I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Rise Interactive in July 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online, passed the aptitude test, passed the phone interview, and had two follow-up in-person interviews at the office in Chicago. There was some kind of scheduling mix-up for my second interview in that they thought I was coming in the week prior. I waited an hour while they found someone who could interview me, and I unfortunately had to cut my interview short 30 minutes in because my train was leaving soon (I came in from Michigan). I never heard back from them. Travel expenses were all my own. I was disappointed about the schedule mix up and never hearing back. I know I did not schedule the second interview the week prior because I knew ahead of time I would be out of town that week.
Interview Question – If you were in charge of a group, and your opinion conflicted with those of everyone else's, would you implement your choice or the group's choice? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Rise Interactive in January 2014.
Interview Details – The HR person was quite pleasant and knowledgable. I enjoyed talking with her and she tried to answer every question I had. I was in town for only a few days and she arranged an in-person meeting around my schedule.
I also spoke to the Hiring Manager who had only started at the firm a few days before. We had a good conversation and we were very like minded on many topics.
In the end I was not offered the position but the HR person was nice enough to call me personally and explain that they had another candidate that was introduced to them through an employee and they decided to extend the offer to that person.
I was disappointed but for the right reason. This is I firm I would consider working for, they seem to have good values and treat people with respect.
Interview Question – Honestly there was not any. Straightforward and common-sense people Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Rise Interactive in May 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online, took the aptitude test. The test requires that you get an 80% in order to move forward in the interview process, but you have 3 tries to make that. I passed on the second try and was contacted quickly about a phone interview. After the phone interview, I went in for an in office interview
Interview Question – Describe a time you've used data to find a solution to a problem Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rise Interactive.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a HR rep about wanting an interview despite never having submitted my résumé to the company or hearing about them. I then had to take an online test requiring an 80% or higher to even be considered, which was very difficult and I had to take twice. I was then contacted for a phone interview and an on-site interview. Both went well, I thought, however I was told after both that they weren't currently hiring but that they would keep me in mind for future opportunities. Overall, a very confusing, selective and long-winded process.
Interview Question – Do you have a preference for traditional or digital media and why? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Rise Interactive in March 2013.
Interview Details – Initial test with math/verbal questions given. 30 questions in one hour, kinda tricky. Need an 80% to advance to next round. Many of the questions are deliberately set up to induce wrong answers. Especially with the math, watch out for the fill in the blanks and the specific way the question asks you to enter your answer (ie whole number, dollar amount, to the nearest tenth) If you read quickly you will miss.
Luckily you get two chances with the test.
Interview Question – What is the time you most failed in your life? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rise Interactive.
Interview Details – Rise tends to hire in spurts so you may apply & get a phone call soon after. From there you take an online exam and if you pass you then go through a more thorough interview process.
Since the hiring is in spurts, if you apply at a time between those spurts your process might take quite awhile and the communication isn't always the best.
However, once you have one or a few live, in-office, interviews then the process should be fairly swift.
Interviews for me weren't high pressure, they were fairly casual. The test you take online is generally for a skills fit & the interviews are more of culture fit.
Negotiation Details – They will try to stonewall you with stuff about policy and standard offers with this position. You can try to push those boundaries a bit if you want.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Rise Interactive in February 2013.
Interview Details – After applying online, a representative from the HR department called me to set up a phone screen and send me information to complete an exam. The exam was relatively simple algebra, which once I passed, the HR representative then had a phone interview with myself. Her feedback towards me was really positive, indicating her recommendation to management to conduct further, in person interviews with two members of senior management. She told me she would get back to me in 48 hours. After the 48 hour window passed, I called and emailed the HR department several times with no response, a complete lack of professionalism. I think it is irresponsible that an HR department would not follow through with the decency to at least tell me the company was no longer interested in my services as a potential employee.
Interview Question – The interview questions, since it was a phone interview, were generally directed towards my background, what I knew about the industry/company, and how I believed I could bring value to the company/position. Answer Question
Interviewed at Rise Interactive
Interview Details – I had two interviews that involved three different people at Rise. Seemed like a really vibrant place to work and a good opportunity. The three people I met with were responsive and easy to talk with.
The process did seem to drag on quite a bit longer than at many of the other places I interviewed. I was asked to come in for a second interview at the end of my first interview and it was a bit of an ordeal coordinating with the HR person who was tasked with arranging everything. I e-mailed and called several times without any sort of acknowledgment and only received a response after I contacted the person I interviewed with the first time and asked if there was some misunderstanding. And then the night before my second interview was supposed to happen, I was contacted at 9:00 pm and told that they'd have to reschedule.
Eventually, I did have a very informative second interview. I was impressed by the fact that, even though I wasn't offered a position, one of the people who interviewed me passed along a job lead at another company that he rightly thought I might be a good fit.
Interview Question – I had to take an analytics/math test online and when I took it the formatting was a bit screwed up in my browser making it difficult to complete. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Rise Interactive in November 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online at the Rise Interactive website and recieved an email shortly thereafter asking me to take a skills test at my leisure. I took the test- pretty easy, just basic algebra disguised as marketing and a couple verbal questions. After that, I waited a few days and received another email asking to set up a phone interview. I set up the interview, but when the day came, did not receive a phone call at the expected time! (9:00am) Finally, around 9:45, I called the HR person I set up the interview with, thinking I had done something wrong or made some mistake with scheduling. However, I was informed that the person's, "boss had stepped in," and she had, "totally forgetten to call me." I was a little annoyed, but she promised to call at 10:00. At around 10:15, she called and we had the interview.
It was very basic, just basic questions and information about the position, including salary information. They told me the position is salaried at $20k until you are moved into a consulting position after 4 months, which then moves you to about $35k. I was ok with that, even though it's a big pay cut for me for the first few months. I was told to keep in touch with the HR person as they only hire a few people every month. She told me to contact her around the middle of the next month.
When that date rolled around, I emailed her asking about the position. I waited, and waited, and waited some more. After about a week, I called and left her a voicemail. I then waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, I received an email from a DIFFERENT HR person, saying that they had noticed I had taken the skills test and would like to set up a phone interview. I emailed back saying I had already been through that process, but would be happy to do another interview. The new person acted kind of confused and annoyed. (I would be too, if my co-worker had not notified me of what was going on.) She told me that that would not be necessary, and we set up an in-person interview after about another week of waiting for a response on my end.
The in-person interview was very basic; she didn't even ask me much about my experience. She used basic get-to-know-you questions, which I thought I answered very well. She told me that she had to talk things over with the marketing teams as they are the ones that pick the final candidates and, if I was chosen, we would do another interview. After about a week, I had not heard anything, so I sent an email asking if any decisions had been made. Two weeks later, I still had not heard anything, so I called and left a voicemail. About a week after that, she left me a voicemail saying she still had to go over my application with the teams. A few days later, she called me with a rejection. I also received an email rejection with some resources for job-hunters in Chicago.
In all, the process was extremely disorganized, and I felt I had to do most of the work for the HR people. After two months of chasing them around, I was disappointed with a rejection, but I feel I may not have wanted to work for such a disorganized place. If you are applying and waiting for a response, don't hold your breath.
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I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Rise Interactive in August 2012.
Interview Details – I was pleased with the interview process up until I had an in person interview. After driving 5 hours and paying all expenses out of my own pocket (which I didn't mind), they told me a decision would be made within 2 days and I'd hear back. After 3 weeks and countless emails, they finally got back with a rejection email. I was ignored every time I emailed or called and was extremely disappointed with how they handled it, considering the effort I put in on my end to be there.
Interview Question – How competitive are you? Answer Question
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