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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Salt Lake City, UT – Reviewed Apr 29, 2013
Interview Details – The overall process is usually 3 to 6 months. Best way to get hired is to already know someone who works there or be a good customer. The pay is usually pretty good but the pressure can be intense for long periods of time. Average work week was about 60 hours and there was a lot of travel! Typically you will be asked how you feel about travel and working a few extra hours.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you have had to diffuse a potentially volatile situation in the work place. Describe how you diffused an angry customer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was pretty much told what they were willing to pay and to take it or leave it.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 8, 2013
Interview Details – Got a phone call. Went to the site.
Interview Question – What do you want to do on the job? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 28, 2013
Interview Details – Applied using LinkedIn. EMC recruiter contacted me for interest and setup a phone interview with the hiring manager. Discussed my history and the position. Follow-up interview in person with several other interviewers, some on team and some extended team. In person with 2 of 5 interviewers, 3 were remote over the phone. Negotiated salary and starting dates. At the end of the day I felt that I may have left a few dollars on the table but still satisfied with salary.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions as I have been in the field for many years now. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Know your prior salary details, fully loaded compensation benefits and use this web site for actuals.
No Offer – Interviewed in Bellevue, WA Feb 2013 – Reviewed Apr 26, 2013
Interview Details – Intially contacted by recruiter and arranged phone interview with Hiring manager followed by on-site interview with one of the peer manager.
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Nothing was difficult everything was process oriented rather than pin-pointing to deep technical question.
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No Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – Saw a job posting in department email list and applied. Two days later get a phone call from a manager. I didn't notice the email he sent me so the interview was a surprise. Luckily I used the material I prepared for another company to handle the interview. I described my project in great detail to show my on-hand experience. That impressed the manager.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Southborough, MA Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – The Data Center Operations Supervisor emailed me for an interview. It didn't last too long. I heard back from HR within 3 days with an offer.
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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Hopkinton, MA Sep 2012 – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – Hiring process was very smooth. The EMC recruiter contacted me and scheduled a phone interview with the hiring manager. After the phone interview an onsite interview was scheduled. After the onsite interview an offer was presented about one week later. The onsite interview consisted of 5-6 individual interviews with other engineers.
Interview Question – I was not asked any difficult or unexpected questions. I did have to take a drug test which was a little inconvenient; however it's well worth the trouble. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation was fair. They offered near the top end right away so there wasn't much room for negotiation.
No Offer – Interviewed in Bedford, MA Mar 2012 – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – HR contacted me to come in. Had two rounds of interviews. No curveballs... asked quite a few questions about historical contributions.
Interview Question – What do you dislike the most about consulting? View Answer
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Apex, NC – Reviewed Apr 22, 2013
Interview Details – Contacted by HR and asked to come in to meet three of the engineers. Had three back-to-back interviews with each person. Each was informal and no behavioral questions were asked. Enjoyed small talk and got to see the assembly floor. Very enjoyable experience.
Interview Question – What is your ultimate goal in your career? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Received a amazing offer from EMC but I wanted to pursue a career in the power industry and had received another offer that offered that (at lower pay).
No Offer – Interviewed in Hopkinton, MA Nov 2012 – Reviewed Apr 18, 2013
Interview Details – Preliminary interview on-campus, 2nd round interview on-site. One day for second round, 6 interviewers, round-robin style, everyone in the same big room. 20-30 mins for each. No pre-interview networking dinner or time for networking at all beforehand as is generally standard for finance rotational programs. Also no case study portion of interview as is also generally standard. EMC does not reimburse for travel and therefore only recruits local talent that is likely to have their own transportation. I rented a car to get there, which cost over $100 and EMC did not reimburse. It was obvious that EMC did not care to find the best talent as they put little to no effort in their interview process. Most of the students that were interviewing did not even know what they were doing there. While talking to some of them, I found out that they were interviewing for banking and consulting jobs at the same time. Clear that they did not know what they were doing and EMC did nothing to weed them out. The female interviewers were much easier to interview with than the males. Males generally asked irrelevant questions about situations that you likely have never been in and give zero indication of how good of a fit the candidate is for the job. The way they treated interviewees did not make it seem like they really wanted you to accept an offer from them if they gave you one. Easily at the bottom of my list of interview experiences.
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