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ERGO Bewerbung: Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

Vorstellungsgespräche bei ERGO

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    Senior Data Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich auf anderem Weg beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Tage. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2020 bei ERGO (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Four interviews with one assignment.
    Very organized and engaging. I like the people I spoke to quite a bit and I was told it was mutual.
    After filling out the psychological assessment I was abruptly dropped.
    It seems a bit weird that an interview can go well but then the company puts more trust in whatever came of the psychological assessment than their own personal observations.

    I do think some assessments can work to define how people work, preferences, etc. However, the need for assessments also show a lack of confidence in the ability to understand other people. A lot of the questions were "name 5 things," "on a scale of 1 to 10" which are sort of artificial.
    One additional thing was that they wanted my personal references/contacts immediately which I think is inappropriate. If I go around handing out my references contact information to every company I get a first interview with, that's going to be a lot of phone calls. Also, this is people's personal contact information. Let's wait until we're a. bit further down the road before asking for that.
    I pride myself on being straightforward in interviews and being dropped with no explanation after a psychological assessment left me feeling that I wasn't being met halfway.
    Having read the other comments about the presentation assignments, I'm actually glad I didn't waste any more time than I did with Ergo. I dodged a bullet, it would seem.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How would each of your previous supervisors rate you on a scale of 1-10?   Frage beantworten

    Antwort von ERGO

    3. März 2020 – CEO & Founder

    I'm sorry you were not asked to move forward with a face-to-face interview. The psychological profiling that you referenced were two tests: DISC and Workplace Strengths. They tend to be a remarkably reliable determinant of *fit*. Occasionally they come back with a strong indication the *fit* is not right, and we've learned the hard way to not ignore those red flags. We spell out the process very clearly in the preliminary video call so that expectations are properly managed in case things like this come up. Good luck with your job search, and thank you for interest.


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    Content Writer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 2 Monate. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im August 2018 bei ERGO (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    There were four interviews, a personality test, a practical test, and five reference checks, over the course of nearly two months, and then an offer that I declined a couple hours before they were going to extend it (they told me after the fact they were planning to).

    As you can see, I have a lot to say, but to summarize it bluntly: it's a strange, non transparent, hiring-by-committee process that placed such an emphasis on culture, personality and psychology that it felt more like auditioning for admission to a fraternity, or perhaps a cult, than interviewing for a professional job.

    I had some suspicions about ERGO's legitimacy in the first place, based on Glassdoor reviews (the negative ones feel authentic, the positive mostly sound written by the CEO), and based on the experience of a good friend who worked here when they were called Boombox. Apparently, there was a day in which the entire creative team quit en masse in frustration. But, I needed work at the time I applied, and I tried to give them a fair shake.

    The people seemed nice, if a little odd - but mostly, I've never seen such a redundant interview process in all my life.

    They want you to think it's in-depth, and that they really consider candidates closely, just because the process is long, but by the end I'd had almost the same discussion with seven different people, while in the meantime completing a very time consuming practical assignment that I thought had a flawed premise to begin with.

    The interviews themselves are long lists of broad, softball questions that rarely have to do directly with job capabilities. I spoke with these people for a total of nearly five hours, and it was almost alarming how little they talked about the job itself, asked probing or relevant questions about the kind of work I'd done before, or voluntarily opened up about the company's goals and philosophy.

    For example, in the second interview we spoke for an entire hour about my past employers' cultures, team structures, clients, and my work style in excruciating, line by line detail, with a lot of rating things on scales of 1 to 10, and then they opened the floor to questions for me to ask them...without asking one question about my job capabilities. It was bizarre.

    Someone on here mentioned the place having a "weird energy" - I would agree. As friendly as (most) everyone was, the lack of transparency about the job duties and company mission and history just made it feel they were hiding something. I could not shake the feeling that something here just was not right.

    Then there was this: In the final interview, a senior executive in the roundtable gave me almost creepy vibes. He stared at the table in silence the entire time and never reacted to anything I said, as if in a deep depression, and when I asked him what he liked about ERGO and what keeps him there, he opened his answer with "I don't know," before awkwardly mumbling about having met and liked the CEO and sharing his vision.

    Okay. The table laughed at the "I don't know," like they thought he was joking. After everything I'd seen, I was no longer so sure about that.

