Equilar Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Research Analyst/Leadership Development Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Equilar in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first round is a 20 minutes phone interview - just some general behavioral questions.
    After the phone interview, they held a two hours on-boarding interview. Before going to the on-boarding, they sent me some materials about executive compensation to read. And during the on-boarding, they let me take a few assessments and it took 45 minutes. The assessments were some reading comprehensions including grammar corrections, calculations and spreadsheet corrections. The assessments were not too difficult, but you really need to pay attention to details. Besides the assessments, four recruiters interviewed me in two groups. The first group is HR oriented. They asked some detailed questions about my resume and school coursework. The second group is oriented in executive compensation. It was more like a conversation and discussion.
    if you passed the second round there will be a final round on-board with the CEO.

    Interview Questions
    • Think about two companies, and how their executives are getting paid. Why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Equilar in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR followed by hiring manager called for a phone interview in May 2014. Did not get any feedback until Aug 2014. Within a short notice called in for an in person interview with 4 people.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Equilar in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer seemed like a typical "frat bro", so it was hard to start an easy friendly conversation with him if you don't immediately click with that type of personality. He asked basic behavioral questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Just do basic research on the company and prepare for the typical interview questions, and you should be fine.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Equilar.

    Interview Details

    included an on campus interview (applied via career fair), in office interview, third interview which candidate prepares a presentation on a preselected topic. Pretty typical questions, just make sure to do your research

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Equilar in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met Equilar at my university career fair. They also had an informational night. Info night consisted of a slideshow, and q&a-- I recommend dressing up. They also encourage everyone to apply online. You should tailor your cover letter that writes what you can bring to equilar and describe your story. I got offered an interview a few days after. After a couple weeks there are about 2 more interviews and a mock project.

    Interview Questions
    • What is an experience that you are most proud of?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Equilar in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I saw the position on my campus career site and applied through Equilar's job portal.

    The response for a phone interview was very quick, approximately 2 days. The phone interview was around 20 minutes. No unusual questions. Just make sure you did some research about the company and on executive compensation topics.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do companies pay Equilar to do executive compensation research for them?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Equilar in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university. Hiring process consisted of a phone interview and two in office interviews. Nothing out of the ordinary for the phone interview, basically behavioral questions, why Equilar, what are you strengths. There was an assessment test during the first in office interview. 3 pages front and back, ranged from math to grammar. The interviews were not as bad as the other reviews had made it out to be. Equilar is certainly filled with bright people, and they are looking to hire the same type of employee. The vibe was very much silicon valley technology company, fast paced but laid back.

    Interview Questions
    • Why would a company not be inclined to pay an executive officer equity as opposed to cash   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Equilar in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 Interview rounds. First round is over the phone. Basic questions. Second round is in the office in Redwood City, and the third round required you to present on a selected topic and you get to talk to the CEO.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions. Everything is resume or behaviour related.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Equilar in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received a phone call for a 15 minute interview. Was called back for an in person interview which they said would be 2-3 hours.

    The interview consisted of my past work history and education mostly,along with an assessment test.

    Interviewers were young and one of them seemed irritated as if he didn't want to be there. Additionally I did some research on the company and asked them about their motto, which they struggled to remember.

    They also asked about my GPA and why I had some C's. I didn't make an excuse as to why.

    The assessment was a bit convoluted the way it was laid out.

    Overall the interview seemed lackluster from the beginning and the interviewer's seemed very apathetic. I didn't get the job but if I had am not sure the environment would be great fit for me.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Equilar in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my school's job portal and breezed through the phone interview. Questions were typical like:
    why do youwant to work here?
    what are your strengths?
    describe a time you had tobe analytical?

    In person I took the tests and went through the in person interviews. I thought I did greatbut didn't get an offer. When I asked why later by email theysaid I was too "informal". Apparently small jokes and small talk wasn;t appreciated by one of the staff members although I aced the test. Oh well.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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