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Updated Dec 6, 2014
Updated Dec 6, 2014
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  1.  

    Verifications Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at First Advantage.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by phone saying they would like an interview. Day of interview: Spoke to day-to-day leader in the department and then head of department immediately after (possibly after getting the thumbs-up from first interviewer). After both interviews, initial interviewer returned and told me they would contact me within a few days with a decision. Contacted via phone two days later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • This position requires attention to detail...tell us an experience that shows your ability to see the details.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I asked for a slight increase in the initial salary offer. Was notified the next day that the salary offer was upped to match my desired income and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at First Advantage.

    Interview Details

    outside recruiter introduced me to hiring manager. Initial phone interview, then in-person meeting was scheduled. Then phone interviews with two other managers, then I received my offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you leave a company you had been with for a long time to a competitor?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Poway, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Poway, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at First Advantage.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone screen, normal types of question, why are you looking for a new job, why first advantage, tell me why you would be a good fit for this role. Then called by for in person interview. Met with 3 people, one peer staff and my new hiring manager and their manager. They called two hours after and offered me the position

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a specific accounting question in regards how I would account for deferred revenue.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a salary with a 90 day contingency which increased by 3k after 90 days and successful review.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at First Advantage.

    Interview Details

    Fast, hurried, unclear, disorganized

    Negotiation Details
    Fine
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at First Advantage in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter, interviews, offer

    Negotiation Details
    Fine
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Risk Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at First Advantage.

    Interview Details

    One day-three interviews-Vice
    President first
    Other Risk Manager then
    20 year employee that used to do my job now a Safety loss Control

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Salary was quite difficult to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at First Advantage in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two telephone interviews, then a trip to St. Pete for a lunch interview with a VP.

    Interview Questions
    • I brought a brag book, but it was suggested I leave it in the car.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None. I was happy with the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at First Advantage in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR, then phone interview with 2 managers and finally interview in person with manager/director. It took about 5 weeks

    Interview Questions
    • Seemed to take a long time to get phone interviews scheduled   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at First Advantage in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Alerted to the job by employee referral, completed an application online, was soon called for a phone screen and then to visit and meet with a C-level executive. My interview took place at a time when the business was newly spun off as a subsidiary of a major financial corporation. It was relatively small, but on the grow and in acquisition mode when I interviewed. The formal interview process was straight-forward and just what I would have expected.

    Interview Questions
    • With the business newly separated from its corporate parent and in need of some of its own back office systems, I was asked about my past system implementation experience, how it related to the business needs of that time and how I would approach the process in a 2-3 minute detailed response. There were some follow-up questions, no unusual or unexpected questions as I recall.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I knew the general salary range for the job and I had decided what I felt was a reasonable and fair compensation level, given my experience. I waited until I was asked, among the last few minutes of the interview. I highlighted my applicable experience and what I would offer the business, and I suggested where I thought my compensation level should be.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Online Records Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at First Advantage in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Included basic interview questions. Easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult about the interview. They will hire anyone willing to work like a mule for next to nothing/ very little pay.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't a negotiation phase for this position. The tell you how much you will make and you accept or else you don't get the position. There is absolutely no flexibility with this.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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