Name a time your need to deal with ethical dilemma.529 Answers
Seems to be the most frequently asked question based on previous postings.
Just found out I passed the WCST on Tuesday. Waiting eagerly to hear about a phone interview. Today was the last day to take the exams, so I would assume we will hear beginning next week once they've ranked us. Anyone out there apply for the Large Bank position? I was surprised there's only one location for that one. There were so many for the Small/Community position.
Congratulations Betty, I think you are right, phone interviews should be scheduled in the next week and taking place between 10/30-11/3 week( based on comments from past recruiting cycle), and career day should be in the 11/15 week and we can possibly hear the final results before thanksgiving or 1-2 weeks after that. In terms of big banks examiners, I guess they just don’t need that many this cycle. BTW, which districts did you apply? I applied San Francisco and Houston, probably not a good idea (both big cities and not in the same districts). :(
Thank you! Congrats to you, too. Fingers crossed you get your top pick. I think I read somewhere that you won't be considered for your 2nd choice if it's from a different district. Is that true? I went Large Bank, so Pittsburgh/Monroeville for me. I already live here, so I'm hoping it's an "unattractive" destination for others. Haha
Thank you! I actually want my 2nd pick lol, when I applied I have no idea what I was doing lol. I am not sure if it is true or not that I won’t be considered for my 2nd pick but it might be a good question to ask during career day. I didn’t go large bank because of the location, so your guess might be right.😜 Please keep us posted for your progress. It is said people who passed the tests will at least get a phone interview, sounds like survivor bias to me but it’s time to brush up interview questions!
I think it makes sense that they wouldn't allow it. The location you'd be invited to for CED would be different between two different districts. One district wouldn't be able to make an employment decision for another district. With that said, it would be nice if the rules were clearer from the beginning to give people more of a chance. I found some of this process to be arduous... Though I suppose the most difficult parts are still to come. :)
I agree with you that you should not be able to make 2 selections across different districts if they are not prepared internally. That is not fair for candidates who are not familiar with the organizational structure of OCC. But one of major requirements of this position is traveling and relocating, so I guess we all need to be prepare to be assigned to where ever we are needed. There are plenty of opportunities to move around when we get in, so I am not to frustrated about it, I will be comfortable where ever as long as my family is happy and opportunity to grow. I agree with you that we have several challenges to overcome in the coming 1 month, try not to over stress it, first of all, there is always a 2nd chance, and secondly, this is just a job application. Hopefully we will have more candidates joining the conversion soon and by then, we should have a better overall picture.
Hey guys, I took the exam 10/5 and I found out I passed the WCST on 10/6. They said by 10/20 we will receive a phone call so I am still waiting as well. I started to get nervous for a minute because some time has passed but from this thread it seems as if we are all still waiting for the call haha.
Hi, Dc_94, congratulations on passing the test and welcome to the discussion. There is no need to worry, the test deadline was 10/12, and the written portion needs 72 hrs to be graded(although it seems everyone gets their result in one day). So I believe they just got all the results last Friday. Next week they will sort all the application/test result and making list for the phone screening. Brush up your interview skills, it will come before you know it!
I also passed the two portions of the assessment although I was concerned that I didn't do the written section well. The knowledge portion was by far the easiest exam I've ever taken. So now I'm anxiously awaiting from them about screening. Interviews have never been my strong point, so I'm a bit worried. This is my only opportunity for work/internships as no other companies invited me to an interview for busy season. So I'm pretty much putting all my eggs into this one basket.
There are lots of smaller companies that don't necessarily hire for "busy season" that will provide challenging and rewarding experiences if you don't make it this time around, Chris. There's no shortage of entry-level accounting jobs out there, for sure, and you can always apply again next cycle and have the upper hand. This is a very competitive program, from what I gather of it, but you probably did better than you think. Keep the faith, and good luck!!
I took the tests very early in the process, so I have been eagerly awaiting this week to find out about a phone interview. Applied for the small bank position for June 2018 start dates in St. Louis and Indianapolis. I am hoping these are less of a preference for many. Good luck to everyone!
Hello everyone, this will be my third time applying for the job. I have gotten all the way to the interview part but did not receive an offer. I hope this time I can get the position.
Welcome to the discussion, it is very nice to know that you trying for your 3rd time, keep up the good spirit! I believe we can consider you the most experienced here, could you give us a brief description of your past experience with OCC? The good, the bad and tips and tricks... Much appreciated and hope you can get in with the ideal location you have in mind!
Welcome, Chris, Damien04! Please keep us posted if you hear anything about the phone interview.
Hello and good luck to everyone. I passed both tests, but I wished I'd have known about the issue with applying across two separate districts. I'm hoping that Cleveland isn't a preferable location for many, but my 2nd (Philadelphia) probably is. This is my first time applying, but I have some banking experience which I hope might help. I actually live in Pittsburgh as well, so I'm crossing my fingers for that one, although there are not many vacancies from what I understand.
I'm glad to see a fellow 'Burgher among the ranks. Did you apply for both Mid and Large, RS403? I didn't know you COULD apply for both at the time, so I didn't. Though if I had known, the salaries in only cities I would leave PGH for wouldn't allow me to survive in them (NYC, San Fran, Boston)! I have experience, too, and taking a pay cut for this position is doable here, but feels impossible in most other cities because COL is so high. I just don't know how you get in, otherwise. I have 6 yrs of experience, but my application for a Level/Pay Band V position was rejected almost immediately.
Welcome, RS403! Hello, Betty7, it looks like to me that you get in as a NB III, in 1 year, your got promoted to IV and 1 year after that, when you pass the exam and get commissioned, you get your NB V. So it is impossible for external applicants to apply for V as you would need to pass the exam, which is only offered internally.
That does seem to be the case, Aurther. I've been watching for almost a year and have never seen a level IV position offered. So start at the beginning or you have to get commissioned somewhere else (FRB, FDIC, etc). The ad said being commissioned wasn't required, but I'm sure commissioned candidates are given preference!!
Betty7, I think you should have better prospects at Band IV than most applicants with your level of experience. I only have 1.5 years out of college and I believe that I'm up against far more experienced candidates for III. Are any of you aware of individuals that have gotten hired either directly from school, or less than 2 years out? I do see your point on COL. One of the things that attracted me to the 'Burgh was its low COL, but unfortunately that means that salaries are lower as well. This position would represent about a 25% increase from where I stand now, but that might not mean much in Philly - definitely not in NYC!
RS403, if you look through all the posts on glassdoor, you will notice several posts mentioned that they applied through school, which could mean they don't have experience, yet they still got the position. Don't talk yourself down, present yourself well and that is all you need, I don't see a point of considering how good/bad other candidates are.
Hi everyone, please update if you got a call or email to set up a phone interview. If not, I believe it is safe now to call it a day and assume nobody got any news from OCC so far.
Be sure to post your district if you hear, either way. Also, if your status changes on USAJobs, let us know that, too!!
Does anyone know if calls for phone interviews go out exactly on the 20th? I just emailed Recruitment yesterday and they said if selected for phone interview then I would get a call before the end of October. Getting antsy!
& in reference to the above question---because the email that I got for passing the written portion indicated before Oct 20th
Hello, JM! Thanks for busting the silence here! LOL, I am anxiously waiting too. Unfortunately, I do not have prior experience for the recruiting cycle, but I believe they will set up a time with you first for a future time in terms of phone interview instead of cold calling people and goes into interview immediately. I have not received any calls from OCC yet, let us be patient and have faith team! BTW, if anyone got calls from OCC, please do share with us, thanks!
I believe Oct 20 is the deadline they will set up phone interviews with "in the run" candidates.
Hey, everyone! I passed my knowledge test on October 11th and found out that I had passed the written test on the 13th. I'm impatiently waiting to see if I will be moving forward in the hiring process. This is my dream post-college gig! I listed the Philadelphia office as my first choice location, and the San Francisco office as my second choice location. Good luck to everyone involved in this round of hiring! I'll provide an update when I receive any new information.
