Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in September 2013.
Interview Details – I showed up 15 minutes early and NO ONE greeted me. The security guard called the personnel rep I was supposed to interview with, she was unavailable. I waited for 30 minutes and she never showed. I got a voicemail from her a couple of hours later with a lame apology. She asked me to drive the 25 miles back out the next day for another interview. I declined. Why work for a company when they obviously don't care enough about the interview process to even show up?
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in January 2013.
Interview Details – Structured behavioral interview. Both IT Managers were very friendly, non-intimidating and showed a genuine interest in getting to know me.
Interview Question – How do you handle a difficult techie project team member who is unresponsive? View Answer
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Verizon in December 2011.
Interview Details – Behavioral Based and Skype
Interview Question – None, pretty straight-forward Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They were very inflexible
Very Difficult Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Verizon in April 2010.
Interview Details – Several educational and skill tests
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Verizon in June 2011.
Interview Details – I had two interviews. One over the phone and one in person. Both were with a great manager. The HR Department and the manager kept in touch often using email.
Interview Question – Why do you love technology? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Tried to negotiate but salary was pre-set by management with no wiggle room.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Verizon.
Interview Details – At the time I interviewed, Hughes Telematics was being acquired by Verizon. I met with several key managers from different areas of the company. After some confusion of "who" was suppose to be on the interview agenda as I sat in a conference room waiting for someone to come in, the HR recruiter came in and made small talk. One manager could not make it so I was asked to come back to meet with him and 2 additional managers that same week. Everyone I met with was very nice and no one asked trick questions just to see how I would respond. However, I feel the top manager (VP) liked my background and was determined to make a job offer that week. I feel this affected how the other managers conducted the interview. When I went back to meet with the other managers, the VP came in and made me the offer on the spot. He also wanted me to start the next week but I could not do that. I felt uneasy about the overall speed of the interview process but accepted the job anyway.
Interview Question – Can you start next week? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They were willing to meet my salary expectations (within reason) with no qualms. I would think this has changed now that they are part of Verizon.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in October 2013.
Interview Details – I gave a phone interview in October 2013. But I did not hear back from them after that. The phone interview had just behavioral questions. The interview started off with basic inquiry about availability, relocation, visa sponsorship etc. After this, the lady just asked me two questions. First was about an experience or achievement that I am most proud of. Second question was about my experience working in a team.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected. Answer Question
Interviewed at Verizon
Interview Details – It took about a month for a recruiter to contact me after submitting my application, who then forwarded it to the hiring manager. Both of them were very pleasant and gave a lot of feedback. The job was then cancelled and no one was hired.
Interview Question – When the recruiter told me that the hiring manager wanted to discuss the position with me, I didn't realize that it'd really be a discussion. It didn't really feel like an interview as he didn't ask any questions, you were expected to have all the questions. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Verizon.
Interview Details – Hired almost 15 years ago and the process has changed. If you can get in touch with any person who works there you can get a study guide for the test.
Interview Question – The test was basic engineering questions which were not hard basic electricity information and telecom information is sufficient Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, salary solely based on position
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Verizon in December 2013.
Interview Details – I filled out an interview online which I found from a job finding website. About a week later I was contacted by a recruiter, who was outsourced for Verizon (did not actually work for Verizon). She asked if I was available to phone interview in the next couple weeks. We set up a date to interview. The questions were what is to be expected. Why did you choose HR, why Verizon, what is your GPA, how did you manage a difficult situation, etc. About 2-3 weeks later I was contacted by another recruiter asking if I could interview face to face on a specific date. I agreed and was told someone would reach out to me. a few days before the interview no one reached out to me and I was told I was no longer chosen for a face to face interview with no explanation as to why. Seemed very odd to me seeing as though they offered the interview and basically took it away.
Interview Question – No really difficult questions. I would say make sure to research the company before hand because they definitely ask why you would want to work there and what you know about the company. Answer Question
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