I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at SHRM.
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Phone interview lasted 15 minutes
process took two weeks
Interview Question – Describe your most difficult situation in the work environment and how did you resolve it? Answer Question
I applied through other source - interviewed at SHRM in August 2013.
Interview Details – Very long, rigid process. I interviewed with 8 people separately in one day and then was evaluated by a committee and went through a psychological review. I was offered the job after being told not everyone agreed I was a good fit and there were reservations. Seemed odd to tell me that and didn't give me a good feeling. So I declined. Why would I want to work someplace where I knew people didn't want me?
Interview Question – Have you ever fired someone. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Not the right culture fit.
I applied through other source and the process took 7 months - interviewed at SHRM in July 2013.
Interview Details – Was presented by an executive search firm. Had several phone interviews, several in person interviews, and a group interview.
Interview Question – Will you be wiling to take a full psychological battery of tests? View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was difficult. The search firm mis-represented the compensation package..
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at SHRM in September 2012.
Interview Details – Process involved a phone interview with the recruiter (who I was not impressed with) followed by a 1x1 interview with the hiring manager and then a panel interview with other stakeholders. The recruiter was very unresponsive and process took over 2 months. I was extremely disappointed having invested multiple hours and days off of work in the interview process that when I was not selected for the position I received an automated/auto-generated email. Working in HR/Recruiting myself - This is certainly not customary and very impersonal. In my workplace we call the candidates who are not selected.
Interview Question – What is a problem that you tried to or had to solve more than once. View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 5 months - interviewed at SHRM.
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The hiring process was unprofessional and misleading. For an organization that says they promote all the best of HR, I am said to report they are the worst breakers of their own rules. My phone interview was postponed, rescheduled and late. No apologies, no excuse, only a callus attitude and this was for the initial interview. I read another glass door review sort of like my experience but I thought there is no way that could be true. Boy was I wrong. Especially in the DC area where making enemies by lying will always hurt you in the long run.
The second interview which was 1 month later, I was left in the lobby for 35 min and the HR person still hadn't arrived and the "hiring manger" just happens to walk by to find out why I hadn't shown up. I was lied to in order to find out Public Relations campaign strategies telling me that all the ideas would remain confidential and that they would only use the ideas when they hired me. I was forth coming and honest. I interviewed with the VP of Management engagement who, because I was not a minority women who was not specifically Hispanic, I couldn't understand their culture and thus could not do the job. I was notified by email that I did not get the job and I have later found out that the so called "expert" in the position is using some of my ideas.
WHAT A HORRIBLE COMPANY and I will not forget! I now work on the Hill :) Paybacks are sweet.
Interview Question – The most difficult questions were regarding me not being a women and hispanic. I guess, I just don't know what to say about how leagal that was but oh well. They wanted to target the hispanic women for membership. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SHRM in February 2012.
Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview with questions to screen applicants by interest and future goals. I then had a 1:1 interview with a senior employee on the team and then the manager of the team.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in SHRM Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at SHRM in April 2011.
Interview Details – First two interviews were one on one. Third interview there were 3 people in the room. Questions were assigned by HR, difficult to answer.
Interview Question – Problem, how did you solve it Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at SHRM in August 2010.
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Two separate interviews - first with HR person, second with hiring manager. Interview started late, not on my accord. Spent probably 15 minutes sitting alone in a conference room.
HR person was intimidating, almost questioning the qualifications and experience listed on my resume. Very uncomfortable. Went down my resume item by item, and asked very detailed questions about why I left each position. Got the impression that my qualifications had not be reviewed in advance of the interview. Had an awkward exchange where I had to explain a position change listed on my resume - HR person didn't understand that I never left the company, and assumed I had only been working for them for 6 months. Didn't respond well to nervous humor. Because of the interview running late, never got an explanation of benefits.
Second interview was very comfortable, very much like a discussion. Was asked to watch a video and critique the content for effectiveness. Was given a tour of the floor, and ended up in the middle of an awkward situation where the staff was gathered in the middle of the workspace putting golf balls.
Post-interview, needed to get my parking validated, and had an awkward moment where the receptionist forgot who I was, and needed the HR person to confirm that I had just interviewed with them.
Interview Question – Have you ever been fired from a job? (this was a big deal to them - she asked this for every single listed position on my resume) Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SHRM.
Interview Details – Very quick interview process. The process was entirely on skype which saved costs and effective time management. There were 2 rounds of interviews and both in quick succession with relevant questions and a response in 3 days time. I was quite impressed.
Interview Question – There was no difficult question in my case. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Unfortunately it was non-negotiable and I was also looking for something similar.
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