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Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group Interview Questions

Interviews at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group

31 Interview Reviews

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    Assistant Stage Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    I was a bit caught off guard by the phone interview which was more of a personality test. There were no job related questions. It was all things such as "what is your favorite color." Other than that, everyone was very pleasant, and I really enjoyed interacting with everyone from the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite color?   1 Answer

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    Stage Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    One cannot get an interview with this company unless you know someone on the inside. It's absolutely impossible. You also have to know someone on the inside to get the interview and the job you're applying for. No experience necessary at all, just connections. Good connections.

    Interview Questions

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    Stage Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (New York, NY) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Hard to understand their accents; they were on a conference call from Las Vegas which made the process very unclear. I had heard about the interview process, and they were as hard to navigate as I had expected.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a performer was injured   1 Answer

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    Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Las Vegas, NV) in February 2014.

    Interview

    After I send the resume to the cirque website , the head of the department called me , around 3 weeks after . Really nice , there was 2 people on the speakers and was questions about normal work related stuff ...how would you act with a challenge..etc...

    Interview Questions

    • Just really old fashion interview questions . About past jobs or how would you behave   Answer Question

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    Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    Anyone can get a job here if you know someone there, regardless of your theater experience.
    I knew someone in the company already and he got me in for interview. Later I learned that anyone with no theater background can obtain an interview and get a job as long as you know someone in the inside.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were not hard, just basic stuff. How long did you do this? Why did you apply for this job?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No room for negotiation. You have to get the job for what they offered you.


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    Stage Carpenter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Las Vegas, NV) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Straight forward interview process with the Head of Dept and Assistant Head of Department. They went over my experience and asked about how I handle conflict and different scenarios to assess my personality and how I would work with their team. It was very casual at times where we talked about my passion for cooking.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with conflict in the workplace?   Answer Question
    • Are you willing to commit 3 years to this job?   1 Answer

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    HR Business Partner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (New York, NY) in October 2018.

    Interview

    The interviewer requested a phone screening and then never called. We rescheduled for later that day and she didn't show for that call either. After that she never followed up or apologized. I followed up and we rescheduled for a third time and she didn't call again. Very disrespectful and disorganized. Was too "busy" to keep her appointments.

    Interview Questions

    • Please describe a time when you instituted a new process   Answer Question
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    Cook On Tour Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

    Interview

    Applied on line. Got called immediately. They wouldn't commit to a salary offer in e-mail, only on the phone. Pretty shady. Very limited interview. Didn't ask important questions pertaining to experience.

    Negotiation

    They don't like to negotiate. They also don't really know anything about food service so they don't ask the right questions. Many people who got the same job weren't qualified and stayed working for years and years. The interview process was far too simple. They called the last place I worked for a reference and they spoke with the dishwasher. Not a joke. They didn't even know who they were talking to. Good thing the dishwasher liked me a lot :)


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    Senior Advisor Culture Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Las Vegas, NV) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Job was posted twice before I was called for an interview, February and March. I had to ask the recruiter if I was still being considered. After one interview, I was told I would be scheduled for a 2nd interview, but from March - June I didn't hear anything. The job was posted a 3rd time, with a slightly different title, and again I asked the recruiter if I needed to reapply. I was told my second interview would be soon. Middle of June, I got the automated response that I was not selected, but never had the 2nd interview. VERY poor communications and slow timeline!

    Interview Questions

    • Are you okay with doing menial tasks as well as managing projects   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    1st interview by phone, 2nd interview with HR and Manager 3rd interview Manager and Director.

    Negotiation

    I had to negotiate my salary, way under market. Accepted but still below market after negotiation


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