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Specialist, IT Applications Development Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nationwide.

Interview Details

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.

Interview Questions
  • I faced though time answering the lead skills questions as i did not had any experience in that role.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
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 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nationwide in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the different ways you can create a thread in a J2EE application?   Answer Question
    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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Specialist, IT Applications Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nationwide in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you want to be, where do you see yourself in 5 years, either at this company or elsewhere?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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