Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at British Columbia Lottery
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- Manager, Data Centre (1)
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at British Columbia Lottery (Kamloops, BC (Canada)) in November 2014.
Probably because the position was open for quite some time or, because I was exceptionally good (hard to believe) - I had a overall great experience.
I had a initial telephonic interview by HR to ensure that I was fit for the opening and I'd say, it was quite decent round of filtering (unlike typical HR questions).
I was then setup for an interview with the hiring manager and test manager - which took about 1 hour. Quite relevant questions and very friendly atmosphere. At the end of the interview, I was quite confident that I managed to impress them (but, it aint over till the fat lady sings..).
I cant remember exactly - but the HR came back quite early that they were quite interested and would like to invite me for another round of interview - with peers. This was not an interview - just like a pre-job icebreaker. Pleasent experience.
I got an offer almost immediately - but the screening process takes a while.
- I worked on building web services before applying. So, a lot of questions were around that and didnt find it difficult. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at British Columbia Lottery.
submitted my resume directly to the company. Had a phone interview with around 3-4 persons. Questions asked focused mainly on past projects and work done for past clients.
Interviewees were very friendly and approachable.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at British Columbia Lottery (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in July 2013.
Basic phone interview. Then 1+ hour in person interview. 2nd interview of 2 hours consisting of interview process and case study
- Standard questions. Case study was basic sales year over year analysis but was done by calculator taking up most of the 1 hour time 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at British Columbia Lottery (Richmond, BC (Canada)) in April 2010.
Contacted by Staffing Agency that found my resume on Monster.ca. Completed interview with Staffing Agency and within a week, interviewed with client. Waited almost a month and a few changes in the job description before receiving the position as they were exercising their options.
- What languages am I familiar with and how comfortable am I at modifying code? 2 Answers
Because of the change in the job description and additional responsibilities, a higher hourly rate was requested due to these changes. We agreed at the halfway point for the increase.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at British Columbia Lottery (Kamloops, BC (Canada)) in July 2009.
Slow moving organization that took a long time to contact me after applying. Initial telephone to short list with a panel using a scripted interview. Once short listed, company payed transportation costs to Kamloops. Interview consisted of another panel interview with Director, HR and another group's rep.
Following interview I was given a tour of the organization and the work site. Left to meet with current manager (moving to a new role) and some staff. After this I had a more intimate discussion and lunch with the director. Very positive.
No follow up from company whether I received the role. Later discovered that they reposted the position to find a better fit.
- If you were successful in this role how would you deal with an employee who also competed for the position and was unsuccessful. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at British Columbia Lottery (Richmond, BC (Canada)) in February 2009.
They were very slow in the selection and interview process. It would be weeks between contacts. They were very concerned about if I was ready to work for a crown corporation. The Director I interviewed with was very into herself.
- How would you deal working in company that not only had competitive pressures but political ones as well? Answer Question
Slow and very stuck on these salary ranges that people fell into.
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