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Specialist, IT Applications Development Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Nationwide (Columbus, OH).
They won't negotiate in the salary unless they really need you. Interview process is very normal. You will have one phone call where they ask about what you have done in your previous job and will ask any experience that you have that was mentioned in the position requirement. You will also have one in person interview where you need will be asked very high level technical questions. Nothing to get scared of.
- I faced though time answering the lead skills questions as i did not had any experience in that role. Answer Question
There is no negotiation since I was internal it is just a 10% rise to the salary.
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IT Applications Developer Specialist InterviewDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Nationwide (Des Moines, IA) in March 2012.
Applied online, received an email from HR to set up a phone screen about a week later. Phone screen was two days later, was asked to rank my proficiency in about 50 different areas. Invited for an on-campus interview that day. Two weeks later, met with the hiring manager and a tech lead from the team. Was met at the door and led to a conference room. Hiring manager was 20 minutes late leaving plenty of time for awkward small talk. Manager finally arrived.
Remaining hour of my one and a half hour interview was spent with them taking turns asking me questions from a printed sheet of paper. Standard IT technical questions with soft skills stuff thrown in.
Overall the interview was rather disappointing, I did not get a very 'professional' vibe. Was asked for copies of my resume for each person, not sure if they hadn't seen it or just forgot to bring their own copies. The technical questions didn't seem to relate to the job requirements, to the point that I thought maybe they had me confused with another candidate or position.
Had to follow-up with HR several times over the next three weeks, was told the hiring manager was traveling or unavailable. Finally received an offer about three and half weeks later after I had already accepted a position at another company.
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Reasons for Declining
Job description didn't seem to line up with how they outlined the job responsibilities in the interview. Salary range for the position was too low compared to other companies in the area.
Specialist, IT Applications Development InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Nationwide in October 2011.
I believe I had a short HR screening call. Afterwards, I received an on-campus panel interview with 3 developers and the hiring manager. The questions were split between technical and behavioral.
- Where do you want to be, where do you see yourself in 5 years, either at this company or elsewhere? 1 Answer
Like typical, they have a range. They always offer a little below midpoint. I countered to be a little above midpoint. We ended up just at midpoint. I will advise though. Even if you negotiate strongly, you will find salary increases will be very small. You win the battle, but you lose the war. Now, if you don't plan on sticking around for very long, then it doesn't really matter too much.