City of Grand Rapids
City of Grand Rapids Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
IT&S Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at City of Grand Rapids in November 2010.
Interview Details – applied online, took forever to hear from them. They set up a panel interview, then a second level panel interview. After that, they made an offer. Negotiated some and set a start date.
Pretty straight forward process. Run of the mill questions. Behavioural mostly. One case study (e.g. look at this data, tell us what you would do to improve it).
Interview Question – I was suprised by the case study question. View Answer
Negotiation Details – pretty basic, little room to negotiate
Office Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at City of Grand Rapids in February 2008.
Interview Details – Call from department supervisor or HR to set upinterview, casual interview, full physical exam (medical, eyes, drug test,etc.), background check, and finally a long wait (one to four weeks or more) until you get through the Human Resource Department and offered the job if it has not already been taken by an internal employee.
Interview Question – What are your best qualities? Answer Question
Information Systems Coordinator Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at City of Grand Rapids
Interview Details – Receive call for an interview a few weeks after applying, interviewed once with quite a large panel, received an offer a couple weeks later. Interview was pretty standard, project questions, IT questions, some development questions.
Interview Question – Specific questions about systems they use. Answered 'no' a lot. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – minimal negotiations, union environment