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Updated Jan 3, 2015
Updated Jan 3, 2015
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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Ifbyphone in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter on Linkedin. I had two introductory calls with a recruiter to review salary expectations, discuss the market space, and my past experience. They were unwilling to fly me to Chicago for an interview, which should have been the end of the story. However, I happened to be in Chicago for an in person interview to discuss the position further. I first met the sales director who the position reported to. The interview was pretty laid back, but there wasn't much interest on the part of the interviewer. I then met with an executive who had many questions. We talked about interests, and a big deal was made that I did not say that being a SaaS sales person was my #1 career goal. We then discussed salary and he said my experience was worth less than more than 50% of what I had let the recruiter know my expectations were. I found the executive to be pretty condescending. I informed the executive that I had received an offer from a competitor for the amount I was asking for and thanked him for his time. We didn't waste any time and he told me he would walk me out.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you biggest professional goals?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Ifbyphone Response

    Jan 14, 2015HR Manager

    As the HR Manager at Ifbyphone, I felt it was appropriate for me to address this review as it relates to our recruiting and interviewing process. First, I would like to respond to the claim of ... More

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    Customer Success Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Ifbyphone in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Responded to an online ad about customer success associate. Got a call back and discussed the position. Had an in person interview and the interview was terrible. Arrogant interviewees and asking me if I'd been on the website and what I thought about it and how I'd deal with this situation. Kept cutting me off, didn't allow me to finish my points. Felt like they were trying to sell me something.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Major Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Interview Details

    In person interview was set up prior to coming in. Met with two managers who asked three or four general questions "Tell us about your current sales process" "What do you know about ifbyphone" "Walk us through your resume".

    By far the most unprofessional experience i've had in an interview; let me explain what i mean:
    - No eye contact between myself and the interviewer asking the questions
    - Looking at emails on cell phone during interview
    - Very non enthusiastic
    - Couldn't answer my questions about future goals of the business directly
    - No contact information given by either person for a typical follow up thank you email

    If the interview I was in was a meeting with a client, I would have asked them if I was wasting their time, as i've never seen two people so disinterested in being there. I was so turned off after the interview so much that I didn't WANT to work there. Let alone here if they were going to be offering anything.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Applications Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ifbyphone.

    Interview Details

    I was introduced to Ifbyphone through a recruiter and was mildly interested. A phone interview was setup quickly with an outside consultant, which seemed to go well but at this point I was still only mildly interested. I received an email a few days later asking me to schedule a phone interview with Phil, a manager for the technical side of the company. There was a problem with my phone the day of the scheduled interview and I had to reschedule, and I was very grateful that Phil was understanding and accommodating. It was about a week and a half before we were able to schedule a followup interview, and after that I became much more excited about the opportunity. I was asked to return for an in person interview later that week to meet with Phil in person as well as with two other team leads. This interview was much more technical than my phone interviews, but compared to other companies it wasn't too academic. I wasn't asked any theoretical questions or to define vocabulary, but was given some sample code and asked to just discuss it; what the code did, any concerns I had with it, and how I would change it if it was my code. After meeting with all three interviewers 1 on 1, I was getting ready to leave when the VP of Engineering asked if I would mind taking some time to speak with him as well. I agreed and had a brief interview with him where we discussed my background in more detail, and talked about potential compensation if I were hired. I was called back later that same day to setup a brief in person interview with the CEO later that week, and received an informal offer from the CEO and a written offer via email the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given a basic loop with a variety of return statements and boolean expressions and asked to explain the significance of each.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ifbyphone in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and had a phone interview with the HR representative. It was a standard interview that focused on my work history. This was followed by an in-person panel interview with two sales managers who asked behavioral questions. I appreciated the panel interview and wish more companies would use it, as it respects your time and eliminates the chore of answering the same questions multiple times in a row. I was invited back for the final stage, which was a mock presentation of the software solution to the CEO, SVP of Sales and Customer Experience, and the VP of Sales. I received an offer about an hour after I left the interview. I found the entire process to be straightforward and transparent.

