Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Jenny Craig in January 2012.
Interview Details –
I received a call from a Recruiter saying that she had an exciting opportunity for me at Jenny Craig. I asked her when did her client (Jenny Craig) want to meet me for an interview and she replied that no interview was necessary and that I was to report to work at 9:00 a.m the following morning and gave me a contact name.
I arrive on time, I announce to the Receptionist that I was there to meet with my contact and she immediately handed me a job application and briefly spoke about the interview process. Although an unusual process when working through an agency, I figured it was company policy and filled out the application and was told that a different person would be 'interviewing me' because my contact was unavailable.
At this point I figured there was a misunderstanding between Jenny Craig and the Agency and that I would be there for an actual interview and to work. Several people greeted me during the 90 minute wait and they all asked me the same questions with a 'deer in headlights' look in their faces: "What position are you here for?" followed by "And who are you going to interview with?"
Finally after a very long wait, two ladies come greet me at the lobby and one says "We've been waiting for you all morning..." to what I replied "I have been here all morning." They looked at each other asked me "Did XYZ meet with you earlier?" my response "No. She was unavailable according to the Receptionist and I was advised to wait for you here."
I could go on for days with all the ridiculous details but the bottom line is - I was asked to sit and wait until they both came back from an "important and unrelated meeting" so that "we could sort things out." I responded that I could come back the following morning, allowing them sufficient time to discuss internally with my contact and my Recruiter. Obviously I was being polite - what I really wanted to say was: "Call me if you ever get your heads out of your @sses!"
Interview Question – "Why are you here?" View Answer
Reason for Declining – Per my narrative above, I really did not decline 'an offer'... I basically was caught up in the middle of a huge communication gap.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jenny Craig in December 2012.
Interview Details – I was first interviewed by phone, then was interviewed in office. Waited a little over a week for my final answer, which was, they had picked another candidate that had previously worked for Jenny and has experience. I thought my interview went very well and was pretty sure I had the job. The phone interview caught me off guard, not much time to think, but the un person.interview questions were almost identical.
Interview Question – How have you helped a friend reach a personal goal? View Answer
I applied online and interviewed at Jenny Craig.
Interview Details – Apply online, phone interview first, in-person second, then another phone interview followed
Interview Question – Did I ever have to argue something to upper management, why and what was the outcome Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Straight hourly plus commission.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Jenny Craig in April 2012.
Interview Details – Very misleading in that they post for one position but when you get there they tell you it's for something else
Interview Question – Can't remember at this point the questions were so long Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is absolutely no negotiating on anything
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jenny Craig in June 2012.
Interview Details – One phone interview,one in person interview and one last phone interview.
Interview Question – Can you type and talk at the same time? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is not any negotiating.
I applied online - interviewed at Jenny Craig in March 2013.
Interview Details – Two interviews. They like to hear specific past examples. For example, they asked how I achieved specific sales results in the past. They wanted to know what the goal was, the steps I took to achieve it and what the exact end dollar result was.
Interview Question – We actually did what was called a role play. I had to be the consultant and they were the client. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Jenny Craig.
Interview Details – Can sometimes be lenghty. When you apply on line it can take a bit longer. A outisde company will call you and schedule the first interview. If you happen to be a client applying or in person, you sometimes have a meeting with the Center Director. Then you wait and see if the Area Director is coming to town or if you'll be doing a phone interview.
Interview Question – When was a time you had to exercise ethics in making a decision that was difficult? Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Jenny Craig in June 2013.
Interview Details – Go through a phone interview then they call to set up face to face.
Interview Question – Regular questions i.e. "Have you ever had an experience where you had a confrontation from someone else and how did you handle it?" "What is your biggest weakness?" "What is your biggest strength?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I went through 2 interviews. They sent me to a location that was different they the job posting. During the interview, I was applying for a position that was base plus commission , they offered me a little more dollar rate but then no commission. I needed a job desperately so I took it.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Jenny Craig.
Interview Details – When I got to the center the person I was to see was not there. I was told she was out for the day. No one there knew I was supposed to be coming in for interview. One of the women there called several other people in other offices and found another location I could go to for interview.
Interview Question – Would I cover up for another employee if I knew they had done something against company policy Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not really any negotiation -- just take it or leave it. They did tell me I would be making more in commission than I do.
I applied online - interviewed at Jenny Craig in November 2012.
Interview Details –
online through craigs list
first interview was via phone.
2nd interview was via phone
3rd interview was at centre
4th interview was with area director
Interview Question – it would have been easier to just walk into the centre with resume Answer Question
Negotiation Details – i was hired as part-time only. Unfortunately, management set her up to be fired - she was fired after i went through training. Very confusing to me, she had a great column and hit 40,000 a few time during her term. I found the same thing happening with me. I was set up to be fired
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