Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zayo.
Interview Details –
I submitted my application online and was contacted by HR.
Following an initial conversation with HR i was selected for a phone interview with department head and an in person interview with current team members.
The phone interview with department head started off poorely as he was 30 minutes late, but after speaking the department head i found him to be a great advocate of the company and position. Our conversation was meaningful and made very interested in working for him and the company
The in person interview was with 2 members of the current team. This interview was a poor reflection of what the department head had told me. The group interview lasted about 10 minutes of their questions which were only 3. And another 10 minutes of my own questions regarding the position and company, but sadly the interviewers were unable to answer most of my questions,
Overall i would rank this interview as poor due to low interactivy of in person interviewers and seemingly poor company value and employee reimbursment. I was told "this position required at least 60+ hours per week with below industry average salary"
Interview Question – have you intereracted with account executives Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The interview really turned me off of the company. I value my coworkers and when i met my "future" coworkers i found they didn't value their contribution or time.
Interviewed at Zayo
Interview Details – Clumsy questions about light technical topics and behavioral questions. They didn't know how to probe and didn't seem capable of evaluating my answers.
Interview Question – The hardest question was a basic transmission question and the.n followed up with " could you work with Cisco?" really weak interview. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Zayo in September 2013.
Interview Details –
I applied via email by sending my resume and salary requirements and did not hear anything for about a month. Then a recruiter contacted me and forwarded my resume to the hiring manager. A couple of days later, the manager contacted me to schedule a phone interview. We had the interview for about 30 minutes, and the questions were typical - greatest weakness, describe yourself, etc. Be prepared to prove to the manager why you would be a good fit for Zayo and what you have to offer the company.
About a week later I emailed a follow up and received an email back that they were going to schedule an in person interview with two other managers, then it was up to the offices for my interview. It was a great interview and it was very obvious that the managers I met loved their job and Zayo, and held the CEO in high esteem. They encouraged me to read glassdoor which I told them I had already. Very open and honest about everything, the good and the bad.
Then I waited for 3 weeks (followed up occasionally) to find out if I got the job. One thing I have noticed that no one else mentioned is that Zayo WILL call your references! They want strong references, former supervisors and managers (not just your friends and coworkers) and they do call and interview them. They ask them similar behavioral questions about you as well. Be prepared to provide solid references that can back up what you claim!
Once they decided to hire me things moved extremely fast. I got a verbal offer then an offer packet was sent. Short deadline to fill it out and get everything back. Started soon afterwards.
I was happy with the process, everyone I encountered was nice and helpful. No complaints and typical of what I would expect.
Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I felt the offer was fair and reasonable for my field of work.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Zayo.
Interview Details –
Long and informal, started before the position was actually available. I had to follow up with the hiring manager on a consistent basis to get a phone interview and then much the same for the face-to-face. This is not unusual for sales positions, but at Zayo, it's not a test, as much as a reflection of how busy everyone is.
The hiring manager in particular was very up front about what to expect. I've never experienced such a straightforward, transparent interview. It was like a conversation with a respected peer discussing strengths and weaknesses, both mine and Zayo's.
I am a mid-career sales professional so I am a bit past "what is your greatest weakness" standard questions. The transparency was refreshing.
I do not think Zayo has a standard method of hiring, so my experience may not be relevant across the board.
Interview Question – The pay discussion actually. Zayo weighs their sales comp plans heavily toward performance with lower base salaries (10-15% lower than industry) and higher variable comp. At my career level I am not enthusiastic about a base pay cut, so I pressed hard about how much typical commissions might be and how the comp plans are structured. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As I noted, the base salary is about 10-15% lower than other companies, I pushed hard to bridge the gap and recovered about 3% more in base. It is still lower than other positions I've had in telecom. However, the variable comp has been very good and it believe I will ultimately make more money at Zayo than my previous company.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Zayo in May 2013.
Interview Details – Met recruiter at the Career Fair, gave me information and followed up the next day. Phone interview, interview with person in former position, interview with potential manager and team. Follow up phone conversations and e-mails.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself, handling large excel files, prioritization of tasks/time management, behavioral questions. Asked what I wanted to do. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None, give you a number and then qualify it and explain why and about bonuses.
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Zayo in March 2013.
Interview Details – Horrible recruiters. No personality. Made me not want to work there even though I was offered a job. Bad impression of the company from the get go.
Interview Question – Name a time in which you did not get along well with others Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The two accountants I interviewed with were extremely unprofessional
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Zayo in June 2012.
Interview Details – Quick phone interview, in person interview with 3 different people (2 coworkers, direct supervisor), email test with excel and ppt attachments, and then i waited about a month and a week for the offer, had to follow up with email and still wait
Interview Question – Is there anything you're trying to hide? Also, what will we find out about you in 6 months? View Answer
Negotiation Details – zero negotiation. i received the offer over the phone, immediately asked if it was negotiable, and was told "this is what the ceo approved." sure enough, this is really how the company operates. had i pushed back hard enough and they really wanted me, they would've had to resubmit a ppt to the ceo to approve my hire at an increased rate. or, in all likelihood, they would've just hired the next person in line
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Zayo in July 2013.
Interview Details – Zayo is a fast moving company in search of top talent. If you have what it takes to think on your feet and be proactive, you have a shot at an interview. They basically expect you know what your're talking about and why you want to work for Zayo. My hiring manager was remote, so the interview via phone was the initial contact. Then it was up to their offices for a face-2-face with one of the VPs. Responses were quick and decision making via email was completed within a few days.
Interview Question – They ask the standard questions to get an idea of your experience and to get a feel for how you'll fit into their culture. Nothing out of the ordinary. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Do your research and have an idea of your worth. I read reviews here on Glassdoor and named my price.. they accepted and offered me the job. Not much room for post-offer negotiation; have your requirements well in hand going in.
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at Zayo in October 2012.
Interview Details – Employers market or not, the initial work it took to obtain their attention, hold it long enough to pin down an initial interview was excruciating. It took nearly three months to get my first interview. What ended up being my cohort, did perform a phone interview prior to this, but the process was entirely too long and too disjointed. If it were not for him, I have serious doubts they would have even filled my position. Having worked there for awhile now, I can also see how all of the items could have happened given the incredible demand on the employees
Interview Question – There were no surprise quizzes or challenges presented to me. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Short and sweat. A few emails were exchanged, as again, I could not get a hold of anyone on the phone. My desire for more base pay was countered by cell phone expenses, bonuses, etc.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Zayo in March 2013.
Interview Details – Lots of emails and phone calls
Interview Question – Interview was a joke; I knew more about the industry than the kid "interviewing" me View Answer
Negotiation Details – Offer was way below others I recieved
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