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No Offer – Interviewed in Long Beach, CA Sep 2011 – Reviewed Oct 6, 2011
Interview Details –
I submitted my resume online for a Human Resources position which was posted as a temporary assignment. I received a call from the Recruiter on the same day of my resume submission, in order to agree upon a phone interview date. We agreed on a date, which happened to be the very next day. I was sent an application and was instructed to complete and return prior to the phone interview, which I did.
The Recruiter called at the exact time agreed on, and phone interview lasted approximately 35 minutes,
The questions were primarily focused on the basic qualifications of the position and a few behavioral questions. When the phone interview concluded, I was informed that I would receive a call within the week if I was further considered for an in-person interview. I received a call from the Recruiter within 3 days of the phone interview and was invited for a personal interview.
I received an email confirmation of the pertinent details for the interview, which was very helpful. I arrived for my scheduled interview 10 minutes early, and was warmly greeted by the receptionist who was very professional and personable. She announced to the interviewer that I had arrived, made a name tag for me and asked me to be seated.
The interviewer appeared in the lobby to greet me 15 minutes later than the scheduled time and escorted me to her office. When I arrived in the interviewers office, I saw that my resume was visible on the computer monitor, I was asked to be seated and the questions began. The first question was when did you leave your job, which was reflected on the resume, which indicated to me that it had not been reviewed very well. It went downhill from there, because the interviewer seemed to be stuck on the last time I worked, which was in first quarter 2010. It began to feel like an inquisition and it didn't seem to matter that I was unemployed due to "no fault" of my own (company relocated out of state), I had the inclination to ask if they were aware of what's going on around the WORLD, as it relates to employment. The interview proceeded on with standard behavioral type questions, but I was amazed that the interviewer flipped through papers that had questions on them, but couldn't seem to decide on which question to ask, because they openly kept saying "Hmm....which question do I want to ask ?" I thought this was very unprofessional and unprepared. The ultimate rudeness was taking a call in the midst of the interview. What's the purpose of voice mail?
Ultimately, I was not offered the position, which I am pleased about because I really want to work but not for unprofessional people, even if it is a temporary assignment. As a job seeker, I observe the words and actions of the people I meet with, the same way they're observing me.
I can see why this place has a high turnover rate.
Interview Question – Can you recall a time that you had to work with less? What was it? How did you handle it? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Columbus, OH Sep 2010 – Reviewed Sep 22, 2011
Interview Details – I was called for an interview. Then brought in to interview with the department manager. Then she brought two other managers into the room and they proceeded to interview me. Very basic behavioral based questions. Acted really interested and said they would call to make an offer in the next few weeks. No call and then when I called back they told me they already filled the position.
Interview Question – Tell me a time about a situation that challenged you; how did you handle it and what was the outcome Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Boise, ID Sep 2011 – Reviewed Sep 15, 2011
Interview Details – Phone screen with recruiter, no sense of humor, followed a script and was obsessed with my previous salaries and why I moved to different jobs. Would not reveal their salary offer and when he eventually did, it is 20k below market. He did not seem to understand why I went to work for a competitor company in another industry and overall, did not seem to have much creativity or human understanding. I say this based on the questions asked. They were not from someone with much experience.
No Offer – Interviewed in Long Beach, CA Mar 2011 – Reviewed Apr 2, 2011
Interview Details –
I applied online and was contacted by HR the following day, got through a phone screening and got a phone interview with hiring manager a couple of days later, interview over the phone was a bit weird it sounded like he was walking and was talking to me on his cell phone, I didn't know what to think of that, he was either very busy or didn't give much importance to the phone inteview, questions were pretty straight forward about my previous experience couple of technical questions about database admin and we schedule a face to face interview for the following day.
The day of the interview I got interview by the senior and hiring manager of IT department, I must say that it was pretty disrespecful to see hiring manager on the computer pretty much the entire time just to briefly cut in a couple of times to ask questions, it was somewhat distracting. Senior asked a lot of questions about database encryption, certificates, master keys, ways to optimize a query, data refresh methods, DMV.
