I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rovi in October 2013.
Interview Details – I received a call within a day or two of my application from the recruiter. After the initial call, I had a phone interview scheduled within 2-3 days. After the initial phone interview I received a phone call the next day with positive feedback. Then it took about a week to get in-person interviews, which were rescheduled once. Overall good communication by the recruiter. Once I had the in-person interviews on-site (4 people), I again got quick follow up the same day, then positive feedback within a couple of days with yet another phone interview with the senior leadership team. That interview happened within a couple of days, and I had a competitive offer 2 days later. I only had to negotiate on start date. My only complaint was that nobody was available to meet me on my first day, introduce me a around, show me where things were. I had to wander around and figure it out myself.
Interview Question – How would I deal with difficult, dictatorial, waterfall stakeholders in transitioning to an Agile world? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I really just negotiated start date, the offer was very competitive.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Rovi in September 2013.
Interview Details – I new the hiring manager who was aware of my skills and personality and knew I fit the opening he had available. He pursued me.
Interview Question – What have you been doing for the past couple of years while not working? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Simple. I knew what the top end of the pay scale was and insisted upon it.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Rovi in July 2013.
Interview Details – Initial communications involved one-on-one phone calls with their senior recruiter gauging my fit for the position and were followed up by a group phone conversation with team leaders, all of which were relaxed and pleasant conversations.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Rovi in May 2013.
Interview Details – It took two weeks total in between aplying to the job and getting a offer.
Interview Question – Give an exemplo of a problem resolving situation that I had in my career. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Rovi in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process was very straight-forward. I went in for an interview with my soon-to-be boss and a few soon-to-be coworkers. No hard questions were asked, everything was pretty standard, such as why do you think you're a good fit, what would you bring to the company, etc. After that, I received a phone call with an offer, I negotiated for a little bit higher, and signed the papers. The entire process was very quick, maybe one to two weeks from interview to signed papers.
Interview Question – There honestly weren't any difficult or unexpected questions. Every question was the standard interview question you'd be asked in any company, tell me about your work history, what are your strengths, why do you want to work here, etc. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Rovi in February 2013.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview first with the hiring manager and a senior engineer. I was not called in for a one-on-one because they had budget changes for the position. A month later, I was called in for a one-on-one. I was shown to a conference room for the first 2 rounds of interviews. First, I interviewed with 2 senior QA people. They were very prepared and took notes during the interview. The next round was with a senior developer. He had not read my resume beforehand and was not prepared. He just went throught he motions of the interview and read my resume as he went along. He also had his laptop and took notes. During both of these rounds they asked me the difference between white and black box testing. And, even though this was a QA position, they expected the person they hire to make bug fixes to the code. Then, I was shown to the hiring manager's office for the last round. He also had not read my resume. He turned to the last page and focused on my university. I graduated from university in 1993, so I was a bit perplexed. All together, he interviewed me about 10 minutes. I am sure that he already knew who he was going to hire and just went through the interview process with other candidates as part of his job.
Interview Question – The most unexpected was really a statement. What the hiring manager said to me at the end of the interview left me disappointed. I quote, "You are VERY qualified for the position. However, if I don't hire you it's because there may be someone a little bit better." And, he held up his hand with his thumb and index finger very close together to demonstrate a "litte bit". Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Rovi.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter in California after I applied for a position in Radnor, PA. I had a phone interview with HR and then the hiring manager., two face-to-face interviews (one with hiring manager and another with the Content VP), and two telephone interviews with the Engineering VP and the Director of Product Management. I was asking standard interview questions about my work experience and many questions related to how I would handle different situations and how I would describe my personality.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in five years? View Answer
Negotiation Details – After I was offered, I asked for more and they gave me what I asked for. I had to wait to hear back two or three days.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Rovi in October 2012.
Interview Details – Phone Interview followed by a 4 hour in person interview.
Interview Question – Have you ever played hooky from work? View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Rovi in October 2012.
Interview Details – It was very easy . The interview panel was super friendly. They presented me the offer i wanted
Interview Question – Remove the duplicate rows from the table View Answer
Negotiation Details – Easy
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Rovi in September 2012.
Interview Details – 2 phone interviews: one with a recruiter, one with a hiring manager. Then a full day of onsite interviews with various team interviews.
Interview Question – Had to simulate starting a project for a new Search Engine. Answer Question
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