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Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Quick process, I found out why later. A recruiter contacted me, asked a couple of questions, and made sure I understood what the pay and commute looked like. Then I had a 1:1 phone call with the hiring manager. This was more of a "this is what we do, are you interested?" chat than a true interview. I was obviously overqualified. I ended up being invited onsite and spoke to 5 different groups of people. I got asked mostly SQL questions. These folks were clearly not aware of what the other people was asking and there was lot's of repeated questions. I learned that nobody on that team had been there for more than 3 months. I turned out this position, described as a quasi Data Science position, was really a junior analyst position, focused on extracting data and creating reports. The pay was good for this type of role, but people move on as soon as something more challenging presents itself. They are pretty much continuously filling the same positions.

    Interview Questions
    • A SQL query that required a not super straightforward subquery solution.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was overqualified and would have had to do things I was doing 10 years ago.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Digital Solutions Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cobalt in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sr. Management and HR need to retrain and school hiring mangers to treat interviewee's with consideration, professionalism and class. Do not tell an interviewee you will call them as to "next steps" in the process and not follow through. I understand the job market is a buyers market and the position demand is high. Do not be so weak and even lame to not return phone calls or text messages, especially after driving 2-4 hours to an interview. Think about it. It says a lot about your company. A word to the wise for future candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • "Now, when I call you I want to hear some growth between SEO and Organic"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    SEO Specialist II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted and interviewed by a recruiter. I was then given a skills test to be judged by management. After passing that I was interviewed in person by two of the team supervisors and department manager. After that I was offered a position and then handed off to an ADP hiring manager or specialist who processed my background check. Total process took 4 to 5 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    If they make an offer, be a stickler on your asking price.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Acct Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    long. But that's because they want to make sure its the right fix. Want to maintain the culture. If they like you while interviewing that's half the battle.

    Negotiation Details
    not a lot of negotiation for pay. They make an offer and tell you what the pay is. No room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business Intelligence Analyst II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Basic process is: Phone screen then in-person interview with various members of the team I was to be working with.
    The hardest part was the background check. That takes about a month on average, and there was some problems verifying my information which made it take longer than I would like. It all worked out in the end.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I did not need to negotiate. I had a salary in mind, and they exceeded it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Account Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cobalt in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had phone screen then in person interview. They asked basic interview questions.Interview wasn't hard if you know what you have done in the past. There really wasnt any question that they asked that was difficult or unexpected. All the questions they asked me I had answers to.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Digital Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Cobalt in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the recruiter initially, about a week after I applied. I was then put in touch of the Account Director, who contacted me by phone. After about a week, I then met with a regional account director in my region, for an in person interview. The interview went very well. After waiting for two more weeks, I was the asked to speak with the Account Manager sitting in the Seattle offices. The AM was very nice, yet had no idea why I would be speaking with her, since I had already spoken with her boss and the regional account director.

    Overall the process took 6 weeks. The people I spoke with were very nice, yet the process was confusing and seemed to drag on unnecessarily.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were standard and straightforward. This role was heavy digital, so a lot of the in person questions were geared to digital/interactive.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    SEO Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    The interview started with 1st tier recruiter which contacted me. That process was done by phone and took 20 minutes. At the end of the conversation I was scheduled with the 2nd tier recruiter for a week later. That discussion lasted about 45 minutes. About 10 days later I received a skills and personality test. My face to face interview took place with one local Manager and a Manager via conference call. Thirty minutes later there was a meeting with two more Managers and then the final conversation with the Senior Manager.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  10.  

    PowerSEO Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the job. I heard back from the recruiter a month later. I had a phone screen with her a week later. Then I did a phone interview with the two managers one week apart. Then I was offered a job.

    Interview Questions
    • I honestly can't remember any. They were very typical questions of a SEO job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate relocation, but not salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Account Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Typical corporate interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Negotiate a large starting salary - promotions are based on percentages.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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