Computer Task Group
Computer Task Group Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Computer Task Group.
Interview Details – I had one interview with a local recruiter at Dunkin' Donuts (yes!) and two interviews with Project Director at client site. Questions were mostly about work ethic/commitment, technical skills, and problem-solving abilities.
Negotiation Details – I was unable to negotiate because salary was limited by grant funding and this was a "take it or leave it" offer. I was told I could renegotiate after the first assignment/grant ended but HR would not put that in writing because they keep their word. Renegotiation did not happen after repeated requests and meetings.
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Computer Task Group in June 2014.
Interview Details – Online application; phone and email contacts with recruiter. Changed my schedule to accommodate the demands of the recruiter for a specific time and day. No phone screen offered. I was told the client would promote from within if I did not interview right away. When reviewing tactics used here with a former coworker, he had a similar experience.
Interview Question – Knowledge of items listed in job description was specifically called out as work experience by interviewers. Recruiter said the knowledge was not found in the area, so did not need to be specific. There was a huge disconnect here; wasted interviewers time, my time and gas money. View Answer
Bilingual IT Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Computer Task Group in June 2011.
Interview Details – My first interview was with the Frontline Supervisor, a Bilingual Senior member to test my Spanish, and another lead. They held questions and seem to be content with my answers. Afterwards, I sat with the Bilingual senior member to listen to a few phone calls on what the job would be like. Overall, a great interview.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in five years? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the base rate of pay.
Managing Director Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Computer Task Group.
Interview Details – Informal. Several casual meetings, that first started as simple networking get togethers. After the second one, they expressed interest in having me join them. That was never my intent, but sometimes these things happen.
Interview Question – Nothing really difficult. A few were conceptual in nature. Such as what's the next big thing? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Projected themselves as flexible and accommodating, but behavior was rigid and unyielding. Heavily specified, but difficult-to-measure criteria for payout of bonus. Higher than desired component of compensation was "at risk."
Very Easy Interview
EDI Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Computer Task Group in April 2013.
Interview Details – I was hired without much fuss in the interview process. Essentially they asked me if I was qualified and I was and they offered me $ that I could not refuse. Every interchange with the staff at CTG and the company I am farmed out to has been both professional and friendly. In fact, I'm more comfortable with both the people at CTG and the hiring company than I am with other people I've worked with for years.
Interview Question – My position is not technical so the questions were not technical and I knew more about EDI than the person interviewing me or anyone currently on their staff so I didn't get asked much other than if I was qualified and if I wanted the job. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The person interviewing me asked me what rate I was looking for. I gave my usual reply, that i would listen to what they were offering. And they said, "Oh why am I [the interviewer] making this complicated? The pay is.." and they told me the pay, which was good pay.
Very Easy Interview
Technical Writer Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Computer Task Group in March 2011.
Interview Details – The hiring process was quick and efficient. They called me. The initial interview was by phone. They asked to see me. I drove to Boulder and answered their questions, making it very clear that I had just graduated with my B.Sc. in Tech Comm. They seemed unconcerned.
The next interview was with CTG’s client, Ricoh InfoPrint. The interview went well. I stressed that I was still a newbie and would probably need at least a six-month learning curve, if not longer. They said no problem. I was hired that day and started a week later.
All in all, the process took about two weeks.
Interview Question – I do not recall a difficult or unexpected question. They were straightforward, asking questions about knowledge, skills, and abilities rather than the usual "Where do you see yourself in five years" nonsense. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered me $25/hr. I accepted. No negotiation.
QA Test Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Computer Task Group in June 2011.
Interview Details – On site interview went well
Interview Question – They just wanted basic knowledge, more personal questions than technical questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No problems
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Computer Task Group in January 2012.
Interview Details – Two Phone Interviews with CTG consultants and One phone interview with client
Negotiation Details – Nothing , no negotiation ..either take it or leave it attitude
Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Computer Task Group
Interview Details – Hiring and interview PROCESS ok. Think they low-ball on salaries
Systems Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Computer Task Group.
Interview Details – Was pretty easy going
Interview Question – None // previous conflict with employee question View Answer
Negotiation Details – Took the offer they gave, pay was good.