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Interviews at Renaissance Learning

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning (Madison, WI) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very laid back. Interview with up to 4 different HR/Managers. Be prepared to do a short presentation and do your homework about the company before. Friendly faces all around made it easy to talk and ask questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied at U of M job fair. I was contacted a month later for an on-site interview. Interview consisted of a hard skills testing session with 3 engineers. We discussed how to implement an AI to play battleship. Wrote a lot of pseudo code, was mostly centered on problem solving skills.
    Second interview was with the competency manager. Mostly talked about personal attitude towards coding and work in general. The goal seemed to be to see if I would be a fit for the sort of office culture they were trying to cultivate.

    Interview Questions

    • How to design an AI to play battle ship.   1 Answer
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    Junior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning (Minneapolis, MN) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I was invited to their office Minneapolis office to interview for a position elsewhere in the country. I had two on site interviews, one with a manager and another with a team of engineers. They were kind and welcoming throughout the process. They asked that I dress in business casual for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a program that can win a game of battleship in the fewest moves.   Answer Question

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    Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning (Boulder, CO).

    Interview

    Interviews are done in a very standard manner, with resume submitted, references called, first interview with hiring manager and second interview with additional employers. The process was fair and kosher, and focused on the needs of the department, the mission and goals of the company and the specific requirements of the individuals I would be working with.

    Negotiation

    I was called on the phone and went in the next day to sign an acceptance letter.


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning in November 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process went quickly. Less than two weeks from phone screen to offer. Phone screen with HR, then phone interview with the hiring manager. Followed by phone interviews with three marketing team members, then video interviews with other team members who interact frequently with the role.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage conflict?
      How do you juggle multiple / shifting priorities?   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Remote, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning (Remote, OR) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Simple, talk with HR, talk with 'manager' of Engineering, talk with Senior level engineer. This was all done remotely, and fast tracked as there were other pending offers. This company seems desperate to hire folks, so make sure to hit them hard for a higher salary.


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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Interview in person with management and peers. Come prepared with extra copies of your resume. Be well-dressed. Listen well to the questions and provide considerable responses. Ask relevant questions at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Please explain your work background.   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (4)  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning.

    Interview

    Responded to resume sent in 7 weeks ago. Had forgotten all about them. Did initial phone screen right away. gave information on compensation basics and what the job entails and advancemenr

    Interview Questions

    • If you encounter a gatekeeper on a sales call, what do you say to get through to the decision maker.   Answer Question

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning in November 2016.

    Interview

    One-on-one video interview. Immediately upon connecting, the interviewer told me he was going to have to log off and we would have to postpone our interview an hour. We did that, and when we reconnected, our video kept cutting out, so he told me to stay connected, but he would call me and we would speak that way. So the interview was conducted with my phone in one hand, while sitting in front of my computer screen looking at video that occasionally worked but usually didn't. The interviewer asked a series of probability, statistics, brain teaser, programming, and computer science questions. None were too difficult, although there was a language barrier between the myself and the interviewer, who was not a native English speaker. Since I couldn't see him as he spoke, I often had to ask him to repeat what he said, or ask for clarification on a question that wasn't clear. All things considered, the conditions of this interview seemed like some strange personality/culture test, or a lot of unlikely bad luck. Considering the nature of the interview, the interviewer must have known that I knew that the probability of so many unfortunate things occurring at the same time for the same interview was extraordinarily low, and he didn't mention it. If it wasn't planned this way, he should have used our unfortunate circumstances as a final probability question to test my aptitude. "What is the probability that all the difficulties we are having with this interview are due to bad luck, and are not part of some strange test concocted by my team?"

    At the end of the interview he answered some of my questions, gave me no information about the next steps or what I should do next, and abruptly hung up.

    After not hearing anything for a couple weeks I had to contact the company to learn that they were moving on with other candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about coin tosses, SQL, binary, determining accuracy of experimental measurements.   Answer Question

    Renaissance Learning Response

    Jan 24, 2017 – Sr. Recruiter

    Thank you for the feedback. With your help we will better refine our process to avoid some of the issues you encountered during and after your interview.

    Regarding the length of time it took to... More


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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Renaissance Learning (Madison, WI) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I worked with recruiter to set up initial phone screening and then additional phone interviews with various team members. The phone calls and in-person interviews were very formal or scripted, which was great.

    Interview Questions


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