Resource Data Inc
Resource Data Inc Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Resource Data Inc in January 2010.
Interview Details – The hiring process was logistically very simple (all I had to do was email my resume to get a call- no long application process). Interviews were pleasant, and offer came fast. Starting salary offer was below my expectations, but took job for opportunity for growth. Salary led to me leaving.
Interview Question – No particularly difficult questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Got a long winded explanation of why the starting salary was so low. Not much room for negotiation. In hind sight I should have played hard ball.
Programmer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Resource Data Inc.
Interview Details – Received call from HR to set up initial interview. Next I participated in three phone interviews (one general HR, one general career goals, one technical). Following these I received an offer, then met at the company headquarters to meet management and complete paperwork. I chose my start date for a few weeks following the on site meeting. There was no formal orientation, just a couple of meetings with HR, management, and then project managers to get work assignments.
Interview Question – Very expected questions from HR and the general career goals. The technical interview was conducted by someone who had less experience than me in the specific field and so it was strange in that regard but nothing outside of the ordinary (explain your experience with xyz programming language, this software, that software). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was reasonable and I did not negotiate. I believe the company would be very open to negotiations if you felt the need to.
GIS Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Resource Data Inc in March 2012.
Interview Details – This was a simple interview. It was all over the phone and was not incredibly in-depth, although the conversation took anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. It was a personable conversation, and I actually asked most of the questions. The answers were very honest and helpful. It seemed as if they already had made their decision about me based off of referrals before we even dove into the interview process.
Interview Question – What is the difference between a join and a relate? View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Not at all. The salary was far lower than I expected for living in Anchorage, and they did not seem to think cost of living was an important factor. They were tactful, but insisted that I gain experience before I negotiate (aka the standard one-year performance review). They kept stating strongly that raises after a year will be "substantial".
My advice? Demand working in Houston. They offer the same salary for an area with a far lower COL. Might as well be a 10k raise, relatively.
Programmer Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Resource Data Inc in July 2008.
Interview Details – The interview was conducted by a programming manager from Alaska. It lasted about a half an hour. It started with typical questions, such as "Why do you want to work here?" "Tell us about your current job and experience?" He also wanted to know what classes and kinds of projects I worked on during college. He didn't ask many behavioral questions, just the typical "Do you prefer to work alone or in a group?
" I was asked to give an overview of object oriented design. I was then asked some basic database questions (What is a primary key?). Then I was asked what my favorite programming language was and why.
Interview Question – Tell me about some projects you worked on during college? (I graduated from college six years ago) Answer Question
GIS Programmer/Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Resource Data Inc in February 2010.
Interview Details – Applied online quick responce. Process consisted of two Interviews from different areas. Was offered position a couple of weeks after last interview.
Interview Question – Explain your development of GIS Server technologies. View Answer