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Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Insight Global in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied via LinkedIn, got a call the next day for a phone screen. The recruiter on the phone was very nice, however I did my research before going into the in-person interview. This is not a company you want to work for unless you have very limited options (according to reviews) and I couldn't agree more from the interview process. It was very unprofessional and informal. You get the feeling as if the manager cared more about the size of his watch and letting everyone know how much money he makes than finding a candidate that would do the job well.

     I had real outside sales experience and knew right away that they were not going to like this because they couldn't lie to me as easily about what the job entailed compared to some sorority girl who thinks she's just going to be entertaining clients every night (you're not, it's 99% cold calls to solicit references).

    If you make the second interview they take you out to lunch and if they don't like you then they drop you off in the parking garage and say we will be in contact. If this sounds like a job for you than by all means make sure you are loud, attractive, and have a suit almost as nice as theirs.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Insight Global in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    A recruiter for the company found my resume on Monster and followed up with a call and e-mail. After the phone screening (super short, basically to see if I was outgoing enough) a time was chosen for me to come in to the local office for two one-on-one interviews. The recruiter let me know that my background experience didn't matter. What they were looking for was someone to lead the conversation. Based off of this, I went into the interview and tried to get to know the two people who were interviewing me and asked them a ton of questions. I spent between 45 minutes to 1 hour with each person. One of the people I interviewed with told me they were looking for young people fresh out of college with tons of energy and drive. He flat out said "we are not looking for a 40 something person. We need fresh young faces." Based off the people who interviewed me and doing a little research into the company, the typical worker at insight global is white with blonde hair and blue eyes, extremely fit and very good looking. I consider myself good looking enough (although I am not stereotypical looking) but found the company to be too superficial for my liking. They didn't try and get to know me in the interview process and I guess I didn't fit the mold of what they were looking for, so I didn't get another interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What part of town do you live in and why did you chose that part of town? (Seems like a very strange question to ask)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Insight Global.

    Interview Details

    The interview felt like a joke and it was not worth the time to go in person. I was contacted by a recruiter through LinkedIn. We had a brief phone interview in which he spoke very quickly and got me excited about the company. They keep up appearances by having a very nice office location and requiring business-formal attire.

    However, when I walked in 15-mins early (as instructed) I was surprised there was no receptionist; I thought he/she may have run to the bathroom so I waited before picking up the phone that had a sign saying, "For assistance please pick up phone."

    I was led to a conference room and I waited for awhile before the recruiter walked in to let me know that my interviewer, a director at IGI, would not be able to make it and that he would conduct the interview himself. I was surprised that a recruitment company that appears to seek humble, confident and professional individuals doesn't prioritize its own recruitment process, and that it is entirely acceptable for upper level management to miss interviews. From this experience, I would wonder how much management is, in fact, invested in employees and causes me to seriously doubt my desire to work at a company that treats its interviewees like sheep...one after another after another.

    At first, the recruiter was very likable, but later seemed distracted, texting on his Blackberry, and even had his shoe up on the table. Very casual and overconfident. Being a member of Greek life is important. Also, if you take the lead and try interrupting instead of observing normal interview courtesies, like waiting to speak until there's a pause, you may come off as the "extrovert" they are looking for.

    Also, they will tell you again and again that they have recently been ranked #4 of best places to work for in "Yahoo Finance," but actually, the news article is not written by Yahoo as it appears. It was posted on 247WallSt.com, which compiled the list from the "employee" ratings on Glassdoor, which also seem phony: another review here confirms my suspicion that employees are required to write positive reviews once hired.

    All in all, in my opinion, this company is not worth your time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Insight Global.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted through LinkedIn. The recruiter called me and told me a little about the position and the company. He talked very fast and seemed like a "yes" man. Within a week I had an in person interview with him. Although he was very nice, he was indeed a "yes" man, which made him come off as fake. He seemed very distracted during our interview, which was pretty casual and basically to see if I could hold a conversation and if my personality would fit in with that of the company. He was texting during the interview, which is not professional at all. Both on the phone and in person he kept asking "So do you have any questions? Any other questions?" I think he wanted to gauge my curiosity and interest within the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Technical Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Insight Global.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was kind of strange. They are looking for a very specific type of person that is extremely outgoing. I thought the process was phony because of the way they pretended to be professional but actually seem to be very unprofessional in their attitudes and behaviors. I was disappointed in what I saw since I know people that love their jobs. They asked a lot about Greek life and wanted to know how social I was based off of that. Take your personality into consideration to determine whether or not you might actually be a good fit. I knew going into my final interview that it was not the place for me by any stretch of the imagination (but you always take the interview). Honestly, I'm glad they didn't consider me to be like them. I hope I'm much more professional and genuine in nature.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Insight Global in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by corporate recruiter by email and we set up a time for a phone interview the next day. It was a very pleasant conversation where he asked about my education, experience and personality. He then invited me to come to the office for an in-person interview with a couple of senior account managers. Before the interview we did phone call where he gave some tips for the meeting. At the office I only got to meet one interviewer, the director of corporate recruitment. He was very nice and I did most of the talking - about my education, experience and personality. Towards the end it was time for my questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Recruiter/Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Insight Global in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn saying that after viewing my online resume he would like to set up a time to speak with me on the phone about openings that they had at insight global in recruiting and account managing. I set up a phone interview with him and had a very nice conversation with him, at the end of which he asked if I would like to schedule an in person interview at their offices to which I agreed.

