I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at CareerBuilder in October 2011.
Interview Details – Applied on their site around 11pm, received an email about a phone interview at 11:40pm the same night. Went through an initial phone interview with a hiring agent, and was passed along for a second phone interview. The second phone interview involved some problem solving, and general Software Engineering knowledge questions. Received a call later that day, asking for an in-person interview. Was flown down to Norcross, GA to interview with two teams for two potential positions. Spent around 5 or 6 hours at the offices, 2 hours of which was the interview, the rest were tours and lunch. Was contacted 2-3 days later with a job offer.
Interview Question – Take an input string and output the reverse of that string. May use any programming language. View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Was offered a salary amount I was happy with. Requested some financial assistance for the move to the Atlanta area, and they offered an initial bonus to help cover the costs of moving.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at CareerBuilder in July 2012.
Interview Details – Phone Interview: The recruiter was very direct with what the position entailed.
Job duties included: Job seeker assistance, client assistance, and sales / up-selling services.
Dress Attire: Business Casual.
Weekly Shift Schedule: M-F 8:30am-8:30pm for 4-6 weeks; then M-F 11am-8:30pm for 3 months, There was no definite answer to how long either of the shifts would last.
Salary: Base-$25,000 USD Annually + Commission with the potential to make $30K-$33K(No clarity on that figure).
I had to respectfully decline the position, due to the amount of hours expected to work with the lack of compensation. That is the same as making $12hr, but having to work an extra 4hrs a day compared to an 8-5 job. Which is more like working an extra month for free, or working for less than minimum wage, if you get stuck in the M-F 8:30am-8:30pm Shift.
Interview Question – I did get to the interview questions. Thankfully my interviewer was up front with the job details, so as to not waste any time. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I had to respectfully decline the position, due to the amount of hours expected to work with the lack of compensation. That is the same as making $12hr, but having to work an extra 4hrs a day compared to an 8-5 job. Which is more like working an extra month for free, or working for less than minimum wage, if you get stuck in the M-F 8:30am-8:30pm Shift.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at CareerBuilder in April 2011.
Interview Details – Technical questions started simple - from greatest sum of two adjacent integers in an array, to posing challenging real world problems that they are trying to solve at CareerBuilder.
Interview Question – The real world ones Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I told them the offers I got from other places I interviewed for, they made a competitive offer fairly quick.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CareerBuilder in May 2012.
Interview Details – Had 2-3 sit down and interactive interviews. Communication and follow ups were effective and they were prompt about getting back to me when they said they would. Met with a number of different managers to get a feel for each one and how they operate. Work culture and people seems very positive and young. Seems like a friendly and professional atmosphere.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at CareerBuilder in February 2012.
Interview Details – For a Contract position, the interview was very brief and consisted of less than 10 questions. Most questions were related to my understanding of the job description and my understanding of what it meant to be a Contract worker rather than a full-time employee. Contract positions aren't highly skilled or demanding, so the interview questions were basically designed to clarify my understanding of what I was getting myself into. Employee referrals go a long way at CareerBuilder, so most interviewers or hiring managers already know a lot about you before you ever talk with them. For this position in particular, the interview was more of a formality than anything critical.
Interview Question – Can you explain to me what it means to be considered a Contract employee? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation for this position. The wage rate was set, and there are no benefits offered to Contract workers. It may be possible to negotiate for full-time status in order to receive benefits, but the wage rate typically cannot be changed.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at CareerBuilder in January 2012.
Interview Details – Received a phone interview, I asked for feedback regarding my interview and got positive feedback but no call back.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at CareerBuilder in January 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was very unprofessional. I had a phone interview and the recruiter said she would get back to me through e-mail to let me know if I had an on-site interview or not. She told me to call her if I wanted to follow up. I called twice, left two voice mails and she just ignored them. It's sad that in this day and age, job seekers are treated like a herd of cattle. It surprises me that a company like CareerBuilder would treat job seekers this way. I am very disappointed with this company and I barely use their services nowadays.
Interview Question – Why did you choose accounting? View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
The process took 2 days - interviewed at CareerBuilder in February 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was awesome. They did not just test things I memorized but my intelligence. They asked me to solve 3 puzzle like programming questions. There were like 7 people in each of 3 sessions I was involved in. It seemed a bit much at first but later made me assure they indeed value who they select.
Interview Question – What is your weakness? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at CareerBuilder in November 2010.
Interview Details – I found the job posting online and was later contacted by email for a phone interview. The person on the phone was the director and asked me about my qualifications for the position, my depth of knowledge of social/market research methodologies, survey experience, and statistical experience. Then I was invited for an in-person interview with the Senior Director and she asked only a hand full of questions. She asked what I am not good at and want to improve and then answered my questions.
I received an offer a week later, signed a contract and started working right after they checked my education.
Overall it was a nice experience. I emailed the Director back and forth and he answered my questions quickly and thoroughly.
Interview Question – What is something you struggle with? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate my starting salary. I would advice others to negotiate firmly if there are other prospective job offers because CareerBuilder pays well below market. I was not offered a market rate for a consultant and the company in general pays very low to anyone not in sales.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CareerBuilder in July 2011.
Interview Details – First, I submitted my resume online. Next, I had a pleasant phone interview with the hiring manager who invited me in. I met with her and two potential direct reports and believed we had a great rapport. The culture seemed driven, highly-focused on measurement, but with a “work hard, play hard” mentality.
I was invited for a final interview, but had to complete a 5-part assignment with quantitative analysis, two writing assignments, etc. the Thursday evening before a holiday weekend. I spent most of the holiday working on the assignment, which seemed to require in-depth knowledge of the company. I did extensive research and even signed up for their services to try to gather knowledge, but still needed to make some assumptions.
During the final interview, I met with a potential peer (who seemed very impressed with my samples), three potential direct reports (two from the first meeting and a direct hire, relatively young team), another senior manager (who seemed so comfortable with me that we were talking about professors and common classmates by the end of the interview, given that we received our MBA from the same college, and a final discussion with the hiring manager where I presented the highlights from my assignment. Overall the process was great until I received a canned rejection letter. I couldn’t believe that I didn’t warrant a more personal letter after spending at least 22 hours of my life across multiple days. Even more insulting was the fact that I saw the position posted for weeks following the end of the process. I've been turned down for positions a few times in the past, but never in such an unprofessional way--especially so far into the process.
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