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Dawson Design Associates Senior PM Interview Questions

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Senior PM Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
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I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Dawson Design Associates (Seattle, WA).


Good phone interview with HR director. Defined needs and expansion goals.
Met with owner and HR first interview. Was informative and personable.
Second interview found HR director had departed so dealt with owner.
 The 10 minute on line personality test was the central focus of my 3 hour interview. Have had many of these in my career but do not let them define or overshadow the hire. Owner seemed determined to scare me rather than explore my skills or talents. Owner described a fairly rigid system and attitude to staff. Aggressive, competitive edge was palpable.

Interview Questions

  • Multiple times was asked how I deal with conflict and to use examples from the past. My response of not allowing any disputes or disagreements to escalate to CONFLICT was not accepted as an answer. Very pugilistic and confrontational form of interaction. Bullying style of leadership expressed as fencing in staff and hitting the fence gets you fired. Design is a collaborative effort and lively discussion but I have never found conflict a huge issue in the Design Community.This office needs to find a Pied Piper to lull them into a happier place- not sure I want to chase this one.   Answer Question
  • How do you keep the junior designers from constantly web surfing and keep them producing?   1 Answer
  • How do you handle a designer when they refuse to change their concept or design to align with your thinking?   1 Answer
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