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    Training available, Benefits for Employee & Family, Holidays off with Family


    99% of clerical staff are Union covered employees

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Interviews

Updated Nov 5, 2014
Updated Nov 5, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Youth Development Aide Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    Interview Details

    You send in a generic questionnaire after taking a civil service exam that is not hard. Highest scores are who receives interviews. Then you go before a panel of 3 people, all of whom either currently or previously have occupied the position you are applying for. You also must pass a physical exam that consists of basically nothing, and also an FBI background check. As long as you haven't killed anyone and don't have child abuse/neglect charges or anything like that, you are probably good.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic scenario questions, like "what would you do if…" and it's something like the kids having a riot or something--how do you handle it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation--you are offered the job and if you're desperate enough, you accept it. Then you begin a two week training. For the record, what is covered in training in no way resembles what is practiced on the unit. The training is a formality that is scoffed at by management. If you are "lucky" enough to train at the LYDC, you'll have to drive as it is in the middle of nowhere. People in my training that worked elsewhere were given hotel rooms and a company vehicle to drive to LYDC every day.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Harrisburg, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1788
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

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