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Southern California Edison Interview Questions

Updated Nov 7, 2017
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    Claims Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    INSANE
    Panel interview with a minimum of 3 people present/questioning - THIS WAS FOR THE INITIAL INTERVIEW
    Following interview was again with minimum of 3 management personnel
    Between the first and second interview, received no feedback from the managers/HR - had to call myself several times before received any replies and then had to wait weeks before scheduling the follow up interview

    Interview Questions

    • To describe a problem - specifically and then break it down into multiple part answers including how exactly it was handled by yourself and management, what was the outcome, what did you learn
      VERY detailed lines of questions taken from a general "interview guideline" book used in all departments by all managers.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase - it was a one time offer situation


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview

    Job skills testing was required first, then those who passed would be scheduled for a panel interview. Took one day for the hiring manager to respond with an offer. If accepted, you will go through background check and drug testing.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Describe a difficult work situation / project and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview

    Panel Interview consisting of three people.
    Each asked me questions regarding my resume along with personal experiences.
    Took about an hour for the whole process.
    Asked both technical and STAR-related questions.
    Overall a pretty smooth experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you couldn't meet a deadline and what you learned from that experience.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    they make a phone confirmation at the first, then they will tell you the time for the facility interview, after that, you will receive the notification about time of onsite interview.


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    Statistical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online in September 2013 and was contacted in February for an in-person interview. This was a four panel interview. Each person took turns asking me about my resume, experience, education, and also behavioral questions. The person leading the interview had three packets of questions prepared for me. One packet was just personal questions, second packet behavioral questions, and third technical questions.......It took Socal Edison three month to get back to me and tell me I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions


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    Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Alhambra, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Southern California Edison (Alhambra, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Hiring process took exactly 35 days, from when I applied for the position, all the way to my start date. The background check took one day. Interview process is exactly what other people have advised. It follows a STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result), behavioral-based interviewing.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very challenging compared to what I am normally used to when it comes to interview questions. However, knowing what others here have advised, I gathered all possible behavioral-based questions on the internet and tailored it to my career experience. Everything I prepared for in advance got asked in the interview, therefore, no surprises (again, depends how determined you are during the preparation process so that you do not encounter any unexpected questions). I do not recall the exact questions but if not most, all of their questions will determine how you approach every situation, what the tasks were, actions you took and the outcome/results.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation phase is like any other company.


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Southern California Edison.

    Interview

    Process will take about 6-8 months. Applied in early October and didn't hear back until before the Christmas break in December. I was then scheduled for a highly technical power grid, architecture and orienteering test - If you make it to this step you BETTER study and take an honest look at your ability to do math you haven't touched in over a decade. This test NOT a joke and its not easy... I Passed... with no experience in any of the topics they covered. (Lucky/God's Will/Fate - whatever you want to call it)

    After you pass the test they will let you know within two weeks, then you are set up for the interview about 1-2 months later at headquarters or another location.

    The interview itself is nothing out of the ordinary - STAR Behavioral Interviews as expected of Edison. You are scored on all your answers and ranked based on that. THEN all of a sudden they test your technical knowledge in front of managers with maps, calculators, rulers to make sure you're not a fluke. That was the most terrifying part of the test since it is unexpected and they don't tell you beforehand leading up to this point. I am CONVINCED they aren't really testing you on the technicalities of this test, but rather testing your wit and ability to remain focused even though you don't know what you're doing at all. Oh yeah - It's all TIMED.

    All in all, the entire interview process was pretty smooth - but definitely challenging. Be ready to really display your strengths because this is the most INCREDIBLY competitive *technical* position for Edison.

    I got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Taking the timed technical exam during the interview. Unexpected and really hard unless you have experience as a surveyor or architect.   3 Answers

    Negotiation

    60k starting as a trainee. 75k after 1 year. Edison. Done.

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    Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    They already know who they want when they interviewed...it was all done for show.

    Interview Questions

    • Something in regards to starting a project from scratch, and all the steps in between. Their questions seem to pertain to one particular project that only an internal applicant would have knowledge of.   Answer Question

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    Financial Analyst III Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA) in August 2008.

    Interview

    It was a panel interview. There was a specific set of questions that was asked of me. The questions were scored at the end and I was told the candidate with the highest scores would get the job. The questions were behavioral questions like tell me about a time when...

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had a difficult team member on your team. How did you handle that situation?   Answer Question

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    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemead, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Southern California Edison (Rosemead, CA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    The panel consisted of the engineering hiring manager and two engineers from the specific department. Asked behavioral question and technical question. How would you do this and that if given a situation. Draw the power system from transmission to distribution with your protective elements!! The detailed the better. Put in some relays to your breakers, know what type of relays.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of the elements in a power system?   1 Answer

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