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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Westlake Services.

Interview Details – Nothing really out of the ordinary. Seemed very casual.

Interview Question – Cannot think of any specific questions...It was more like a conversation with a friend and I asked some questions.   Answer Question


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Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Non-Sales Managerial Position (Corporate Support) Interview

Non-Sales Managerial Position (Corporate Support)
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Westlake Services in June 2012.

Interview Details – I had been out of work for just a couple of weeks due to a layoff when I received a call from WF on a Friday afternoon. I sent it to voicemail so I could quickly look up the company before calling. I was aggressive in my job search and for some reason thought WF was a regular financial services company (-I have worked in FS before). After finding out that it was sub-prime auto lender, I had mixed feelings about calling this company back, especially after reading some stories and complaints about some of the shady practices of this company with changing people's due dates or outright lying to them. After receiving some bad advice from people who said I should give them a chance, I called back the hiring manager on a Monday and was asked questions about my experience. Immediately when I started speaking to him, I got the impression of a non-friendly type of guy who I wouldn't want to work for. This particular manager questioned me on every detail of my past experience, but not in an inquiring type of way, but in an accusatory type of way, especially when I mentioned my layoff. I've had phone interviews before, and the interaction in this phone interview reminded me of dealing with a used car salesman with very aggressive, defensive attitudes. When I got off the phone, I felt like I needed to take a shower. I understand this is a sub-prime auto lender, but there is something very shady about this place, and aside from desperation of not having a job, I don't know how people can work here and feel good about themselves. I would have had a hard time working for a place like this that targets the poor, the uneducated, or the desperate. I actually tried to go online after the phone interview to delete/rescind my application. The sub-prime auto lending industry is currently unregulated and very predatory, so expect this bubble to pop just like the housing industry a few years ago.

Interview Question – What do you know about Westlake Financial?   View Answers (2)


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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Junior Software Engineer Interview

Junior Software Engineer

Interviewed at Westlake Services

Interview Details – The initial phone interview lasted about an hour, I was being to talk about my past experiences and current projects. The interview consisted mostly behavioral questions and minimal technical questions were involved. After the interview I was being asked to submit several code examples of my own. I sent roughly three emails afterward and expected to hear from them as they promised me that regardless of the outcome I would hear feedback. , however I did not hear anything after multiple email attempts, which I found to be very unprofessional.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Entry Level Risk Analyst Interview

Entry Level Risk Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Westlake Services.

Interview Details – I received a phone call 2 days after I submitted my resume through our school career website. The HR representative asked me if i need sponsorship from the company and my education background kind questions. And she scheduled an skype interview for me first. During the skype interview, the two interviewors from the risk management team are very nice and professional. They asked questions based on my resume, working experiences with specific details. And also my extracuricular activites.
They also asked me a probability questin.
After the skype interview, they emailed me a spreadsheet with datas on it. And they require you to analyze the data and answer a question in 30 minutes.

Interview Question – 5 people are sitting around a circle. What is the probability that A is sitting next to B   View Answers (3)


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Insurance Claims Services Interview

Insurance Claims Services
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Westlake Services in July 2012.

Interview Details – Firstly was contacted via phone, was asked what some of the current trends are in the industry i work in, was also asked what some of the challenges are. Was called in for a face to face interview shortly after. This interview was very reasonable and I felt like I answered the questions well, but apparently not well enough.

Interview Question – With your lack of experience, how would you be able to compete with other candidates that have much more experience than yourself?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Human Resources Assistant Interview

Human Resources Assistant

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

Interview Details – I was called in for a group interview for and HR Assistant position. I was told to get there 20 minutes early to fill out a lengthy application. Receptionist was kinda snobby which left a bad impression. Interviewed alone with HR Mgr & HR Coordinator. Pleasant interview

Interview Question – Where do you see your self in 5 years? Kinda cliche...but hard at the same time   View Answers (2)


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Westlake Services in February 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and received call from hiring manager saying he would be in my city for interviews and I was was of 3 people he had chosen to meet with. Hiring manager held interview in the hotel lobby , he explained the position well and ask questions regarding my sales experience my desire to travel regionally etc.. But when he made it clear he wasnt the decision maker, I knew I was done.

Interview Question – There were no difficult question at all.
He asked "how do you feel about traveling?"
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