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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northfield, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Northfield, IL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Staffing Specialist was professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. Accessible for feedback and status. Overall, recruitment experience was positive. I provided outstanding remarks and feedback on the interview steps during the process and upon hire.

    Interview Questions

    • Probed deep into experience and applicable skills. Good overall explanation of the role and expectations. Provided me an opportunity to provide specific work examples and experiences that would contribute to the overall success of the organization.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Staffing Specialist presented a welcomed offer to my skills.


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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northfield, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Northfield, IL) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, two 3.5 hour in-person interviews with multiple staff members. After meeting with over 7 people and spending over 8 hours in various steps of the interview, they didn't even have the courtesy to let me know I wasn't selected for the job. I followed up twice with two members of HR and finally got a generic automated response. Very rude and impersonal after such a long interview process, they could've spent 3 minutes to send me a reply. One of the executives I met with was very rude, didn't ask many questions and clearly doesn't like women based on the glaring look he gave me the entire time. He spent most of the interview asking me if I had any questions and left early, leaving me in the room alone for about 20 minutes until the next interview. I knew after meeting with this person who showed no interest in me that I would not be selected for the role, which is fine. I don't want to work somewhere with a chauvinist in charge.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe previous experience. Give an example of a project you worked on that was successful. Provide an example of someone you worked with that was difficult and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question

    College of American Pathologists Response

    Mar 18, 2019 – Director, Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to share feedback around your interviews at the CAP. We recognize that our employer brand is built on individual touchpoints and strive to ensure every candidate has a... More

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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northfield, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Northfield, IL) in March 2016.

    Interview

    A month ago I submitted my resume for a Marketing Specialist position at the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Had a very good phone interview with a Marketing person. Right after the phone interview, an HR person emailed me and asks me to come in for a face-to-face interview. The day before the interview; which was scheduled a week and a half prior, I emailed the HR person to confirm the next day’s interview. The HR person didn't respond until almost 5 pm to tell me "the Marketing person had decided to take a different direction with their team and they were eliminating the Marketing Specialist role." I wonder when were they planning on letting me know that they were cancelling the interview?...when I showed up at CAP's office at 10 am the next morning. If I hadn't sent a confirmation, I suspect that's what would have happened.

    Interview Questions

    • During the phone interview the Marketing person asked me if I could provide confidential documentation (Marketing Brief) from my former employer.   1 Answer

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    Human Resources Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northfield, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Northfield, IL) in September 2017.

    Interview

    The process was excellent! I was impressed by the professionalism of everyone I met. I had several interviews for this important position and everyone I met was just wonderful. They made me feel very comfortable and asked very good questions. I was not offered the position unfortunately, but I would work for them in a minute.

    Interview Questions

    College of American Pathologists Response

    Jan 29, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent interview at the College of American Pathologists. We are glad to hear that the interview process was a good experience for you. It’s... More


  5. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Java Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Northbrook, IL) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Phone interview only. This was 6 yrs ago. Spoke with Manager and Lead. Decent questions, good disposition. They are in it for the work you can do for them. Good people. I got the job and I was happy to work for them.

    Negotiation

    This was a contract job.


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    Web Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northfield, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Northfield, IL) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I first learned about the opportunity through a recruiter that works with CAP. I was connected with the hiring manager for a phone interview. The phone interview went well and I was asked to an in-person interview at their Northfield headquarters. I interviewed with three people: The HR director, the person whose role the new candidate would fill so that she would be able to move into a different area, and finally the hiring manager. The candidate before me (who ended up getting the job) was held over about 15 minutes into my interview slot. Obviously the hiring manager was impressed with this person. Overall I thought our conversation went well; I think the conversation with the previous candidate just went better and/or the skill set may have been a slightly better fit for them.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how I would respond to certain scenarios that were apparently real scenarios that had happened - they wanted to know what steps I would take and any adjustments I might think of. This went well, and both the principal and the manager did a good job of explaining what the day-to-day tasks would be like.   Answer Question

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists.

    Interview

    Jerky and haphazard; unpredictable lapses in communication from their side

    Interview Questions

    • We would like you to interpret our strategy for social media (but it kept changing)   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The discussion took place over several months and it became apparent that they would not be ready to execute, so I broke off negotiation.

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    Communications Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Washington, DC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewing for a position in the CAP DC office and found the interview process to be very disorganized and unprofessional. The HR contact reached out to me to set up an interview before she had the employees schedule set so there was a lot of back and forth. When I went to the interview I arrived about 15 minutes early, 8:45 a.m. (standard time frame to arrive) and there was no one there to answer the locked door. I rang the bell twice and it was over 5 minutes before someone arrived, and they were not apologetic. The other frustrating issue is that when I told them that I was there for an interview they seemed confused and when I told them who I was meeting with they said he had not arrived at the office yet. If I know that I am interviewing someone in the morning I make it a point to arrive early to the office so that I can meet them. Additionally, he was late, the interview started 15 minutes after we were slated to meet. It seemed like a blatant disregard for my time. After that interview I received a call from the HR contact requesting to set up a Skype interview with some employees in their Illinois office. Even though I was feeling turned off from the first interview I thought it was important to give it a second chance. We confirmed a time for a Friday in the late afternoon. Once again I was ready to receive their call at the set interview time and I ended up waiting. I reached out to the HR contact about 5 minutes past our set time only for her to tell me that the employee I was meeting with was running late as he was in another meeting. Again, if I know that I have an interview scheduled and someone is waiting on the line, I politely leave my other meeting so as not to make some one wait. Another blatant disregard for my time. The interview was supposed to begin at 4pm EST and we did not start until 4:30 EST. Therefore, my hour time with him was cut short as I was slated to speak with someone else at 5. The person that I spoke to at 5 I felt was completely unprofessional. She asked questions that were way out of line and frankly in a rude tone. I would not recommend this organization, seems to be disorganized and not the warmest group of people and they certainly did not make it sound like an inviting place to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Why was I interested in leaving my current position?
      How does the work that I am currently doing match the requirements of this position?   Answer Question

    College of American Pathologists Response

    Dec 6, 2016 – Senior Manager, Enterprise Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to describe your experience in detail. The information is very helpful as we assess what happened to ensure others do not have a similar experience and that future... More


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Content Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Deerfield, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists (Deerfield, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Long! I was expected to be in the office for 3.5 hours for my first interview. I met with two different panels of two people, and then with my potential manager (who's husband [a non-employee] walked in and interrupted the meeting). At the end, I was supposed to meet with a gentleman from HR, who never showed up.

    Interview Questions

    • They didn't ask any questions that weren't basic, related to past experience, skills, etc.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Finance Division Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at College of American Pathologists.

    Interview

    Long, drawn out and tetious.
    I interviewed with like 8 people. Many of them asked me the same questions over and over again.
    The whole process took an entire day.
    I didn't hear back from them for months and I never really knew why.
    Once they made an offer, there was little negotiation on salary and they wanted me to start immediatly.


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