    I know I've written a lot, but that's because it's hard to put into words just what kind of vibe this place gave off to me. Maybe you'll feel differently - but I thought what I saw overall lends a lot of credence to the bad reputation surrounding this joint.

    Good luck!

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • "Rate the culture of [past company] on a scale 1-10?"
      "On a scale of 1-10, how would [past manager] rate your teamwork?"
      "How do you approach collaboration?" (they were REALLY big on these kinds of broad and shallow questions that, again, don't really touch on your capabilities).   Frage beantworten

    Antwort von ERGO

    7. Sept. 2018 – Director of Agency Development

    We're sorry your experience was not up to your liking. Our interview process is designed to ensure a strong mutual fit of role, experience and culture. Every candidate follows the same process:

    Phone Screen (20-30 min). This is designed so a candidate doesn't have to take time off from work.

    DISC assessment (8 mins). This allows us to understand the workplace style the help ensure the right fit (for example, you may not want sales person to over index on analytical and under index on persuasiveness).

    In person Deep Dive (90 mins). This allows us to learn about highlights, accomplishments, and growth that happened in each role. No trick questions.

    Presentation & QA with full leadership team (60 mins)

    Three Reference Calls & Background Check

    Offer

    All in it's two visits. This process allows us to screen and select the best candidates to join our team.

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    Digital Production Designer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Juni 2018 bei ERGO (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I have started the interview with the art director, the business director arrived later so missed most of the meeting. They have asked me SO MANY questions during 45 minutes, they wanted to know every single detail of how I worked in my previous roles, it was EXHAUSTING. Sometimes their question were a little too personal so make sure you stay professional and keep your distances. I read many bad reviews on this company so I'm not too sad if I don't get the job. I haven't heard back from them after the interview.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • They asked me how did I prepare the interview and if I did some research on Ergo.   1 Antwort

    Antwort von ERGO

    17. Juli 2018 – Director of Agency Development

    We have a thorough interview process to ensure we hire the best candidates. We're sorry that you found it tiring, but the candidates that make it through the process are very talented and very qualified. We wish you well with your job search.


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    Senior Graphic Designer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The interview is a two-part interview. First, you meet with the Creative Director and then if you make it to the second round you meet with someone from the core management team.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Content Strategist-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2016 bei ERGO (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I applied via LinkedIn and was contacted a few days after. I spoke with the position's would-be manager. We had a great conversation, and she answered my question about the poor Glassdoor rating honestly and thoroughly. We covered the typical interview questions during the call and ended up going about 20 minutes over schedule, which was nice! I haven't heard back yet*, but I hung up excited about Ergo Interactive, despite the ratings seen on the Overview page.

    *I had to choose an offer option, but will update this after I hear back!

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Account Manager-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 6 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei ERGO (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The process was pretty thorough: Phone interview, in-person interview with hiring manager, in-person interview with full team, then another in-person interview with a skills test/presentation to the full team. Despite this thoroughness, there was a general lack of transparency throughout the process, which moved ERGO down my priority list while interviewing at other companies. For example, when I asked about a timeline, the CEO said "ASAP... but ASAP could mean a year." Obviously this wasn't very helpful, and that lack of consideration was a red flag to me.

    Overall, the people at the company seemed nice, but there was a strange energy that I think lends credence to the bad reviews you see on Glassdoor. I'd be very thorough about the culture and how you'll be treated when you're there.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Nothing too weird. Mostly about my experience as it pertained to the position.   Frage beantworten

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    Junior Front End Developer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2016 bei ERGO (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    First you get a call that will delve into your background and general information.

    Next, you go in to meet to CTO and do a coding test. Generally you can take as long as you want on the test so it's to your benefit to go in early in the day.

    Finally, you meet the CEO and the heads of the other teams.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

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    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 2 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert bei ERGO.

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The interview process is very typical with no surprises. There were three steps in total: a phone screening/interview, one in-person interview with the direct supervisor, and one final in-person interview with the entire leadership team including the CEO.

    The interview process was smooth sailing and response times back were good. The whole process took 2 weeks before I was made an offer and accepted it (after negotiating, of course).

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • No Google-esque questions. "Typical" interview questions -- why do you want to work for us, what can you bring to the table, etc.   Frage beantworten

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