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Cardno Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2018
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  1.  

    Development Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cardno in August 2017.

    Interview

    Extremely rude and curt interviewer. Can't understand why they'd have someone with such bad interpersonal skills interview people. Asked blunt questions in a brash way. Good sign to steer clear of organization. Lastly, said things like "we like you" and "if you could start next week would you?" and set up things to chat with hiring manager but then radio silence. Seems like I dodged a bullet.

    Interview Questions

    • If you could start next week would you? (In a blunt, matter-of-fact, rude tone)   1 Answer

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    Senior Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Billings, MT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cardno (Billings, MT) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Had a 15-30 minute phone interview followed by a 30-minute to 1-hour face-to-face interview. Questions mostly revolved around safety and your ability to deescalate situations. They also asked your familiarity with data processing, task orientation, and your ability to work without managerial supervision. Another topic of interest was how well you can work with others.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were working in the middle of a busy street and got in an argument with your coworker, what would be your course of action?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question
    • What's your familiarity with reading instructions for how to sample groundwater and then taking those in the field to properly perform the directions?   Answer Question
    • How would you set up an exclusion zone for your area of work if you were in the middle of a crowded gas station with cars coming and going?   Answer Question
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    Environmental Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cardno (Virginia Beach, VA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process primarily consisted of a phone interview with the office lead followed by in person interview with the office lead and the primary project manager for the environmental group.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cardno (Arlington, VA).

    Interview

    Very involved and professional. Representatives from different groups were part of the interview including the business unit head. Was given an opportunity to meet with future colleagues and get a sense of day to day work.

    Interview Questions

    • Experience and education related?
      Different technical expertise.
      Ideas on job profile.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Staff Geologist/Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cardno (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call a month later from their HR personnel. I was not near any of their offices, but offered to drive out to meet them (several hour journey). When I arrived, about fifteen or so minutes early, I met with the regional manager and HR. They did not seem to have questions really thought out (I asked more, I think, than they asked me). They asked me to fill out an application that I had already done online. When I asked them about it, they said I didn't need to fill it out after all; their hiring system was still being integrated in a merger and they didn't seem to have a clue.
    They talked about my previous job (we shared a common background). The HR guy stressed how much they were a safety company rather than a consulting company. At the very end, the manager felt the need to give a short rant about the Ferguson Riots. In all it took half an hour.
    They did not offer to pay for my gas or anything (they were not obligated to, but some gesture would have been nice).

    I didn't hear back from them for over a month (they told me 3 weeks). When I finally called them to inquire, they said the position had been filled. Nobody bothered to tell me.

    Interview Questions


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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alabaster, AL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Cardno (Alabaster, AL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    My resume was forwarded to Cardno ATC's Laboratory Supervisor from one of the Internet Job boards and I received an e-mail inviting me for an interview. I waited one week before my interview appointment. During my wait time I sent e-mails to him asking more about the position and he quickly replied and answered all questions in great detail.

    Interview Questions

    • To start, they wanted me to tell them more about myself. How much would you like to be paid an hour? What Science classes have you taken? They described the job in great detail and are willing to teach everything necessary to succeed in the job. They informed me that they are currently in the middle of a company merge. Also that certifications as needed will be paid for by the company.   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tucker Post Office, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Cardno (Tucker Post Office, GA).

    Interview

    Easy going, asked easy questions, interested in helping you succeed, open to taking on questions and knowing your interests and what you like to do on your spare time. Seemed it wasore soci than an interview

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Project Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Cardno.

    Interview

    I was contacted by Cardno's HR department directly from a contact I made at the AIDS 2012 conference. The HR representative told me about the upcoming position and that they would like to set up a phone interview with me. It took a few weeks to set up the phone interview due to the travel schedule of the Director. The phone interview was with the Director and lasted about 45 min. She was very thorough and asked me specific information about projects I worked on in the past. At the end of the interview she said she would be in touch. I didn't hear back from them, so I followed up with an email. I was told the position was on hold. About one month later, I was sent an email asking to come in for an in-person interview to meet the whole team. At this point, I was out of the country and unable to come in person for the interview. The team was accommodating, and we set up a skype interview. There were about 6 people on the panel, which included all members of the team. Everyone was very professional and took turns asking me questions. Questions again were focused on my relevant experience to the project needs. There were a few behavioral type questions asked as well. Everyone was really friendly, and I felt like it was a team I would love to work with and was hopeful for the job. Again, I was told I would hear back after a few weeks. I followed up with the group after a few weeks via email, and I was told there was a hold on the position due to key decisions needing to be made on the project and staff changes and that a member of the team would be in touch with me once the hold was lifted. About two weeks later, a member of the team reached out to me via email and sent me the new, updated job description and told me I could apply on-line if I felt I was a good fit for the position. While I felt I was indeed qualified, in fact I felt my experiences were even more relevant to the updated position as it was heavily focused on evaluation, which is my specialty, I chose not to go through the process of reapplying. Everyone I interacted with was very friendly, and they seemed like a great group.

    Interview Questions

    • I was actually asked how my nursing background would positively impact the position. The position was a public health position with no clinical experience required. I thought the question was a great question, although it took me by surprise, and I wish I would have answered it in a different way. I would recommend always be prepared to see how any of your experience can be relevant to the position you are being interviewed for because you never know when/if you will need to make the connection during the interview.   Answer Question

  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cardno in October 2014.

    Interview

    Very professional interview, asked work experience, pretty much a basic common interview. Met with the AP manager and at the time the AP team and was asked a series of questions to see if I'd be a good fit for the department

    Interview Questions

    • How would I handle confrontation with a fellow employee?   1 Answer

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    Staff Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cardno (Milwaukee, WI).

    Interview

    Simple questions about school, I was interviewed as an intern so it was not as complicated as a regular job interview. I came into the office and was shown the building and gear I would/might be working with, was asked my experience level with certain tasks and computer programs.

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