Cobalt Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
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    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 weeks - interviewed 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
  2.  

    PowerSEO Specialist II Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was actually approached by Cobalt's director of SEO via LinkedIn about the job opportunity. Once I submitted my application & had my first phone interview, the entire process lasted just over a month. First interview was with a Recruiter there. She sent me what I would call an SEO test to fill out and send back to her. Basically just a simple 'here's what I would do to optimize this content' type thing. After that, I had a phone interview with an SEO team leader and we went over my SEO test together & discussed the job role. A week or so later, I spoke with who would be my future SEO team manager. Another week passed, Took a drug test. About two weeks after that I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing super difficult or technical in terms of SEO. Just basic work style questions & experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    was able to get 2k worth of relocation bonus (moved from out of state)
    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+ weeks - interviewed 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.  

    Cobalt Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of a phone interview, and one in person interview. During the interview I met with two groups and each group ask me a bunch of situation questions such as "when was the last time you took a risk?"

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions where extremely difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I came back with a counter offer and they made a final offer just under what I asked.
    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 an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Cobalt in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview questions are all situational. "tell me about a time when..." The recruiters will take weeks to get back to you. I think my turn around time from interview to first day at work was 3 months.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    PowerSEO Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed 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
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    Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough, with extensive background checks.

    Interview Questions
    • Looked for specific examples of implementation of digital programs on behalf of former clients.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Little to no flexibility regarding negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I met some Cobalt employees at a College Career Fair, then I believe I had a brief (30mins or 1hr) interview with them on campus and was invited on-site for technical interviews. At the career fair, one would typically drop off their resume and hope to hear back, however they liked mine so much I scheduled my on campus interview right there. Between the initial interview and the technical interviews the recruiter was constantly in touch with me. I had two technical interviews on-site, each an hour long and each with two software engineers.

    The interview process was typical, so if you're preparing for other technical interviews then you probably won't need to go out of your way to prepare for Cobalt's interviews. The hiring process however, was a bit frustrating. The pre-employment drug screening and background check seemed excessive compared to other software companies in the same geographic market, however now that I've started work, I'm very happy to be here.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical software engineering interview questions. If you paid attention in school and prepare for the interviews by practicing coding questions online, you will be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The application asked what my desired salary was, so I listed it and when I was offered the job, the base salary was exactly what I'd asked for. I was happy with the amount so did not attempt to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    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+ week - interviewed 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

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