I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at NorthgateArinso.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by three people, Operations director and two team leads. There was a question and answer session with all three and an assessment I had to take.
Interview Question – I don't interview well so all questions were pretty difficult but I would have to say the questions where you have to brag on yourself. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation there was a base pay or nothing
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NorthgateArinso in July 2012.
Interview Details – very short behavioural interview
Interview Question – No question was difficult Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at NorthgateArinso in June 2013.
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This is my side of the story and if you are told that you are placed on hold by them, don't wait! look for other opportunities. They have maths in their aptitude test and for someone, who has not done maths, in his 'or' her, education stream, it going to be difficult and often we might wonder, 'Have we applied for the post of HR 'or' Rocket Scientist?'
When i took the test, i wondered, 'why do we have maths, when we are going to work as HRs(outsourced).?' Where are we going to apply these mathematical skills to our work? They also had another category which goes like 'Find the missing word', there, they don't have an example, how are we to find out what is right or wrong. Example Back ..................up no proper examples. Aren't we not going to focus on international clients? They don't have any communications round, which is very effective and efficient for such work profile and i felt that all this was a joke and maybe later i could give them this feedback after joining the company.
I applied with this company in the month of March, i cleared all the rounds, including the operations and after the round was over, A HR called Krithika told me 'Congratulations! you have cleared, but we will have to place you on hold'. I was quite surprised and didn't know why, but i asked her 'Why?' . She started beating around the bush telling me that 'The operations need to verify some information about you for a senior position'. I asked how long should i wait and she blindly replied two or three weeks, i said 'fine'.
Two weeks passed and by the end of the third week, i called them up and was told by a HR that i definitely will be called before the end of April, i agreed to wait and not look for other opportunities, as i stay close by. By the end of May, due to family pressure, i called up and spoke to the HR recruitment and gave them my name and date of interview and was told by them at first that ' you have not cleared'. I was taken aback, i declined the statement and said ''that's not what i was told, i was told that i need to wait for them to call me, for a senior position and till to this end of May i haven't heard anything from your recruitment staff''.
The HR declined and still stated i did not clear, i felt upset and felt 'Is this a way to treat someone new, who was willing to work for them at any cost and waited like a fool wasting other opportunities?'
Interview Question – Maths in the Aptitude test View Answer
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at NorthgateArinso in March 2013.
Interview Details –
Five Round of Interviews
1. Initial HR screening
2. HR Head - Kochi,India
3. Global Talent acquisition Head - UK
4. Business Head UK
5. Business Head India
Interview Question – Will you able to cope with pressure of meeting deadlines which are already running behind at present, Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NorthgateArinso.
Interview Details – Had 2 phone interviews. Once with the HR guy, once with my team leader. Pretty standard. Afterwards received a phone call with an offer which I had to accept on the phone.
Interview Question – Standard questions really. Maybe: what's the hardest issue you ever solved Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NorthgateArinso in August 2012.
Interview Details – Simple and straightforward.
Reason for Declining – Better offer elsewhere.
The process took 3 days - interviewed at NorthgateArinso in March 2012.
Interview Details – I found the group interview process, with three different managers, put me more at ease. The field I was on competition with was fairly small, which made it easy as well. Salary inquiry was left as a "we'll follow up with you" answer. This wasn't the ideal outcome, but I did get to follow up with the HR department to get the answer I needed.
Interview Question – List a situation where you made an unpopular decision, and what was the outcome? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NorthgateArinso in March 2012.
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Competency based 1:2 interview with management. Usual questions for a sales based role, they seemed quite keen to see proven experience in particular areas even though it was marked as desired in the job spec.
Advice - Come prepared and ask for a copy of competency framework beforehand. My role was pre-sales so was all about how you present yourself but I get the impression that across the organisation they just want you to be yourself.
Interview Question – Can you describe your weaknesses in one sentence. Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
Was able to negotiate on salary and bonus / comission.
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