Critical Mass Interview Questions

Updated Aug 7, 2015
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    Information Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Critical Mass.

    Interview

    Contacted via phone due to personal recommendation. Spoke with HR over phone. Met with Account Manager in local coffee shop. Was offered within 2 weeks. It was both personal and professional, but I was expecting more in-depth analysis of my experience and expertise. Things were probably accelerated due to pressing project needs and particular skills they needed in the roster.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard bevy: toughest challenges to overcome, strengths, weaknesses   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was immobile, as they said the home office salaries were tiered lower than standard pay in my location. it was fair pay, but they didn't budge.

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    Information Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Critical Mass (Atlanta, GA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Pretty straightforward. Long but casual talk with recruiter/HR in another office, then met with an account manager to discuss ideas, role and responsibility. Asked and answered lots of things about experience, vision, skills and strengths. Discussed a great deal about the client and interacting with them. Had some really good coffee.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the most difficult work experience you can remember and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They were pretty firm on the offer, even when I did a soft poke to see if they were flexible. It was reasonable, but didn't hurt to try.

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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Critical Mass (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Straightforward enough. Applied online. Heard back from an HR person via phone. Short phone interview. HR person clueless about the role, asked generic questions then told me they'd be in touch again to arrange a face-to-face meeting with the hiring manager. Didn't hear back by the agreed date, followed up and had a set date & time shortly after. Was asked a few, very basic questions mainly touched on previous experience, skills and current knowledge. Casual, conversational tone, no panel.

    Interview Questions

    • Very generic/typical interview questions: Explain previous work experience Outline previous success/results What's your current notice period / When can you start   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Confusing. Since they prefer to hire a LOT of contractors (rather than full time staff) they pay hourly rate you're basically self-employed and need to be prepared to handle your own taxes etc. Also important to note that as a contractor here you don't qualify for any benefits – health / sick etc.

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    Senior Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Critical Mass (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2012.

    Interview

    1 hour very concise questionnaire. It was 1 on 1, with a senior member of the team. Was previously phone screened to make sure everyone was aligned with salary expectations, work expectations, location issues, etc.

    Interview Questions

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    Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Critical Mass (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    The first contact came through from the company in the form of an email from one of their own HR/recruiters. At the initial face-to-face meeting with him, we talked about a general overview of the position and expectations. In the second meeting with technology team members (three people: tech lead, tech director and a developer) I was asked general questions about technologies I am comfortable with and the technologies being used at the company. Overall my experience was positive, the people involved were friendly and helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about a scenario that they were experiencing. I had started the answer in one way and realized I should be answering from a more technical perspective so, I had to switch how I was phrasing my answer.   Answer Question
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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Critical Mass in April 2011.

    Interview

    I initially contacted CM about an open position. It took them a couple weeks to get back to me. Once they did, I had an easy phone screen with a recruiter. A few weeks after that, I interviewed with people in my department and people on a couple of different clients that I might work on. The interviews themselves were strictly resume-based and behavioral. Everyone was nice (except for one person who I learned later just isn't very nice; it wasn't a tactic or anything).

    Interview Questions

    • Why don't you have more digital experience? Do you use social media a lot?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They made me a pretty good offer; I countered asking for 5% more and they agreed.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Critical Mass (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in April 2010.

    Interview

    The employee who met with me was very friendly and welcoming. The company recruiter however hugely low balled me on job position and compensation. I was new to the city without many contacts in the local area so I took the position as a starting point. It is now very slow and hard to move up in the company being lowballed right off the bat.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Critical Mass (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in April 2010.

    Interview

    friend of a friend set up the initial interview. It lasted 1 hour with a wide range of topics covered. Mostly looked for fit and was hired after only 1 interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    easy - one phone call, got the offer and accepted

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Critical Mass (Calgary, AB (Canada)) in May 2009.

    Interview

    I was phoned and went in for one interview. An offer was made two weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate, but I should have.

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