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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a very easy and comfortable interview process. The people and culture seem exactly the right fit. I met probably 8-10 partners, all very nice and welcoming. It was kind of like a revolving door of people coming in to meet me. It was not at all intimidating. The questions were straight forward and they just seemed to want to get to know me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Applications Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Vaco in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Basic questions nothing odd or out of the ordinary

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you have had to make a quick decision and your surevisor was not able to be contacted.....what and how did you handle that situation   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vaco.

    Interview Details

    3 interviews and usually, phone, in person, with a team, and sometimes with the entire team. The group wants to pair you with a company that you will like and they will like you. Finding a good fit is more important and getting a job or filling a spot.

    Interview Questions
    • The hardest thing I got to answer with regard to Vaco was about the job I wanted to have. They did not offer me anything to estimate. Just - what do you want to do all day. That put the job creation back on me to decide how I wanted to make a living.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I opted to contract for 6 months and make sure I wanted to work at my office. I liked the work and the people for about 4 of my 5 years. Companies and cultures change.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Vaco in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    VACO is a great company. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone. It was an easy process and would highly recommend them to anyone. It was a very tough decision to not take the job with them but I had a better opportunity that I felt more comfortable accepting.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Took a better opportunity

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentwood, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brentwood, TN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Vaco in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I received a call from the recruiter; but I missed her call. I called her within 5 mins of missed call; however, it took her 5 days to call me back. We set up an interview and she informed me that she would email me the interview information, which she did. I had previously sent my resume and cover letter, so she had that on file. In the email she requested another copy of my resume and cover letter, both to be attached to their online application. Additionally I was told to bring yet another copy of my resume and cover letter to the interview. It took over an hour to fill out the online application, even though 90% of the info was already listed on my resume. It was very very frustrating and time consuming. When I showed up for the interview, she kept me waiting 25 minutes, with no apology or explanation. She then, after going through my file, requested the identification sources, of which I handed her. She informed me that I was short one form of identification (not listed in the email) and that I could just "run" it back to her. Their office is 30 minutes away! She then took me to a room to perform two software skills tests. She set me up with software versions for MSWord and MSExcel, both of which were one version higher than I had used. She informed me that I could leave when I was finished. I am extremely proficient in both these programs, but not in the versions she set me up with. She walked out and I couldn't not find her. Nor was there anyone at the reception desk; apparently they abandoned the front desk at lunch time. I had no choice but to finish the tests at "turtle speed", and invariably failing several steps. It was VERY frustrating. Of course I never got a call back; it made me look as if I'd been dishonest about my skills. I even left a short note, but got no response.

    Beware when you sit down to take any software tests; make sure you know exactly what versions of software you are familiar with and ensure that they set you up with THOSE versions. My recruiter obviously had zero concern about the compatibility; extremely unfair to waste my time like that.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    We never got to the point of an offer.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glen Allen, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vaco in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Discussed my background and requirements of available position.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Sourcing Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Vaco in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Sourced by Sr. Recruiter, set up a time to meet face-to-face. Talked about my background and educated me about what it means to be a recruiter.

    Next step was meeting with Technology Partner at Vaco, 30 minute conversation about background and what the role entails.

    Had to take a personality test before meeting with Office Partner.

    Met with Office Partner, 15-20 minute conversation. Very similar to other roles, nothing surprising.

    Offer was extended after a week of meeting with Office Partner.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing surprising, the focus was more on soft skills and ability to learn new information quickly.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation needed - salary was fair given my expectations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vaco in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    First contact wa brief phone interview to varify location status and experience on resume.
    Second interview was a client interview on the phone one on one.
    Third interview was a panel interview at client site.
    JOb was offered contingint upon background check and education varification.

    Interview Questions
    • there were no unexpected questions asked within the framework of business analyst   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I stated what I would expect as a rate for my services. This was a range. My recruter was very dilligent and strived to get me within my range.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vaco in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Met with muliple People

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Screening Interview for Potential Positions With Their Clients Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vaco in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    They were very well organized, friendly, and put me at ease. They asked questions about my background, a few of the items on my resume for clarification, and discussed my ideal position.

    I met with three individuals including a recruiter, an account manager, and a senior recruiter.

    I would highly recommend them to those in the job search.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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