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Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at InsideSales.Com in February 2013.
Interview Details – Did a phone interview with an HR guy. Brought in for an interview. I thought I nailed it. The technical questions were easy. Felt I had impressed them. The gave me a quiz on PHP for web dev. I know I got these right. Then I got the e-mail saying "no offer". So I was a little confused. Got a better job in the mean time yet they still try to recruit me.
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at InsideSales.Com
Interview Details – I applied on their site and got a call for phone interview. HR seemed very nice and helpful but the people who took my interview seemed to be in hurry or they had already decided that they don't find me fit. I think in about 5 minutes they hung up. I was interrupted while I was answering one question if I had any questions and I was confused as in why is he asking me this so soon. I asked something and then he hung up. There was suppose to be someone else too but he had no questions for me.
Seriously speaking I found the company to be very promising and would have liked to work there but not after all this.
If they found me not fit for the position then I would have appreciated if they would have told me this upfront rather than just passing by like air.
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at InsideSales.Com in September 2012.
Interview Details – My initial contact with the company was at one of the regularly held open houses. There was food and a chance to circulate and chat with the recruiter and prospective co-workers. There was a short presentation about what the company does and a Q&A session. There was a tour of the workplace and an opportunity to talk more one-on-one with potential co-workers and a hiring manager. I requested an interview and got an email address to submit my resume.
Before going to the interview, I filled out the application and took a personality inventory (Persogenics). The Persogenics results are used in hiring decisions but there was no explanation of how much weight they are given.
Next, I had an interview with the hiring managers, which covered my employment history, what kind of projects I had worked on, and what kind of worker I was. The questions were not very detailed. I had the opportunity to ask any questions I wanted. It probably took 30-40 minutes.
The second interview was with the CEO, who makes it a priority to interview all prospective hires. He is very energetic and intelligent, and obviously passionate about what the company is doing. He asked high-level questions about my work history, personality in the workplace, and strengths and weaknesses. After spending some time with him, it's easy to believe that the company is going to take over the world. This interview took another 30 minutes or so.
I received an offer the morning after the interview. I had two days to make a decision. Moving quickly on new hires is typical for the company.
Interview Question – There were no really unexpected questions, but there were a couple of the typical difficult ones, such as "What is your biggest personal weakness?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did get an offer to stay at my current employer with a salary increase. I asked the recruiter if they would be willing to make a counter-offer. The answer was "possibly", but that they were not going to get into a bidding war. They were also not willing to give me extra time beyond the initial two days to negotiate or make a decision.
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