American Water Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2014
Updated Mar 23, 2014
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    Statistical Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at American Water in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Starts off online, then if you pass that, the HR person conducts a preliminary phone interview then a 2nd phone interview then a 3rd interview with the hiring manager. Then a face to face group/panel interview with 2 HR team members, Hiring manager and any interested parties they deam appropriate to attend.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you disagreed with your boss about a decision that impacted your specific work flow   View Answer
    • Tell me about a time you used your skills of influence to get the desired outcome you needed for the task you were doing   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at American Water in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    There is a technical phone interview, then an in person 1:group HR type interview. The final step is a 1:1 with a director

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for more vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Administrative Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at American Water in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Had Interview with HR first and then interviewed by 2 potential bosses.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me a lot of questions about past work experiences   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Voorhees, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Voorhees, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Water in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I met with the hiring manager and a project manager, they asked about my experience, how I deal with challenging situations, described the tasks and work environment.
    I got a very positive impression of the people, the office and corporate culture. The people who interviewed me seemed busy, but relaxed and happy.

    Interview Questions
    • how do you deal with SMEs who don't want or are too busy to give you the needed information   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at American Water in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    had a prelist set of interview questions. Most of the questions were situational questions so be prepared to recall upon your experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you tell me about a time you had a conflict/disagreement with a manager and how you handled it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pensacola, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pensacola, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at American Water in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    I was called for an interview, and upon my arrival I was greated by a Supervisor and given a general interview, which was then followed by a skills assesment test, then a final interview with an HR Representative. This lead to my job offer!

    Interview Questions
    • What skills do you think you possess that will make you an asset to our company..?   Answer Question
    • Does working in a team environment benfit you and/or and to your individual skills..?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at American Water in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR followed by in person interview. Interview was behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Financial Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at American Water in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by phone regarding previous experience and education. They went with someone with more experience than I had.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Mechanicsburg, PA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Mechanicsburg, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at American Water in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacte by phone two week after my online application. The entire process was pleasant. Everyone involved, for secretary to the hiring manager were friendly. The intervire went well as far as I am concerned, even though I did not get the job. High level of competition I guess.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a project you lead and the challenges you faced while leading it   View Answer
    • If someone who worked with you were asked to describe you, what would they say?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accounting Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cherry Hill, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Hill, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at American Water in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    1st interview was with the HR VP which lasted about 30 minutes. Questions were standard interview questions from a list. (i.e. Your strengths/ weaknesses, Why American Water?, Difficult situations, etc.)
    2nd interview was right after the first and was with the department manager and a supervisor. Questions were more informal, and some were directed at skills. This interview was mostly conversational.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a past professional experience that put you in an ethical dilemma, and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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