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PacifiCorp Interview Questions

Interviews at PacifiCorp

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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at PacifiCorp (Portland, OR) in March 2018.

    Interview

    It wasn't exactly difficult, because i got a recommendation and my GPA was high. The questions they asked were mostly to find out how motivated i was, and how good i was with problem solving

    Interview Questions

    • What has been my most proud moment as an Engineer?   1 Answer

  2.  

    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at PacifiCorp.

    Interview

    I had been working as a contractor through an external agency and had been instrumental in putting together their website. This was a contract to hire position which seems to be their trademark. The hiring afterwards was a perfunctory job.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (6)  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at PacifiCorp (Salt Lake City, UT) in October 2010.

    Interview

    They initially called me and did a phone interview. About a month later they called me back and asked me to fly into Salt Lake City for an in-person interview. During the interview they asked me if I smoked, if I had a good driving record, and questions about project management. When I was done with the interview I had to take a test relating to forward and backwards pass on a WBS and how to deterimine the critical path. It was easy, but the symbols on the test do not match the normal symbols found in the PMBOK. They told me when I was hired that they had 1000 applicants and did 9 in-person interviews before hiring me.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when you had a project that was over budget. How did you you determine that there was a problem and how did you solve it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They called me and said they wanted me and how much they would pay me. They also sent me all the benefits info. It was not up for negotiation. Take it or leave it.


  4.  

    Lineman Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Casper, WY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PacifiCorp (Casper, WY).

    Interview

    Pain in the ass like all large corporations. Slow results and answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to change out three phase underground riser cutouts hot? (Rubber Gloving)   1 Answer

  5.  

    Heavy Equipment Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Point of Rocks, Albany, WY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PacifiCorp (Point of Rocks, Albany, WY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Long, after panel review with 6 people you go into the field and test out on 3 pieces of heavy equipment. Short tour of the mine talking about the process and what you will be doing.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (3)  

    Field Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at PacifiCorp in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online. Called me back within 3 weeks. Interview was with area, regional, and local field engineer. Make sure you study power engineering questions because they will ask. Also they appreciated my having prior work experience.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    $19 an hour, take it or leave it.


  7.  

    Helper Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PacifiCorp.

    Interview

    The whole process took 2 months from applying to working in the plant. The interview was with the Maintenance manager and a shift supervisor. It took longer to verify my schooling. Great company to deal with

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Electrical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PacifiCorp (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I interviewed with my direct manager, his boss (director), and a fellow co-worker. It was a series of basic engineering questions to gauge existing knowledge, and then a some questions to evaluate how I would approach a problem.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a problem that you encountered and did not understand, and how did you solve the problem?   Answer Question

  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PacifiCorp (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Staff was knowledgeable and had directed questions. Interview was at their downtown location for T&D services. It was formal and there were several active employees at the interview. Questions were related to the job and they did a good job of telling me about the expectations of the job. It was not too difficult and felt engaging.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PacifiCorp (Portland, OR) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Interview with 2 managers and 2 architects. 2 hr Interview was thorough almost combative with 1 architect monopolizing my interview with medium difficulty questions. 1 'manager' laughed at a couple of answers I gave. The other barely spoke. I got feedback quickly and was hired 2 weeks later!

    Interview Questions

    • When a customer comes to our website, they can select which electric account they want to see details for. We use a 'pattern' to load several sets of details about the selected account. What
       Is that pattern called?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They required contract to hire, so I said yes ...naturally


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