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Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014
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    Principal Technologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The Talent Acquisition Partner was very upfront about the health of the company, the culture and the compensation and extremely helpful in assisting me through the hiring process. She was responsive to any and all inquiries I had as things moved forward. The process can take a while, with multiple rounds of phone and in-house interviews in multiple cities and some down time in between, but that wasn't a concern for me since I was coming from a job I liked. frog did an excellent job of selling me on the company and I have been very pleased with the transition so far.

    Interview Questions
    • Describing a project that failed or didn't live up to expectations.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at frog design.

    Interview Details

    Extremely frustrating interview process. Recruiter was in Austin, scheduler was in SF, interviews were all over the globe. Five phone interviews before an intensive in-person round of interviews. Fortunately (or not), more than half the interviewers did not show up for their appointed time. In fact, at one point I was left alone in a conference room for an hour an a half. There was very little response after the interview, but eventually I did receive a curt email from the recruiter, complete with spelling errors. I did email a few people for feedback following the interviews but no one ever responded.
    I am a big fan of their work but not a fan of the company. Every person I met seemed miserable and stressed out. Many of the questions dealt with frustrations and challenges; they did not present an environment I would want to work for.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    User Experience/UI Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at frog design in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview. Two very nice people interviewed me. Even though I was late for the interview, but they were still so nice to understanding me. After they came back to company, I got the Email from their recruiter, told me to pick my favorite place to work.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at frog design.

    Interview Details

    One round of talks over coffee with a Creative Director, then two rounds of in person interviews at the studio. The in person interviews were challenging. At one point – 12 frogs were in the room asking questions about my work. They were complete professionals and their questions were centered around design. If you don't know what you are doing design wise then don't bother.

    Interview Questions
    • What type of design work did I want to be doing in 5 years.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Several rounds of back and forth with the HR recruiter only.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Development Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at frog design.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy process involving speaking with many people locally and globally. Other than the length and slowness, frog does a pretty good job in this stage.

    Interview Questions
    • Scenario questions: What would you do if a client wanted to....?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Okay, not too bad. Pretty typical.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at frog design.

    Interview Details

    Referred from a friend there, got me pumped about the position, put together a solid preso for the panel, only to tell me they wouldn't even be able to hire if they liked me... waste of time—they should've called me when they were ready to make a move...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Major Accounts Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at frog design in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR/in-house recruiter two weeks after resume was submitted. Hiring manager phone interview with hiring manager within 3 days after; invited for a half-day Studio interview at the end of call. Studio interviews with two top decision makers, hiring manager (2X) and recruiter. Three out of five went well and the other two so obvious then. The interview process was overall fine, the response timetable was not kept.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solutions Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at frog design in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    First of all I must say this has been the longest I have ever been interviewed at any company. I came in touch with a recruiter in November 2011 and spoke about the role in Amsterdam, NL. After speaking with Creative Director in Germany in December and then various directors at San Francisco, Austin, South Africa and Seattle the interview literally stretched over a year. At times there would be gap of days or weeks or even months before I get another email from their HR asking me for another interview with a person at Frog.

    When this all happened, interestingly they also switched my position from Amsterdam to Seattle. Finally I met the VP of Architecture at Seattle in March 2012. I flew in overnight and had only 1 hour interview with the VP and 2 interviews with other creative directors. I barely made to my flight right after the interview and despite foreseeing this craziness and mentioning this to travel coordinator I still could not convince them why spending good time interviewing is a good idea. I spoke with many people about the role and none could define it clearly. Everyone gave me a new description all together.

    Finally after I returned home after 1:1 interviews I heard from HR that three MORE people wanted to interview me. What the hell ! I agreed for the last time only until I heard from HR again asking me to consider the same role at Austin TX and not at Seattle !! This was the last time I dealt with such an unprofessional company. Moreover the HR told me if I signed the offer I would be responsible to move on my own (from another country) and only get a reimbursement of $5000 USD. They don't even provide temporary housing and expect an international candidate to manage it ! I outrightly refused to interview further and cancelled my last interview with those three people.

    I have interviewed at many companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, RIM and had various positions in these companies. Never before have I ever encountered such an unprofessional company as Frog Design. I would recommend everyone to slash it out from their prospective employers list all together.

    Interview Questions
    • What does the term Solution Architect strike to you as?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    For all the reasons above

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Executive Director, Program Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at frog design in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    One of the more disconcerting series of interviews I have ever encountered. The first interview was a phone interview with a recruiter. Much more detailed than I expected. He was very knowledgeable about process, technology and various operational methodologies. I was very impressed. Very polite, courteous and progressional.

    A second interview was scheduled with the corporate COO. Took weeks to get that scheduled but I understand the challenges of finding time in a COO's busy schedule. It was via Skype and she didn't seem to know how to use it and kept getting disconnected, at one point she had to call someone for help. I was embarrassed for her but once she was back on she seemed too cool for school, almost annoyed that she had to be in the interview and kept name dropping. Didn't ask me a whole lot of questions. It was very uncomfortable.

    I came away from the interview not feeling great about the company and was surprised that a third interview was scheduled with, presumably, a peer in the Austin office. He was nice enough and the only one who asked 'tough' questions. Mostly about corporate finance. They were clearly looking for a person with a strong finance background, which was not my experience. It lasted about an hour. I came away feeling like the company didn't know where it was going. None of the interviewers seemed aligned on the job responsibilities. And were all pretty loosey-goosey, looking for some intangible cool factor that the other didn't know about.

    At the time they had just merged with a mobile company and KKR was clearly looking to sell them or change the business.

    I think once, they were the coolest kids on the playground and could rely on their relationship with Apple to bring them cache but now with so many other product design shops and innovation labs opening up, competition is fierce and they just don't seem to have it together anymore.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greenville, SC
    Application Details

    interviewed at frog design in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    The process was very efficient it took only 2 weeks. I applied online and was contacted by HR. The interview was very comfortable and professional. The questions were straight forward, no abstract off the wall questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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