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Project Manager Interview
This review is for Sapient Government Services.
After applying I was contacted enthusiastically by a recruiter for a phone interview. I gave the recruiter my availability but he called at a time I was unavailable. Then he took a while to get back to me to confirm a date and time. Still optimistic, I had to painstakingly reschedule my day to make the time work and when the time came for the interview, he didn't show up! I sent him an email to check his status and make sure we were still ok to meet (meetings can sometimes go overtime) but got an out of office notice and then didn't hear back the rest of the day. After finally being able to chase him down a week later to talk, he informed me that the funding for the position had been pulled and then proceeded to interview me for another position and then I never heard back from him. This time I didn't bother to follow up.
Job hunting is a pain for both sides (and I've been on both sides) but I have never met someone so unprofessional during any recruitment process! There are so many ways the recruiter could have handled the situation of a position being pulled. Scheduling a meeting with a prospective candidate and then not showing up and disappearing for a while after wasn't the best way to do it. Needless to say, I wasn't interested in the organization after the experience.
- Nothing unusual here. Just basic questions about work history. Answer Question
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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Sapient (New York, NY) in November 2010.
They hire really smart, unselfish people so personality is a big criteria. Its a thorough process so be prepared with your area of expertise. I had a phone interview followed by a panel interview in front of 4 people!
- Not sure, it was pretty straight forward just a long process with 2 rounds. Answer Question
I went through a recruiter and got the compensation I wanted.
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I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Sapient (San Francisco, CA) in July 2009.
Was contacted by Sapient recruiter re: a project manager position.
- good values
- very client focussed
- successful and an good business model
Interview setup was a bit disjointed and interviewer was late (had to call him)
Good behavioral interview by a very professional client manager.
Given their tight business model, they are and remain price sensitive
and will naturally hire younger candidates (nothing wrong with that).
- check their salary ranges first
- price yourself within their target range in the online application they will ask you to
fill in before the interview
- then have your interview
The ONLY goal of an interview is to keep the decision yours - not theirs.
- Describe the projects you have worked on and the process by which you arrived at the project kick off meeting. 1 Answer
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The process took a day – interviewed at Sapient in September 2007.
On submission of resume the screening was done by Recruiter over phone. He asked basic questions like kind of projects & clients handled, challanges faced and willingness to travel & relocate. After 1 week I was called for face-to-face interview that included 3 sessions. First 30-45 min session was lated to personality and fitment to Sapient values - client focused delivery, creativity, leadership, openness, relationship and people growth and involved questions pertaining to my real life experiences from professional life on the core values. Second 60 min session was a project mgmt case study where I was given one page long case study to come-up with high level project plan (at week level), staffing plan, budget and identify project risks on a white board. The third 60 min session involved explaining how I came-up with project plan, estimates, staffing and mitigation for risks.
- What if clients want you to start project ASAP without signing the contract since contracts take 1-3 weeks for legal reveiw & approval while project needs to be started ASAP. How will you handle the risk of project cancellation. 5 Answers
They low-balled the initial offer and I was able to get a small increase over the initial offer. However I could not get the expected salary since I had followed-up many times during the 3-4 week period after face-to-face interveiw and final offer and Sapient got a clear understanding that I am keen on joining.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Sapient (Bangalore (India)) in May 2012.
Two round of telephonic interviews after the intial connect -30min - 1 hr
one round of interview based on scenarios which i really liked - 2-3 hrs
followed by another round of face-to-face interview -1-2 hrs
the recruit team follows up via email on outcome
- how agile will fit into a service oriented organisation 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
i got another offer with a different organisation as agile coach
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Sapient in December 2011.
Great experience, very enjoyable. The only issue I had was that some of the interviewers seemed like they were afraid of talented people. HR was very nice though
- You had to prepare a project for a potential (imaginary) client on the spot Answer Question
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I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Sapient in November 2010.
I got a mail from th Sapient HR about a role suitable for me.I replied her back then I got a call from the HR.It was almost like telephonic interview she asked me a lot about Project Management, the fdifferent kind of roles I have worked.
Then another interview was scheduled where I was given a case study of a client requirement.
I had one hour to work out in the white board, my understanding of the project and project scope.
I had to draw up a project plan and a logical architecture diagram. Had to talk about the constraints,assumptions,risks. Basically I had to pitch for a project.
The interviewer mocked as the client and it was interesting. I enjoyed the whole process
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