Mission: To make kitchens safer and smarter for our customers and their employees.
Be the best and the biggest provider of smart back-of-house kitchen systems to the global food service industry. Make difficult tasks safe, smart and sustainable for our customers, their ...
I have been working at Restaurant Technologies full-time (Less than a year)
Great pay and travel time is awesome. Great opportunities to make it further in the company. I'd recommended this job to a lot of people.
Communication between certain depos aren't the same as others. Some training isn't completed the way it should be because of time frames and communications.
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Restaurant Technologies (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2016.
I applied online and received an email from the corporate recruiter after only a few days to set up a time for a phone interview. I prepared extensively for the interview and was more than ready for the call.
The recruiter called at the appropriate time and was very pleasant. He immediately asked what I knew about the company, and I was more than ready. After a few minutes of talking about RTI's operations, mission, and strategy, we jumped into my resume and background. We went over everything, especially my several years of management experience.
After that, he asked if I had any questions for him and I had many prepared. I followed up on things that he had mentioned about the position or company, and did a great job of keeping the conversation from turning into an interrogation with typical questions/answers only. It went well, and the whole interview was over after about 45 minutes. He promised to follow up with me either way within 2-3 days.
I was EXTREMELY surprised when he emailed 2 days later saying that they weren't interested. As in, I actually can't believe that I didn't get a second interview. I have a very hard time believing that I wasn't qualified and that there were multiple people who did better than me or had more experience. I'm not cocky or overconfident, either. There are times when you know you shouldn't get a job or maybe something's a bit of a reach, and times when you know you're qualified. If this was just the initial phone screen and they were planning on interviewing 4 or 5 people in person, I literally can't believe that I didn't make the cut.
A few things did stand out to me that make me question what their plan is:
- When I asked why they were looking to fill this position, he said that it was due to a mis-hire. The previous person was just the wrong guy for the job and he ended up hiring a bunch of friends and letting the depot go downhill.
- The recruiter mentioned that their interview process has changed recently. The current structure is: phone interview, in-person interview at a depot, and corporate interview in Minneapolis. The last stage seems a bit extreme, especially for what is essentially a middle management position. He even mentioned that if the CEO was available, he would meet with potential candidates.
- The recruiter hardly asked any follow-up questions about my experience, other than to go over the basics of my resume. He asked very little about my management experience, in particular.
All of these things make me think that they're looking for a "perfect" candidate that doesn't exist. I think they're gun-shy about hiring the wrong person, and it looks like several other people on glassdoor have had that experience. I get the impression that they're not actually looking to hire for the position any time soon, and their interview process reflects that belief.
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