Will I be rejected because of a recent collection on my credit report if I receive an offer? (debt has been paid)
Good luck to you too, PhillyExplorer, welcome to the discussion. Looks like we are all nervous at this time, but based on the past posts, wait until after Career Exploration Day folks, anxious gauge will probably go through the roof, LOL.
Hi, Mac, that is a good question but I am afraid that is the question only OCC HR can answer and I will probably NOT bring it up until the career day when they have experts in that subject on site and ask in private, but that is just my suggestions.
I hear it, Aurthur. I interviewed with the Fed in NYC in May and it was July before they got back to me with a rejection. I've barely come down from "red alert" from that. I'm not emotionally prepared for a long wait on this! Haha! That's a good question, Mac. I know from previous posts that they do pull credit, but I have no idea what the criteria for "acceptable" credit are.
Hi, Betty, how are you doing? It already past 5PM there on the east coast so I guess it is safe for you to call it a day and go home, kick off your shoes and put a movie on. It will be a torture to us as the career day will be around Thanksgiving and waiting for some news for such a long holiday is not going to be fun, maybe it will be a good time to take some part time jobs during that time frame to switch focus a little. Fed is really difficult to get in as far as I know, last time I checked the employee profiles on their website, most of them have a PhD in economics...And Fed does not even use the USAJOBS channel to accept the applications, that just tells me how cocky they are LOL, so don't beat yourself up too much. It seems nobody got called so far, that is a good sign to me..
Well... The Federal Reserve is gov't affiliated, but they aren't a gov't agency. I'm pretty sure they can't use the USAJobs portal. I'm good, otherwise. Just impatient. You? Here's to hearing something tomorrow!
Still Waiting.. LOL. I'm glad to know we are all in the same boat though, makes me feel a little less crazy !
Today is the 19th and we still didn't hear anything, this is weird considering on the previous two times I have applied for the position, the employee from OCC called me promptly to have the phone interview
Well at least we are ALL in the same boat. I'd be crushed if you all had heard and I didn't. 😎 Did they cold-call you on the spot for the phone interview without setting up a time?
Not need to worry team, as long as none of us got any calls so far. Keep faith up, finish the book you are reading, continue working hard at your job, spend time with your family. Once the wheels start spinning, we won’t have much time for those.
I’m 1000000000% sure that they email you with directions on how to schedule the phone interview, if you get selected for the phone screening. They don’t call to set that up.
Looks like they're bringing it right down to the wire.......
Almost 5 p.m. on the east coast. looks like we'll hear tomorrow
Well, hopefully this is the last day of compulsively checking the phone for an email or call. Good luck, everyone!!
too late. i've already lost my mind. it is no more
Hey guys! Just saw that my status on my application changed from "received" to "reviewed" and it says I met the minimum qualifications! No email yet though! Anyone else?
No status change, but I got my email. My phone interview is Monday. 😁
i applied for the large bank and midsize bank positions... rejected on large bank, still waiting to hear on midsize. I suspect if i'm rejected on one i will be on the other too, but we'll see.
Just received the email for phone interview!
Congratulations!! Nothing for me yet...patient patient... Has anyone heard from south or western district yet?
i applied to southern and western. nothing yet
I only applied to Western and nothing yet :/ Last year I applied to Southern & Eastern, they seem to be quicker about the process.. From what I read in the previous forum, Southern district tends to take longer during the application process.
Still waiting, but starting to freak out! My status on USAJobs still says "received", I haven't received any form of communication yet, and it's 1:47PM here on the East Coast. I applied to the Eastern (Philadelphia) and Western (San Francisco) regions. I'll try to stay sane for the rest of the day!
Hi all, Ive been watching this chain for the past week..I just received the email to interview next Wednesday for Large banks ...my status for that app also changed to "reviewed". My app status for small to mid is unchanged. I applied last minute..took the exams the last day. Im in Rochester but want to get out of WNY...my background is in mortgage banking and Roc has no more plentiful opportunities like it used to with an underwriting background so why not
Congratulations, team! Just got my email for Large Banks, but no status change for MCBS. Just hang tight. :)
UPDATE: I received my phone-screening interview email shortly after 3:00PM! I will be interviewing with the Philadelphia office. Good luck to everyone else! I'll be back when I find out how I did on the phone interview.
UPDATE: Hi, team, I got my interview email just now (12:40 San Francisco time) for next Tuesday! Looks like western district is sending out invites now.
Anyone else apply for Santa Ana & LA?
Congrats to everyone who has gotten a phone interview, I applied to Central, for the Midsized and Community, haven't heard anything, and the status is still received.
Are they gonna send email to tell you if you are NOT selected to have the interview?
Has anyone heard from the central region? I haven’t heard anything from them for small banks. My large bank application says reviewed and I met minimum qualifications but no email yet.
Actually just got the email to schedule phone interview from large bank I believe. Still waiting to here from central region for small banks good luck to everyone waiting!
Still waiting on Central as well. Slowly but surely losing my mind!
Has anyone been contacted about their phone interview yet? From the email I received after passing my exams, we would hear something no later than today.
My application status says reviewed & I met the qualifications but no email :/ 8PM here on the east coast.
I just received an email today for scheduling the phone-screening interview. I applied for the Central district for Community/Mid-sized banks.
As of 11:16 PM, I received an email to schedule to Midsize bank phone screening for the central, just letting you all know.
I assumed that I would receive an email telling me that I either did or did not manage to get an interview. Maybe I'm wrong, but that seemed to be the idea. As of Saturday morning now, I have yet to get anything, and my application still shows a "Received" status. I suppose this just means that I wasn't accepted which I pretty much assumed would happen from the start, but it would be nice to hear that from them directly rather than guessing.
Mine says “reviewed”. Not sure what that means in this process.
I was losing hope, but received an email this morning for a phone interview. I hope everyone else has heard back by now. Btw, I applied for the Midwest region.
anyone else get an incomplete? It says not further for consideration, guessing I didn't make it...
I applied for both a large bank position (Pittsburgh) and also a MCBS position. I was emailed Friday for an interview that seems to be from the large bank division, but have not heard anything from the MCBS. Is it possible this one interview will encompass both? Since it is Saturday afternoon, should I assume that I am NOT going to be interviewed for the MCBS position?
I finished scheduling my phone interview for this Wednesday for the West Coast region. I'm pretty nervous about it as I'm trying to recruit for a job after I graduate this May. Anyone have any experience with the phone interview and what kind of questions do they ask?
Alright, here we go! It's real now! I actually just got my email inviting me to my screening for MCBS on Wednesday (I honestly don't remember/know what that stands for). This was a lot later than I expected, but I'm very excited to still be in the running. Good luck to everyone else!
Update: Got the email last night around 10PM to interview with the Cincinnati Office!
Has anyone heard anything for MCSB Pittsburgh location?
Hey everyone! When I applied I listed my top choices as the Philadelphia office and the New York office but it looks like the employees who are setting up the screening interview are from the Pittsburgh office. Did I mess up or can you still get scheduled for interviews from offices that weren't your top two choices?
@Oats - You can review the 162 other interviews on this website to get an idea of what they will ask. From what I understand, both the phone and in-person interviews are 99% behavioral questions. @Anon - I didn't think there was a Pittsburgh location for MCBS, just LBS? I'm gonna kick myself if I missed out on doubling my odds of getting an OCC job without moving. Lol @Ben - I wouldn't sweat it. It seems they're behind the 8 ball this cycle. Pittsburgh might just be helping out to get everyone scheduled ASAP.
The person doing your interview and their location has nothing to do with the location you applied.
I just got my email as of 11:00 am there's still hope if you didn't receive one yet!
I was told that if you applied for both large and midsize you still only have one phone interview, and that will encompass both.
I passed the OCC written test and I was suppose to receive a notification by Oct 20. I have not received an email at all. Any thoughts?
Had my phone interview for LBS. Was exactly as expected. Lasted about a half hour, give or take. She said that CED for LBS will be in Chicago this year. I love Chicago, so let's hope I get to see it. Let the anxiety begin!! 😬
Congratulations, Betty7! Sounds like you nailed it!! Could you share with us a little bit of the questions the interviewer asked? Also, What date the CED might be and when do you expect to hear anything back for the CED? Again, good job! Looks like the research and practice do pay off.
