Bluestem Brands Interview Questions & Reviews in Eden Prairie, MN
Getting an Interview
Marketing Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bluestem Brands in December 2010.
Interview Details – Was brought in for an in person interview for three different positions. Was then brought back for a second interview for two of them. Earned both positions, but was told which one to take based on the current needs of the company.
Negotiation Details – There was not much of a negotiating phase
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Bluestem Brands in February 2014.
Interview Details – I originally had a phone interview which led into a person-to-person interview. The interview at BlueStem lasted about two hours and I met with different groups of people: marketing, sales, operations. They did a log of the talking which surprised me. They were all very nice people to talk to. I then had a final breakfast interview after I made it into the final three individuals.
Interview Question – Nothing unique really stands out for me. Answer Question
Marketing Analyst, ECommerce Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Bluestem Brands in February 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for the job in mid-December. I received a call shortly thereafter wanting to schedule a phone interview. I had that phone interview the day after Christmas. It was a fairly standard interview with an HR staffer.
I heard back after a couple of weeks, letting me know that I was selected for an in-person interview. I met with the hiring manager and the director of the department. These interviews went well, so I was called back in mid-February for a second interview, where I met with two other marketing employees. I really had a good conversation with one of them in particular.
I did not hear back at the time I expected followup, so I called the hiring manager. I found I did not get the job, but they were looking to see if they could add me in another role. This did not turn out as well. That being said, it was still a positive experience as I look for the right job for me.
Interview Question – What was a situation where you had to deal with a difficult person? Answer Question
Creative Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bluestem Brands.
Interview Details – Several sets of interviews that included human resources, peers, managers and higher level leadership. I was asked many questions about my experience, how I handled situations in my previous employment and how I would handle them here. We talked at length about the culture here. We went through my portolio in detail. The people interviewing me seemed really eager and enthusiastic to talk to me and all seemed to genuinely like the company.
Interview Question – I was asked about a time when I had to deliver bad news to someone, and how I handled it. That kind of threw me. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a tiny bit. They have awesome benefits, so I didn't feel like I really needed to.
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bluestem Brands in July 2011.
Interview Details – Basic programming questions, strengths and qualifications. Straight forward and easy. Laid back company so laid back interviews.
Interview Question – Describe your weaknesses. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations.
Marketing Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bluestem Brands in March 2012.
Interview Details – The hiring process was very efficient and smooth. After applying you are contacted for a phone interview if they are interested in you. After that I was contacted to come in for a face-to-face interview with a few people in the company and was later called back for a final interview with yet a few more people in the company. They are a results-oriented and analytical company so be ready for some analytical-type interview questions. Overall HR was very prompt and flexible when scheduling the interviews and everything was very well organized. They were friendly, welcoming, and professional throughout the whole process. I was impressed!
Interview Question – Not needing an exact answer, but being more concered about how you come up with the answer to this question, how many McDonald's do you think there are in the U.S.? View Answer