COMFORCE Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Recruiter Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at COMFORCE.
Interview Details – I was contacted via phone and had a phone interview and was then invited to meet with the director/hiring manager. We met and it went great, I was told then that I could be seen effectively doing the job and being excellent at it with my previous work experience and personal drive/ambitions/goals. I was then invited to 'part 2' where I'd meet the team. That part was not an interview but before I left I was asked my opinion, as in what did I think because they really seemed to want to bring me on-board. I told them I look forward to proceeding to next steps.
Well, I never heard back from them. I finally got a hold of them maybe 2 weeks later and was told that after consulting with the person who phone interviewed me (which I'd passed), that my previous work experience in their opinion would not enable me to fare well with the company and be successful, and thus they were no longer considering me. This was really confusing to me, because they knew all this beforehand via my resume and was excited/displayed full attention and enthusiasm throughout my process except the end where I was told I wasn't chosen.
How could I (1) be contacted by phone, (2) do a phone interview, (3) do an in-person interview, and then (4) meet the team on a different day....and the end result/answer be that I'm not chosen because of my previous work experience. They hadn't asked for references nor done a background check or anything by that time. But, that was my experience. I feel it was a waste of time, honestly - doing the phone interview, in-person interview, and 'interview' where I met the team. I knew it all sounded too good to be true, because in the end I really wanted a shot with the Company and I know I would have been great!
Interview Question – Average interview Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Embedded Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at COMFORCE in September 2011.
Interview Details – The initial contact was via phone. I met my recruiter about 2 minutes before I was to interview at the hiring company, just outside the building. The recruiter had given me no advise or help or any information of any kind regarding the job I was to be interviewing for. If I had not worked at the company previously I would not have known anything about the position I was to be interviewing for. But since I had worked there previously, I did know something about the group I was interviewing with.
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at COMFORCE in March 2010.
Interview Details – I was first interviewed on phone for about 1-1.5 hours, by hiring manager. That went OK.
Then I had face-to-face interview, where I had chance to meet hiring manager, director, and CIO. Technical part of interview went fine. The problem came with the attitude and expectation of upper management. I was told that we expect our employees to work around 11-12 hours (with no overtime or bonus given for that) a day and there are approaching deadlines. When I asked about flexibility to be able to work from home, I was told with not so nice face expression that we do not allow working from home every now and then. Thats OK, but come ON,do they really want employee to sit and be in office everyday for 11-12 hours, where is the family life then?
After that when I got there offer, it was not good at all in comparison of there expectations from employees.
Interview Question – did not experience any difficult technical or other question. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – company has below average health insurance plan, very few holidays, no-flexibility what-so-ever. The overall culture of upper management is, you work for us on our condition.
Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at COMFORCE in October 2010.
Interview Details – Met with the company who discussed the position. Then was called to the client site and interviewed wih the client in person. 5 people interviewed me.