Phytel Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Data Management Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Phytel in December 2010.
Interview Details – Initial pre-screening contact from recruiter was very prompt and positive. A multi-step in-person interview with several of their staff was scheduled (8:00 AM, bldg receptionist wasn't even in.) The scheduled interview panel was unavailable, so others (1 manager, 1 team member, and 1 HR manager) took the interview, consisting of a career overview, a SQL and process skills test, and lastly a communications and interpersonal skills review. The recruiter had raised salary expectations at the very beginning, and despite the best polite demurral, persisted and then set the stated range as a possible stumbling block. Subsequent contact deteriorated as the recruiter fumbled the secondary negotiations. The end result was a second set of interviews for what was essentially a very different job, and while my skills were a fit, I wasn't interested in the job-specific requirements (travel.) Overall, a huge sense of disappointment over a good chance gone bad because of inept recruiter who didn't communicate well, and precipitated aspects that should have been left until later.
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