Just had my phone interview for MCBS! We actually went a little bit over since the call took about 48 minutes. I don't think I did so well (I'm very sick, so my voice isn't all the way there), but I'm still hopeful. She did ask a lot of follow-up questions and seemed interested in my answers! She also told me to get well, so at least she realized that I'm sick. I was told that CED for the Northeast region will be the week of November 13th, and that we'll know something by November 9th. I'm going to take a break from this site to avoid becoming overly anxious in anticipation, but I really hope to see some of you in NYC on the week of November 13th!
Thanks for all the information, PhillyExplorer! Hope you get better soon, time to get ready for the CED I guess. Still nervous about tomorrow myself lol, please share with us about the questions interviewer asked or anything you think worth mentioning. My interview is 4:00 PM at interviewer's time so I don't want to keep her for too long and she probably wants it over sooner as well...
Interviewer asked STAR questions we've all seen: Difficult team member, a time you went above and beyond, a time you had to deal with change, etc. Also asked a few other random questions about willingness to travel, what you expect to get out of the experience, etc. Literally nothing I wasn't expecting. I forgot to ask when we'd hear back. That was silly of me, but I was kind of keyed up. 😁 CED will be a 1/2 day meet n' greet with Execs and EICs followed by the panel interview.
scheduled for phone interview on wednesday. i think i screwed the pooch since i submitted an lbs application for pitt and mc for a station in the western district and another one in the southern district. based on what i've read in this thread and last years thread, will they just ignore my 2nd and 3rd choice and leave me only with pitt?
-failson: Yes, you will be considered for the lBS only unless there is a shortage of recommended candidates for your 2nd choice. The 3rd choice is almost guaranteed to be ignored unless something else happens or your 2nd and 3rd choices don't have enough candidates that applied
-PhillyExplorer and everyone else: The CED will be in the headquarter office of NYC on 340 Madison Ave. OCC will be placing you in a 4 star hotel near time square, most likely a Sheraton for the night before the interview. After the interview is done they will take you in for fingerprints and a small chat from other assistant national bank examiners. After that you will get a call back after one week to notify you that you have gotten an offer or send you an email 2-3 weeks later for rejection.
well thank you for confirming my suspicions. i may as well apply next round to multiple cities in the same region =/
@Aurther of this post I can't guarantee that you'll get the same questions, but I suggest thinking about your answers to why you chose the OCC/why are you interested in finance and banking, times you've worked in difficult groups, and times when your actions made a positive impact. The willingness to travel and relocate questions are pretty self-explanatory. Hope that helps a little! To the anonymous poster: will the OCC put me in a hotel if I live in Philly? Also, will they put me on Amtrak instead of flying me into JFK due to the relatively short distance between the cities? Thanks for that big slice of helpful information!
^That last post was mine, btw! I forgot to add a name to it haha
Congrats to all of you. I didn’t pass the WSCT.... and I was so shocked beyond belief. I definitely did not expect that. How did you guys write your assessments? I didn’t think I was not concise. Any tips? (For next time!)
We can't share anything regarding the exam as agreed in the terms upon taking the exam. I'd say read the guidelines they provide on the cover page of the written exam.
Good luck to you today, Aurther. Let us know how it goes!
Just had my MCBS phone interview for central, it went a bit over, which I hope is good, we talked about a lot of behavioral situation, do work above and beyond, handle change, etc. Chatted a bit about international travel experience, told me a lot about the training period and what I would expect. Said I would hear back at latest by 11/9/17. Does it sound like it went well to you all? Hope everyone else is having good impressions from the phone interviews.
I just had my phone interview too, I don't know how it went but I felt it was decent. Mine lasted about 25 minutes for MCBS.
Does anyone know how many positions are available in Central?
Hi, team, I have finished my interview, I think I did OK... I was asked about 4 behavior questions, and they all have been covered in the past posts, so preparation is key and don't forget to answer in the STAR format. Other than that, we talked a little bit about my past experience, and the travel and relocation related to this position. The lady who did the interview with me was nice. The interview lasted about 45 minutes. Just like everyone has been informed so far, CED is gonna be in the week of Nov. 13 and we shall hear something by 9th. I need to relax a little bit now and catch up with my work and school before the big day comes... Not sure if I missed anything, if you have any questions, please ask and I can see if I can relate. Thanks everyone for your support, great team here and good luck to everyone!!
i think i did extremely good in this interview. i don't believe i made the cut for lbs (pitt) but my interviewer said that if i pass the CED for western district is in denver since i applied for iowa. so based on these answers it looks like each region's CED will be located at their central office: Eastern: NYC Western: Denver, CO Midwest: Chicago South: Dallas hopefully this should clarify everything for some people since i was confused at first. good luck to everyone
I want to revise that - Eastern - NYC Western - Denver Midwest & LBS only - Chicago South - Dallas Both MCBS & LBS - ??? (Has previously been in D.C.)
betty you might be correct but if i am not mistaken was pitt the only lbs location in this recruiting round?
How can I know if the interview went very well or not? Would the interviewer comment on it at the end if it was good?
Yes, you are right. PGH was the only location for LBS, which is what I applied for. The interviewer told me LBS CED is in Chicago.
It's likely if you are interviewing for *both* MCBS and LBS (regardless of what district your MCBS spot is) that it's in Chicago, too, I just can't confirm because I didn't submit a MCBS application.
>It's likely if you are interviewing for *both* MCBS and LBS (regardless of what district your MCBS spot is) that it's in Chicago, too, I just can't confirm because I didn't submit a MCBS application. that seems reasonable to assume. i feel like i should've cleared that up with my interviewer
I was told that for sure if that you are selected for both midsize and large the career exploration day will be in Chicago. Also I wouldn’t put a lot of stock into how long your phone interview was. Mine was almost a hour but my interviewer dominated the conversation so I do not think it went that well.
Is today the last day of phone interviews?
No it's not mine is tomorrow.
The last day for interview should be tomorrow because in the interview email it stated that if the proposed time for the interview is not convenient for you, you can suggest another time but it must be before 10/26 COB, which is tomorrow. I think it is important to look back (if you have done the interview) and review the notes to see what you did well and what you kind of stumbled then make improvement, after all, it's all about the CED interview and phone interview is a good practice. It's a good idea to sort of reverse-engineering and try to figure out what OCC is thinking but overdoing it is probably not a good idea. I would suggest take all the present and past comments, what your friends and neighbors said into consideration, but always only take OCC website and direct communication with OCC as the only valid resources. It's really nice to see so many of us advanced this far, don't forget why and how you started and keep on fighting!
Hi guys, I had my interview today, and I was wondering a few things. First, if you were to live 7 hours away from your CED location, would the OCC pay for your flight and hotel? Second, I think I did fairly decent with my phone interview, and I was wondering how everyone else is feeling? Good luck to all of you!
Yes they pay. However, sometimes the hotel is paid through reimbursement.
but if its reimbursement, one always has the option of just doing airbnb in chicago right?
I had my interview this morning, it went well. My interviewer was great, answered all my questions. There was nothing that participating in this forum did not cover or help me prepare for. I am being considered for LBS although I applied for both LBS and MCBS (I assume because of my background).
Failson, the travel for CEW is centrally booked by the OCC. They'll simply tell you where you are staying
Congrats Shar. So your interviewer told you that you are considered for LBS?
My app status never changed, still received. Anyone’s the same?
I don't consider myself an expert when it comes to USAJOBS.GOV applications, but I did apply for about 30 openings so far and from my personal experience, the status is NOT a good indicator of anything except the "received" you got initially. The best indicators for this position is following: 1. Test Invitation Email (you application is received correctly) 2. Phone Screen Interview Email(you passed the test and have met the minimum requirement) 3. CED invitation email (you passed the screen interview) 4. Offer Call! (you passed everything! Well, I am not sure if they're gonna call or email, but from past post, seems like it's going to be a call) I got about 5 applications in USAJOBS that are referred, 3 showing reviewed and 9 showing received. They don't make a difference to me.
