btrax Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Office Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at btrax in August 2013.
Interview Details – Found the job posting on Indeed.com; was contacted immediately after my submission of my resume and cover letter via telephone for a preliminary interview.
Online interview with the HR manager was conducted a few days later. Standard Interview questions and proceedures; the manager was very friendly, intelligent, and had a relaxed but professional candor.
The following week I had two interviews with the CEO and the VP of Marketing via google hangout. Their willingness to do an online interview was convenient, professional, and over all one of the best interview experiences I've had. All the interviews did not take more than 30 minutes. I was able to ask the questions I wanted to ask, and they were able to review my qualifications.
When offered the job, I was given an offer letter via e-mail which was available to sign electronically through Adobe Echosign. They offered me a plane ticket to relocate from Cleveland, Ohio to San Francisco, CA and I started working the following week! One of the fastest interview/hiring processes I've personally experienced. I attribute that to the immediate need to fill this position, but nonetheless it was still a very professional and friendly process.
Interview Question – Questions about specific experiences in managing a team.
Since this is my first job after graduation "Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" needed a creative and well thought out answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was little negotiation. The offer letter was very vague concerning retirement fund, paid time off, and medical benefits; however since I am now in charge of this department I have taken action to ensure that offers will be more clear-cut from now on. Not to give the impression that negotiation was impossible, but I was more happy to have the opportunity to move to San Francisco for a full-time position with benefits and salary, so I did not worry about the salary details too much.
Web Design Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at btrax
Interview Details – HR sent me a design assignment which is to redesign their homepage. I did the project in 7-8 hours and then went to pitch to the CEO as well as two other members, and then was asked by a few questions (very detail-oriented). Then that afternoon I got the offer.
Interview Question – The CEO asked me why did I make the order of two parts... well, just a detail of my detail. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Design Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at btrax in February 2011.
Interview Details – Interview is really fast. I send my resume and portfolio in the morning and the CEO replied it in the afternoon for an interview the next day. I came and present the portfolio and he would tell the task and qualification he needs. If everything is good, after a week, he would tell you whether you got the job or not.
Since this is a small startup agency and it is a Japanese cultured Design agency, compensation might be not a good option compared to other company and you are looking only for experience,
The agency culture is very Asian cultured in which everyone respect each other but expect you a lot.