I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at IHS.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by three people in the department and they did a lot of the talking. The only question they were concerned with was whether I would be a good fit. They would have been better off giving a psych eval.
Interview Question – There were no real questions which should have been a red flag. Just some general conversation. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was a verbal offer and then a follow up written offer.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IHS in February 2012.
Interview Details – Got a phone call from a recruiter. Then phone interview with 3 different level managers. On-site interview with 3 managers.
Interview Question – none. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 months - interviewed at IHS.
Interview Details – Brought in as a contract position while current employee was out on leave. This led to an offer three months later.
Interview Question – Since this was a performanced based assignment, being on top of the work was invaluable. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at IHS in February 2013.
Interview Details – Phone call from recruiter for a phone screen, then in person interview with the hiring manager and team.
Interview Question – Pretty basic. What are your strengths, weaknesses, why should we hire you Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at IHS.
Interview Details – I was contacted by one of the recruiters, The interview process went smoothly with me seeing in total 3 employees before finally meeting the director. The interview went well still awaiting a final decision in 2 or 3 weeks.
Interview Question – How would you talk to a difficult director about how to improve a situation and how he is involved. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at IHS.
Interview Details – Recruiter set me up for this interview with the promise that they were looking for recent graduates. The interviewers were very nice, but I quickly learned that they were in fact seeking someone with at least three years of experience. Not a knock against the company, just an unfortunate waste of both my time and the interviewers'.
Interview Question – How much experience do you have in a large, corporate accounting department? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at IHS in September 2012.
Interview Details – My friend at the employer introduced me to a colleague, a Director, via email. The Director wrote to set up a phone interview. That interview ran just a few minutes to establish that I would be interested in the role and said I would be hearing from HR about phone interviews.
At least a week elapsed and, after I sent a reminder, the HR person contacted me a set up two phone interviews. The first of those interviews was pretty easy and non-technical. The second was technical and difficult as it focused on topics that I have not performed recently.
Another week elapsed and they invited me to the office for two interviews, one with the original Director and one with another Director. The interviewer was fifteen minutes late for my interview. He explained that he was meeting with the CIO and could not leave. An excuse, I suppose, but not a very good one. He explained in more detail the role, as did the second interviewer. I do not remember much of those interviews; I do not believe any of the questions were hard. During that same visit I met with the first Director for a second time where we discussed my goals. That time was probably well spent because the employer ultimately decided against extending an offer because the position did not match my goals. Kudos to me for speaking honestly and to them for listening.
In addition to those interviews I was to talk to an SVP via phone later that day (he was to call). He never called. The HR person apologized and said she would set another time; she did not.
Another week elapsed and the HR person wrote to say there was "a change", that the position now reported to a new person (who does not work from the Denver office). In fact, the original Director had alerted me to that change during my in-person interview. The HR person set a phone interview with the actual supervisor.
That interview was easy, too. The interviewer did not seem prepared. He repeated to me the role he was looking to fill and I repeated to him my career goals.
Interview Question – The difficult questions revolved around clustered indexes. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at IHS in July 2012.
Interview Details – Contacted by HR, set up face to face interview the following week. Met with 1 senior analyst, 3 managing director and 1 district manager. Heard back from HR the following day, saying they would like to make an offer. Received the offer letter package in a week.
Friendly people, nice environment.
Interview Question – General questions about previous experience, career goal, how do you handle difficulties, etc.
Tell me about your understanding of the whole petrochemical process. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at IHS in May 2012.
Interview Details – The interview lasted around 2 hours. It was a group interview with 3 employees, one division head and two directors. At the very beginning, they asked several behavioral questions mainly focusing on previous working background and how these experience may help the candidate to contribute at this position. Then They gave me a case question and 10 minutes for preparation. The last piece was a simplified case question. They asked me to explain the approach I would take to find the answer.
Interview Question – Let us know how you can better contribute at this position. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at IHS in July 2011.
Interview Details – Talked to a recruiter regarding one job - then asked if I would consider another role within the organization. Had a phone interview with a colleague in the UK and then progressed to a meeting with a more senior interviewer in the US. Interviewer said I was better suited to another group and forwarded my details.... 3 weeks later I was called up and offered a role after a short telephone conversation.
Interview Question – How do you engage with a client when first meeting them to discuss business ? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Read the fine print and make sure you go in at the right level - Don't take a high salary and expect the LTI's to follow...Better to take a lower salary and hold out for a higher grade with better bonus and LTI options. Get everything in writing.... My offer changed 3 or 4 times.
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