I enjoyed doing what I was assigned.
I was working remote and mostly by myself.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Alcatel-Lucent (Greenwood Village, Arapahoe, CO) in October 2012.
I was hired through a contracting agency. I just happen to know the regional manager and he hired me as soon as he recognized my name. He is a great guy and I knew since he was in charge that it would be a good job.
There was no negotiation phase, I took their first offer.