I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through my college's career services website. Received a phone screen, then went into their offices for an hour interview with two current employees. Very friendly interview, not too difficult.
Interview Question – Easy interview, what's the most intriguing thing you learned recently? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in May 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring manager called for a phone screen first which was 1 hr long . some technical questions and some questions about past projects. Was called for an onsite interview with the hiring manager and the Director. Asked some technical questions and discussed career aspirations
Negotiation Details – I negotiated and got what I was expecting
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in June 2010.
Interview Details – standard interview process
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in July 2011.
Interview Details – Standard process with HR phone screen, hiring manager phone scree, and then on-site meeting ~5 people. Offer followed a week later.
Interview Question – What do you add to team that we do not have today? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at TransUnion LLC.
Interview Details – Had a phone interview. She asked me several behavior questions - why do you like this job, where do you see yourself 10 years from now. Said she would follow up but never did . Really unprofessional
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in October 2013.
Interview Details – Contacted a recruiter looking for prospects and was placed for an interview with TransUnion. First step was a phone screen followed by a programming exercise, then a panel in-person interview.
The phone interview was with the potential manager, and it went well and he seemed like a nice guy. Moved on to a programming exercise which was open-ended enough that each candidate could show their way of doing things and shine.
After submitting the code for the coding exercise, they liked it enough to bring me in for in-person. The interview was well done, with a good mix of technical and background questions. The coding exercise was discussed, and I was asked for my reasoning as to why I did things the way I did. I think as long as you have a basis and reasoning behind things, and can explain it eloquently, you'll be fine.
The next day I received an offer which was very competitive and in-line with expectations. Declined it due to a better offer from another firm.
Interview Question – Discuss your experience with Threading. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Better offer from another company--the people and culture at TransUnion was great and I was seriously considering them.
I applied online - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in April 2012.
Interview Details – easy.
Reason for Declining – not good review about this company
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in September 2013.
Interview Details – Well I tried to come with a good single word to describe this employer and its interview process but the best I can come up with is: classless. This site seems to be both lacking in hospitality, people skills, and enterprise level accumen. First of all HR failed to mention that when you arrive at the building you are not greeted in the lobby but expected to know to schlep up to the 16th or 17th floor to be let in by the receptionist at by speaking into an intercom inconspicuously placed on the wall by the door. This is your first warning sign a lack of normal hospitality. It is like you just started a really bad RPG and you are trying to figure out how to get to your interview with little or no clues.
A second warning to me was the building they are in is dirty, dingy, and old. Looks like you just stepped into a time-warp that has thrown you back 30 years. The carpet looks like it was last replaced in the 60's or there about. Out of all the nice buildings in Buckhead Atlanta this appears to be the worst. The lobby is passable but just barely. The manager I interviewed with must have been a hardcore technical person as I have rarely seen so someone in a management role who appeared to be so devoid of people skills. Not only were they not going to ask about validating parking for the building's garage but they seemed disturbed when I asked. Never seen a company too cheap to cover parking. Well then there are the cubes -- would an animal even be placed in a space so small today? Probably not without being set upon by the ASPCA in a moments notice. So second warning is treating people with little respect or class.
Warning #3 is that the expect their Unix/Linux admin to cover Windows on-call rotations. I don't know about you but I do Unix/Linux for a reason -- it is not Windows. So if you want to be cleaning Windows then this is the job for you/ My advice is just reboot them every morning at 7 am. :-)
The fourth reason is that all the direction seems to be provided above the manager level and that never is good for a team of Unix/Linux Admin to be driven by remote control by suit at corporate. I suspect the manager of the team was a Windows guy since his questions were esoteric to the job at hand. I have done "the Windows admin as a manager" deal a number of times and prefer either a professional manager or a former U/L guy. At this point I would rather clean toilets. Former Windows guys usually don't know how to deal with day to day admin of U/L. So it was clear to me the direction is clearly not local to that manager.
The fifth and final reason to avoid this job is that all the folks I talked with seemed homegrown with little external enterprise experience. Essentially a group of folks who have never seen the outside world and were promoted into the position not due to merit and aptitude but due having been a friend of a friend. There questions were both sophomoric and laughable and they seemed to want to challenge even the most ridiculous items. They even have the audacity to act as if their line of question is monolithic when it really isn't. It is just the way they do it at that site and it just proves my theory they are very short sighted here and perhaps indicative of the company as a whole.
So if you are a U/L person my advice for you is pass on the local interview in favor of some other nicer company in the area. There seems to be no shortage of other U/L positions. This is of course all my opinion and provided as warning to others who might be offered an interview here.
Interview Question – N/A None were difficult. Most were inane and were indicative of no interview training or the sited lacked communicated HR processes. At this point you have been technically questioned at least 2 times before. Answer Question
Interviewed at TransUnion LLC
Interview Details – There were 6 interviews, with my potential boss, and 5 other people that are involved in the same kind of stuff that the position is. One of the interviews was over lunch, and was much more casual. The rest were pretty standard. They did however ask out of the box questions, asking me to reason out the answer. They were puzzle questions, and I did not get them.
Interview Question – Number of trailing zeros in 100! Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at TransUnion LLC in May 2013.
Interview Details – Was contacted by HR based upon L!nked Profile. Spoke to Senior Director at TransUnion for first screening interview. After a few days was referred to Director of Insurance Analytics for a more technical interview. i was then flow out to interview with the team in Chicago. I met many member of the group and Group Vice President of Analytics. Each session was about an hour long and ranged from technical questions to my experience.
Interview Question – I was asked different brain teasers and random statistical questions. Tell me about some non-normal distributions. View Answer
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