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    BSA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Epsilon.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR, in-person interview with 3 people. Everyone was very nice and the interview went well. Contacted by the same HR person in a couple of days who said that the interview went well and they will be reaching out with in offer within a couple of days. I contacted her in a few days as a follow-up and because I had 2 other offers on my hands, but never heard from them again. Can't believe how unprofessional the HR department is. If you changed your mind and decided not to make an offer, or even if they didn't like me following up - an email notifying me they won't be extending an offer would be nice.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epsilon in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was initially recruited through my school and had a short conversation with someone from HR. It was super relaxed and, as this was one of my first interviews ever, I was put completely at ease. I moved on to the second and final round interview where they invited me and 4 other candidates on site. We had a short 20 minute discussion with two current employees and then moved on to 5-30 minute interviews with employees in various departments. All in all, it was a very comfortable interview process -- no trick questions, and it was very informative. At this point, I actually did not receive an offer. However, I had established a good relationship with my first recruiter who then pointed me in the direction of a position that had opened up in another department. From here I came in for an on-site interview where I met with the two people who would be my supervisors. Again, they were very informative discussions about the position, expectations, and my qualifications - nothing unexpected. There were no case studies and they were mostly behavioral questions with some superficial questions about my comfort with different programs. They gave me a really strict deadline of 9 days to accept/decline the offer, which forced me to speed through some of the other interviews I was going through around that time (in retrospect, this actually helped my job prospects, because other companies started taking me a little more seriously).

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to go to business school? I had never actually thought about the specifics, so be sure to be able to explain your short-term and long-term career goals.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I received a number of offers that paid a substantial amount more. The other companies also offered opportunities that were more in line with my long term career goals.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Epsilon in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process started with an on campus interview with one mid-level manager, this was very straight forward, typical behavioral stuff. I was then contacted by a recruiter who scheduled me to come in to their Wakefield office for four 20 minute interviews. My interviews occurred simultaneously with the interviews for three other candidates. We first met with two current BSAs who went over their experiences and the different types of BSA roles at Epsilon. myself and the other interviewees were then split into four different rooms. The interviewers went from room to room, spending 20 minutes with each of us. The interviewers ranged from senior managers to a VP. The questions were still mostly behavioral, but there was a bit of technical question, such as my experience with developing and SQL. The were mostly interested in my experience with teams, how I tackle a problem etc.
    After the interview i heard back from the recruiter a couple of weeks later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of BSA better suites your interests? Don't worry they explain the differences before hand.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer for a little bit more money in a different field that i found more interesting.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Epsilon in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I first applied through campus recruiting. I then had an interview on campus. This first interview asked me about my experience with SQL, but mostly behavioral.

    I was emailed a few days later saying I made it to the second round of interviewing. I then went to the Wakefield office where I interviewed with five hiring managers. The questions were mainly behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • Know information about current or past internships, I spoke heavily about these during the interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Epsilon in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got into the interview process through a referral, this is how Epsilon prefers to find new hires. First interview was over the phone with an HR rep and it consisted on basic behavioral questions to see if personalities matched. Second interview was an office visit. It consisted of 4 "mini" interviews with managers from different teams who were interviewing for their teams specifically. Questions revolved around whether or not I understood direct marketing, database operations, and Epsilon's history (acquisitions through Alliance Data). Each interviewer had their own personality and questions varied by the their portfolio (Internal, Pharma, Banking, etc.). After about a week, I received an email/call from the HR recruiter who conducted my first phone interview to explain my offer. Offer was standard and competitive in terms of salary and I had about 2 weeks to either accept or decline. Between accepting my offer and my start date (about 1.5 months) I was switched between teams and was not given a reason why.

    Interview Questions
    • The company will teach you a lot, but experience in marketing (understanding concepts), direct marketing (understanding how it differs that "Mad Men" marketing), and database management will determine which team your put on. Hardest question to answer was "Do you understand Epsilon's business model" which is still tough to answer due to all the recent acquisitions and growth (through Alliance Data) Epsilon is experiencing.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I had other offers that subsidized a low salary with relocation compensation. Epsilon offered a higher/more competitive salary but was unable to compensate for relocation (Indiana to Boston).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Epsilon in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was submitted for this by a recruiter. I was then approached by an internal recruiter from Epsilon. Seems the internal recruiter was trying to approach me directly to cut out the recruiter who had submitted me.

    Quick phone screen with internal recruiter and then a phone screen with the hiring manager was arranged. The hiring manager called me around 10 or 15 minutes late. It was a release data and the manager was very busy. A few quick questions on my experience and that was it. Phone screen lasted less than 5 minutes. I did not expect to hear anything back. Next day I was contacted by the internal recruiter and told an in-person interview was going to be arranged.

    I interview in-person with 4 people. The hiring manager, a development engineer, a QA engineer and the technology lead.

    Hiring manager went over the basics of their system and then got into a fair amount of detail on my previous job experience. I worked for a SSL, encryption and code signing vendor. The hiring manager was obviously not technical and could not understand what I had been doing. They got hung up in the mechanics of SSL and I spent far to much time trying to explain to them how SSL and encryption works.

    Interview with development engineer was casual with no issues. A few questions on GUI development and that was about it.

    QA engineer asked extensive questions about my work with Selenium WebDriver and then a lot of questions on Selenium Grid. As I had no experience with Selenium Grid I was not able to answer some of the questions and this seemed to upset the interviewer. He concluded by asking me some Java questions on Interfaces, multiple inheritance and the difference between static objects and singletons.

    The director of technology asked no questions on technology but instead focused on what I wanted in a job, what kind of work environment I liked and other questions like that. It was obvious he was trying to see if I would be a good fit for the team.

    I left the interview with the feeling the QA Engineer would not approve of me. I also left with a lot of questions as to if I wanted to even work for Epsilon.

    Epsilon never got back to me with any kind of feedback. I was left hanging. Repeated attempts to contact the internal recruiter from Epsilon were ignored. My emails and phone messages were not answered or returned.

    Interview Questions
    • I was question extensively on Selenium Grid even though I had no experience with it and freely admitted that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Epsilon.

    Interview Details

    The on-campus interview is a 2:1 interview - all behavioral based questions. If you have technical skills on your resume, be prepared to talk about them. The second round interview in the office was long - you meet 5 managers for 20 minutes each. They take about 2 weeks to get back to you with an answer.

    Interview Questions
    • I had SQL on my resume, so they asked me to talk about the extent of my SQL experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Database Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Epsilon in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Four people interviewed me, and they ask questions about my resume and SQL, PL/SQL, which is not difficult. The people are very nice, they will gently point out your mistakes, and let yourself correct them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Epsilon in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I first had an interview with an architect at the recruiter office in Boston, pretty straight forward, good talking, enjoyable conversation about code and a little exersice (fizzbuzz) on a whiteboard. After this, they invited me to a second round interview with 5 guys, same talking about my background, past experience and some pretty basic code challenges, they just wanted to see how I code Java.

    Interview Questions
    • Implement a mathematical equation format validation, just limited to the basic arithmetic's operations, so you have to validate the correct format of something like {[a+(b-c)] / 5} where something like {[a+(b-c / 5} is wrong.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Epsilon in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a quick phone screening followed by two rounds of interview. The phone screening was pretty much information about the company and HR gauging my interest. First round I interviewed with 5 people. Second round I interviewed with 4. Everyone was really friendly and asked the usual behavioral interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    • When considering Campaign vs Project-type BSA's- which type of Associate BSA role would you prefer and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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