Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Taphandles (Seattle, WA) in April 2015.
Similar to the other interviews, I was contacted initially via e-mail to schedule a phone interview with their HR representative. From there, I met 1:1 with a lead PM in-office for about an hour. The third round interview was three hours and included several meetings - some 1:1, one panel interview, as well as a written portion to complete. The next day, I was asked to do one more writing test as if I was writing an e-mail response to a client. I was extended a verbal offer by the HR representative and was told that then would be a good time to negotiate rather than doing it once hired and to please follow up via e-mail with thoughts on "what I could work with". I followed up via e-mail within the time frame requested with slight negotiations and they decided to retract the verbal offer.
- If I was deserted on an island and could bring two things with me what would they be. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I attempted to negotiate the initial offer (as requested). I didn't accept as-is.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Taphandles (Seattle, WA) in February 2015.
There are three rounds of interviews. The first is basically a phone screening with he woman who works in HR, basic questions about experience, software proficiencies etc. The next is a one one one interview, which took about an hour and was fairly informal. The final round of interviews included a panel interview with other project managers, a written test, and two one on one interviews with a sales rep and the CEO. All in all it was a fairly comfortable pleasant interview experience. Everyone there seemed friendly and quite happy to be working there.
- The CEO asked me to take a position on an issue and try to convince him to agree with me. This one kind of threw me for a loop. Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Taphandles (Seattle, WA).
I heard about the job through a friend. Their HR department reached out to me and linked me to their job posting once it was active. Their initial application is to have applicants write what could be considered a joint cover letter/resume, which serves as a topical basis for the interviews. There was a phone interview which seemed to be more of a formality, making sure you're not completely inept., a 1:1 interview, then a panel interview. There was also a written argument test, really similar to the analytical writing assessment portion of the GMAT. The whole interview process was pretty light-hearted, the people I spoke to during my interviews seemed like they enjoyed working there.
- My interviewer pulled a "random" tap handle off the wall and asked me how I thought it was made. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Taphandles (Seattle, WA) in April 2012.
Interesting cover letter request "Tell about your philosophy on employee relations/management and a time you turned around a sitution for the better." One interview with company president: very likable and interesting fellow. The office is very creative and high energy. Was not prepared to be offered a beer before the interview. The entire business revolves around beer (tap handles, glasses, signs and branding/marketing campaigns). You should be prepared to discuss beers you like and brands you admire.
- "which beer brand do you feel has a good market campaign locally?" Just caught me off guard. Of course I had lots of thoughts on the subject after the fact. Also, handed a few tap handles and asked how I thought they were created. Don't want to give too much away: just have to be able to show you can think things logically through. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Taphandles (Seattle, WA) in October 2011.
Craigslist ad replied to by the art director (even though it was a development job...) asked if I could come in the same day. Seemed rushed.
Interview consisted of the art director asking me vague questions about what kind of websites I like, where I see myself in so many years, etc.
Current web developer (later learned he was leaving for a better paying job -- warning sign!) came in to ask some technical questions.
Then they brought in this guy with a crew cut who had no experience in web development or computers in general just try to bully me. Got the impression he was ex-military.
- None of the questions were difficult, though I was expecting a single technical question... Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
The salary they offered was laughable.
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