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Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 20, 2013 New
Interview Details –
* Online job applicaiton
* Phone screen
* Onsite interview with a oral presentation and one-on-one interview sessions with various leaders
* Completion of paper job application
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiate heavily for vacation days. The gates to earn more time off are very far apart.
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 1, 2013
Interview Details – I had a phone interview with a recruiter and then four interviews in the office. It was eerily quiet, and it seemed as though I had an odd mix of interviewers. That said, everyone was very kind and no one asked any curveball questions. I was able to have more of a conversation with each of the interviewers, which put me at ease.
Interview Question – I was asked if I thought I could handle boring research work. I wouldn't have been there if I thought research was boring. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Feb 27, 2013
Interview Details – I had an initial phone screening and was then brought into an interview. The interview was fairly easy and consisted of me talking with various researchers about the types of projects they work on. The hiring manager was very transparent about how many people they are interviewing and when I should hear.
Interview Question – What type of management style to you thrive under. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Research Triangle Park, NC Oct 2009 – Reviewed Feb 1, 2013
Interview Details – Very strictly by-the-book. Everything totally honest and legal. Applicant is interviewed by two or three small groups, because the work is contract-based and exact responsibilities vary from year to year.
Interview Question – Generally questions are not very difficult. Applicants may be asked to bring samples of work, including software, writing, etc., that they authored. View Answer
Negotiation Details – A little pressure to start quickly. Hiring is often *after* the deadlines are approaching.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Durham, NC May 2010 – Reviewed Jan 31, 2013
Interview Details – First screening interview was by phone with HR. Next step was in-office interview with hiring manager. Lasted several hours, very positive experience. Only interviewed with that person, but was introduced to team members and given walk-through of work area. Received call from HR person a few days later with a verbal, then written offer. It was actually a very laid back interview process.
Interview Question – I don't recall. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – A couple of back-and-forth emails gained me an additional 2K/year.
No Offer – Interviewed in Waltham, MA Jul 2012 – Reviewed Aug 13, 2012
Interview Details –
Applied online through their Careers portal. Got an email response about a week later to set up a phone screen. The phone screen wasn't anything difficult - recruiter basically asked why are you interested in the job and explained the background behind the company. Got an email a few days later to set up an in-person interview at their Waltham office. This interview was with two people: one in-person and one via video chat. There were two parts: go over your entire resume and then answer 5-8 behavioral questions. Was told there would be a second round of interviews and that I'd hear back within a few days. A little more than a week later, I got a call saying they decided to go with someone else with a bit more experience.
Overall, very friendly and honest throughout the entire process. Seems like a good company.
Interview Question – Explain a time in which you were faced with an impossible deadline. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Durham, NC May 2012 – Reviewed Jun 27, 2012
Interview Details – This is for intern interview. They only ask for some basic personal information and then wait for result. While the environment there is perfect.
No Offer – Interviewed in Durham, NC Mar 2011 – Reviewed Aug 8, 2011
Interview Details – Phone interview followed by a series of very positive in-person interviews. I was very well qualified for the position. After interviews with IDG team leads senior people and a subsequent meeting with the director, all of which went well, I was then kept waiting for more than four weeks before I gave up hope. Repeated (though reasonable) attempts to contact HR or the hiring manager for an update were either met with silence or an explanation that the decisionmakers were traveling and had not made a decision. Never heard anything concrete, and I've since gone elsewhere. I was extremely put off by how the whole thing was handled, and have advised others in my current firm to avoid RTI.
Interview Question – Talk about your experiences working in a team Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dec 2008 – Reviewed Oct 9, 2012
Interview Details – The initial information source for the company and position was through a third party recruiter. The actual interview was a professional and quick interview.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work at this location. View Answer
Negotiation Details – The offer was good. However, I could have asked for more.
Declined Offer – Reviewed Oct 4, 2012
Interview Details – Phone, and one on one.
Interview Question – Typical behavioral questions. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Other offer.
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