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COWI Interview Questions

Updated Oct 24, 2016
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    Field Construction Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at COWI (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied to the position through their online portal. Got an email requesting a phone screen 3 days later. After phone screen, got a call asking for in person interview within the next week. I couldn't make it due to my previous employment work schedule so they were very flexible and we did the face-to-face interview through Microsoft Lync. The interview was very technical, to determine if I had the necessary skills for the position. Overall, the interview process was straight forward and easy to follow. Communication with their HR department was great!

    Interview Questions

    • What has been your most difficult/challenging task in your current employment?   Answer Question
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    Coastal Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at COWI (Oakland, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume and cover letter online through their website. I got contacted 1 week later by a HR representative. I had a 30 minutes phone interview with the same HR person. Regular interview with super basic questions about my background, education, interests...
    I got a second call 3 days later for a second interview.
    The second interview was a Skype interview with like 3 people (company engineers). This interview was more intense than the first one and I even had to answer theoretical questions.
    They contacted me 2 days later saying that I was not selected.

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    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I dropped off my resume in person and replied to the online posting. A week later I was called in for an interview, where I talked with the President and all VPs individually for no more than 30-minutes each.

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at COWI.

    Interview

    I applied to a position there, and received a phone call within a week. Then I had a half a day interview including lunch. Mainly general questions.

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    Entry Level Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at COWI.

    Interview

    There was a phone screener followed by two site interviews. The first was at the main office followed by another at a branch office. Fairly standard interview process that took a little over a month and half. Great people but they ended up not being able to hire at the time.

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    Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at COWI (Oakland, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Speak with 2 VPs and the then president. They had a friendly discussion at their individual offices. Nice company, nice people. Tour of the office. It almost appeared that are they not asking me questions because they don't want to hire me. But actually they take your resume pretty seriously and if you have a good educational background or experience you are already half way through the door.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions regarding past experiences, college courses.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They gave me an offer in an email the very same evening. I didn't negotiate since I was straight out of my master's degree.

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    Engineer - Structure Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at COWI (Oakland, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    you have interviews with company vps and president. they dont ask anything technical, all they ask is about your previous experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • what was our research thesis on   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    other offers

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    Structural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at COWI (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    1hr written test with very basic conceptual question, 1 hr discussion on experience, 1 hr HR round with manager. Question paper was based on RCC design, steel design and some industry related questions

    Interview Questions

    • Working Stress Method, Limit state method, Steel design and basic construction related questions   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Just ask as per latest trend in the industry

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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    The woman emailed me and arranged a phone interview. During the phone interview, it was very basic interview questions. I thought I answered everything by the book, but I didnt get a call back.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for COWI?
      Why project management?  
      Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at COWI (London, England (UK)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Very professional and proactive recruitment / on boarding experience. Initial telephone interview, followed by 2 face to face meetings with relevant managers and directors, kept informed at all stages of the process, from first introduction through to issuing of the offer. On boarding process / introduction to the company was extremely effective too

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