I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in October 2013.
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I was advised this job was posted and was not able to update my resume on the www.lds.org web site because once you put a resume on file, that is it, there is not a way to change that or update your work history.
It took a few weeks to hear back. When I did, the Church contacted two of my references and had 30-45 minute conversations with each of them. My references were not members of the Church, perhaps they should have been. Then I was given two days to do a case study on the Church's Travel Department. However, I was not given any inside information into the workings of the department. The study required insider knowledge to the operations of the Church's Travel Department. This was beyond unfair because I posed questions to the Church and was told they could not answer them. Ultimately, the Church hired an "internal" candidate with "knowledge" of the workings of the department. This was unfair, discriminatory and disappointing to give the advantage to someone with knowledge of how the department works for the case study.
After submitting the case study I was asked if I would accept a certain salary and if I needed assistance with relocation costs. When I said I would like assistance with relocation costs, there was a long pause on the phone. I pretty much knew at that point, I was no longer selected because I needed assistance with relocation expenses.
A week after submitting the Case Study, I was given a time for a web interview. On the day of the interview, the Church said one of the four group members was out "hunting" and they needed to move me up by one week. So after another week of waiting, I had my interview. The interview was formal and the questions planned in advance. This was a fair part of the process.
The Church hired an internal candidate with knowledge of the department. Greatly disappointing, but must remember the Church is still a business.
Interview Question – Write a case study on the how you would "change" the global strategy of the Travel Department? View Answer
Interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Interview Details – Applied on-campus, had one interview with a manager. The interview was very fair, I felt it was a good evaluation of my skills and knowledge.
Interview Question – Regular QA-related questions related to software testing, how I would design test cases, etc. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Interview Details – The first step is to do a teaching evaluation. You teach an employee from the MTC a lesson on a principle(s) from Preach My Gospel using teaching principles from Preach My Gospel in English. Next, if you teach in a language other than your mother tongue, you must participates in a language evaluation. This is generally over the phone and involves translation tasks. If both of those go well, you get an interview in person.
Interview Question – The most difficult questions related to how I would handle situations with students unwilling to study. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in August 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through a school job placement program.Just about everyone who is LDS and temple worthy gets an interview. The process was very nice. I was interviewed by the person who later became my boss. I was able to get to know them a little in the interview and I felt very much at home. This was the biggest selling point in helping me determine whether of not I wanted to take the position.
Interview Question – Non that I noticed but then again, this was exactly what I was looking for in an intership opportunity. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation process needed because they were very generous in their offer to me for what I was expecting to receive.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in June 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process is long and drawn out with gaps in between notifications. You have to be patient.
Interview Question – If you were a animal, what would it be? Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Interview Details – Pleasant, simple, straightforward. Very professional.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Interview Details – Spoke on phone with Manager, came in and spoke in person with manager, performed a computer skills test
Interview Question – I don't recall a difficult question Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, they liked my skills and offered me a higher paying job than I was currently doing so I accepted
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in May 2013.
Interview Details – The hiring process is really simple. The main interview is with the one of the HR main guys which doesn't take more that 25-35 min. The questions are related with attitude and how well you take orders and team work.
Interview Question – Not really, Are you a team player? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in March 2013.
Interview Details – I had 2 interviews with them, both with 2 interviewers. They asked general questions like tell me about yourself, tell me about your successful story, what is your weakness, etc. They were sincere and very kind. The interview went for about 30 minutes.
Interview Question – They tested me some accounting knowledge. Get prepared reviewing basic accounting principles. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in March 2013.
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I had an interview on the college campus, which was really more of a interview filter process then it was a real interview.
Then about a month later I was called on the phone and interviewed by a team of 4 hiring managers. Each took a turn asking me technical and personal questions. This interview lasted about 30 minutes. I was then told I would be contacted in the near future about the possibility of another interview.
I was contacted about 3 days later and was scheduled for an in house interview with the same team of 4 hiring managers I spoke with on the phone. When I arrived, I was taken to a team room where each of the hiring managers took turns asking me questions and having me draw diagrams on the whiteboards. Honestly, the interview was quite fun. I was asked questions such as 'Draw a virtual cloud environment running in two remote data center sites." I was then given 5 minutes to draw the two data centers, the servers/networking/storage/etc that would be required to run a redundant cloud environment.
I was also asked questions such as "what was the most difficult time of your life. How did you get through it?"
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I was listed of a dozen or so acronyms and asked to state what each stood for and how it was applied in the IT industry. For instance, 'RAID', - Redundant Array of Independent Disks - technology utilized at the SAN/NAS/Storage and server layers to offer greater disk IO performance, redundancy for failures, and high availability.
I was given a dozen or so acronyms, many were easy and several were purposefully either unique or non-existent. They were testing to see if I would make something up. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was called on the phone and given a fair offer. I was not able to negotiate more for the base pay. The benefits offered to all employees are top notch (Health/Dental/Life/Vision Insurance, 401K, Pension).
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