Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Helpful (1)No OfferNo Offer
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week – interviewed at Alpaytac, Inc. (Chicago, IL (US)).
I was introduced to the position by a recruiter. The recruiter had to make several attempts to schedule the interview. Once it was scheduled, I received a call from the recruiter 1 hour before the interview stating that the Senior VP needs to reschedule the interview. I was already on my way down to meet her. I was extremely turned off by the lack of professionalism. I felt that I could not work for an employer so disorganized and unequipped at prioritizing her schedule. Wasting my time is not acceptable.
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- No OfferEasy InterviewNo OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Alpaytac, Inc. (Chicago, IL (US)) in December 2012.
I sent an email to the general HR email on the website and was contacted a month later for an in-person interview. Walking in I didn't like the atmosphere. Everyone was working right in front of where I was waiting, and they were gossiping with each other so that I could hear everything. It just seemed unprofessional to me. The interviewers were nice and the position seemed like you would learn a lot if you wanted PR experience. I withdrew my candidacy, however, because the pay was way too low for the hours worked. It was a monthly stipend and you were expected to work full-time hours with some overtime. This was unrealistic especially with the city expenses.
- All of the questions were pretty straightforward. We just went over the highlights of my resume. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Alpaytac, Inc. (Chicago, IL (US)).
Phone interview and in person interview. Just went through my resume both times. Both fairly easy and relatively short. 20 mins/ea.
- Typical interview question. Name one time you were faced with an obstacle and how you overcame it. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Ridiculously low pay, didnt seem right.