I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MicroEdge in August 2013.
Interview Details – Online application submitted without cover letter. 20-30 minute phone interview with HR followed by an intensive assessment (approx. 2 hours to complete at home). If that goes well, phone interview with hiring manager and then face-to-face interview where you are asked to again complete a similar assessment, but this one is done in their offices. You will likely meet with other employees doing the job that you applied for - They are not managers or decision makers.
Interview Question – The assessments are probably the most difficult part of the process (depending on the person). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable
Interviewed at MicroEdge
Interview Details – Difficult hiring process. Must take an aptitude test prior to even getting in the door
Interview Question – Must give a sample presentation prior to receiving an offer Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Great negotiation phase
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at MicroEdge in July 2013.
Interview Details – I began working with MicroEdge in mid-May for a position with their Professional Services division. Communication early on was prompt and personal. I was invited to take an assessment and personality test from my computer at home. Following that, I was asked to have a phone interview with an HR Recruiter. The interview went well and was invited to speak to a Sr HR Recruiter in a different city. Following that interview, I was invited to conduct yet another phone interview with the director of the division in yet another city on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. I waited and waited for the call and it never came. Contacting any of the previous individuals I had already dealt with proved unsuccessful, so I waited over a long weekend; wondering what had happened. Someone finally got back to me on Wednesday, saying they were looking for someone with more implementation experience. Really? No one was going to tell me this? I had to ask myself why I hadn't been contacted? An HR recruiter encouraged me to pursue other positions within the company and, against my better judgment, I obliged. I had another series of phone interviews and was invited to come into the Minneapolis office to re-take the assessment test (yes, RE-TAKE) in person, apparently to ensure I hadn't "cheated" the first time at home. I also sat in a conference room by myself and had 3 more phone interviews with managers in New York. Nearly a month later, I was informed that they had gone with an internal candidate, but that I should take another look at the open positions and continue applying. No. Thanks.
Interview Question – What is your favorite app on your iPhone and why? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at MicroEdge in June 2013.
Interview Details –
Did first phone interview went well.
Got an aptitude test to take after that. It was timed and very hard. It said that you didn't need to answer every question.
They reviewed my files but did not extend another interview to me.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at MicroEdge.
Interview Details – The entire process is ludicrous. Be prepared for HR to send you an in depth skills/IQ/personality test that takes about 3 hours to complete. Then prepare for a phone interview with HR if based on your test results their Parent company, Vista Equities, deems you a "suitable candidate". Then prepare for the manager of whatever department you're applying with to schedule a phone interview. Then (again, depending on department) prepare for the manager to schedule an interview for you with a "senior member". THEN, after you've wasted all of your saved vacation hours, prepare for them to invite you on-site to RETAKE an hour long portion of the IQ test and then proceed to interview with every single team member.
Interview Question – 3 people you admire and why Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No ability to negotiate and they "forget" to mention salary until quite far along in the interview process. I provided my salary requirements to the HR contact early on when she asked. The next time I heard any talk of salary was when they offered me a position nearly 20% lower than my current salary.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MicroEdge in May 2013.
Interview Details –
Contacted me through email to set up a phone interview. I talked to HR for a little bit answering basic questions such as tell me about yourself and etc. I was then contacted by what I could tell as the head of HR and repeated a lot of questions and talked about the company some.
Contacted a few days later asking to take an online assessment which is about equivalent to an IQ test with some personality questions as well. This took about 2 hours and seemed a bit ridiculous.
Got setup for a technical phone interview with the project manager of the group. He asked a lot of Object Oriented concepts specific to C#.
What is inheritance, polymorphism, abstract class, virtual methods?
What is an interface and how does multiple inheritance work in C++ and C#?
Object vs. Class
Function overloading vs. Function overriding
I wasn't offered an onsite interview but beware that you retake the IQ test at their office from what I have read to ensure it was you who took it the first time.
Interview Question – I wasn't ready for OO questions specific to C# so I struggled more than I should have on those parts. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at MicroEdge.
Interview Details –
I had this interview in 2012, but it almost feels like yesterday.
I originally wanted to work for this company because it was right in line with my career goals. A day or two after I applied online, they sent me a link to a 2 hour test based on mathematics, IQ, and cognitive problems. Originally, I could not complete the test due to a personal matter, but they promptly sent me an email 2 days later asking me to complete it. Although I admired their persistence, I found it odd that they were giving me a second chance when the previous email stated that I would be rejected if I failed to complete the test.
After completing the test, they emailed me the very next day to schedule a phone interview. The first interview was with a HR recruiter (more than likely in a Junior role). As expected, this turned out to be the nicest interview out of the many to come. Two questions and I was done.
