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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Content Editor (Photo Editor) Interview

Content Editor (Photo Editor)
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Corbis in April 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for this position twice. I had a phone interview and in person the first time, phone and in person the second time and was finally hired.

Interview Question – There was a test to create a photo gallery based on a certain topic. My topic was "business" - very general.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. This is an entry level position.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Media Services Manager Interview

Media Services Manager
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Corbis in May 2011.

Interview Details – I had two phone interviews and one in person interview. Part of the team was in another office. Once I was contacted, the process was very quick from initial conversation to offer.

Interview Question – Describe your experience using SQL to run reports.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. In retrospect, I should have. Where you start is where you stay.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Interview

Sales

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Corbis.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR in another city, followed by in-person interview with head of department and potential manager. Received an offer, but had to start as a temp, paid through temp agency. Eventually became a salaried employee with great benefits and commission plan.

Interview Question – Describe a challenging situation in a previous job and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not try to negotiate the hourly temp wage.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Corbis.

Interview Details – Easy, easy, easy

Negotiation Details – Wish I hadn't accepted the offer, easy interview are a huge red flag.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Corbis in November 2010.

Interview Details – In-house consultant interviewed.

Negotiation Details – Slow.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Corbis in June 2008.

Interview Details – Interview process was average

Interview Question – N/A   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Only because i didn't know how bad it was, look else where please!


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Corbis in March 2011.

Interview Details – Strong interview process, but lack of financial backing and lack of support from C level employees such as the current CEO (Gary)...he's horrible and also driving this company to the ground.

Negotiation Details – I accepted under the expectation that this company was a quality one...I was misled, and it was a complete waste of time.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Test Engineer Interview

Software Test Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Corbis in March 2011.

Interview Details – It was difficutl. They put you in a room and then asked you to do some problems on the board, which were ok, until they had you stand and do the really hard ones, I didn't once go to the bathroom even though my nervous system increased my urine content in my blatter by so much.

Interview Question – Do this math problem quick! and stand and the room was hot.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was pretty uneventful


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Recruiting Programs Coordinator Interview

Recruiting Programs Coordinator
Seattle, WA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Corbis in August 2011.

Interview Details – I was phone screened by 2 recruiters and the hiring manager and then interviewed by the recruiting team including the hiring manager and VP or HR. They covered everything about what the culture was like to what they expect from a new hire. It was a very transp[arent and foreard thinking. Also, very postive and team oriented. I was really impressed by their presentation and what they had to offer.

Interview Question – How would you go about resolving a conflict when trying to schedule an interview where their is no availability by any of the interviewers and the canddiate only has that limited timeframe that he/she presented to you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The negotiation was effortless and they gave me exactly what I was looking for


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering
Seattle, WA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Corbis in April 2010.

Interview Details – The interviewers were cordial, the atomosphere was relaxed, and the location was stellar. However, during the three interviews the subject of senior management turnover came up. Related to this was other concerns about the frequent change in company direction which has led to a overly complicated infrastructure. While the opportunity seemed challenging, I left with a feeling that upward mobility was going to be difficult.

Interview Question – The interview was rather easy and informal so I don't really have a difficult or unexpected interview question to provide.   View Answer

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