SAS Institute Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 24, 2015
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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at SAS Institute (Cary, NC) in March 2015.

Interview

I applied through Indeed and received an email for a telephone interview about a week later. The telephone interview was scheduled for an hour but took about 30 min. and consisted mainly of PM related questions, questions about my current position and concluded with an opportunity for me to ask questions. The in-person interview required each interviewee to perform a mock client meeting. This includes putting together a slide presentation and then presenting to an audience who played the role of client. Not much information was provided so it was a challenge to create a one slide presentation. The panel members were not that engaged and typed (supposedly taking notes) during the entire interview. The campus was beautiful and overall I'm glad I had the experience.

Interview Questions

  • What is the difference between a project manager and a consultant?   Answer Question

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at SAS Institute (Cary, NC).

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted a couple weeks later about setting up a phone interview. The phone interview was about 30 mins and mainly consisted of PM related questions and some time for me to ask questions. I was then contacted the next day about setting up an in person interview which was held the following week. I was given a scenario to prepare for in which I had to host a mock client meeting. The first 30 mins of the interview was general PM related interview questions from about a dozen people. Then I did the client meeting portion which was realistic based on having been in client meetings extensively throughout my career. The final part was a chance for me to ask questions of all the people in the room. The following afternoon I was offered the position.

    Interview Questions

    • In the mock presentation portion there was some discussion about who would pay for a contract change.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation allowed. It was a firm offer from the company.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SAS Institute (Cary, NC) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The phone interview was a screening and I was impressed with the questions asked - not the just the typical "describe your background and why you're suited for the job." They also asked why you wanted the job and why you wanted to work for SAS - and expected a detailed answer. The panel interview was difficult - several of the group were obviously unprepared and not experienced enough to ask intelligent questions much less describe their role in the group. Others asked incredibly astute questions and put me to the test on my knowledge. I felt a lot of synergy with the group and was disappointed not to receive the offer. A big con: There was no feedback - even when asked - and no follow-up even though it was promised.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about areas of the job I had already admitted I had little experience.   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at SAS Institute (Cary, NC) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Multiple phone interviews, face to face with HR and hiring mgr. and also face to face with many project managers who would be your peers. In addition, at the time had to put together a mock kick-off presentation for a potential SAS client. The experience was quite challenging and the entire process took months from the initial phone interview to getting an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • SAS OnDemand required each interviewee to perform a mock client kickoff mtg. This includes putting together a slide presentation and then presenting to an audience of 5-10 individuals who played the role of client. It is quite a tough interview process.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very limited. Able to negotiate only additional $2k.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at SAS Institute (Taipei (Taiwan)) in November 2013.

    Interview

    2 stages interview. 1st stage is recruiting manager interview. 2nd stage is VP interview. The result is fail in 1st stage interview because recruiting manager try to hire more implement BI project experience candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Working background description. Behavioral questions asking. What's most impressing project you has been handled? Have you been implement BI project? How do you handle not cooperated team members who is key person?   Answer Question
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