Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Uhlig
- Sales (1)
- Interactive Media Designer (1)
- Staff Writer (1)
- Project Manager (1)
- Writer (1)
- Financial Analyst (1)
- Logo Creator (1)
- Software Developer III (Coldfusion Programmer) (1)
Helpful (2)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Uhlig (Overland Park, KS) in May 2010.
After several skills tests on excel, writing, etc., the kicker was the lame panel interview with the VPs and CEO. The VP who I would have reported to, if I had taken their lowball offer, was clearly not interested in the process. She walked out 5 minutes into the interview complaining of a ticklish throat. I had indications from the HR person that she was difficult to get along with. Since she had someone else in mind for the job, an internal friend perhaps, it seemed like a disaster waiting to happen.
- Tell me about the first job you had. 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
The VP I would report to had a chip on her shoulder because they didn't hire someone else. The company is tightfisted and pays a lousy salary. Also, I don't like to be offered 3k less than I'm currently making to take a crappy job as a PM on a staff that is generally underpaid.
Helpful (5)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Uhlig (Overland Park, KS) in September 2009.
I originally applied for a Sales Representative Position online at CareerBuilder.com. I then received an email from Rossana Scaglia inviting me to take their skills test. Because their were no details about the compensation for this position listed on the the job posting, I told Rossana to only schedule me to come into take the test if a base salary of 48k or higher was feasible for this position. So she confirmed by scheduling my test for the next week. So I take off work to take this test that involves copy editing, spelling, etc... (Not the easiest test in the world, but not the SAT either). A week later I receive another email from Rossana inviting me for an interview. So I take off work AGAIN so I can interview with the Hiring Manager, Laura Ann McGinnis. I'm on my way out the door, when I get a call asking to postpone the meeting until the end of the week because something came up with Laura. So I ask off work AGAIN to meet with Laura. When I arrive, I have a great conversation with Rosanna as I wait 20 minutes past my interview time for Laura (plus 10 minutes since I showed up early). The interview goes fine for the first part, but then she starts talking about compensation, benefits etc... Right around this time I notice that she was being very vague, and kind of beating around the bush. Since I've been in sales for a while, and I wasn't born last night, I start to probe and ask the questions to get to what she was failing to tell me. It turns out the position is straight commission (not even a draw). To top it off you only get paid once a month and the commissions are a month behind. Additionally, the first 90 days is a trial period to see whether they like you or not (you have to earn working for free?). Right about now I am getting really peeved off because I took 3 days off work when I specifically told them not to schedule my skills test unless they could match or exceed a base of 48k. Now here is the icing on the cake...she kept trying to tell me she was justified in saying they were going to exceed that base and well beyond by giving me a "book of business." So I ask more questions about this so called "book of business." It turns out Laura's definition of "book of business" is a list of company names that have the potential of being able to use Uhlig's product. I'm sorry a "book of business" in my mind is a list of existing clients, or at the very least a prospect that has expressed interest in buying your product. She was trying to scam me into making a bad career decision. A phone book that list all of the managed properties in the area does not replace a base of 48k. You have got to be out of your (fill in with your favorite profanity) mind. I want my 3 days of vacation back, and a written apology to my wife who is just as happy as I am about how we went through this emotional roller coaster thinking we might have a future with this company to only being let down in the end.
- "Why don't you want this job, hundreds of people that I have interviewed want it...you're are the only one that has a problem with no base." 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Because I wanted to be able to pay for my mortgage, and still have money left over for food to eat.