I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Parallels.
Interview Details – It was difficult but certainly not impossible. Mostly situational interviews.
Interview Question – Describe a framework for prioritizing cloud services to sell to SMBs. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – D
I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Parallels in January 2013.
Interview Details – Initially, recruiters were very eager to speak with me and I received a very positive response from my resume and subsequent phone interviews with the recruiter and hiring mgr. This led to a first round of in-person interviews with the team I'd be working with. The interview was held in a conference room with the entire team present. The questions that 3/4 of the team came up with were ridiculous and unprofessional and demonstrated a complete lack of respect. Also, the line of questioning indicated that no one had really bothered to review my resume very carefully (except one person who was new, and who was actually very intelligent and professional). In short: Worst. Interview. Experience. Ever.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Parallels.
Interview Details – Recruiter contacted me, from either Monster or TheLadders, initially very hot, but the process lasted over 3 month. Had phone and in-person interviews. Both focused on consulting experience and project management skills. Technical skills were useful only in last round of interviews, and were more then adequate. The job was very interesting, and for the first time evere my russian language was a bonus. The hiring manager was very upfront about the inability to match my salary expectations and that proved to be the undoing of the deal
Interview Question – Nothing technical. The Solution Architect threw up some high-level requirements for high-traffic news site up on the whiteboard and asked me to architect it's logical and physical infrastructure, which I did, it seems to his satisfaction. View Answer
Reason for Declining –
Base salary too low as measured against:
a) High level responsibilities expected
b) Big demands on time due to work in various timezones
c) So-so office location (Renton?)
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Parallels in December 2011.
Interview Details – Talked to recruiter for Sr. Accountant position (I am an MBA) - she phoned me. One of the questions she asked I found inappropriate was " am I Russian". Nevertheless I agreed to an Interview, since I waited one year for an opening for Accounting position at this same company. I met with 4 members of the team - AP Manager, International Acct. Mgr, US Acct Mgr, and Director of Accounting for both US and International. The interview went well with all, but the US Mgr, who was not interested to find out what I can bring to the table and my match with their requirements, but to find something that I am not familiar regardless if its required for this position. I sent thank you letters and was told to wait after the Holidays. No one called and had to phone the recruiter. She said she doesn't know if I am their choice, but few hours later e-mailed me that they picked someone else. Something was very wrong in this whole process. It was rude for interviewing someone for 4 hours and not making the effort to let them know about your decision, so they can go with their plans. If you plan to apply at this company please make sure you find more inside info first - they seem not to like minorities.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Parallels in March 2011.
Interview Details –
Recruitng manager found me. Very positive interview.. quite knoweldgeable on the business and had a good grasp on what was important. Described the company well.
Did a second phone interview with the hiring manager - was brought in the following week for interviews with sales and marketing partners. Interviewers were on time and engaged. Very enthused about the business and had good energy..challenging day with different styles
Interview Question – knowledge of space Answer Question
Negotiation Details – fair offer up front. slight negotiation - but gap was quickly met in the middle.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Parallels in August 2010.
Interview Details –
Phone interviews with:
Heads of Departments x 3
It was weeks between each contact even though I sent follow up emails and telephone calls.
It appeared each person I interviewed with was more interested in tellling me how good they were.
There were veiled comments about the CEO, indicating he was indecisive, changed company direction frequently and was a micro-manager. I got the feeling his reports did not like him.
Felt a very inpersonal company.
I didn't have much confidence in the people who interviewed me level of competence.
From my first contact the process took 4 months until I recieved an email from the recruitment consultant telling me they had chosen another candidate.
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