I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at SuccessFactors in March 2013.
Interview Details – There is a multi-step process to get hired and they are very good at screening people, but with the right core competencies and skills in the range of the job -if you have passion and a great attitude, you can be successful. It's worth the time it takes.
Interview Question – I was required to do a pitch of the product for my hiring final step, to a team of people that pitch it! - and the highest ranked person asked towards the end - if I could contractually obligate to the ROI. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at SuccessFactors in July 2013.
Interview Details – Applied on-line and heard back from recruiter the next day. Great follow-up and information throughout. 3 phone interviews with various roles that took awile to arrange due to vacations/travel. Averaged about 45 minutes each
Interview Question – Integration and problem solving experiences mostly. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Fairly quick; made an offer and approved a counter the same day!
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SuccessFactors in June 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter early the next day. Another recruiter contacted me 30 minutes after the first recruiter and screened me with some basic questions for approximately 45 minutes. He then set me up for a phone interview the following week with the hiring manager. The hiring manager was 10 minutes late in calling me for the phone interview, but prefaced our conversation with an apology for being late, stating he'd been up all night with his new puppy, which set the tone for the lack of professionalism I experienced throughout the process. The hiring manager seemed ill-suited for management, and wasn't able to answer a few of my most basic questions about the position. Despite my experience, I decided to go ahead and do the in-person interview. Unfortunately, the manager had the same demeanor in person. It was easy for me to see why this company is getting such poor reviews, particularly about its management, at Glassdoor. I heard back the next business day that I was not chosen to proceed in the interview process, despite being overqualified for the position. On a side note, the job description stated that the position would be reporting to a VP, but I found out during the interview process that the hiring manager was just a Sr. Manager. When I asked him about this, he said that Sr. Managers at SuccessFactors were "like" VPs at other companies. I then asked him what the reporting structure was, and he said he reported into a Director, who reported into a VP. Hmmmm??
Interview Question – He asked me the same questions in the in-person interview that he had asked me in his phone interview. Lots of "How would you handle an upset customer?" type questions, and lots of "Do you have any more questions for me?" over and over again. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at SuccessFactors.
Interview Details – Recruiter-->Phone Screen-->Phone Interview w/ mgr-->face to face interview with two mgrs. and a presentation. If they're not in the middle of a realignment, then you should be getting a call for a job if you've made it this far. Otherwise, they're not good at following up with applicants.
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at SuccessFactors in February 2013.
Interview Details – The internal recruiter was very personable and really “sold” me on SuccessFactors! So, I was very excited to start the interview process with the hiring manager. I initially had a phone interview with the internal recruiter, then a phone interview with the hiring manager. The hiring manager liked what I said, so I was scheduled for two in-person interviews with approximately five individuals.
Interview Question – I had recently been on three panel-style interviews with other companies, so I believe the 1:1 interviews at SuccessFactors were less difficult and more personable. No questions were tricky or misleading. Each interviewer was very honest about the company culture, expectations of the job, etc. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at SuccessFactors.
Interview Details –
Interview after contract position ended for an analyst opening:
Interview was done by the manager overseeing the team with the opening. Very honest and upfront about the requirements.
Tested some advanced Excel skills, as well as communication skills. Very open about the interview process, made suggestions afterwards on areas I would need to improve, and what he liked.
*Did not get the position, so just reviewing the interview.
Interview Question – I actually struggled the most with the timed Excel test. Some questions required thinking on how to present data most efficiently in a meaningful manager (the sheer volume of data made it overwhelming without first organizing and grouping the data). Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at SuccessFactors in May 2011.
Interview Details – The hiring process was very robust and included several business partners, leaders and peer interviews. It began with phone interviews and then face to face interivews with business unit leaders of which I would be matrixed in.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you had to convice executive leaders to make a decision that was not supported or unpopular? How did you do it? What was the outcome? What would you do differently? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It took about 1 week with an ajustment in long term incentives
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at SuccessFactors in August 2012.
Interview Details – They asked for two face to face interviews. One with the hiring manager, Chris Hsu for an hour. The second with Stacy Teixeira and Adrienne Germain, for 1/2 hr each. Very casual environment. Very fast paced and intense interview. They are looking for leadership and personality fit. They have recently been acquired by SAP and are in Scaling situation.
Interview Question – What is your conflict resolving style? View Answer
Reason for Declining – The environment is too fast paced and there was too much uncertainity in terms of growth for the position
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at SuccessFactors in July 2008.
Interview Details –
Casual work environment. Met with the team, team lead, manager, had a phone conversation with the VP of Support and was hired the next day.
I hade a friend interview a few months ago for the same position. The interview process included three phone conversations and one face to face over three weeks. She did not get the job in the end.
Interview Question – There weren't any difficult questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It took a few minutes. I had an offer from another business on the table and told them I had to make a decision by end of the day. Within minutes I was siging the offer sheet.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at SuccessFactors in March 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process and job offer process went very quickly. This part was refreshing considering some other compnaies take weeks and weeks..you almost forget what you were interviewing for.
Interview Question – Questions referring to hypothetical situations that were not really pertinent. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – After careful consideration and interviewing with some current employees, I decided that the work/life balance was nonexistent for my needs. I have 2 small children.
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