I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Level 3 Communications.
Interview Details – Forgot I had applied here, but heard back about a month after applying. Once I heard back, it went pretty fast. 30 minute phone screen with recruiter, followed by 2 hour interview session in Broomfield. Spoke with the VP of the department as well as the 3 managers that worked for him in 30 minute blocks. Mostly just talked about my experience and interest in Level 3, some people were more interested in technical details than others. Interviewed on Friday, heard back on Monday or Tuesday.
Interview Question – Can you explain what MPLS is? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I tried to negotiate on salary, but didn't get any movement.
I applied online - interviewed at Level 3 Communications in September 2011.
Interview Details – I was required to have 2 phone interviews followed by multiple back to back interviews (face to face) after which I didn't hear anything for more than a month. The questions were not difficult but they did tend to focus on specific methodologies (PMP, Six Sigma, etc.) Level 3 places a high emphasis on these certifications and generally on subject matter expertise.
Interview Question – There was a lot of emphasis placed on specific methodologies and my understanding of them. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was unable to negotiate and was told that the offer was already signed off on by leadership and that I couldn't get any additional money because compared to others on the team that were making more/less the salary they were offering was justified. I was also informed that I would not qualify for any relocation or bonus despite this being dangled by leadership during the interview process previously.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Level 3 Communications.
Interview Details – Initial phone interview-explained the position and gave a brief intro to the company
Personality/IQ test- Behavior questions, math (pretty simple), then word analogies (SAT format).
45 min Phone Interview- Once again went over job description. Know a little bit about the company. Research the products and services the company offers. Be prepared to talk about your professional and educational background.
Face to Face Interview- Your in a board room with 3-4 employees of Level 3. One of them was a recent hire (Sales Manager) whom didn't seem to be that educated. You'd be suprised if you actually research your interviewer's which one's embelish their roles. Continue to know a little about Level 3. Questions are stictly behavioral. How would you handle a specific situation. How would you engage a Client etc.
Your recruiter is very informative as to what to be prepared for before each following interview.
Good Advice: Be yourself, remain calm, and know your interviewing for a position within the firm. It's important to not repeat questions throughout the process. Remember to take notes. Phone interviews are a great way to have cheat sheets.
What not to do: refrain from asking questions you can find out after you've been selected to work for Level 3. You may encounter an arrogant interviewer, don't make them feel stupid. You won't get selected.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Level 3 Communications in April 2013.
Interview Details – It is actually a career fair. Each group will interview one student at a time. About 2 groups for each student. Talk last about 20 min. Mostly about what they are doing then how can you fit into that and talk a little about technical questions.
Interview Question – Not so hard, just relax. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Level 3 Communications in July 2012.
Interview Details – My first interview with the General Manager was less than a half hour. The interviewing manager explained that she needed to multitask a bit because it was the end of the month. We were interrupted often and in hindsight I should have taken this as a sign. My second set of interviews were with someone who would be my peer and a Sr. Sales Engineer. The interview with my future peer was very informative and candid. My interview with the SE was to say the least, bizarre. He seem quite irritated that he was asked to interview me. His social skills were off-putting and made me feel very uncomfortable. He did not have an advance copy of my resume so I provided him with a copy. I asked him is he would like me to give him an overview and he choose to read it as I sat there awkwardly. He then decided we should role play. I was asked to create a scenario where he was a customer and I was a Level 3 sales person. I was completely taken off guard and did my best to fumble through this process.
Interview Question – I don't recall any particularly difficult or unexpected questions, just the impromptu role playing was difficult. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Simple, they asked what salary I expected and they had not issue.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Level 3 Communications.
Interview Details – Hiring process was super simple. I knew the hiring director, didn't even have to interview. At Level 3, it is all about who you know.
Interview Question – none, I never had to interview. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Level 3 Communications in January 2013.
Interview Details – Very professional interview process with all contact going through recruiters. Took about 1 month from the time they contacted me to get an offer. But will have taken 3 months end to end from when I applied, interviewed, offer made and I will start the new job.
Interview Question – Strengths / weaknesses, how would your current boss describe you, where do you see yourself in 5 years, talk about teamwork with technical engineers, why do you want to work here, why this job, how do you handle conflict, what's been your most challenging work problem. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Only one round of negotiations as there wasn't too much they could do about salary (that's what they said). Start date was also negotiated as I wanted to start later and they wanted me to start ASAP. We split the difference.
I applied online - interviewed at Level 3 Communications in July 2012.
Interview Details – HR initial phone interview. interview with Manager. Offer 3-4 weeks later.
Interview Question – none really Answer Question
Reason for Declining – had better salary offer from another company
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Level 3 Communications in March 2009.
Interview Details – I had a standard interview, one on one meeting with the manager of the group. We discussed my background and my desire to be a part of the process. We discussed what the company was planning to do in the immediate future as well as the next few years. I was able to meet some of the other employees at their desks and ask them some generic questions.
Interview Question – All of the questions were pretty standard, nothing off the wall. “Where do you want to be in five years”, “What are your strengths, what are your weaknesses.” Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They made an offer and I accepted it.
I applied online and interviewed at Level 3 Communications.
Interview Details – Two face to face interviews.
Interview Question – If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do/buy? View Answer
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