I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Redbox.
Interview Details – 2 to 3 face to face and or phone interviews.
Interview Question – Many questions on technical and software. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – there was none
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Redbox in October 2011.
Interview Details – As a contractor, the interview process is much less rigorous than it is for employees. Generally you will have a phone interview with a manager, then have a group interview with your team, then possibly an additional face to face with your manager.
You may be asked a tricky scenario that you will have to analyze on the spot using a white board. It may be technical or non-technical to demonstrate your analytical skills.
Interview Question – Really nothing too unexpected. Primarily they are looking to make sure you fit in with the culture of the team. If they are command and control team they want a very structured person, if the team is more dynamic they are looking for someone that can be autonomous and deal with a more unstructured team. You will need to feel out the team to see if it's a good fit for you. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I worked thru a sub-contractor. I was able to negotiate a few more dollars regarding my hourly rate than what was initially presented.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Redbox in February 2010.
Interview Details – the interview process is usually a panel interview and has a member of many cross teams participating. Technical and also focusses on the personality aspects and team player.
The interviewer team makes you comfortable, expresses their opinions upfront, they usually show around the office space that will give us an idea of placements and desk space and work culture a little. More people oriented. the over all attempt is to look for can do attitude.
Interview Question – Not much difficult if you have been in the job doing the various tasks, its pretty normal Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Redbox in April 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted by phone from the District Manager a few days after submitting my resume for the posted position. An interview was scheduled to take place at a casual public eatery. Since my Regional manager was on vacation, the District Manager also conducted the interview. The Manager was easy going, and he felt very approachable. After I was offered the position, the hiring process took some time. Expect 2 weeks from the time of the offer before you get to start your first day of employment.
Interview Question – Be prepared to discribe your ability of good organization and have an example of how capable your are for attention to detail. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There really wasn't a negotiation, the amount verbally offered during the interview was not the amount I was hired at. I started at .50 cents less than verbally offered, since I was unemployed, I stil excepted.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Redbox in September 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter from redbox about some newly opened software development positions on the client team. This particular team is responsible for all the software that runs on the actual redbox boxes across the country. During this time I was actively interviewing with other companies in various stages of interview processes and made the redbox recruiter aware of my time constraint considering I may be getting other offers soon. I was scheduled to do an on-site interview soon after.
To the interview I wore a suit although it became apparent after walking through the office to the interview destination that the office culture was extremely casual in terms of dress and, in hindsight, overall, which was extremely relieving to me as I'd just come from the stiff and formal financial sector culture of my previous position.
I first met with the VP of software who had me describe my previous projects in great detail, asking me to whiteboard their architecture, high level UML diagrams of workflow between systems. He then asked me some technical questions, mostly high level and related to RESTful web services. After I spoke with him, the two most senior members of the client team came in. They asked for a brief summary of my previous work and since I'd already outlined my most complicated project on the whiteboard in the interview with the VP that portion was brief. I was then asked to look at a printout of some C# code with LINQ, to walk through it line by line and note the values of variables as the code progressed. The only gotcha there was the nature of LINQs deferred evaluation. After the tech screen they asked me why I wanted to work there and why what made me an ideal candidate. I didn't name salary until the very end, in the interest of negotiation.
I felt the interview went well and sure enough on the drive home the recruiter called me and said that they were interested in hiring me, interested enough that they wanted to negotiate salary right now. I wont go into figures, but I will say that they were very accommodating to the upper limit of my range without much fuss at all. I verbally accepted the offer, was emailed the offer letter and benefits packaged, signed, and started 2 weeks later.
The day I started I was shown to my desk near the rest of the team, all of whom were happy to see me, they were very inviting. The team was small, 6-7 people, and communication was open, I really couldn't have asked for a better team, skill wise and also personality wise. Coming in to work in the morning never seemed like a drag, and the team communicated on a highly technical and also personally human level.
I received brand new hardware that very day by delivery. I wont go into the specs, but I will say they were maxed out were it counts for dev, brand new dual LCDs too. The company at the time was doing quite well in the market and they did seem grateful about it accomodating us with hardware, events, benefits and perks.
The system is complicated, it took a good 6 months to really feel comfortable with it and about a year to become expert.
Great company, my only real qualm was the amount of contractors they would hire and the turnaround rate for them. It made it so that the FTEs constantly had to train them, and once they'd become proficient they left and we had to retrain. I believe one of the senior management staff responsible for these decisions had recently left, so it may be better now in that respect.
Interview Question – This is a Microsoft shop, MSDN licenses and all, so expect a lot of .NET Framework questions, the only point that caught me up was when I was asked to manually evaluated some variables assigned to LINQ statements, which uses the concept of deferred execution so although the LINQ statements may change, their return value may not actually change until a it's absolutely necessary for the statement to be executed, google it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – lasted only a few hours and the upper limit of my range was met without much hassle, one of the easiest negotiations I've been through.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Redbox in November 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online.
Received a recruiter call/email a few weeks later. The recruiter was extremely nice and helpful. She was very transparent about the position as well as the salary range. Questions were typical: Walk me through your resume, What do you know about us?, Why are you making a move?, What are you looking for? At the end of our call (which went extremely well) she let me know she was moving fast on the position and would like me to speak with the hiring manager. I arranged a phone interview for the next day.
The next day I received no call. No email. Nothing. I felt it was incredibly rude of the hiring manager to blow off a call to a prospective employee. I can only now assume Redbox is a corporation in which the employees do not respect the time or effort of job candidates. I am extremely thankful I didn't spend any more time speaking with an organization that operates in such a way.
Based on my experience, I would strongly recommend anyone to reconsider applying/interviewing/accepting a position at Redbox.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Redbox in August 2013.
Interview Details – Good here. I liked everything ask. They were very supportive and had some great questions and feed back with my responses. I hope to get going with this great company and see where it leads me.
Interview Question – None really Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Redbox.
Interview Details – the follow a lot of the old Micky D's formula, needed to ware a suit, was put in front of board of directors. flew in and flew out in one long day! a lot of pressure to prepare. upper peers do a nice job prepping you.
Interview Question – one direct director will try to put you on the spot Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Redbox in January 2012.
Interview Details – I applied via Careerbuilder. I was contacted by a recruiter. She did an initial phone interview. Then she set up an phone interview with the ROS. The ROS set up a face to face interview. The RM followed up with a phone interview. The hiring process was typical to any other company.
Interview Question – Very typical interview questions. I did hear anything I haven't heard before. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Redbox in April 2009.
Interview Details – The hiring/interview process is extremely slow, long, and drawn out, but redbox is a great company to work for with excellent benefits.
Interview Question – Technical questions on PCs and Windows, time management, working remotely. Answer Question
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