I applied through a recruiter and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at ARCADIS US in October 2013.
Interview Details – The recuiter contacted me for an entry level position at Houston office. The phone interview was conducted a week after online applying. She told me to wait for the on-site interview with hiring manager. But I would never hear back from this company again. No offer, no rejection, no response.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 months - interviewed at ARCADIS US.
Interview Details – I went in for an interview as a temp. employee and was eventually brought on full-time.
Interview Question – Is this really the field that you see yourself in? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the original offer on hiring from temp. to permanent employee. I also went through subsequent salary negotiations that were very dependent on my individual supervisor, which changed at a few points.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ARCADIS US.
Interview Details – Met with the practice leader and the practice leader's direct report.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ARCADIS US.
Interview Details – You will meet with 1-2 low level task managers. One of which is likely to be your "team leader" who you directly report to. Questions will be short, non technical and more personal. This can be 0.5 to 1 hr. Next will be a mid level manager, they will ask more experience based questions, how you will fit within the organization. You will likely meet with 4 to 5 people. A lunch may be provided. Interview can last 3-4 hrs or more.
Interview Question – Non specific, questions as this position was entry level Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered a Grade 5 at $43,500. I countered with a Grade 6 for $46k. I was told "with my skills, you will certainly move up within 6 mo". I've been there almost 2 years with nothing. They low ball everyone.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at ARCADIS US in June 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted resume online and got an invitation for an interview about a week later. About 20 people applied at the time, my resume and three others were the only ones that were relevant to the position. Typical interview is a three-person panel: one low-level PM, one mid-level PM (like my supervisor), and one higher-level PM.
Interview Question – Were I saw myself in 5 years. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't really feel the need to negotiate since what they initially offered was far higher than what I had ever received as compensation in the past.
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ARCADIS US in May 2013.
Interview Details – I spoke initially with local ARCADIS management, then regional management. The interview process was straight forward.
Interview Question – I didn't experience any difficult questions; but many people often struggle with "Why would you be a great fit for this particular position?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I negotiated an additional week of vacation (from 2 to 3) based on my level of experience.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ARCADIS US in April 2013.
Interview Details – I contacted the recruiter via LinkedIn.The Interview was quite informal. I met with 3 Senior Engineers who had been working there for sometime.They interviewed me seperately. They told me they would get back to me but I have heard nothing since last year September.
Interview Question – Your Major is quite different from what we will normally consider, Tell us how you would fit into the position. I was a Chemical Engineering Major. They preferred Civil and Environmental Engineers Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ARCADIS US.
Interview Details – Just 1st round for phone screening. Lasted for half an hour, basically going through the resume. No hard questions.
Interview Question – Some detailed models that I have never used. But they ask many models, which I believe seldom people could have touched all. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at ARCADIS US.
Interview Details –
Submitted application online after a friend of mine let me know of the posting. 2 weeks later she contacted me asking why I hadn't submitted it, and informed her I had. Even though I got a confirmation email of my submission,- for whatever reason it never showed up in their system. So keep that in mind when applying - you may want to follow up to make sure your app gets in their system. Anyways she got my resume to the right person for me. Was contacted a week or two later by an assistant to do an in person interview for the following week.
Got there and it was probably a half hour before the interview started, met with a couple of men who were apparently going to direct the project this position would mainly be for. The interview was kind of a mess from the start. Found out the job description didn't really match up with the actual job would entail for one, which the interviewers laughed about (why this was funny I don't know) and asked if I was still interested, which I indicated I was. Was asked few general questions about my education and work experience, during which they'd stop to either state "you don't really want this job do you" or ask if I was still interested, which I thought was weird, but went with it.
Eventually one interviewer stated "you don't have any field experience do you". Now if they had even read my resume at all - even in the 5 sentence summary statement at the top, they'd have seen I listed various field work activities since I knew that was the purpose of the job. Regardless I discuss the fieldwork experience I had, and asked if there were specific things they were looking for. Same interviewer states that I had no experience on a drilling site did I?, when again if he'd bothered to look at my resume he's seen that I did. Still just went with it, and explained that yes in fact I had. Then asked if I was physically capable of working on a drill site (phrased as "you can't lift much can you? I know we can't expect as much from a girl.") Followed by asking if I had a problem working around a bunch of men, cause after all they can be 'rough and tumble' and 'raunchy' etc etc. you get the idea. Told him it was fine. Then came the real kicker when he asked if I would "have a problem getting dirty with the boys"? to which they laughed and started carrying on with each other (elbowing/shoving each other, etc - in other words acting like immature teenage boys). So yeah. Though I had suspected early on, I knew at that point the interview wasn't going anywhere, especially when he ended with another "you dont' really want this job do you?"
Was told I'd be notified probably within two weeks about the job. Never heard a word from them. Wouldn't have took it even if they had offered, just more disappointed about them wasting my time when they had no intention of hiring 'a girl' and that I'd heard such good things from my friend about the company.
Interview Question – Probably being asked if I had a problem getting dirty with the boys. Answer Question
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