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Severn Trent Services Interview Questions

Updated Sep 21, 2017
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    Technical Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Philadelphia, PA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    My interviewers were both a half hour late for my interview. Already off to a great start.

    Aggressive Israeli guy and obnoxious Brit. Tell me all about how demanding the job is and how it takes so much and grill me about my experience. They say the position starts off at 45k. This is the point where I start rapidly losing interest. 45k is a mediocre salary for a Technical Buyer to begin with and I already had a job at this point (was looking for a new one) so I wasn't desperate enough to settle.

    And here's the punchline: They looked me in the eye and told me I'd be expected to work 12 hours per day. Exempt status, of course, so no OT.

    It took physical effort to not laugh in their face. I'm happy starting off for 50-60k at a normal, 8-9 hour per day job. But if you want me to work 12 hours per day, you need to offer 80k just to get me out of bed. Because essentially what you're asking me to do is dedicate 80% of my waking hours to my job for as long as I stay. To put it into perspective, it would come out to under $14.50 an hour.

    Called me back for another interview and I informed them that before going in, the salary would have to change if I was going to be working 12 hours a day. They said not to come to interview and I was not perturbed. I'm not particularly anxious to work for a company that drives their employees like rented mules and tries to pay them such a paltry sum.

    No wonder their customer reviews are all awful; they're scraping the bottom of the barrel for employees.

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    Lead Op Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services.

    Interview

    Lengthy, more concerned about what not to say to people other than job duties or functionality. People in the interview are more concerned if your breathing and will show up to work other than if you know what your doing. Wich is sad because some of the people who work here seem they belong in green acres.

    Interview Questions

    • If you work for this person how would you handle it?   1 Answer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Houston, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Fair and direct. Very straight-forward. Clearly communicated expectations for the position and timelines. Described company expectations and values. Provided name of hiring manager and communicated his expectations for the position. Didn't proceed in the interview due to my salary expectations.

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    Senior Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gilbert, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Gilbert, AZ) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Quick and easy, due to personally knowing plant manager. The process was rather informal, other applicants will more than likely go through a more rigorous process. I wish other interviews were just like this one!

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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Glen Cove, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Glen Cove, NY).

    Interview

    The web page is very simple and easy to scan through. They do take a while in getting back to prospects. Once they contact you its usually a quick process , drug test,background check . Normally a two day process.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask if you believe in whistle blowing.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Simple, they tell you what your job is worth. Take it or leave it.


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    Administrative Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Colmar, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Colmar, PA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I first met with the hiring manager. Since he knew people from my previous employer I felt like he didn't do his homework beforehand to see I worked there. He passed me off to the woman who currently had the job feeling as though he was going to call his old buddies to get the scoop on me. Then I was sent to HR to meet with a newly hired HR person. She was very nice just not a seasoned interviewer. The company is clearly old school. The woman referred to her manager as "Mr. xxx" If offered this position I would have turned it down. The building inside was beautiful. Just not a position for a modern forward thinking person.

    Interview Questions

    • What if you 2 managers giving your 2 urgent requests at once. How would you handle it?   1 Answer
    • What makes you stand out among other applicants?   Answer Question

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    Water Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carmel, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Carmel, NY) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process was easy and not difficult at all. Have to come to the plant, interview, take a tour of it and pass a drug test. It was not a problem at all and not anything to be nervous about at all. It isn't the most sought after job in the world so it isn't like you have a one hundred other applicants you need to beat out.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no difficult questions asked. There was only a few questions that were like "If this happens.......what would you do?" and things of that nature. Not hard at all.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for me at all but I didn't come in with experience. I bet if you come in with certain water operator licenses you can negotiate more and get more money.

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    Water Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Howell, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Severn Trent Services (Howell, MI) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Two on one interview with general questions. None of the questions were that hard. Just wanted to know more about experience of previous jobs and what I could bring to the company. I had already worked for the previous contractor at the site so I was qualified, they just wanted to make sure.

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    Graduate Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    You go through the standard procedure at first and then move onto competency questions and situational judgement tests before you get put onto the aptitude section with non-verbal, verbal reasoning.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you look forward to find out about severn trent after getting the role?   Answer Question
    • Main reasons for applying to severn trent   Answer Question

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