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Any interview horror stories. What’s the worst firm to apply for?

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I had an interviewer tell me that my math is wrong because x(a-b) is not equal to ax-bx. Their firm’s logo was blue, and that’s all I’m going to say about that.

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#plsfixd...

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Not that bad but KPMG recruiter during undergrad recruitment responded to a single question I sent inquiring about the practice with “Please don’t send me these questions, I don’t have time for them.” She was notorious for being hostile at our school lol

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What school?

I mentioned this is some other post a few days ago... The interviewer rejected me midway through the interview. Cut the interview short. And then 3 weeks later called to give me the job.

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Uber. Super long/crazy process, low comp

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YES! Interviewed with them at a regional office in 2016. Put together a presentation and the supervisor’s feedback was filled with pointless profanity. Was not impressed.

Had an MBA internship interview with a Deloitte partner. He invited me into the interview room, and before I could sit down, immediately proceeded to jump on a work call and check emails for the next 20 minutes. I stood there like an idiot trying to figure out if this was a part of the evaluation.

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Back in college one of my friend received a stack of applicants’ resumes from a recruiter at Visa. She must have accidentally sent the wrong file

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DoorDash. Made me do a huge take home assignment and then ghosted me.

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Uber also does this.

Hiring manager spent 20 mins talking about herself, in the 30 min call and then extended it to an hour and completely came off unstructured. The recruiter then ghosted me for 2 months and then fort my 5th email finally said that the position was filled. The next week, I saw that she moved to a different company, as updated on linkedin. The position still remains open on their website.

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Not an interview... but when I was a fresh grad. Met with an SM for an informational chat. He spent a significant time talking about his ex, and how her dad was the CEO of some company.

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I interviewed for a Leadership Development program at a F100; went through the entire process of three months leading up to the final interview of them flying me out to HQ. Only for them to tell me that they're canceling the program that year since they wanted to change it up, but I'll automatically get the final interview if I apply next year. I reached back out the next year and they told me there seems to be a miscommunication and I had to go through the whole process again because of new stakeholders. That was a hard no because they had a clear lack of respect for my time and don't follow through on their word. I guess I'm glad it fell through because it changed from a 2 year program to 6 year program (with relocation payback if you leave and there's multiple relocations in the six years).

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Sears’ leadership development program would need to be like 6 weeks at this point.

Third and final round interview in London after being flown out around the USA for rounds one and two. Chauffeured car from Heathrow and five star hotel. Got to the interview and was told the position had already been filled. At least they promptly covered the expenses.

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I interviewed for a Sr. Director position at Wayfair. After my 3rd interview, the recruiter said I got great feedback and asked for dates/times for the final interview. Then radio silence. This was just before the holidays, so I wasn't too worried, though. After the first of the year, I emailed her. My email bounced back undeliverable! The same day, I got a LinkedIn alert that she had joined a new company as lead recruiter. She had literally left Wayfair and joined another company in another state between Christmas and New Year without transitioning my file. I had no other HR contacts at Wayfair, so I just waited...and waited. Nothing. I never got any notification from Wayfair about my application status, but 3 months later I got a generic email survey about the interview process. I had some feedback... The kicker is that the position I was interviewing for was Talent Strategy Partner. They could've used me. 🤦‍♂️

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Harvard

I had an interview where manager interviewed me for 2 hours : scheduled 30 mins. That guy was smart but very self obsessed and half way through the discussion i was sure I didn’t want to work with him.

I had a pretty basic maths goof. After the third wrong answer the guy just said ‘let’s move on’. Still got to the next stage though! At the next interview they flew me out to the local office. After we started the interview in the local language the interviewer asked to change to English as they couldn’t keep up. I often think about what would have happened if I’d taken the offer. In the end I couldn’t relocate.

Microsoft recruiter reached out to me to reply with some times to meet for 30 mins... ....Ghosted never heard from him again.

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How to stop notifications for the Deloitte 25k referral fee or bribe for interview... Paisa raise krke dede kya 25k..... Roz sala yhi notifications aarhe report to HR, leave that friend , post it on LinkedIn and all....

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How do you plan for interviewing? I'm looking for a new school to work at and I want to be prepared for my interviews.

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Anyone have insight on the JP Morgan Strategy & Process Improvement interview process?

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Just had an interview and found out a case study would be part of the process. I told them everything sounds great but the case study is a deal breaker. They said no problem and would like to continue with the process. Stay strong and say no to free work!

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I interviewed a week ago and still haven’t heard back after following up with recruiter today. Is this normal? This is my first interview after undergrad.

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How soon is too soon to followup with EY recruiter about status? I had the last interview last Wednesday. Would like to know if I have an potential offer because I am trying to leave job beginning/mid December

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Has anyone ever tried sending handwritten follow-up thank you cards (post interview)? Has it worked?

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Has anyone else not been reached out to at all yet for interviews? Starting to freak out a little...

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For anyone that transferred offices, what was the entire process like? Who did you speak with to push it through, did you have an interview, did you get time off for the move, what was your adjustment

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Assuming good work, how does one land an interview at W+K?

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Pros of applying for Canada PR? don’t see a compelling case for applying. Also when one is required to stay for at least 2 years in Canada

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I start at BCG in 7 hours....feeling anxious and can’t sleep....does everyone feel like this before a new job?

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Would you leave after 1 year to make a move to another almost identical firm and role for a 45k base boost? 125-170k.

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An MD calls a consultant a “beta”:

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Deloitte vs. Accenture benefits? If base salary is around the same at both, which company would you choose and why?

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I’m about to burn TF out! I worked an 19 hour day yesterday! I CANT DO THIS!!!!!

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