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Santa Clara Valley Water Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2017
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  1.  

    Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They provided a list of questions upon arrival. It was a panel interview, and they took turns asking mostly behavioral insights questions. Explained the process ahead of the interview and provided ample time for response.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk about an experience convincing something to do something they didn't want to do.   Answer Question

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water.

    Interview

    Scheduling for the interview was done efficiently. I was interviewed by three different members of the Workforce Development team and the overall experience was good. I received a call a month later, offering me the internship.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Education Outreach 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 November 2016.

    Interview

    In person interview- 30 minutes. Had to demonstrate teaching ability with brief instruction on how to use a shower timer. Took a few weeks to get back to me. Offer over the phone and completed hiring paperwork in 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineering Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview was conducted after a background check. I interviewed in-person, and the interview was conference-style with a few people. Questions were not terribly difficult, and the atmosphere was comfortable.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Electrical Engineer II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was very basic. The HR preps you before you enter for the interview about who you would be interviewing with , how many questions etc. This was a 7 set questions, first three basic and next three a little technical.The last question is where you get a chance to sell yourself.
    It was a panel of three members, all very friendly. The questions were already posted on the table.

    Interview Questions

    • Previous education, work experience and how can it relate to our Industry? Any projects similar to our work place?   Answer Question
    • Have you had any time during your work / school time where your teammates did not cooperate?   Answer Question
    • Why do we ground? what are the different types of grounding?   Answer Question
    • What are the critical units in an electrical system?   Answer Question
    • Tell us something that we do not know about you?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (2)  

    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 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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    Senior Water Resources Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and got an email inviting me for a interview, no phone calls, just an email stating the time and place of interview. They did not ask whether if you can make it or not, which is kind of strange. I suppose if you can't you can call them to change ? I am not sure if this was an option. The interview was 40 minutes and with 3 panelists including hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What experiences did you have in regard to the position advertised ? and others.   1 Answer

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    Student Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Santa Clara Valley Water (San Jose, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was very direct. The questions are intended to withdraw your knowledge of water conservation efforts you have studied or know about, as well as any environmental courses you have taken that interest you. They also want to find our how much customer service experience you have, due to the fact that customer interaction is a large part of the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your knowledge and/or experience with water conservation efforts?   1 Answer

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