Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Novotus
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- Research Specialist (1)
- Human Resources Assistant (1)
- Senior Product Manager (1)
I applied online. I interviewed at Novotus.
I applied online for a position in Novotus' Houston office. Then I was subsequently e-mailed by a Recruiter. The Recruiter's secretary scheduled our telephone interview for 1:00. The Recruiter was 15 minutes late to the interview (Strike 1). Be that as it may... There were no real questions during the initial screening process as the Recruiter was very unprofessional and ill prepared. With that said... She asked me the basic introductory questions in pertinence to my last job, what I had done, and etc. Then, completely out of left field, she proceeded to tell me how completely under-qualified I was for the opening at hand (she told me that she needed someone who had experience recruiting welders...Again, my resume told her my experience. Furthermore, the job add said absolutely nothing about that. As a matter of fact it stated explicitly that Novotus was seeking ALL LEVELS OF RECRUITERS for several openings in Houston. Since I've been Recruiting for the last 5 years I thought I was qualified, hence the reason I submitted an application). If I was so woefully under qualified then why did she even reach out to me for the interview? Then, very unprofessionally (which was a theme with her), she laughed about how her hiring manager would shoot her down if she submitted my resume for this position. I thought to myself, "I will never work for Novotus Houston, ever." If this is the type of "Recruiter" that the Houston office has on it's team then I'll go find another RPO. I could not deal with this type of person everyday. So I feel fortunate that this did not go past the telephone interview stage. The interview was horrible and it left me with a very bad impression of the company.
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Recruiter InterviewNo Offer
It is a very lengthy process. Met with 8 different people. The last being the CEO. Everyone has their own competency that they need to see if you have. The big thing that they look for is whether or not you will fit into their culture, which of course is a good ole boy network.
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I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Novotus.
I had two phone interviews and two onsite interviews in a period of three weeks. In retrospect it seemed like it was more of a personal interview than professional one considering the questions I was asked. It took a long time to get an offer but I was working so it did not seem like a big deal. Had I been unemployed I am not sure I would have been as patient.
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Long. They really lowballed my base.
Recruiter InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX).
Initial phone interview and then series of on-site interviews meetings. Met with a Director, group interview with 2 Recruiters, CTO, President. Process has changed recently and may be more structured and involved.
Recruiter InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Novotus (Austin, TX) in March 2011.
I was referred over to a recruiter at Novotus from a previous co-worker and I really owe her a HUGE thank you! The entire process was beyond streamlined and organized, from the initial phone interview to the second round onsite interviews. My initial phone conversation could not have gone better, and the interviewer took the time to really explain the business model, the culture, and was very thoughtful in assuring I had a complete understanding of Novotus. I was pretty sold from the get go. The coordinator promptly reached out to me following my phone interview to set up my onsite interview. She was fabulous and easy to work with. She sent over all the information regarding my interview schedule, who I would be meeting, etc. way before my actual interview date. This is something that rarely happens with companies and I really appreciated it. The onsite interviews were just as positive as the phone interview. I got to meet a wide array of team members, including the COO who was extremely impressive. The interviews weren't fluffy yet weren't overly rigid, which enables a good flow of conversation. I felt every person I met with gave me completely genuine answers and feedback on their experience, as well as, getting to know me and my background in depth. It only took 24 hours for the VP to reach out to me and extend an offer which is AMAZING and he took the time to explain all the details of the offer so that I was comfortable. I could not ask for more
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Reasons for Declining
Honestly, this was such a difficult decision because I had two great offers with two great companies. I chose a more corporate setting only due to my past work experience. If things aren't what they seem, I will absolutely rethink my decision and pray that Novotus still has an opening. I can't imagine anyone not wanting to work there!
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