I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zoological Society of San Diego.
Interview Details – Very heavy initial interview about 2.5-3 hrs.
When I did my follow up, the dissapointing part was that I never heard back from them with the outcome.
I felt I waist my time there. After almost 3 hrs I was exhausted.
It was like facing the Inquisition.
Interview Question – Describe a time when multitasking, give specific examples & how did you handle it? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Zoological Society of San Diego in February 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online and got a call about a month later. The interview consisted of two people interviewing me. They were very nice and laid back. They asked typical interview questions like why I wanted to work there and went over what the job would consist of. I was offered the job on the spot. Great place to work.
Interview Question – Describe a time when a customer was upset and how you handled it. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
The process took a day - interviewed at Zoological Society of San Diego in May 2009.
Interview Details – I received an email and phone call from supervisor of the department to schedule an appointment. I was interviewed by two people within the department. It consisted of a formal sheet/ what seemed like a universal list of behavioral and typical interview questions, such as "Tell me about a time you had a group conflict." Immediately after the interview the two hiring me consulted with each other and I was hired on the spot.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had a group conflict. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zoological Society of San Diego in January 2008.
Interview Details – The interview went rather smoothly with 5 individuals. questions were asked relating to job knowledge and background. questions asked were how you would handle situations not only with animals but also co workers. very relaxed setting.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Zoological Society of San Diego in September 2008.
Interview Details – Went in with significant resume/job experience (10+ years). Hiring manager kept cell phone headset in throughout interview. Assistant asked majority of questions, which seemed to be for lower-level position. "Do you have any tattoos or piercings we should know about?" Almost left at that point.
Reason for Declining – It was the first time a job interview had completely turned me off to the organization. Got the feeling they hadn't bothered to read my resume and didn't really listen to my answers. (It wasn't a conversation - following the questions was like trying to watch the ball at a tennis match.) Though the job description was significant, the interview process let me to believe I should have been interviewing for the hiring manager's position. Even wondered after if the headset thing or the low-level questions were a test to see how I would handle it. Fortunately, a better offer came in at the same time.
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