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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Coach Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Charfen Institute.

    Interview Details

    Very comprehensive. I progressed through three rounds of interviews including a mock business coaching interview.

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary below my expectations

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Member Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Charfen Institute in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    They do a UA for cocaine and marijuana. Other than that, it's a pretty standard customer service/call center interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No surprises. They're looking for smart, they're looking for a body for 6 months.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You takes $10.58/hr or you keep looking for a job.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Charfen Institute.

    Interview Details

    Very unprofessional... came in and sat in the lobby filling out a DISC profile before anyone even said where the hiring manager was. He swoops in, we go to his office, where I have to try and interview with him while he eats a salad - it was as if he didn't even know I was coming in that day. Then he passes me to the girl who works for him, who decides an interview in the middle of one of their crowded rooms in front of everybody was appropriate. No one had any idea what they wanted to hire, what role, or why.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Charfen Institute in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    When submitting a resume they ask for a 250 word explanation on why you think you would be a good fit for the job in question. After submitting the resume and short answer, I was contacted almost immediately by a representative and a phone interview was scheduled.
    During the phone interview, you will be asked the traditional HR interview questions. They focus on questions that evaluate your skills, potential, and long term future goals within the company.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions asked by the recruiter were the typical HR questions such as:
      1. Tell me about yourself
      2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years
      3. What skills do you posses and how would you apply them in your job role
       
      Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Charfen Institute in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    First had a phone screen. I followed up with the recruiter who said they would be doing group interviews. They kept asking about the pay that I would be comfortable with. Filled out a personality survey prior to meeting with hiring manager. Asked if 8 to 5:30 works, which surprised me since the reviews stated long hours. The wages posted on here were surprising too, as I was told something else. Told me they had a no gossiping policy which I have to say, I have never heard of before. I can't imagine that that would be a bad thing, though. When I read the reviews, I thought that it might be better that they state up front if there are long hours or ??? I have companies that I want to work for that I *know* require long hours, but there are incentives that make up for it, so I would be going into it eyes wide open.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Solutions Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Charfen Institute in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied to become a business coach but in the end they hired me as a salesperson (better decision for me and the company). This took 2 months. It started with a phone interview, followed by three in-person interviews, and a final offer right after the third one.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me all about why I wanted to work there, what happened in the past, and your basic interview questions. No tough ones really.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Content Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Charfen Institute in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the job of Content Specialist and was sent a writing assignment (900 words about foreclosed real estate). A week later I received an email stating that they liked my writing sample and wanted to interview me. The following week, I took my portfolio to the Charfen offices and was given a "personality assessment" to fill out, along with a lengthy job application. After about 45 minutes, I was told that there were no offices available for my interview so the interviewer took me into the lobby and talked with me for about a half hour, asking the regular questions about my former jobs and why I wanted to work at Charfen. He ended the interview by saying that he would send me another assignment (this time a PowerPoint) in the next day or two. When I didn't receive it, I emailed the company and was told that the position had been given to someone who was already employed there.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Charfen Institute in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was flown in from out of state to meet with the CEO and his executives. They took care of everything and made it very easy for me. Flight, car, lunch, and dinner. I was treated with the utmost of respect and felt like an absolute VIP every step of the way. Initially there was not the correct position for me. The company executives stayed in contact with me and a few months later we met again on several occasions. The Charfen Institute was very deliberate in their hiring and I was very deliberate in my accepting. I know with certainty that both parties are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt we are a perfect fit. I see myself here 10+ years. Don't think the process will take this long for all people, but in my case I'm happy it did.

    Interview Questions
    • What will you do in the first 2 weeks to make an impact   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Event Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Charfen Institute in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    received a call from HR, asked to come in the next day. Took a personality test. interviewed with executive 1, then 2 , then CEO. went into a room to talk offers with HR. accepted. signed paperwork. The interviews are completely different. They want to know about you. be genuine.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be realistic. The company offers a profit share every month so it definitely pads your income. you can counteroffer but dont push it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Charfen Institute in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I initially received an email asking if I would be available for a phone interview by the VP of Ops. Within minutes of replying with a "Most definitely!" I received a phone call a few minutes later. The phone interview resulted in a interview a week or so later. The first interview was with the CEO, VP of Ops and the HR Associate. They explained the position requirements and conducted an in depth interview. I was asked to return the next day and interview with the Executive Leadership Team. There were at least 8 people in the interview at any one time but I was made to feel very comfortable. They explained how important it was to find a person that would fit the company in skill sets, personality and culture. This interview lasted over two hours and believe it or not, was a great time. The exchange of ideas and methodologies was lively and I felt very empowered to speak my mind freely. At the same time, the questions asked of me informed, tough, precise and definitely designed to dig deep.

    Interview Questions
    • What was I looking for in my life. What were my personal dreams and goals and how did they relate to my professional ones.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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