Presidio Trust Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Executive Assistant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Presidio Trust in September 2013.
Interview Details – This was by far the worst interview process in my career. I really wanted this position so I stayed motivated. It started with a two person phone interview on 9/20, an in person interview with four people on 9/24, a written test on 9/25, another phone interview on 10/11 and a last in person interview with four more people on 10/30. In between these interviews there was no communication and the government shutdown happened in the middle. Each time I was told they were eager to get this person started and should be making a decision immediately. After my interview on 10/30 another two weeks went by. I wrote the hiring manager to see if a decision had been made and quickly received an email back telling me they chose another candidate. Really??!!! After two months, not even the decency to let your candidate know they weren't selected?
Interview Question – All the usual questions for an Executive Assistant... how do you stay organized? How do you communicate? Have you supported a team? What are you most proud of in your career? What is your weakness? Answer Question
Ecological Restoration Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Presidio Trust.
Interview Details – I exchanged emails with the hirer, setting up a time for a phone interview. The interview lasted around 30 minutes, split about equally between him asking me questions about my background, experience, and goals, and me asking him questions about the organization. Then he called me a week or two later, making the offer.
Interview Question – "What kind of leadership style do you prefer to work under?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – All I did to negotiate was request a different schedule than the ones that had been offered to me; my prospective employer granted the request immediately.