    Before heading to my in person interview I did a lot of research on the company and started discovering things that made me feel a little apprehensive about the company -- They have a HUGE turnover rate for their first year employees, pay is very low with a commission structure that does not allow you to make a lot of extra money, they make their employees write positive reviews about the company on sites such as this one to boost their rating (you will notice that all of the 5 star reviews are very generic and from current employees, whereas if you look at the 1 star reviews, they are all from former employees and give details such as this one), many claim that they are untruthful during interviews about the 6-8 months that it takes to be promoted from the recruiting position to account manager position and that, in reality, some are never promoted, and there are even many articles online calling this company a"scam." Despite reading all of this, I decided to go to my interview to give them the benefit of the doubt and form my own opinion of the company or, at the very least, to get some interview practice.

    When I arrived at the office, I walked into the lobby which had 3 conference rooms off of it with windows to the lobby. There was also a desk with a phone on it, but no receptionist. Next to the phone was a sign saying "for assistance please pick up phone" so I picked up the phone, introduced myself, said why I was there and who I was looking for and, after hanging up, was very promptly greeted by the man I had just spoken to and told that my interviewers were currently busy so to take a seat and they would be with me shortly.

    Once there was an interviewing room available, I had three separate fifteen minute interviews. The first was a bit more focused on my resume and the other two were more conversational. A couple things my interviewers said during the interviews made me further question the job and the company such as "when I got hired, I really didn't even understand what the position I was being hired for meant," and "in an average day you make about 90 phone calls, but, of course, not everyone answers, so you will probably actually speak to about 8 or 9 people." The position of "recruiter" is actually more of a telemarketing job which has you making cold calls for the majority of the day.

    Although the three people with which I interviewed were very nice, I could not get passed the information that I had researched about the company and knew that this company would not be the right fit for me.

    The people I interviewed with did genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs and enjoy working there, but for me, I felt that the company seemed to be very unethical and was not the environment that I was looking for. If you do interview, I suggest you do a lot of in depth research on the company so that, if you are offered a position, you know what you would be getting yourself into and can make an informed decision.

    Interview Questions
    • The phone interview was really just to get an idea of your personality and to see if you could come off well over the phone, since about 95% of the job is making cold calls everyday. Be prepared to answer the usual questions like "Tell me about yourself" and "why are you interested in sales?"

      At the in person interview, you will speak with a few different people, and will be expected to lead the conversation and ask a lot of questions.

      "Do you consider yourself a competitive person?"
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Professional Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Insight Global in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was fairly easier than the other processes I had completed in the past. The only thing that was difficult was making the trips to LA from my old location in San Luis Obispo, but in retrospect, it was completely worth it!

    Interview Questions
    • When the manager asked me, "What if I told you, we are not going to offer you the position?" I had to really sell my case to him and he later started laughing and said, "You got it, I was just seeing what you would say."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Insight Global in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Their head recruiter contacted me, I did not even apply. I got a first round interview right away, they seemed very interested in expanding. During the interview the person was open and outgoing. However they talked a lot about the career potential there and not really much about the entry level job itself. Overall it seemed like a cool place to work but the entry level job kind of sucks. It seemed that once you move your way up it got much better.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me how I see myself fitting in there. I thought this was difficult for a first round interview because I had not even seen the office, or spoke to any of the people there. I answered in regards to the job but wished they would have been more specific.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Morristown, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morristown, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Insight Global in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    This process was phenomonal. I submitted my resume on a Saturday and had my first phone interview with Abigail Cunanan on the following Monday. I was brought in for an interview that same Friday and met the two sales managers, Abigail, and one other Account Manager from the office. That same afternoon I scheduled my final lunch interview with Steve Wasik, our current Sales Manager for the Morristown office. After lunch I came back to the office, met two more employees, and Steve offered me the job on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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