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PBS Systems Interview Questions

Interviews at PBS Systems

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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at PBS Systems.

    Interview

    Spoke to GM at Mississagua office. Very friendly and knowledgeable.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Support Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PBS Systems.

    Interview

    1st round is phone call with HR
    2nd round is with program manager and team lead
    It is easy and non technical. The interview lasted for 30 minutes. Interviewers were friends and made me feel comfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions. Soft skills acquired in previous job.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Infomatics Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PBS Systems (Calgary, AB) in December 2020.

    Interview

    Impromptu phone interview with HR and then they scheduled video interview. Neither of the managers on the call had their video up. I mentioned that and they made feeble excuses. I found it disrespectful to expect only me to show my face. Also, didn't appreciate being lied to. He said his was cam was broken. You have been WFH for 6 months and have broken equipment? Not buying it. They also seemed highly disorganized. At the end I asked their timeline for making a decision. He said midJanuary. She said that is when the person would start, but that they would make the decision at the end of the next week...which was Christmas eve and Christmas day, so they obviously wouldn't be working. Bizarre. I got the rejection email Jan 6.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if we asked you to do something unethical?   1 Answer
    • What do you do if your boss is wrong?   1 Answer

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PBS Systems.

    Interview

    Interview process was easy and smooth. Intro interview with HR, interview with supervisor the following week, then a job offer a couple days later. Unfortunately what HR had told me and what the supervisor had told me regarding flexibility were different (HR: start 7am, Supervisor: start 7am or as late as 8pm ).

    The offer included no vacation time for the first year. I requested 1 week vacation for the first year and a flexible start time for late morning (based on the supervisors information) in a counter offer. These requested items were left open ended and only conversations were being requested so it would be a fair and equal negotiation. Once the counter offer was sent, they immediately retracted the offer.

    They do not seem to be flexible as they stated and offers seem to be non-negotiable based on my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to go back in time what would you tell yourself about your strengths/weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • Tell me something about yourself not included on your resume?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PBS Systems (Auckland, Auckland (New Zealand)) in January 2019.

    Interview

    introduce yourself first, Tell them why hiring you, tell them your recent contribution to the team, Talk about your strengths and weaknesses,Tell them how you deal with the conflict between work and family, checking your visa

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Forms Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PBS Systems (Calgary, AB) in February 2017.

    Interview

    One On Phone Interview with HR Manager and then One In person Interview with the department manager you applied in. The interview was not that hard and they are always hiring as everyone gets better job and leaves them.

    Interview Questions


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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PBS Systems (Calgary, AB) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Call from HR and then a face to face interview. Two managers in the room with me. Overall it was quite simple. Not very intimidating and quite relaxed. It was more like a conversation to gauge my personality and how i would fit with the company.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Training Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PBS Systems (Calgary, AB) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly standard process. Had two seperate on the phone interviews, one with HR and one with the program manager, as well as one in person with two managers. Overall quite intensive but nothing out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions

    • What out of your prior experience do you think prepares you for this role?   Answer Question

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    Chief Bottle-washer, Scoundrel and Millennium Falcon Guru Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PBS Systems (Calgary, AB) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interviewer sent an email confirming the time and date to call me. At 5-7 minutes after the scheduled time I had to call into the PBS Systems offices to get a hold of my interviewer. No apology - maybe a test to see how resourceful I could be in dialing a number rather than clicking a mouse.
    The next 5-10 minutes were spent reviewing my resume; basically confirming all the stuff I had listed.

    The discussions around both compensation range and hiring time frames were non-committal. The politically correct scripted reply was either a low salary (highly likely) with higher bonus or a higher base (yeah, right) with a lower bonus. This doesn't really matter as the interviewer stated any compensation plan in place would change after 6 months. So the cup is half empty or half full?

    The person who interviewed me was fresh meat to the organization and went on about how lucky they were to find work at this company. No doubt, as I later found out on a social media site that PBS Systems staff turnover is fast and furious. Too many lame typical interview 101 questions were asked by the interviewer but no information was really shared about the role as my more pointed questions were deflected as "the hiring manager will answer those at the appropriate time". I felt the interviewer was challenged on being interviewed themselves and simply wanted short yes answers as responses. Maybe the interviewer was thinking about what to eat at lunch or at snack time rather than focus on the task at hand.

    My interviewer seemed somewhat annoyed when I mentioned their direct competition by name and rank (one of which is on my follow up interview list; Google is your friend) and that I asked them why PBS Systems was a better company to work for? In fact, the interviewer didn't seem to convey much knowledge about the company whatsoever. They did inform me that all their happy employees participated in a company sponsored annual convention. Really? I think the destination mentioned was Kansas so I clicked my heels to see if my journey was on the yellow brick road to OZ! I was right about a dark swirling cloud covering this experience. No Toto, this isn't Kansas but there is an evil witch on the other end of this phone line! That cackle you hear isn't a bad connection - it's just bad.

    Interview Questions

    • Where would you like to be in 5 years?   1 Answer
    • What prompted you to apply at PBS Systems?   1 Answer
    • Would it bother you if the company president was a foul mouthed buffoon who cheats his workers and openly favors family members who slack off and ride his coat tails at the expense of the other employees?   1 Answer
    • What can you bring to this position and to PBS Systems?   1 Answer

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