SmithBucklin Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    You submit an application online. Then you receive a phone call asking to schedule a phone interview after that you have a phone interview. If it goes well you will receive a phone class asking you to come in person for a meeting. You must fill out some online assessment and a write detail essays that they assign to you by the meeting. After that they notified you 2- 4 weeks later by email letting you know if you receive the job or not.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your biggest mistake that you made in a job and why?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Event Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at SmithBucklin.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my college website and received an email within 1 day to interview. Had a friendly phone interview with a new recruiter. Standard questions and relatively short interview. She was very good at explaining what the company did, though seemed off put by my own research of the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Part-Time Client & Administrative Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at SmithBucklin in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter followed by two interviews with the department and HR. I overheard two of interviewers discussing my resume as I was stepping off of the elevator.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Communications Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at SmithBucklin in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and about a month later got a call to schedule a phone interview. About a week later a had a phone interview with a different HR person. A few days after that I was asked to come in for a 3 person interview lasting an hour and a half. I was told I would hear back by the end of the week and never did. I emailed the HR woman I had been communicating with and she told me I would hear by the next week. Still heard nothing. Finally heard back that I would not be moving on 3 weeks after my in person interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • All normal questions. Basically asking you about your background.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at SmithBucklin.

    Interview Details

    My interview experience with SmithBucklin was amazing. The HR team was very efficient and informative. I felt that I received feedback quickly, even if it meant that things were taking longer that usual. I got a great understanding of how the company works and where my role would fit in. I had an initial phone interview and then had two in-person interviews with an assessment in between. HR provided good general insight and the actual interview team was very good at answering all my questions. I was excited to get an offer and have really enjoyed my time at the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a decision you made at work that wasn't popular and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Membership Administrative Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at SmithBucklin.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a phone call regarding phone interview. I assumed i did well which is why i was invited for a in-person interview. I prepared myself to the max. I had two people interview me. The first person was extremely nice and did not ask many questions; however, the second person was not smiling much. Then, he started shooting questions at me which he had on a piece of paper (lol)..

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are behavioral; however, be prepared for anything.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at SmithBucklin.

    Interview Details

    The woman who conducted my phone interview was unprepared and did not have an understanding of the role I was interviewing for. She could not answer basic questions about the division or the responsibilities of the manager. She asked me to walk through my resume (I told her about my current work for a healthcare organization) and then she proceeded to ask if I had any healthcare experience. When I repeated what I had just told her, she mentioned that she doesn't have my resume and asked if I could send it to her. Not impressed.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not anticipate that the HR representative couldn't answer basic questions about SmithBucklin.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at SmithBucklin in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was fairly easy and what I expected. I was contacted by a recruiter through LinkedIn, and they put me in touch with the person doing the hiring for the open position. They were extremely nice and helpful throughout the process. The only thing that I found annoying was the inconsistency in the people I was talking to. By the time I was scheduled for an in-person interview, I had already gone through 3 people, just to set the thing up. But, the interview was fine. I met with 3 different people during the first interview and one new person during the last. The questions were pretty standard and there wasn't anything that tripped me up. Overall the process was painless and I was happy to get an offer, even if I didn't accept (family commitments that come first).

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of a time where there was miscommunication on your end and how you resolved it.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It wasn't the right time to leave my current position.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Association Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at SmithBucklin.

    Interview Details

    I was originally connected to SmithBucklin through my professional network and applied through a referral from a current employee in April/May. After a few weeks of following up with HR, I was asked to interview for a twofold position in the Healthcare unit. The process took place throughout the month of June--my phone interview with an HR representative was scheduled a few days after my initial call; about a week later, I was called to come in for a face-to-face interview. I ended up making it to the final round of interviews (did not have to come in for a second face-to-face interview since I was from out of town) and was asked to take a personality assessment, but about a week or so later, I was respectfully informed via phone call that the hiring team went into a different direction. The HR representative encouraged me to keep in touch with the company, and about two weeks later, I received another call and was asked to come in and interview for a similar position in the Healthcare unit--I was referred for this position by the hiring team that had originally interviewed me. We scheduled the interview for the following Monday, and I received an offer (with a competitive salary and benefits package for an entry-level position) the following Thursday. Overall, the process was seamless, and I appreciated how the HR representative maintained consistent communication and kept me in the loop when things took longer than expected--I'm very excited to be starting my career with SmithBucklin, come September.

    Interview Questions
    • How would your current coworkers describe you and your work ethic/style, etc.? This question allowed me to introspect and identify my strengths and weaknesses from a different perspective.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at SmithBucklin in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had been emailed by a recruiter for a phone interview, which was the first step in the process. During my phone interview, the recruiter was very nice and asked all of the standard questions (i.e.: walk me through your resume, why do you want to change positions, ect.). After our phone interview, I was told that I would go in for a skills test, as well as interview with three managers, and that I would receive confirmation of the date by the end of the week. I never received a confirmation. Word to the wise: Even if they say that they are bringing you in for a second interview, you may not hear back.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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