Well, to begin, I was called in for an in-person interview at STAAR for the role of Quality Intern after like a brief conversation with the HR over the phone.
I travelled really far to interview with them and to my surprise, I was barely asked anything at the interview. My interview lasted no more than 5 mins, wherein I was not asked a single question related to my background or experience. They asked how soon I could start and everything but not a single job-related question. After 5 mins they said they would get back with me.
Later that day, after sending a thank you email, I receive an email saying they selected someone 2 weeks back so will not move forward with me.
It was a sheer waste of money and time for me. They should have informed me way back if they already selected instead of wasting candidate's time.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at STAAR Surgical (Monrovia, CA) in November 2014.
Interview with 6 people 30 minutes each, all in leadership roles across different departments so you get a good feel for the company as a whole. Standard questions were asked but they actually seemed interested in the answers provided. It was more a test of how you interact with others than your credentials (intangibles vs tangibles).
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at STAAR Surgical (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2014.
two telephone interviews -one with a recruiter and one with a direct-report. surprised that no one higher up was interested enough to interview me, but after starting work understood why. the company has far greater concerns.
negotiation was with an agency that claimed since staar is a small company I should not expect it to pay competitive rates.
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