I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Western Union.
Interview Details – The hiring process I experienced with WU was as follows: after I was selected for an interview, my recruiters told me in advance to have five references ready and to ask them to be "generous" with their feedback (ie solid gold 100% positive feedback). They stressed this fairly heavily. The interview itself lasted about an hour and a half, during which I took a short accounting test which mainly focuses on intercompany accounting, timing differences and basic foreign currency accounting. A few days later I was asked for my references, and a few days after that I was told there was a "problem" with one of my references and the process could no longer move forward. No word if this individual gave me a 0% or just 95% positive feedback.
Interview Question – What is the most important thing to keep in mind when dealing with auditors Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Western Union.
Interview Details – I had two phone calls, mostly fit. I applied through my university's OCR program. They asked mostly about what I had previously done and my coursework.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Western Union in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview consisted of their admin staff calling to setup an interview. The interviewers were boring and not interested in presenting the best image of company. The staff in the corridors talked in hushed tones as I went by them and looked you up and down as though telling you something. What impressed me most was how uninterested the whole place looked.
Interview Question – Repetitious questions about your experience. Interviewers kept on emphasising their the department had gone through reorganization from the very start of the interview- pretty depressing way to start any interview Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it- they keep mentioning reoganization that they went through at every step of the way
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Western Union in March 2013.
Interview Details – Tedious and monontonous
Interview Question – Repetition of the same question with slightly different words. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – NONE. you took it or left it.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Western Union in February 2013.
Interview Details –
My initial conversation was a phone call with the manager for the group as she is based in a different location. We spoke for roughly 45 mins during which she gave me an overview of both the department and the job. The interview itself was mostly conversational with almost no "textbook" interview questions.
I was then scheduled for an in-person interview with the 2 members of the team based here in CO. Again, both interviews skewed heavily on the conversational side (description of the job, company, etc) and very few direct questions... mostly just back & forth with me interjecting my skills/experience where I could.
My final interview was a phone call with another member of the team. Like the previous 3, it was mostly conversational although this person was a bit more on the technical side, so they did ask a few technical-based questions.
Unfortunately I did not get the offer for this position. It came down to myself and one other candidate. My experience was almost an identical line-for-line match of the job description, however my recruiter was unable to get any feedback on why I was not selected. I came in at the top of the salary range, so my hunch is that might have been the determining factor.
Overall I felt the 4 interviews (conversations) were fairly easy and laid back. I would rate my interview experience as a positive.
Interview Question – As noted above, there were very few (if any) direct questions. The questions that were asked were straightforward questions about my work experience. No tricky behavioral questions or "What's your greatest weakness?" type nonsense. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Western Union.
Interview Details – recruited by a VP who came upon my resume by a new recruiter who had it from a job I applied to online at another company.
Interview Question – do companies really pay signing bonuses? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – got exactly what I wanted as I had 2 other offers to consider.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Western Union.
Interview Details – First contact was with the recruiter for a phone screen, then an on-site interview with the hiring manager. My interaction with the recruiter was very pleasant - she asked good questions, was well versed in the company and was very engaging. My 1:1 interview with the hiring manager was terrible, I almost walked out. She did not look away from her computer - checked emails, was typing, etc. About half way through, I highly considered leaving but, I decided to be more professional than she was. Before I even got back to my vehicle, I had already made the decision that I could not work for this women - if this is how she acted when trying to attract talent, I cannot imagine what kind of manager she might be (and the worst part, she's HR!). When I returned home emailed the recruiter, thanked her for the opportunity and let her know that I would not be interested in further pursuing this position.
Interview Question – I felt that this was a fairly standard interview. Would have expected more challenging questions from an HR professional at her level. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Western Union in December 2011.
Interview Details – Rather long interview process. I was referred by another employee, so initially I sent her my resume. I received a call from a recruiter in HR about a week later. After a brief discussion about the available position, I was asked to enter my information on the website and apply for the job (recruiter told me the job number). I worked with the same recruiter throughout the process. Within the week, she calked to schedule the first of three interviews. First interview with the supervisor I would be reporting to directly. 2nd was with manager, 3rd with director. Within a week after the 3rd interview, the recruiter called with an offer. I countered, and recruiter had to call me back. Two days later, i received counter offer and accepted. Whole process was about 3 to 4 weeks.
Interview Question – What was a difficult situation and how did I handle it. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Western Union in March 2011.
Interview Details – Due to working nights I scheduled my interview for the morning. Drove all the way across town to the office to have someone either give me the wrong interview date (HR) or change the calender entry once they heard I was in the lobby(Hiring Manager). The next day I was informed that the position had been filled.
Interview Question – Did I show up on the wrong day?? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Western Union in July 2009.
Interview Details –
Initial interview with hiring manager went very well, we talked for 90 minutes even though the interview was scheduled for only 60 minutes.
They invited me back to meet with the hiring manager's boss, a VP of HR, and a recruiter. This is when things got messed up. The hiring manager's boss was obviously just stopping in in-between running from one meeting to the next. We chatted for 20 minutes max. I then had to wait 45 minutes as the VP of HR forgot that he was supposed to meet with me. What was supposed to be a 1 hour meeting turned into a 20 minute meeting. Lastly the recruiter met with me, for the first time. First thing he informed me was that the job was actually mis-classified and that it was a more junior position than was originally posted as (sounded like a power play as the real marketing recruiter was recently let go and this recruiter sitting in was the IT recruiter who knew nothing about marketing).
I was then notified about a week later by a form letter that I didn't get the position. When I asked for feedback, all I got was the generic "the other person was a better fit."
Interview Question – They asked very generic questions, nothing special. Answer Question
Pros: Flexible working hours and good balance of work/life. Challenging work and good experience. – Full Review
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