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Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone call, then on site interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Product Manager Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing was conducted in a professional way and hiring process seemed really smooth. 8 interviews in a panel interview fashion, nothing too difficult. People were quite friendly. But this lasted only until they gave the offer. One of the worst experiences negotiating an offer. All they throw at you in every email are the details of the benefits which you get at every other firm. Thats it, nothing else. HR will lowball you to an extent that you will feel totally surprised and annoyed.

    Inspite of acknowledging the expectation during the informational interview, they changed the role's level midway through the process without prior intimation and lowered the salary range. They don't even believe in making a counter offer in spite of the fact that you have another offer that pays far better than them. I felt it was a waste of time going through all the process.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Lowball offer

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Technical Support Representative Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    I showed up on the wrong day. Cobalt still found time to interview me that day, and I got the job! They made no big deal about my error.

    Negotiation Details
    I probably should have negotiated for a higher hourly. I accepted what they offered as I wanted to join this company
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PowerSEO Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed in January, wasn't hired til September, Way too long.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I submit the resume in the college career fair and later receive an email from hr. After talking hr for a few questions, I was arranged an on site. On site includes two phase, no difficult questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Account Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I wanted to submit information in another area and was requested to add additional information that I am not prepared to present since I have been with the company for awhile. I do not wish to publish incorrect information so I would prefer to not place information regarding the hiring and interview process

    Negotiation Details
    pretty one sided
    Accepted Offer
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    Digital Advertising Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    The process took at least 4 months. I was contacted by one recruited pretty much telling me that I would be a good candidate for the position. Cobalt was moving to Detroit and was looking to hire for the Digital Advertising. It sounded like a great opportunity and I was pretty excited. She past my resume along to another recruiter which took him a whole month to contact me. The guy asked me a couple a questions, but really seemed nervous and not sure of himself. After the interview I was sent an assessment exam. It took another 5 weeks before I was contacted again. The second interviewer was great. He knew a lot about the company and asked great questions and gave me great information about the company. After the 2nd interview it took another 6 weeks for the group interview. The day of the interview I received a call 15 mins prior stating that everyone was sick who I was scheduled to interview with. I thought that was pretty weird but I rescheduled. I finally had my group phone interview 3 days later. The interview was with 4 people. The first set of interviewers asked questions about my skill set and certifications. The second interviewers did not really ask me any questions. It was very awkward. After the interviews I was called by the recruiter pretty much telling me that they were interested in me but was not ready to move forward until after thanksgiving which was a month out. I thought that was weird but they were a company moving to Detroit which I understood could take time. With the recruiter pretty much verbally saying had the job I was confident until a week later I get an email saying that they were going with another candidate. I emailed him back asking him what went wrong but never received an email back.

    This was the worse experience I have ever had interviewing. Detroit has a very slim market for jobs and to be played with in this matter was totally unprofessional. If this how Cobalt operates stay in Seattle we don't want you in our city.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were not difficult. If you know digital advertising primarily Adwords you will be fine.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    PowerSEO Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cobalt.

    Interview Details

    About 4 interviews over a two month span. I did them over the phone, wasn't anything too difficult.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cobalt in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me and gave me on site interview. Interviewers were very nice. The whole interview process gave me a good experience. All questions were normal and they didn't ask anything special.

    Interview Questions
    • 5 people interviewed me. All of them asked questions about my resume. 1 of them asked a programming question and 2 of them asked questions to write SQL queries.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Cobalt in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I met some Cobalt employees at a College Career Fair, then I believe I had a brief (30mins or 1hr) interview with them on campus and was invited on-site for technical interviews. At the career fair, one would typically drop off their resume and hope to hear back, however they liked mine so much I scheduled my on campus interview right there. Between the initial interview and the technical interviews the recruiter was constantly in touch with me. I had two technical interviews on-site, each an hour long and each with two software engineers.

    The interview process was typical, so if you're preparing for other technical interviews then you probably won't need to go out of your way to prepare for Cobalt's interviews. The hiring process however, was a bit frustrating. The pre-employment drug screening and background check seemed excessive compared to other software companies in the same geographic market, however now that I've started work, I'm very happy to be here.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical software engineering interview questions. If you paid attention in school and prepare for the interviews by practicing coding questions online, you will be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The application asked what my desired salary was, so I listed it and when I was offered the job, the base salary was exactly what I'd asked for. I was happy with the amount so did not attempt to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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