In terms of traveling, from the past post, OCC will book your ticket to the CED (airplane or train), so no worry there. But when it comes to hotel, it's a mix bag. It seems in the past that OCC only made reservation for the hotel but did NOT pay upfront. On CED you fill in a reimbursement form for that cost. It could be some time before you get reimbursed, so it's probably a good idea to set aside some money to cover that.
The occ pays 100% of your transportation and lodging for CED. They reimburse you for meals and per say you had to leave your car at the airport garage.
Thank you Author for the explanation.
I just received an email stating that I did not qualify for LBS yet they confirmed that I did a phone interview for MCBS. The only confusing part is that they said I'll get a response by Nov 17th regarding the status of my MCBS application. This kinda contradicts what's been stated in this whole thread since CED is on the week of Nov 13th. This means I'm not in the running for my first office choice but nothing else.
^Aurther I meant.
-PhillyExplorer and Everyone else: When chosen for the CED, Occ will ask you to choose how would you like to travel to the field office to have the interview. There are three options to choose from: 1. Drive your own vehicle. OCC will pay at a flat rate in regards to how many miles you have reported for traveling to the office and back home. 2. Flight tickets will be issued to you if you choose to fly, you have to submit your location and the preference to travel either in morning, afternoon or night time. OCC then will book the flight for you. 3. Amtrak. If you live closer to the filed office for CED and choose not to take the flight, a preference of taking the train will be available to you. Same procedure with above, you have to submit your location and the preference to travel either in morning, afternoon or night time. OCC then will book the Amtrak for you. For all methods of traveling listed above,reimbursement for taxi is provided. For example even if you choose to drive to the filed office location and stayed in a hotel the night before, you can still call a cab to arrive at the field office the next morning and not have to worry about where to park your vehicle. Meals will not be reimbursed, so keep that in mind.
Anybody knows if they check with the supervisors you listed on the resume? I did not quite get long with one of my previous boss but I listed her as it seems to be a requirement when you fill in the resume through USAJOBS.
If same questions from screen interview were to ask on CED, will you answer with the same example for behavioral questions? What is your opinion?
Absolutely. I've already been over and over and over my responses. I've picked the best anecdotal stories I can come up with in the six years I've been an auditor. An in person setting will afford a little more time and opportunity to expound on those stories, so as to answer the questions more completely and give the interviewer more of a clear picture. I wouldn't try to come up with a second explanation that doesn't answer the question as well, just for the sake of having a "new" response.
I was just invited via email to CED in Chicago on the 15th! Good luck everyone. Get ready for your emails!
Hi. Had my phone interview. Was curious if anyone knew how long you're away for CED since it's in the middle of the week?? I applied for southern district so I'd be going to Dallas.
@JM - The entire event is 3 days (13th-15th), but the part you have to be at is 1/2 a day. How long you are actually in the city will entirely depend on what you coordinate with the scheduler, and how far away you are from your headquarters.
Congratulations, Betty7!! Great news! Refreshing my mailbox every 5 mins. 😂😂
*Update: just got my invitation to Denver for CED ! It’s gonna to Nov. 16th for me.😊
Congrats Betty7 and Betty7! Hope you both nail it! Still waiting on mine for Central, were yours for MCBS or LBS?
Thank you. I'm LBS. Aurther is MCBS Western, I believe.
Sorry, Betty7 and Aurther
Congrats, Betty and Aurther! I guess the Western District is starting to send out invites. I'm still waiting to hear back from the Northeast. Best of luck to you two!
Hi, team, I am applying for MCBS. Wish you all good luck!!
Got the invitation for CED in Chicago on 11/15. Good luck to all! Is anyone familiar with the travel process? My CED begins at 7:30 A.M. on a Wednesday, I assume they would fly me out the night before? My flight would only be about 1 our, but is a 5 hour drive.
Just received an email inviting me to CED November 14, 2017 in Denver! Good luck to you all :)
I just received my invitation for the CED in New York for the Northeast
hell yes got invited for CED on 11/15 in denver. i was panicking because i thought the invitation email was a phishing scam so i checked the original headers and ssl certs and everything looked fine i guess. good luck to all of you!
Just got my CED in New York for the 14th, did anyone get their CED on the 13th? I'm trying to figure out if they are doing CED from 13-15 or 14-16 for the northeast
Has anyone heard (or not heard) about CED in Chicago for MCBS?
I just received my invitation for CED in New York on the 15th. So I believe it’s the 13-15.
Invitation for CED in Chicago, on the 16th!
LBS or MCBS?
NYC on the 14th here. I applied for LBS and MCBS. Does anyone know if they're in the running for both or one or the other?
Received invite for Chicago on the 14th.
Am I the only person that found it extremely strange that they requested that we elect a cell phone carrier. I've been a federal employee for quite awhile, and have moved a few times across agencies, and found that quite strange. Anyway, see you NYC peeps Nov 14th :)
They provide you with a cell phone. It will be a Washington DC based line. You can pick AT&T or Verizon, or you can use your personal number and it'll be subsidized some.
does anyone know what they mean by 'departure address'? do they mean your home address and the time it takes to reach your preferred airport?
Found out I will be in Denver on 11/15 for the western district CED. Who else from here will be there on that day? Congrats to everyone
Got an invite to CED on Nov 14th in Chicago. I saw that someone else had a CED on the 16th in Chicago. Are the dates random, or is there a certain reason some people go to an earlier CED? Also, how many people usually get invited to one of these? It seems like almost everyone here who got a phone interview got an invite.
It does seem most have gone on to the next round and it is exciting but in all honesty I do have reservations about moving twice long distance in a 6 mos period and the logistics of that as a single person. (After hire travel is no problem). General high turnover of the position seems apparent, something I ordinarily treat as a flag when job hunting.
Did anyone who did their phone interview with the Philly office get invited to CED?
Anyone have any knowledge of the day that you were given for CED having any meaning, or just being random?
I am not sure if the dates mean anything, maybe OCC HR knows. In my opinion, team, everyone has his or her equal shot at this point at CED. OCC is paying for everything for us to go there and experience their culture and opportunities, so I appreciate their gesture and efforts and of cause the money. I am not worrying about who is in front of me, behind me, with me for the CED, I am not worried even if Alan Greenspan is in my group at that day. It’s all about you now, sharp up everything for CED and you will be fine. BTW, I am really excited to see Denver(never been there). Good luck, folks!
this is probably speculation but i would gather turnover is a function of the ratio of travel (ie the share of travel in excess of 50 miles so your put into a hotel vs regular vehicle travel to client sites) and the general office culture. i would also imagine office culture plays a crucial role in this.
Well, guys, I didn't make it this time. I received my rejection email about two hours ago. I suppose that's what I get for trying to do the interview while extremely sick. Oh well, I guess I'll apply again in January. Congrats to everyone who was invited to CED! I will no longer comment since I'm out of this recruiting cycle's round, but I will likely continue to watch and see how some of the posters that I recognize advance in the process.
-PhillyExplorer: Best of luck to you, just remember there are people who applied 3-4 times to OCC to get an offer. See you in the next round of recruiting cycle.
Just found out about this thread. I applied early in October and took my test Oct 11. Found out I passed the following week and had my phone interview the following week. Got a call Oct 31 that I got invited to CED. My CED will be between Nov 13-15 in Dallas. Does anyone know what to expect? Type of questions they will ask?
@PhillyExplorer, please come back and check the feedbacks everyone got from CED and I am sure with all the experience you have now, you will be much better prepared for the next cycle (which is right around the corner after holiday season). Compare with other government agencies, OCC has a much faster pace when it comes to recruiting. Good luck!!
Hi. Does anyone remember what they said the start date would be for the position? I have my Interview the 14th, but I am trying to plan a trip during the end of December and beginning of January. Thanks guys!!
This may be a stupid question, but since they are flying me down and putting me up in a hotel, I assume I am in charge of finding my own taxi to the building.
based on what they sent in the invitational email the instructions say that flight and hotel costs are billed directly to the OCC (ie theyre paying for it) and i think you can get reimbursed for taxi expenses from your hotel to the office and other expenses.
