I applied in-person and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat.
Interview Details – Knew the people because of prior business with other IT vendors
Got passed my CV to their boss and they contacted me.
After 5 interviews I was in.
Interview Question – What did you do/How did you accomplish a growth of 300% on single deals? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much room for netotiation, they will get the best they can offer right away.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Red Hat in April 2013.
Interview Details – Had phone interview with marketing guy. Went well. Then never heard back from recruiter as to whether or not the process would move forward. So I called the recruiter back a week later and she told me that they had already made an offer to another candidate! What a waste of my time. The duplicity of HR and recruiters at Red Hat leave a bad taste in my mouth and now I never want to work for them or do business with them. Dishonest company.
Interview Question – not difficult did not matter they had no real intention of offering me the job View Answer
Interviewed at Red Hat
Interview Details – Initial comms through consultant.
1 st interview with manager
Multiple other interviews with future colleagues, consultants.
Questions ranged from - previous experience, to technical expertise to designing solutions on the fly.
All things considered, it was quite thorough, and everyone behaved decently, with no one displaying airs.
There was a lot of solution designing on the fly.
Interview Question – If you were offered this job, under what conditions would you reject it? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Red Hat.
Interview Details – The Red Hat interview process is a slow at first as they take their time to process the resume and shortlist. But once the resume is shortlisted, activity was quite swift with 1-2 updates each week. I had to go through 6-7 rounds of interview (they were more like discussions) and in the process I talked to 6 people from different work groups that my role would need interaction with. All these people gave their inputs to HR who consolidated the data and created a well-rounded profile. It was a mix of telephonic and in-person meetings, not necessarily in Red Hat office premises and the company was helpful in accommodating my prior commitments.
Interview Question – They asked about ideas for my new job profile and my approach towards this role Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation phase was very quick, as pretty much every thing was standard except the actual CTC and role. It lasted 1 week during which both Red Hat and I came to a common position. Their main negotiation plank was my early joining.
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