Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Rosetta Stone
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Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Rosslyn, VA) in December 2013.
I received an emailed looking to set up a phone call about two positions with the head of the Customer Success division. We had a very casual conversation about the positions and my preferences. He then referred me on to another member of the team for a more formal phone interview. I was then asked to come into the headquarters in Rosslyn for an in-person interview. They asked me several questions (all very casual and conversational), and had me respond to a few pages of customer concerns in Spanish (to test my Spanish). I also had a spur-of-the-moment phone interview the next day with one employee higher up on the corporate chain that the two with whom I had my in-person interview (she had some emergency and was not able to be at the actual interview). I also had a very quick and easy "Voice Test" over the phone to test my spoken Spanish. Everyone was incredibly nice and I truly felt a connection to the company and as though they were really invested in finding someone who met all of the criteria and fit in well with the team. As a dynamic team, they really care about finding compatible personalities! I feel like really made friends throughout the process and I could see myself having a blast working with them. Excellent culture. I received my offer almost two weeks later (after I followed up to ask about the hold-up). They asked me to start within a week.
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Reasons for Declining
I was incredibly torn between this position and another offer I received. I ended up going with the other one because it also provided great experience and opportunities, while having a much more normal work schedule (this Rosetta position was practically in the middle of the night because I would have been working with Spain).
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Philadelphia, PA).
One quick phone interview, then was brought in for a face-to-face interview. The manager wanted to know what my experience has been in language learning (if I could relate to customers who wanted to learn another language), my goals working for Rosetta Stone, my goals in life (to see if I was a goal-setter). Both interviews were quick and painless. I was called the next week with an offer.
- Who is Rosetta Stone's competitors? Why do you think Rosetta Stone is the best option for language learners? 1 Answer
Wasn't able to negotiate. It was $11/hr plus great commission.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Rosslyn, VA).
The process was fairly drawn out. Met with multiple people from the Finance Department and departments that I woudl support
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Arlington, VA).
A day long interview consisting of an independent programming test followed by multiple interviews with multiple senior developers and management. You are asked all sorts of questions to make sure you understand the basics like data types, linked lists, sorting, etc all the way up to advanced questions on design patterns and algorithm design. The entire process took a few weeks with large periods of not hearing anything. The company loses a lot of potentially good candidates because the hiring process is too slow.
- Multiple programming questions about a wide variety of topics. You will be asked anything from logic puzzles to whiteboard algorithm questions to database designs. Answer Question
There was no negotiation. I was offered a base salary and bonus, and I took the offer.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone in April 2013.
Initial contact made by HR. Very disappointed in the level of HR professionalism from the start! Error-plagued emails, confusion over time and title, etc. At one point the HR recruiter missed our appointment time. When I emailed her after 15 minutes, she responded immediately that she'd been in a meeting and unable to get away. Good morning sweetie! Did I wake you up? Luckily, once you get past HR, if you are really patient--I went a couple months between rounds--you will get to someone better. The leadership that I spoke with were very knowledgable and professional marketers. Not the friendliest types of folks, but I think that is a reflection of the difficult culture at the company.
- I didn't make it to the final round--for reasons still unclear to me--but there were no unexpected questions that I recall. In retrospect, I should have been more dismissive of the challenges of the role. In other words, management wants someone that can come in and instantly take over (presumably, so they don't have to do as much). Obviously, this is not realistic--there is ALWAYS a learning curve. In short, don't be humble! Act like you have all the answers and you'll get further. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Boulder, CO) in April 2013.
I was put in a large conference room with an old internet connected laptop and three programming puzzles on pieces of paper, and given two hours to solve all three puzzles. I chose one of the puzzles and solved it.
- They drew a class diagram on the whiteboard and asked me to explain it. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Rosslyn, VA) in March 2013.
My prospective manager was pushy and aggressive. She seemed interested only in her agenda and was impatient when I asked questions (about 7 questions in total) about the job. I politely declined moving forward in the interview process.
- Can't remember. None of their questions were difficult to answer. No surprises. Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone in March 2013.
i was informed to have a call interview after sending out my resume a week. The recruiter was nice and professional. She asked my salary expectation and how much I made in my previous job in details. After the interview she told me that they my not be able to move forward my application.
- They really focus on knowing your salary expectation. If you really want to work for this company, you may need to make sure not to ask too high salary. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Harrisonburg, VA) in June 2012.
Was an outside contractor and hired into the company to fulfill an ongoing need.
- If you were in charge, how would you handle this? 1 Answer
Offered me a salaried position and I accepted.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Rosetta Stone (Arlington, VA) in February 2012.
Job was posted for some time - delays with the holidays. Two HR phone interviews, director video Skype interview, then they flew final four to HQ (on separate days). They put us up at the hotel right across the street - covering food, travel and room. Full day interview. Met with last SEM for a half hour. Met with another digital marketer for a half hour. Had lunch with the team. Met with marketing manager and director for another round. Then left to work on 3 questions / problems to present to the team of about 8 at the end of the day. Great team environment. The lunch time discussion showed their passion for (internet) marketing. Everyone seemed to really love their work. While I had enough skill and passion to get to the final four - clearly I lacked enough experience with monthly ad spends of their size :(
- They left me with 3 questions / problems: 1) Create sample email - Replying to trade show vendor 2) Create a "sample" FB ad for Mothers day :) 3) Given a set of PPC data - optimize for various conditions (More clicks / ROI / etc) Answer Question
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