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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Research Triangle Park, NC – Reviewed Nov 27, 2012
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I was first emailed for writing samples and then completed a telephone interview with my soon-to-be supervisor. I was then asked in for an in-person interview with members of the team I'd be joining.
The people interviewing me were most concerned I'd fit the dynamic of the team they had in place so it was difficult to know what skills and specialties to share that would or would not fit the space they had available.
Other questions were typical: describe a situation where you overcame difficulties, etc.
Interview Question – I was asked for my perception of the company's current difficulties, which included preparing to declare bankruptcy. As a comms person, discussing these issues in a delicate but accurate manner was important for the job. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was offered more than I'd ever made before and accepted eagerly.
No Offer – Interviewed in Plymouth, MI Feb 2010 – Reviewed Aug 8, 2011
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first - phon interview, onsite interview . 5 people one by one to inveriew. also some facilityvisiting. team meeting.topics from behaviors to technical, company outlook. some psy interview.
nice work place. HR' is very pushing demanding. the hiring process is too long
Interview Question – introducing yourslef Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Research Triangle Park, NC Sep 2009 – Reviewed Jul 5, 2011
Interview Details – Since I transfered from one division of Nortel Networks (Carrier) to another division of Nortel Networks (Enterprise) this was an internal move with verly few interviews involved. The whole process was very relaxed and informal, but perhaps this was because I have worked for the Enterprise division previously. Not written job description was provided so it was hard to know if you were meeting your targets.
Negotiation Details – Lateral move
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jan 2010 – Reviewed Oct 12, 2010
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Following a phone screen,
There was a technical screen followed by a group review.
Interview Question – How do you plan JVM for a web application ? View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Bristol, CT Feb 2009 – Reviewed Sep 1, 2010
Interview Details – basic questions asked
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Santa Clara, CA Jun 2008 – Reviewed Feb 24, 2010
Interview Details – Interviewed for a system test engineer position. Had 5 or 6 interviews from 10 am to 2 pm. Discussions were mostly around IP routing, ethernet switching. This was followed by a small discussion with the hiring manager where we discussed salary, the role and the work that the team does.
Interview Question – IP subnetting exercise for a given network with x hosts and y subnets View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC Aug 2009 – Reviewed Jan 27, 2010
Interview Details – The interview and hiring process was great. I had an initial phone interview with a recruiter. He was up-front and very matter-of-fact about the entire process, including the extensive background check required for this particular position. The in-person interview with the project manager was very comfortable. There were no trick questions or anything, just an honest conversation about my skills and experiences and the project needs and nuances. I felt very prepared for what I walked into. The offer was made swiftly, there was a delay in my actual start date based on successful completion of the background check, which was extensive given the nature of the position and the actual length of time was typical for that level of clearance.
Interview Question – How would you handle a situation with a colleague or supervisor that was difficult to work with? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't need to negotiate, the company offered me more than I'd asked for and based their offer on my work experience and education, not my negotiating skills.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2008 – Reviewed Oct 18, 2009
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How do you know about Nortel
Why marketing? How do you know about marketing?
What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Your greatest achievement?
Describe a situation where you worked in a team? Describe a situation in which you solved a problem.
What other careers have you considered/applied for?
No Offer – Interviewed in Raleigh, NC Apr 2007 – Reviewed Sep 8, 2009
Interview Details – Asked me if I had good MS Excel skills and if I was good at number crunching. They seemed to be on the verge of making an offer but asked me my salary requirements. I told them I was not sure of the range and that I would be willing to negotiate but they still asked for a number. I told them a range and again said that I was negotiable. I never heard back from them after that.
Interview Question – General Resume questions Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Richardson, TX Jun 2007 – Reviewed Jul 30, 2009
Interview Details – Interviewed over the phone only but this is not the typical process. Normally candidates interview with one or two of the inside sales managers and then the sales director. My interview went extremely well and I did not find it in anyway challenging. I was hired the next week. This company was the best company to work for with regard to the friendly people, all of the groups and activities they sponsor and the great benefits they offer.
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. I was told that the position had a set base and set commission rate leaving very little room for negotiation
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