Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Usablenet
- Senior Project Manager (3)
- Project Manager (2)
- User Experience Researcher (1)
- Developer (1)
- QA Engineer (1)
- Generic (1)
- Sales (1)
- Account Manager (1)
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Usablenet.
Very disorganized. Originally scheduled to have a phone interview which the recruiter never called and had to reschedule. After the phone interview, I followed up with the recruiter twice but never heard back.
- Nothing unexpected Answer Question
- No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Usablenet.
Applied and got an e-mail from the recruiter two months later for a phone interview. There's an office in LA and the recruiter then offered for an "on-site" at the LA office. Weather on the East Coast prevented the team from flying in. Got reverted back to a phone interview. Waiting for the call at the scheduled time and nobody called. I e-mailed the recruiter and scheduled another appointment for a phone interview. Waited around for 30 minutes and nobody called. I e-mailed the recruiter again and said to forget about it since I've been just told to wait and not get a response. Thanked them and moved on with my job search.
- When are you available for a phone interview? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days – interviewed at Usablenet (New York, NY) in August 2013.
I recently had 2 interviews for a senior PM position at usablenet.
- One 30 min interview with the Director of Project Management
- One 45 min interview with 2 service lines directors
The first interview helped me understand what they were looking for, how the company is organized, and the same day I got a positive reply to go ahead with a second step.
The second interview was planned 3 days after, initially with one service line director and one sales lead, but ended being with 2 service lines directors.
Both interviews were nice with a clear presentation of the company and the expected profile.
There was supposed to be a third optional interview but it never happened. Despite very good feedback after both interviews, I was not selected. The reason given being that they changed their mind and promoted someone internally.
- Maybe I was too well prepared but I would say there were no difficult or unexpected question Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Usablenet (New York, NY) in June 2013.
I interviewed with them for an 45 minutes. It seemed rushed, but it was clearly not a fit.
- Please tell us about the hardest projects you had to manage. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2 days – interviewed at Usablenet (New York, NY) in August 2011.
Let me start by saying I didn't get the job.
This confused me because I was there for nearly two hours. I spoke to three people.
When I first got there it is clear they screen for QA Lead and QA Engineer positions at once. First I spoke to a woman briefly and we had small chatter. It was an easy interview focused mostly on process. I waited only a few seconds before I was introduced to a QA Lead and we spoke briefly before the head of QA stepped in and joined the interview. The QA Lead didn't have very many questions - but those he did have were simple mobile/QA Process related questions; this is a web to mobile place which should inform you about the type of questions I got. The head of QA asked many questions about my history and specifically about what I wanted to do in the future.
Again, the interview lasted two hours and they needed someone so I expected to get an offer. Apparently I made the wrong decision when asked where I wanted to be in five years I said, "Lead QA or a Project Manager." They didn't like that I said PM - and flat out rejected me on that basis.
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Usablenet (New York, NY) in April 2011.
I looked forward to the interview with the company and had read as much as possible about their products and management. At that time, the company was growing (and I believe continues to grow) very rapidly. Most companies struggle during rapid growth, particularly if not managed by seasoned people. The 2 men who interviewed me were professional and I had confidence in their abilities. I have over 15 years of experience and was not quite the right fit for the roles they had available. I was not specifically offered a role, as my salary requirements were more than what they could offer.
- Questions were neither unexpected nor especially difficult, but I was asked to describe a project I had managed. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Usablenet in November 2011.
it was disorganized and chaotic.
Reasons for Declining
pulled out of the process as i found the people i interviewed with to be inconsistent in their views of the role.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 3 days – interviewed at Usablenet in September 2011.
Interview was disorganized. He arrived 10 minutes late apparently having been delayed on a phone call. But made no explanation or apology.
Did not have copy of my resume and when found one it was clear he had not read it.
Body language was that he wanted to be elsewhere. He turned his chair to face the door which meant he was looking at the side of my head and I had to twist uncomfortably to face him. He then watched everyone who went past until whoever he was waiting for finally came into the room and gave him some paperwork.
He could not describe what the job would actually entail. This was a senior PM role but he could not tell me where a senior PM fit into their organizational structure which is broken into silo or who I would report to. When asked a direct question about it the response was "depends".
Was not asked any questions that would allow me an opening to present myself as a candidate. Asked more questions about the company I worked for than about me. Interview was bascially over before it started.
- How did the company I work for get business? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Usablenet in September 2010.
Very quick interview process (almost hired on the spot)
- Difficult sale Answer Question
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