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Finance Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Aptean.
Interview Details – Reasonable hiring process, but took longer than average. Not sure why. Aptean has a 1/2 hour intelligence test that supposedly only 20% of applicants pass. Test is taken online at same time as 1/2 hour personality test. Intelligence test is given again at on-site interview to expose cheaters.
They have a week long onboarding process that covers product lines, senior management, company history, etc.
Interview Question – Questions were reasonable and professional to demonstrate awareness of work required and interest-level in type of work. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Some negotiation possible. 5-10%. Verbal offer from HR by phone. Follow up by phone week later with salary result.
Very Easy Interview
Associate Web Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Aptean in May 2013.
Interview Details – Typical interview.
Thirty to forty-five minute phone interview followed by general assessment test.(math, verbal skills)
Onsite interview with a retaking of that same test followed by a face to face interview with 3 managers.
A second assessment regarding my T-SQL skills.
Second onsite interview with my team's manager and the individual who I was replacing.
Was offered the position after this
Interview Question – I did have any unexpected questions. They asked me about my skills on my resume and about skills with software development. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I received my compensation asking price
Principal Systems Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Aptean in May 2014.
Interview Details – Smooth and easy as long as you know what you are doing you should be able to get in.
Only problem is there is a Test that is a Pain in the S. You basically need to do the following:
- Take 2/3 of the time (like 10Mins) answering questions to the best of your knowledge.
- Take 1/3 of the time answering everything as fast as you can even if you get them wrong.
You are counted for good ones only and you are supposed to have X amount of good ones.
Test has Math, Personality, Sequence (aa11bb22cc33, xx99yy1010zz1111), Patterns, Word Math, Engineer questions, etc.. Like an IQ test coupled with personality.
Interview Question – - The Stupid TEST. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not really easy. only got a bit more than what
Very Difficult Interview
Sales Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Aptean in March 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring is based off what they think they need. Typically will drag you along. You'll NEVER get your bonus you're promised.
Interview Question – The exam is the hardest part View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. They have a budget but don't like to use it because the managers make 8x what you'll make.
Very Easy Interview
Market Research Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Aptean in December 2013.
Interview Details – When I first applied, I was sent an email asking me to do an assessment. After I completed that, I received another email asking me to come in for an interview. At the beginning of the interview, I was taken to a room and given 15 or 20 minutes to do another assessment similar to the one I had done online (to verify that I hadn't cheated). After I completed it, the hiring manager came in to interview me. The interview was short and laid-back; basically she was just curious to know what I was interested in and what I hoped to get from the internship. I was offered the position on the spot, but it took a few weeks to actually get started after that.
Interview Question – Why do you think the corporate world is the best fit for you? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation (but I didn't attempt to, considering it is an internship).
Very Easy Interview
Software Support Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Aptean in January 2013.
Interview Details – The process was fairly expedient; I received a call from a recruiter (based on my resume posting to a job board) to gauge my interest, then was sent a link to an online test, within a couple of day was invited in for another similar (but more concise) test and interview, and within a few hours was offered the position.
Interview Question – The interview process was pretty straight-forward: "We like your resume, here's what we do, do you have any questions..." Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I received a verbal offer from my recruiter with a couple of hours of my interview, I made a single counter offer (approximately a 10% higher base salary than the initial offer), then was sent a formal offer letter outlining the agreed terms.
Account Executive Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Aptean in October 2012.
Interview Details – First step was a long test. Once the test was completed, depending on your score you were either immediately disqualified or you move forward. After a series of a few phone interviews with various levels of HR staff to deem me passable, I was sent to a proctored exam to assure that I was indeed the person taking the test. After passing that test I was immediately sent to Atlanta to interview with a panel of Manager/VP who interviewed us (a group of maybe 6) with a little more interest in our philosophical and methodological views on sales. I was contacted a few days late with a job offer.
Interview Question – The most unusual part was the emphasis on the test. A high enough test score could make up for a lot of experience and vice versa. Take the test seriously, because it the only thing that stands between you and the job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations, contract was offered 'take or leave.'
Applications Support Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Aptean in March 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online, I had a referral from inside the company. I was e-mailed within an hour to take an aptitude type test. The test took about 3 hours to complete and was pretty tedious. Aptean does not consider any applicants who do not score high enough on the exam, the exam will be taken a second time before you interview for the position you are applying for in order to make sure you didn't cheat.
My first interview was with 3 individuals, all who worked in support, 2 of them were management. The whole thing was relatively laid back, most questions were about my experiences at previous employers and and my technical abilities. All 3 interviewers were incredibly kind and made me feel very comfortable.
I was contacted by phone from another manager the next day and spent most of the time listening to him complain about my would-be co-workers, he asked similar questions to the ones I answered the day before.
The very next day, I was extended an offer.
Interview Question – All questions were pretty standard. You will want to do your research on the company and the products ahead of time, however, it seems they enjoyed that I knew so much going into the interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I high-balled what I wanted and they countered with a generous offer. I have heard others say that they got nowhere with their negotiations, though.
Associate Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Aptean.
Interview Details – Technical interview plus the the apptitude test
Interview Question – It was medium, a person with good coding experience can crack the interview Answer Question
Senior Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Aptean in October 2013.
Interview Details – I saw the posting on LinkedIn and sent my resume. I was contacted within hours by an HR recruiter. The first step was behavioral and intelligence testing. Absolutely no one is considered until they successfully complete this testing. Don't cheat, because if you're called in for an interview, you'll be doing the testing again and if you don't pass close to your original score, you'll be escorted out without interviewing.
After passing the testing, I had a brief interview with the HR recruiter. Very perfunctory, mostly going over my resume and determining if we each agreed to continue forward.
It turns out the hiring manager was someone I had known previously. I was invited in to interview with three people. They were super accomodating of my schedule. I was shown into a room to do the intelligence testing again. Then I met with the hiring manager, then a marketing manager and another manager. The conversations were pretty casual, I go the impression that my qualifications were as stated, so I wasn't drilled about this or that. I was being assessed for fit.
I sent thank you notes, and each person wrote me back, including the hiring manager, letting me know they'd be extending an offer.
There are two distinct groups of employees. Very smart recent grads. They all seem very serious, not a lot of nonsense. The second are seasoned professionals, folks who have been in business for decades, but who are young at heart.
Business casual, which includes jeans for dress. If you're interviewing, think pantsuit if you're a lady, I'd say sport coat and slacks if you're a gent. It's not a suit and tie kind of place.
Interview Question – We mostly discussed my experiences with specific programs and systems, but since they use in-house software it was more about general than specific knowledge. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Within a couple of days I was called with an offer, I tried to negotiate the money, but that went nowhere, it didn't matter the offer was generous and what we had discussed as far as the range. It's salary and bonus. I was sent a package to review with the full benefits.
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