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Cameron
Planner was asked...19 March 2018

Where do you see yourself in 5 years

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Debt free except for the house.

Debt free except for the house

As supervisior

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Apple

How many cars are there in the United States?

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Depends if you count the ones that are for sale

can you tell me what was the case study?

Method 1 - Take population of the US, get data for economic classes and multiply by % owning cars in each class (or estimate this data). These are cards on road. Now we add this to cars in dealerships and factories - Get car sales data for the year, divide by 12 and add this to the previous estimation of on road cars (this is making a broad assumption that there is a months worth of inventory lying around) Less

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Caltrans

What is the main difference between NEPA and CEQA?

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project description
- alternatives
- scoping
- environmental setting
- initial study
- names of the environmental documents
- mitigation measure monitoring
- mitigation measure requirements Less

NEPA is a disclosure process that assesses the impacts of reasonable alternatives and may choose the least damaging one. CEQA is an environmental impact analysis impact process that results in a decision document choosing the least damaging alternative Less

Major difference is NEPA is federal (EIS) and CEQA is State of CA (EIR). If you left this out, can see why you would not get the job! Less

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Micron Technology

Do you know the values of Micron? What are them

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May I know which planner position did you apply for? Checked their website, mine still in processing after two weeks Less

You have done with your interview? So the manager says he will put u in offer. So u will receive within a week? Less

Did you get your interview?

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Wolters Kluwer

In an environment of layoffs and restructuring, how do you keep your team motivated?

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Be open and honest if their roles are in jeopardy. Understand their concerns and answer their questions as best you can. If you do not know, say so. Keep them busy, and involved in important work. Less

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Stay positive, and focus on the work at hand. Keeping busy on important work helps people realize what they are doing is important. An ideal mind is the devil's.... well, you know the old saying. Be sure the physical environment is welcoming. In summer, raise the blinds, clean the common areas of papers and clutter. You will be amazed how much better things look when you take 10 short minutes a day to make the physical environment look better. The sun is out, blue skies, and maybe it's not so bad here. Let people vent. If you are not holding 1-on-1 meetings, then start. Hear people out. Be honest about what you can talk about. Don't sugar coat anything, but give those more junior to you some context and a bigger view. Sure some people will be laid off, but most will remain. Opportunity to do different things will become available. Sure you will work harder, but you will learn, growth, and build your reputation for having a level head in complex times. Lastly, have a plan. Know what you will do as a manager if you have to layoff 1,2 or 3 people. Know how the work will move around. This will allow you act quickly and decisively should things come to that. Having a manager who looks in charge because they already thought it through will go a long way. Less

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Grassroots Cannabis

What interests you about this role?

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Helping patience

The questions could not be view in its entirety. The arrows are very confusing. I have three decades of upper management experience. I have a strong interest of a new career in the Cannibus Industry. Less

The opportunity to see a company grow rapidly.

Apple

They gave me a case study on a Friday evening to complete for my interview, which was the next Monday. I thought this was inconsiderate of my weekend time.

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You don't need to pay $200k and get an MBA to learn how to do a case study. Many are prepared just through their professional experiences. Some prepare through online research on websites like Glass Door. Regardless, sounds like your condescending attitude and unwillingness to gain new skills in a short period of time eliminated your candidacy. For everyone else: the case study is doable. I didn't have much clue on how to attack this problem but I ran my answers against some fellow consultant and supply chain friends. A couple gave me good advice and I eventually landed a planning role. Good luck to all. Less

Can you share more about the case study?

I did not make enough assumptions. I have never done a case study for an interview before. Sorry I didn't get an MBA and pay 200k+ to learn how to do case studies. Less

Southern California Edison

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

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Did you answer all the question in the test? Or leave some blank? Because edison employees who monitor the test told that leave the answer blank of the question we don't know rather than fill in the wrong answer. That would against the right answer. I want to know you are able to answer all the question. Thanks. Less

Can you provide some insight on what you will be tested on in the interview? Perhaps some things to study? Less

When did you interview? I interviewed February 26 still waiting for response. Also which location did they give you? Thanks Less

Intuitive (Intuitive Surgical)

more about medical

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don't have any experience with medical but can learn quick

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Your lucky you missed getting that job. You would had been a 12 hour a day slave to the cruel planning Management. No one should work there. All you would have done for the first year would have been cycle counts. Planners don't do cycle counts. Less

Town of Richmond Hill

I arrived at 3:15pm, as I was only killing my time waiting for the last 30 minutes. The HR told me I was late, and the time was for 2:30pm to 3:30pm. I told her she said 3:30pm. The HR told me "Oh, you only heard me said 3:30, but I said 2:30 to 3:30." I was almost 100% sure that this HR has a long line-up of unqualified relatives and friends that she need to help to get this job that I was interviewing. She was giving me a wrong time on purpose. During the interview, she blurred through some of the questions that are at last 3 sentences. As I am a visible minority, my gut told me that she just wanted me to show I did not understand the questions and blamed me for my language abilities, but not that she blurred over the questions. The 2 other Technical Management interviewers were really nice people. Of course, I totally screwed up the job interview, and didn't even mention to show them my portfolio, and did not ask any questions that I wanted to ask. I just wanted to get out of "Hell" as quick as possible.

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Visible Minority, be very careful with HR, always ask for email Written confirmation for the time and date for the job interview. They count on the lack of written proof to screw you up. Not to mention they will ask you interview questions that they themselves did not understand and will put no emphasis on the important words. Less

Sure enough, the position was filled by a girl who has only a little bit over 1 year of work experience but has been working in the City of Toronto. There is no way that she is more qualified than me who has over 15 years of professional experience with 2 degrees. You've got to be kidding me if there were no "insider hook-up involved". If you don't know anyone that can hook you up with the job, don't even bother applying and wast your time. Less

R hill is known for that particularly Planning and Development . You are better of not there. Less

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