Archstone Interview Questions & Reviews

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    Benefits Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview and hiring process was accomplished quickly. I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed with the hiring manager, her boss and finally the staff. Interviewing with the staff was beneficial as it gave me insight to the team I would be working with and their needs and desires. Once I was selected for the job, there was a background check which was easy.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Resident Concierge Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Archstone in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    On line Application Followed by phone interview followed by property manager interview. Then Drug test (They cut off hair)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    3 interviews all managers and OM

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was clear and acceptable
    Accepted Offer
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    Assistant Community Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Archstone in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    30 minutes phone interview and 1 hour face-to-face interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Clerical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Englewood, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Archstone.

    Interview Details

    I started as a temp and was hired based on performance and contribution.

    Negotiation Details
    I suggested that I needed $1. more per hour and it was accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    IT Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Englewood, CO
    Anonymous Employee in Englewood, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Archstone in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter for this position. A couple of phone calls later, we had an in-person interview.

    I was interviewed by the department director, the QA director, three software developers and a project manager. All four groups gave me conflicting information regarding the projects they were working on. Each group complained about the other group. There was obvious project management breakdown and little interest in fixing communications between the groups. The project manager seemed to be energized by conflict and impossible deadlines. She was very confrontational throughout the entire interview process.

    When the department director came back after all of the interviews, I told him exactly what I had experienced. He apologized repeatedly and (supposedly) clarified all of the conflicting information I received from each party.

    He was disinterested in the idea of making department communications better. He also admitted it was a bad environment and they needed help repairing their departmental/personnel conflicts.

    I was not offered the position, as I had expected. I would have turned it down anyway. This was a very poor experience and I feel really bad for the people working at this company.

    The project manager needs to be fired. Any resource who is energized by conflict is going to cause major problems; particularly disrupt productivity and moral.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle local caching of a web application in case you want that web application to run without an internet connection on the client? (I respond.) Oh, that's a good idea. But wait, we mean just for Chrome? (I respond.) Oh, that would work, too, but we are looking for something specific. (I respond.) Oh, we'll just tell you. You could use Local DB storage using HTML 5. (I respond.) Oh, we know you don't have HTML 5 experience, but we decided to ask the question and waste your time, as well as ours, to try to get a very specific answer out of you, but without giving you a specific question! Isn't this fun?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Leasing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Archstone in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and then a couple of days later I got an email to fill out a questionnaire. After finishing the questionnaire I got an email to schedule a phone interview. About two weeks later I had an interview with the manager at the complex. The manager then told me she would contact me in a couple of weeks about the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Englewood, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Englewood, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Archstone in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very formal interview process. I did a phone interview with a corporate recruiter and the director of corporate accounting. I then visited the office for a half day for another round of 5 interviews including HR, 2 accountants, the director, and the VP. Each interview was 30 minutes to an hour. The HR interview was very demanding by way of behavioral based questions. All other interviews were more about my technical skills and building rapport.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to deal with a difficult situation and be specific about the dialog.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate and accepted the first offer. I would suggest anyone to negotiate as they offered my the exact amount on the bottom end of the salary range I provided. I then found out that the director I would be reporting to took it upon herself to negotiate another $2K in base and $1K in bonus. Always professionally and respectfully negotiate. If you go about it in this manner they will at worst probably say no and not revoke the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Archstone.

    Interview Details

    I found out about the opportunity through a recuiter. The company was great, very professional and organized. I had 2 interviews, one with the hiring manager and the following interview with the hiring manager, 2 other deparment managers, and a VP.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I went through a recuiter, so I negotiated through the recuiter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Service Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Archstone in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 Personal Interviews, 2 skills test, 1 personality test

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    More funds
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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