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    Senior Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Savvis (Washington, DC) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Interview was a few phone screens and then a face to face with the hiring manager. Typical shenanigans took place with time to submit me an offer letter. But overall it was a standard process of technical interviews, soft skill interviews and then a face to face.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I told them what I would like to make - I found out later on that they were in fact paying others much more.

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    Director, Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Savvis (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process started with a third party recruiter who was great! Then, after two weeks of no communication, proceeded to live 1 on 1 with hiring manager who was clearly not technical. Another two weeks and HR called to schedule a telepresence interview with three execs back East. Seemed to go well but no feedback for a week. then HR VP called to tell me I was still a candidate. Two more weeks pass and no feedback. Finally I was told I was not selected. Very unprofessional process, low salary range and phony bonus package. Glad I didn't get involved with this company.

    Interview Questions

    • How much compensation do you require?   1 Answer
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    Systems Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sterling, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Savvis (Sterling, VA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    The panel interview was good, the interviewees asked good technical questions and very personable. It is good to review on basic technical stuff and read on current articles. Be able to differentiate servers and their benefits.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the ports for httpd and https.   1 Answer
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    Human Resources Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Savvis (Saint Louis, MO) in August 2009.

    Interview

    The interview process started with a headhunter who did a phone interview with me. Kudos to the headhunter because he really sold me on the role and the area which initially didn't hit my radar screen. I then proceeded on to a phone interview with the HR VP and SVP, both were very nice on the phone and asked general questions about my background. We then proceeded to an onsite interview where I met with the business leader I would be supporting, my future boss - VP of HR and several of my co-workers and colleagues. The interviews were all very standard with background information shared and general interview questions. The building was very nice, but I picked up on chaos within the HR department. No one showed up to the interviews on time, there was even two individual who I was scheduled with that decided to "take the day off". This should have been my first clue as to what the culture was like, but I was too forgiving and let it pass.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe two people you most admire and would view them as mentors in your career   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The salary offered was above average, the bonus potential offered was good - what I didn't realize until started working there was that it was highly unlikely that it would be achieved. The relocation package was standard but found them to be very helpful and understanding with temporary housing and extending the time to move.

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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Savvis (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2008.

    Interview

    I was just moved to the position with no interview,

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    My position was sort of in the bag, so I didnt really negotiate.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews and then a face-to-face interview which resulted in a series of questions about API documentation strategies which proved most provocative and then I was told to wait for two weeks while they talked to other people so it was OK I guess.

    Interview Questions

    • I hada series of questions about API documentation strategies which proved most provocative and then I was told to wait for two weeks while they talked to other people so it was OK I guess.   Answer Question
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Every detail panel style interview. The folks in are extremely experience, need to be well prepared before hand.

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    Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Savvis (Bengaluru (India)) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Technical round emphasized on hands-on Experience

    Interview Questions

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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Savvis (Reading, England (UK)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    three meetings one with the hiring Manager, one with the VP Sales EMEA and one with HR; positive meetings, meetings did not lock like a formal process it was more an open discussion in the first round, the second meeting with the VP Sales was more formal and I have to present myself with a couple of projects and my working experience in a Power Point presentation

    Interview Questions

    • What was your last strategic sales success; what was your biggest challenge in on of your last bids? Why did you loose one of your last bids, what die you learn out of this loss?   Answer Question
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    UNIX Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Savvis (Reading, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Initial telephone screening by the agency with a list of questions. This was followed by HR and technical panel in one. They were flexible enough to combine the 2 interviews into one.
    A good technical grasp is expected by the technical team and a positive can do attitude by the HR team.

    Interview Questions

    • Could you describe one moment in your work life that you are not proud of. Not an uncommon question just wasn't expecting it from them.   Answer Question

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