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Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2017
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    IV&V Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laurel, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, MD) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Primary Manager didn't have time to stay for all the interview. It was clear they had already decided on someone else. Another interviewer asked usual questions, nothing unexpected. But they wanted a known persona, who would not rock the boat of the bureaucracy there, yet who could handle difficult managers resistant to quality improvements. A tough combination. Never heard any more in spite of the promise not to leave me hanging.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission in December 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring process is cumbersome, expensive for the applicant, and counterproductive for the company. The interviewers ask standard questions and are not forthcoming about engaging the applicant in dialog.

    Interview Questions

    • To write a WBS for a multimillion dollar project in 30 minutes.   1 Answer
    • Facilitate a meeting with argumentative people in 20 minutes.   1 Answer
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    Electrician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laurel, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, MD).

    Interview

    Four people, boring and very dry. Asked questions that no electrician or electrical engineer would know off the top of their head, one would have to lookup the question in the NEC.

    Interview Questions

    • Where did you obtain your training?   1 Answer

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    Senior Civil Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, MD) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online at the commission and got a phone call from the hiring manager after about 10 days. He asked me why i was interested to join the commission. i gave my reasons and he seemed satisfied with my answer. After that he set up a face to face interview and sent me the would be panelists name through email.

    Interview Questions

    • Basically, they asked me my past design experience.
      1. Did you have large main pipe design experience?   Answer Question

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    Water Quality Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Silver Spring, MD) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by three managers/employees at once. They alternated asking questions but were not organized and lost track of which questions they were going to ask (kind of distracting but still okay). Two of the three interviews had strong accents but one was particularly difficult to understand especially with the technical questions being asked. I had to repeatedly ask them to repeat the questions because of this.

    Interview Questions

    • "People are not always pleasant customers on the phone and do not agree with our solutions. Is this something you can handle? How?   Answer Question

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    Security Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laurel, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, MD) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Panel of 3 interviewers. Standardized questions in 2 parts: technical and behavioral with little to no elaboration. A hardcopy of the questions was handed to me in advance. Each panel member took a turn asking a question. It appeared that extensive documentation was made of the answers. I could ask questions of the panel members at the end.

    Interview Questions

    • A typical day is filled with many interruptions. What do you do to keep your priorities in order and your projects on task?   Answer Question

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Laurel, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, MD) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Phone Interview with basic behavioral questions. The interviewer acts laid back but it is not laid back. It's kind of going over your resume and what things you have done and what yo have accomplished. Also what you're good at and how it applies to the job

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Laurel, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (Laurel, MD) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Was invited for interview within two weeks of application. Within one week of first interview, was invited for second interview as a finalist for position. The interview process and all communications were extremely professional, as were the interview panelists. Time allotment for the interviews was communicated upfront. Questions were directly relevant to the position. Consistent questions for all interviewees; panel took notes.

    Interview Questions

    • Did you exceed self-expectations in your current position? An unexpected question, but a good one.   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

    Interview

    Other writers reflect my experience; hiring at WSSC is exceptionally slow, think MONTHS not days. And lots of silence. If you are interested in a job soon, skip WSSC.
    Further, my sense is that WSSC may have been threatened with legal action at some point regarding their hiring as the process is EXCEPTIONALLY methodical, documented, observed, and detailed.
    I was interviewed by four technical specialists with an HR observer in the room. They had a list of 15 technical questions in my engineering field, and wouldn't give any context beyond repeating the question. Each of the panelists wrote down impressions regarding my answers to every question. It wasn't a conversation, it was more like a test. Followed with five 'personality' questions, like "tell me about a time when you faced a tough challenge, etc." nothing out of bounds.

    Interview Questions

    • One question included an two-letter abbreviation that could have had multiple meanings and the interviewer couldn't clarify.   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

    Interview

    Three interviews following 4 month initial application submission.

    Several cancellations on part of employer due to last minute emergencies - not unusual for "government-sector" platform environment.

    Company website is best-face marketing - as it should be - but not reflective of operations. Interview stakeholders, Read news articles, press and other reviews for balanced indicators.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the worse job experience and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Great.


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