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Marketing Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Harland Clarke in August 2009.
Interview Details – The internal job posting website is helpful in providing details on the requirement of the position as well as providing opportunities for internal advancement. I found that the interview process was tedious and lacking in communication and gives little to no preparation time for internal applicants. Also, most management team members are not neutral with their decisions to the persons they are interviewing.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question
Director of Budgeting and Reporting Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Harland Clarke in March 2010.
Interview Details – Probably one of the strangest interviews I have ever had. First let me say that in my 20 year career, I have had 4 job changes and no more than 2 interviews for each position before I had an offer. My point is that I interview really well and have a typical corporate image.
So, I interview with the corporate VP of FP&A and he informed me that he had 5 minutes and that I was lucky because most people do not get to see him for that long because he is a very busy person. After a few minutes of chit chat, he tells me that he is the "Alpha Dog" and how would I feel about that. He explained how he ran things and that although "I could do doubt do the job" that I would have to work for him. I explained that I got over titles, etc. a long time ago and was just looking for an opportunity to join and grow with a large company in San Antonio. He then asked where I lived and after I told him he commented, " well, you must have made some money somewhere!"
Needless to say, I did not get an offer...lol.
Interview Question – Could I work there without being the "alpha dog"? Answer Question
Customer Service Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Harland Clarke in January 2009.
Interview Details – I went to a job fair - waited about 2 hours then was called for a mini interview - just to weed me out - asked me questions about my previous employment to see if I had customer service experience. Then was asked to wait again to take a series of 4 tests on the computer -such as personality-customer service skills. I was then asked to come back the following day for another interview. The next day I was interviewed by 2 people - 1 from HR and 1 team leader. They seemed okay- very young-and very structured in their questions. They gave me the impression they were seeking a certain type of person - someone who had previously worked in a call center environment. They did not feel I would adjust to the environment after my last job. So, I would suggest if you do not have call center experience don't waste your time.
Engineering Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Harland Clarke in June 2010.
Interview Details – World Class company, world class interview process. Initially passed a phone screening, then was offered an onsite interview. We mainly discussed the leadership positions I've held in the past and the nature of the work of the position. The initial panel interview takes about 3 hours, then you break for lunch, and then a 3 hour personality/intelligence test ensues. The company is not great about contacting you regarding the status of your application, although this may have been because I was not selected.
Interview Question – What's you favorite movie? View Answer