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Vice President of Infrastructure was asked...May 5, 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary in the first interview

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That's ridiculous. Knoll has quickly earned itself a reputation as being a "Contractor Meat Grinder". Management lacks the ability to build a cohesive team. I was witness to the infighting between engineering and management. How many contractors has Knoll (East Greenville) gone through in the past few years? Replace management or get used to talent avoiding you like the plague. Less

You were unfortunately window dressing for our new Global CIO to demonstrate going through a rigorous process. He hired his buddy that worked with him before at Aramark. Sounds like you have a better opportunity.. Don't take it out on the Knoll brand. The people at the company who have experience with the Knoll culture would never treat anyone like that. Our current Global CIO will be a short timer if he continues with his current customer service approach. Less


What is your track record of building, growing and mentoring best-in-class infrastructure operations and site reliability?

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I worked to solve a growing list of issues as the systems were deployed and as we operated in a 24/7 on-air environment had to make many changes quickly to restore service to viewers... Less


What is your experience with the process implementation and organization oversight experience including budgeting and cost control, platform alignment road mapping, personnel resource management, enterprise project management, and success tracking

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On the oversight end of things and in looking at the other business implications, my role at XYZ Corp was tasked with writing up issues / sharing solutions, training new staff on equipment, working with other departments to understand their needs, and provide project management of new productions or equipment being rolled out. My role was great as an opportunity to get to know and understand the business needs and then turn them into technology solutions for the company to utilize. I also have past managerial experience in training staff, hiring, and oversight of budgets in the workplace along with through my volunteer work where I have built up skills working in the community while finding cost-effective solutions with technology... Less


Describe some of the issues and challenges with transformation. What were the big challenges in hiring, how did you go about hiring, describe the biggest technical challenge.


"Can you talk about your hands on work vs time spent on people management"


Describe the worst mistake you made in your prior role, and how you resolved it.


Questions where specific to the job requirements


Mostly trying to get my current salary/salary requirements.


There were no difficult or fully unexpected questions. There were a few digressions onto the topic of the immediate outage and how I would handle it.


What is your approach to building a strategy

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