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2005 Apr 08

18:59gruelling 

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Three hours.

Five sessions.

Seven people.

One hell of an interview process.

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From:okana
Date:2005 Apr 09 - 01:11 (UTC)
Well, at least if they're willing to spend 20 man-hours grilling you, you must be a serious contender.
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From:unayok
Date:2005 Apr 09 - 03:15 (UTC)
Well, it wasn't that much. Not all 7 were there all the time. No more than 2 at any given time. But yes, I probably am under strong consideration. Whether that translates into getting the prize or not I won't know until Monday or Tuesday. It was an interesting and intense process.

unay

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From:bovil
Date:2005 Apr 09 - 06:59 (UTC)
That sounds like the way we do it... well, except for the three hours in one day part. We usually break the 3 hours over 3 different phases.

I don't know if this place is anything like us, though, in an important way. Large interview committees (5+) are a bad sign with us. It's a sign that there are a lot of people with their fingers in the pot, doing what people do with the pot.
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From:unayok
Date:2005 Apr 09 - 08:34 (UTC)
Two HR types, two developer/leads, two managers (the direct report, and his comrade on the other side of a pair of teams), and a vice-president.

No more than 2 at a time (the two devs, otherwise it was all one-on-one). The HR segments were fairly generic and short "here's what we're doing today, here's the paperwork", etc.

it wasn't bad. Just intense. I think they really want to make sure the fit is good and to make sure that I know something about how the company operates (it seems fairly supportive in many ways, but there's an emphasis on rapid response). COuld be an interesting place to work. On the whole, probably the other posting is a slightly better position (likely pays more), but this one is probably long term more interesting.

Of course, I don't know if either place will want me yet.

unay

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From:halex
Date:2005 Apr 09 - 15:00 (UTC)
Nothing but net :)