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No Offer – Reviewed Jan 18, 2013
Interview Details – I applied in person at a career fair at Michigan State University. I was then told to apply online.
Interview Question – I was called the day after I submitted my online application to set up a phone interview a few weeks later. They asked some serious questions: Why do you think you'd be a good fit in our company? How'd you hear about us? Whats your favorite event? Then they asked some less serious questions: If you had to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? What do you like to do in your spare time? etc. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Nov 2011 – Reviewed Jan 7, 2013
Interview Details – The interview is really to see what your personality is like and how you react on your feet. While there is a great degree of questions about your resume, there are a lot of random questions that see how creative you are, a key part of the position.
Interview Question – If you could sing one song on American Idol, what would it be? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Cut and Dry
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Dec 2012 – Reviewed Dec 31, 2012
Interview Details –
Had a phone interview which consisted of a lot of personable questions. "Tell me about something not on your resume?" "If you had to design an IPhone app, what would it be?" "What do you like better, Linux, Windows, or Apple?" It also had some behavioral questions mixed in, like, "What type of group member do you dislike the most?"
The in-person interview was just like the phone interview. First question, you had to select a random question from a deck of cards. Those are mostly silly questions. There are some personal questions, creative ones, and behavioral questions all mixed together. They also throw you a blue ball, where you need to answer the question on your left thumb. Mine was, "What's more important, the path or the destination?"
At first I thought I failed the phone interview, because I was stumped and clearly nervous. After about 2 or so weeks, I was called back for an in person interview. So, I was really suspicious, since everyone else here seems to be getting called for in-person interviews, no matter how they did on the phone interview.
I decided to go, anyway, taking this in person interview with a grain of salt. I drove 3 hours to Chicago, with the same deal as everyone else about not being compensated for travel. When I got there, I was given a quick tour. There were a bunch of other candidates waiting, with suits and ties on, while I just had my usual clothes. I thought this was good, because everyone else, including the interviewers, had every day clothes on, as well. The interview had a few slight hitches, but they laughed at all of my jokes and seemed really interested in the experiences I shared with them. I did the best I could possibly do in that situation. I had thought I knocked the interview out of the park, and really happy afterwords, even though I'm not the most charismatic person in town.
A half month later, I was sent an automated e-mail saying I was declined. Looking back at it, I did get the same impression as a previous interviewee about people being seemingly dispensable there. I also read from former workers that the chance of being hired there, for a full time job, is very unlikely. I guess it was for the best, anyway, since the pay figures to be the same as a clerk at a grocery store, per hour.
Interview Question –
"What's the most difficult problem you've ever encountered? A problem that you just couldn't figure out."
"If our VoIP had problems with it, how would you go about fixing it?" View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Dec 2012 – Reviewed Dec 11, 2012
Interview Details –
Submitted my resume/cover letter and got a call to set up a phone interview within 2 weeks. Phone interview was about 15 min. long and they ask you about 10 questions or so. I then waited about a week to hear back and found out I "made it" for an in-person interview. I set up that interview for a week after. They DO NOT pay for you to fly over to Chicago, but I decided to go ahead go with the interview since I felt pretty confident. I have a degree, personality, leadership and a fun/ "unusual" job that I thought would had been a hit. So I booked my $500 flight and was ready to go. (big mistake)
Office was nice and there were not a lot of "tadpoles" when I came in. I was then given a tour of the place. It was pretty nice and even got to try the slide. I asked a lot of questions but its not like it matters since they're just tadpoles and the full-time frogs are the ones that make the decision. Then I waited for about 5-10min and was taken to the lego room. There they asked things like
1. What do you know about RFE?
2. Tell us your life story.
3. What's on your bucket list?
4. Who is the most fashionable celebrity?
5. Who is your favorite movie character?
6. Tell us about a time you disagreed with a co worker.
7. If a friend could describe you, what would they say?
8. What is your favorite reality TV show?
I think the interview went good and was fairly easy, however, I got an e-mail that monday saying they had decided to go ahead and hire another candidate. You would think I would have been "bummed" for not getting this job...specially after spending that much money but I really wasn't.
I got to meet several tadpoles and tried to get a real inside look on the job later on the day of the interview. Many are living pay check to pay check and work tons of hours at the office. Many are frustrated and talk smack behind each others back ( since they are all trying to get a full-time position) These may be things that you may be ok with/ put up with but I honestly don't think its worth it. Some of the tadpoles also said that there is all this hype and excitement about the job the first couple of weeks but it all dies down pretty soon. Even full time frogs don't get paid like a degreed full time employee should be getting paid.
