I applied online - interviewed at Ally Financial in September 2013.
Interview Details – easy process; few unnecessary hurdles.
Interview Question – All questions were behavioral and relatively easy View Answer
Reason for Declining – Got a different offer elsewhere
I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Ally Financial in August 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was with 2 people from the BI team.
Interview Question – Questions were all expected questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ally Financial in July 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process consisted of four 1 on 1 interviews. They all created a relax-full environment that had a conversational tone to it opposed to just a q&a session. There were not any behavioral questions, it was mainly an in-depth review of my resume, discussion about the position and how skills and abilities translate across into the position
Interview Question – Why do you want this position at Ally. They were looking to see how well you understood the position and the company in general. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ally Financial in March 2013.
Interview Details – The lady that interviewed me was very nice. She laid out her questions and they were not difficult responses.
Reason for Declining – I got a better offer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ally Financial in March 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied online and had a phone interview with the hiring manager within a few days. The next week I was brought in to meet several groups of potential co-workers and clients (about 8 within a 2 hour period) and was told by the hiring manager that they all approved of me. A few days later I brought in again to meet the VP of the department and discussed the role with him for about 40 minutes.
Followed up with a few thank you emails and played the waiting game for a few weeks. Called the HR rep to check on the status, which took a little time since the hiring manager was on vacation. Got a reply via email that they decided to go with another candidate. Somewhat surprised me since the interviews seemed to go very well and I met all the qualifications for the position.
Got an offer with another bank the next day.
Interview Question – Typical interiew questions largely focused on my experience and skill sets. Everybody was very friendly and approachable, making the process easy and comfortable. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Ally Financial in March 2013.
Interview Details – 5 phone interviews while others had one face to face over dinner.
Negotiation Details – You can always get more money!!!
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ally Financial in February 2013.
Interview Details –
Phone Interview for 30 mins.
Then onsite f2f interview.
Result in 1 week.
Interview Question – What is the command to deploy an app in Weblogic Scripts View Answer
Negotiation Details – They agreed to what I demanded as they were offering very less initially.
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Ally Financial in November 2012.
Interview Details – Applied via career services at university. Received a call a few days later to set up an interview on site. Questions were mainly behavioral along with a review of the resume. Nothing too difficult. Was contacted pretty quickly after about possible second round/ offer which was nice in the overall scheme.
Interview Question – How would you go about measuring the center of the room with only a ball of yarn and tape? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ally Financial in October 2012.
Interview Details – First there was a 30 minute phone interview set up by the recruiter. A week later, the recruiter set up a 2.5 hour in person interview with 3 people. A couple of weeks later I received a standard we have filled the position email. The interview was very standard. I was shown the reports, which were wordy but easy to duplicate.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ally Financial in October 2012.
Interview Details – The interview experience was largely between me and the hiring manager via phone initially through a couple of rounds, then face to face with a couple peers, a couple of hiring manager peers. Then a panel of a peer, hiring manager, and skip level, all of whom had already interviewed me one or more times previously.
Interview Question – How are you on documentation? View Answer
Negotiation Details – This was actually the toughest part, and took two months after all the interviews were completed. They were very indecisive it seemed on whether or not they wanted to hire me, even though they had already extended the offer. It took a week or more for them to respond to each counter-offer/negotiation point. It was very difficult, and they were resolute on not giving me the title and base salary I wanted. Giving those up, did I manage to negotiate a signing bonus to cover some stock grants I would lose leaving my previous employer, and they made me prove it. Also, I negotiated a full year bonus payout even though I joined mid-year (25% of base). However, when bonus payout came, it was only 8%. I complained that this was counter to my terms of my offer, and my manager's response was they 1) they didn't even consider my letter in the payout, and 2) I'm lucky I wasn't taking a pay cut like everyone else. With the low bonus payout, I actually DID take a pay cut! Long story short, I don't know why they didn't offer me a pony, too, or a periwinkle Corvette, since they were unconcerned about offering me anything it took to get me to take the job, in the absence of title or base. Beware of this about this company. Stick with your base terms, and if they can't deliver, don't take the job.
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