Hoover's
2.5 of 5 44 reviews
www.hoovers.com Austin, TX 150 to 499 Employees

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Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Austin, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Hoover's in July 2009.

Interview Details – 5 question and mock call

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Negotiation Details – Yes..base

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hoover's in June 2010.

Interview Details – Let me start off by saying that I am a lead developer in my current position. Being a lead developer, I am responsible for all aspects of the software that is being developed. This includes backend, frontend, and everything in between. Because of the many hats that I have had to wear, I do not have (and have never had) the entire technical manual of a particular software language memorized. With that being said, my face to face interview went a little something like this.

- I was told that I would be meeting with about 4 or 5 people and that the interview process would last for half a day.

- The person that came to interview me did not know my name and actually called me by someone else's name.

- During the interview, I was asked various technical questions. Questions that I did not have the complete answer to (reference lead developer statement), I explained my complete thought process out loud and by drawing on the board.

- Person interviewing me never gave me a chance to ask ANY questions about the company.

- Person interviewing me seemed very uninterested.

- After the interview, the interviewer went to get the next person. When he came back, he said that the interview was over and escorted me out. I had prepared myself for half a day of interviews and the process was over in 30 min.

In reading the other comments about the company, I think I dodged a bullet. The interview process was confusing to say the least. I do not believe that the interview process that I received allowed me to show who I really was. I was not able to really ask questions about the company projects that I would be working on. The only thing it appears that they are looking for from their Software Engineers is a code monkey that has the entire language specs memorized. They are not looking for someone that can actually think on their toes or solve real world problems. That is unfortunate.

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Business Researcher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Austin, TX

The process took a day - interviewed at Hoover's in August 2008.

Interview Details – I did not understand that this was a sales job, I thought it was a position where I would research companies, something that I had done as a corporate librarian. The interviewers were clearly burned-out having made the switch to D&B from a local Austin company. They asked about my cold calling experience, etc.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Hoover's in March 2011.

Interview Details – Phone interview, difficult connection hard to tell who I was talking to

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