Mission: Excelacom was founded with one driving vision; a vision of people working together around the globe to create a community of business exports and technologists in support of our client’s mission in the evolving digital economy. Our mission is to position ourselves as a ...
I have been working at Excelacom full-time
Manager level staff have great responsibilities. They are expected to generate new business and maintain client relationships. Compared to larger consulting companies, much more opportunity to move up as a Manager.
Some staff without consulting experience do not always grasp the expectations of consulting.
Advice to Management
Focus future experienced hiring on people with consulting experience so they can help mentor junior staff who may not be aware of what it's like to work in consulting.
I applied online. I interviewed at Excelacom (Denver, CO) in April 2017.
Initial phone screen with Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant which was pleasant. Second phone interview was more in depth, lasted about 45 minutes. Great conversation and very informative. I learned a lot about the company and was intrigued about the idea of consulting.
Set up a secondary, in person interview for two weeks later.
I was then asked to fill out an incredibly long (15 pages in total), tedious and redundant application form. All of the answers to the questions asked can be found directly on my resume and some detailed questions were asked multiple times.
Example - List all of the computer hardware and software I've had experience with? How about take a look at my resume?
Example - On one page they asked me to list my former employers - job title, company name and address, salary, dates worked, reason for leaving, etc. On the VERY next page when asking for my professional references, they asked me to list all of this information again!
Example - Asking for the physical addresses of my PERSONAL references? Why on earth do you need that information? Now you expect me to track down each of my three references to get their personal addresses? Get real, I’m not applying for a job with the FBI. Please, stop wasting my time.
If you’re trying to “weed out” applicants, it’s working.
It’s a complete waste of my time to spend several hours filling out all of this information when 90% of it can be found on my resume, which I worked very hard on. This sends a message that this company doesn’t even bother to read people’s resumes or respect the time and effort that went into creating those resumes.
They ask for detailed answers and then give you TINY boxes to squeeze your answers in, then they expect you to create additional documents with longer answers and attach to the already EXTREMELY long, repetitive and mostly useless application. I'm sorry, but my time is much more valuable than that and frankly, it’s disrespectful to expect me to jump through all of these hoops just to APPLY for a job at your company. I can’t imagine what kind of things I’d be asked to do if I actually worked here.
Additionally, the company asks you to attend a Company Overview prior to or after your interview. Again, this is something that should happen AFTER you are hired. I should be able to get at least a short company overview in my interview process. I should not be asked to “show up early” or “stay late after your interview” to listen to a company presentation, considering I’m not even an employee of your company yet. STOP WASTING MY TIME!
If the application and interview process are indicative of the company culture and style, this is definitely NOT a place I want to work.
These red flags prompted me to come to Glassdoor and read the reviews. Oh my! The negative reviews on here are the nails in the coffin for me. No thanks.
I withdrew my application because I would rather not jump through all sorts of difficult hoops just to apply for a job at company with this many bad reviews. I’m a Tech Professional with nearly 20 years experience in the field, not a recent college graduate, desperate for a job.
Please respect people’s time, and stop taking yourselves so seriously and acting like candidates owe you something. We don’t, and you’re not developing a cure for cancer.
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