I would only "recommend" this job if you are a college student, live in the area and are looking for an internship (even then, just read the reviews on this job... they're pretty bad) and if you have a degree, I would recommend to look for a "real" job and SKIP this. The office space and events may look pretty awesome and it may be something that is "calling your name" but its not worth it. If you didn't get the job, be glad... better things will come your way. I now have an interview with a fortune 500 company that WILL fly me and set me up in a hotel so I can go interview for them. So chins up!
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions, but if you get the in person interview you will pick questions from flash cards and a beach ball that has questions all over it, Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL – Reviewed Dec 18, 2012
Interview Details – Applied online. Got a call to set up a phone interview. Phone interview consisted of typical interview questions (why do you want to work here, what do you know about the company) as well as personality questions (if you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be, etc.). Got a call to come for an in-person interview in Chicago. Got a VERY quick tour of the office by a current event coordinator and then interviewed with 2 full-time employees. They were very nice, but I got the sense throughout the whole process and the way the company is setup that people are very disposable.
Interview Question – Both typical interview questions as well as personality questions Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Nov 2012 – Reviewed Dec 2, 2012
Interview Details – The phone call was a bit difficult mainly because there was a lot of static. But the interviewer was very friendly and really wanted to know the candidate's personality through behavioral questions.
Interview Question – A lot of unexpected surprise questions such as "If there was one food you could eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?" Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Jun 2012 – Reviewed Oct 29, 2012
Interview Details – I applied for the position with a really casual cover letter. A few days later I recieved an inviation for a phone interview. The phone interview was very quick; hardly even ten minutes. They called back about 5 minutes later asking for an in person interview. Once I got there, there were 4 other people waiting ot be interviewed as well, which didnt give me a good feeling. The tour was great and the people were easy to talk to but the girl interviewing me was really unfriendly and mostly bragged about how many applicants they get and said I should feel honored that I even got this far. Its great to be confident in your company, but she was arrogant. I did not get an offer, but the company does seem really cool to work for.
Interview Question – What's your favorite tv show? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL – Reviewed Oct 13, 2012
Interview Details – I heard back and drove to Chicago for a interview within a week of applying. For the interview, I waited for about a half hour, but was eventually given a tour of the office. For the interview, for an ice breaker they threw a beach ball covered with questions written all over it, and I had to answer the question of which my thumb was on. It was what song do you know all the lyrics too. After that they asked basic questions, I showed them my portfolio and then asked some questions regarding design. For example what program would you use for different projects, what resolution should this be, etc. Overall not a difficult interview. I interviewed on a Monday and they said if I got the position, I would start next Monday, which is a little difficult for someone who lives out of state and would need to find a place to live In the end, they said they would call by Friday, but never called and I had to call them myself to find out I did not get the job.
Interview Question – Explain your life story. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL – Reviewed Oct 10, 2012
Interview Details –
I was told that they like a fun and creative cover letter, nothing over the top but personalized. Once I heard that, I personalized my cover letter and made it as interesting as I could to read. I talked about my past experiences and told a personal story as well. I got a phone call the next day to set up a phone interview for the following day. The girl who called me was really nice and asked me about my past experiences and passions. She also asked me what kind of super power I would want.
Try not to over think these interviews. They are looking to see if you have passion and personality. As long as you can answer and sound happy and enthusiastic.. you will do great.
2 weeks later I got a call for an in person interview for 2 weeks after that. I traveled to Chicago (they do not reimburse) and got to my interview where a tadpole gave me a tour of the amazing office. The girl who gave me the tour was super sweet and amazing with a huge personality. I liked her instantly. Everyone else I passed said hello and I got to meet a few other frogs and tadpoles.
After my tour I got to sit at the lego conference table for the interview with 2 Frogs. The interview was about 30 minutes and they made me feel super comfortable. They asked me a lot of questions about my past experiences... What I knew about Red Frog Events.. Which event am I most interested in.. Tell me about a time when you disagreed with a coworker... Tell me about a time you went above and beyond.. Why should we hire you over everyone else..
I also did the beach ball and random card game. I answered questions like:
What is you favorite kind of fast food?
Of course they will ask you if you have any questions at the end so come up with a couple things.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you disagreed with a coworker and how you handled the situation. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Mar 2012 – Reviewed Oct 11, 2012
Interview Details –
The hiring process for an intern is fairly quick. Upon submission of resume/cover letter, applications will hear about a phone interview, and then in-person interview, if all goes well. I hear from Red Frog within about a week for each portion of the hiring process. It took the most time to set up a time for me that was convenient to go out to Chicago for the in-person interview.
They say you should be yourself during an interview, and you truly should. If you are yourself and it doesn't go the way you hoped, it is probably for the best because you want the company to fit you as much as you fit the company.
Interview Question – It is a lot of abstract questions like, if you could grow anything on a tree, what could you grow? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The internship offer is not up for negotiation, it is standard for all applicants.
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