I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Constant Contact.
Interview Details –
I was referred by an internal employee and was contacted by the HR that they would like to interview me for Front-End position (which is what I wanted). Then the HR emailed me 2 days later saying they think I would be a "good" fit for "Big Data Intern" position, which I told her I had my reservations about because I was more of a front-end developer. The Hiring Manager contacted me anyway and asked for my number and time for the call.
During the interview, I again mentioned that I am more of a front-end developer with some database experience. But, he still kept asking DB questions, which I obviously could not answer.
No response at all after that from anyone.
6-7 months later I met them at the school career fair and people from the engineer team said all nice things. I was later told by the recruiter that I would be contacted about the interview in coming weeks.
1 week later she emails saying they've found someone. 3 months down the line, they still have the positions posted on the site. So, they are either liars or they don't care about their website.
Even if their standard are very high and they think they are the next Microsoft or Apple, one would imagine that people from the company would at least keep their word.
By the way, my profile isn't that bad. I got calls from Amazon, LinkedIn, Intuit and other companies as well. They have to realize that there are 1000's of other companies in the country as well and they do have the decency of treating their candidates in the right manner, when they themselves establish contact for interview purpose.
Interview Question – I never knew all along what I was dealing with. No one from the company could actually keep their word. If they didn't want to interview me, why contact me 2-3 times saying they are interested in doing so. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Constant Contact in October 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted through LinkedIn and was a bit hesitant at first. Recruiter did a great job of convincing me that Constant Contact has a focus on their Channel to grow business moving into 2014. They fit an interview into a holiday with four people to avoid multiple trips. Recruiter confirmed interview schedule and participants stuck to it. All interviewers gave me a great look into the company culture and the team as well. They were candid and appeared to LOVE what they do. I left knowing next steps and what the decision process would look like.
Interview Question – This is going to sound odd but the questions were quite conversational. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Be honest on your first call about salary expectations, they are reviewing salaries currently, my offer was exactly what I wanted and more!
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Constant Contact in October 2013.
Interview Details – All team members interviewed me since it was a small team. Most questions were on the projects I worked and how I would interact with other team members in different geographic locations.
Interview Question – Java questions were a bit difficult. So study java in detail. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Since i was an intern there was no negotiation phase
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Constant Contact.
Interview Details – It can take a long time to hear from HR for the initial interview. Generally the first interview will be a couple of hours as you will meet with about five people the same day and usually be able to sit with a rep to listen to their calls. The current employees are very helpful and kind. If there is a second interview, generally it will be a panel of higher ups or Skype interviews with execs from Waltham, MA.
Interview Question – Be prepared for anything. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They will always leave room for negotiation. Don't be afraid to ask for more.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Constant Contact.
Interview Details –
Pretty simple process.
Contacted the recruiter who had previously contacted me. Asked about available positions. Had a quick conversation on background/experience and scheduled a series of in person interviews to be held that same week.
Came in for the interviews. Met the recruiter in the lobby and spoke with 5 different members of the team in back-to-back 30 minute long interviews. The team seemed really relaxed and friendly. Straightforward technical questions, shared opinions on different tech, questions about specific projects I had worked on, etc.
Interview Question –
None. They don't try to stump you.
They certainly want to vet you and determine if you're qualified, however this can far more easily be determined with an open ended thoughtful conversation about software development rather than a "gotcha" question about some arcane technical detail Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
Low compensation package offered.
The job was enticing and I would never advocate for taking a position based solely on salary. For instance I would take 90k at a far more interesting job than 100k at a boring one. That being said, their offer was a good $30-40k lower than some of my other offers.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Constant Contact in June 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by an rep from a staffing company who found my resume on Monster and thought I'd be interested in a position at Constant Contact in their call center. I did a phone interview with the recruiter and she did the background check and reference check. The reference check took the longest. I then went to the company for two interviews both on the same day. One with HR and one with 3 managers. I then went home and did a skills test on my computer and passed that. I was contacted in a few days by the recruiter (staffing agency) and offered a position and could even choose the shift I wanted most. Also, during the interview I was able to sit with a call center agent and listen to calls for an entire hour.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was name your top three weaknesses. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Constant Contact in April 2013.
Interview Details – Had a phone screen which I breezed through, and then got called in for a face-to-face interview. Met with the HR person first to fill out paperwork. Then the Manager, and then 3 different techs one at a time. Answered their basic Java questions pretty easily, and then I met with the Manager again. Didn't get the offer, the feedback was the Manager, a much older gentleman, looked like he was ready to retire ... for some reason he just didn't "feel" right about hiring me. I sold myself professionally and tried to show my competent knowledge of Java.
Interview Question – Basic Java questions .... Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Constant Contact in March 2013.
Interview Details – Very, very, very long. After the initial interviews over the phone, I had to go in for face-to-face interviews on 3 separate days with 3 to 6 people each day. Totally chaotic "process" where each person felt the need to sell you hard on the company. They desperately want to be a trendy web 2.0 company. Stroke their egos a bit, and the interviews are a breeze.
Interview Question – None, really. The technologies are just not that hard and the staff mostly has basic understanding of technologies. They seem to like to focus on new, exciting technologies for no valid reason other than trying to be trendy. If you know the basics and can BS, you'll do fine. Be sure to tell the interviewer how smart he/she is. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not bad. The standard salary and benefits are decent and I don't think that they are able to negotiate much. I took this job as a stepping stone for increasing my salary from my former company with plans to move on to a corporate environment afterwards. I have since left and only spent a few months at this company. (They are dysfunctional.)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Constant Contact in March 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online and got a call from a recruiter for a telephone screening. After that, I was set up with a call with the hiring manager. After that call, I was invited in for an on-site interview with the hiring manager and staff from related departments. Everyone was really nice and professional. Seems like a good company with good people. I didn't get the job, but the recruiter followed up by phone to let me know. I appreciated the courtesy as it doesn't always happen.
Interview Question – No questions out of left field. All were good, relevant questions. Answer Question
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