Spherion
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www.spherion.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 5000+ Employees

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Accounting Interview

Accounting
Columbia, SC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Spherion in April 2011.

Interview Details – Two phone interviews, a one-on-one that took over an hour and a skill and personality test at home, and online...told I was perfect for several of there openings - yet never heard back. They said to stay in touch with them and yet, you can never get them on the phone.

Interview Question – Why are you looking to change careers?   View Answer

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Recruiter Interview

Recruiter
Charlotte, NC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Spherion in June 2011.

Interview Details – The Hiring process was not very structured. I was initially called about a position, but when I got to the interview, it was for a completely different positions.

Interview Question – What are your strengths, weaknesses? Why do you think we should select your for this position.   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
Minneapolis, MN

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Spherion in July 2011.

Interview Details – Position was for Fort Lauderdale office. Extensive probing questions about past 3 positions,skill set and what salary I needed. They needed some-one with more administrative experience than I had and was candid with the Recruiter. He was so amicable and professional I sent him 3 leads. Will keep in touch with hi for future opportunities.

Interview Questions

  • Do you have any payroll experience, or experience using People Soft?   View Answer
  • What types of positions would you consider since your not a fit for this one?   View Answer

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Creative Interview

Creative
Austin, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Spherion in June 2011.

Interview Details – Played phone tag with remote office for a week and a half, finally got a face-to-face interview locally. Was extended a job offer, only to have it revoked less than three hours later, with no explanation. This was an exceptionally frustrating, misleading and disappointing experience. Once the process was over, it was as if I never existed; I received no further response from either office.

Interview Question – How would you compensate for not having direct experience in the field in which this position takes place?   View Answer

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Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Call Center Customer Service - Hewitt Associate Interview

Call Center Customer Service - Hewitt Associate
The Woodlands, TX

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Spherion in July 2010.

Interview Details – I took and passed several tests online, took over an hour. I interviewed in person, seemed to go well. Filled out some more forms online agreeing to submit to a background check. Took a drug test. I got the results of the background check & drug test by contacting the 3rd party company that conducts them for Spherion. Everything looked fine. But Spherion doesn't have the decency or professionalism to bother giving me a call back. I don't have a clue why they won't at least tell me something.

Interview Question – They are are a staffing agency so most questions were to determine skills and experience.   Answer Question

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Executive Assistant Interview

Executive Assistant
Richmond, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Spherion in April 2010.

Interview Details – I was contacted by the hiring manager who was a former manager. I applied for the job on line and was contacted by the recruiter (a former coworker) for a preliminary phone interview. I then went into the company and interviewed with the hiring manager and five other people. I did receive a phone call that another candidate had been chose but believe I only received the call rather than an e-mail due to my previous relationship with the hiring manager.

Interview Question – Talk about a situation where you were in conflict with your manager and how did you handle it.   Answer Question

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Accounting Interview

Accounting
Rockford, IL

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Spherion in August 2007.

Interview Details – Applied online for an open position in a field that I worked 7 years in. Received a phone call asking for interview and had a 1on 1 interview with the VP of Finance. The interview took approx 2 hours and I was also interviewed by the accounting manager at the end of my interview with the VP. Interview went well and both parties were positive about my personality and skill level.

Interview Questions

  • Why are you looking to leave your present organization?   View Answer
  • How do you handle conflict resolution with co-workers?   View Answer

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Very Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Spherion in December 2010.

Interview Details – pretty standard

Interview Question – what internet browsers have you used?   Answer Question

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Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Support Services Supervisor Interview

Support Services Supervisor

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Spherion in June 2009.

Interview Details – took too long to get back to me. sugar coated the position. I received the true feedback from people working there

Interview Questions

  • What was a difficult problem you had to deal with in the pass year   View Answer
  • put me thought a scenario of what a daily schedule looks like   View Answer

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Site Operations Supervisor Interview

Site Operations Supervisor

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Spherion in September 2009.

Interview Details – Spherion found my resume on-line and contacted me via email to determine my interest. I confirmed my interest in the position that same day and received a telephone call the very next day.

I was asked a series of questions regarding my previous position and management skills.

I was asked to email a copy of my resume to the interviewer so that she could pass it on to the others, including the hiring manager (she was covering for them during their absence).

I submitted a thank you email and did not hear back from them right away. Once I did hear back from them, all I heard was something to the effect of "that it's in her hands now. She'll contact you if interested".

Interview Questions

  • Since this position requires managing individuals across the country from a remote location, I'm interested in what your some of your biggest challenges were withen managing a crew remotely, and how you met those challenges?   Answer Question
  • How do you ensure maximum productivity?   Answer Question

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