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U.S. Cellular Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Aug 3, 2017
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    Sr. Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in June 2017.

    Interview

    There were 3 steps involved with the interview process. The first one was with HR, second one with hiring manager followed by a technical interview. They were all scheduled on separate days.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Went over resume and asked about salary expectation.   Answer Question
    • Technical interview was mostly about call flows related to 4G LTE and troubleshooting scenarios.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Public Affairs and Media Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interview started off with a call from their HR team. I was highly disappointed after speaking with their HR team and really hoped it was an outside recruiting company. I later found out they were with the company. He kept pressing me to know how much money I wanted to make, what my last salary was, and the exact number of months I worked at my past jobs. He also asked me about bonuses at my last position and then told me "Oh wait...you probably weren't there long enough to get one..." (I was laid off...believe me, I wish I was still there.) After that phone interview I was very put off, but he scheduled a time for me on the spot to interview with the director. I was hoping this call went better.

    A few days later I had a phone interview with the director. She told me about the company and explained a little more of the position. She wanted to hear my background, and didn't ask very many questions. It was great to learn more about the company and the team I would have been working with. It worried me when she kept talking about how remote their locations were and kept stressing this, though. I was told I would hear back in 3+ weeks for an in-person if they decided to move forward.

    Two days after this interview, I left for a vacation out of the country, not worried because I was told it would take multiple weeks for them to schedule the next interview if they chose to move forward. While I was on vacation, I was checking my email sporadically, but it was hard because Wifi was rare. One day, I got multiple emails from them scheduling an in-person interview for me and telling me they needed me to respond. All those emails came in the same day...

    When I responded and told them I was out of the country, I was able to schedule an interview for the next week. When I got back home to the USA I also received the 3 voicemails she left telling me she needed confirmation on the interview. Those three voicemails and three emails all came on the same day and that seemed a little intense to me.

    For my in-person interview, it was FOUR HOURS. The email said "each interview will be 15 minutes unless otherwise noted below". The only 15 minute portion was meeting with the HR guy before the interviews actually started. The rest were an hour each. I had a meeting with both managers and the director. I kept stressing that I was looking for a company to grow with and continue to learn and challenge myself. Every time I said I wanted to grow, they got a panicked look and I was flat out told "Uh yeah..there's no way to grow here. After your position would be the manager and then the director. The manager has been here for 13 years and the director has been here for 9, so unless they leave, you don't have any options." As soon as I was told that, I decided that was not the job for me. Both managers that I interviewed with and the director were extremely nice and very welcoming, but the fact that there is no room for growth at all was a concern. Also, they use pre-printed sheets of questions and need to jot down a problem you encountered, what you did, and the outcome. It's awkward for everyone because they're just reading questions off a sheet.

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call from an in-house recruiter about a week later. After the initial phone screening, a phone interview was set up for later that day, and then the following day a formal interview was set up for the following week. In total, I spoke with three different people: an internal recruiter, the manager, and the head of the department.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you implemented any benefit programs? Describe a difficult conversation you've had to have with an employee and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question

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    U S Cellular Supply Chain Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed for an office position at US Cellular corporate. Consisted of a phone screen with Human Resources, three 30 minute back-to-back phone interviews, and a two hour on-site interview. I drove four hours to my interview and four hours back. Less than a week later I received an automated, canned rejection email. No call, no feedback, just "While your background is impressive, we have elected to move forward with other candidates at this time." I received no response to my request for feedback either. The team was friendly during the interviews but this was highly inconsiderate to the amount of time and effort I put in.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked questions surrounding my background as listed on my resume.   Answer Question

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    Administrative Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted by an in house recruiter to see if I was interested in the position. By the end of the week we had a phone screening. I had in person interviews the following week and was offered a position less than two weeks from initial contact. There was some confusion as I was required to formally complete an online application after the phone screen, which then initiated their automated HireVue online interview process, but I was cleared of this after speaking with the recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • General background questions about my experience. How do I handle different types of conflict. What programs I am experienced with and how I currently utilize them. Specific questions about types of large, long term projects I have led and the different groups who contributed to them.   Answer Question

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    It took probably 3 months. Many phone interviews, 3 hours onsite with three different people, had to take a day off of work. I never heard from them again, even after I asked about the progress. Very rude.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical questions, nothing too hard. Do you need a Powerpoint to present?   Answer Question

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    Purchasing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 3 different people... I can understand the first two. The first person was the Manager of the Purchasing department and the second person was the supervisor of that department, but the third person was not even a part of that department/team. He didn't have an idea what the day to day functions were for the purchasing department. I never received a phone call or e-mail regarding feedback, I assumed I didn't get the position because I never received follow up. After checking the "application status" tool on the employers website, it is still listed as "contact for the initial interview" which was listed before the actual in person interview. Employer should send feedback to all who have interviewed for an actual position.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions... how would you handle this situation? It seemed like all three asked the same set of behavioral questions back to back.   Answer Question
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    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I found the job on one of the job boards and applied online. The same day that I applied I received a notification email that I was selected to move to the first step. The first step was a video interview, which I received a link for the next day. I didn't hear anything for six weeks. However, at the six week mark I was told that I would move on to the second round, which was a phone interview. After the phone interview two days later, I didn't hear anything for a week, then I got an in person interview and two weeks later I received an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Targeted interview in STAR format.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    They emailed me that they were interested in talking with me. I passed an initial phone interview and then scheduled an in-person interview a week or so after. I was offered the position two weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions weren't too difficult. Very run of the mill. Most difficult were questions about how you thought your personal in-class experience could relate to your work as an intern.   1 Answer

  10. Helpful (1)  

    RF Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at U.S. Cellular (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Not very difficult. They're more interested in your personality to ensure you're a good fit with others. It took about a total of two weeks. Phone interview followed by 2 in person interviews. They interviewers were very nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you face such and such hardship in a group setting. How did you react? What was the out come?   Answer Question

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