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- Chicago, IL
- 51 to 200 Employees
- Company - Private
- Business Consulting
- $100 to $500 million (USD)
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"A wonderful firm with caring colleagues and culture and great client impact"
ProsChance to have a positive impact every day Working on important Who questions Stimulating environment with brilliant colleagues
ConsWorking from home is not for everyone, less face to face time
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InterviewThis was hands-down the weirdest interview I have ever done. This was the 2nd round of interviews, after an initial 30 min phone screening. The 2nd interview was scheduled to take 1 hour. The first question the interviewer asked was "What are some of your strengths at work?" which I answered in detail. Immediately after that question, she asked "What are some of your other strengths?" which I attempted to answer, although I felt awkward being asked the same question twice in a row. Predictably the next question was "What are some of your weaknesses at work?" which was again followed by the same question - "What are some of your other weaknesses?" At this point, the interviewer told me that she was sensing my discomfort with the nature of the questions, and I explained that the questions seemed repetitive. She said the repetitive questions were part of their process, and if I make it to the next round of interviews I should expect a 3+ hour 'deep dive' interview session with questions relating to my childhood, my parents, and my family life. At this point I became extremely uncomfortable with the interview process, because I have never been asked to elaborate on any personal details for an administrative role. I told the interviewer that I felt questions like that were inappropriate and invasive, and she responded that she had never received any feedback like that before. Given that ghSMART is a privately owned company, this interview raised major concerns surrounding privacy and equal employment opportunities. What is preventing the ghSMART recruiters from blanketly declining anyone who comes from a difficult childhood? And more importantly - why would they ever need to know that information? What exactly does my mother or father have to do with my ability to perform an administrative role? I considered this interview a blessing overall, since it saved me from what I can only imagine is a completely un-hinged 3-hour long 3rd interview. Maybe in the future they can just call my therapist directly and save me the time.Interview
"What are some of your strengths at work?" "What are some of your other strengths?" "What are some of your weaknesses at work?" "What are some of your other weaknesses?" "What was your childhood like?" "What are your mother and father like?"Answer Question
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ghSMART Awards & Accolades
- Vault Consulting 50 (#6), Vault/Firsthand, 2023
- Best Boutique Consulting Firms (#1), Vault/Firsthand, 2023
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Does ghSMART offer unlimited time off?
...Working from home is not for everyone, less face to face time...
April 28, 2023
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