Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week – interviewed at J. Jill Group (Quincy, MA).
Interview process was fast and efficient from the start. Someone followed up with me in a timely manner and explained everything I needed to know from start to finish. Everyone was very warm and welcoming.
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Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at J. Jill Group (Quincy, MA) in July 2013.
HR or Recruiting person was extremely short with me and spoke over me several times during the phone interview. I had seen some poor reviews here and I sent an email requesting explanation of them from the companies point of view. She would never let me speak through the whole interview. Then hung up on me. Not very profession behavior at all. The salary she quoted was EXTREMELY low for someone with a high level of experience as myself. They want something for nothing.
- I cannot believe the recruiter asked me the most basic questions of where and what I did in my past. She had my resume right in front of her. So did I. LoL 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at J. Jill Group (Quincy, MA) in June 2013.
Brief, I met with two people and interviewed with them both at the same time. They asked me a lot of generic interview questions. I showed them my portfolio and that was pretty much it
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at J. Jill Group (Quincy, MA) in March 2012.
The interview consisted of an hr interview, a technical phone interview, which consisted of OOD questions, followed by two in-person interviews with the development manager, a senior software engineer and the director of IT. It was an easy technical interview, if you know your core OOD principals, you'll be OK.
Reasons for Declining
It seems like a great company to work for, but their IT infrastructure is in the process of getting rebuilt. They don't currently have a formal development process, a project plan or even a QA department. They rely on other employees to get their QA done. The people seemed nice, but I rejected the offer because the offer was not what I was looking for and because they were in the process of creating a new infrastructure. It just seemed like it would be a very chaotic place to work in.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at J. Jill Group (Quincy, MA) in August 2011.
There were about 5 interviews total over about 2 months. The first 3 interviews were at the search firm's office and each one was different, though we reviewed my portfolio and experiences mostly. The final interview was at their HQ outside Boston. They booked my travel and accommodations which made things pretty easy. Upon arrival I met the head of HR, who was very personable and approachable, and really made the whole experience pleasant. She gave me a tour of the grounds and also reserved a conference room for me where I could work between my meetings. Then I interviewed with the CEO.
- How would you change the current look and feel of the brand to attract new customers without alienating the core customers who really like the current look and feel of the brand? Answer Question
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