I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GenMark Diagnostics.
Interview Details – The company moved very quickly initially but was totally unresponsive/silent following the on-site interview. The current job market favors employers yet their handling of the process was thoroughly unprofessional.
Interview Question – The interviewer pulled out a sheet of paper towards the end of the interview with a list of technical terms and wanted to hear "definitions" to those terms. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at GenMark Diagnostics in April 2011.
Interview Details – I was contacted by Novasyte in Newport Beach for a Monster.com resume posting. They coached me and aided in my research about GenMark before submitting my resume. I also conducted a pre-screening interview with Novasyte prior. I then had a phone interview that consisted of skills and personality questions as well as background questions to determine my level of understanding of the position, as this position aids in technical customer service with or without travel requirement.
The prep made for an easy and confident interview. However I was told that although I was not a direct fit for this position she felt I may fit better for a QC position and would apply my resume to that department, I would then hear back from in two weeks. I never heard back.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at GenMark Diagnostics in January 2011.
Interview Details – I had an initial phone screen. Honestly, after that I really didn't think I wanted to go on the interview because I sensed an air of arrogance. I was then asked to come to an interview, but that I would need to plan for the entire day off. I wasn't sure that I wanted to take a vacation day if this is the attitude from the beginning, but I thought maybe this person was having a hard day, and hopefully others would not be this way. I arrived at the facility, but no one was there to greet you. You just had to sign in and sit down and wait. I got picked up for the interview and began the process. The interviews had a negativity all the way around. No one seemed enthusiastic about the background that I had to bring to the table except for one person that I met at the very end. It was more about what I was going to do for them, instead of having a genuine interest about me. When it got to lunch, I was hoping to get to a more "human" or personal side of people, but it was still more questioning about my background which seemed to doubt who I was as a person. I've never experienced this kind of interviewing in any company before. I wanted to just leave by lunchtime, but I told them I would be there for the day, and wanted to honor my commitment, even though by then I knew that I didn't want to work in a cultural environment like this.
Interview Question – Every single person asked me to go over my entire resume from beginning to end. This was overkill and not a way to get to know a person or their skills. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I think this is obvious. Mostly not a cultural fit for me.
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –