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Austin, TX
501 to 1000 employees
2014
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
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Crossover not only connects companies to the best, high-skill talent around the world, but also helps them manage, pay, and increase the productivity of that talent.

We believe that the best talent in the world is looking for long-term careers &ndash ... Read more

Mission: We are a mission-driven company, believing that by providing high paying jobs to the top talent around the world will transform the global society in a profound and positive way.

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    I have been working at Crossover for Work full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Remote and flexible schedule
    2. WorkSmart tool helps discovering productivity leaks

    Cons

    1. Discipline is required since you can be easily distracted from working
    2. Need to activate Crossover Worksmart tool as software tracker

    Advice to Management

    Provide benefits, career growth, and job security.

    Remote jobs are not a good fit for everyone. That said, if you're disorganized with your time management you will struggle to adjust to working remotely in the beginning.

    Keep up with the good work, maybe take some time to address current problems within the system instead of constantly pushing forward and progressing.

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    IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Crossover for Work (Glendale, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online. The process is done via eventbrite. You enter a "tournament" (this is a gimmick for mass online recruiting. Where you are one of hundred candidates around the world linked into a one-way Zoom conference call. They give a quick brief of what the process is and that they are screening for the "1%" to make it to the next level. In all there are 6 steps before you are hired. 1) Create a basic profile of yourself (you will add up doing this twice (once for Eventbrite and then again on the Crossover site (these will be the exact same steps and info requested on Everbrite), 2) technical screen which will consists of 10 questions. If you are PMP certified and Certified Scrum Master this will be easy as they are very basic questions. If you pass this technical screening you make to written evaluation. 3) Written evaluation is made of 8 tasks which is massive and at this point you beginning to wonder if this is really worth it. They will describe scenarios and give assignments which will require proprietary technology like Smartsheet (so if you don't have access or cannot get a trial access...well...you are scr#wed). I have listed the 8 questions below. 4) Meet your advocate. You talk to someone who decides if you should go to the "marketplace" or not. 5) You are placed on the Marketplace for 45 days and if no one (employers which will be Crossover's clients looking for an IT Project Manager) decides to select you, you are rejected. 6) If a hiring manager does like what they see you go through the whole hiring process for that employer again...This begs the question, if there is a slight to no chance that you will be selected while in the "Marketplace" and even when you do get selected and have to go through the hiring process again why spend 10 hours on a "tournament" (massive online recruiting)? Once I saw the written evaluation, I declined to continue the process realizing the man hours invented in the screening process is not worth it. I prefer to spend 6 hours with a 10-individual panel getting tested and cross examined (which I have done) because the 10 individuals are all so invented in the hiring process because they are spending their with you testing you. Crossover prefers to have one person spend 1 hour on Zoom (video conference where the audio and video feed is only one-way) explaining everything and then there will be 75 candidates spending 10 man hours hoping to be the next "1%"...yeah, thanks but no.

    Interview Questions

    • Summary
      One of the essential skills great IT Project Managers possess is the ability to craft complex project schedules clearly reflecting critical path while surfacing automated focused views for a variety of stakeholders and the team.
      In this exercise, you will present a Project Schedule.
      Scenario:
      You are a project manager who has been assigned leadership of a managed upgrade for a cloud hosted solution that provides clients a financial model to allocate and manage shared services costs. This solution requires bi-annual updates to the underlying model based on client configurations to tune it’s cost model.
      Your Assignment
      Create a project schedule.
      Instructions
      Create a modified waterfall project schedule using a trial version of smartsheet.com Leverage the managed upgrade scenario above. Provide a link to the “Publish - Read Only Full” view.
      Create a smartsheet “report” for a type of role (e.g. analyst, developer, tester). Provide a link to view.
      Create a smartsheet “dashboard” for the steering / sponsor committee. Provide a link to view.
      Create and attach to the project schedule a google document of assumptions made while creating the schedule.   Answer Question
    • Summary
      One of the essential skills great IT Project Managers possess is the ability to estimate the cost of a client facing project so that revenue margins are forecasted and then tracked through the life of the project.
      In this exercise, you will present a project cost estimate and tracking for the project.
      Scenario:
      You are a project manager who has been assigned leadership of a managed upgrade for a cloud hosted solution that provides clients a financial model to allocate and manage shared services costs. This solution requires bi-annual updates to the underlying model based on client configurations to tune it’s cost model.
      Your Assignment
      Create a cost estimate and step by step instructions for the team members in how to track costs.
      Instructions
      Create a cost estimate in total and by role for the project in question 1. It is your option to leverage Smartsheet or create a view using google sheets or document.
      Create a google document of assumptions made while creating the cost estimate.
      Create a google document outlining instructions to team members on how they are to track actuals against costs.   Answer Question
    • During an active sprint, who, into what artifact and in which ceremony is new work or further decomposition of work added to the Sprint Backlog?   1 Answer
    • Out of the box, with no customizations, Jira has four issue types (Epic, Story, Task, Sub-Task).
      Is there a natural hierarchy between these four issue types? If so, what is it and why?
      What are the guiding principles of when to use “Story” versus “Task”?   Answer Question
    • When given two or three equally viable paths to achieve an objective, how do you decide which path to follow?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about an important task or assignment that you delegated? How did you decide to delegate this assignment?   Answer Question
    • A Project Coordinator reporting to you is leading the activity of helping a team transition to using Kanban in Jira. What type of instructions do you provide your staff to accomplish this goal?   Answer Question
    • CCAT Test
      Please use the below link to complete the CCAT Test which is also mandatory in order to be considered for the final interview stage. Make sure you use your same name/email used to apply for this position. We will automatically look up your CCAT scores using this email address so it is vital the email addresses match.
      http://www.ondemandassessment.com/verify/apply/eBDeDmS/DhnwEbnT
      Note: If you’ve already taken CCAT with Crossover using the same email address, there is no need to take CCAT again. We will only count your first CCAT attempt with Crossover.
      Criteria Cognitive Aptitude Test
      The CCAT measures cognitive aptitude, or general intelligence. This test provides an indication of a subject’s ability to solve problems, digest and apply information, learn new skills, and think critically. Cognitive aptitude is one of the most accurate job predictors of job success for any position.
      In the space below, you may enter anything you like to submit the test.   Answer Question
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