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Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Quick process, I found out why later. A recruiter contacted me, asked a couple of questions, and made sure I understood what the pay and commute looked like. Then I had a 1:1 phone call with the hiring manager. This was more of a "this is what we do, are you interested?" chat than a true interview. I was obviously overqualified. I ended up being invited onsite and spoke to 5 different groups of people. I got asked mostly SQL questions. These folks were clearly not aware of what the other people was asking and there was lot's of repeated questions. I learned that nobody on that team had been there for more than 3 months. I turned out this position, described as a quasi Data Science position, was really a junior analyst position, focused on extracting data and creating reports. The pay was good for this type of role, but people move on as soon as something more challenging presents itself. They are pretty much continuously filling the same positions.

    Interview Questions
    • A SQL query that required a not super straightforward subquery solution.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was overqualified and would have had to do things I was doing 10 years ago.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    SEO Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted and interviewed by a recruiter. I was then given a skills test to be judged by management. After passing that I was interviewed in person by two of the team supervisors and department manager. After that I was offered a position and then handed off to an ADP hiring manager or specialist who processed my background check. Total process took 4 to 5 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    If they make an offer, be a stickler on your asking price.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Acct Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    long. But that's because they want to make sure its the right fix. Want to maintain the culture. If they like you while interviewing that's half the battle.

    Negotiation Details
    not a lot of negotiation for pay. They make an offer and tell you what the pay is. No room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Intelligence Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Basic process is: Phone screen then in-person interview with various members of the team I was to be working with.
    The hardest part was the background check. That takes about a month on average, and there was some problems verifying my information which made it take longer than I would like. It all worked out in the end.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not need to negotiate. I had a salary in mind, and they exceeded it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    PowerSEO Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the job. I heard back from the recruiter a month later. I had a phone screen with her a week later. Then I did a phone interview with the two managers one week apart. Then I was offered a job.

    Interview Questions
    • I honestly can't remember any. They were very typical questions of a SEO job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate relocation, but not salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Account Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Typical corporate interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Negotiate a large starting salary - promotions are based on percentages.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing was conducted in a professional way and hiring process seemed really smooth. 8 interviews in a panel interview fashion, nothing too difficult. People were quite friendly. But this lasted only until they gave the offer. One of the worst experiences negotiating an offer. All they throw at you in every email are the details of the benefits which you get at every other firm. Thats it, nothing else. HR will lowball you to an extent that you will feel totally surprised and annoyed.

    Inspite of acknowledging the expectation during the informational interview, they changed the role's level midway through the process without prior intimation and lowered the salary range. They don't even believe in making a counter offer in spite of the fact that you have another offer that pays far better than them. I felt it was a waste of time going through all the process.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Lowball offer

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Technical Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    I showed up on the wrong day. Cobalt still found time to interview me that day, and I got the job! They made no big deal about my error.

    Negotiation Details
    I probably should have negotiated for a higher hourly. I accepted what they offered as I wanted to join this company
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    PowerSEO Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in January, wasn't hired til September, Way too long.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I submit the resume in the college career fair and later receive an email from hr. After talking hr for a few questions, I was arranged an on site. On site includes two phase, no difficult questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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