I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Jive Software in February 2014.
Interview Details – I found this position on Glassdoor and applied online. I was contacted within a couple days by the hiring manager. We had about a 45 minute phone interview and decided that I would come in for in-person interviews. Before I went in, I did about a 45 minute Google hangout with the recruiter who asked about my experience, reason for leaving my current position, why Jive and that position, and a few other behavioral based questions.
For the in-office interviews which lasted an hour and a half, I met with the hiring manager again and then member of the team I'd be working with (6 people) who fired questions at me in a group style. Questions were heavily focused on why I was interested in working for Jive, things I would do (how I'd spend a marketing budget, what my strategy would be, what ideas/improvements I had for the product, how much I knew about the task management space and competitors, etc). Afterwards, I was told by the recruiter (who I debriefed with) that I would be contacted in the next few days if I made it to the final round (they emailed me the next day).
The final round consisted of 3 video conferences, about 30 minutes each, with a Director of cross-functional department, the VP of division, CMO, and head of HR. Everyone was extremely nice and, again, wanted to hear about my experience, why Jive, and how I would approach the position should I be hired. I was also asked to walk them through some examples of how I had handled challenges/situations/business cases in the past.
I received a verbal and written offer a couple days later. Background check was run and references were contacted following. Everything from start to finish took a little over a month.
Overall, it was a very positive experience. While the interview process and amount of people I talked to was extensive, I actually think it was good because by the time I was done, I felt like I had a really good understanding of what was expected from me in the position, what kind of people I'd be working with, and the vision and culture of the company. Also, that it was the right fit. HR did a great job about keeping me in the loop and were prompt and transparent which was really appreciated.
Interview Question – What is one thing you can tell me about yourself that I can't get from your resume?
What challenges do you see yourself having with this position? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was very fair/what I was hoping for, so I did not go into further negotiations.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Jive Software in February 2014.
Interview Details – Reached out over their website, got a call the next day for phone screen. End of week had completed my interview. Passed all interviews, then had a cold call test - passed.
Received offer 2 days later, process was smooth and quick.
Interview Question – What do you bring to Jive that would benefit our current team? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very smooth, open, and honest - they answered any and all questions I had (upward progression, pay, etc.) and dud not beat around the bushes nor make any promises.
Something all candidates should look for in a prospective employer, and they passed with shining colors.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Jive Software in February 2014.
Interview Details – The hiring process was great. It was relaxed, and I was interviewed by soon-to-be peers. The recruiter did a great job at helping find a role in the company that would be a good fit. Both hiring managers made me feel like they were interested in me and my skill, foremost.
Interview Question – I had a mention on reasons for leaving a previous job. In hind-sight, i could have excluded some of the details, because it was difficult to recall or explain. That was all on me though. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Straight forward. The offer was an improvement to my last, and I was ready for the change by the time it was go time.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jive Software in February 2014.
Interview Details – I was very impressed with how full-bodied the interview was. I spoke with about six people and the interview cover many different areas -- technical, behavioral, company fit, etc. They seemed very candid about the environment (the good and the bad) and this made me even more comfortable taking the job in the end.
Interview Question – Since I was applying for a writing position that included some software development skills, they asked me to write a short Java class with some specific characteristics. I was a little bit rusty with some of the particular coding details, but they seemed understanding. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They had a specific recruiting person handling the whole interview/hiring process and he was very patient with my wealth of questions... both by email and phone. I liked how they did this part of the process...
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jive Software in July 2013.
Interview Details – Referred in via a friend. Recruiter contacted me, and explained the process, which began with a "take-home" programming test. I had 24 hours to fulfill the requirements of the test; the recruiter and I agreed upon a time for him to send me the question and start the clock.
After the test, I was flown out to the office for an interview. I met with three engineers on the team for 30-45 minutes each, as well as with the hiring manager, and then had lunch with the team.
Interview questions were mostly technical in nature and related to the specifics of the position, as well as getting my opinion of working in a distributed team (the team was spread out across multiple offices).
They were remarkably fast at turning things around; the offer was extended the following business day.
Interview Question – In-depth questions on memory management. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Jive Software in January 2014.
Interview Details – There were two phone screening sessions, the first with HR and the second with my hiring manager. Each conversation was upbeat and positive, I found that HR recruiting was very active in keeping me involved, and keeping me from moving out of the Jive focus as I was applying and interviewing with other companies at the time. My eventual hiring manager was knowledgeable and friendly in the phone call.
I was brought in for a series of interviews, three hours in total, and spoke with six individuals in total. The interviewers were all very professional and knowledgeable, and I was able to quickly communicate and interact with the team.
Interview Question – N/A Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Jive Software in December 2013.
Interview Details – Initial contact was good. Engr Mgr had as much personality as a college math book. No followup after 2nd interview. The hiring manager did nothing to convince me I would every want to work for them in any capacity. I think the 2nd interviewer was a worker bee. He was nice enough and did touch on the right topics. However, there were no follow-up questions to really dive deeper.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Jive Software in December 2012.
Interview Details – I applied through the traditional (and these days sometimes futile) method of submitting my resume to the position. Within a week I heard back from HR (which reflects the fact that they are absolutely listening and are on top of their resumes.)
Following a brief phone chat with an HR rep that had clearly spoken with the hiring manager, an interview was scheduled. The interview consisted of meeting with five individuals associated with the role - including the reporting manager, as well as co-workers, and senior level individuals. The interview itself was very comfortable - honest back and forths with the interviewees. It wasn't stressful for an interview in that it was clear that everyone involved wanted an honest conversation and evaluation on both sides.
Hiring and on-boarding went very smoothly - they treated me well and I felt very welcomed coming online.
Interview Question – No one question stands out - questions were numerous and being able to speak clearly to qualifications and skills was important. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Jive Software in January 2014.
Interview Details – Jive moves at light speed, and at a high level of quality. I had my initial interviews set up within a week of being identified as a candidate. I then held the interviews, had 2 followup interviews 2 days later, and was hired a few days after that. At each step, Jive said what they were going to do, and did it, flawlessly. The culture balances a high degree of fun with a laser focus on execution.
Interview Question – How to manage large, complex customers Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was straightforward and transparent. They were very clear on their rationale for the comp package, but at no time did I feel it was a take it or leave it offer - it was a dialog throughout the entire process.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Jive Software in December 2013.
Interview Details – Responded to jobs discussion by recruiter. Received reply 2 weeks later.
Scheduled a phone interview 1 week later with recruiter.
Recruiter seemed polite enough. I followed up with an emails 1 and 2 weeks later.
No response. I messaged recruiter through linked in and was told my resume
received no feedback or traction. I felt this was rude.
Interview Question – Recruiter asked for my salary range and I said I was open.
He didn't like what I was making in the San Francisco area however. View Answer
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