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Xcel Energy Interview Questions

Updated Jan 24, 2018
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    Vulnerability Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Xcel Energy (Denver, CO) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Technical and personality phone screen with team, in-person interview with hiring manager and in-person interview with team, entire process was about five days. Technical interview focused on various information security concepts as well as describing specific vulnerabilities

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in as much detail as possible what happens when you navigate to google.com   Answer Question

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    IT Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Xcel Energy (Denver, CO) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Team interview, tough questions that were not typical. The recruiting company appears to have good relationship and was helpful. The interview began on time and lasted 60 minutes. It was with business, IT PM, and product management team.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a project that you had difficulty with stake holder and technology readiness, what was the reason.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Communications Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakewood, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Xcel Energy (Lakewood, CO) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview with hiring manager, followed by in-person with two additional team members. Phone interview was brief but covered lots of ground. Team interview was similar. There was not a great deal of clarity in the metrics or goals of this functional team.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience in the buisness/corporate area of public utilities and regulated industries?   Answer Question

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Xcel Energy.

    Interview

    Went in for an interview and got an offer pretty quickly. Overall pretty good interview. The people were nice during the process. Good communication with the offer letter. They were quick and made it a nice process.

    Interview Questions

    • A time where you had to work with a person who you didn't agree with.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Product Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Xcel Energy (Minneapolis, MN) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Pre-Qual Phone Interview (30 min) followed by in-person interview (1 hr)

    Follow up phone call received about 4-5 weeks later with results.

    Interviewers were good at adapting the standard HR interview questions to apply more to the posted position. (Standard = competency/Behavorial based questions)

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time when you had to quickly establish rapport with an individual or group of people. Why was/we’re the relationship(s) important? How did you maintain it/them?   Answer Question
    • Give an example of how you stay up-to-date with changes within an industry or area you work. What steps do you take? What do you do with the knowledge you obtain?   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a situation where you collaborated with others from another team or part of the business to complete a task.   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Xcel Energy in August 2017.

    Interview

    It was drawn out longer than necessary. Six weeks between application and interviews, another 6 weeks to getting an offer, and another 4 weeks to negotiate a counter which was clearly HR playing games.

    Interview Questions

    • How have you personally developed in the last several years?   Answer Question

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Xcel Energy.

    Interview

    Initial phone call, then in person interview with panel of two. Asked about seven questions. Friendly interviewers, tough questions. Called back within 2 weeks of the interview with results of the interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Project Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Xcel Energy (Denver, CO) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received a phone call for an interview. Had the interview in one of the managers office with another person who was going to also be working on that specific project.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were very straight forward STAR formal questions. Describe a time when you had to work with a project team, what was the project and what was the outcome? Describe a time when something needed immediate action and how did you respond? What was the outcome?   Answer Question

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    Meteorolgoical Trading Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Xcel Energy (Denver, CO).

    Interview

    I applied online. I received a phone interview with Hiring Manager about 2 weeks later. An in-person interview was then quickly scheduled at their office, which I was flown out for (travel expenses were covered). In-person interview lasted a few hours but was not overly intense, met those I would be working with most closely. Had two follow-up email correspondences with Hiring Manager, one and two weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked how I handle high stress, fast paced trading environments   1 Answer

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Xcel Energy.

    Interview

    They contacted me and asked to do an in person interview. The interview was with three people, mostly behavioral based questions. I heard back 2 weeks later and they offered the job. I would have taken it but it was too far away.

    Interview Questions


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