I made it to CED in Dallas back in April and I was reimbursed for my mileage to and from the airport, parking, and my Lyft to the interview and back to the airport. I didn’t eat anything that day, but I assume that they would have reimbursed me for that as well.
According to OCC we don't get reimbursed for meals. Just airfare, mileage, hotel, and transportation to and from airport & hotel.
Any idea on if they’re still sending invites to CED?
CED invites are done
How do you know they're done? And do you mean for a specific region or all regions?
I was told CED invites or rejections would be sent out at latest by November 9th, but this was from my phone interview for MCBS in Central. I haven’t heard back either way.
Is the hotel usually pretty close to the office where CED will take place?
Has anyone in the Southern District received an invitation/rejection yet?
Also, if they do reject you, do they email you or just leave you guessing?
@Tobo- Some people in this thread have already received rejection emails so I assume everyone will get an email at somepoint
They will tell you by November 9th for sure. In the meantime, as long as you haven’t received the rejection email, you shouldn’t give up hope, my 2 c.
Do you have to put in a specific request for a hotel? If I'm 70 miles away will I qualify?
I flew in and out the same day when I went to Dallas. I’m not sure what circumstances constitute getting a hotel room.
My flight is in and out of Denver on the same day. I think that your travel preferences (departing morning, afternoon, or evening) that you selected in your candidate profile determine whether or not you get a hotel. I chose morning, so of course the least expensive thing for them to do is avoid a night in a hotel. Makes sense to me. Does anyone know how long CED will last?
KCx - what else did they tell you when they sent your itinerary? I'm thinking I may also get flights on the same day since my time is 12:30 and I was curious as to how that will go down. Also, I believe it's 4 hours.
Anon, that was all unfortunately. 2 flight numbers.
What are the chances that they send out invites/rejections today. I’m tired of flapping in the wind, i would enjoy my weekend much more if I know what’s going on.
I'd say 50/50. Acceptance of the invitation to CED was due by noon today. If people don't accept, it seems reasonable that they'd start going down the line inviting the next most qualified candidates. Good luck!!
Curious, is everyone applying for the January start date?
Yes, I beliece this is what's going on. That is why until the 9th, as long as no rejection letter yet, there is still chance to be invited.
I'm LBS... June start.
I applied for NY. June start date. I haven't received anything yet regarding the CED. No acceptance or rejection yet.
Everyone with CED invite got their travel info yet? I have accepted the invite to NY on 14th but did not get any travel accommodation yet.
NYC on the 14th also, haven't heard about travel accommodations yet
CED invites are finished, if u didn't get it then you aren't invited, at least for the northeast region it is true
How do you know that?
A friend of a friends brothers girlfriend read it somewhere and told them so.
Well, since we are all waiting anxiously, which offices did everyone apply for?!
I'll see some of you guys in Chicago on the 16th. I won't receive housing or transportation since I live less than 10 miles from the Chicago Central District office.
Does anyone know how roughly long CED is? My begin time and departure time are only about 6 hours apart
Depends. Afternoon is from 12:30-4pm
I emailed my interviewer, because I thought the same thing - my flight home was too early. She said that they made some changes to the campaign this time around and that the whole thing is only about 2-2.5 hrs. Hope that helps.
Anybody receive a recent invitation/rejection to the CED (within the past few days)? I'm still waiting for an email in general regarding CED. Haven't received an invite OR rejection for southern district. I was told i would hear back by Nov. 9.
What time is your return flight? My session begins at 7:30 and my return flight is about 1:30. Seems like this may be too early.
For those staying in a hotel, what do you plan on doing with your bag while at the interview? I assume we will have to check out of our rooms before hand. I'm going to pack light, but i will have that one bag with me and I don't know what to do with it.
Didn't stay in a hotel last time but I had a backpack and they had a storage room, this was NYC office
7:30+2.5 hrs = 10am. That's *plenty* of time to make a 1:30 flight. The hotel they put me in is about 3 blocks from the event. I am leaving my bag with the front desk of the hotel after I check out. If you don't feel comfortable asking them to hold it, just bring it. Lots of people will be doing the same thing.
As stated, you can leave your bag with the front desk at the hotel or you can bring it with you. They will have a closet/storage area for your bag(s) at your interview location.
Has everyone received their travel details? I am still awaiting mine.
I haven’t received my itinerary neither.
I received my itinerary on Monday (11/6). My CED is in Chicago on the 14th though so itineraries might come later for later CEDs.
Received mine today. If you haven’t received it, you may contact them to find out.
Do they send a rejection email or is it just an acceptance email for ced?
I'm new to the thread, and concur with timelines above. I've heard the time from CED to offer can be 2-3 weeks (yikes). It's been a long two+months of anxiety for me! I'm headed to Denver for CED next week as well. I have less than 10 years in finance industry, zero experience in public sector. I always had great experiences working with OCC Examiners in the past, so I'm excited to finally bite the bullet and go after this position. It's definitely a pay cut (initially), but I'm intrigued by the numerous career paths and specialties available. Best of luck to you all!
Has anyone received their itinerary for NYC?
No, I’m still waiting for my itinerary. My CED is in NYC also.
I'm confused at why I haven't received an acceptance or rejection email regarding CED
^ Same here. I thought they were supposed to send SOMETHING by Nov. 9
They are still working on the itinerary for the CED in NYC.
People still waiting to hear back from NYC?
I am still waiting to hear back from NYC
I’m still waiting on Dallas. Would’ve been nice if they had sent a rejection letter so I could’ve moved on weeks ago. USAJobs still shows ‘reviewed’. Guess they forgot about me
I finally received my itinerary for CED in NYC!
I wonder if every district sends rejection emails or does NYC just leave you hanging?
If your flight will arrive about 3 to 4 hours before my interview starting time, how would you spend the time? Can we report to the office earlier than scheduled and wait there?
Anyone still waiting on an itinerary for NYC? Not sure if they're going to give me assistance on my hotel so I emailed again
I am still waiting for any sort of reply from them. Hopefully hear from them soon. I did not receive an acceptance or rejection email yet
^ same. No rejection or invitation from Dallas. (Pretty annoying)
Those who are wondering if being left hanging is specific to a region, I haven't heard anything from about Chicago for MCBS. I'll be trying again next time around, but it's fairly annoying that I haven't heard anything
Does anyone know what kind of questions they ask at the CED interview? Looking back at older Glassdoor posts, it seems the questions are very similar to the phone interview questions in any given hiring quarter, but the questions seem to differ from quarter to quarter. Someone who's been to CED before - does this sound right to you? Should I just be refining the answers I gave during the phone interview?
I will be in Colorado on the day of the 14th but my interview isn’t until the 15th. Does anyone else have a schedule similar to this? I’m kind of wondering what I should do the entire day of the 14th.
Dx, I'm in the same situation. I get flown out to Chicago on the 13, stay in a nice hotel, then have CED on the 14th. I'd just enjoy the city you're in, prep your interview answers in the hotel, and just relax.
Anyone else still left in the dark about CED? Getting pretty frustrated.
My interview is on Tuesday and I still didn't get my hotel arranged. I'm booking my own hotel for this
Dx, same situation. I might go sightseeing since I'll get to my hotel at 12 and then probably sleep at 7. Not sure at what time you'll check into your hotel
I also didn’t get my hotel arranged, I called and emailed multiple times. I booked my own, hopefully they will reimburse me.
I still haven't got an itinerary and I'm not sure if they've booked a flight for me? Im in ohio and I'm supposed to be in NYC wednesday....
Guys!!!!!! Check your emails. The person in charge of traveling for the northeast have replied just now!!! Cancel ur hotels if you can!! They won't pay u for hotel if u booked ur own
For those who are freaking out because they haven't heard anything. I emailed my phone interviewer and he was surprised nothing is being sent. He is asking around to figure out what is going on.
What's so sad is the person claiming not to have heard anything and getting everyone in an uproar is most likely the same troll that was on the previous feed of over 700 comments and they are here on this feed again because they haven't ever been invited to CED or was invited and got turned down they are sick enough to create confusion and make everyone life miserable because they are miserable! I'm certain that OCC is competent enough to notify it's candidates! So don't believe the hype of this one troll that posted several of the same comments making it seem like there are several people that haven't received information-sick!
