I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle in June 2012.
Interview Details – Hiring was very smooth and simple when I got hired, however I was one of the earliest reps hired, so a couple of phone interviews with upper management and I had a job offer in my email, so super easy, just need to be personable and voice your sales experience.
Interview Question – there was nothing here too difficult to answer. Hardest question is where you see yourself in the company over the next few years, and since it is a growing start up company even management does not know where we will be yet. I would say nothing out of the ordinary here, simple process, straight forward questions (ex. tell me about your work experience etc...) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Try to push for a little extra on base salary as long as you have a solid sales background, and also try and get a stock option or profit sharing with extensive sales experience as well.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle.
Interview Details – I interviewed for the Campus Ambassador position which is essentially a Sales position in which you build a rapport with professors and convine them to implement the THM product in their lessons. The Campus Ambassador internship process was quite straight-forward. After emailing the company with a cover letter expressing my interest, I was called in a couple of weeks. The HR rep called and told me that I sounded like a great fit for the the position and asked me a few questions regarding the style/size of the classes at my university and whether I was able to work the required 10-15 hours per week.
Besides a few "get to know you" questions, the process was quick, to the point and I was given a handful of materials to read over before giving my decision of whether or not to accept the position.
Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle in July 2012.
Interview Details – There was a total of 3 phone interviews all done within one week. I didn't interview in person based on the office being in Canada. On the day of my last phone interview I was called back & offered the position which I accepted. All & all the interviews was very standard with typical questions regarding back ground etc...
Negotiation Details – I accepted initial offer.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle in November 2013.
Interview Details – Asked questions about regular computer science topics. A skills test that touched on some basic computer science algorithms and concepts. A very generic start-up.
Interview Question – Write a sorting algorithm to sort numbers by only using O(n) View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle in November 2012.
Interview Details – Make sure you know you stuff when it comes to sales and cold calling. Show that you are willing to learn how things are done at Top Hat and that you work hard to ensure you hit your numbers. It would really help if you know anything about the post-secondary education field.
Interview Question – The typical what are your flaws etc. View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiation but the pay and benefits speak for themselves
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle.
Interview Details – Got a call from HR, initial phone interview was about 15-20 minutes. Second interview was in person with direct manager, pretty straightforward. Got an email about a week later, and set up a third interview on the phone with a regional sales manager, about another 15-20 minutes. Got an offer a few days later, started the following week.
Interview Question – Standard sales questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle.
Interview Details – CEO of the organization initially contacted me by email, and had seen my online portfolio. Had an online/phone interview where I demonstrated some skills, and an in-person interview was scheduled. That interview was in-person, and with a different person than the initial phone interview. After that, I demonstrated my skills by doing some contract work for a few weeks before getting my offer.
Interview Question – I was asked to implement a filesystem on paper. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I negotiated salary, stock options, and remote working conditions.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Top Hat Monocle.
Interview Details – 1 Phone interview with sales manager
2 In person interview with sales manager, then CEO
Interview Question – Asked to act out a cold call to a professor on the Top Hat Monocle system after only a brief overview of system Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, paper offer without any chance to negotiate
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