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Wolters Kluwer
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis was asked...August 10, 2010

In an environment of layoffs and restructuring, how do you keep your team motivated?

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Be open and honest if their roles are in jeopardy. Understand their concerns and answer their questions as best you can. If you do not know, say so. Keep them busy, and involved in important work. Less

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Stay positive, and focus on the work at hand. Keeping busy on important work helps people realize what they are doing is important. An ideal mind is the devil's.... well, you know the old saying. Be sure the physical environment is welcoming. In summer, raise the blinds, clean the common areas of papers and clutter. You will be amazed how much better things look when you take 10 short minutes a day to make the physical environment look better. The sun is out, blue skies, and maybe it's not so bad here. Let people vent. If you are not holding 1-on-1 meetings, then start. Hear people out. Be honest about what you can talk about. Don't sugar coat anything, but give those more junior to you some context and a bigger view. Sure some people will be laid off, but most will remain. Opportunity to do different things will become available. Sure you will work harder, but you will learn, growth, and build your reputation for having a level head in complex times. Lastly, have a plan. Know what you will do as a manager if you have to layoff 1,2 or 3 people. Know how the work will move around. This will allow you act quickly and decisively should things come to that. Having a manager who looks in charge because they already thought it through will go a long way. Less

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Osage Bio Energy

How to calculate the NPV of a new opportunity

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haha, NPV is basic for a Financial Manager, If you wanna do it exactly you have to llok at expected interest rate for your period, then calculate the Cash flow of future years ,then discount them by geometrical average of interest rate. Less

ProBuild

Give examples of market forces in this industry?

Honeywell

Tell me about a time when you received poor feedback on your performance. What was it and how did you handle it?

Vapotherm

-Questions were primarily behavioral in nature (tell me about how you would handle unexpected and high-priority requests while managing multiple projects/assignments, strengths/weaknesses, tell me about a time where you disagreed with a co-worker, etc.) -A psychometric/personality test was given (DiSC & Gallup StrengthFinders 2.0)

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-STAR structure using short anecdotes from prior experience -Test for personality assessment was really interesting, answer truthfully as the company uses the results to assess cultural fit Less

GEICO

Mainly discuss your past experience and how that makes you fit into the role. Also talked about behavioral questions to see how you work as a part of the team. Keep in mind that GEICO is a very friendly company with a great work-life balance. It's good to be competitive, but show more of teamwork spirit, get the job done, and be friends with colleagues after work, instead of willing to work 80 hours a week and stepping on other people's head to get promoted - not gonna work.

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I have been so busy the past 2 years with my school and internship work. Work-life balance is exactly what I'm looking for. So I just illustrated how I was able to work under pressure & handle multiple tasks & stay curious, while currently pursuing a peaceful life - get a pet, come back to gym, etc. Less

H E B

They asked a LOT of "tell me a time when" type questions. The number of questions asked was why I put difficult.

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Be prepared with examples of times when you did stuff, be able to relate it to HEB and their mission. Less

Allegiant Air

Study the company 10k and know the products and balance sheet.

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Can you elaborate a bit on what you need to know from their 10K? And also what sort of "logic questions" were asked during the phone interview? Thank you. Less

Leidos

What salary are you looking for?

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Don’t say anything in the high six figure range because you will hear crickets and the conversation will end shortly because this is a low paying position. Less

Hiscox

How do your skills fit with the job requirements?

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I described my skills, which were a great fit.

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