Saw some of u guys today at the interview but none of you said hi
Anyone have trouble checking in their hotel?
Might be a dumb question but who makes the hiring decision? Is it the interviewers or the district offices you applied for?
How's everyone's interview? The northeast ones should be all done by today
My interview went great. PNC's Examiners that lead my interview were a delight. The presentation about the program was super informative. The initial phone interviewer said all offers for LBS would be made before Thanksgiving. FYI - they are hiring four people into Pittsburgh's LBS. Relieved it's over, and I am cautiously optimistic. Off to the airport!
How many are interviewed for these four positions?
More than 20
Hello, Betty, it’s great to know that your interview went well! I am stuck in SFO now because my plane is delayed, I wish I am in the position now I can be relieved too. Lol Hope everyone had great experience at CED so far and wish everyone best luck for tomorrow!
Good luck to you, Aurther. You're prepared. As expected, it was exactly like the phone interview, just in person and different questions. My interview was 2:1, and the two gentlemen just took turns asking behavioral questions. Literally nothing that wasn't covered in this forum. I didn't ask the total number of candidates, but if I had to guess, I would say there were probably just over 20. Given that there were only 2 people in my group, and presumably groups at 8, 10, 12, and 2 for three days. MCBS was much larger. There were at least 5 candidates in the group that was at the same time as me.
Is there any way of knowing how many positions there are for MCBS for the Northeast? Also, I thought CED was 14-16? Or was it only 2 days in NYC?
It's only 2 days for northeast
Hello! I applied for the MCBS Position for the Southern district with the preferred start date in June. I have yet to receive an e-mail regarding a CED invite for the specified visit. A few minutes ago, I called and left a voicemail for my interviewer regarding my concerns. I am hoping to hear something back. Until then, I will remain positive and keep praying for the CED Invite for the Southern District. Good luck to Everyone!!!
Anyone know how many examiners the central office typically hires per location?
Sorry to break it to you but the CED are Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday of this week, if you were not invited then you are not invited and have to apply again next time
Do you guys know how to submit reimbursement for food?
I'm pretty sure they don't reimburse you for food
Hello, team, I am done with interview about 2 hrs ago, sitting in the airport, very tired. The overall experience I had was very good, although I was asked a lot of questions during the interview, I think I got 10 at least in total, and about 7-8 were behavior questions. But like Betty said, there were no surprises on the questions , it just strikes me that I thought it was going to be like the phone interview for about 4-5 behavior questions. Anyways, great relief, I did the best I could for sure. Wish everyone gets the offer call starting next week!
Truth to be told, if you are on the second day and even the third day of CED, chances are you are very unlikely to get selected. Your CED date as well as the group you been put in is designed specifically in mind with your overall score from the written test/multiple choice test and your phone interview. The best ones were to put on the first group on the first day, meaning they are the first ones get interviewed. It also means that if you do qualify for the job they will be considered before the candidates in the later groups or even in the later days. Keep in mind there are 4 groups per day and each group consists of 14-18 people. Considering the fact that each field office only hires 3-5 people, you can do the math yourself.
Does it matter? Even if it’s the case, how many here would still go to CED if they are placed on 2nd or 3rd day? I know I would.
Just letting people to be prepared as what will come next. Of course do attend CED
I would rather have an HR representative to tell me if I must re apply. I don't think anyone here is an HR specialist employed by the OCC, therefore I cannot trust what is speculated. Tomorrow I shall receive an e-mail regarding my concerns for the Southern CED which has NOT taken place yet. Thank you!
Check the other replies earlier, the southern one is in Dallas and already happened. The CED for all districts happens in this week November the 13th, reapply again next cycle and stop being delusional
Calm yourself. You're a professional. Act like it.
I do apologize for using such harsh word for the situation. I do believe all the CED are done, is that correct?
I agree. It's not the place to be nasty to each other. We are all stressed and anxious. A lot of posts on here seem negative just for the sake of being negative. Let's be supportive. If we make it into this program, playing nice in the sandbox is kind of mandatory, or it will make for a long five years. FWIW, I went back through. I didn't see a single person on this thread who indicated they were actually invited to Dallas, so it's quite possible the Southern District hasn't had theirs yet. It would also explain why one person said the recruiter told them they'd hear about CED by the 17th, rather than the 9th, although I also have no idea what district that person was from. Also, FWIW, as I already indicated, there were only 5 or 6 people in the Central MCBS group during my time slot, not 14-16.
I wouldn't really trust what anonymous is saying about the day of your CED. I doubt someone who was part of recruiting for the OCC would be commenting on this and if they're not part of it they really don't know. They wouldn't fly you out and pay for a hotel if they weren't interested. I'm not saying it's a guarantee, but I don't think that just because you were on the 2nd or 3rd day that means it's unlikely you'll be selected. Not that it really matters. The only thing to do now is wait. I want to thank everyone in this thread, it was a great help when preparing for both interviews. Good luck!
Just finished my interview few days ago, do people think they did well on the interview?
Also I will just wait for the call back result, it might takes a while due to thanksgiving is just around the corner.
Does anyone remember the training locations for the Western district? I know there are 4, and I remember what 3 of them were: Des Moines, San Francisco, and Wichita. I can’t remember the fourth one for the life of me.
No idea, I only know the location for northeast ones
What are the locations for the northeast training? And I'm guessing no one and confirm the thing about day of your CED?
I was told training in the NE would be in the central district, in either Columbus, Cincinnati, or Louisville. I am LBS, though, so I don't know if MCBS training for NE is actually in in the NE or not.
Hey everyone, we are all going through the same process all feeling the same anticipation to find out if we were selected, if you have negative speculation please keep it to yourself. Until December 4th we all have an equal opportunity to be selected. The person who commented saying the day you interviewed determined the likelihood of your selection spoke inaccurately. I know fellow college alum in the occ who told me the day of your interview has nothing to do with the chances you have of being selected. So let’s please keep this thread positive and not make the anticipation any worse. Thank you!
For NE it's possible to train in NYC because one of the tour guide is in the NY field department and he trained in NYC too
Also for northeast you might be trained in DC
The district recruiter for the NE said during my CED that all training for MCBS will be done at whatever field office you're going to be working out of. For the Northeast specifically I don't know about other districts and large banks could obviously be different.
The district recruiter for the NE said during my CED that all training for MCBS will be done at whatever field office you're going to be working out of. For the Northeast specifically I don't know about other districts and large banks could obviously be different.
It's not 100% guaranteed to be trained at the field office you applied. Most likely you will be trained at one of the bigger district location for training
Anyone get callback yet?
Does anyone know how many they will be hiring for Mid-Size in the Northeast as a whole or by field office?
They won't tell you how many they are hiring
Actually Nyc is hiring 5, according to my interviewer
Only 5? That's very little considering they aren't planning to hire again in January
The lead recruiter said they try to fill up all their hires for northeast for June right now and not hiring for the next cycle in January unless they can't fill up the positions
I think it's pretty tough to tell how many they are hiring. Each training team consists of about 5, so I would assume each field office is hiring about 5 people. I'm not sure how it works for NYC specifically, because they're hiring for Manhattan, Jersey City and Edison, so IDK if that means 5 for each office or 5 for New York as a whole. I believe what they mean by hiring again in January is if a lot of people don't accept offers. Again, I really don't know, just doing my best to speculate.
For my session the lead recruiter specifically said that because in the past they have been hiring in October and January so they often have to break up the training session into two and it's much easier for them if they just hire once and train all the new hires together. So for this time they wanted to try to recruit everyone in just one setting and not have to worry about train the new hires again in January unless they can't fill the positions. This is only for the northeast district
Good luck everyone! It's started!
Started what? The calls?
Indeed! I hope everyone gets the position they went for!
What? Really? How do you know?
