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Bullhorn Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Oct 20, 2017
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    User Experience Designer (Entry-Level) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I was asked to take an aptitude and personality test (15 minutes each) online, to be completed on my own time. About a week later, I received an email saying the next step was to complete a one-way video interview. I had a few days to do the video (again on my own time) -- in this instance, it was five questions long, with one minute to read each question, one minute to think, and three minutes to respond. It was definitely challenging, but having a minute to digest the question before speaking really helped.

    After another week, I was asked to come in to do an in-person interview with four members of the team (of various different levels). I met with each person for half an hour. Each member of the team asked me about a different topic (the first was a role-play scenario, the second asked about my technical expertise, the third wanted to see my work, the fourth was more high-level about the job and my experience). It was a really thorough process and I felt that I got a really good sense for the team and role.

    In general, the process was super organized and clear. When I got to the in-person interview stage, the Bullhorn recruiter I worked with was really helpful, and got back to me quickly any time I had a question. I was told I would be notified within a week after the in-person interview, and received an offer just a few days later. I really appreciated that they were true to their word, as so many companies don't stick to timelines.

    Bullhorn seems like a great place to work, and while challenging, I have only positive things to say about the recruiting process. I ultimately turned down the offer in favor of a position that was more aligned with my background, but Bullhorn seems like a great place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a technical challenge you've experienced.   Answer Question
    • What company/app/website do you admire when it comes to UX?   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of 4 meetings with various members of the team. Questions were straight forward. Wanted to learn more about me and why I was interested in Bullhorn. I received the offer the next day and was contacted for references. This was followed by a routine background check.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Bullhorn seems like a wonderful company - and one that I wanted to work for initially. Based on their interview process, I do think there is a disconnect between the leadership teams and they could do a better job developing proper strategies and communicating together.

    I initially had a phone interview. Nothing was tough about this, standard questions. She told me when she would email me regarding an in-person interview and she did that. It was scheduled a few weeks out based on both of our availability. I came in and was informed the recruiter I spoke with had taken a new job so I met someone else in HR. I then met with three different people on the sales team (management and someone in the role). Overall, I thought it went pretty well. I also had to retake the online assessment at the end (I truly dislike companies that use this as a measure of ability to do this kind of role) and got a tour of the office - which was cool.

    Post interview is where things got fuzzy. My new recruiting contact sent me a nice email to introduce herself and the following week requested I get 5 references to fill out an online survey. I quickly did that. We then went back and forth for awhile with her basically expressing she had no updates yet. Ultimately, I received a phone call about two weeks after the interview that they were not going with any of the candidates, including me. They had determined they need someone with experience in the staffing/recruiting industry. Since Bullhorn develops software for THAT industry themselves, they should know better than to have asked me for those references (especially 5 of them!) Companies simply shouldn't make you or your references spend that amount of time on someone they were never interested in in the first place. They should have spoken as a team before asking for that from me and determined if they were serious about moving forward. This was extremely disappointing and a situation I've never faced with a company before. I truly hope they fix & improve their processes.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots about walking through my current jobs over the past few years, job duties, and my experience/understanding of the staffing & recruiting industry.   Answer Question

    Bullhorn Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    You were one of two finalists for the role, and we requested references from each of you, as often happens when deciding between two candidates. We use SkillSurvey, an automated reference checking... More


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    Entry Level QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    My interview experience with Bullhorn was extremely easy going and probably one of most relaxing I've ever had. Before the onsite interview they sent me an email detailing exactly what to prepare for. This covered everything from the 15 minute assessment test to general interviewing tips. They even included a list of everyone that I was meeting with, which allowed me to prepare questions beforehand.

    The interview itself consisted of questions about my background in QA as well as a few situational questions. Everyone I met with was unbelievably nice, which made the whole process a lot less stressful. Overall I had a great experience and would like to thank the Bullhorn staff for making my interview so pleasant!

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about testing a simple web page with a database   Answer Question

    Bullhorn Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for reviewing; we appreciate the feedback, and are happy to have you on board!


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Entry Level Data Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and was immediately invited to take a personality and math test which was strange. When I was back in high school I remember retailers and fast food joints requiring these types of tests so I'm immediately thinking something is up with this company. I guess I passed the assessments because I was contacted for a phone interview. The phone screening was about 15 minutes. HR didn't really have any information about the actual job so he mostly just talked about the company and the culture. I really liked that he was upfront about the absurdly low salary (he told me forties). I'm doing a bit of a career shift so I was willing to accept the low salary since presumably I would be able to learn in this entry-level role.

    After this conversation I was passed on to the hiring manager I think (again, HR didn't have a good understanding of the structure of the team so he had no idea if the role would be reporting to this person). This conversation was interesting. It seems like they want candidates for these "entry-level" roles to have a lot more experience than the job ad specifies because he sounded audibly disappointed when I told him about my background (which was also on my resume!). At one point the manager even said he didn't feel a need to discuss the role any further, which I implied to mean that I wouldn't be moving forward. He asked about my experience, things I like and dislike about current/previous jobs, and asked me to rate myself as an employee.

    About 5 days after this phone interview I received a rejection email from HR. It amazes me that they're able to attract experienced people for the below market level wages they offer.

    Interview Questions

    Bullhorn Response

    Nov 27, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    You have already heard from Brendan by now, as he reached out to all of our QA and Data candidates again right after your post. (You had originally posted this review as QA, but I see now that you... More


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    Software Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The whole process took about three weeks. I started with timed online logic tasks, which were not too difficult but required quick thinking.

