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Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 3, 2013
Interview Details – Asked questions of specific examples where I was able to utilize good customer service skills. Made sure I had good computer skills and good communication skills.
Interview Question – Name a time when you overcame an irate customer? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Tampa, FL – Reviewed May 3, 2013
Interview Details –
I was contacted via phone directly by the hiring manager following my online application. An interview was set up in the following two weeks. Once I arrived, I sat down directly with the manager overseeing the position I was interviewing for. He was very intrigued about my past and jobs I'd held previously, and did not spend much time overviewing the job itself. after about 15 minutes, the interview concluded, and asked if I was interested in talking to two other managers. The next manager I spoke to held the same title as the first manager, but worked in a different location within the metropolitan area. The conversation flowed much easier. Questions about my strengths and weaknesses, hypothetical client interaction questions, and other typical interview points were covered. By the end of the 15, 20 minutes spent with this manager, and personally discussing traffic routes and the city, i was introduced to yet another manager, of whom presided as supervisor over both of the managers I had already spoken to.
This conversation was shorter, but flowed much easier than the previous two conversations. I was promised an answer on whether or not they wanted to bring me on board the following monday. Today is now Friday of that Monday, and I have not heard a word back, and have left voicemails with all three managers, as there was not a particular manager who was specified I should contact.
Interview Question – Describing your own biggest weakness is always a challenge for me. Most people try to stay positive, and focus on their strengths in order to overcome their weaknesses. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Baltimore, MD – Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
Interview Details – Very straight forward hiring process. First, a phone interview that outlines the internship and they asks you about your experiences. After a couple of weeks, they schedule a face to face interview. General personality questions and indepth look into your previous experiences.
Interview Question – Do you know how to use excel? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Melville, NY Apr 2011 – Reviewed Apr 6, 2013
Interview Details – Got the job through a family friend, so the process was probably a lot shorter than usual. Received a phone call from an office manager that I could have a phone interview. Phone interview went well and I was offered a summer internship.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself 5 years after you graduate? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jan 2013 – Reviewed Mar 23, 2013
Interview Details – Called for interview and met with two people working within the department. The conversation was kept very casual.
Interview Question – Typical questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Raleigh, NC May 2009 – Reviewed Mar 21, 2013
Interview Details – Basic interviews plus a skills (math) test
Interview Question – Basic questions Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 13, 2013
Interview Details – Phone interview with Complex Service Manager, then interview with multiple financial advisors at the branches to find the best fit - mostly based on personalities meshing well. Final interview is with the Branch Manager.
Interview Question – Typical questions such as why did you leave your former employeer, why do you want to work here, why did you pick your major...etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation, have to take what they give you.
No Offer – Interviewed in Canton, OH Mar 2013 – Reviewed Mar 13, 2013
Interview Details –
Applied online. I was contacted by a recruiter and had phone interview. I then completed online assessment. Met with Branch Manager and then another meeting with the regional director.
After recieving no offer I was informed that I was qualified and they wanted me but there was only 3 spots available. 1 was taken by a guy the branch manager recruited and the other two were filled by other branches. The candidates already had a book of business they were bringing to the table. I was told that in the next round I will be considered if I was still interested.
Everybody was very professional and nice. Good experience overall.
Interview Question – Pretty standard. Very relaxed. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Davis, CA Jun 2012 – Reviewed Mar 11, 2013
Interview Details – Submit an application. Everyone will get an interview. There will be 5 interviewees and only 1 interviewer.
Interview Question – Tell about a time where you have to solve a problem within a team. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY – Reviewed Mar 2, 2013
Interview Details – 11 interviews of 30 mins each. Intense and focused. No time to relax and 'sell' oneself. At the same time the interviewer didnt get an opportunity to ask tough questions.
Interview Question – No tough questions; in a 30 minute interview limited opportunity for such items. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation opportunity, more of a take it or leave it.
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