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FairPoint Communications Interview Questions

Updated Jan 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, NH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications (Manchester, NH).

    Interview

    I had a 2 hour phone conversation with director, a 3 hr interview with director and then no one ever got back to me. I had to email HR for a response 4 months after interview. How hard is it to send the mass email that says no or yes... I will not look for opportunities with this company in the future.

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    Operations Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, NH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications (Manchester, NH) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Received email regarding setting up an interview. The Woman gave me a time 4:00pm on a Friday. She didn't ask any me any questions only made a couple of comments about my 29 years in the telecommunications business. It was like she was in a hurry to go home or she was just too new at that job that she didn't know how to conduct an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Didn't really as any questions just made comments. Said that I had the qualifications that we needed and would get back to me soon. Asked about salary.   1 Answer
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    Client Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications.

    Interview

    Simple, the guy that did my interview showed up in jeans, with a large dip in his mouth. Most of the questions where action based and turned into a conversation right away. Not much of a technical screening.

    Interview Questions

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications.

    Interview

    Phone screen was thorough. In person was expedient! Hired by the end of my interview. Hiring manager was very pressured to hire people and that was evident walking into the meeting. Got more than i was asking for by upping my dollars after i was offered the job on the spot!

    Negotiation

    Was poorly managed. Director who hired wouldn't touch negotiating benefits (vacation) and deferred to HR who would not discuss either.

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    Human Resources Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications.

    Interview

    Very thorough phone screen. On-site interview with team members that asked standard interview questions. Seemed chaotic. Small space. Not very professional in appearance. Small tour of the small facility and was sent on my way. I was too prepared with resumes and they did not want them.

    Interview Questions

    • What would be your dream job if money was not an object?   Answer Question
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    Combo Tech Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Perry, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications (Perry, FL) in January 2013.

    Interview

    This job did the most background check ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications (Manchester, NH) in January 2011.

    Interview

    ask about past technology not what they could move into. oddly the question had nothing to about bring the company forward with new technology and what a five year plan would be. Not only that but the interviewing persons where more concern on how i could present unfinished project to their ELT with it the prohect being completed.. company didn't seem to care about customers or how to keep them

    Interview Questions

    • ask if I know main frames,   1 Answer
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    Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications (Manchester, NH) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Each manager has their own preferences and style, but in general you will have one or two phone interviews and one or two in-person interviews. They do an extensive background check to verify the accuracy of employment applications and resumes. Be honest or you will not pass the screening. Most positions allow candidates which do not have college degrees. If you don't have one be honest about it.

    Interview Questions

    • None of the questions were unexpected or difficult. My interviewer spent more time "selling" the position to me than asking tough questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Each manager that is approved to offer a position has a defined salary range for that position. Most likely they are hoping to offer a salary at the low to mid section of the salary range to allow for several years of salary growth. If I had it to do over again, I would ask how I ranked compared to other candidates for the job and based on that feedback I would decide if I should ask for more salary. You can also just ask if they can share the salary range for the position with you, so that you can gauge future growth potential. Once you know the range, you know if there is room to ask for more ;)

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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangor, ME
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications (Bangor, ME) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Submitted for employment thru company web site was contacted within a week. Drove 3 hours to interview location and met manager and team. I was offered the job before I left the building.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at FairPoint Communications.

    Interview

    Normal process, 2 phone interviews then a face to face HR department is great

    Interview Questions

    • No trick questions standard "what would you do if" weakness & strangths   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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