Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Burtch Works
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- Research Associate (1)
- Recruiting Associate/Marketing (1)
- Analytics Professional (1)
- Burtch Works Associate (1)
- Application Details
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Burtch Works.Interview Details
One of their associates sent me an email and asked if I am in the job market. After exchanging a few emails, she scheduled an interview with me and one of their executive recruiter.
The recruiter called me on time and it was all positive in the beginning. During the interview, she asked so many questions about my previous job and why I left that position. I almost felt like I am in the courtroom answering the questions of an attorney or a judge.
Once the question and answer session completed, she asked if I am open for relocation. I said yes and she mentioned about a position with a company in another state. Unfortunately, this was the only company I would never work for since I had serious issues with them as a customer in the past. I told her that I don't prefer to work for this company. Upon this response, she ended the phone interview promptly. Since then, I have never received any type of communication from them.
I was very surprised with this behavior, as I wasn't expecting this kind of treatment from a company who acts like professional.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- There was no technical or business related questions. The questions are mostly about the background and experience with the most recent company. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Burtch Works in August 2014.Interview Details
I applied to the position through my university's job page, and received an email within 3 days of submitting my resume/cover letter asking to set up a phone call. The call started promptly at the time it was scheduled for, and was a good experience overall. The interviewer asked me several questions about my academic, student leadership, and work experiences. The questions were straightforward, but detailed. The call lasted for about 30 minutes and ended with the promise of a quick response. I was scheduled for an in-person interview within a couple of days.
The in-person interview lasted for about 2 hours, and I spoke with 6 individuals. The questions were heavily focused on my past work experiences, organizational skills/practices, and ability to manage a heavy work load. Everyone I spoke with was very nice, and made sure to engage in a genuine personal conversation before digging into the more detailed questions. I was at ease during the entire process, and found it to be one of the most enjoyable interviews I have had.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
- I was interviewing for an entry level associate position, so the questions were straightforward, and had no real technical component. The interviewers were very engaged in the question asking, and answering. I was given several opportunities to clarify answer, which set a friendly tone to the interview. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Burtch Works.Interview Details
I applied online and the process took 4+ days. Interview questions were mostly based on my experience, skills and statistical software I am familiar with. There were several behavioral questions that were not difficult. I thought the interview went well, and I was told that there was a potential opportunity where my skills/experience seemed to fit, but I never heard back from them again.Interview Questions
No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
- Why are you interested in this position? Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Burtch Works in January 2012.Interview Details
I submitted my application via LinkedIn and received an email that they would like to schedule a phone interview. It was relatively easy to schedule a phone interview and find an available time slot. The phone interview asked the standard questions that were to be expected. I was asked to come for an onsite interview. I drove to Evanston, IL (a few hours away) and participated in an onsite interview with the same person I had done the phone interview with, another recruiter, and the managing director. The first two went well, I was asked similar questions by both.
My experience with the managing director was unpleasant. I was given the distinct impression that she did not like me right off the bat--for no concrete reason. She asked unnecessary questions about my personal life. I am assuming she wanted to gauge my personality, but was asking ineffective questions. She seemed hurried and too busy to be bothered with the interview. She was direct and told me I was tentative, and while I can appreciate constructive criticism, it was in the way that she said it that was rude. She ended an otherwise pleasant interview on with negative feelings. I thought it was very pretentious of her to tell me at the end of the interview that I should feel free to contact her and she would be happy to put me in contact with people that she knew at staffing agencies. She even went so far as to say that she found one of her Recruiter's through a staffing agency, one of the same recruiters who had interviewed me, who I had in fact asked about her career path and it did not include ever using a staffing agency.
I can understand that not every interview leads to a job offer and understand that, but this was one of those experience that 'stick with you.' I am sure I will remember this throughout my professional career and have considered it a lesson learned in that I hope to not to ever treat people in such a way.No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
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The interviewer seem not very interested in the interviewing process. The whole time she did not sound very excited at any of my response. She had only one follow-up question through out the interview. At the end she did not even ask me if I had any questions.Interview Questions
- what do you think about Chicago Answer Question
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