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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What are you passionate about? What is the nerdiest thing you have done?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Migration Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    SAVVIS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Savvis.

    Interview Details

    Went in as a contractor did not intervie

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were asked I just proved myself   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations were done
    Accepted Offer
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    Manager, Network and Telecommunications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Town and Country, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Town and Country, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Web Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Company is full of deceptions, not truthful,

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Savvis in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial technical phone screen with one of the developers. Then was invited to a face to face interview with the hiring manager and then met with a couple other developers and finally one other manager. The interview consisted of more technical questions and general questions. The developers are very technical and we discussed the entire technical spectrum from memory (heap/stack), caching technologies, Java, SOAP vs. REST. The manager questions were more generic such as what is your short-term, mid-term, long-term career strategy, how do you manage deadlines, how do you handle being a part of an understaffed project.

    Interview Questions
    • You've been tasked to architect / design an ecommerce website. What technology stack would you choose and why?   Answer Question
    • What's the difference between SOAP and REST Web Service?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. I was asked what I was looking for in terms of compensation and was told afterwards that it was higher than what they had anticipated, but they were able to match it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Savvis in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process was the only professional process I experienced while at Savvis. The hiring process was a mess -- they utilized a 3rd party to conduct the reference reviews, academic & criminal background check a long drawn out process and the HR representative didn't have any confidence on how long it would take to complete and from my experience and everyone I spoke to everyone's hire date had to be pushed out to later dates. Once in the company there is no training, yet you will be held accountable and graded unfairly this is their way of trying to manage you by fear. It appears that their management staff are someone's friend and so they don't need to be qualified for the position. The workplace culture is one of disrespect to employees and workloads that are not doable. The employees performance is measured against unattainable targets, so you can see how easily the culture can be demotivating. Unfortunately, the environment does not allow anyone to be successful.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you deal with difficult people within your own team?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was like a tennis match -- we went back & forth several times. In the final outcome I was able to get what I asked for, but in hindset I lost. I had another job offer that I now found out was with a "healthy" workplace/culture. Taking the Savvis offer was one of the biggest mistakes in judgment I have ever taken. Bottom line, I won the negotiation, but lost big time in the end.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No real negotiations phase. Thay made a good offer and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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