I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Fidelity Investments in April 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview with the recruiter first to see if I was in their range followed by an on site interviews with senior staff plus the hiring manager. I interviewed for a position for which I was eminently qualified for and answered all of their questions completely and succinclty. I sent individual thank you notes to each interviewer thanking them for their time and how I was a good fit for the role. Then, all of a sudden, things went dark with no word from anyone until I followed up with them.
They decided that even though I was perfectly qualified and had the experience to succeed in the role, I somehow lacked the "executive presence" (whatever the hell that means which is code for something else they don't want to admit). They would continue their search.
In retrospect, I thank my lucky stars I didn't get it and concluded I probably dodged a bullet. Heard the comp and benes aren't all that great and that it can be a bit a sweatshop at times.
Interview Question – Are you sure you're not going to leave in 6mos and start a restaurant or something? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Fidelity Investments in June 2014.
Interview Details – Competency based interview with questions around operational management and Agile Approach. First interview with Hiring Manager, then further interview with other Manager and HR. First interview fairly short (30 min).
Interview Question – No very difficult questions Answer Question
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