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No Offer – Interviewed in Eagan, MN Dec 2012 – Reviewed Jan 15, 2013
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Upon applying online, I received a telephone interview of about 20 minutes. The interviewer was up front about the salary and the training involved that would take five to six weeks of the initial employment. I was scheduled an interview at the home office in Eagan, MN. The initial on-site interview was conducted by two reference attorneys - one to ask the questions and the other to make notes. Prior to questioning I was given a brief tour and an explanation of how the department is organized. The majority of the questions dealt with asking for specific examples of experiences in customer service related areas.
Following the initial interview, I was taken to a cubicle in order to listen in on a reference attorney taking a call. After about 20 minutes, one of the first interviewers handed me off to one of the hiring managers who took me for more questions with another manager. The questions were again mostly "Tell us a time when...." One thing they did ask was for me to critique the phone call I had listened to.
Upon finishing with this line of questioning, the hiring manager took me to a different room in order to explain how the scheduling works, vacation, benefits, and other HR details. Overall everyone was very friendly.
Interview Question – This position involves dealing with people from a variety of backgrounds, culture and circumstances. Tell me a specific time when you dealt with someone of a different culture? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Saint Paul, MN – Reviewed Jan 14, 2013
Interview Details – Initial interview was on the phone for 1/2 hour. Most questions technical, not behavior oriented. Specific c++ features, such as templates and virtual classes. Second interview on site for 3 hours. Most of interview spent at white board coding c++. Some questions were write a function that swapped the characters in a string, and a function that shifted a character in a string by one, I.e. last character now first. Also describe algorithm to search a matrix of numbers sorted on each row, then what is the performance of that algorithm. In all cases interviewer walked through solution and asked for improvements. Last part of interview had design question about adding a feature to a system without modifying existing class due to large amounts of legacy code. Also some behavior questions, like describe most difficult problem and how you solved it. People very nice, casual atmosphere.
Interview Question – Matrix search algorithm since that didn't seem relevant to job. It is a well defined problem that could be looked up in algorithm book. Must confess I don't know every documented algorithm. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Nov 2012 – Reviewed Jan 13, 2013
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My resume was selected for telephonic Interview through college career fair . The questions are pretty easy but my preparation was not good.
Some of the questions : 1. In a vector how you count the occurrence of each of the element
2. Asked about sorting and one with the best complexity,,, ?? I answered w.r.t merge sort
3. Asked about searching an element in a b tree
Interview Question – Questions weren't tough but i took lot of time in answering so I got a reject Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Mar 2009 – Reviewed Jan 9, 2013
Interview Details – You must have some technical understanding. That's probably more critical than having a financial background. Position yourself as someone with User Experience (UX) credentials. That is much needed at the organization. Interview is 2 rounds at the minimum. The company is so large, it's hard to know who you would interview with. Most people are friendly. Be prepared to discuss your experience with PROJECT Management as well. Knowledge of Microsoft Project a big plus for this role.
Interview Question – Diagram a Visio-type work flow for how you might design an ATM. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Eagan, MN Mar 2012 – Reviewed Jan 3, 2013
Interview Details – The recruiter I worked with did a very good job recommending jobs for me. Initially I only applied for one, but ended up interviewing for 4 different ones. I had plenty of options and liked that they were working to help me. I did end up coming in here 4 different times- which was a hassle, but well worth it.
Interview Question – What is your 3 year plan? (I wasn't sure how to answer that...there is little someone can do at a new company in 3 years other than learn the business and build your network) View Answer
Negotiation Details – They offered me my salary, I tried to negotiate and they said no- take it or leave it. Maybe they decide up front to offer as much as possible, but I was a bit taken back by the fact that they wouldn't negotiate. I always thought that was general practice.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Eagan, MN – Reviewed Dec 30, 2012
Interview Details – Group of 3 in mass interview. Overall OK.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Flat hourly rate. Take it or leave it.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Oct 2011 – Reviewed Dec 18, 2012
Interview Details – Phone interview and face-to-face interview. No logic to the interviewers.
Interview Question – It was a logic question but I cannot recall exactly what it was. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was not bad but expect no annual bonus if you work in Financial & Risk group.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Bowling Green, OH Oct 2012 – Reviewed Dec 17, 2012
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Received an offer to interview with Thomson Reuters after attending a college Career Expo. The interview last for about 15-20 minutes, and consisted of basic behavioral questions, a few questions about myself, and extremely basic computer-related questions. The computer-related questions were along the lines of: "Explain how you would go about moving a file to a different folder." "How you would go about troubleshooting a printer that is not printing," and the like.
The interviewer was very pleasant, and I was requested to come into Thomson Reuter's Ann Arbor office to interview in person. However, this request was ultimately turned down due to Thomson Reuter's inflexibility, regarding the starting date of the internship. The internship was to begin on December 20th, but I needed to travel 750 miles back home, for Winter Break. Thomson Reuter's offered to allow me to start on the 27th of December at the very latest. This required to begin training with their Tax Accounting software on my own, and also required me to leave on Christmas day to get out to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Interview Question – Describe to me how you deal with a customer that is being especially difficult. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The inflexibility of the internship starting date. The rate of pay of $12 per hour was also a contributing factor in this decision.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Rochester, NY – Reviewed Dec 4, 2012
Interview Details – I had an on-campus interview which consisted of simple HR questions
Interview Question – Describe the work in your current internship? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Feb 2008 – Reviewed Nov 26, 2012
Interview Details – 5 person interview, from SVP down to most recent hire. My manager gave me a written test.
Negotiation Details – asked for more money and was given it. Always ask, no harm in asking.
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