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IT Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CEB in April 2013.
Interview Details – I applied on Linkedin, had a phone interview scheduled an hour later. Was invited to the office for an in person interview, then for a phone interview with the MD of the department. Got the offer that day. However, there were several questions I asked that I feel I was mislead on:
1. Was there Mandatory Overtime in the position?
Answer: "No, we do not require mandatory overtime."
Reality: I have been on several projects that required 12+ hour days multiple days a week that were "Something you should be doing in your position."
2. What is the turnover rate in the company?
Answer: "I'm not sure, but usually people move up and not out."
Reality: In my role, I am responsible for starters and leavers for my region. A lot of people don't last more than 30 days, maybe even as many as 35%
3. What is the likelihood of moving up in the company?
Answer: "We like to promote from the inside, so really good."
Reality: "I am working with a man who has been with the company for 13 years, 7 of them in the role that I was hired for on day one on a two man team managed by someone in the UK."
Interview Question – Are you an organized person? Answer Question
Business Development/Account Management Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at CEB.
Interview Details – Phone Interview - More than average walk me through your resume etc.; the interviewer asked a few behavioral questions so be ready. 2 Online Assessments, 1 Reading Test and 1 Personality Test. Interview in person with 2 people; easy and casual. Offer extended a little over a week later. Recruiter was helpful and sent a lot of material to help prepare for the interview.
Interview Question – All Behavioral Questions. Go to the Interview Toolkit on their website under the Career section - all of the behavioral questions were on the list. Follow CAR method and practice talking over your answers before the interview. The questions are very detailed/ specific but if you prepare you will be fine. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
Training Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at CEB in June 2011.
Interview Details – The recruitment process was well organized and the communication was thorough. Unfortunately, the actual interview was unorganized and disjointed. It started late. I interviewed with two people but was only told about one. The interviewers seemed to be asking off-the-cuff questions instead of specific interview questions.
Interview Question – They asked technical questions about sales training. Answer Question
Sales Executive Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at CEB.
Interview Details – Phone screen with recruiter, online assessment, long 3 hour in person interview with hiring managers. Role play included. Not too difficult however. First part is behavioral questions, then an hour to prepare for role play, then role play and feedback/questions.
Interview Question – Behavioral questions. Tell me about a time when... Answer Question
Sales Administrator Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CEB in May 2010.
Interview Details – My experience wasn't typical, as I worked at a subsidiary in Suburban Philadelphia. I submitted a cover letter and resume in response to a posting on Monster. A Recruiter called me and gave me information about the company and job. He called later to set up an interview with the hiring manager. The interview was casual and relational. Hiring Manager was friendly and the questions were standard
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the salary up 15%
Business Development/Account Management Associate Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at CEB
Interview Details – Was contacted by a head hunter out of California. Applied online they have one of the multi online applications. I spoke with the head hunter a few times and the hr agent from the company was late to call me. Ended up rescheduling the appointment.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you were unsatisfied with your level of output and how did you change it to make it work? View Answer
Sales Development Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CEB in April 2014.
Interview Details – applied through linkedin, contacted by recruiter, phone interview, behavioral quiz, in-person interview in DC, offered job the next day, people seemed friendly, office was casual and trendy...people wrote on the walls to brainstorm
Interview Question – How did you let a supervisor know you were a good person to ask for advice and describe a situation where this occurred Answer Question
Account Administrator Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CEB in December 2013.
Interview Details – They first show you around one of the 2 buildings. They then give you a behavioral interview where you are asked multiple questions. Very nice people, great interview process
Interview Question – All questions are related to your work background and how you solve certain problems Answer Question
Print Design Specialist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CEB in March 2013.
Interview Details – Received and email and spoke with someone saying I was interviewing for one position, and received an email from someone else in the company that said "Thank you for applying , but we are going forward with other candidates and will keep your information on file." When I emailed both, they said it was a glitch in the system and that I was to come in for my interview. They officially hired me before my background check was cleared but "things could change" and told me I could officially give my notice to my current company. With time winding down, they waited until the last day (exactly two weeks before my start date) to give me the "okay, all clear."
Interview Question – They asked me why I was I was leaving my current company and what I expected to get from the position at CEB. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – They also don't offer much in terms of salary and definitely will not negotiate with you. Also, their disorganization left a bad taste in my mouth.
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