Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Playdom (Mountain View, CA) in January 2011.
The person I interviewed w/ was a VP or director of marketing. I was surprised to find she actually didn't have a good understanding of the industry while she tried to hide the fact and said something very unprofessional and mean. I was very disappointed and I hope Playdom can do well after being acquired by Disney, because Disney laid off hundreds of game studio employees.
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The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Playdom (Mountain View, CA) in January 2010.
The recruiter got delayed in scheduling the interview. When the interview did get scheduled, it was for a wrong position. So obviously the hiring manager couldn't connect on the phone.
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The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Playdom (Mountain View, CA) in November 2009.
I submitted my resume online and received an email response within 3 days to set up an initial screening interview. After the initial screen, I was given a worksheet to complete testing me on some common relevant knowledge to the position, as well as testing my ability to think outside the box in dealing with common on-the-job problems. Two more phone interviews occurred within a week before they flew me out to their Mountain View office for a full-day interview with multiple team members.
I fell in love with the office right away - the company has an exciting startup feel and the people there are really committed to a.) Playdom, b.) gaming, and c.) doing their jobs well. A great experience overall.
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Playdom (Mountain View, CA) in September 2009.
I submitted my resume and received a response just a few days later to arrange a skills test.
I had 24 hours to submit my test (regardless of my schedule, which was kind of annoying but I was lucky because work was slow anyway).
A day or two later that they approved of my test and wanted to fly me in from. I had a brief phone screening from HR and two days later I was in their office.
Interview last a loooooong time. 4-5 hours by my count. They told me that as things looked positive I would continue to meet team members - so I took that as a good sign. I kept up my energy pretty well until about the final meeting with one of the founders, which was unfortunate. Between travel, nerves and processing a lot of solid basic and advanced questions that were technical and philosophical, I was spent.
They flew me out red-eye that night - OUCH - and I received an email the next day they were going to pass from an executive that I never interviewed with - kind of peeved me, especially since I was zonked out of my mind from the flight.
I reached out to HR and my rep I worked with said that the team was very positive about me and was not told why they chose to pass. Unfortunate, but I'd certainly be willing to apply again.
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