First Databank Interview Questions & Reviews
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QA Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 9 months - interviewed at First Databank.
Interview Details – Hired through a recruiting agency for a contract position. Hired me f/t after 9 months.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Just interested to know that what I was doing was similar to what they were needing done. It had felt like they had already made their mind up to hire me before I showed up. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was either I accepted the position at the current offered pay, else be laid off with the rest of the contractors, and have someone else be offered the position. I found myself rather lucky.
Technical Writer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at First Databank in June 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was well-managed, efficient, and straightforward. Began with a 30-minute phone screen with the delightful HR recruiter (I honestly didn't do so well here, and didn't think I would progress to the next step on the process!). Surprisingly, received an email for writing samples, (sent those along), and was contacted almost immediately a day later by the manager of communications. This phone interview was casual, and went really smoothly. I was contacted for a third in-person interview. Spoke with the Director of Customer Communications (a smart, well-spoken individual that I regard highly), and the Tech Writer team in Indy (great group). Interview went smoothly, and they created a sense of excitement for me to want to join the team.
A week later, I got the offer. I am now a happy, HAPPY employee of First Databank and have snagged my dream job!
Interview Question – "Can you give me an example of a relational database?" View Answers (4)
Negotiation Details – No, and I was offered more than what I asked!