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DTE Energy Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2017
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    Associate Electronics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI).

    Interview

    The lady interviewed me was very nice. She mainly asked questions about how to deal with different situations in a teamwork, such as "what will you do if your team member does not agree with you?"

    Interview Questions

    • What will you do if your team member does not agree with you.   1 Answer

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI) in October 2016.

    Interview

    DTE has a very well-defined process of testing and ensuring candidates are equipped to perform the job they are applying for, which starts with a battery of standard testing for proficiency, speed, accuracy and comprehension. There is also an initial character-trait testing to discover more about how your personality will interact and/or where best you would fit in the organization. Later in the process, a background check or FBI check will be done, depending on the job applied for.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most enjoyable aspect of your last job?   1 Answer

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    Contract Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Ann Arbor, MI) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I submitted a resume to an online posting. Received an e-mail saying I had met their qualifications and was invited to take online testing for the next phase. I took their online standardized test. Afterwards I received an e-mail saying I passed that phase and would be contacted for an interview. About a week later I received an e-mail asking me to select 2 interview times. I selected some times and was e-mailed a interview confirmation and a link to fill out a background check. I went to the interview which lasted 1 hour. It was 3 people interviewing me at once using 5 standardized questions. I asked what the next step would be. They told me they would decide in a week. About 8 days later I received a form e-mail rejection letter.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions are standardized. Tell me about a time you had to work with someone that wasn't a team player.   Answer Question

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    Creative Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI) in April 2016.

    Interview

    There is an online assessment that must be completed and passed, upon application. The online assessment takes about an hour to complete. If you 'pass' it, you move forward in the interview process. If you don't, then you must wait 365 days to re-apply and re-take the assessment. I passed the assessment. It was mostly a personality based type of test.

    After passing the assessment, I received a call from HR to schedule an in person interview.

    It was an extremely formal interview process based on STARS method. I was told I'd be meeting with one person but then there were three others in the room. All very formal and all feverishly scribbling notes on my responses. There wasn't too much give and take. It wasn't a conversational type of interview. Very black and white. It felt very, very cold.

    They asked me a total of about 6-7 questions plus follow-ups to those questions. I was initially told there would only be three questions. I usually shine at interviews and am at ease. Not at this one. It literally felt like an interrogation. The interviewers were nice, but it felt like they were trying so hard to fit to a standard, that they couldn't even relax and converse.

    I can't recall if it was before or after the interview when HR asked about my salary requirement. But it was fairly late in the process. I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't do that well at the interview, it was my worst interview ever, but I also can't help but wonder if the salary requirement played a big part too. I think salary requirement questions should be asked upfront, especially before someone goes through an hour long assessment.

    Another note, HR was really aloof during the whole process. I only dealt with one person but this person was not very receptive and did not return a phone call when I called with a question before going in to interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Basically every generic "describe a time when" and "how did you handle it" and "what were the results" question out there. They have a list of dozens of these questions they could ask you and they choose which ones to ask. It's hard to prepare because although these questions are generic, you never know which ones they're going to ask.   Answer Question

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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Interview
    Applied online through their website and got called in about a week later. They do background check before the actual interview. Interview was almost all based on STAR method. Interviewed by 2 people, HR person and plant manager. They mostly took notes with heads down the entire time. It wasn't personal at all and they seemed more concerned about filling the paper than the content of my answers.
    Not much else to say about the process. It was fairly simple and easy. The people somewhat down to earth. I'm not sure what else to write here to meet the 50 word requirement for this review. This is pretty much all I can say about the interview.
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    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about youself, and some behavior questions in star method.   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Star process. They let you know in advance this is the process they will use but you still have no idea what the interview questions will be until the actual interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you faced difficulty on a job, and how did you solve it?

      Describe a time you faced difficulty on the job and how did you solve it?  
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    straight forward, there are looking for right candidate for the job. interview continued for 30 mins. The overall experience was positive. there were some behavioral questions such as tell me a difficult moment.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at DTE Energy.

    Interview

    The process consisted of a pre-hire assessment, phone interview and an in-person panel interview. The process seemed fair. There was also an opportunity to talk about highlights from your resume and ask questions at the end.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I worked with a recruiter as well as HR directly. First I took a personality quiz, then I had a phone interview about 3 weeks later and another 3 weeks later I had a 3.5 hour face to face interview. The interview was broken into 4 parts. I had 2 - 1 hour panel interviews, then I had a 45 min interview with a VP and finally the last 45 mins was with the director.

    Interview Questions


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    Information Technology Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DTE Energy (Detroit, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    60 minutes shoehorned into the smallest conference room with 3 interviewers. Each has a list of vaguely relevant questions, to which they are expecting answers strictly in the STAR format. Anything outside of this technique is met with confusion. At my interview, it was clear that the interviewers were not familiar with the resume they had been provided. They were so focused on the mechanics of the interview questions, they did not pay much attention to the answers.

    I was not hired due to lack of experience in a large corporate environment (despite working at General Motors for 7 years).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to build an alliance, and what was the outcome.   Answer Question

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