I worked at The Conference Board full-time (Less than a year)
work life balance, non-profit culture and focus
limited growth opportunities, low pay
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Conference Board (New York, NY) in March 2017.
This position is a little more (but not by much) than a customer service/sales support position, but the company interviews as though it was a managerial/executive director position. I had to do online research on a company they wanted to approach and the skills evaluation included a PowerPoint presentation I had to create that would be used to introduce The Conference Board to an executive who might not know the product. I met with 8 people in total through the whole process, which took two weeks. If you're OK with doing what amounts to free work that you would be paid for as a consultant, this is the interview of your dreams. If not, I would think twice about applying for this position. I had to pull apart spreadsheets and do hours of analysis for the PowerPoint presentation which basically solved a problem for them - if not in this instance, then somewhere down the road. Consultants bill (and get paid for) that kind of problem-solving. The people I interviewed with were nice, but it doesn't take 8 people to make this kind of decision. All in all, it was a time waste for me that I wouldn't do again, or advise anybody else to do, either.
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