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Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Perot Systems in March 2010.
Interview Details – Interviewed within the same organization I am working for.
Interview Question – Describe the work you are doing currently.. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – internal company interview, no negotiation.
Software Applications Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Perot Systems in January 2010.
Interview Details – The interview process was in the local Lexington office which is very small. The place is dark and gloomy, looks like there were a lot of people at one point but most have left or have been let go over the years. The staff was not very knowledgeable.
Interview Question – Describe the difference between EJB 2.1 and EJB 3.0? View Answer
Reason for Declining – The offer was very low in the lower 40s and the job role did not have a future. I would recommend to look else where.
Configuration Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Perot Systems in October 2009.
Interview Details – Panel Interview first, then a skills interview
Interview Question – Explain SDLC Answer Question
Senior International Tax Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Perot Systems in July 2007.
Interview Details – I found out about the job through a outside recruiter, who put me in touch with the management team at Perot Systems. I then did a phone interview with the hiring managers. They set up a face-to-face interview shortly afterwards. Since I was living in San Francisco at the time, Perot paid for me to fly down to Plano for the day for the face-to-face interview, and I flew back to California that afternoon.
The interviews themselves were pretty straightforward, where we discussed my background, the position itself, expectations from both sides, and the rest of the tax team. Some technical questions about transfer pricing came up, but nothing overwhelming.
Interview Question – What type of transfer pricing methodoligies have you used in preparing transfer pricing reports. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate an additional week of vacation time. I was not able to negotiate a higher salary (as the salary that I came in at was at the higher end of the salary band for that position)
Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Perot Systems in May 2009.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a former PM that I used to work with for this open position on a new contract. The position was contingent on Perot Systems (PS) winning the contract.
I had to submit my resume to the PS employee. I did this and then was contacted by their HR rep to set up a telephone screening. I did the telephone interview with the recruiter and was qualified for the next stage. I then worked with the PS HR rep to set up an interview with the VP of the division and two other managers.
I felt that the interview was a mix of skills, background, and behavioral styles. It definitely wasn't easy, but it wasn't overly difficult. We seemed to develop a good relationship during the interview and I felt it went very well. It took around 45 minutes.
I was contacted later by the HR rep that they felt that the interview went well and told that I would be contacted by the PS recruiter. I then worked with the PS recruiter to fill out an online application, submit my resume' electronically, complete authorization for a background check and a drug test.
Several days after this and the background check was completed, I received an offer letter from the PS recruiter. The only thing that I had to wait on is if PS would win the contract so the position would become available. PS did win, so then I was contacted by the PS recruiter again and told that I would need to go take a drug test. This paperwork came by courier and I went to do the drug test (had to be completed within 48 hours of receipt). The drug test completion & negative outcome was the last step I had to complete before getting an official start date.
The work site seemed to be good, the people were very friendly that I dealt with, the office seemed modern, and overall it was a positive experience. Every large corporation will likely have the things that they have to do to make sure that they are minimizing risk during the hiring process, though at the time to the prospective employee it can feel like a lot of hoops to jump through. However, I have to think it's worth it.
- What experience did I have working on large and geographically diverse contracts. Answer Question
- How would I address not meeting a customer performance requirement. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to state my salary requirements. I was able to negotiate, but I didn't choose to get very intense about it. They met my needs and I felt well treated by Perot Systems' recruiter.
Senior Financial Analyst III Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Perot Systems in October 2007.
Interview Details – The interview was pretty straight forward. I interviewed with two managers and the Director. The recruiter called me by close of business and made me an offer. Since, I did not have direct experience for the position I applied for, they deducted that I had many intangibles and based their final decision on liking what they heard. Basically, I was just being myself.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work in Government Consulting? View Answer
Unix Administration Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Perot Systems in February 2007.
Interview Details – The interview went smooth. There was a lot of paperwork to do before hand since it was a position working with a government client. The company worked quickly to get me the drug test paperwork and process everything. Once I had the interview an offer come quickly.
- I was asked to describe some of my weaknesses View Answer
- I was asked various technical questions that I didn't know the answer to, or did know many years ago but had forgotten. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The offer that I received was very fair for the position I was seeking. I believe the company offers good market rates. I was not willing to negotiate and possibly lose the position when the salary was within my range.
Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Perot Systems in January 2010.
Interview Details – Pretty Simple Hiring Process.
You go through HR round then couple of technical rounds wherein, Team leaders usually take your Technical rounds. After Clearing that you go though 1 or to Management rounds where BU head usually takes your final round.
Interview Question – Why do you wish to change your Job. View Answer
Negotiation Details – You can Negotiate your salaray. Hr does take time to revert back for negotiations as approvals come from BU.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Perot Systems in July 2010.
Interview Details – 2-3 round of technical interviews.
Technical interviews are good (for me it was for J2EE). In interview they will make you feel like there is so much good work. But in my case actual work was of support.
Prepare to be interviews for multiple projects.
Negotiation Details – Their HR department is miserable for both pre and post hiring support. Here your negotiation skills metters. Don't be in hurry, judge till what extent they require you. If there is an urgent opening and you have some rare skills you can negotiate a fortune otherwise if requirement is not urgent or there are many options available then they can even offer less then you current CTC.
In short do you homework and ready for long negotiation.
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