Human Resources Associate Interview
The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Avero (New York, NY) in December 2010.
I am absolutely disgusted with how Avero treats candidates.
They found my resume on LinkedIn and I initially had a phone interview with the woman who was transitioning out of the position to go to grad school. We had a wonderful phone interview, spanning about 40 minutes, and she let me know she would recommend for me to meet with her boss when her boss returned from maternity leave. All good, right?
I then went in for an in-person interview with my direct boss, the only other person in the HR department. She was very loud, in your face, and dismissive. Throughout the entire interview, I felt like she was forcing me to argue my own opinions to questions like, "how did you like your undergraduate experience?" and letting me know that my reasons for moving from an admin role to an HR role weren't "that great". She had me meet with a contractor who was doing payroll in her maternity leave absence, and I left thinking it wasn't a great experience.
They called back and had me come back to meet with the person I had done the phone interview with and their CFO. Those interviews went well, and I met up again with the VP of HR. She asked me if I was still interested in the role and I gave her an emphatic "yes" and she wanted to know if they hired me the position if I would take it - again, I told her 100%. She asked me if I could wait until January (It was mid December at this point) and I told her yes, if you make me an offer, I will sign the letter right now. She told me to wait by the phone for the next day.
I heard from her a week later to let me know they were pushing off making a decision until after the new year and to reach out if I was still looking. In those 2 weeks, I was offered and accepted a similar position, also in NYC. If they wanted to move forward with another candidate, they should have just told me no!
I then recommended a friend to the position and my friend was ultimately rejected because they had gone with another candidate, only to see the same exact job posted the day after she was rejected!
Run away from Avero. The VP of HR seems to be a bit whacked.
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