Charles River Development Interview Questions

Updated Apr 1, 2015
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    Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development (Boston, MA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I have previous experience working with CRD, and decided to reach out and apply for the IM position. After extensive discussion with the recruiter, and an in person interview with 4 employees - I felt they had the opportunity to get to know me very well as a person/potential employee. I was able to ask adequate questions, and was satisfied with the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Since you are speaking with members of the team that are above your level coming in, they truly test every strength and weakness. By far the most difficult was the analytical test at the end of the interview.   Answer Question
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    RM Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Be prepared to discuss Capital Markets, past clients, and somehow elaborate how you're technical, because the CEO only wants techy folks these days.

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    Product Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Very quick and organized processes

    Interview Questions

    • solving technical questions on the board, but mostly it is practical questions which is must known   Answer Question
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    Product Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Pretty standard interview process with one round of interviews including an exam.

    Negotiation

    Offer was put on the table with no negotiating available and accepted the offer regardless.

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    First phone interview. Then on site. 4 interviews, 1 analytic test and 1 writing test.
    HR was efficient and friendly, the interviews were arranged in an effective and convenient form. The interviews were conducted in a casual manner, which were mixed with technical and behavioral questions. The interviewers are nice but a bit unprofessional. Just one of them remembered to bring a business card.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    I contacted a corporate recruiter at CRD through LinkedIn. After the initial conversation she was able to quickly set up a phone screening with a software engineer the group I was applying to. The phone screening questions were tough but relevant to the job description.

    After the phone screening CRD set up an interview in their offices with several other software engineers and managers. A lot of technical (software related) and a few statistics questions. Logical reasoning test at the end. All of the people I interacted with (HR, engineers, managers) were very nice and friendly.

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    Reasons for Declining

    My company went out of business very suddenly and I panicked a bit and submitted my resume to way too many companies. At some point had three offers. Decided to choose another company based on my long term career goals and skill set being better aligned with the other position but CRD's offer and benefits were very competitive. Would definitely consider the company in my next job search.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Charles River Development (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    several phone screens, then in person interview with hiring manager, and then a follow up session with senior mgmt who make extra effort to discourage one from joining the firm. There is fine line between vetting and discouraging but i suspect Charles River crosses it often. One of their MD was completely unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • several scenario questions...."what would you do if ...happens"
      based on the questions, it seemed as if the firm has issues with its clients otherwise they should be at Harvard providing case study examples. Something is clearly worng at this place.
       
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    Reasons for Declining

    got the sense that they are full of themselves, and sr mgmt leadership was weak. Other mgmrs strong but with weak mgmt (MD level), can't imagine they have a bright future.

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    Software Engineer Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Charles River Development (Burlington, MA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    HR contacted me offering me the interview after reviewing my resume. I met with 3 people, the Principle Software Engineer, the Technical Team Lead, and the Director of Engineering. The first person asked me many technical questions about c#, Java, and SQL database stuff. The other two were mostly behavioral. In the end, they had me take a 13 question analytical test (read a paragraph, answer questions). They were very hospitable and constantly checked in if I needed to use the bathroom or get a drink. Everything took about 3 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a delegate? What is a method pointer? Given these two tables, design an inner join on columns A and B, etc... Given this certain card game in Java, what are the objects that will be needed?   Answer Question
    • What is the hardest problem you had to solve in the past year? Describe your ideal job.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Charles River Development (Boston, MA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Met with 4 different teams, had a tech test. Had to sign NDA.

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    Implementation Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Charles River Development in January 2012.

    Interview

    Generic, met with the hiring manager. Asked about my experiences, and showcase how you can add value. Hiring manager gave preview of the job, and what it entails and listed out all the challenges associated with the position. Second interview was with the Director, similar approach was given an overview of career growth. Questions were typically geared towards problem solving, and your perception of the requirement of a consultant.

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 Current Product Manager in Boston, MA

Pros: “Smart people, relaxed environment (compared to GS, CS, BAML, etc). Company benefits are good and the pay is acceptable for the location. Founder takes a long view of the company, and…” Full Review

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