I worked at Callison Architecture full-time
Great benefits, a wide range of project types to work on
Constant state of change around executive leadership left some of the corporate procedures a bit confused
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Callison Architecture (Seattle, WA) in April 2015.
Applied in February/March. Reached out to the recruiter through a mutual contact via e-mail. Heard back from the recruiter about a month later. Had both a phone and in-person interview in April.
Overall, questions were challenging but not impossible to answer. Definitely a strong focus on their leadership principles. Between both interviews I would have plenty of strong examples ready for each. The in-person interview had four people who rotated between me and three other candidates. The "bar raiser" was clear and more critical than the other three (which is to be expected).
Some negatives: There was one experience of mine on my resume that the bar raiser was pretty rude about as he did not feel it was relevant or significant and asked me why I put it on there. It was something that many employers actually find very beneficial so I thought his response to it was mostly due to his international background but overall I thought he was not simply critical, but rude.
Also, I found out online through my candidate profile that I had not been selected prior to them actually contacting me. This was a little negative as well, you just expect a little better from Amazon. Particularly if you're applying for a recruiting/HR position.
Overall, it was a slightly more challenging process in that the actual interview is about 5 hours long, the interviewers are pretty repetitive, and their questions are behavioral and specific yet broad at the same time so it can be hard to know what they are looking for. It wasn't horrible, however.
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