I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cobalt in May 2013.
Interview Details – The process took a whlie (a month or 2 from start to finish) First a phone interview, then we did an online test (took an hour) then an in-person interview
Interview Question – When you made a mistake, how did you fix it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They gave me more than I asked
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in June 2011.
Interview Details – The phone interview was a basic screening with a recruitment specialist. I received the call pretty quickly after submission of my application (within a few days). This call was probably about 15 minutes and they did ask me what salary I was looking for, so that's something to be prepared for.
I was then requested to take a personality/IQ test. I think they said it would take 20 minutes... but it was more like an hour+. There's math on there, so you might want to brush up a bit if it's been a while. Calculators are not allowed and I think part of what they are measuring is honesty. This test is a pain but I'm glad that people have to take it as it does help considerably with company culture.
After they reviewed my personality/IQ test, I received a call to set up an in-office interview. The view is beautiful if you are coming on a sunny day in particular. It was a Friday and associates were lined up for Cheer30 - free food and social time. This gave me a pretty good feel for the company culture. My interview started with two people and then a 3rd replaced them. Most of the questions were similar so you may need to repeat yourself a bit but all in all I think it went well. They are really looking for people who are a fit for the position and company culture, so be natural but professional and it will be best for everyone. Most questions are behavioral in nature so be prepared with lots of examples of your work and thinking process.
Following the successful interview I had to have a drug test (required for everyone) and they ran my background check. The background check is pretty detailed, particularly when it comes to work history. I believe they gave me an offer before running these things but it was contingent on their success.
Interview Question – Tell us about a time when you had too much to do and were working on a deadline. How did you handle it? View Answer
Negotiation Details – The pay they offered me was on the high end of my requested salary, so I did not negotiate.
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in April 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was lengthy. First there was a phone interview. Next was an in-person interview with a team of four managers, one of which was on the phone with us in a conference room. Interview questions in both cases were primarily concerning technical expertise, customer service and phone skills, and previous related experience. After the interview there was a call monitoring visit where I sat with another Client Technical Analyst and observed them for an hour.
Interview Question – I did not find any questions to be difficult or unexpected. They all pertained to experience and expertise. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Don't expect a lot of wiggle room. They seem to have a take it or leave it attitude by and large.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed 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
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 9 months - interviewed at Cobalt.
Interview Details – Interviewed in January, wasn't hired til September, Way too long.
Interview Question – Can't remember. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Cobalt in December 2011.
Interview Details – 2 phone interviews (initial screening interview and with the VP of Sales), 1 face to face interview with the Director of Sales
Interview Question – When I was asked to role play with the VP of Sales. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There is a set salary schedule based on the geographical territory
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in August 2013.
Interview Details – Great communications with the recruiter from start to finish. Reached out several times to check in. Had great interaction with the manager and her partner. Was a lengthy interview process and took quite a long time to finish. HIring process with a little difficult as well because was unable to make a smooth transition.
Interview Question – Most questions were common and expected... nothing really difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in October 2011.
Interview Details – Started as a contractor with cobalt 3 months before the interview. It took quite a bit of time from initially submitting resume to the interview time frame.
Interview Question – Honestly there are not many difficult questions in the interview process. It's more important to show enthusiasm and competence in the position. Those who are intimidated by the interview process may find difficulty in this job role as it requires a significant amount of proactive communication. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very fast, honestly should have negotiated more.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cobalt in January 2013.
Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter. Two phone interviews prior to on-site. Phone interviews were about background, motivation, coding skills (coding exercise) and design. No algorithm questions. On-site was mainly on design, coding, background. Pretty positive overall. However the offer was not appealing but overall comp @Cobalt is low. Take it or leave it type of deal.
Interview Question – An offer that is lower than in the other companies. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Difficult to negotiate. Felt like take it or leave it type of deal. Advice would be to be persistent in negotiating.
Interviewed at Cobalt
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 Question – Write the code on white board. Answer Question
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