They made the decisions this fast? Wow 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Everybody, stay calm. The process has just started, keep an eye out next week and the following week for calls/emails. Last cycle it was roughly two weeks from first-last offers with some divisions starting several days ahead of others. I hope everyone was able to get the position they were going for! Don't be discouraged either way and reapply the spring round if you don't make this round. I know one guy that was hired in April (June start) was finally accepted on his 4th attempt, so don't be at all discouraged if you are interested you'll be even more prepared. Good luck everyone!
Also one more thing, I read on here that they would hire a lot of people then trim it down to the ones they wanted to keep during training. Is this true? Also by looking up reviews by the associate and the assistances on here most of them reflect the same issue with training and first starting out until you made it to UCE. Can anybody confirm if this is true?
To the person who stated I was being "Delusional", please do not manifest negativity. It sucks enough that I did not get the second interview and this is my Second time applying. My entire future outlook on my career is desired by becoming an OCC employee. Although not being informed ahead of time and having to reach out to the agency about my status after ALL CEDs have taken place is a bit discouraging to my career goals, but your comment and outlook is a bit disturbing and doesn't help others that have to look forward to other career opportunities. Be mindful, please and take care of yourself. To everyone else, CONGRATULATIONS!! I wish you all the best on your endeavors!! Have a great weekend!!
Don't worry about what other people have said here, I know people who are going through this application cycle for the third time and still trying! Just reapply agin next time in January and be prepared!
Most definitely!! Will do!!! Hopefully, the 3rd time is the charm!!! Thank you!! Good Luck!!
Best of luck to you too! :)
Anyone hear anything yet,
Also should we be worrying about the training part like what majority of the reviews said here on Glassdoor?
Majority? I only saw a couple. I'm definitely not sweating the petulant words of a few disgruntled employees. Training will be what you make of it.
Thank you! I really wanted to stay with occ if I made it
Anyone received anything yet? Acceptance or rejections?
Nothing for me yet.
I doubt anything will go out on the weekend
My recruiter gave me my itinerary for CED and answered a bunch of questions at 7:30pm two Saturdays ago. So never say never, but I haven't heard anything, either. Doesn't seem like anyone has, except one person who I personally think was making an obvious attempt to troll.
Ok thank god. I was wondering why the offer calls would go out on Friday night, nearly got myself a heart attack
Do people think they did well on the interview? I heard once you made it to the last interview their decision on giving you an offer or not solely depends on how you performed for the interview.
Yeah, I definitely wasn't trolling but like I said before, good luck everyone and I hope everyone gets the spot they were going for!
Literally only a couple of offers get sent on Friday, the majority will be starting in the morning. There should have been at least one ambassador that was a Friday hire at your CED. But yet again, that doesn't mean anything to be worried about. 99% of offers start the following week.
Nice! But I'm surprised some people got their offer on Friday
I'm just excited I got one! Lol. Looking forward to hopefully seeing some familiar faces from CED again at orientation! I'm also not the person who was being negative to other people previously, in case anyone didn't know. I'm looking forward to more of you guys getting your offers as well! It's a very exciting time!
Congrats! Do you mind sharing what office you applied to?
I don't want to say anything yet publicly even anon, until other people start getting their offers. I'm sure you can understand.
No. No one understands. Which is why people think you're trolling. 🤷
Background checks take at least a week and they need that before making an offer. When did you interview?
Don't think anybody got their offer yet, the guy is definitely a troll
Also according to the thread with 700+ comments, most offers should be given out this week. So if people didn't get their offer this week chances are slim to get the job
have anyone gotten an offer call yet? Or a rejection email at this point?
I can confirm that calls have started to go out for the Northeast...
Hello, everyone, as we are all calmly waiting for the offer calls, if you could use the following format when you hear anything from OCC, I would greatly appreciate it! *Update: Offer Call! Name: (please make up something so we can distinguish) Time: (rough time would be enough) District: Category: (MCSB/LBS) Other comment: (If you can kindly provide any additional information, that will be great!!) Please do not imply or say you hear or know someone got the call, only update when YOU got the call. Please don’t just come here to stir anxiety among legitimate applicants, find a good movie to watch instead, the Blade Runner 2049 is on, I highly recommend it.
And I will provide the following summary information 3 times a day: **Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 01 Time: 1600 (EST) Date: 11/20/2017 MCBS: NE (0)/ CEN (0)/ SOU (0)/ WES (0) LBS: NE (0)/ CEN (0)/ SOU (0)/ WES (0) Other comment: I am not confident about the credibility of the offer updates we have received so far in the discussion, therefore the offer count are set to all 0. Thanks.
I agree. If you're not prepared to actually say that you got an offer don't comment something cryptic that maybe you did/maybe you didn't.
Offer NE District LBS program 4:00pm EST Training location: Columbus
Offer call Time: 1:15 pm central time Date: 11/20/2017 MCBS: central Recruiter gave me a call told me I was offered the position. Summarized the location, salary, training location, etc.
So we have two offers already send out? That's fast
Yes I was surprised...I interviewed in Chicago on 11/14
It's weird considering the background and credit check takes a while to go through and also the fact that during last cycle people waited much longer to hear back
Congratulations!! And thanks so much for updating us!
Congratulations and what is your location of the central MCBS?
I have my fingers and toes crossed for you, Aurther! To the other offeree: in addition to your field office, where is your training?
My office is in Milwaukee and that is where the training is also.
Offer call: 1:45pm EST MSBS Northeast Recruiter stated I passed the preliminary background review therefore offer is contingent on passing a full background check
@Betty7 Lol and thanks so much~ @NE777 Congratulations! Do you mind sharing with us about your field office (it's totally fine if you prefer not to say).
Feels like I'm not getting an offer this time...... since the offer calls are already been giving out 😭😭😭
Breathe! There will be offers made tomorrow and Wednesday, as well as a few the following week. Keep the faith.
I believe!!!!!! I believe in myself and each one of you!!! We got this ☺️
Exact same thing as NE77. Did he use a recording or something? lol Offer call: 1:45pm EST MSBS Northeast Recruiter stated I passed the preliminary background review therefore offer is contingent on passing a full background check
So we have 4 offers here already? wow think im not getting one this time :(
Did anyone received an offer from Central yet?
Who else have got an offer
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 02 Time: 2000 (EST) Date: 11/20/2017 MCBS (Total 3): NE (2)/ CEN (1)/ SOU (0)/ WES (0) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: I realized this cycle for LBS is only in Pittsburgh (Please correct me if wrong), so I change the location to NE only. I think it is safe to call it a day now, congratulations to the fellow glassdoorer who scored big today!! For the rest of us, good luck to you all tomorrow!
Anyone from the western district?
Is there only one offer from Central so far?
I'm worried I won't get an offer because I still didn't get a call yet. Did anyone found out if they have their credit pulled? What about the USA job job status????
To the people who gotten an offer, which day did you have your CED on? Was it the first day?
To the people that got offers is your start date January or June?
Hey everyone. I received an offer for the western district earlier today. I am here to clarify the misconception regarding Which day you had your CED. I was a day 3 CED candidate so I genuinely don’t believe the day you went has anything to do with your eligibility. Good luck, I hope you all get selected !
My CED was on the 15th (day 2}. June start. I haven't gotten an alert from Capital One yet that my credit was pulled, and my job status is still "Reviewed" on USAJobs with a last updated date in September.
Day 1 of CED, no credit alert[I think they just do a soft pull that wouldn't show up though) , no change on USAJobs.
What's the field office you will be working in for these of you who gotten an offer?
I'm worried that the competitive ones will be a lot harder to get in
Hi, Dx, congratulations! Which office did you apply?
Field Office - Washington DC Call came in at 1:45pm I missed the call and called back. My CED was on the 15th (Day 2) Training location - Washington DC No credit alert
Are the calls over? No more offers?
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 03 Time: 1030 (EST) Date: 11/21/2017 MCBS (Total 4): NE (2)/ CEN (1)/ SOU (0)/ WES (1) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: we should expecting more offers today and tomorrow, so LET THE CALL BEGIN!!
Yes, and best of luck to each and everyone of of you. I hope everyone gets what they wanted and be successful ❤️
Anyone got an offer today?
