Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Trustwave.
Interview Details – Spoke with a current top rep, a current manager, and the current VP of the division. Everyone was friendly and the conversation was very open and frank. I spoke with each person for probably 30 to 40 minutes each. There was never any "hardball" type of questions. They just wanted to know that you know how to do phone sales and that you will put in the time learning their product offerings and put in the time pounding the phone to hit your numbers.
Negotiation Details – They offered one base salary, I countered with a higher one, they said they could only do what they offered.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Trustwave.
Interview Details – Phone interview time was reasonable and accommodating. Interviewer followed specific questions outlined for position applicant was applying for and did a overall business scope to start. Then followed by technical questions ranging from basic technical information to in-depth technical knowledge across multiple devices and systems. Overall if you don't. Know your stuff then you won't be hired
Interview Question – Basic questions ranging to in-depth technical questions Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Trustwave in January 2013.
Interview Details – Technical Phone screen (2nd hardest part) then if that passes you get a programming problem (hardest part) then if that is good you get a face to face with multiple people (not to tough).
Interview Question – The programming problem was difficult because you must show programming prowess without overengineering the problem because it is simple, oh yeah it has to work too. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Trustwave in November 2012.
Interview Details –
Well technically I never got a chance to interview. The Recruitment Program Manager contacted me to setup a phone screen. I confirmed and when the time came, I sat around for a good 30 minutes without a phone call.
I followed up and he said it was not a good time any more (did not let me know this until after standing me up). He offered to reschedule and offered a date. I specified a time and he confirmed. This took place over four emails...two is more than sufficient. And he emails me five minutes before the interview to say he cannot make it. So we reschedule again, highly inefficiently. This time I confirm the time and he confirms he will call me.
After 20 minutes I followed up with him via email because guess what? No call or response.
MAJOR organization problem with this man. Emails are not efficient. He only canceled one interview and the other two he simply did not bother to call or email me to say let's reschedule. I have NEVER had an interview process go so poorly.
HR: You represent the company to potential employees. This is NOT the way to sell your company.
Interview Question – Trying to set up a time with this man, while not a question, has been an extremely frustrating process. Rude. Rude. Rude. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Trustwave in August 2012.
Interview Details – Pretty standard interview process. Sit down with the manager and one of the Senior Engineers. Go through series of questions related to Security.
Interview Question – If there was a blackbox with a RJ-45 jack, how would you go about getting information on what that blackbox is? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Manager asks what you're looking for a salary. If it's in the ball park, they'll give you the salary.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Trustwave in September 2011.
Interview Details – They asked me the basic interview questions. I described my background, what interested me about the job, if I was currently working or not, briefly described my last couple jobs. They asked me what I new about he company and the position. They asked me my biggest strength and biggest weakness. They asked me if I knew what a firewall was, as well as an external IP address, to check my technical knowledge for the position. They asked me why I was the best candidate for the job. They were very friendly and the mood was comfortable and laid back.
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