GovDelivery Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at GovDelivery.

    Interview

    The interview questions were random, at least to me. Not the run of the mill interview questions which can be hard to answer if you're nervous. But the company seems cool. In retrospect, the position title should probably be Digital Marketing Specialist, as they require a lot of software knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • what are 3 failures in life? and what would you do differently? -Hard to spin a question like this into a positive aspect when you're caught off guard.   Answer Question
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    Digital Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at GovDelivery in November 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted via email by the HR person from GovDelivery to set up a 1 hour phone interview. The phone interview consisted of 25~30 questions of all sorts, from my background doing graphic design to my ideal workplace, the phone interview wasn't hard at all because my background fitted really well with what they were looking for. After the phone interview was over, I was told I was going to get an answer for an invitation to an in person interview no longer than 3 business days after our phone interview, some people call this the 2nd stage in the hiring process. The phone call came 23 days later, HR wanted to setup an interview in person at their offices in St Paul (this should have been a red flag but I shook it off and still went with it). I got a confirmation email stating who I was going to interview with and at what time, perfect! One of the interviewers was the COO of the company, I prepared to interview with one of the highest level executives in the company, only to find out 2-3 days before that he wasn't going to be able make it. This was a HUGE red flag to me, only because if other people did in fact interview with him before or after I wasn't going to be able to make that first impression in my first interview, I didn't care and I still went with it. I arrived 5 minutes early to their offices in St Paul, only to find out both interviewers were running late, I waited around 35 minutes making small talk with the HR guy, he was super nice. After waiting all that time I got to interview with the hiring manager, he was nice and the interview itself wasn't very structured, which is fine with me since these are my favorite type of interviews. I was asked to show my online portfolio and I walked the hiring manager through some of my designs that fitted their company need, as posted in the job description, specifically email wireframes and some infographics, I personally thought I had nailed the interview. The second interview went well as well and I felt I had a good talk/connection with the interviewer. Once the interviews were done, I touched base with HR and was told I was going to get a phone call in 3 business days. The phone call came 12 days later, 2 days before Christmas, my present? No job offer, for me or any candidates (4 people were interviewing as I remember) and no feedback from the hiring manager on why no one was picked. The HR guy was apologetic for the whole process, he acknowledged the whole thing wasn't good. After this emotionally draining experience, I managed to write an email to the hiring manager asking for some solid feedback on what worked and didn't work in my portfolio or interview overall, not surprisingly, I didn't get a reply.

    Interview Questions

    • "I'm going to throw software programs names/topics at you, your task is to answer right away with numbers from 1-10. One being 'I know absolutely nothing of this software program or topic' and 10 being 'I am a master at it".   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at GovDelivery (Saint Paul, MN).

    Interview

    The interview process is very long. First you go for an initial interview which is a informal talk. Then you go in for a 4 plus hour long process or talking to almost everyone in the company. It seems like the process is forced as by the second group either the same questions come up or they don't have any questions. So you sit and chit chat for a half an hour tell the next group comes in.

    Interview Questions

    • Did not get asked many difficult questions. The most difficult part of the interview is the coding exercise. Not because the exercise itself was hard but more that if you do not do TDD it will be considered wrong.   Answer Question
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    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at GovDelivery (Saint Paul, MN).

    Interview

    The recruiter contacted about the position. We scheduled a phone interview and that went well. The next step was for me to come into the office and meet with different people. The process went well as I met with my hiring manager, several of his peers, the COO, and HR.

    Interview Questions

    • The most unexpected question was about how would I deal with my manager if we did not get along.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Simple...GovDelivery made an offer and I accepted.

  6.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at GovDelivery (Atlanta, GA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Received email via LinkedIn and they asked if I was interested in interview. Setup telephone interview and was asked to complete online assessment. Interview lasted 1.5 hours. Online assessment took 1 hour. Never heard another word from HR or recruiting specialist. I noticed that the position is no longer listed on their website. I wonder if companies ever let people know there is no interest or if it is just a numbers game to hire someone.

    Interview Questions

    • None. Just discussed sales career and cover sales results. I asked about on target earnings and HR was not really sure but thought it was about $175k. Also asked about territory and she could not answer. Asked about sales in area or previous sales rep and again HR rep could not provide.   Answer Question
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    Federal Account Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at GovDelivery (Washington, DC) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I initially applied after seeing the position posted on CraigsList. A couple of days later I was contacted by the HR manager. There were two more rounds, one with the hiring manager and finally a Client Success Specialist and Account Executive. Very positive impression from each individual I had the opportunity to interview with. My only concern was I felt I did not grasp what the on target earnings would be for the position. Coming from a job where I previously made 6 figures I do think it would have been a bit of a pay cut but I was so excited by the opportunity and potential both the company and position presented that I would not have cared. Definitely a world class company with exciting products and had been my first choice in employers.

    Interview Questions

    • HR Manager- Who has been your favorite boss thus far? (Not tricky but unexpected. My guess is its used to gauge whether you fit with the managerial style the company uses) Account Executive- What is the one application that comes pre-loaded on every phone and computer?   Answer Question
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    Assistant Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GovDelivery (Saint Paul, MN).

    Interview

    I took a total of three interviews. One was over the phone with the human resources staff and the next two with the COO and the Director of Client Services. My interview process was shorter than would be the case now, as I was in rather early in the company's history. Once the interviews were complete, I received a call a few days later with a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your salary requirements?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Easy. I got a good offer right away and accepted it.

  9.  

    Client Care Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Paul, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at GovDelivery (Saint Paul, MN) in June 2012.

    Interview

    After finding the job online, I was interviewed by the Manager of Recruitment. She then setup a phone interview with a manager. Having completed that interview, I was asked to complete an assessment and provide some past employment references. My final round of interviews were in person with both managers as well as some of those who were also Client Care Specialists. The interview was much more extensive than most other interview processes that I had done, but I considered it fair and relevant to the position being offered.

    Interview Questions

    • There were many questions like "give me an example of a time when you provided service above and beyond what you were expected to provide" or "give me an example of a time you had a disagreement or difference with someone at your workplace and how you resolved it"   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was satisfied with the offer and did not need to do any negotiation.

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