Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferAverage Interview
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.
- They asked me the difference between white box and black box testing 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Pegasystems in October 2013.
A recruiter at Pegasystems reached out to me after viewing my LinkedIn profile. I made it through 3 rounds of interviews for a position in their professional services organization. The initial screening interview was aimed at guaging my experience as a consultant. "What was the last consultant project you were on and the ROI?" "Tell me about a time you developed a custom enterprise application?" "Can you describe a situation where you had to influence a customer on a design decision"? I impressed him enough to proceed to a canned webcam interview setup on https://www.taketheinterview.com. This was a little strange since you were essentially talking to a robot and not interacting with a human being. For the next round, I thought I aced the tech interview with one of their consultants. Although the job description called for someone that knew either .NET or J2EE, the person asked primarily Java questions and it was obvious they were looking for someone with Java experience. I was thanked for my time and this was cited for the reason I was not asked back.
- Webcam interview: "What are the different methods of Business Process Outsourcing and the advantages of each?" This during the canned webcam interview and only 30 seconds for it to record your response. Answer Question
Helpful (4)No OfferNeutral Experience
I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Boston, MA).
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.
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Boston, MA) in August 2013.
The senior business architect position at Pegasystems is equivalent to a senior business analyst position. There are multiple rounds of interviews: an initial phone interview with HR, a second phone interview with HR, an online video interview/personality questionnaire, a phone interview with a senior manager, and then an interview day at Pegasystems headquarters. At interview day there’s two more interviews with staffing managers, a product demo, lunch, and then a live presentation/Q&A of a preselected topic to an interview panel. Make sure you read the presentation topic carefully and in detail.
- These are your standard interview questions - e.g., why are you looking to leave your current job? Do you like traveling? Do you like agile? Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pegasystems.
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.
- 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
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Cambridge, MA) in July 2013.
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.
- 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. 2 Answers
- Accepted OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Pegasystems.
I was scheduled 3 interviews before face to face.
- IQ questions and white boarding were very tough. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Cambridge, MA) in June 2013.
It was a very mechanical process. The process did not take all expertise and background into consideration. The Recruiter asked questions that were rehearsed and not focused on interviewee or the role. It was obvious he was working on a quota.
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Boston, MA) in April 2013.
Met with about 4 people on the interview day. It was not overly technical but just enough to guage my skill sets. They took a while to get me an offer due to offer letter needing to be signed by executives all the way up. I was initially contacted by an inhouse recruiter and then screened by hiring manager.
- What is your definition of cloud computing Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Pegasystems (Cambridge, MA).
After a few phone screenings, I interviewed in person. They tried something new, simulating on-the-job interactions. The application was presented, there were about 30 minutes to talk requirements with a "client stakeholder," and then a presentation was given on the material.
- I think the most difficult part was giving a the presentation on new material and analysis, but it was also a fair way to conduct the interview process... Answer Question
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