I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Pegasystems.
Interview Details – I had applied on their website for this role. After I submitted my application I got an email from a recruiter next day to set up an interview. After setting up the interview the recruiter did not contact me and missed the interview. I heard back about week and half later that the recruiter had an emergency and wasn't able to make it. So we set up another interview and she cancelled it because of a snow storm. We set up another interview for different day/week but they missed it again. That is really unprofessional. Did not receive an email or any communication on why they missed it 3rd time.
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pegasystems in February 2014.
Interview Details – I had my first interview from HR and followed by another phone interview by a manager and senior architect.
Interview Question – No unexpected question. Questions are all related to the job. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I'm still on the process of the interview. If I get an offer, I will surely accept.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pegasystems.
Interview Details – THe interview was one of the better ones I have had. I was taken to four separate meetings (One was with HR where they let me field any general questions I had). Next was a face-to-face interview with some programming questions, next was a logic based test/ code writing test, and the last was a follow-up with one of their VPs
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, I was not ready with my Java though Answer Question
Interviewed at Pegasystems
Interview Details – I received an email from the nice lady who then asked me to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview was scheduled for the next day. Simple questions about programming background and nothing technical. It went well, but she never contacted me back.
Interview Question – How do you see yourself contributing to the software development teams at Pega? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Pegasystems in July 2013.
Interview Details – I emailed the VP of Global Recruiting my resume and she called to set up an interview. I met her in a coffee shop across the street from Pegasystems and we had a good conversation for about half an hour to 45 minutes. I was then to take an online personality test called the Predictive Index. This is a personality assessment test that has been around since 1955. It is a 2 page test that has a list of personality traits and fir the 1st page you indicate how other people see you re: each trait , i.e. pick out the relevant traits that you think other people see in you and the 2nd page is the same list of traits but you indicate how you see yourself.
Interview Question – The Recruiter told me to take the predictive index without thinking about it, just go with my gut. So when I received the test in my email, it was a Friday afternoon, and I just opened it up and blasted through it!. I took maybe 2 minutes to complete it. This turned out to be the wrong way to do it, because I flunked it! Not that you can really flunk i this type of test, but I answered it very sparsely, clicking a couple of traits on the 1st page and then a couple more on the 2nd and then hitting submit. View Answers (2)
Interviewed at Pegasystems
Interview Details – I went through a phone screening first, then they asked me to come for an onsite interview; and they got back to me within 2 weeks - I didn't get it but good luck to you.
Interview Question – They asked me the difference between white box and black box testing View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Pegasystems.
Interview Details – Initial communications were excellent. I got to speak to some really great people who obviously were very passionate about their jobs. Shortly after speaking with the recruiters who actually reached out to me about a position they had open, they had me come to Boston to meet the rest of the people I'd be working with face-to-face.
Most of the folks I met there were excellent and easy to talk to. I got a demo of the product (which IMO is fantastic) and had the opportunity to ask questions and think of ways I could improve the interface. Next, I met with the person who I'd report to if I got hired. He asked me questions about how I conducted UX research, how I decide on using the design patterns I used (this was after he looked at my portfolio), and other various questions about how I would heuristically evaluate an app/site and improve it. The conversation went fantastically.
However, I had an unfortunate experience with one person in particular. The person I was to meet was not in the office and had to conduct the interview over the phone. Needless to say, it was awkward. I was not given any sort of notice to bring a laptop and the person was grilling me in broken english about specific elements of specific designs (specifically about minute details) in my portfolio. Keep in mind, I had over 40 screens on my portfolio for a particular project I was working on. Additionally, when I was answering questions, I tried to give some background about the particular industry in which I had designed a product. She was not familiar with the industry I had worked in (ad-tech) at all. Certain questions she had asked were simply industry standards and for some reason, caused her consternation (really, I don't invent how certain industries legally perform certain tasks). When I asked the person to be more specific about which screens she was referring to (so I could gladly expound upon my design choices), I got nothing but confused frustrated broken english. This was a total disaster. I got grilled for about 45 minutes and I myself was extremely frustrated. When the recruiter came back into the conference room to ask how it went, I explained that a.) this person's english was a bit difficult to understand, b.) she kept asking me non-specific questions as well as refusing to let me know which screen she was asking me questions about and c.) she kept asking me questions about the interface and kept ignoring what I had said about that particular industry's method of performing certain tasks. The recruiter told me it wouldn't be a problem.
Skip to a few days later: the recruiter calls me telling me that unfortunately I didn't get the position. The reason? The lady with the broken english wasn't "convinced of my interaction design skills". *sigh* Really?!! Exasperating since I was reassured that "I shouldn't worry too much about it". Sad--I was truly excited about the position and the product. It's a shame that a person's inability to articulate what they were asking about specifically may have cost me the job.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Pegasystems in December 2011.
Interview Details – Initial phone interviews followed by multiple in-person interviews. Be prepared to show a technical presentation and demo of something you are familiar with. There will be multiple levels of interviews and this could go as high as the VP of Sales. Make sure you are very clear on any questions you have and ensure they are answered to your satisfaction.
Interview Question – Do not remember any questions that stood out as unexpected or complex. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Pegasystems.
Interview Details – Initially met at a job fair and was invited to an interview at their Cambridge, MA location. It was about 6 hours of interviewing during which I was asked technical questions about programming, specifically Java, and team management type questions. I met with members of several different teams and also had to take a 1 hour on-paper test to determine programming skils. The new office was quite nice, and everyone was pretty friendly.
Interview Question – I was asked how I would deal with a software project that was running behind schedule and there was no way to get the required functionality completed. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Pegasystems in August 2012.
Interview Details – Easy interview process. Initial interview with recruiter who immediately set up a phone interview with the hiring manager. On site interview schedule was intense, met with 5 people over a 7 hour period but it was nice to get all the interviews completed within one day.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult but for some jobs they make you do a presentation in front of several managers. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were not willing to budge on salary, said they offered the highest they could for the first offer based on my experience.
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