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Shawmut Design and Construction Interview Questions

Updated Nov 16, 2017
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    Assistant Project Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (Boston, MA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 4 staff members during the first round and 3 staff members. Two separate recruiters reached out to me to initially schedule the interviews. The first round of interviews seemed as if they were convincing me as to why I should want to work for the company while the second day was full of many questions, mainly relating to my current position and my work ethic and drive.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Shawmut? What makes you stand out? How do you prioritize tasks? What is your normal day like?   Answer Question

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Good to hear we did get to the questions around your experience in the second round of interviews. We are making it a priority in 2017 to help interview teams balance the right amount of Shawmut... More


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    Estimator/PM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (Chicago, IL) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Interview was held at a We Work office franchise while Shawmut's office was being built. Rather than find a place to hold meetings with business etiquette and decorum, they held it at We Work which is a cross between a Zoo and 3 ring circus. Really bad way to set the tone for a New York CG moving into Chicago. What were they thinking??

    Interview Questions

    • They did a Video conference with the person on the other end firing off questions and my not being sure he heard or understood. I am a older candidate (50's) and I feel there was age discrimination at play here.   Answer Question

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Nov 20, 2017 – Director People Strategies Team

    I apologize that the office space we used for the interview environment and the video experience did not meet your expectations. We are continuously focused on presenting a better candidate... More

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    Business Development and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    -First got a relatively quick phone interview with a recruiter from HR. Very friendly, just asked questions about my resume and why I was interested in construction.
    -Got offered a second round interview. This consisted of two phone interviews with each of the people I'd be working under.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you passionate about construction?
      How will your past job experience help you in this role?   Answer Question

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Oct 23, 2017 – Director People Strategies Team

    Congratulations and welcome to the team!


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction.

    Interview

    Interview process started off very positive. Had a phone interview and was brought in for 1st rounds of in person interviews. I was told they were going to set up 2nd rounds. 2 weeks later, I got an email saying they found another candidate for the role. This whole time, I maintained an open line of communication with the internal recruiter. Good process until the end. Felt mislead and was disappointed.

    Interview Questions

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    I am happy to hear the communication during the interview process was open and ongoing but disappointed to hear we did not communicate at the end as we should have. We are making it a priority to... More


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    Assistant Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (New York, NY) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and was reached out to by a recruiter. I had tried a few channels and connections, but ultimately it was my online application that netted me an interview. It was a screening with HR. She was very thorough and knowledgeable of the industry and asked a few tough questions, but overall the interview went well. What didn't go well was them responding back to me. I eventually got a call back for a second interview nearly 3 weeks later, but by that time I had already accepted another offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your typical day/responsibilities on your jobsite.   Answer Question

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Congratulations on your new opportunity! We are always trying to find was to meet the needs of the business and our candidates. Hopefully, we can connect again in the future.


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction.

    Interview

    Several managers came in for 1 to 1 interviews. It felt like they get a group of people and have an interview day where all the managers come in and explain the company. They do not have a particular job in mind when you interview. If they like you - they let you know what positions they have open.

    Interview Questions

    • Prior construction experience questions based on your resume.   1 Answer

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Some of our functions have several openings and we may adjust the interview process to determine an individuals overall fit and make a recommendation on a potential role or develop a role based on an... More


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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (New York, NY) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online, received an email 1 week later scheduling a 30min Phone Interview. After the phone screening I was called in for a 1on1. I met with 4 people, and received an offer the next day. Process took 4 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes I was able to negotiate

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    I am glad it worked out, and we are happy to have you on the Shawmut team!

  8. Helpful (2)  

    HelpDesk Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (Boston, MA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    First and final interview, both groups of people were very friendly and very professional. The environment and atmosphere was warm and inviting. I enjoyed with the representatives from the different departments, to get a sense of who I would be working with and for.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me how I would like the change from being in a law firm environment to a construction firm.   1 Answer

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the feedback, we are very proud of the culture and our employees. We hope that during the process you have the opportunity to meet several folks to help Shawmut and you make an informed... More


  9. Helpful (1)  

    IT Help Desk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (Boston, MA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Applied on line then phone interview with recruiter about 3 weeks later face-face team interview in office. Met the team and some outside the dept was never really challenged with any technical questions or experiences ?

    Interview Questions

    • Typical how do you play in the sand box and customer service questions.   1 Answer

    Shawmut Design and Construction Response

    Apr 5, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the feedback, we are working to develop additional questions for our interview teams to really make sure we get to the details of ones experience, success and interests.


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    Cmst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Shawmut Design and Construction (Boston, MA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The initial process was great. The program director was very friendly. I had my in person interview as a panel and met with 4 people. I thought it went very well, but never heard back after several follow ups. It's be about a month am a half and no response.

    Interview Questions

    • It was more conversational based with question from my resume. Very relaxed and informal.   Answer Question

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