I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Xcel Energy.
Interview Details – I responded to a job posting on the Xcel Energy website, but was already well known to the Company as I had worked in the same industry for some time. I interviewed with the Managing Director and Vice President, and was offered the position about two days later. Hiring included passing a security screen and a drug test.
Interview Question – What do you believe our company needs to do to adapt to the changing energy market? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The salary offer and incentive plan were attractive, but as a more experienced employee I sought more time off than the standard two weeks offered a new employee. I was able to secure four weeks of vacation without much difficulty.
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I applied online - interviewed at Xcel Energy in July 2013.
Interview Details – Had two interviews, very prescribed questions that are related to competency of job - for example: what is the most challenging task and why? How do you implement solutions knowing there are many many levels that have to review and approve?
Interview Question – If you could be an animal what would you be? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes you can negotiate.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Xcel Energy in April 2013.
Interview Details –
Very standard process with a brief initial phone interview followed by an in-person interview.
Interview questions were behaviorial in nature. Look up behavior oriented interview questions for a sample. I didn't realize it at the time, but this position was geared toward management level, or person that would be working on strategy -vs- actual technological solutions. Because of this anticipate several questions on your role in determining strategy, or how you implemented strategy improvements. This would include when your strategy was not considered popular opinion, how you implemented it despite obstacles, and its outcome.
Interview Question – What's the most important document you've created? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Xcel Energy.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume online. Did not include a cover letter. Two to three weeks later I got a call and email to set up an interview. The interview went very well. Getting there was simple even when I don't have a car. The interviewers asked a few typical "HR questions" to make sure I was able to perform the job functions, but aside from that they were more interested in getting to know me as a person.
Interview Question – There were not any tricky "tell me about a time when" questions. They were all straight-forward questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Xcel Energy in April 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online and was sent an invitation for a group interview.
Negotiation Details – I was unable to negotiate any aspect of the job.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Xcel Energy in March 2010.
Interview Details – Interview last about 2.5 hours. Three people interviewed me, one is the director, one from technical side, another from business side. Manager asked about your behavior questions, what kind person you are, are you a team player, etc. Technical staff focus on what's your technical skills you have, etc. The business supervisor asked questions about your management skills. They are very nice.
Interview Question – What is your management style? Answer Question
Pros: Lots of opportunities along the midwest, 401k PTO and pension. Strange think to have at a young age but at least this company makes an effort to force those things on employees. They also do many events to help the community. – Full Review
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