Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at BAO.
Interview Details – cursory and perfunctory, basically hire anyone
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BAO.
Interview Details – 1. Very long and thorough phone interview. 2. In-person interview, role play, double-jack with current ISR, etc. Expect to spend about 2 hours on location for the in-person interview.
Interview Question – How would you handle many different moving parts as they relate to this job? Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BAO in October 2012.
Interview Details – I heard about the position and submitted my resume to Barclay Personnel, who emailed me back almost immediately with a link for the online assessment. I took the assessment and was contacted the next day via phone to set up a phone interview with the temp agency. Had the phone interview the next day and then had the phone interview with Henry at BAO as well. Both Henry and Sara from Barclay were extremely professional and very friendly, making me feel very excited about the position. Met with Henri at BAO where I interviewed with both he and a manager (Kenny). I was given the chance to actually sit with someone who was doing the exact job I applied for and watched/listened to them to get an idea as to whether or not I would be able to do the job and enjoy it. They made me an offer at the end of the interview and I said yes. Everyone I met was super friendly and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The morale of everyone was very high and I could tell that the employees were all very close and enjoyed being there.
Interview Question – What do you think would be your biggest challenge with doing this job? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BAO in December 2011.
Interview Details – Recruiter was thorough in the veeting process, focused on really getting to the skills sets and experience. No hiding in the weeds, The people were through and prepared for the interview and expected me, receptionist was pleasant and professional, Office environment was clean and professional, built as a high end call center, lightee, bright, answered all my questions and were concerned about my career aspirations
Negotiation Details – No, they gave best offer which was fair
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BAO in August 2010.
Interview Details –
Pleasant telephone interview with the HR representative. She reviewed my resume, discussed the role and made arrangements for a 1:1 meeting with the hiring manager about a week later.
The hiring manager walked me through their offices, showing the training, call floor and expansion areas. Pointing out that I was a qualified candidate, we proceeded to discuss the position further. I had a very favourable opinion of this company, and still do, but realizing that this is a 100% call center, with a varied account target base, I choose not to move forward with this position. The hiring manager was very open and honest in discussing the pros and cons of this position, along with the objectives to be met for success here, which I deeply respect him for. This seems like a no-nonsense, good company to work for.
Interview Question – How do you feel about making a minimum of 200 calls per day ? View Answer
Reason for Declining – When I was pointed out that there was a minimum expectation of 200 calls a day, I realized that this was based on call by the numbers, instead of a relationship building sales enviornment. If you have rapid dialing skills, this may be the right position for you. If you value building your sales skills and account relationships, I would consider other options.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BAO in June 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process went smoothly. I applied online, took an evaluation test, set up a phone interview, I received a call back to come in to the office for an interview. I interviewed with the talent manager, a team manager and a project manager. I also got to sit in and listen to a current employee who gave me a better insight to the job. I then met with everyone again and had a more detailed discussion about the job. That day I had received an email with an offer.
Interview Question – How do you plan to be successful here? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BAO in May 2012.
Interview Details –
The interviewing process was relatively easy:
My first interview I had met the HR Manager of Talent on campus for about 30 minutes.
BAO held a student-employeer dinner where we could ask previous co-op employees questions about their experiences, what they liked, and what they had learned.
HR Manager of Talent called me into the Andover office to get a feel for the work environment, had me meet with a few managers, and to sit with employees to observe them at work.
My final interview was conducted with the GM / VP, where we discussed the nature of the business and what my new role in the company would be.
Interview Question – What were some of the biggest problems you've encountered in the workforce, and how did you overcome them? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BAO in May 2012.
Interview Details – Interviewed with many staff members from Manager to President of the company
Reason for Declining – Not a lucrative offer and limited benefits package
People & culture
Learning new things
Proximity to major highways
Company is well known within demand generation and marketing circles – Full Review
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