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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Aerotek.

    Interview Details

    The process is somewhat annoying. I applied online so initially there was a phone screening, phone interview, in-person interview, "shadow day" and an additional in-person interview. The whole process took about two weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • I was preparing for mostly behavioral questions which is what my phone interview and first in-person interview was, and then the second in-person interview turned into more of personal questions like can you handle the work load and time needed/dedicated to the job... firing of these types of questions over and over. Not very professional, whatsoever.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Aerotek.

    Interview Details

    I have no complaints about the interview process. Great communication and follow up. They were very clear about the job, realistic and allowed me to really get an insight into the office and culture. I'd say as a recruiter you should be ready to give a lot of your time and energy to the company. If you are the type to give up your life, and work you butt off, then this is the company for you. Probably a better fit for someone out of college who doesn't have much of a life outside of work to worry about yet. I was very thankful for the entire interview process because it did allow me to really understand what I would have been getting into. It's a bit of an old school mentality of if you put more time and more energy in than the person next to you, you'll be successful and that will eventually lead to more money. Neither of those things fit with me, so I decided to not take the offer, but have nothing poor to say about the interview process and have since been less impressed with other companies and their lack of communication. I felt like I was treated as a human throughout the process, which was very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to do something you didn't agree with and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Recruiter/Sales Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Aerotek in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume over the weekend and a couple days later I was contacted by the Internal Recruiter for a phone interview. I was asked behavioral questions about times I motivated people and what I knew about the recruiter and account manager position. She said I would hear back about the face-to-face interview in the next week or so. It didn't take the 30 minutes that she said it would, more like 15. She seemed like she wanted to get off the phone, which was concerning.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to motivate a group of people.
      Tell me about a time you had to give criticism.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Aerotek.

    Interview Details

    Very very bad experience. First I arrived and they informed me that the person I was scheduled to interview was not there. I waited on an interviewer for an hour! Finally two guys came to give me an interview and it was the longest interview of my life. They asked all types of unprofessional questions about going out and drinking with the group and continuously tried to get me to admit to very unprofessional things. I felt like I was on an interview for an escorting company and not a recruiting agency. Overall, they were very unprofessional and used up most of my day with non-sense. A complete and total waste of my time.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I didnt accept the position because I would never want to work for a company with such bad hiring processes. I have options and plus their pay was too low for me. I took another position with another company for double the pay.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Aerotek.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews from a recruiter followed by a panel interview.
    The first 2 interviews ask general interview questions. The panel interview is intense and asks behavior based interview questions. They use your answers from the behavior based questions to formulate and ask rude questions to try to break you and weed out the weak. Then you are required to go into the pit and observe for 1/2 day.

    Interview Questions
    • I was very disappointed after completing a panel interview with this company. I was interviewed by 2 people and the lead interviewer was very condescending and belittling. Everything I said was twisted into something negative, which he acknowledged by saying "I'm not trying to twist your words, but…". The interview started 45 minutes late with one of my interviewers walking in the front door 20 minutes after I arrived. During my interview one of them got up to use the restroom, which he acknowledged by saying to the other interviewer, "I really have to use the restroom, I think you can handle this." After he returned from his morning poop they proceeded to more or less call me a quitter. They 100% treated me like a resume and not a person.

      Questions:
      You've had x jobs in ___ years. If this job doesn't work out for you it will be ___ jobs. What would you say when people call you a quitter?
      Describe your biggest failure.
      Describe a time you made an unpopular decision.
      Explain why we should pick you in 30 seconds.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Aerotek in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Got an initial phone screen through a friend working in the company. Had a chat a with few people working there, and then was told I would have an official phone interview in a few days. After the phone interview, I was told I would be called the following afternoon to possibly schedule an in-person interview or not. Next day, no phone call came, got the email instead. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Aerotek in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Was recommended by a friend who works for the company and got a phone call from the Talent Aq. A day later. Had a phone interview the next week and a in person with the Regional Manager a week after that. The next step was a 1/2 Day Job shadow which I got to see how things worked on a daily basis as well as the people I could be potentially working with. Met with the AM at the end of the day and reviewed everything. After that had a final interview with the Regional Manager and was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was pretty firm. No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Aerotek.

    Interview Details

    It started off with a brief phone screen then I was invited in for an interview. The first interview consisted of basic questions. The second interview was a half day shadow where you would sit down with numerous Recruiters to see the daily routine.

    I followed up with a thank you email that was very professional. I received NO response. If you have a potential employee spend the time and money to travel to your office to go through interviews, the least you can do is respond.

    Interview Questions
    • Personality test was unexpected and different, given it was my first one. It looks just like anything you would see in a typical Google search.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Aerotek.

    Interview Details

    I walked in and handed my resume in personally. I then sat down and did a brief (20 minute) interview with a recruiter. The interview was basic; work history, skills, and some behavioral questions. The next week, I was contacted via email by an internal recruiter to set up a phone screen. The phone screen was pretty cut and dry, almost identical to my first interview. After completing the phone screen, I was asked to call back in a week after thinking the position over and conduct a follow up phone screen. After completing my final phone screen, I was set up for another in person interview.

    The second in person interview was almost the same as my walk in interview with the exception of it being conducted by an account manager. Pretty basic questions here as well. At this point I felt I had my resume and responses memorized quite well, as I had been repeating myself for three interviews.

    After completing the third (and a half) interview, I was then set up with an interview with the Director of Business Operations (DBO). As with the previous two in person interviews, I arrived the customary ten minutes early and did my final review of my resume and prepared questions. And then I waited. And waited. And waited some more. After sitting in the waiting room for a little over an hour, I finally began my interview with the DBO. The first thing he asked me was what I knew about him. Thankfully, in the hour of boredom and drinking coffee prior to the interview, I checked his LinkedIn profile. I would strongly recommend this for anyone going through this, or any other interviewing process.

    This interview was almost identical to the first three, but had the added questions of "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" as well as "What is your five year plan?" At this point it was nice to have some new questions to answer.

    A week after completing the interview with the DBO, I was asked to come in to do a panel style interview with a few of the account managers, followed by a half day shadowing the recruiters and talking to other account managers. The panel interview at first was more of the same; discussing my resume and back ground. However, the interview turned into what they refer to as a "behavioral interview." This is pretty much just a bunch of scenario based questions of things you may have had to deal with in the past. I navigated this section pretty easily, as the internal recruiter had sent me sample questions and prep material prior to this interview.

    After completing the panel interview, the Lead Recruiter sat down with me and outlined the half day interview structure. I was going to sit with an hand full of recruiters, watch what they did, and be able to decide in that 30 minute window if that was something I could do or not. When it came time to sit down with an account manager, I met the only other one I had not talked to. We discussed what the account manager did and the types of clients he worked with. From start to finish, it was a four hour process.

    At the end of the half day, I was told I would be contacted by the end of the week since that next Monday was a holiday. I was not contacted at all for two full weeks. I finally received a call from the DBO extending the offer to me. He told me who I would be working under and what my division was. He told me not to answer right away, but to contact him four days later after I had talked the decision over with "whoever you go to for guidance." I thought this was kind of strange, due to the fact that it had been eight weeks since I started this process and had ample time to think it over prior to his phone call.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your five year plan? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are you passionate about? Describe a time you had to give negative feedback.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grand Prairie, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Grand Prairie, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Aerotek in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Behaviorism questions using the star method. Started with phone screen after DBO liked my linkedin profile. Then in person interview, followed by panal interview, lastly a half day job shadow then offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room, take it or leave it offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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