Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at VDC Research in May 2013.
Interview Details – Was a joke. They are begging to get people here
Interview Question – The CEO makes you write a paper. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes, They are open to a higher salary but the CEO will find a way to get out of it.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at VDC Research.
Interview Details – VDC is largely irrelevant as a research firm. My interview consisted of a cursory review of prior work experiences. Not much more. VDC was desperate to bring in someone, anyone off the street. Don't recall any difficult questions as the hiring process was designed to get a body in the building as soon as possible. VDC attracts the least qualified people - the least expensive, least experienced, and the long-term unemployed. This hire-on-the-cheap philosophy lowers VDC's value proposition to clients. It shows in the final research products which are always late and filled with data errors. The QC and re-work at VDC is extremely high and many clients are disgusted and leaving the firm. CEO and VP of Hardware / Software are unskilled, to say the least.
Interview Question – How many churches in Germany? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – VDC Research is tiny and built around hiring the cheapest options. I took the low-ball offer, but will be leaving as soon as I possibly can.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at VDC Research.
Interview Details – Applied online, over-eager CEO called me back almost immediately (someone flunked Sales 101). Lots of hoops to jump through, including multiple in-person interviews, a writing test, and reference check. An insane, time consuming process (especially when is currently employed) spearheaded by a CEO who lacks confidence and people skills. This probably should've been the first major red flag.
Interview Question – Lots of questions about discounting, including attitude towards discounting product, how one would respond if a client asked for a discount, etc. Questions I would typically associate with a more junior sales role. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Depends on how bad they want you. I got what I asked for.
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at VDC Research.
Interview Details – Silly questions like those at consulting firms...how many cows in Canada, etc.
Interview Question – Tell me how to make orange juice. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation VDC does not negotiate take it or leave it.
Interviewed at VDC Research
Interview Details – Small company with no real strategy beyond getting the work done on a day-to-day basis. CEO is weak. VP of Hardware and Software is weal, too. A couple of clones.
Interview Question – Q. If VDC closed its doors tomorrow, would any clients care? A. No, they would not. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I get $_________ an hour and will be leaving as soon as I find something, anything, anywhere.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at VDC Research in February 2013.
Interview Details – Hiring process at VDC is comical as the CEO tries to use management consulting recruiting techniques to find the "best" candidates. In reality, no one wants to work at VDC under any circumstances. Due to a weak economy over the past 5 years, some of us had to settle for this firm until the economy improved.
Interview Question – CEO lacks leadership ability, yet continues to play the role of thoughtful and caring executive, qualities he does not truly possess. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Pulling teeth. Cheap organization.
Pros: The best reason for working at VDC Research is that with no research or consulting work coming in, I get to search online job boards for exciting new positions. Then I send out resumes through the company's computers for 3, sometimes 4 hours each… – Full Review
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