Clark Construction Group
3.8 of 5 52 reviews
www.clarkconstruction.com Bethesda, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

Clark Construction Group Office Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 22, 2014
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Office Engineer
Long Beach, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Clark Construction Group in December 2013.

Interview Details company and job site visit on Thursday afternoon, talked to 5 directors in a row on Friday morning

Interview Question – What value can you bring? (asked to a student)
How do we solve the BIM execution problem in our company? (provided background)
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Office Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Clark Construction Group.

Interview Details Sent in resume via university alumni who works there. Was contacted only a few days later for a day-long interview. Interview was with ten other candidates and consisted of a site tour and six interviews, mostly with young people in the Office Engineer position.

Interview Question – How would you deal with a subcontractor that had 30 years of experience in the field and didn't want to listen to anything you wanted to say?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Have not actually declined at this point. Offer has been received and still making decision.

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Office Engineer
Washington, DC (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Clark Construction Group.

Interview Details Entry level engineers typically go through a 1 or 2 day long interview process that involves talking with upper level executives, HR as well as peers and mid-level management within the company.

Negotiation Details – Fair

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Office Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Clark Construction Group.

Interview Details The company came to campus and offered on-campus interviews that were supposedly very brief. However, I was on a trip this day and could nto make it. I still got invited down to the main office in Bethesda and had a great tour of a project site and a paid for lunch, they also put me up in the Hyatt hotel right next door. I thought the interview went great and should hear back within the next 2 days.

Interview Question – I wasn't asked many questions, it was more of conversation-based interviews. Nothing sticks out as difficult or hard to answer.   Answer Question

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Office Engineer
Costa Mesa, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Clark Construction Group in March 2010.

Interview Details Clark flew me to Costa Mesa on a Thursday evening and put me in a nearby hotel. I met with several other recruits and Clark's Human Resources representative and visited a project. The next morning I met with the other recruits again at Clark's office for interviews. It was a round robin style interview and I met with seven Clark employees ranging from a second-year employee to a Vice President. Each interview was about a half hour long.

Interview Question – A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?   View Answers (65)

Negotiation Details – There wasn't much in terms of negotiation. I received a letter in the mail a couple weeks after the interview that provided details of my offer. When I counter-offered, I was told that would not be possible.

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Office Engineer
Bethesda, MD (US)

The process took a day - interviewed at Clark Construction Group in January 2011.

Interview Details Submitted a resume online and a few weeks later was called about flying to DC to interview at HQ. Flew in and out in the same day (very long day). Interviewed with three executives in the division hiring for about a half hour each and finished with a half hour with the VP of HR.

Questions about previous experience and activities.

Was offered a position verbally day of the interview and the next day the details of salary and benefits was sent to me.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you without construction experience?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable. DC is very expensive so try to get as much as you can but keep in mind lots of other people probably will take what you were offered so it probably won't happen.

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Office Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at Clark Construction Group in January 2012.

Interview Details Very nice place. It felt more like they were selling clark than anything else. Said they would call the following week but instead sent a letter two weeks later saying I did not get selected. Oh well. Nice people though

Interview Question – why clark   Answer Question

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Office Engineer
Washington, DC (US)

The process took 2 months - interviewed at Clark Construction Group in December 2011.

Interview Details An HR representative came to campus and interview many candidates in a 1 on 1 format. After that it took about a month to hear back from HR if I was invited to a second round interview. I then got the good news of being invited to DC for a 2nd rounder and scheduled it for 3 weeks later. They were very flexible in terms of the travel plans. I am from the region and was able to schedule my interview right before thanksgiving and schedule my return flight for after thanksgiving. This afforded me the opportunity to come home for the holidays. I then found out a week and a half later about my offer and expressed gratitude. I waited a week to discuss specifics of the offer and ran the numbers. I then negotiated a higher singing bonus but the salary did not move.

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Reason for Declining – I had a better offer from a different company in terms of job description, compensation, bonus opportunities, stock purchasing options, 401k matching contributions, and much better health benefits.

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Office Engineer
Oakland, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Clark Construction Group in November 2009.

Interview Details The overall interview process was positive. My initial interview happened after a referral at an industry event which resulted in a 3 hour dinner with a Project Manager. After the dinner, I later interviewed with the human resource department, who then lined up an entire day of interviews at the headquarters in Washington DC. After the interview process, the communications between myself and HR went cold and I didn't hear anything back. I then utilized my initial connections to get HR's attention to issue an offer for the position.

Interview Question – How will your line of study be of value to the company in the field? What would you say to someone if they didn't want you working for them because of your line of study?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – At the time I received the offer, leverage to negotiate was very slim due to the economy. However, I feel I received a fair offer due to the fact that I had an exact same offer from a competitor.

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Office Engineer

The process took a day - interviewed at Clark Construction Group in April 2009.

Interview Details Met hiring manager and another engineer at a conference. They liked me so they asked me to come into the office for a formal interview with some other folks in management. I interviewed with 4 people "round robin" style. Each interview was approximately 30 minutes. At the end the engineers and management sat down to review the candidates. We went to lunch and after lunch the HR manager extended me an offer.

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