I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Lend Lease.
Interview Details – Sidestepped HR by meeting with an exec who I heard was looking. Detailed reference check performed by this exec. Short interview that listed off expectations without waiting for detailed response on my part. Concern for longevity stressed - not using position to get experience and transfer to a different department. Entirely professional dress/atmosphere throughout the process; a conservative environment. There was never any doubt that the position was serious, even if the person filling it was not taken too seriously (meaning I was being offered an opportunity to jump when they said jump, not being offered an opportunity to be enriched personally as part of the team). This is strongly "us" and "them" culture between management and staff.
Interview Question – Was chided for listing a volunteer reference, this surprised me as my work there was exemplary and challenging. I did not expect to need so many business references. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was a take it of leave it offer put on the table. It doubled my current pay at ghd time.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lend Lease in August 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter working for Lend Lease looking for a paid intern. I was looking for a full time job at the time, but the recruiter was very nice and reasonable to my concerns, which made me decide to come in for an interview. I was impressed by their easygoing nature. I came in and talked with the NY Finance Manager who was one of the nicest and straightforward persons I've ever interviewed with. Then he had me sit down at the field office to interview with the people I'd be working with. There were no difficult questions.
Interview Question – Just the standard stuff: Why do you want to work here, where do you see yourself going in the future, etc. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Lend Lease.
Interview Details – The interview process was very straightforward, one superintendent, one project manager, and one senior level executive spending about 20-30 minutes with me each. They paid for me to fly into town and interview (this was back in the days when companies had recruiting budgets large enough to pay for plane tickets). I received an offer letter in a week.
Interview Question – The most difficult question to me was the standard "where do you want to be in 5 years?". Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation...not really a negotiation for that entry level position.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Lend Lease.
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