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Verizon Director Interview Questions

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Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Basking Ridge, NJ
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Verizon (Basking Ridge, NJ) in January 2016.

Interview

Interviewed with HR numerous times, finally talked to hiring manager. Wanted an onsite ASAP but could;t work it out that fast. Did an onsite a few weeks later with the head of HR, HR rep, hiring manager and two others. Not real difficult questions, hiring manager seemed to run out of steam half-way through, very conversational. Didn't directly answer a lot of detailed questions about the position, wouldn't let me meet the team I would be managing. The worst part was their overall treatment in the recruiting process. As an executive recruit I have never been treated so poorly. They did not pay all my expenses for travel, no one greeted me at my hotel and afterwards, there was no communication from HR for over a month. They were obviously keeping me on the hook until another candidate accepted, but never called or emailed to tell me to hold on. In the end when they did, they lied and said it took 4 weeks to catch up with the interviewers instead of telling me the truth. I wouldn't have taken the position anyway after that treatment. If that's how they treat executive candidates, I can't imagine what it's like to work there.

Interview Questions

  • How you handle particular situations. All the questions were situational. Many were repeated in different questions. Very formal.   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Verizon

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Verizon in December 2014.

    Interview

    Very quick succession of interviews including 1:1 and panel interviews. Then no response to emails, phone calls or other inquiries for 4 months. Obviously not interested in follow up to their investment in time and resources interviewing candidates.

    Interview Questions


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Verizon.

    Interview

    Very rigorous interview process. HR is driving it to be 100% behavioral-based. Questions have been standardized for each job title. Recruiters are overloaded and very slow to respond. So are the HR Business Partners.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked four separate times if EVRYTHING on my application was truthful. And then they came back and compared what I told them with what was on my application and what the background check showed, even for very minor discrepancies. Not unusual to have to provide a W2.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is limited room to negotiate. I had very high leverage and only got an additional $5k/year + $10k signing bonus.


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Verizon.

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out via LinkedIn; set up phone screen to review position, location, skills; phone screen w/ a panel of 4 team members; follow up via phone w/ hiring manager.

    Interview Questions


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Verizon (Basking Ridge, NJ) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I had difficulty understanding the VP leading the Process Improvement group - although personable, heavy accent and sometimes mumbled. He basically did a bait and switch with me - told the recruiter he was interested in me for one position then when I interviewed with him - he told me the position was filled and asked if I was interested in lower level position - he also did this with other candidates I spoke with - seemed to be his MO. Interestingly, the position he told me that was filled is still being posted on the Verizon site, the Glassdoor site and others. In addition, someone I know took a job under him and he said the hiring VP lied (yes he used that term) to him about the level of the role and once he got on board he found out otherwise. Told him he would be a director and when he came on board he was listed as manager and now is in a cube for first time in 20 years.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Lack of integrity of the hiring VP. Could not see myself working for someone I could not trust.


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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Basking Ridge, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Verizon (Basking Ridge, NJ) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Phone and on site with senior team only. Try to speak with peers or direct reports to get a better understanding of the work environment.
    Most communications go through human resources.
    Difficult to negotiate salary. Verizon will ask to see your paycheck or W2 to verify your current salary.
    Drug testing and background checks made.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral interview questions. Same questions used for all candidates.   1 Answer

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Verizon (Washington, DC) in March 2011.

    Interview

    IT was a long process where I met with every member of the senior team. I was asked questions about my background and prior work experience, my educational qualifications, my work experiences in the position I was at the time and other questions.

    Interview Questions

    • One key question asked was what I understood to be the policy environment that the company was working in and what major changes would come down the pike in a few years.   Answer Question

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Verizon (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    It was conducted as a panel interview with 5 people including senior leader; peers and human resources. Primarily behavioral questions were asked and rotated among panel. There were two technology specific questions. It took about and hour and 15 minutes

    Interview Questions

    • what in your experience and education qualifies you for this position   Answer Question

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Verizon (Thousand Oaks, CA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    Panel of HR, Area President, and SVP. Structured and scored.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you motivate a high perfroming team?   1 Answer
    • Regualtory issue, situational.   1 Answer

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