    Interview Questions
    • At the beginning of my final interview: How much time did you spend preparing for this interview?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Major Account Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ifbyphone.

    Interview Details

    A lot of Q/A about job and past experience. Walk around office. Meet with other management.

    Interview Questions
    • Didnt feel like they really cared. Had the impression they brought in a lot of people.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Director of Infrastructure Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Ifbyphone in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Chaotic at best.

    I had applied through their own web site for the position and then followed up through linkedin . I received an email from Billy telling me they would like to schedule a phone conversation with their Senior Technical Recruiter. I spoke to Amy mid-day that day and had an excellent conversation.

    The topic of compensation did come up and I explained that coming into the Chicago Market I did not know what was a "fair" wage and that we could revisit that if there was interest on both sides. That evening I received an email from Amy telling me "our EVP of Engineering would like to chat for 30 minutes on the phone to learn more about you". We scheduled a call for the following day.

    I spent the rest of the night doing my research on the company, signing up for a developer account, getting familiar with the technology. I had read some negative reviews of the company but they were mostly from Sales positions and I could see this being a tough market play so I took the reviews with a grain of salt.

    I was not overly impressed with the technology, but at least I'd be busy fixing and improving things.

    The next morning I receive a very abrupt " we will not be moving forward with your candidacy at this time due to your salary requirements being well outside of our range". This email doesn't even come from anyone I'd been dealing with but through the JobVite site.

    I followed up trying to make sense of it since how was I outside their range since I was quite clear I didn't have a range. It was further complicated by the fact there were two Amy's involved one an internal employee and one an outside contractor. NOTE to HR people, if you have two people with the same first name dealing with a candidate please make that evident.

    It went downhill from there and all of the negative reviews started to make sense. Their technology seems to need a major overhaul and in the end I'm glad they passed on me.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales/Customer Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ifbyphone.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a Ruby dev position. 2 months later, I get a call for a phone screen. I went for an in-person interview and after a conversation with the interview, decide that I would be a better fit for the Sales/Customer Engineer position.

    A week later, I interview with a Sales/Customer Engineer and the hiring manager. It goes well. A few days later, I meet the hiring manager's boss and the CEO. They grill me about my experience and consistently put me on the spot; it felt more like an interrogation than an interview. The same day, I receive a form e-mail saying that "they went in another direction".

    Interview Questions
    • Know the company and it's product offerings inside out. You will be asked to "sell" and explain them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Success Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ifbyphone in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    They wanted to know how much research I did on the company. They were very specific. But I have to say that I am personally less than impressed with the company for a variety of reasons. I passed on the opportunity because I have a good role already and Ifbyphone is an internet company that has been around for 10 years and yet from what I can tell they only do $20M-$25M in yearly sales volume. That is a growth company? After 10 years? Personally not buying the corporate Kool Aid and would be concerned about my own future at that dollar volume of revenue. They have a propaganda machine and no shortage of highly paid executives- but not enough to show for it. Plus, ten years is an eternity in this business climate and who knows about tomorrow?

    Interview Questions
    • They wanted to know how much research I did on the company and the competition. They seemed very matter of fact- but not much personality involved on their part and it was all business. Would have been nice if they would have asked a few personal questions to show they actually do care!   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ifbyphone in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process involved a total of 6 people across two phone interviews and two on-site interviews. The 1st phone interview was with the HR Mgr. The 2nd phone interview was the same day, a few hours later with another Product Consultant. The 1st on-site interview was three employees and the 2nd on-site was with the VP of Sales and the CEO.

    Interview Questions
    • The only question that caught me off guard was, "How much time have you spent on our website?" Not much...I spent more time researching Ifbyphone's social media sites and watching videos about the company. Come prepared and know the website inside and out!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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