promising (though not made in the USA). The focus is clearly on company culture. Most employees seemed to be young and energetic - which is good - but a lack of anyone older than 35 or non-white might be a red flag for those who values diversity and experience. Interview was pretty standard for a small department (3 people) and interviewers were genuinely friendly. The pay scale was devastatingly low, which makes me wonder why they are spending so much money on (non-green) office space in Manhattan, a city that is notoriously hesitant about green energy in general, and wind energy in particular - seemed like a disconnect between theoretical green values and actual business acumen. On perhaps a more mundane note, I am suspicious of eco-companies that have offices filled with dead potted plants.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions leaned towards controlling their brand identity with partner organizations, which is impossible without some kind of partnership standards or agreements coming from the higher partner-forming level (sales and contracts). This kind of focus painted a picture of a business with some high level decision-making problems.   Answer Question
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Urban Green Energy (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    After sending in an application online, I received a confirmation to meet 1 on 1. After a 30 minute discussion near the office, I presented my portfolio and project experience direct to the CEO. I received an offer on the spot!

    Interview Questions

    • Please show previous project experience and explain   1 Answer
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