Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Express Employment Professionals
- Administrative Assistant (8)
- Staffing Consultant (7)
- Front Office Coordinator (5)
- Customer Service Representative (5)
- OUTSIDE SALES (3)
- Admin Assistant (3)
- Recruiter (3)
- Office Assistant (3)
- Office Manager (2)
- Medical Assistant (2)
- Temporary Worker (2)
- Associate (2)
- Business Development Manager (2)
- Tech Support (1)
- Office Services (1)
- Loan Procesor, Wells Fargo (1)
- General Administrator (1)
- Job Coordinator (1)
- General Labourer (1)
- Packer I (1)
- Non Employee Contractor Pitney Bowes (1)
- Temp(Power Plant Operations Department) (1)
- Contractor - Medical Claims Analyst (1)
- Service Technician/Laborer (1)
- "Laboratory" (1)
- An Accounting Position (1)
- IT Position (Temporary) (1)
- Janitorial/Dickson, Tennessee (1)
- Express Associate (1)
- Applicant for Assistance With Job Placement (1)
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Express Employment Professionals (Tualatin, OR) in April 2015.
While reading this, keep in mind that Express Employment Professionals are franchises and that the way business is actually conducted will vary from location to location. I interviewed at two locations with two different people with a huge difference in my personal experience. Overall, the hiring process for this INTERNAL recruiter position was a little discouraging.
The hiring manager was a bit disorganized and a little unfriendly and unprofessional. I felt like a second-class employee, not an educated professional. Sure, they have their "assessments" you are required to take. I am ok with those. They are routine and standard procedure. I just didn't like how I was treated. Remember, people may forget what you say, but they will never, ever forget how you made them feel. Instead of feeling that I was a potential fellow team mate, I felt as a low-class uneducated candidate # .......... You know what I am saying?
VERY professional recruiter and hiring manager who has been there for a long time (more than a decade) and has moved up the ranks. The interview went smoothly and very conversational. I felt very dignified and felt a connection, as if she understood me. In fact, she helped me realize a great deal about myself in a short amount of time. You see, I am a new college graduate but in the "over 40" group. I have a great deal of customer service experience and know how to handle difficult customers. I really felt that recruiting was the best fit for me. After leaving the interview, I felt dignified, yet realized that recruiting may not be the best fit for me. Since that time I have adjusted my goals a bit for the better. Although I never gained employment at this location, I do believe that this EEP location is a good one and there really is hope in the staffing industry, as far as not being treated as though you are a number.
- Location #1 interview questions were very robotic and difficult. They were standardized questions, but were all of the tough to answer ones. Combine that with the impersonal approach and negative experience from the hiring manager (who was a Staffing Consultant), it culminated in a bad experience for me.
Location #2 interview was HIGHLY informal and conversional, yet very effective. She read me like a book, but maintained my pride and dignity. I felt as though I was speaking to a career counselor more than a hiring manager. 1 Answer
Other Interview Reviews for Express Employment Professionals
Recruiter InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Express Employment Professionals (Grand Forks, ND) in October 2012.
In order to apply for the position, I first was required to register with the company and submit to a drug screening. Once that was completed, I was interviewed by the supervisor of the office. She seemed disinterested in meeting with me and appeared distracted by other activities in the office. I felt unwelcome in her office and had already decided I was not interested in the position before I left. When I explained my background as a career counselor and employment professional, I was told that it would not be helpful and that, rather than helping people, the company is really only interested in increasing revenue. Though a valid and understandable goal for a private company to have, it is not one I personally am motivated by.
- The most unexpected question I received was to explain my sales background. 1 Answer
Recruiter InterviewNo Offer
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Express Employment Professionals.
I interviewed and had a great experience. The interview was intense but friendly.
- What is your wage history. I had never been asked that before. Answer Question