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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Dec 2008 – Reviewed Aug 30, 2010
Interview Details – Met with several engineers. Discussed background and skill sets. Answered some problem solving skills.
Negotiation Details – Yes, negotiations went fairly well.
No Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Jul 2010 – Reviewed Jul 27, 2010
Interview Details –
I had applied online for this position but a friend who also works at AT pushed my resume to the recruiter. If it hadn't been for my friend, I honestly don't think I would have been interviewed.
The Recruiter who interviewed me seemed very antagonistic during my hour phone interview. His thick accent was also a little hard to follow. I sensed that this process might be an annoyance to him but didn't mention this. He opened the interview with an overview of the benefits, which sounded quite good and above average for the industry. He also let me know they "Didn't Interview Just Anyone and that many people want this job". All right, I get it, I should be honored that you are speaking with me. Throughout the interview when I was explaining my answers, I could hear that he wasn't focused and ruffling papers or moving around.
As I started asking questions towards the end of the interview, I found out that I was one of ten candidates, four of which were internal. He stated that they firmly believed in hiring from within and the internal candidates were excellent. When I asked for his assessment of our interview overall, he said that he liked the answers I gave him and he thought I communicated well but he hadn’t completed all ten interviews.
I received a phone call 3 days later saying they were moving forward with other candidates.
No Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Mar 2010 – Reviewed Jul 14, 2010
Interview Details – I met with multiple executives on the same day within a 4 hr period. Be prepared to sell yourself on your qualifications. Also, make sure you get a good nights rest prior to the day of interviews. Bouncing from one interview to the next can be tiring, especially when you end up repeating yourself more than once. You might not receive an offer immediately following the interview either. They may interview you and wait until an opening presents itself within the company. I interviewed and did not find out that there were not any positions open until later. Needless to say, I felt as though I wasted my time and resources by interviewing for a job that was non-existent.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Jun 2008 – Reviewed May 17, 2010
Interview Details –
This was more an informational interview with no specific position in mind. I spoke to several managers, a director, and some of the executive staff.
The managers were very forthcoming and open. I think the director felt a little threatened by me and/or was not clear on why is was talking to me. 2 of the executives were very open, but one had pretty much a "show me" attitude which was almost hostile.
In the end we did not move forward and I was not terribly disappointed.
Interview Question – So what do you think you can do for us? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Mar 2010 – Reviewed Apr 2, 2010
Interview Details – The interview process was very in depth. I met with several people over the course of 1 day. They perform behavioral interviews so be prepared to speak from your experiences and not just answer yes or no questions. Additionally they have a very fun and free culture, but don't let them trip you up during the interview process by making you feel too comfortable. They are looking for you to drop your guard, maintain your professionalism and all your proper interviewing techniques and training.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision, what steps you took and what was the outcome. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Aug 2007 – Reviewed Nov 19, 2009
Interview Details – I was recruited by a district manager. I met with her 1:1 and we discussed the possiblity of me coming to work for them. I had 15 years in the auotmotive advertising field and great contacts that they were lacking. I was promised a very nice salary, which happened, and a protected territory, which did not happen. I was then referred to their recruiter that sent me a link for a personality test, after that a standard drug test.After passing both tests I was offered a job.
Interview Question – None. Very informal. Met at a local restaurant. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I thought we negotiated a protected territory but that was not what happened. DO NOT believe anything anyone tells you unless it is written down.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Atlanta, GA Aug 2007 – Reviewed May 26, 2009
Interview Question – what is the difference in a class and id in CSS? View Answers (3)
Negotiation Details – I negotiated a higher salary. Tried to offer 72k and I got 82k
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Florida (Uruguay) – Reviewed Feb 13, 2013
Interview Details – Fairly easy, very pleasant office staff
Interview Question – Asked to do a mock sales presentation View Answer
Negotiation Details – Easy negotiation
Declined Offer – Reviewed Jan 7, 2013
Interview Details – Phone interviewer was extremely unprofessional. Obvious they're just reading off a script and have no idea what the questions actually mean. When I asked for clarification on what they were looking for on a question, the interview just spoke louder and slower in a very demeaning way rather than providing additional information.
Interview Question – Very run of the mill. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The entire processed seemed very disjointed and unorganized. If this is how they are during the interview process why would I want to work for them?
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Nov 26, 2012
Interview Details – I came in through a staffing company and worked my way to a full time interview. I was one interview and a couple days later I was hired on
Interview Question – What tools to do use to be more productive in your day Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
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