I was a bit concerned about the company at first because of so many reviews and I must say I was a bit unsettle after I left, they pretty much wanted a person to be a barried between their department and some project they have going on, so this person was going to take a lot of heat from everybody. I was not that desperate to take a position under those terms. The working environment did not seem appeling too.
Interview Question – Database Encryption methods Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Long Beach, CA Feb 2011 – Reviewed Feb 13, 2011
Interview Details –
basic screening and talked about the position detail and if I am a fit. asked about my skills and what I can offer. asked 1 softskill question regarding customer service.
2 manager interview. asked me a few softskill question talked about salary.
Interview Question – tellme about how you manage projects Answer Question
Reason for Declining – low-ball pay. IT dept bad review. Bad vibe from interview comment on how crappy the IT dept is run. A dead end job with no future growth. Too much upper mgt level. 3 manager for 1 dept?
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Long Beach, CA Sep 2008 – Reviewed Sep 30, 2010
Interview Details – one technical round interview in which questions on microsoft technologies were asked. Then interview with the hiring manager which was general and immediately after an hour they offered the job over the phone. They pay well but IT work culture is the worst i have ever seen in my career.
Interview Question – How do write a stored procedure to insert/update multiple rows in table Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They pay well. Don;t hesitate to ask.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Long Beach, CA Dec 2007 – Reviewed Feb 25, 2009
Interview Details – Contacted by a recruiter, followed up with a short phone discussion with the team's manager. Set up an interview for about a week or so later. The one on one interview was brief with the manager, who was very friendly and happy to provide detail about how the group operated and potential future coworkers. This was followed by approximately an hour long technical panel interview with the other engineers. As is typical with having employees assist with the interview process, the questions were somewhat disjointed and across the board, but mostly ontopic. Offer letter followed about two weeks later.
Interview Question – Interviewers picked a topic from my resume that I had received a short amount of training on then never touched again. They didn't specifically mention what product they were asking about, but attempted to get me to talk about it, then finally told me later. View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2012 – Reviewed Aug 27, 2012
Interview Details – face to face interview...i was over qualified
Interview Question – nothing Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Aug 2012 – Reviewed Aug 16, 2012
Interview Details –
Approximately 3 weeks after applying online, I received a call from a recruiter asking for a phone interview. The interview was scheduled for the following Wednesday, and it went very well. She asked the typical, "Why are you interested in this position?" and then we spent the remainder of the call talking about the job description and my qualifications on my resume at a very high level. She was very energetic about setting up a phone interview with my would-be manager the very next day.
The phone interview with the manager went extremely well, and it felt like we were mostly just having a conversation. He spoke in depth about his management style and his expectations and future plans for the position. He was very energetic as well, and he scheduled an in-person panel interview for me to meet with him and a few of his team members the following Tuesday, without even consulting with the recruiter first!
The panel interview was with the manager and 5 of his team members, and they all had copies of my resume and had an opportunity to ask me questions. They asked very good questions and were overall very warm and welcoming. I asked them what they liked best about working for Molina, and they said they most liked the family culture. The interview was scheduled to last 1 1/2 hours, but it lasted only 45 minutes. I received a call from the recruiter shortly afterward letting me know they were going to extend an offer.
It took about 2 days to put the offer package together, and I ended up turning the offer down, as it was not enough money to make it worthwhile for me to give up at-home employment. The recruiter became agitated at me (which I found to be extremely unprofessional) when I told her that their offer did not meet my needs. The recruiter informed me that had I asked for the salary scale in the beginning, they don't typically give this information out. (WHAT?)
Overall, the entire interview process was extremely short. Molina seems like a great company to work for (outside of IT, based on the reviews I've read here). The timing (and salary) were just not right for my needs at that time.
Interview Question – What is your greatest achievement, professionally or personally? View Answer
Reason for Declining – The salary they offered was very little over what I currently make (which the recruiter asked for during our phone interview), which did not make it worthwhile to leave my current job. Granted, I know many folks are out of work at this point, and would have taken anything. I was in a rare position where I did not HAVE to take this job. I was merely looking at other professional opportunities.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2009 – Reviewed Apr 11, 2011
Interview Details – lots of interviews via phone; some by people who had just been hired as this place is a revolving door-so they didn't know what they were doing or what goals were. should have seen this as major red flag.
Negotiation Details – good
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