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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Charlotte, NC Jan 2013 – Reviewed Mar 7, 2013
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was great. I found the STV management team and HR team to be responsive, transparent, and positive. I had a phone interview and an in-person interview. The team was flexible and knowledgeable. I was also impressed that my interviewer (now boss) asked very thought provoking questions about what I really wanted out of the position and long-term career goals. Any follow-up questions I had were answered quickly and thoroughly. This was a very positive overall experience.
Interview Question – I cant recall a specific question, but I remember that the interviewers asked challenging questions regarding the reason behind my looking for other employment and leaving current company. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was very positive. I negotiated directly with my boss. It was not uncomfortable to negotiate at all.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Sep 2011 – Reviewed Feb 27, 2013
Interview Details – I felt very welcome the moment I entered the reception area at STV. The hiring and interview process was straight forward. I was called back twice and within a matter of 3 weeks was made an offer. I had another offer at the same time, but it did not allow for a new career path and STV did, so I chose STV and am happy with the decision I have made.
Interview Question – There were no trick questions, I was asked specific questions about the job being offered and the requirements they had for the person who would fill it. I answered honestly and was thrilled when the position was offered to me. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I declined because STV offered me a new career path, which I am eagerly pursuing now. The other company did not and I would have remained in the same role with the same expectations. That outcome was not attractive to me, so opted for a new beginning with STV.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Dec 2011 – Reviewed Jun 25, 2012
Interview Details –
A very personable recruiter sought me out and told me about a job opportunity with STV's Buildings and Facilities department in their Manhattan office. I was interviewing for another similar position but told them I would be interested in speaking with them as well and comparing opportunities.
When I returned from my other interview (which required travel), I came up to NYC and met with two people in the department. The questions were not difficult and I felt very comfortable.
A couple weeks passed but my recruiter was great. He always got back to me whenever I checked in. He ended up setting me up on a second interview with someone in upper management. When I came back in, I ended up meeting a couple more people in the department. Again, it was very informative and comfortable. I was offered the job on the spot.
The second part of the application is long (online), but my recruiter didn't have me do it until we were pretty far along in the process.
The offer letter took a little time to come through, but I'm told the policy has since changed so that they can go out more quickly.
Negotiation Details –
I was quite happy with their offer so I did not negotiate.
Be up front in the first place about what you are looking for.
No Offer – Interviewed in Baltimore, MD Feb 2012 – Reviewed Apr 30, 2012
Interview Details – Had an employee referral + met them at Campus Career Fair. They set up an interview a couple of weeks after the career fair. Panel consisted of Project Manager and his Boss. An intersection LOS problem was presented to see how the interviewee thinks though a problem. Interview went okay. I was surprised they cancelled lunch after the interview because they were busy. Also, showed me around the office after the interview and introduced me to the employees. Overall, the process was not professional at all - the manner they scheduled the interview and cancelled lunch and they took like a month to respond after the interview. No feedback was given whatsoever.
Interview Question – Questions like what are the three important aspects to highway design. Also, an intersection LOS problem Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Dec 8, 2012
Interview Details – Interview went well. Met with a number of people. Manual process, but very detailed. Strong background check.
Interview Question – Are you willing to work weekends and nights when needed. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Tough but fair
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Oct 22, 2012
Interview Details – Extensive process. Had to provide a lot of past writing samples, which are difficult to retrieve as much is proprietary from former companies. Job duties and responsibilities were misrepresented at interview.
Interview Question – Had to take a writing test (correcting a poorly written letter). This was a bit insulting, as the position is not entry level, and the test was geared for a general admin. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Misrepresented. Verbal agreements were not included in the offer letter, and were not upheld.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Aug 2011 – Reviewed Apr 26, 2012
Interview Details – Basic. I asked more questions. After accepting the job, I feel the person who hired me misrepresented themselves.
Interview Question – The questions were typical. View Answer
Negotiation Details – What negotiation?
No Offer – Interviewed in May 2011 – Reviewed Sep 9, 2011
Interview Details – I first had a phone interview with STV in April 2011. The questions were standard and were not hard. A few weeks later I receive an email for a formal interview. The questions were related to my resume and the projects I worked on. A few days later I receive an email asking to meet for coffee by one of the head managers. When I met him, he went over what work they wanted me to do (if they could hire me) and I received no offer. A few days later I ask about my status in June 2011, two months later I finally get a response stating that they did not have enough work for me to do and therefore they couldn't hire me but may be looking to hire in the fall. The fall comes and I ask about this position again and the same manager is rude to me this time and tells me they are looking at their needs.
Interview Question – What field did you specialize in ? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Dec 2010 – Reviewed Apr 4, 2011
Interview Details – Three weeks after I submitted my resume, I got a phone call from the Regional Marketing Manager who arranged an interview for the following week (late December 2010). I had to submit a lot of personal information for their background check. I thought it was quite premature and invasive, considering I hadn't been offered the job. At the interview, I had an editing test and a writing test. After that, the Regional Marketing Manager interviewed me. She seemed pleasant at the time and I thought things went well. She explained she would need to get back to me after the Xmas holidays and wouldn't be speaking to me until mid January. In late January, I called her to get a status of my application. She was very rude and seemed too busy to even speak to me. She acted like I was bothering her. I asked her to call me to keep me informed. I sent her a followup e-mail a few weeks later. It's April and she still hasn't contacted me. I can accept that I'm not what STV is looking for, but since when is this dismissive attitude ok in business? It left me with a very poor impression of STV and gave me a glimpse of what it would be like to work at this company.
Interview Question – Edit this resume Answer Question
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