I worked at AOA (More than 8 years)
Lots of opportunity to collaborate with awesome people
Direction of organization is sometimes unclear
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AOA (Chicago, IL) in March 2016.
Thought this was a good place through the interview process...but not anymore.
After the phone interview they invited me in for an in-person (one-on-one). Following that interview, I was invited back for a longer interview with three other members of the team. After the interview, they let me know that that was the extent of the interview process. I then received a phone call from HR saying I was a top candidate and they asked for me to complete an assignment. They then sent me the assignment to complete over the weekend, which I completed and submitted early (on a holiday weekend to top it off).
After submitting the assignment and feeling very confident after hearing the kind words said previously, I waited for a response. Nothing for the first week so I sent a followup email. No response. In the second week, I left a voicemail asking the next steps and a general followup. No response to the voicemail. In the third week, I sent another followup email asking if I was even still being considered for the position (with each of these I still was very excited for the next steps and let them know my interest). At this point I didn't even care if I didn't get an offer, I just wanted a single response from someone. After that third week, I gave up and switched my search elsewhere.
The experience itself was smooth and everyone seemed friendly. However, by being completely ignored after investing so much time in the process it felt like such a slap in the face and I would not want to work for them even if they came to me now with an offer. The complete disregard for the time and days off I took for this position to be ignored was shocking for a company that claimed to be "progressive and more with the times."
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