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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei Avanade für Group Manager/Solutions Architect

Vorstellungsgespräche bei Avanade

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Group Manager/Solutions Architect-Vorstellungsgespräch

Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Chicago, IL (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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Negative Erfahrung
Leichtes Gespräch

Bewerbung

Ich habe mich über einen Personalvermittler beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2013 bei Avanade (Chicago, IL (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

Vorstellungsgespräch

I first received a call from what was obviously a call center. The caller talked up the opportunity, took my salary requirements (this is important). And then assured me I'd be interviewing for a position within the tolerances of my requirements.

What followed were three phone screens and an in person spread out over the following four weeks.

The first "Skills Level 1" was a technical interview, though not a terribly in-depth one. I assumed this was the smoke test. The usual fluff questions you expect for the most junior of assessments. "Whats the difference between a stringbuilder and a string?", "What are the four principles of Object Oriented Programming?". These questions should tell the observer more about the interviewer than the interviewee. But that's all I'll say about that.

"Skills Level 2" was a little about development methodology. We talked about Scrum and managing people and how I'd run projects in the past. Actually this interview was pretty decent. It reminded me of how I interview candidates so maybe I'm biased. But it wasn't a vocabulary test it was an actual assessment of applied knowledge. Kudos to this interviewer.

At this point I get a call from a woman in HR. She's clearly a cheerleader for Avanade. She dropped what were clearly corporate buzzwords as much as possible. She asked weird questions like "Have you found the people you've spoken with to be 'passionate' developers?"

She droned on about herself mostly. About how much she'd brought to Avanade and how great her performance as a recruiter had been and how much money she was making for Avanade etc. This is really where I started to get a metallic taste in my mouth about the whole experience.

"Skills Level 3" was a little more of the same. These were cultural fit questions. As with level 1 and level 2 the travel requirement was stressed. No new ground was really covered here.

Before the next interview I get a call from the cheerleader again. This time she's talking with almost cultish admiration about my next interviewer. She insists that I study his linked in profile, that I'll be blown away by the guy's amazing credentials etc. It was pretty creepy.

And finally the "in person" (Which was done via teleconference). This was more of the cultural fit. Basically it was designed to see how I handled conversational interaction. I talked with the VP of a division. Nice guy. Really. Easy to talk to no problems there.

Here's where the nonsense started.

I get a call from cheerleader. Only this time she's not chipper. She's affected a concerned voice. You see after this most recent interview they were planning the conference call where all my previous interviewers would discuss my leveling at Avanade and they were concerned that I'd level at a rank lower than the range I'd given four weeks ago. I'd played this game before. I told her I was firm. She didn't like it and implied that I probably wouldn't get an offer. I let her go.

A few hours later I got another call from cheerleader. Wouldn't you know it, they hadn't made a decision yet. But if I could just come a little lower on my range I'd probably get an offer. I indicated again that I was firm. That my salary expectations shouldn't have been a surprise to her, they've been the same for four weeks.

She then tried to play head games. Implying that I just wasn't ready to work for a company like Avanade. That I should be honored to take such a significant paycut to work there. That if I was serious about my career I'd see it was a great offer etc.

The offer finally came the next morning. And it was considerably lower than my lowest estimate. When I turned the offer down I was given a rather pithy and condescending reply once more suggesting that I just wasn't ready to play with the big boys.

Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

  • What do you want to be doing in five years?   1 Antwort

Gründe für die Ablehnung

The offer was too low. But moreover there was a culture of hubris being communicated by the company. An attitude of "we're doing you all the favors."

Andere Bewertungen von Vorstellungsgesprächen für Avanade

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    Group Manager/Solutions Architect-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2010 bei Avanade (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Technical Screening was good. Two phone screening each for about an hour. People interviewed were nice and friendly and professional. They tried to get a feel of knowledge & concept not the syntax or version.

    If your answer/response is not exactly what they have in mind, I found them helping and not intimidating. I contrast it with one of the interview I had at one of the huge financial institution in NYC where interviewers were way too junior, with hard to understand accent, stuck in the weeds and kept splitting the hairs. Right in the interview I fired them (mentally) and lost my interest in the job they had.

    Executive I met was professional (stiff neck) but pleasant. There we did not talk technical or the money. Had a coffee and discussions on technology trends, IT service industry and Avanade’s positioning.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Questions about logical application architecture, Identity Management, OOP, Microsoft BI stack including SharePoint, SSRS, SSAS. Infrastructure Services, Development Methodologies, Code Security   Frage beantworten

    Verhandlungsdetails

    HR person, though nice but scattered brain and had no leverage and offered no room to negotiate. Sounded like HR runs a formula and formula sets the price (salary). I was ready to walk away and she had to get exec approvals for few grand.

    HR person, though nice but scattered brain and had no leverage and offered no room to negotiate. Sounded like HR runs a formula and formula sets the price (salary). I was ready to walk away and she had to get exec approvals for few grand.

    My advice- There is no love. Know the market and your value. You would have not made to this stage if there is no demand and they won’t hesitate letting you go if they cannot keep you billable.


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    Group Manager/Solutions Architect-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 2 Monate. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2017 bei Avanade (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    HR interviewed for fit, experience and personality. 2nd interview with Director. 3rd interview with Senior Director, 4th interview with manager of the client company where I will be assigned to. Interviews were about 30min each, general questions on experience not too deep on technical. HR was professional, spent time to elaborate, follow-through and take note of interview stages.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

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    Group Manager/Solutions Architect-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Angebot angenommen

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    3 tech rounds

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


  4.  

    Group Manager/Solutions Architect-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf Empfehlung eines Mitarbeiters beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Tage. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Mai 2010 bei Avanade.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    If there was a project lined up that matches your skill, the interview process would be very short. Otherwise, expect to go through multiple rounds of interview from various HR and technical managers.
    All the interviewers were respectful and posses deep knowledge on their interview topic.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Questions depend on your technical skill portfolio.   1 Antwort

    Verhandlungsdetails

    They would nickel and dime you for a few thousand dollars. Be firm on what you want. If you are the right fit, you will get it.


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