I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Oldcastle.
Interview Details – Typical interview. Multiple interviews in one appointment. Team was very approachable and nice, however very business oriented and focused. Awesome management team.
Interview Question – Typical questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't any. I was happy with the first offer.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Oldcastle in May 2012.
Interview Details – First round of panel interviews with HR went well and professional. HR had prepared meaningful and relevant questions and conducted professional interviews. Second round of panel interviews were scheduled with GM and VP which were awkward. I was standing alone and allowed to roam the hallways/offices because the two gentlemen were late to the interview, and clearly unprepared. They did not have copies of my resume nor did they seem to have any knowledge about my background. They were not prepared with interview questions and those that were asked were weak. I found myself leading them through the right questions to educate them on my background. Red flags for a few of their comments/questions. I called the HR Manager immediately afterward to give her feedback and to let her know how the meeting went. However my call was never returned and she notified me via email late at night that I was not a selected candidate and that they went with someone else. Three days later the job was re-advertised and again 2 weeks later.
Interview Question – Why are you in HR Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Oldcastle in March 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted via e-mail by an admin. asst. in the HR department. She scheduled the interview via e-mail. i interviewed with 5 top level directors/executives. The interviews were one on one but because there were 5 separate interviews it took almost 4 hours. I'm not complaining because 1:1 interviews are much easier than group/panel interviews in my opinion. I was told that they would have a decision by the end of the week. I did not hear anything by the end of the week so I e-mailed a few of the interviewers the following week. My e-mails were ignored. After a couple weeks I assumed I did not get the job. Over a month after the interview I received a rejection e-mail from HR. I am a woman minority and I am not saying that's the reason why I did not get the job but I will say that I did not see much diversity in the people that work there. They are mostly all male and white.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself, View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Oldcastle in May 2008.
Interview Details – Applied on my University careers' website. The HQ in Atlanta contacted me first and conducted a basic phone interview; went over my resume and asked a few personality questions. After the phone interview they invited me to have a 1 on 1 interview at the local office where the job will take place. The 1 on 1 interview was the same as the phone interview but with more background check. No technical questions what so ever and both the phone and 1:1 interviewer is easy going.
Interview Question – What kind of food do you see yourself as? (No joke they asked me this) View Answer
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Oldcastle in April 2011.
Interview Details – I met with 2 people at once; the Supervisor and the Analyst, both of whom were getting promotions, therefore the Analyst would have then been my direct supervisor. (I was hired by and held a supervisor position under the manager of this company at another company prior.)
The interview went well and the typical questions were asked; nothing too difficult.
Most of the interview was directed by the current supervisor who was leaving for another position in corporate.
At the end, salary was brought up by the senior member, asking me what I expected to be compensated. Instead of answering directly, as I have learned not to name a number and shoot myself in the foot, but to return the question with "what is the range appropriated for the position?" This has helped me find out if we are wasting each others' time. We were. The range offered was between 30-35k, whereas I mentioned I was expecting at least 10k more.
I was called about an hour later after returning home and was offered the position at the same compensation appropriated for the position. I declined the offer and was offered 2/3 a week (p/t) at a higher rate of pay. When I was asked what the hourly rate is that I would want, I explained that breaking down the allotted salary would equal "x"/hr. I added that I would not be needing health benefits. I was informed there would be discussion with senior management and he would return the call with the decision.
The next day I was called and was told by the soon to be credit and collection supervisor that the hourly rate was not accepted by senior management. When I asked what their recommendation of an hourly rate was, he said he didn't get one and that he was simply shot down and there was no further discussion between them. He ended the call by mentioned that he may have to put hiring someone on hold and seemed frustrated that it didn't work out and that he had no "say".
Interview Question – I do not recall - they were basic questions you would find online, as they were read from a cheat sheet by the interviewer. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Negotiations were one sided whereas they also could not see that in the end, they would be outputting less this way without the need for health benefits. In my experience this senior manager seemed to be repeating a habit of overworking and underpaying staff as done with the prior company. I decided it was best to pass.
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