Global Insight Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Computer Installer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Global Insight in April 2009.
Interview Details – Professional, no non-sense, interviewers. You get checked out, interviewed and hired.
Interview Question – Experience with the exact system that they used. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Systems Administrator Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Global Insight in October 2013.
Interview Details – I was called by Global Insight on a Friday evening and was told I was an ideal candidate for a position they had locally. After going over my experience, which closely matched the position I was told that the Senior recruiter would like to talk with me. While talking with the more Junior recruiter, I told them that I already work FT and would be more conducive to taking the position if it was a FT position as well. They did not seem to think that was a problem, given that I had work at this company before and left on a positive note. After waiting about 5 minutes the first recruiter told me that I could no be considered a candidate for this position. What I heard is, we need someone to bilk for 6 months while working for this company. I already have contacts into this company and really don't need their help to secure any kind of employment (e.g., 20 years IT experience, MBA, MSEE). All HR agencies suck, this one more so than most others.
Interview Question – First interviewer ask vague questions and was not technical themselves. View Answer
Billing Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Global Insight.
Interview Details – The entire process felt like recruitment. I did not feel like the job was legitimate when I walked in. I remember feeling that if I took the position it would have to be out of desperation. I think they choose young people to have a high turn over. They just wanted to make sure I was social.
Interview Question – Do you go out? View Answer
Sales Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Global Insight in July 2010.
Interview Details – They did not do a bad job. Interview process was long but interesting. Not great pay options. Low starting salary. Good People and a good office culture. Anytime time me or another one of the interviewees needed clarification on a subject the sales management team was glad to explain in further detail.
Interview Question – Biggest Failure View Answer
.NET Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Global Insight.
Interview Details – Posting this in "interview" but not quite sure where it goes in relation to GlassDoor (first post). Insight Global is a recruiting firm. Initially I was recruited for a .NET Developer position with an awesome national grocery chain. That interview process went okay, but, Insight Global didn't get feedback or response from them (negative impression for that company). However, Insight Global continues to work with me on other positions that come up. This is in contrast to most recruiting firms either cutting loose or never contacting you again (or the ever-present spam that comes from posting your resume online). In contrast to the more negative aspects of the recruiting industry, Insight Global is very professional.
Interview Question – Trick question: "Tell me about indexes on variable tables..." (Sql Server related) View Answer
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Global Insight in April 2012.
Interview Details – Submitted application online, was contacted by phone 14 days later.
Very short interview on the phone, because they wanted to meet me in person asap.
Went to the interview a few days later.
Interview Question – According to the internship description, focus was on Central and Eastern Europe, turns out it was only Eastern Europe. I was only familiar with Central Europe. It was very awkward as they asked me about Eastern Europe and I had no experience. This could have been asked on the phone already or they could have known by looking at my CV. Answer Question
Econmist Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Global Insight in June 2010.
Interview Details – It is a great company for an Economist, however the interview process is extremely slow. I was first contacted by HR on March 2010 to then have my first interview on the last days of April. It was though, these guys are well prepared and very smart, they are going to test your knowledge and your ability to handle the job right away. Be prepared to answer very specific and technical questions,
Interview Question – How would you model GDP growth for an Economy with X characteristics (in my case these characteristic referred to particular Latin American countries) View Answer
Energy Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Global Insight in April 2008.
Interview Details – Was invited for an interview with Manager and we spoke for an hour. I heard back from them 4 weeks later
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years View Answer
Negotiation Details – No, but if you feel you are not getting enough definitely ask for more - they can only say no. Once you get in tot he company a pay rise is more difficult to get - even star performaers