Spherion Interview Questions

Updated Jan 31, 2015
Updated Jan 31, 2015
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  1.  

    Temp/Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Spherion.

    Interview Details

    Called in to their office in down town Jax. Was asked for ID, references, and some other paperwork before the interview. Then, I actually met with the recruiter who called me in. Basic questions, nothing hard. The interview seemed to only last 10 minutes. 2 weeks later no follow up and no answer to follow up emails. Very unprofessional. I would not recommend.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Creative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • How would you compensate for not having direct experience in the field in which this position takes place?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What are your strengths, weaknesses? Why do you think we should select your for this position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Why are you looking to change careers?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Call Center Customer Service - Hewitt Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • They are are a staffing agency so most questions were to determine skills and experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Talk about a situation where you were in conflict with your manager and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Spherion in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    pretty standard

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Site Operations Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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