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    Senior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Callison Architecture.

    Interview Details

    On the same day that I was told by the head of Recruiting/HR that I was not a good fit, I received a call from another Recruiter wanting to schedule an interview. Talk about a company that lacks communication-- their offices are literally 10' away from each other. Despite the mixed message from the Callison recruiting team, I decided to pursue the interview process. Round one was a phone screen. Round two was in person with a Director of Design and a Director. Round three was a phone interview with a Principal, another Director, and a Project Manager. Then there was a lunch with the Principal and a Director. The process took over a month in total, but I finally accepted an offer and was named an Associate Principal after about a year... not too bad for someone who was originally told they were not a good fit! I've since learned that the Head of Recruiting/HR doesn't know what he's doing, so I'm not too offended by his original oversight.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty standard stuff. It was the multiple interviews that were tough. I'm use to a much quicker process.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Received what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Interior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Speedy Interviewing process, submitted and 4 days later I received a call to set up a phone interview. HR staff was very friendly and responsive. Interviewed over the phone with 3 design professionals who gave me the opportunity to ask many questions. My experience was not suiting to the position

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were based on my portfolio and the processes and involvement.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Interior Design Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Callison Architecture.

    Interview Details

    The overall experience was good. There was a short delay between my second interview and the offer. The person extending the offer didn't seem to be very excited about extending the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The first person I interview with, both over the phone and in-person was extremely friendly and easy to talk to. He left me with a great impression of the company. Once I got to the panel interview, I had a slightly different impression of the company as you might expect. A few of them seemed tired and overworked and one seemed distracted, possibly not happy to be there. She was the person who extended the offer to me. I don't recall any questions that seemed difficult or that made me pause to think hard in any of my interviews. They were the common typical questions I'd expected. I remember feeling relieved after the panel interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was pretty straightforward but I didn't ask for much at that point in my career.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Reception Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Callison Architecture in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview by potential coworkers

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Callison Architecture in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    emailed resume, was contacted by HR about 2 weeks later to set up initial phone interview, did first phone interview with 2-3 people, then about a week later did second phone interview with 2-3 people, a week later set up in person interview in seattle where i talked with 3-4 different people, gave a panel interview and presentation of work as well, about a week/two later was contacted by HR who gave me an offer letter of employment, which i accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • was asked how i felt about working a lot of extra hours.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they provided offer letter, and i accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Interior Design Staff I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Callison Architecture in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got 2 round interview with the design team. HR manager are good at contacting after the 1st interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Architectural Staff I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Callison Architecture in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume and portfolio through a friend who worked at the firm. Was given a call back about an interview. They set up the interview and I met with the department head and a project architect. We looked over my portfolio and made small talk. After the interview they contacted one of my references.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Architecture Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Callison Architecture in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by HR
    Went in for a panel interview
    Was contacted by HR again!
    Went in for a second round
    Was contacted by HR, finally an offer
    Accepted

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a design challenge and what you did to overcome it   View Answer
    • Explain your design philosophy and what influenced your approach   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No wiggle room
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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