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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Mimecast in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone, in person

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Enterprise Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Mimecast in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was talked into this Interview by a recruiter. Although, at least 3 other recruiters seem to have the same role as well as Mimecast advertising directly.

    Attended the Interview and the 1st alarm bell to ring was their visitors book which was full of familiar (and some very talented) names in local ICT sales going back months.

    Interview started with a general intro and chit chat about background and then went rather quickly into what seemed to be nothing more than an attempt to pump me for information regarding key customers they are targeting locally.

    Amusingly, despite being told they were already trading (and doing great business) with Dimension Data at the beginning of the interview the country manager (who apparently forgot he'd said it) then had a lot of questions about how they should target Dimension Data and who my local contacts were.

    Unfortunately, The local management team are all UK ex-pats who have no background in the local ICT market and their strategy seems to be limited to pointing out that they aren't Symantec and to hire sales staff who can effectively walk them into their key target accounts via relationships

    Mimecast play in a very competitive space and while they are talking big OTE $$$ I would consider it to be a hard place to make money at least in the next couple of start-up years but a very easy place for a sales person to be left wearing the blame for poor results once the honeymoon is over.

    Added to that it seems all very casual, I was actually told by the country manager during the interview that he was in "no hurry to hire anyone" which begged the question as to why I was sitting there and only enhanced the feeling they are just tyre kicking.

    Interview Questions
    • None really, With the large number of good sales people they have seen thus far the interview seemed to be nothing more than a free information gathering session on the local landscape for their benefit rather than a job interview.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Sales and Marketing Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Mimecast in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is slow and usually there are 4 interviews. Although for this position I only went through 2. Mimecast has an induction and education process which is extremly detailed and you have to show management you understand the ins and outs before you will be let anywhere near a customer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Mimecast in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    First was the phone interview with quite an interesting guy. No technical questions for some reason. Just some personality/background probing.

    Then interview in an office with some department leads. Can't remember any technical questions again, just more of the same - personality/background/experience, describe previous projects, what drives you etc.

    At the end they said i wasn't passionate enough and i'm not really sure what were they meaning by that. First i'm generally perceived as a pleasant person to talk to. And I've asked the guy on the phone a lot of things about the company and the work process, it was quite interesting and i was excited. Then those 2 guys with questions they're asking on any interview, far from interesting. They haven't done anything to make me want to work in the company.

    So i have a feeling they're not interested in professionals, they're interested in young passionate devs who are desperate to be hired by anyone really and can work for peanuts.

    So if you want to work there - smile a lot and don't forget to jump with excitement from time to time, no matter how good you are, that helps.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe me the architecture of the previous project you were working on.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Pre-Sales SE Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Mimecast in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Horrible company, stay away! Muliple phone interviews followed by on-site face to face. I was forced to do puzzles and other strange "interviewing techniques". Completely unprofessional. When asked what my present salary was they actually laughed in my face. Puzzles after 20 years of experience?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    .NET Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Mimecast in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process is very relaxed and does not have book questions. They are mostly interested in your problem solving skills and very deep knowledge of technologies in common. They are not looking for wizard monkeys who only know how to create solutions from templates in Visual Studio and not using just microsoft stack. The .NET server side positions are incredibly interesting and technologically challenging.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing in particular, most answers rely on your personal coding experience   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    i didn't negotiate at that stage
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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