Alliance Data Interview Questions

Updated Aug 2, 2014
Updated Aug 2, 2014
18 Interview Reviews

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    Customer Care Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alliance Data.

    Interview Details

    Most people who are hired here know someone. This is true for me. I sent the person I know an email. I then applied online, received a phone call about a month later. Training was for an entire month. The interview was standard, very standard questions, done by the actual supervisor in their cubical or a common area.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked "If you could be any person, fictional or real, who would it be and why". They want to see how you think.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    We didn't really negotiate, I just took what I was given. Corporate and business needs dictate what they can offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Analytic Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alliance Data.

    Interview Details

    Applied via LinkedIn. HR phone screen, then 4 hours of Skype interviews. Brought onsite for a few more 1:1 interviews with the same people and a presentation of previous work in front of a small group. Everyone was really nice and personable although the office interior was very gray and a little depressing. Received offer 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • It wasn't difficult, but this was the first time I'd been asked to present a PowerPoint of a previous project   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Their initial offer was lower than we discussed so there was some back and forth. They only went up a few thousand on base salary but upped bonus percentage and relocation substantially.

    Offer was later pulled after the credit check. They could not look past a 6 year old credit card charge off (I assume because it was with one of their clients).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Business/Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alliance Data in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very conversational and basic 45 minute phone interview where they asked my qualifications and provided more details about the position. Nothing surprising during the phone conversation but instead making sure that I was serious about the opportunity. Then an in-person interview with group of managers that I would interact with on a daily basis. These questions were geared toward understanding my current daily duties and gaining a better grasp of my resume achievements. Verbal offer came within 5 days of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How satisfied would you be if this position were solely running the same reports daily?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Current employer met this offer

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Alliance Data in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a Hiring Manager who asked if I was looking to move to a new company. She set up a phone interview with one of the Audit Managers and then I did an on-site interview with the rest of the group and had lunch afterwords. Overall a good experience, but it just wasn't what I was looking for.

    Interview Questions
    • List 3 of your strengths and 3 of your weaknesses   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    It wasn't what I was looking for.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    IT Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Alliance Data.

    Interview Details

    They like to take you to Starbucks, where it is loud and distracting. My interview was for an IT contractor job, under the Field Sales dept. My manager did no even look at my resume or ask me questions about my recent jobs, duties, or basic "interview" questions. He did ALL the talking, and just explained things that, unless you worked there, you wouldn't have any idea or knowledge of what was going on.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    He asked what I thought was a "good per hour dollar amount" through a text message
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Position In Client Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Alliance Data.

    Interview Details

    Everyone knew exactly what they wanted to tell me and what they wanted to ask me. The whole process was extremely efficient and very positive. I felt comfortable with them. This company has it together. They read my resume, understood what I was and how my current skills fit into the job I applied for. They listened and remembered what I had to say. They all really enjoy their jobs and support the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were pretty standard and all related to the job I applied for. They are very thorough so bring your A-game. This is a large company. There is a lot to learn. Do you homework before you go in. It really helps out.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They do their homework so the negotiation phase is very clear cut and easy. They were very forthcoming about salary right from the start so I knew what to expect. They utilized the technology they had to make sure I had everything I needed. I am very excited about my new position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Creative Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Alliance Data in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Least formal I have ever been part of. Phone interview followed with an interview on site with the team. Offer came after two weeks of the interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    Did not offer to match counter offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Manager, Product Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alliance Data in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, followed by four hour onsite interview.

    Interview Questions
    • None. Fairly standard discussion regarding background and experiences.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Interview process was extremely unprofessional.
    -The HR Recruiter did not meet any commitments regarding follow-up or providing promised information.
    -The HR Recruiter did not show for the onsite portion of interview, causing the interview time with the Hiring Manager to start late while I sat in reception.
    -An interviewer did not show without any explanation or warning, requiring the prior interviewer to find a place for me until the next interviewer on the agenda.
    -No follow up within the committed time frame.

    While the Hiring Manager and area Director seemed to be skilled and to offer virtue, the area had huge expectations placed on it by senior leadership without much of a roadmap or strategy in place.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Alliance Data.

    Interview Details

    Second interview was more behavioral/personality assessment - pretty laid back

    Interview Questions
    • What is a weakness of yours and how are you trying to improve it?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Collector Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lenexa, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lenexa, KS
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Alliance Data in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, backgroud and credit check. One interview in person. Drug test.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It will be over the phone. They will not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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