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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dec 2011 – Reviewed Mar 16, 2013
Interview Details – 3 interviews, first two phone and the third was in-person. The first interview was a screen by HR. They will drug test you if they want to hire you.
Interview Question – I dont remember Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They agreed to what I wanted
No Offer – Interviewed in Nov 2012 – Reviewed Jan 31, 2013
Interview Details – They contacted me via email that they were interested in me.They took a phone interview at first.
Interview Question – Mostly Questions were from core Java. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Mar 2011 – Reviewed Nov 11, 2012
Interview Details – Bizarre, irrational, and unusual is all I can say about this process. They will not tell you what job is open because they want to match "jobs to people" but it makes the process disturbing. The process got odder and odder and the people that I interviewed were given no information about previous interviews - they were in silo's and when I commented, they noted it was "designed that way."
Interview Question – What would you do if you were offered the position today (before they told me what position they were looking at me for)? You can see my answer below - the person then said - they were asking to see if I was "committed. to the company" which was very unusual that early int he interview process. View Answer
Reason for Declining – They would not listen to what area I wanted to work in despite several requests.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Jose, CA Oct 2012 – Reviewed Oct 31, 2012
Interview Details – The interview process was quite smooth. I was contacted through email, then set up with a in person interview soon after. I interviewed in person at the office, and they mostly asked about my interests, career desires, and my skill not on my resume.
Interview Question – What motivates you? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was almost tricked out of negotiating. The HR called me and asked if im interested in "$xxx" salary. I asked her about the negotiating with a manager and she made it seem like it was a very long process and that they needed to send the offer soon.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY – Reviewed Sep 20, 2012
Interview Details –
- 2 phone interviews
- 1 full in person interviews with 2 people
Interview Question – technical test Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there wasn't much of a negotiation
No Offer – Interviewed in Southborough, MA Nov 2011 – Reviewed Aug 16, 2012
Interview Details – Phone call with recruiter, then onsite interview with managers and team mates. Second round of interviews was phone calls with executives out of state.
Interview Question – I was given a worksheet with to solve some short psuedo coding problems. There was an algorithm and a SQL question or two. Nothing extremely challenging, but the work was checked on the spot. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Apr 2012 – Reviewed Jun 12, 2012
Interview Details –
I got couple of calls, two face to face interview, want me to present a sales process, review my background.
Pretty easy interview 45 min call, second meeting they fly me over Dallas,
sent me a limo and make me feel as a pimp, but too few people at office
Interview Question – What do you think about Autonomy performance Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
They never answer:
-Job development career
-Holidays and benefits
-Plan for my position
-Who will be my direct report
-Why former employee left
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Aug 2011 – Reviewed May 29, 2012
Interview Details – Very easy. 1. Phone interview. 2. VP 1:1 Interview 3. CEO Interview Phone 4. HR Process and clearing up application stuff 5. Offer letter
Interview Question – Past experiences and how applicable to autonomy's world. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Jan 2012 – Reviewed Apr 12, 2012
Interview Details – I got a phone call one week with HR from Boston as a screener, talked with the head of QA from Chicago for about an hour the next week. The following week, I was contacted by the Boston HR rep and told to contact the Chicago HR rep for future questions. A couple days after that, I was offered an on-site interview, where they flew me out (expenses paid) and I was interview by a software engineer and 3 QA engineers based on background, skills assessment coding wise, and more stuff on my resume. I was then set up with 2 interviews with 2 separate VPs of departments. 3 months after my last call and bi-weekly contact with the HR rep, I still have heard no word from the hiring manager, despite promises that I would get a call for an offer each time I contacted by phone. Unprofessional to leave me out in the blue after 5 months of contact.
Reason for Declining – They never called back after investing a lot of time into me.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Apr 2010 – Reviewed Mar 13, 2012
Interview Details –
one on one with executive
Never interviewed with direct manager
Interview focused on education level and not necessarily on experience or capability. Interested in numbers and spreadsheet management and solution or value based selling.
Strange process included hiring recruiter and interview with executive at corporate office. Interview will attempt to ask questions about missed sales quotas and past management styles but the executive wasnt even part of the sales organization and had a hard time with follow up questions.
Negotiation Details – None offer was standard
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