I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at SciQuest in June 2012.
Interview Details – The job was posted in June of this year. I asked my friend inside the company whether this was a good opportunity for me, and he said yes. I applied. I went through 5 interviews involving 6 people in one morning. The hiring manager was civil, but had no patience for introductory pleasantries. The manager told me one candidate had completed a round of interviews before me, and that this man was not a fit. Everyone else seemed pleasant and smart.
I was called back in for an interview with the VP of HR the same week.
A couple weeks later, the job was re-posted. I have never since been contacted by the company.
It is August and I believe the job has now been re-re-posted. Perhaps the 100% perfect candidate will yet surface for this position?
One oddity/annoyance in the interview process is that nearly everyone independently made a cult-like mention of "passion," and how important "passion" is to being hired to work there. No one defined what passion is or how it shows up, however. I get the impression that the company is either looking for a particular personality type or is seeking workaholics on the cheap. When it comes to work-related "passion," I have no shame about my accomplishments, work ethic, or dedication to achieving goals.
Interview Question – The head of sales outlined his current prospecting approach for a new market segment and asked me for a critique. View Answer
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