Istonish Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Istonish.
Interview Details – I Interviewed with the CEO offsite. She seemed concerned about having me interview at the HQ office. I'd known her from previous industry association, so I that wasn't a big issue. I was a bit surprised by how unorganized she was, and that she didn't really prepare any relevant questions for the interview. She seemed to be primarily concerned with esoteric kinds of things like positive energy, and harmony with those energy flows. She also felt the need to remind me, on several occasions, that she was the CEO now, after having assumed the role from her sister, the other owner. There were several other conversations that followed, then one day she asked me if I was ready to come on board. That was followed by another meeting to discuss compensation.
Interview Question – I was asked how important I thought it was to be aware of the energy flow in a group setting and whether I could honor the dynamic of that universal energy. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I told them what I need to join the organization. The CEO seemed surprised, but I held my ground and explained I would not be willing to make the commitment they were asking for less that what I asked for.
Sales Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Istonish in November 2011.
Interview Details – Met with VP and CEO on two different occasions. We discussed my previous history of selling software and service solutions for various size organizations. There were also discussions about specific examples of success stories, challenges, relationship management. The vetting process was fairly standard after that - reference checks, background, etc..
Interview Question – Who drives the decision in choosing to outsource IT services? View Answer
Business Development Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Istonish in October 2012.
Interview Details – Initial introduction conversation with Executive Search firm. In person meeting with Executive Management. Additional insight into the company and position opportunity. Second in person interview with VP of Business Development. Details about compensation and commission structure, CRM tools and marketing initiatives. Detailed phone conversation with tenued Recruiter to understand sourcing candidate process and client satisfaction history. Third opportunity to meet addtional Executive Management on the Delivery/Consulting Services business.
Interview Question – What don't you like about the IT staffing business in Denver? What would you like to see change in the way some companies do business with contract agencies? Answer Question