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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Simply Hired.

    Interview

    My interview took place in September 2014. The HR associate was extremely nice, but she was not prepared at all for this interview. During the first five minutes of the interview the HR associate read my resume as though she had never seen it before. Then proceeded to talk about the sales team for the rest of the interview and only asked me a few very basic questions. There was no interest in examples of any accomplishments from my previous work history.

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    • I then met with another manager that I would be working with directly and he did seem prepared. At the end of the second interview, I was told to wait to see if anyone else could meet with me on the team. No one was able to jump on the interview so the HR associate informed me that I would receive an email to move to the second round of interviewing in the next few days. I emailed an inquiry regarding the status a few days later and was sent an email informing me that they were still working on getting everything scheduled. If your company is no longer interested in a candidate simply inform them by email, it’s not that hard and a bit unprofessional in my opinion to be so unresponsive. During this time I interviewed with another company and had over three rounds of interviews. I was offered a job within two weeks. The other companies HR staff was very responsive and made sure I knew that I was a valued candidate and also where I was in the hiring process. My suggestion to the Simply Hired HR staff is to make sure you follow up with candidates regarding the interviewing process. Otherwise you will end up losing qualified candidates that would probably be a great fit for the company. The overall interviewing process was good prior to coming in for the interview but extremely poor without any follow up with me as a candidate during the hiring process.   1 Answer
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Simply Hired in August 2014.

    Interview

    I first received a call from the HR associate, who went over my profile, salary expectations, possible date of joining etc. I was told I will next receive a call from the VP of Marketing. I instead received a call from another recruiter who helps screen for these roles, as opposed to the SVP. My hiring process ended there, thankfully.

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    • My resume states that I have over 5 years of experience at a certain company in a certain role. The 2nd interviewer wanted to know extremely basic details, for example, tell me how you add a set of keywords to an account, which is not a test of skill. The questions were too generic, for example, how would you optimize an account. I think there was no interview prep from the interviewers stand point. I can safely say this because I was a former interviewer myself and interviewed individuals for the same role. Ideally, present the candidate with an example, "lets say I am company X and my product is Y, XYZ is the website's URL. Can you take a look at this and let me know what your keyword list would look like." I would have liked to be quizzed on account-level strategy as opposed to general questions on how to generate a keyword list, etc.   1 Answer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Fairly quick process and base pay is fair, not a complicated process and it was fairly easy and all in all. Several phone screens as well. Interviews were simple and to the point as I've mentioned more than once here

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    minimal

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    Associate Content Solution Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Simply Hired.

    Interview

    Applied online. Recruiter contacted me through email and I asked me when I was available for a phone interview. We set up a phone interview with the hiring manager for a Wednesday. The hiring manager called me on the scheduled time. He asked me a few technical questions which were difficult to answer. Actually I could not answer most of them. He was going through my resume with me. After the interview he wanted to schedule an on-site interview on Thursday or Friday. I could not schedule for Thursday or Friday because I told him I would be on vacation. He said if hire someone before then he would not bring me any more. I was only in Hawaii for a week and contacted the recruiter again and Simply Hired did not want to schedule another on-site interview with me because they decided to go with another candidate that has been in the process. It has been about a month and the job is still posted on their site.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Simply Hired (Sunnyvale, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online. A few email exchanges for the first phone screen. Afterwards I got called into their main office. Short tour after I arrived. During the in-person interview I met with all the team leads--it wasn't really a dialog and felt really rushed. The drill is this: Lead comes in, gives a short introduction, you give yours, then you get an algorithm question. It was a little frustrating because my experience had little to do with the interview content.

    Interview Questions

    • Just algorithm questions; bubble sort, time-tallying from a log file, substring/position matching (without using built-in functions)   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Simply Hired (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Dropped the resume and been contacted by their recruiter for a phone screen. The interviewer asked me two coding questions over the phone, which I solved pretty quickly. The screen finished in ~15 minutes. I thought I would be denied but I got an onsite. I met an engineer, the hiring manager, the director and their CEO in the morning. In the afternoon, they extended an offer to me, but the package is below what I expected.

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  8. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Simply Hired in November 2013.

    Interview

    Phone Screening

    Interview Questions

    • Interviewer asked about my current project. She failed to understand my project (interviewers from other companies do understand it and were impressed!) and said "I don't exactly understand your work and strengths, you are not good fit for this position". Then she went on to ask me few basic algorithmic questions which I did it with O(n) time complexity, she was not at all interested in solution and said this trick will work but it is not correct solution. Through out the phone call she made it a point to convey that I am not a good fit (I felt she had already considered someone and my interview was just a formality.) Waste of time for both of us!   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Data Science Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Simply Hired (Sunnyvale, CA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    The interview questions are all about data science, especially in information retrieval.

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  10. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Simply Hired (Sunnyvale, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    On site interview was delayed for an hour for a 2 hour time slot which they apologized profusely. One interviewer was late, rude, unprepared and seemed irritated that his morning was interrupted by an interview. Not everyone was like this.

    Interview Questions

    • Not so much a question as a statement. "You should have looked at the product before the interview"   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Worst interview ever, the interviewer ask me one open-ended problem, but what he want to see is if I can come up with the exact same solution that he has.

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