I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Abc Sewing Machine (Orange, CA) in December 2008.
The hiring manager had the primary role and didn't have me talk to anyone other than H.R. The H.R interview was perfunctory and routine and I had the feeling they used the same format for all levels of employees from high school first job candidates to people with many years experience. For example, even though I have an MBA they still gave me a spelling test.
Negotitaions were not tolerated well. They never moved off their first offer and never responded to my rationale for more. It became "take it or leave it" which was not a nice way to start. But I really needed the job.
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