Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at 2U.
Interview Details – I found the job on a website. I applied and sent in my resume because it was close and the work was similar to other jobs I had performed in the past. I was very surprised to receive a phone interview within an hour. I environment was relaxed and the was even more surprised to be interviewed the following day with a Senior Director. The environment was relaxed and everyone that I met was very friendly.
Interview Question – I was given a tour of the company by my potential supervisor. He others of the value of our services?" Of course, I answered "yes". The response,"Great. Convince me right now." View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was none. Everyone started at the same pay for that position.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at 2U in June 2013.
Interview Details – I first had a phone interview with a recruiter for 2U. She asked good questions that really helped me evaluate the position as well as provide her with a clear picture of my ability. From that point I moved to an interview with the manager which was similar to the phone conversation. I had a final interview with the director of the dept which was a bit longer and he was clearly looking for a cultural fit as well as sales ability which made me feel immediately at ease when joining the team.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at 2U in March 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume via my school's job database. I received an email from HR the next day to schedule an interview and fill out some paperwork. I filled out the form and scanned and emailed it to the intern. I scheduled a phone interview. Basically, they are looking for immediate hires instead of starting a full-time position in the summer, which is what I was looking for. Since I could not start immediately, instead I ended up being interviewed as an intern. They asked about my previous experience and what I knew about the company, so do some research!
Interview Question – They asked if I knew about the No A-hole policy. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at 2U in January 2013.
Interview Details – Quick and easy, very straightforward and no low balling.
Interview Question – unexpected was about the "no a**hole" policy I thought it was funny and I didnt expect them to ask me about it. But they do not hire a**holes here and it is a fun place to work so I am glad they asked me how I feel about it and to talk about how I diverted someone from being an a**hole in te past. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered me 10,000 over what I was looking to make to make my needs met. They asked me how much I wanted to be making in the interview process then they payed me what that positions makes that I applied for and did not low ball me like other companies have in the past.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at 2U in August 2012.
Interview Details –
Initially, I found a listing on LinkedIn from 2tor saying they would be having open interviews the next week. I didn't really know what that meant, but I figured it would be worth a shot. So, I sent my resume via LinkedIn.
Within about 10 minutes, I received an e-mail saying that they had received my resume. In addition, they gave me a phone number, and told me I had 12 hours to call the number, and leave a voicemail answering a couple of questions (name, salary range, what is something your passionate about, what superpower would you have). I immediately called the number and left a voicemail answering the questions. Within about 15 minutes after leaving the message, I got a call from the recruiter telling me that I had passed the pre-screen, and I was invited to go in for the interview.
On the day of the interview, there were at least 30 some people there. After registration, they gathered us in a large room, and one of the company execs made a brief presentation about the company, the position, and what we would be doing that day. Then, several interviewers came in and introduced themselves, and began taking people from the room for one-on-one interviews. Some people only had one interview, and some people had as many as four. I only had two, and felt like neither interviewer was listening the entire time. They asked me to go in detail about my resume, talk about my sales experience, etc., and just nodded and their heads and said awesome occasionally.
About a week later, I received a call that I would not be moving on in the process.
It's worth knowing that the "admissions counselor" title is very misleading. This is a sales role. You will be on the phone all day trying to make a sale. However, the starting pay for this role is extremely high (50k), so it's worth looking into.
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at 2U in July 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online, had first phone contact with HR rep who set up phone interview with Recruiter. On the day of my phone interview with the recruiter we had a power outage and I was unable to keep my appointment but the recruiter was very good about being able to reschedule and very understanding. In the actual phone interview, we went over some basic questions, had some discussion of the role, she did ask me some questions about my knowledge of 2tor so you will want to do your homework i.e. (How do you feel about wearing jeans to work etc...". In my in person interview I met with the hiring manager first who didn't seem that engaged, but asked some basic questions. Then I met with a panel of his team members. They were friendly and had a lot of questions about what I could bring to their team. The interview began promptly at 10 and ended at 11 as describes so I felt they were very respectful of my time. Too bad it didn't work out!
