Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

What is DTE's hiring process?

We invest in our hiring process and carefully review each applicant's information.

We are thoughtful and thorough for every job we post, so it could take as long as 90 days until you begin your career with us.

We offer accommodations for qualified individuals applying to DTE for employment. For those needing accommodation for a skills test, please email us.

Steps to Getting Hired

  1. You apply online.
  2. If you fit the position's needs, you advance.
  3. You successfully complete a skills test, if applicable.
  4. A manager reviews your resume and invites you to interview.
  5. You receive and accept an offer.
  6. You pass a hair analysis drug test and detailed background check.
  7. You begin your career with us.

If you apply and are not selected, sign up for email job alerts and apply for other openings fitting your background, education and interests.

How do I find a career opportunity with DTE?

Search and apply for an opportunity on our Careers website. If you do not see any opportunities of interest, please sign up for email job alerts to receive notifications of new opportunities.

How do I know if my application was submitted successfully?

 

  1. Sign in to your profile.
  2. Open the Jobs Applied accordion.
  3. If your application was submitted successfully, you will see Job Submission Completed.

 

You will not receive an email for each successful application.

Can I edit an application after I've already submitted it?

If your application has been reviewed, you may not edit your application.

If it’s not been reviewed, then you may select the job you applied for underneath the Jobs Applied accordion and edit your application. You may update your profile information at any time.

How do I check the status of my application?

 

  1. Sign in to your profile.
  2. Open the Jobs Applied accordion.
  3. View the application status below the job title and location of the job.
How do I reset my password?

Reset your password here and then enter your email address. A link will be sent to the email you provide and then you can reset your password.

How do I stay up to date on job opportunities?

 

  1. Go to the View All Jobs page.
  2. Select jobs matching your interests.
  3. Look for the text saying, "Send me alerts every 7 days."

Once you determine how often you want to receive job alerts, select the Create Alert link.

You can also sign in to your candidate profile, go to Options, Job Alerts, Create New Job Alert, then use the search function to add specific keywords and locations matching your interests. Determine how often you want to receive job alerts, then select the Create Alert link.

How do I manage email job alerts?

Sign in to your profile, go to Options in the upper righthand corner, select Job Alerts, then preview a specific alert by selecting the eyeball. To delete an alert, select the trash can. You can also set up new job alerts by clicking Create New Job Alert.

How long does it take to complete the entire hiring process?

On average, it takes about 90 days for a candidate to go through the entire application, interview and screening process. First, you must apply, then you may need to complete a pre-employment skills test and/or an assessment. After a face-to-face interview, you will be required to pass a drug test, plus complete a physical and background check.

If I get an interview, what can I expect?

To prepare for your interview, please read the job description thoroughly before your interview and understand what the job entails. 

During your interview, we ask about your knowledge, ability, skills and experience related to the job. Interviewers are looking for responses in the format of a Situation, Task, Actions and Result or STAR. For each response, please plan to provide specific details.

Situation/Task

With the context of the job in mind, think of a specific example from your previous work history. Let us know what you were doing and why you were doing it. What was the context or the specific assignment? Also provide a time and place.

Actions

Provide details about your actions. What exactly did you do and how did you do it? The interview team will want the most details during this part of your example.

Result

What was the outcome or result? What was the impact of your actions? Did anything change in your job due to your actions?

Interview Tips & Expectations

  • Be prepared to provide multiple examples demonstrating each competency during your interview.
  • Avoid talking about general processes. Highlight how you accomplish tasks and goals in your current role. Interviewers are interested in learning about how you work, not the actions of others.
  • Expect the interview team to ask you a lot of follow-up questions. This allows the team to best understand and evaluate your skills against those needed to perform the job successfully. It also puts you in the best position to highlight your skills and put your best foot forward.

The goal is to show the interview team you are qualified and ready for the job.

How do I request an accommodation?

We offer reasonable accommodations for qualified people with disabilities who are applicants for employment. Please email a DTE Human Resources representative to request assistance or an accommodation. We will be happy to help you.

I need to complete an Edison Electric Institute skills/employment test. How do I access EEI practice tests?

Please sign in here with the following credentials to access several EEI practice tests.

Username: DTE Energy

Password: DTE

Does DTE allow flexibility in work hours or allow me to work from home?

To minimize everyone’s risk from COVID-19, we continue to have as many employees as possible working remotely.

In early spring 2022, we gave 1,000 employees the option to work on site at our Detroit headquarters a few days per week. We will learn from their experience to continuously improve our approach to hybrid work environments, and we plan to gradually expand the on-site work option to more employees throughout May and June.

We expect most of DTE’s 5,000 employees who have been working remotely will continue to do so most of the time. We are empowering each group of employees to choose the work location and hours that enable them to provide the best service to our customers, communities and each other.

Will I be notified if I've not been selected for a position?

If you successfully applied, you will receive an email confirmation if you are not moving forward as a candidate for the position. Please continue to search for new opportunities or sign up to receive email job alerts matching your interests.

How do I contact someone about additional career-related questions?

Please email us.

If I'm hired, what benefits does DTE provide?

Your work/life balance is important to us, so we provide many types of benefits, such as:

  • Career progressions
  • Comprehensive wellness programs
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k)
  • Paid holidays, vacation and an absence bank
  • Eligibility for flex time
  • Training and development
  • Life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employee clubs and discount programs
  • Employee assistance program
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Group auto and homeowner's insurance
  • Free parking
  • On-site health clinics and gym

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits.