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Santa Clara Valley Water Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2018
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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    HEALTHY, HAPPY, VIBRANT PEOPLE NEED NOT APPLY. Although the interview was pretty straightforward - about clarifying work experienced tailored to the job - the interview vibe was very strange. Don't smile. Don't be at peace. Don't act friendly. Act like a drone. They did not like the fact that I am a happy, pleasant person. The final handshake was less than a wet noodle. It was more like flour!

    Interview Questions

    • None. Just be prepared to talk about how your past experience relates to the job description. No trick questions.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I couldn't make the in person interview due to the fact that I was still in school so they allowed me to interview over the phone. The process took awhile I applied February 2015 and didn't hear back for an interview until April, but 700 people did apply for the position. Panel interview with lots of questions about water conservation (we were in a bad drought) and customer service.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Two people interviewed me, and they just asked general questions. Was very structured, and asked about 7 to 8 questions. Casual and very nice. They never contacted me after the interview

    Interview Questions

    • If you were out checking customer's water quality, how would you deal with an angry customer who thinks his bill is higher than it should be   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    A panel of 3 judges performed the interview. They each asked two questions, for a total of 6 questions. The interview was not long it ranged from about 35-45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a work conflict you've had and how was it handled.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    I received an email from them for a panel/group interview. There were 3 interviewers. The interview was 20 minutes long. They had a list of common interview questions and basically went down the list and told me that I would have at most 20 minutes to answer their questions. I didn't like the format. I felt rush and uncomfortable. I didn't know how many questions were there and it was hard to time myself right without knowing how many questions would be asked.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    It was a panel of three people and they just asked questions around. It gave people an ability to write down answers and gives each person an ability to ask. It was pretty casual and off in a conference room and was pretty fun once it got into it. It was something like 10 questions and really structured which was interesting.

    Interview Questions

    • What social media experience do you have to plan events and keep a tab on people?   Answer Question

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed by a panel of 2 men and a lady. After, the interview I had to write a short essay to a question. In the interview they asked the typical questions, "Tell me about yourself... What are you doing to conserve water...your strengths & witnesses...

    Interview Questions

    • I personally do not believe it was difficult because I really prepared myself by practicing with the most ask questions and reviewing my notes on essay writing. So, if you are well prepared, you'll be fine.   Answer Question
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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and was called to schedule an interview. The interview was at the headquarters of the District and there were 3 panelists who took turns asking questions. They asked general questions about my experience and how it fit with the role of the intern position.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a project that you had and how did you handle implementing it?   Answer Question

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was short with straightforward questions. During my interview there were two panelists that asked me a series of questions. They were mostly targeted around my background and what type of customer service experience I've had. Overall, it was a very easy interview. I may have over prepared for it.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a few water technologies you know of.   1 Answer

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    Associate Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Resume submission, first-cut resume review, board interview w/practical test (explain engineering drawing), several subsequent phone conversations (for job details and scheduling), proof of qualifications, negotiation, physical, then employment (with 6-month probation).

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiated for higher step in pre-set salary schedule.


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