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Instructional Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at AT&T in March 2012.
Interview Details – The phone interview consisted of questions about myself, skills, experience. The 1:1 interview was about my skillset & why I was interested in working for the company.
Very Easy Interview
Instructional Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at AT&T in August 2011.
Interview Details – I worked for AT&T before, and was admited on a reference from a previous supervisor. The interviewer was not only personable and positive, but appropriate and professional. I felt a phone interview was the perfect way to be as objectivve as possible.
Interview Question – How would you describe your ability to work alone? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was offered more than I asked for. Of course, I accepted.
Very Easy Interview
Senior Instructional Designer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at AT&T in February 2012.
Interview Details – I received a voice mail from the hiring manager of a new service rollout for automating security and alarm systems using smartphone and tablets. I called back twice before I was able to reach the hiring manager back. When we set up the phone interview to "further discuss my resume" I called promptly at the agreed upon time. I was informed that she needed someone who could "hit the ground runnIng with no training" because this is a "culture where change is the only constant". Furthermore, I was expected to "step in with little to no Onboarding, move In, and produce on short deadlines to roll out new hire training program gor this new initiative drawing from scratch". Then, agreeing that I am adaptable to a basically self-directed training for immediate delivery of work product, I was then informed that I must be proficient in certain proprietary training design software (my indusry peers have never heard of it, by the way), and a list of other IT skills which were not listed in the original job posting to begin with. When I inquired about this, I was told that what I described sounded more like "her iob" and the phone call interview ended quite abruptly.
I now find myself feeling differently about applying to this corporation when the job postings do not match the hiring manager's actual need and it is clear that, although I was applying to be part of creating meaningful training programs for a new service offering sales group for this company, it appears that training is actually not a part of the Onboarding once hired.
Interview Question – Can I jump in, without training, and immediately produce using a variety of, including less known and more proprietary, software? View Answer
Instructional Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 4 days - interviewed at AT&T in November 2010.
Interview Details – There was one long (1 hour) phone interview with the client, before my recruiter extended an offer.
Interview Question – Which stage of the project management process do you feel strongest in? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Fixed hourly rate per contract.
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