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Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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  1.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Itasca, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Itasca, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at U.S. Cellular.

    Interview Details

    Went through a pretty long interviewing process. First a phone interview. Then they were not sure if they wanted to consider you for the position you applied for or a management position. They took me through 2 more interviews and 2 tests to see if I was qualified enough for the management position according to their culture standards. When they realized you were better suited for the Account Manager position they continued through that interviewing process. It took at least 4 weeks in all. But it only needed to take a week or 2 for the Account Management decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Wanting specific word for word past experiences. Not to leave out any details even if not important   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at U.S. Cellular.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone screens. First with HR and then the hiring manager. This started in November and I was asked into HQ in January. Spent morning interviewing with two directors and on vp.

    Interview Questions
    • You'd be inheriting a new group composed of unhappy employees. What would you do to build a team?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at U.S. Cellular.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed, behavioral based interview process.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Retail Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at U.S. Cellular.

    Interview Details

    Long hiring process with many different steps. It can feel like you are getting the run around, but stick it out it is worth it. The interview process is a Performance Based Interview, meaning it is specific to what you HAVE done, not what you WOULD do (no hypotheticals here!)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The original offer was very good, appropriate for my experience but this is not always the case. More recently it seems offers start lower so I would recommend seeing what you can get.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at U.S. Cellular.

    Interview Details

    It was a pretty standard process. I responded to a posting. I met the requirements for the job. US Cellular called me for a phone interview. It went pretty well. They called me in a few days to set up an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • You don't have an EE degree (electrical engineering)?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Retail Wireless Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at U.S. Cellular.

    Interview Details

    In preparation for the interview, individuals should research the company. Specifically, the individual should research the company's CEO, work environment, mission, values, and behaviors. The individual should be prepared to discuss ethics and the role it plays in the professional work environment. The individual should also be prepared to discuss how they handle difficult customer encounters, providing specific examples (i.e. There was a time when...). The individual should be equipped to answer the questions in SAR format (Situation, Action, Result).

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult or unexpected questions that candidates encounter is one surrounding ethics. Example: What is your definition of ethics? Although this may be considered a simple question, it is one that often times requires thought to ensure that you do not stumble during the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The negotiation phase was minimal. The offer that was extended to me initially was $10.50 per hour plus commission. However, it worked in my favor because my commission checks averaged between $5,000 & $7,000 monthly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consumer Insights Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at U.S. Cellular in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and about 2-3 weeks later I received a request from HR to do a phone interview. The phone interview lasted 30 minutes and I was told they would set up a 2nd phone interview with me (and the hiring manager). A couple weeks later that phone interview was set up, however it was not with the actual hiring manager; it was with someone filling in for her. Unfortunately, HR told me this would be a technical interview so I came prepared to answer more technical questions ... when in reality, the interview itself was almost a direct repeat of the initial HR interview with very general questions only.

    Unfortunately I was not outspoken enough to re-direct the interview back to the area I was told it would be and I was so stunned/floored about what I was being asked that the interview actually ended after 15-20 minutes had gone by. I was told a couple weeks later that they would not take me further and were going to keep interviewing other candidates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    RWC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Lawn, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Lawn, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at U.S. Cellular in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    hiring process was really quick. I was notified within the next week and ooverall it took three weeks from initial interview to an offer

    Interview Questions
    • there were no difficult questions. The questions basically stayed arround your experiences with customers in the past   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    very smooth. gave me what I asked for and were willing to work with my school schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemont, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemont, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at U.S. Cellular in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by recruiter based on an online profile I had posted, and someone else in the same organization who helped connect me to the hiring manager. The process with the recruiter was very professional if somewhat slow. After about 4 weeks I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. The conversation went well, but no real feedback from the hiring manager at the time. About 3 weeks later I was asked to come in for a presentation. I was given some data and asked to present for an hour on the topic. This is where my poor experience started.

    I had spent a large amount of time preparing and researching my topic, so I was ready when I went in to the building. Due to some logistics issue I was waiting in the lobby for 20 minutes past my start time (no one thought to check the lobby for me - despite a call to the person meant to meet me). My audience was not really engaged at the start of the presentation, and I had very little interaction during the meeting (despite having extensive presentation experience - I know how to engage an audience). One of the panel spent about 30% of the time in the room checking his phone for messages, and one of the panel neglected to even show up. After I was given my allotted time, I was invited back to the hiring manager's office to discuss the role further. I had very positive vibes by now and was sure I had made it to the finalist group.

    I did the usual with thank you emails to all panel interviewers, and follow up phone calls. I didn't pester anyone excessively either.

    After 4 emails with no reply back from the hiring manager I finally got a canned reply from the recruiter telling me they moved forward with an internal candidate. You can imagine my frustration after such a long process, such a large amount of time dedicated to putting my best foot forward and not even have the common decency to reply to me. One of the core tenets they preach in the company doctrine talks about respecting their associates. Might I suggest they look into extending that to their prospective candidates too?

    I attempted to get feedback subsequently, but of course never heard a word. Thankfully I copywrited my work so it couldn't be used internally.

    I understand that things come up at work that dictate changes to the plan, but at least have the courtesy to reply to your presenter who took the time to prepare and research.

    I also understand that if I wasn't the right fit then that's fine, just have the guts to say "thanks for taking the time to present to us, unfortunately we moved ahead with xxx because of yyy" Silence just shows unprofessionalism and a lack of respect for the candidate.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at U.S. Cellular in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process includes two parts. One is Technical section, and this section includes most of the technical questions that would gauge person on the abilities to perform the job. The other part is non-technical part and the interview includes 3 different managers. The interview has a specific format (STAR). Each manager interviews for an hour asking different behaviour related questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a situation that you disagreed with your manager, and how did you handle the situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They are flexible, but have a fix number in mind.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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