I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Instructure in November 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was extensive, meeting lots of people. Within the marketing department you'll be mostly interviewed by Misty, who is an excellent hiring manager and executive. She's committed to moving people forward in their careers and putting them in positions where they can succeed.
Interview Question – Was a presentation we had to give to the CEO, but this practice is no longer continued at this level. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Instructure in October 2013.
Interview Details –
Began with a phone interview with recruiter. Asked why I was interested, what my expectations were, all that... He then scheduled an interview on-site with the hiring manager.
On-site interview was very laid back. Simple questions about my resume and hypothetical situations about dealing with clients/leads. He then went through the negatives of the job ("we are basically glorified filters for the salesmen") and asked if I would be okay with that.
One interesting point: I asked for him to describe the culture there. He said if the culture had a personality it would be that of an entitled punk teenager. (I would agree after being there 30 minutes.)
After 30 - 45 minutes, he brought in the rest of the team to ask me questions. Really ad-hoc questions to get a feel for personality and work habits.
Interview Question – There weren't any difficult questions. The position was pretty entry level. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
I had a pleasant experience with the interviews at this point and had full intentions prior to the interview to work there. However, I learned they didn't have much of a career path for me in marketing. I also had other interviews scheduled at this point that I felt better about. Pay was lower (initial phone interview was told range was $7k higher than what was really offered), drive was further, culture wasn't right for me.
Now for the bad part: the recruiter that called me was different than the first guy I talked with. She called me to offer the position and ran through the pay and everything I would qualify for... I then said, can I have some time to mull it over and give you my answer by EOD. She seemed annoyed at that, so then she went into defensive mode and said "well if you just aren't going to take it we need to get on with it and go with someone else." So I mentioned I have some other offers on the table and there could be some changes at my current place and I need some time to think about it. She asked me if I thought about what if my manager counter-offers, I said no I haven't assumed anything yet. She then asked me "Did you tell the hiring manager in your interview anything about other interviews or what you would do if your manager counter-offers." Really!? Why would I mention anything like that in any interview. So I politely said it happened after the fact (which some of this did.) Anyway.... she gave me an hour to call her back. I didn't feel good about the position, so I called her back to politely decline.
That wasn't good enough for her. She wanted to talk about it ( I don't blame her, she's a recruiter.) The questions then were in the vein of: Why are you wasting our time?
I answered all her questions and when it got too much, I asked back after a question, "Excuse me can you say that one more time?" At this point she asked to put me on hold for 30 seconds. She comes back on and says, "It looks like we are good thanks for your time bye."
Most awkward call I've ever had with a recruiter.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Instructure in July 2013.
Interview Details – I only dealt with one manager. We talked briefly about education and background but focused mainly on my passions and areas of interest. We had a quick phone call, then a short internship. A lot of people come into the company through internships. It matters more on what you bring instead of what you have done.
Interview Question – For my position, we dove into learning theories and best practices. Not typical for this software company. But they expected me to know my stuff. I had to explain in detail what theories they were discussing and my position on them. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Little negotiation. They gave me an offer without much play. I was able to request a followup meeting after working at the company for a time to revisit salary and benefits.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Instructure in June 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter then submitted my application online and was contacted by Instructure, after a phone interview I was asked to come in and meet with the hiring manager. The interview as with a group of people the manager and several others that were already in the role. After that interview I met with HR for a separate interview and was told I would hear back. I did a week later and was given an offer.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time in which you had to tell a customer no or fix a problem for a customer and outline each step you took. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was straight forward, I had a discussion with HR on what would work for me and what they could offer. The offer was very competitive.
I applied through other source and interviewed at Instructure.
Interview Details – Interview process was a bit ad-hoc. Large group all at once interviewed on the white board. Postgres favored shop. Did not feel welcome among peers. Manager was happy to hire me (impressed) but peers were picky (but I was not impressed by them). Felt a little like a startup on steroids with a personality cult.
Interview Question – If you were to implement (big name website) how would you do it. Answer Question
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