Jack Henry & Associates Interview Questions

Updated Jan 14, 2015
Updated Jan 14, 2015
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  1.  

    Information Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates.

    Interview Details

    SLOW. Applied in August, contacted in December, interviewed in January, hired in February. The company takes forever to hire new people, so if you are intent on working there just be patient and persistent. The interview itself was pretty standard, maybe even low-key. Afterwards the hiring manager sent me to lunch with the rest of the team so they could get a good feel for my fit on the team. I did the same thing with prospective hires once I was employed there.

    Interview Questions
    • None come to mind - the usual interview questions about what to do in hypothetical situations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The company always lowballs their offers. I accepted far too low and watched others get hired years later for much more than I was making.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Programmer/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied directly from their job board. I was contacted very promptly by Human Resources to set up an interview. HR was always very easy to work with and very informative - I definitely had a lot of questions. When interview time came around I met with the hiring manager in his office, and it felt like a conversation more than a formal "interview" per se, which definitely put me at ease. In my opinion, the process could not have gone smoother.

    Interview Questions
    • This doesn't really apply... the hiring manager just wanted to make sure I understood what I was getting into.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Several-various Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    can be very lengthy from initial online application to final interview. Jack Henry uses performance based interviewing... instead of what would you do in this situation... give me an example of a time you were in this situation and what you did to resolve it. The most difficult part is the tag team interviewing that seems designed to wear you down to answer in the negative or about negative things... questions like Give me an example of a time you failed, what action did you take. Give me an example of when you had poor co workers on a team, how did you approach the problem. Give me an example when you had a conflict with your supervisor, and they were wrong - what did you do? Give me an example of an unrealistic deadline, how did you meet. Many of these types of kind of negative questions, (makes it hard to focus on being positive the way several are worded.) Honestly so many questions were this way it made the interview seem uncomfortable and kind of ... negative; certainly not a positive experience. Some of the interviewers also seemed uncomfortable but some explained they were using a script mandated for interviewing and could not deviate from it. Seemed exhausting for the interviewers and interviewees; if they are this determined to be negative in interviews.... made you wonder about the company in general.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example when you had a conflict with your supervisor, and they were wrong - what did you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    In most cases there is not much negotiation room. Was told salaries are in ranges and most hires are expected to be at the bottom of the scale for that job so they have room to grow in the position without hitting the cap salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Applications Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monett, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monett, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online; received a call to interview ( was able to have my interview that day).

    The interview included two interviewers; they explained the position, and asked fairly basic/general questions regarding employment.

    We spent a lot of time discussing working there as opposed to my current employer.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you going to miss most about your current job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They made me an offer, and I took it. I felt no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technical Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Jack Henry & Associates.

    Interview Details

    We use a behavioral based interview process, usually a panel of 3 managers will conduct the question asking behavioral based questions. The process usually takes about 1 hour. After the interview process the managers then discuss and make recommendation to the hiring manager on weather to offer a position.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you handle a situation when you are asked to complete a project as a member of a team, and the team isnt working well together?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lenexa, KS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lenexa, KS
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates.

    Interview Details

    Exaggerated, 3-8 interviews sometimes all the way up to GM (aka EVP). Even for entry level personnel. I personally don't understand the need.

    Interview Questions
    • This is a company that is trapped in the world of the 70/80's. They will ask questions about your age and ability to manage children and work. You will get one of two interviewers one that doesn't know what the job entails and/or one that asks question total out of scope for the position. But that's what makes it fun.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation...? there wasn't any you take what they give. In the case of JHA I can go to their competitors for much more money at anytime. Oh and they don't have you sign a none compete.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Technical Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates.

    Interview Details

    First and second interview were done over the phone. 3rd interview was in person at the office and took about an hour. Overall the interview process was quick and response time was fast after last interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Technical Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Springfield, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed two times with Jack Henry & Associates . Both times for the same TSR position in the same department. I applied countless times for various other positions but I never really heard anything back. After I submitted my online application, I received a phone call about a week later from the department supervisor for a quick phone interview, and he seemed to really like me so he set up a face to face interview.

    The first interview was really good and positive. It was more of an informal interview where the supervisor wanted to get to know me more and I was asked general questions about myself and my work habits. I was asked what salary I would want The interview lasted about an hour and I was told they had more applicants to interview and I would hear back from them soon regarding the next steps of the interview process.

    I sent a follow-up email a couple of days after the first face-to-face interview and I was invited to a second interview. This interview consisted of the department manager, supervisor, and team member. All three department team members were very nice and courteous. They asked me lots of questions concerning my work habits and technical expertise. This was an entry-level position so the technical questions weren't too in depth but my technical knowledge was still tested. I left the interview feeling positive that I would get the position and I was told I would hear back from them within a week about their hiring decision.

    About a week went by and I didn't hear anything back. I got an automated email about a week an a half later saying that the position had been filled and it thanked me for applying. I was pretty bummed but I was still happy that they even interviewed me because Jack Henry is a good company and they only interview people who they feel are qualified candidates.

    About a month later the same department supervisor emailed me again and said he had another position open a wanted to know if I was still interested and wanted to setup another interview. I told him that I was still very interested in becoming apart of JHA and he scheduled another interview that took place a week later. This interview consisted of the department supervisor and 2 other supervisors from different departments. The other 2 department supervisors did most of the questioning and were very nice. The mostly asked general questions and told me that they were very pleased with my answers. They said it would be two weeks before they would let me know their hiring decision.

    About 4 days later I received a call from the department supervisor who offered me the position. I accepted the position on the spot and was told I could start immediately.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The department supervisor gave me the salary details and it was more of a take it or leave it type offer. I accepted the proposed salary there was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Applications Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monett, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Monett, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for two years and out of the blue had a phone call asking for an interview. Interview went well asking fairly simple questions about background and experience. Made sure to let me know travel was required and lots of it. Asked if travel would be ok and then told me to go home and look at travel schedule(that they provided) of current employees and see if I thought I could travel that much. Took the weekend to discuss with family and decided travel would be ok. Agreed to 3-5 year commitment to the position with the travel and within a week of agreeing was called and given a start date. Also had to go through Background check and drug test. Atmosphere is laid back and friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Is 60-70% travel going to be a problem   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Networks Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Jack Henry & Associates.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an HR recruiter after submitting my resume for the posted opening. After a brief phone conversation with her, i was scheduled for another phone interview with the hiring manager. I was then asked to come in for a face to face interview. I later found out I spent more time in teh interview than any other candidate for the opening. The HR recruiter called me back with the offer. All in, the entire process was less tahn 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • "What are your salary requirements?"
      Everyone wants to get paid top dollar for what they bring to the table, but you never want to feel like you are asking too much.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered exactly what I asked.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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