Snagajob
2.7 of 5 22 reviews
www.snagajob.com Glen Allen, VA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jan 27, 2014
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Senior Automation Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Glen Allen, VA

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Snagajob.

Interview Details – The process of getting hired is pretty fast. You can see them on a Monday and know by Friday if you are hired or not. It's a two day interview process, but not full days. The first day you meet with 5 or so groups of people. One group generally has a lot of engineers in it and you answer the basic questions: Name a code problem you had and how you resolved it, those type of things. The rest of the interviews are with one or two people. Half will be the "tell me a time when" questions, the other half will be technical. If you know your stuff it's no big deal. They do have some really smart folks there, so don't BS them. If you don't know something, just say you don't know.

Interview Question – They really got into the weeds of C# and asked a lot of fundamental questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They will negotiate, but not if you come in too high.

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QA Analyst Interview

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I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Snagajob.

Interview Details – The interview process at Snag A Job is unlike any I have seen before. They are very selective in their process, but then again that is why they are considered one of the best small businesses to work for in the US. They move very quickly on decisions, which reflects the fast paced environment.

Everyone during the entire process was polite and professional. The emphasis about here is about team work. They mean what they say.

The first interview was with the recruiter and lasted about 30 minutes over the phone. The second interview was scheduled for a few days later with the hiring manager, and that lasted about 45 minutes over the phone. The third interview was in person at their office, and lasted 3 hours. The last interview was also at their office, and lasted 4 hours. In total, I met with 15 people total.

The process itself made sense to me. They really want to get to know you because you play a big role in the position you fill. In terms of preparing for the interview, I don't think you really can. They are not interested in the traditional items such as history of the company, who the key people are, etc. These individuals are more concerned with what you will do in a specific situation, and how you will react under stress and pressure. Your resume is examined and questions asked are very thoughtful and full of content. They want to know how you think and what makes you make the decisions you do.

I was very happy with the process and never felt as though the interviewers were not personable.

Interview Question – What would your co workers say about you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You can negotiate. They have a salary cap that is told to you when the negotiation starts, and you can work with that. I will say it is in line with industry standards.

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Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Glen Allen, VA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Snagajob.

Interview Details – Process really was run of the mill. I was interviewed by quite a few individuals and I took a test. The testing aspect was something I had never experienced before.

Interview Question – It was unexpected to be required to take a personality test for a position.   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Glen Allen, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Snagajob in March 2010.

Interview Details – The process had a lot of steps but overall pretty easy.

Negotiation Details – the negotiation phase was great. All parties involved were very professional and realistic.

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Product Interview

Anonymous Employee
Richmond, VA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Snagajob in March 2011.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume through email after seeing job postings online. I heard back within 2 weeks to setup an initial phone interview. The initial phone interview lasted about 30 min and I was asked to do another phone interview a couple days later with an actual employee and not HR. Once that was passed, I was asked to come in for an in-person interview that consisted of six 30 minute interviews with either 1 or 2 people that represented all the possible colleagues I would work with. Once I recieved the thumbs up from this day, I was asked to take a Caliper personality test. Once this was passed, I was asked to come back in for another round of in-person interviews with C-level and VPs fo the company. I was then given a verbal offer once their approvals were given.

Interview Question – In one sentence, explain what the essence of me is.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was some room for negotiation but you must have documentation and facts to backup your claims. Salaries appear to be in-line with industry norms.

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National Healthcare Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Rich, MS

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Snagajob in August 2009.

Interview Details – I had heard of this job via a posting forwarded to me by a group of MBA friends who get an email listing jobs open through thier referral network of graduates. I applied for the job and was called the same day to interview. My skill set was a perfect fit for the duties, education, and experience outlined in the job position. I scheduled and interview with the HR director. A few days later she called and rescheduled which I accommodated gladly. I was then asked to reschedule a second time, which I also did.

It was obvious that the interviewer was not knowledgable as to what types of questions to ask someone with a healthcare background as this was not a product line that this company had previously offered. I pretty much lead her through my resume, experience and answered a few typical interview questions. I felt I had done very well. When I left she stated my hiring manager would be my next intereview but he was on vacation. She then told me that she was going on vacation for a week starting that day and it would be a week before they got back to me.

I went home and sent a thank you note and email. I also inquired about some statistics that i felt she had incorrectly stated (the amount of daily contact activity they required) and asked for clarification in the email. I never heard from them again. After three weeks I sent an email asking to be left out of the running due to the fact that I had not been contacted or updated as promised.

I was sent a "tail between the legs" email apologizing for the mistake along with some typical excuses as to why I was left hanging. I had sent the HR director's direct report a copy of the email and told them that for a company who was in the business of recruiting they had failed miserably as far as I was concerned. I must state that I was told I was a top contender for the job and asked to stay in the race, I still declined the offer.

Reason for Declining – The fact that this company is touted as "one of the best to work for" and is in the job of recruiting for non-salary positions it was very telling that they left me hanging for three weeks without any contact. I don't want to work for a company who treats executive level recruits this way. It is telling and I am sick of company's who waste my time.

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