I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kenexa in October 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring or 'onboarding process' is very long and drawn out.
Interview Question – I had two interviews here and was extremely nervous for my first one and was rejected. The second one, I was more relaxed and pretty much lead the interview. I don't remember any specific questions, though the process was broken down to me as I came with no recruiting experience. My hiring manager made me feel very relaxed and at ease. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I got what I asked for.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Kenexa.
Interview Details – My resume was mined off Monster so I received a phone screen call from a recruiter. I was then advanced to the VP of Client Services for a phone interview. I then met with the department manager and was also provided a co-worker's contact information for a peer review. After that, I was flown out to Boston to meet other division managers and had lunch with the department manager who I would be reporting to. The experience was positive and I was definitely "sold" the company and culture while I was there. "Webhire" had just been acquired by Kenexa and so the team that interviewed me was from the original Webhire crew. My interview process was more indicative of how Webhire managed it and not Kenexa so there was some confusion about next steps once I was made an offer. It was AFTER I was hired that they had me complete a behavioral assessment (good thing I was a good fit for the position!). I'm not sure if they still administer these assessments, but don't be surprised if you're required to complete one. The cool thing was that when I went to Lincoln, NE for my company orientation, I got to meet with one of Kenexa's staff PhD's to review my behavioral assessment--one of the highlights of my trip. Orientation seemed like a waste of time as there was a lot of information related to working in the office (dress code, etc), although I was a virtual employee.
Interview Question – "What's your current salary?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – I had also received another offer from a local company on the same day. Both offers were comparable so there was no need to negotiate. The one thing I requested was more vacation time as I was giving up 4 weeks from my current job, and the offer only included 2 weeks and was denied any increase (I requested 3 weeks). I accepted the offer anyway.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Kenexa in July 2013.
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Ridiculous and unorganized. I applied for a recruiter position online, and instantly got a call from an internal recruiter who told me that their pay range was about 8k less than what I wanted, and tried to convince me that she could get me in for a recruiter coordinator position so that I could gain more experience. She scheduled me for a phone screen that day, which I completed. I never heard back so tried to call a few days later, and her phone number did not work. I was unsuccessful with tracking her down for feedback.
A month later I got a call stating that they wanted to set up an interview for a Recruiter I position. I scheduled the phone interview, and the manager never called. I called that recruiter and we rescheduled. I was told that they could only do it at 12noon and it would take an hour, and I only had a 30 minute lunch. I was able to arrange it, and that manager did not call me, another one did 10 minutes late. He was nice, apologized for the last episode, told me about the position, and basically we went through a review of a resume. I was told the decision would be made quickly, but I never heard back. I called to check and was told that someone would call me that next week. I heard nothing. I called again about a week later, and was treated like I was a burden. 6 weeks later, no answer. If I had to take time out, and lose pay for an interview, I should at least get an answer.
Interview Question – Tell me about each position on your resume, how it pertains to this job, and why you left. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Kenexa.
Interview Details – Screening Process was simple. Second part was a phone interview with about 45 minutes worth of questions. Guy was really nice.
Interview Question – What is customer service to you. Who is the hardest person you've ever had to work for and why. How did you over come that situation. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation took place in the screening process. I gave an offer. They counter offered me. We met in the middle. Be stern, they will try to get you to go lower before they agree to the final offer.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kenexa.
Interview Details – Very Streamlined and efficient... It better be as it is a Human Resource Capital Management company. These guys know what their doing and they are smart to call candidates in or out quickly so as to not waste either party's time or effort.
Interview Question – "Lets pretend, for a moment we offered you the position today at a salary more than twice what you made last year. This is just pretend now... How would you continue to push yourself if money was no longer the driving force to excel in a competitive sales role? And what are looking for from your management team to keep you inspired to be more successful day in and day out?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – The role was to sell compensation software. They offered 20% more than what the role typically should list at for inside sales executive. No need to get greedy, it was more than a fair offer.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Kenexa.
Interview Details – Work culture is pretty bad though they portray nicely during the interview. Interview is easy.
Interview Question – There were few questions in the online test they ask you to take. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There will not be any negotiation or wiggle room.
Interviewed at Kenexa
Interview Details –
Had initial phone screen with a recruiter who was very friendly and professional. Told me what to expect during the initial screening and what the next steps would be.
Was scheduled for additional phone screens with a Program Manager and the Director. Both were professional and asked the typical questions regarding applicable experience with managing projects.
Had a third call for a behavioral assessment interview with 65 questions. Was a little surprised this was done over the phone vs. an online assessment, especially since Kenexa has an assessment solution.
Interview Question – Typical behavioral-based questions related to experience with project management, customer relations, and strategy. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Kenexa in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was very easy, very relaxed and my Manager, who was awesome, and is no longer there, was very forthcoming about the work.
Interview Question – There were really no difficult questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was offered more than what I had asked for...
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Kenexa in February 2013.
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Applied via Monster.com
Had 4 phone interviews with various Kenexa product management, professional services, and consulting leadership. Great conversations. Recruiter was fantastic, direct, and wonderful to work with during the process.
Interview Question – The most difficult question came when I was asked about how to balance requests from the customer, especially when unhappy, with the priorities and responsibilities of Kenexa. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate the max salary for the position because I was coming from a Finance role that required significant analytical and technical skills which the job required.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Kenexa.
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Although some of the tools Kenexa has built are used as part of the evaluation process, their general process was surprisingly low tech and unsophisticated.
They do use assessments if you make it to that part of their hiring process.
Face to face interviews are usually run by 3 or more managers and (future) peers, but results are compared by gut checks versus any real grading system (as far as I could tell).
Interview Question – This place can get nutty at times, why would you want to work here? View Answer
Good work/life balance an options to work from home.
Pay is comparable to my experience and skills
Professional, but still fun atmosphere
Caring Management/Staff when it comes to personal issues and work/life balance
Lots of trainings and… – Full Review
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