Savvis
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www.savvis.com Town & Country, MO 1000 to 5000 Employees

Savvis Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 20, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Savvis.

Interview Details – Initial interview with about 5 developers who tried to get a feel for technical experience and team fit. Then interviewed with the team manager for more general questions.

Interview Question – What are you passionate about? What is the nerdiest thing you have done?   Answer Question

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Migration Architect Interview

Migration Architect

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Savvis in August 2013.

Interview Details – An initial technical screen. Then I interviewed with my future manager. Then a sanity check interview with my manager's peer. The process was brisk and I was treated well. My first interviewer told me that the speed of the process can vary depending upon how many deals they have signed. His hiring had taken 2 months. Mine took 2 1/2 weeks from initial contact.

The recruiting team treated me with courtesy and respect. They were very good about returning calls and emails and they gave me prompt feedback. The feedback was not needed however as the people I interviewed with were very transparent and we hit it off right away.

All interviews were phone or WebEx.

Interview Question – How much do you want to make?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I negotiated on a price with the recruiter and then she went and got approval from a VP. Kind of like buying a car. The offer they made me was more than I had asked for, so I probably left some money on the table. It was a good offer and I am happy with the result.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Architect Interview

Senior Architect
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Savvis in April 2010.

Interview Details – Interview was a few phone screens and then a face to face with the hiring manager. Typical shenanigans took place with time to submit me an offer letter. But overall it was a standard process of technical interviews, soft skill interviews and then a face to face.

Interview Question – It was a painless process.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I told them what I would like to make - I found out later on that they were in fact paying others much more.

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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Principal Consultant Interview

Principal Consultant

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Savvis in June 2011.

Interview Details – This a simple two step interview. First interview was with HR representative to review job history and qualifications. Basic questions about job performance and why you left previous jobs, lasted 20 minutes. Second interview was with actual practice director and technical and procedural items were discussed, 15 minutes total.

Interview Question – Why are sewer pipes round?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No real negotiations phase. Thay made a good offer and I accepted.

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SAVVIS Interview

SAVVIS

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Savvis.

Interview Details – Went in as a contractor did not intervie

Interview Question – No questions were asked I just proved myself   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations were done

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Manager, Network and Telecommunications Interview

Manager, Network and Telecommunications
Town and Country, MO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Savvis.

Interview Details – Overall, the process went very well. I applied on a Saturday, received a call the next Wednesday, and was in for an interview that Friday. The interview was less structured than I expected.

Interview Question – None that I can remember   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Network Engineer Interview

Network Engineer
Saint Louis, MO

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Savvis in May 2008.

Interview Details – I was just moved to the position with no interview,

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – My position was sort of in the bag, so I didnt really negotiate.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Mechanical Engineer Interview

Mechanical Engineer
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Savvis in November 2011.

Interview Details – The process is effective and you don't end up feeling lost in a shuffle. The timelines between applying and hiring can be long due to the internal process of approving the job req after posting etc. This can mean some good potential candidates are lost to other positions while waiting for the Savvis positions.

Interview Question – All the questions seemed very relevant to the position and to the experience of the candidate. Military experience in a mission critical environment (such as submarine engine room operations) are highly valued.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You will have to convince the hiring manager of your value because they will be the one fighting internally to get you a salary. If you deserve other than the bottom of their band, you need the person you interview with at the site to fight for you so do your best to convince them of your benefit as well as the possibility that inadequate pay may result in them losing you.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Web Administrative Interview

Web Administrative
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Savvis.

Interview Details – Received a call from HR explaining the role and if I was interested. Once confirmed I was a fit, they scheduled a face to face interview. The entire process was easy and well planned.

Interview Question – The person interviewing me didnt know a thing about web administration, so there was no big surprises. This has since changed and the people doing the interviews are extremely technical.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They are very responsive, but there isn't much negotiation.

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Negative Experience

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Senior Architect Interview

Senior Architect
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Savvis in June 2012.

Interview Details – Company is full of deceptions, not truthful, Century Link bought them out and I can see that they will be re-org again under the Century Link umbrella, which means some Sr. managers will be tossed out and replaced with corporate people who know how to run a company. Sorry But I lost interest.

Interview Question – Easy questions,   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Company is full of deceptions, not truthful,

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