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What is the interview process like?

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One phone interview, two in person interviews. I was an out of state candidate and they asked me to come back for a second in person interview (executive position). I asked if they would consider doing it via Skype because it would be difficult to get off work again, plus use vacation time to come back and interview. They said that was not possible, so I went ahead and took more time off work. The second in-person interview was literally 10 minutes and the hiring manager's boss just asked me about my hobbies and interests, nothing about the job or your typical interview questions. A few days later I got an email telling me they were doing away with the position entirely and weren't hiring anyone. I felt a little put out because that second interview could have easily been done via Skype and saved me vacation time and suspicion from my current employer that I was looking for a new job. Not to mention the fact that they didn't even hire someone for the job, they just decided after putting myself and other interviewees (I'm assuming) through 3 rounds of interviews just to decide not to hire for the position at all.

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It depends on the job you are applying for. For simplicity I will classify into 3 levels.

Level 1: This is any type of production position; Most of the time it is just a simple and laid back one-time interview with Production Manager and/or Area Coordinator. Can sometimes involve going out on the floor to witness the job first hand. Sometimes Level 1 requires an initial phone screen but only if there are a high volume of applicants.

Level 2: This is more office/clerical positions. (Possibly Area Coordinators or Team Leads but those are rarely ever hired in they are mostly just promoted from within) There will most likely be 2-3 interviews for a Level 2 position. The first being a phone interview and the second being on site with any supervisors or team members the position may deal with. There could also be an additional follow-up interview but that is not common.

Level 3: This is for any higher up type position. This interview process is very drawn out and meticulous. Minimum of 2-3 interviews with no definite maximum. LOTS of questions about your past experience and expertise. And for good reason, these jobs cannot be given out to just anyone. The hiring manager needs t know that the applicant they select is qualified and will benefit the company.

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Very laid back and comfortable interview

Answered - TEAM LEADER/FLOATER-UTILITY (Former Employee) - Waco, TX

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Exciting! Promising! Not realistic

Answered - Home Sales Consultant (Former Employee) - Pound, VA

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Very tedious and meticulous process. It takes up to 3 months to get hired on. Excessive interviewing, sometimes can be a good things and sometimes unnecessary.

Answered - Senior Home Consultant (Current Employee) - Muskogee, OK

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Basic. Not much different than anywhere else.

Answered - Utility Worker (Current Employee) - Rutledge, TN

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Basic. Not really concerned with abilities as much as they are with the individual.

Answered - Utility Worker (Current Employee) - Rutledge, TN

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3 interviews; first on the phone, and two face to face with supervisors from the department....a lot of questions. Be prepared.

Answered - Lead Generation Specialist (Current Employee) - Maryville, TN

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