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No Offer – Interviewed in Hoffman Estates, IL May 2009 – Reviewed Nov 13, 2009
Interview Details – Recruiter called and said I have been selected for a group interview. Group interview consisted of 8 seekers and three managers. One manager was held up, so we waited while the other did small talk. Thought the time could have been used better to tell about the company or culture. Each manager took a turn asking a question around the table. If you were last asked, all the "answers" had been said. Seemed rushed and uncomfortable. This technique did not allow for any conversation, and don't feel like the managers got a chance to get to know you. The position was not presented well, managers harped on the negatives (Saturdays, heavy workload).
Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you messed up, how you told your boss and what you did to fix it. View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2010 – Reviewed Mar 9, 2010
Interview Details – I had an initial phone screen that was very typical, then went for 3 one on one interviews. The first person seemed very set in their way not flexible, the second was very disorganized and the third person I spoke with was very open, intelligent and honest.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had to deliver disappointing news to a manager. How did it go and what was the outcome? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Schaumburg, IL Feb 2010 – Reviewed Dec 27, 2011
Interview Details – It took me approximately one month to hear back from the company after I submitted my application. I was first interview by the company's recruiter. It took me about a week to get a send face to face interview. I was interview by a group of four people. The person in charge of company's technology was very knowledgeable while the others asked irrelevant questions because they were not experts in the field. Overall, the interview went well.
Interview Question – What did you dislike about your previous job? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Downers Grove, IL – Reviewed Dec 3, 2012
Interview Details –
The interview was conducted in the actual office setting that you would work. Typically the Director of a team would meet you face to face at the receptionist's desk and take you to their office and complete the interview one on one or with another member of the workforce.
The initial hiring phase was completed through a staffing company. The staffing company worked diligently to ensure you were interviewed, that's their role.
Interview Question – My interviewer ended up being my first Director, so it was a nice experience to be interviewed by the same person that I would end up working under. A lot of people did not have the same experience, however, I believe the company has a basic rubric for questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiations were open, but I was more than satisfied with just getting hired!
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Schaumburg, IL Nov 2010 – Reviewed Apr 17, 2013
Interview Details – The interview process was pretty standard. I filled out the application that morning and a call back that afternoon. I had a telephone interview to initiate the process the same day. Then I scheduled the interview a few days later and was told they had to think it over. On my way to another interview, I received a phone call for a few follow up questions and was offered the position. I met with one of the Directors of Student Finance. She was very welcoming, yet stern but overall it was a great experience.
Interview Question – The most challenging question of course, " Why should we hire you?" Just answer honestly, voice your strengths, remain confident and one will be fine. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Schaumburg, IL Jun 2012 – Reviewed May 24, 2013
Interview Details – Initial contact from the recruiter was great! Interview process was good, quite pleasant. No questions out of left field. All of the hiring managers seemed to be knowledgeable about the position and the requirements. The interview process started with phone screen, then phone interview with the hiring manager, before a face-to face interview with leadership.
Interview Question – Do you have a copy of your resume? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary negotiation was not difficult at all. They seemed to recognize the position needed to pay well to align my experience and credentials.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Schaumburg, IL Oct 2012 – Reviewed Mar 21, 2013
Interview Details – I was actually hired through a temp agency, I had to interview with them before going to the company. Once I got my interview with CEC the manager asked behavioral questions. I had to do a fake call, since it is a call center position. That required reading the script that has to be said during each call. Over all the process was not bad, but that also depends on which manager you interview with, so I heard.
Interview Question – There was none. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I accepted another position.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2011 – Reviewed Oct 3, 2011
Interview Details – One day after sending in my resume, I was called by a recruiter in HR for a quick interview. Two days later, I was interviewed by the hiring manager, and then I talked to the VP for a few minutes. They offered a position 2 days later.
Interview Question – Why was I looking for another position. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Was only able to incease the offer by 5%.
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