Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Spencer Stuart
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days – interviewed at Spencer Stuart.
Interview process began with a phone interview with basic screening questions. Once selected for an in person interview we worked together to schedule a time that worked. The in person interview was relatively formal, but had a nice conversationalist rhythm. After the in person interview, it took about three days to hear about the position.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Spencer Stuart.
Applied via company website and received call regarding interview time; arrived and was a bit confused by the office layout and quickly realized the very casual atmosphere of the office. Then engaged in a very casual discussion of experience and resume points; met with multiple people in the department and discussed individuals' backgrounds and job duties, example work, etc.
- What did you work on while you were at [x]? 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Spencer Stuart.
Very nice - phone interview first (all behavior), mini super-day in their Boston office (also mostly behavioral, talking through resume, etc.); another phone call (behavioral again) with office manager of Stamford office
- Walk me through a recent research project you've done 1 Answer
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I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Spencer Stuart (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2014.
Long and 'nuanced' (SS's term). I would say it is a bit less pleasant than a nuanced approach would commonly go. Process started in September and ended in December. I spoke with about 12 different interviewers. They all asked me the same questions even when i spoke to them more than once. I had phone interviews, video conferences and in person interviews. Expect to repeat yourself and 'evolve' your answers.
- I was given a case study to complete over 3 days. 4 slides only, meant to evaluate my ability to synthesize and present data. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Spencer Stuart.
The process took a couple of months in total, including a few preliminary phone screenings and subsequently a series of in-person interviews. The in-person interviews were largely a review/overview of your resume and tying in relevant correlations to the Associate position. After this round, to my knowledge, was the offer.
- I was asked to review one my interviewers resumes and provide an assessment to the consultant as if I were recruiting them as a candidate for their current role at Spencer Stuart. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Spencer Stuart (Philadelphia, PA) in June 2014.
I interviewed at Spencer Stuart through an employee referral. The process started with a number of phone interviews and then in-person interviews (be prepared for a few Skype interviews because different associates and consultants work out of different offices). The whole process from start to finish took a very, very long time- about 2.5 months. You have to be willing to be patient and be prepared to interview with a ton of people (I spoke with about 20 in total). The people I interviewed with were all nice but keep in mind that what they do for a living is interview people/assess whether they are the right fit for leadership positions, so you need to be clear about your strengths/weaknesses and why you are a good fit. Make sure you establish connections with everyone you speak to, and just ask them questions about themselves because they all love talking about their experiences. All of the questions they asked me were behavioral, no case questions.
- There was never really a difficult question, but be sure you know your resume up and down and can speak thoughtfully about everything. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Spencer Stuart.
Very easy and smooth process
- Mostly behavioral questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Spencer Stuart (Chicago, IL) in April 2014.
A telephonic first round was followed by a written test.
Then a F2F interview with Dev lead and IT Manager.
Past 7 years employment verification is carried out once you get shortlisted for the position with Spencer Stuart
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Spencer Stuart (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.
Due to successful networking, I did not have a first-round interview and skipped right to the second-round. I did have a phone call before my second-round to schedule that interview and so that I could ask questions about the process.
The interview consisted of four back to back 1:1 interviews and collectively they took two hours. Despite the length, the questions were really easy and it was mainly and opportunity to talk about my resume, my background, and to talk about the specifics about the company and the roles.
- Are you more of a city person or more of a suburb/country person? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Spencer Stuart.
My first interview was just a 15 minute informal talk. I was asked basic questions like "Why Spencer Stuart?" and "Why this job?". Next, I had video interviews with various other people. I spoke to analysts and associates. Some people asked me behavioral and resume questions, but at times I felt as though people were just trying to sell my on the internship. The process was low pressure and very enjoyable.
- Describe a time when you had to much work to handle. Answer Question
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