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Huxley Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Oct 21, 2016
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

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

    Interview

    The recruiter I dealt with was very professional and helpful. He gave me feedback during the interview process, critiqued my final presentation, and he didn't leave me hanging when it was time to let me know whether I was moving on in the process. I wish other companies were as honest with their candidates and also gave as much feedback as Huxley because that's the only way to improve.

    I had four interviews - two phone interviews, a video interview, and a five-hour in-person interview consisting of a work sample, a presentation, and then a meeting with three hiring managers. The people I dealt with during the first three interviews were fair and asked legitimate questions that related to my ability to do the job at a high level.

    The issues I had with the company occurred during the final interview. One of the hiring managers showed up more than 40 minutes late for my presentation without giving any notice. The same hiring manager also did not apologize and also didn't care about my time. The interview also ran 90 minutes long, which was inconsiderate.

    The hiring managers did not care about my relevant skills and experience related to the job I applied for. Instead, they bullied and verbally harassed me for a half-hour on irrelevant things that had nothing to do with whether I'd be a good fit for the job. They claimed they were "putting me under pressure", but they were making personal attacks and were extremely unprofessional. The managers need to realize this is a job and that we are not pledging a fraternity.

    If you want a company that will treat you with respect and ask you fair questions during your job interview, I recommend you stay away from Huxley. I read the negative reviews on the interview process before my first interview, and unfortunately they were accurate.

    Interview Questions

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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY).

    Interview

    it was a grueling 3 day process. They made it so hard for a terrible experience. One of the days I had almost 8 interviews in one day. They all asked me the same questions and all had the same robotic, monotonous description of the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the hardest thing you've ever gone through in your life?   Answer Question
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in February 2014.

    Interview

    There was an initial phone screen with their in house guy. He's great. After that, there was a second round with two of the directors from one of the permanent teams. They gave me a sales scenario and asked me how I would deal with it, as well as asking me other questions.

    The third/final round was a presentation about myself, and a few minutes on the floor. They gave me a lead sheet, and asked me to call through a few of the people on their system to see how I did on the phone. The presentation was a lot of fun (tell us about yourself, what motivates you, etc.) and was basically put in place for them to gauge your personality and your speaking skills.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Wasn't able to negotiate

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    Recruiter-Trainee Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online via LinkedIn, received phone call from internal recruiter 10 minutes later...had good convo except he was trying to give me job advice (seemed angry when I had previously scheduled interviews at other places and couldn't reschedule them to come to Huxley NY right away...)

    Set up skype interview. Came on here before that and almost cancelled interview after reading horrible reviews but went thru with it anyways. The internal recruiter sent me a few documents include a list of "typical interview questions" and how to do well in an interview...pretty obvious stuff that anyone who has looked for a job before would know...said to dress professionally as the culture at Huxley is formal.

    First skyped with the recruiter...he was nice but kept saying things he had either 1. said previously 2. were very obvious (somewhat patronizing). He gave me the background of the real interviewer/how she acts toward prospects/etc and then went to get her. Five minutes later a woman came back but was NOT the same woman he described. Not sure what happened in those five minutes that made them need a new person but I didn't really care.

    Interview was HORRIBLE. Woman was extremely unprofessional (was wearing a tee-shirt and kept playing with her hair) and sounded bored, uninterested, and treated me like I way below her. I have definitely encountered "bored" or rude interviewers before but not at a company like Huxley who prides itself on being "fun" and energetic. She didn't seem to understand anything I was saying. After 30 minutes (I was ready to end the interview/be done with Huxley at that point) she gets up abruptly and says she will be right back. 10 minutes later (I'm still waiting on skype) the first guy comes back and says "there is no one available to do the second interview right now so we will be in touch." I was grateful as I planned on emailing them saying I was done anyways. After we hung-up, I emailed him right away saying I didn't want to go forward. Never got a reply.

    The whole thing was weird/unprofessional and I got terrible vibes from it. I'm not sure how they are in Europe but in America, Huxley doesn't seem legit at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked where else I was looking and when I mentioned some industries ( I didn't want to give specific companies) she got mad and asked for specific NAMES of PEOPLE I interviewed with...I refused to disclose that information.   Answer Question
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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Addressing some of the reviews below, I joined this company a few months back and I have to say that I am very happy with my decision. The interview process is not easy, but they put a lot of effort into the process to make sure the people hired are a good fit for both the company and the individual.

