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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Corel (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in July 2015.
The first stage was an informal discussion for about 1h The second interview a couple of days later was more intense with more in-depth and focused questions for 2h with the team. I was asked to beforehand to prepare a small business model exercise. I was then contacted on the phone by HR with standard behavioral questions. They checked my references and I got to meet the CEO and had a nice chat. I had another informal meeting a couple of weeks later on. The whole process took a good month due to vacation days. They finally sent me a very low balled offer, including a very large ratio of incentives and bonuses (way more than the typical 10% for this type of position) and pretty standard benefits. Countered, and was turned down flat...
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Reasons for Declining
Offered less real money than my current salary. The rest is only promises of future bonuses and growth.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Corel (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in February 2015.
Applied online and got a reply back in couple of weeks (2-3 weeks) Asked about myself and some projects. Mainly asked questions from a code. They asked me analyze the code, explain what's happening, debug it, find any errors with the code etc.
- Mainly focused on your understanding of C++, Data structures, a question based on binary search tree etc. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Corel (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in July 2011.
Phone interview, then an interview with the Creative Director and two other designers. I presented my portfolio and discussed each piece with them. I had worked there previously and was part of a mass lay off which often happens at Corel. They lay you off and then you can often get back in if you left on good terms because a lot of designers don't know Corel software so they don't have to spend time training you on how to use it. The overall experience was quite relaxed because I knew the people and some of my portfolio pieces were actually Corel projects. It was a fairly quick interview. The people were pleasant enough but I found out later that they are not to be trusted. They are back stabbers. Very disappointing after working there for 11 years to find out that these colleagues and "friends" are so cut throat and phoney.
The negotiation was quick for me. I stated what salary I wanted and we ended up meeting in the middle from what I previously had and what I was asking for. This conversation happened over the phone. I got the job but I didn't realize I had gotten the job until I called back a week later to ask the Creative Director if the position was filled yet or not. Strange!