I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Benefitfocus.
Interview Details – had initial interview, went well. have not received any clear direction or information on my candidacy from hiring manager
Interview Question – none really too off normal Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Benefitfocus.
Interview Details – Called by internal recruiter for an interview. I had already spoken with a Sales Manager so it seemed more a formality when she called to set up the interview. We talked for about 10 minutes and then she proceeded to set up onsite interview. I went onsite about 1 week later and had 5 interviews. One of them was to be with the CEO but due to family emergency, the interview didn't happen. All the interview were pretty straight forward. It was more relationship type of interviews and a few hard questions. Probably the toughest came from the Sales Leadership that challenged me as to why I wanted to work for Benefitfocus.
Interview Question –
Actually a comment: "things constantly change here. If you are not comfortable with change, then you might not enjoying working here."
Also: Why do you want to work for Benefitfocus. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Formal offer and then letter via email. Then phone calls to negotiate. I negotiated the salary up plus a 6 month draw (non-recoverable). I tried to get stock options but was unsuccessful.
I applied online - interviewed at Benefitfocus in September 2013.
Interview Details – Having had done my research I knew to expect a very laid back interview. The people with whom I met were very professional but also down to earth. The interview lasted about 45 minutes. It was pretty much them explaining the position and the culture to me. They explained that although they like to have fun the work is long and hard. The questions were very typical. We reviewed my résumé and I answered their questions regarding my previous employment.
Interview Question – With your previous experience why would you want to work here? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Benefitfocus.
Interview Details – First was an initial screening interview by an uninformed HR representative. Next was a second interview by phone. Finally an in-person interview for which they had me prepare a fifteen minute presentation. When I got there only two of the four scheduled interviewers showed up and they said they did not want the presentation. To ask someone to spend two hours preparing a detailed slide presentation and then not even look at it and have only two people show to an interview was a waste of my time. After the interview I did not want to work there.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Just a waste of time Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Did not like people, atmosphere, or job. The big highlight that they stressed was the 25 cent coke machine.
I interviewed at Benefitfocus in August 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewed with a lot of people and it was not as stressful as other interviews I have been on.
Interview Question – Tell me your weaknesses and how they negatively affect your career Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Benefitfocus in July 2013.
Interview Details –
Hiring process appeared very standardized. At some points I felt the hiring process was "over the top" with hops, although at the time these steps appeared very relevant based on my experience and the level of position I believed I was begin considered for.
Interviewees were professional and casual - made the process seem very easy and stressful. Some steps, such as preparing a status update presentation, made sense, but I was a little surprised when I was recommended to use something I had created for a current employer. ( I declined and instead invested several hours in creating a mock project)
Interview Question – Questions were very standard, nothing too difficult to respond to. Questions were easily answered with basic project knowledge knowledge for an experienced PM Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
Offer not commensurate with experience or current pay scale, relocation assistance, originally discussed in pre-screening interview, was "no longer available" at time of offer, expectations for 24 offer deadline and relocation / start date within two weeks unrealistic.
Final thoughts were the position salary limitations and lack of other on-boarding benefits were known at time of pre-screening but held back during interview process. End result, I felt as though I had wasted my time and the time of the companies interview personnel as they could not meet my minimum employment requirements.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Benefitfocus in July 2013.
Interview Details – One recruiter phone screen followed by a phone interview with the manager. Final step was in person interview/presentation with the manager and the vp of sales.
Interview Question – Knowing what/how to prepare for the final presentation. Keep it simple. Less is more. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Straightforward. Not much room to negotiate.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Benefitfocus in June 2013.
Interview Details –
This is the strangest and least professional place I've ever interviewed.
I submitted my resume on March 22, and got a phone interview scheduled for March 29. The first phone interview was only with HR and they scheduled a time for me to interview for an unlisted Django Developer position in the creative department, since I was one of the few applicants to have Django experience. The first 2 phone interviews went fine, and covered very little technical ground. I was then asked to come visit for an in person interview on April 3.
The first in person interview went well, and they asked general technical and personality questions, but nothing on Django or web development in specific. We went out to lunch and then walked around the different offices a bit before I left. I was told that it may be a while before I heard back, and it wasn't until May 17 that they had me back for a second interview.
This second interview was the strangest and least professional interview I've ever been on. It began with a few people from creative services asking me if I could make this feature or that feature on a page, but not asking any technical details about it. Then they invited in a few other team members and had them ask absolutely inappropriate questions like whether I have a cat, what my favorite peanutbutter is, and what I would ask Jesus if I met him.
Then there was a 1 hour interview with a couple of programmers who didn't ask any terribly technical questions and just seemed to be asking whether or not I knew the system they had developed (which isn't possible considering I've never worked there). Then they left 15 minutes early and we all went to lunch.
At lunch one of them said something to the effect of "well, at least we got a free lunch out of it".
I really wanted the job, but I've never been on such an unprofessional interview. They wasted my time TWICE and didn't even bother to call me or email me personally to tell me they weren't interested in hiring me. If you get asked back, don't waste your time.
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Benefitfocus.
Interview Details –
Initial interview conducted over the phone... went well and was immediately scheduled for on site interview.
On site, office looks great, open and comfortable.... nice concept, casual...
Interview Question – Nothing really difficult if you have a lot of experience because you know pretty much the answers especially if you have gone through a lot of projects and industry did consulting work. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Offered really low salary even if you are senior or has more than 10 yrs experience... recruiting company who presented didn't even help... they want you to accept low salary... Eventually I decided to lower the salary I was asking but they couldn't even give an answer... I waited for more than 2 weeks no answer. I decided then to pull out my application because I can't wait for forever
Pros: Open environment at least in terms of the floor plan – Full Review
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