California Endowment Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Senior Administrative Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at California Endowment in March 2011.
Interview Details – There was immediate response to application and thorough communication on the status of the position. Interview was casual, informative, friendly. I was strongly advised that any inconsistencies found on resume and application with background checks would immediately disqualify me, which is normal, and I didn't have any. But just saying, don't even think about it! Second interview was setup immediately. Different interviewing style, more informative. Both interviews expressed their primary concern being personality and work ethic fit over qualifications, skills, and experience.
Interview Question – What is your response timing in terms of getting back to requests and phone calls from other people? Answer Question
Director Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at California Endowment in January 2009.
Interview Details – The process is inconsistent. While most place are focused on allowing the hiring department to determine whether candidates possess the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other attributes to be successful, TCE's process is based on personal connection. The process is neither focused on allowing you the ability to determine whether TCE offers the opportunities, facilities, colleagues, and other attributes necessary for their successful employment; nor, is it focused on having an effective interview process and to enhance the quality of the overall hiring process.
Negotiation Details – TCE is very rigid when it comes to negotiations . . . it used a staid formula that's loose based on market . . .