    After that, I had a phone screening with a company recruiter, Brendan Orf, who appeared to be very helpful and professional. About a week after that I had a phone interview with QA supervisor, who asked me a couple of technical questions and invited me for a face-to-face interview.

    Face-to-face interview consisted of technical interview with QA supervisor and QA team member. Later on, I spoke to three members of a higher management through Skype, who mostly asked specific behavioral questions. The whole interview was very smooth and pleasant, not hard for me at all.

    I received an offer in less than a week, which was followed by background check.

    This was the sixth company I was interviewed at and a third offer I received during one week. I have to say that Brendan's straightforwardness and honesty throughout the process was a selling point to me. He was not trying to play any games like other companies, especially during the salary negotiation. To be more accurate, there was no negotiation at all, as I was offered the higher range of the amount I was asking for (other companies started with the lowest trying to convince me to accept it and then raise stakes, once I mentioned other offers).

    I had a higher offer from a different company which I later declined, as Bullhorn staff members made me feel a part of the family right away.

    Highly recommend Brendan Orf as a recruiter!

    Interview Questions

    • How different is testing of the web application on the mobile phone and desktop PC?   Answer Question

    Bullhorn Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    The detail you provide in your review is extremely helpful; thank you! I especially appreciate your feedback regarding Brendan, and am so glad that you had a welcoming experience.


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    Sales Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    30 minute phone call then an in person interview. The in person interview has two parts. I met with who would be my immediate manager, then I met with the managing director of the whole operations team. There is a diagnostic test.

    Interview Questions

    Bullhorn Response

    Oct 26, 2016 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to review, and I'm glad it was a positive experience!

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The HR staff at Bullhorn is top notch. The interview process was all in all fairly quick, enjoyable, but extensive.

     - 30 minute personality and aptitude assessment
     - 15 minute phone screen with someone from HR to discuss qualifications
     - 15 minute phone screen with Sales Operations Manager
     - 3 hour interview on-site with 4 different individuals that began with the 15 minute aptitude test

    It was a pleasure working with the HR department as they are extremely courteous and timely in their responses. I must say however, that once I got the initial news that I had been offered the position, the urgency to move the process along was not as quick as it was in the beginning - 3 weeks is timely, but nonetheless, something to consider!

    Interview Questions

    • What would be the 5 core characteristics of a company that you own?   Answer Question
    • Why Bullhorn?   Answer Question
    • Based on the questions that I've asked, do you think I've missed anything that you would like to share?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a challenge or conflict you've faced at work, and how you dealt with it.   Answer Question

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    Marketing Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Totally unprofessional. After taking an assessment test, a call with the recruiter, a call with the hiring manager, an in-person assessment test, and a few hours spent interviewing on site, I didn't hear anything back for a month afterwards. I still haven't heard anything. The recruiter was bad at returning my emails in a timely manner anyway, but a month with no word after I took time off from my current job to interview? Completely disrespectful of my time.

    Not to mention, there were a couple of red flags going into the interview. I would have missed them if I was new to the working word, but the way the interview and application process was handled was a bit unusual. The position I interviewed for was new, but of the three people I interviewed with, all of them had a very different idea of what the role would be used for. That in itself shows they weren't prepared. The hiring manager I interviewed with was great, but one of the other people was so rude and presumptuous. They were 15 minutes late, told me they didn't read my resume, interrupted my answers. kept referring to me as an assistant (it was a PM job, not an entry level assistant role!), and kept asking for my current manager's name so they could call them for a reference, even after I said I was currently employed and would prefer my current manager not be contacted since they didn't know I was job searching. Even though this person wouldn't have been my hiring manager, I found them so off-putting that I knew I wouldn't have wanted to work with them anyway.

    Ultimately, the company was interesting when I applied and it was somewhere I thought would be a great fit, but based on my interview experience, the way the recruiter handled (or didn't handle) everything, and the way salary + benefits was glossed over entirely during the recruiting conversations, I don't think it would have been a good fit. They clearly had no idea what they were looking for and not reaching out to me after a month, even if only to tell me I didn't get the role was very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • What project management tools do you use?
      What is your tech background?
      What do you do in your current role?   Answer Question

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    Enterprise Technical Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bullhorn (Boston, MA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Same as everyone else. I was contacted by one of their talent acquisitions that said i'd be perfect for the role. Had a phone interview the next day; I completed my two aptitude tests, followed by face to face interview.
    Only difference is I showed up for my interview and was stopped by security because my name "wasn't on the list"
    There was no number to call, no front desk number online either so I was stuck.
    Ended up getting let up by a random Bullhron employee who I had to ask to let me up.
    I got upstairs and they rushed over and apologized as they hadn't "realized their mistake"
    Anyway, I met with three gentlemen for a total of two hours, after it had completed I was told I would be contacted within a couple of days with a decision.

    I received no Phone call, no email, no follow-up of any kind.
    And after a few days I figured I'd reach out an there was no response.

    Worst experience ever.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical background
      Alot about what i did in my previous job
      where i saw myself in the future   Answer Question

    Bullhorn Response

    Jul 1, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    I'm so sorry about this experience. The Recruiter you were working with is no longer with Bullhorn, and I'm afraid you interviewed during that transition time- accounting for the missteps and lack of... More


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