    They will not hire someone who has not had to work hard in their life. They want people who are extremely driven and motivated, and so you end up working with some really smart and hard working people.

    As far as what to expect, expect a lot of questions about why you want to be a recruitment consultant, how you deal with failure, etc. They really make sure you understand exactly what you are getting yourself into, and they will answer any question you have regarding the team, role, etc.

    I think the below negative reviews are quite the exception as opposed to the rule- I have had several friends interview here and while most were rejected, they did not feel the interview process was extremely negative. Honestly, I had a lot of other interviews and offers, and I know I made the best decision. The reason the interview process is so grueling is because they want to invest a lot of time and energy into the people who they bring on. If you think this is wrong, then this probably isn't the company for you anyways.

    Interview Questions

    • What has been your most successful moment so far in your life?
      When is a time you expected to succeed, but failed? How did you handle it?  
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Everyone starts pretty much at the same place- there is a real chance to succeed here, with a lot of strong connections in the industry.

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    IT, Java, Hedge Funds Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Hi, If you had an email from Huxley or are wondering where does all those wonderful Jobs on their website come from then read on. This is a sales company, most of their offers are misleading, not to mention imaginary. They collect offers (That everyone has access to) from companies and start collecting resumes from random people (Maybe they are paid on the number of resumes collected).
    Their recruiters are highly unprofessional. In fact they never call back when they promise to, they have no clue on jobs expectations and more important when they say they have to speak with the manager it means don't call back.
    I had the misfortune to work with them and they almost made me loose a position with the world leader in banking just because one of their recruiters from NY office was promising me a better position with a much higher pay which was also imaginary!
    Anyway, if you are looking for a job stay away from these people because they somehow think that you are looking for jobs for the fun of it.
    Best, and good luck

    Interview Questions

    • Can you send me your resume and I will get back to you... Someday   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    because it was imaginary

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    IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    After sending my resume I got an initial brief call confirming the details of my resume. About a week later I got another call asking more questions about my educational background and any work experience. They are a recruiter and were recruiting for an entry level IT position at a financial services company in NY but were accepting resumes from IT and Econ/Finance majors.

    Interview Questions

    • What in particular interests you about what you studied.   Answer Question
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    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Came in for interview with two managers. Lots of questions around evidence of my successes and failures and why I thought I am a good salesperson. Great because as a fresh grad I can't talk much about work experience.

    Then 3 hour final interview with presentation. Tough interview but they want to make sure they hire the right people and I got the chance to ask tons of questions to make sure the job was for me. They were really straight forward in describing the environment and it turned out to be just as described.

    Interview Questions

    • What attributes make you a successful sales person   Answer Question
    • What's been your biggest success and failure. Why? What did you learn from it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Straight forward. They have a set trainee salary, benefits and commission scheme that is the same for everyone.

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    Junior Sales Interview

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

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Huxley calls you immediately after emailing them your resume, and then they arranged two Skype interviews with me to discuss/interview me for the position.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't pursue the opportunity after they asked me to cover the travel costs for a face-to-face interview in New York. Paying for an interview they've required for me to attend made they think less of the company.

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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Huxley (New York, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Initially everything was fine, the HR guy was extremely nice (although he called me literally 2 seconds after i applied). However, coming into the office was a whole different issue. I knew I was in trouble when I walked in the door and saw 4 other applicants waiting to be interviewed. Huxley definitely came across as one of those "revolving door" type companies. Not everyone was terrible, especially the one man that told me not to work there, but he was the exception. I took time out of my day to come meet with them as they watched me give my presentaion (I came with binded copies for each manager) while they looked out the window and chomped on their gum. I seriously thought this was a joke, like they were trying to see how I would respond to rude clients...the reality is simple: this is how this company is...very unprofessional! BTW I was currently employed and seeking employment and have since interviewed and received 3 offers (one of which I accepted) so I was by no means the problem. Good luck to those who choose to interview!

    Interview Questions

    • How would you recruit someone to a basketball game in school?   Answer Question
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