Interview Question – Describe your sales philosophy View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at 2U in January 2012.
Interview Details – I was asked several questions about my background and what I was looking for in a company. I was also asked questions that I found strange at the time like how I would feel about wearing jeans to work, getting lunch 2-3 times a week, and working at a place that held in office mini parties.
Interview Question – How do you feel about wearing jeans in the work place? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was looking for a higher dollar amount than the jobs paid but the interviewer pointed out that I wouldn't need to get a new wordrobe, I would be getting lunch several times a week, and most importantly that it was a fast growing company that offered accelarated growth for the right person that was wlling to put in the effort.
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at 2U in December 2011.
Interview Details –
I applied to the company at the suggestion of my friend, who is a current employee. I had applied for a postion there previously, but did not get any "bites" until I applied through her on their career website. I received a phone call with a few days, asking to fill out an employment application, and to schedule an interview with an HR representative. The phone call with the HR rep lasted about 30 minutes, and she asked me basic questions, as well as probed my knowledge concerning the education program I applied to "sell."
The next interview was a 1:1 with the head of the department, as well as a current team member. They asked me similar questions as during the HR rep's interview, as well as some questions specifically regarding sales experience, and some behavioral questions. At the end of the interview, I was informed that they weren't officially hiring until the start of the new year, so at this point, actually getting the position involves waiting for a while until their employment needs are clarified.
Interview Question – Are you comfortable making between 75 and 100 phone calls a day? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at 2U in September 2010.
Interview Details –
While I am certainly not opposed to young professionals interning for companies as I have reaped the benefits of being an intern, an HR intern should not be a company's first point of contact to a potential candidate. Especially when, as in this experience, the HR intern knew little about the industry, the competitors and gave out incorrect information.
The HR intern did not identify herself as an intern of course, but I couldn't help but notice how inexperienced and "green" she sounded so I decided to look up her Linkedin profile and discovered my first contact with a company which I originally thought very highly of was with an intern who had only been with 2tor about three months.
Needless to say I did not let this stop me from continuing through the interview process and even entertained this HR intern's wet dream of conducting my preliminary interview. She was nice enough and gave me the base salary range of 55K - 70K which is what I was looking for.
My next phone interview was with the VP of Operations who had the personality of a blank sheet of paper. I hung up the phone having no clue how to even gauge the conversation as he gave little feedback.
I was then granted an in person interview with the Director of Sales who has quite an impressive background outside of the organization, but knows little about the industry of the new program that is being launched. I felt that my interview was mostly a fact finding session for her to see exactly how much she didn't know since I work for a competing company who has 5 partnerships with various universities for the same program. She assured me that I would get a job offer and that I would hear something the following week. She also instructed me to hand the person in the HR office my official application which I did as instructed before I left their offices.
Fast forward to the following Monday, I am called by the corporate recruiter who I have never even spoken with throughout this entire process. She asks me to resend my application as they have misplaced it. I would understand the misplacement of my application if I had faxed or mailed it in, but I handed it directly to the person in the HR department who was sitting at her desk. Did my application grow legs and walk between Friday afternoon and Monday? Give me a break.
The corporate recruiter proceeded to ask me about my salary requirements. I was astonished when she came back with 47K, almost 10K less than the minimum range the HR intern had originally told me. She assured me that she would talk to the executives to see what she could do about increasing the offer. I have never heard back from this corporate recruiter or 2tor in spite of e-mails, voice mails, and Thank You cards to the Director of Sales. All in all, very disappointing.
Interview Question – What does it mean for a hospital to be a Magnet hospital. View Answer
Interviewed at 2U
Interview Details – Extremely unprofessional. They had their interns doing the initial phone interview which I thought was extremely unprofessional. They do offer a pretty good salary for a phones job, around $50K.-$55K
Interview Question – Do you like to wear jeans at work? View Answer
Pros: Culture, leadership/management, potential for personal and professional growth, great people, amazing mission, fun atmosphere, great compensation and benefits, and getting to be part of a company that is focused on revolutionizing higher education – Full Review
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online. Founded in 2008 by John Katzman and a team of… — Full Overview
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