Then I was invited to the second interview with the Senior HR Representative. A slightly tougher interview, but very nice person. She was quite patient with me and didn't seem to be forcing me into a corner.
By the time I was invited to a third interview, I thought that this one will be in the bag. Boy, was I wrong?! The Director of Technical Support was tough, but not in a productive kind of way. A lot of the questions seemed unfair, even downright unprofessional. Many questions concerning my work experience had nothing to do with the job ad that was posted - i.e. questions about database knowledge and programming; they weren't even listed as requirements for the job! How frustrating!
To make matters worse, I was chastised because I couldn't name EVERYTHING that the company does, but still invited to interview for a FOURTH time with a tech person (non-management). Salary and bonus were never mentioned during the entire interview process.
I feel like I wasted time with them and I was being made a mockery. During difficult times in the economy, it is important that employers keep candidates motivated during the interview process. A potential candidate should not be beaten up for not knowing every facet of the company. It's understandable when a person is totally unprepared and hadn't done their homework, but I did.
All of the previous comments about this place were right on the money. I wouldn't interview with them again even if you paid me.
Interview Question – "What is your experience with mySQL?" - I know what mySQL is, but they made it sound like this is a heavy requirement for the position even though it was not listed as such on the job advertisement. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at MicroEdge in November 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online. A few days later, a recruiting associate reached out and provided a link to a 2 hour IQ test I needed to take. The day after I completed it, the associate reached out and set up a time for us to speak. She called about 10 minutes late, said hello and immediately began reading a list of scripted questions. I've been asked these unoriginal scripted questions in the past and was very put off by them. At one point during her reading of these questions, I stopped her and begin asking my own questions. The associate was unable to answer any questions to my satisfaction nor provide anything other than basic responses. After the call was done, the associate set up a call with another recruiter for the next day. I waited the next day for a call but did not receive one so I reached out. I was told that the recruiter was running late and had to reschedule. At that point, I decided cease my pursuit in the role. The interview process was very unprofessional. They just wanted to gather as much info as possible without giving any info in return. An interview is for the potential employeer and employee. This is not a place I want to work for.
Interview Question – If you've ever spoken to a recruiter, you've heard these questions before. "What accomplishment are you most proud of?", "How do you contribute to your company?" Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and interviewed at MicroEdge.
Interview Details – I applied online, got an email from HR saying the next step is to complete an employee assessment, personality and aptitude test online. They tell you to allow 2 HOURS to complete them! These are timed intelligence, psychological tests consisting of vocabulary recognition, graphic puzzles, letter sequence brain teasers and word problems. Example: Which of the following metals can be magnetized? Which letter follows the sequence below? Which diagram follows the sequence of the previous three? Highly offensive to me, as this has nothing to do with your job qualifications. Wasnt selected for the job and just as well, because after this experience I was sorry I applied in the first place. My advice is to stay away, dont waste your time with this company.
Interview Question – What song best describes you? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MicroEdge in August 2012.
Interview Details –
I found the job on LinkedIn and applied online. About 3 days later, I got an email inviting me to take an assessment. It was basically an IQ test with some math and personality questions. I didn't think I did very well and forgot about it, but I got an email 2 weeks later asking me to do a phone interview with HR. That interview was simple. She just asked me one or two questions then asked if I had any questions.
After that, she set me up to talk to the QA team leader on the phone the next day. That was another simple interview where I got a better feel for the job.
The next day, I got an email requesting an in-house interview. In the email, the HR rep said I would be re-verifying my IQ test results in-house and then having a short meeting with one of the QA engineers.
Once I got to the office, I re-took the logic and math portion of the test and then met with the QA engineer. He asked me more standard questions, but didn't seem very comfortable interviewing. He mentioned that he hadn't been there long and didn't know why they asked him to interview me. I thought the interview was over, but when he left, he said he'd send the next person in. This guy was a little more intense than I was expecting, considering all the other people I'd talked to. He asked some more difficult questions about my resume and experience. After that, I met with the team leader and talked briefly about the job.
About a week later, I got an email saying they were going with someone else for the QA position. I was kind of sad by this because I really liked the company and the position and had gotten kind of far in the process. In the same e-mail, the HR rep mentioned that she thought I'd be a good fit in another position in technical support. I was kind of disappointed but asked for more information anyway.
After a few days, I was eventually set up to talk with the director of tech support. Once I got on the phone with her, she pretty much let me know I wasn't what she was looking for and to not get my hopes up. Two days later, I got a generic rejection email for the tech support position.
I really liked the company and everyone was really nice, but I'm not sure why they kept me on the hook for the tech support position when the director had no interest in me whatsoever.
Interview Question – How do you know if you've done something well? Answer Question
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