Optimal Solutions Integration
Optimal Solutions Integration Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Optimal Solutions Integration.
Interview Details – it was straight forward. If they like you, you will know right away.
Interview Question – what do you see yourself doing in the next xxx years Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Senior Program Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Optimal Solutions Integration in May 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview questions (SAP related) were basic, however was requested to do an on-site presentation in Irving, TX Headquarters. PMs with large scale SAP experience is expected to provide on-site presentations to leadership team. Optimal Solutions kept me jumping through hoops throughout the interview process.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. I breezed through the on-site presentation that included the VP of Delivery, HR, Recruiters and a few Project Mgrs. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Optimal Solutions HR indicated that after the on-site presentation, I would be presented with an offer of full time employment. However after the presentation the VP of Delivery indicated that I need to interview with a Client first prior to receiving an offer. I indicated to the VP that I guess the offer is based upon the Client liking me and he indicated, YES.
The interview process was going into the 4th month and HR swore that I would receive an offer in Irving, TX. Moreover, this was the traditional bait-and-switch with Optimal Solutions. HR indicated that I was the first interviewee that was asked to provide a presentation to the leadership team and this would be a trend for interviewing Program/Project Mgr candidates. This was the most frustrating interview with a staff augmentation firm I've ever experienced. AND Optimal Solutions executed a full blown background check prior to me engaging in the interview process. The interview process was extremely time consuming and required to much effort. AND for nothing.
Finance Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Optimal Solutions Integration in June 2009.
Interview Details – Pretty standard fare. I started with a phone interview with one person, and that person asked me to come in for a personal interview. I met quite a few people and received an offer a couple of days later.
Interview Question – I do not recall their asking any difficult or unusual questions. The interview process was pretty strasightforward. Answer Question
Senior Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Optimal Solutions Integration in June 2010.
Interview Details – There were three phone interviews each one last approximately 1 hour. The questions were process oriented and not configuration.
Interview Question – What would you say are your three strong points? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Got better offer from another company.
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Optimal Solutions Integration in November 2011.
Interview Details – Interview was a three step process, first was technical interview with the group of team, the second round was again technical but with the senior Project Manager who also evaluates your managerial skills, the last round was with the HR where salary negotiations are done.
In some cases there is also a round with the current VP of the service line of job to find your fittment in the process.
Interview Question – I didn't found any difficult question, unexpected one was there which was even after being with a big organization and at nice positions why I haven't done my certifications neither in technical nor in managerial skills. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – HR has a bottom line rule to follow, and depending on the job position they are ready to pay you a better hike. Easy negotiate for 30-35% on the current job.
Market Research for Software Industry Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Optimal Solutions Integration in March 2011.
Interview Details – Interviewer had my CV and called up for an interview. This was a sudden interview and I attended. This was an US based company and they wanted someone to do some market research & communication under the supervision of the company country manager for Bangladesh.
- Tell us something about yourself View Answer
- What job have I been doing in my current workplace View Answer
- Would you be able to work for a company who do not have a office and there will be no much of an instructor for every task to get done? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was offered a contractual job and based on performance, there will be an increment after a certain period of time. After 4 months of joining I got my job confirmation, since then working as a permanent employee.
Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Optimal Solutions Integration in January 2009.
Interview Details – Interviewing went ok as the job description matched my profile, so there were not any glitches. Talk clearly and make your expectations clear from the very beginning. Since its consulting you might be put on project not to your liking. clarify work timings , work location etc in the beginning.
Interview Question – Technical & related to work Answer Question