I think so
Think most of the offers are given out already
anyone from CED on the 15th receive offers?
I received an offer today!!! I will begin in June 2018 at the San Antonio, TX, field office! I completed by interview on November 13th & interviewed in Dallas, TX.
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 04 Time: 1530 (EST) Date: 11/21/2017 MCBS (Total 5): NE (2)/ CEN (1)/ SOU (1)/ WES (1) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: Up to this point, it seems folks have received offers from all 4 districts, please update us if you got an offer, thanks.
i received my offer at 9am this morning - my training and permanent location are both in central district for mcbs
Which central districts have people received offers for?
It is safe to say the offers are finished at this point?
my offer was columbus!
Hey all, Those of you who receive offers, could you also post what your credentials were going into the final interview and what you think gave you the upper hand? It's be really helpful to those of us who plan on reapplying next round!
They said in CED that the NE region do not plan to hire again next time unless there are positions need to be filled
Think all the offers are out at this moment, thinking about reapply again next time
I have a feeling more offers will be going out tomorrow. Don't update with guesses, just update if you actually got an offer or not. None of us really know.
I have a feeling more offers will be going out tomorrow. Don't update with guesses, just update if you actually got an offer or not. None of us really know.
The last person who posted about getting an offer last year got the offer on November 30th. CED was over roughly the same days this year, and the end of the month is over a week away. I'm just speculating, but I highly doubt all the offers are out. Though I'm sure that someone will ask again in 3 posts. 😆
**Summary: Offer Call! Sequence: 05 Time: 2100 (EST) Date: 11/21/2017 MCBS (Total 6): NE (2)/ CEN (2)/ SOU (1)/ WES (1) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: Last summary for today in terms of offers update. Again, congratulations to everyone who got the order already and for the rest of us, keep an eye on your cell phone, got another day before holiday, don't we? :) BTW, if anyone got a offer call from San Francisco, please kindly let me know. I checked my credit report, I know, I know, I don't have soft pull from OCC yet.
I'm worried guy....... I really really really wanted to work for the occ..... I'm scared what if I don't get the offer
It’s allright, I’ve known of people who applied 3 times and got in on the 4th try ... just keep on trying...
To the person asking about San Francisco - I received an offer for SF on Friday, November 17 around 4pm. My training is also in SF. :) We were told on CED (held 11/14) that the offers would start on 11/20, and they should wrap them up by 12/4. There is still hope!
Has anyone gotten an offer for St. Louis?
How many people do they recruit to each field office? And how long do they give the offerees to decide on the offers?
I'm not certain on the number of people that are recruited for each office but I was given 48 hours to accept/decline the offer.
Thanks and Congrats.
It is safe to say that as of right now all the offers are been given out and we should just reapply next time?
😂 9 posts later. No one knows. No one can answer that for you. Based on the trends from prior years, NO.
Ok thank you! I wish i can get the job!
Hi, elbie, I was the person who asked the question about SF, thanks a lot for updating us and congratulations on your offer!
Thanks, Aurther! I hope you hear something soon!
**Summary (LAST): Offer Call! Sequence: 06 Time: 1330(EST) Date: 11/22/2017 MCBS (Total 7): NE (2)/ CEN (2)/ SOU (1)/ WES (2) LBS (Total 1): NE (1) Comment: hi, everyone, this will be my last summary. I am taking my focus off this forum and this application in particular now. For the past 1 month, especially the last 2 weeks, I have spent most of my time and energy on this application and I want to switch gears and spend more time with my family, gym buddies and my studies. It's been a great experience and thank you all so much for all your support, sharing your experience and comments with us, I greatly appreciate it! Congratulations again to all the ones who have received the job offers and best wishes to the ones who are waiting. Happy Holidays Everyone!!
Hello everyone, I think it's safe to say that if we didn't get a call by the end of today, chances are very slim we would have an offer for the position considering tomorrow is thanksgiving and flex Friday afterwards. So it's either today or maybe the next Monday for calls to going out, and that's it
Yep... I know previous cycles offers went out later, but i am losing faith as wel. Guess better luck applying next round.
Yep... I know previous cycles offers went out later, but i am losing faith as well. Guess better luck applying next round.
For what it’s worth I’d say never give up. This is my third time applying for the OCC and I finally received an offer. Yes I was upset and kind of discouraged the first two times but I redirected that energy into performing better the next recruitment cycle. First time around I failed the knowledge assessment, 2nd time I passed knowledge failed the WCST, 3rd time I passed both portions and the interviews.. If this is really what you want keep working for it , eventually you will get it!
I'm thinking about applying for an undesirable place to start working as oppose somewhere lets say NYC because how competitive it is to get an offer
Hey Dx, how did you prepare yourself for the interview? I think I didn't get an offer because I didn't do so well during my interview. Also is the field office you applied a competitive location where a lot of people were trying to get in? Thank you
I just spoke to my recruiter. He stated that offers will still be going out over the next week or so. Take it for what it's worth.
Hello there, may I ask what district is the recruiter you spoke with? Thank you
I got nothing!! Not even a rejection e-mail. I had to call to ask about my status. Of well..good luck to those who actually made it to the end with an offer. Enjoy your new found employment!!
Sry Lea. Best of luck, hopefully this was at least a positive learning experience.
Oh thank you..... do people think offers for other regions are all finished
I want to believe offers will still go out for other districts next week. It’s hard to believe so many of us didn’t get offers, but I’ve also somewhat lost faith.
From what o recall there were 49 that made it to the CED and they were hiring I believe 15-20 if I remember correctly. These are southern district numbers.
From those with experience, is it easier or more difficult to get hired for a June start from the April hiring, or is it really just luck?
To me it felt like the offers are done, it's just hard to believe how so many of us didn't get anything
Also the fact that occ tends to over hire and then trim down people from training teams. More than half of the people don't make it through
^^ is that a fact??
Sadly it is. Even my phone interview told me the fact that passing the interviews is not enough to keep the job. The train period consists of 6-7 months followed by 5-6 months of probation period. If your monthly evaluation period is ever came back below a satisfactory grade, you will be removed from the position. If you do not believe me you can look up the reviews on Glassdoor and see how many "helpful" upvote some of the reviews received when they talk about how much people get trimmed out by the training and probation period.
I got a notification the OCC pulled my credit but I haven't receeived an offer. Does anybody think that's a good sign that offers still may be going out or do you think they just do it for everyone?
The reviews don’t say that regarding training and probation is 12 months from when you start
Training teams do not have 50+ percent attrition rates. Most people make it off training team and make it off probation. There are a few who simply aren't cut out for the job, but that's the exception. That person will have warning and be given an opportunity to improve.
Keep in mind that people are a lot more inclined to come and write a review if they had a very negative experience. So you're likely to read about a lot of those negative experiences here, and it isn't necessarily an accurate representation of the number of people that don't make the cut.
Then what is the more accurate rate of attrition that you know of?
I prepared myself for the interview honestly by doing my own outside research on the OCC and remembering the questions they asked me on the phone interview and coming up with new examples to similar questions. I researched the OCC's history and their mission/purpose, reiterating it in the interview. Aside from that just being calm and confident in what i could bring to the table, you know? You are your own greatest asset in this life, when you truly believe that people will see it. Just have faith in yourself and your abilities! Also, I applied for the LA field office, I hope this helps! & I hope you all get offers this coming week, best of luck to everyone!
I wonder if they’re done making offers in the Northeast
I think they are done making the initial offers. I’m sure a few people will turn down offers which will open up spots this week.
Yeah offers are done almost 100% just reapply next time I guess
At this time it's safe to say that the offers are done giving out
Also hard to believe so little people on here got offers. Maybe they aren't hiring that many people afterall
I wonder why they don't hire more people when the agency is understaffed and there are people who jus sit around all day and don't do anything
Again it's not safe to assume anything. That being said use some quick logic. Offers were starting on Monday of last week. The week ended for most federal and state employees on Wednesday (most also took a half day that day as well)
^^^^What they said. Impossible to know if they're done giving out offers yet. My guess is that they'll finish giving them out this week but we'll see.
Hey, everyone! So I was one of the unfortunate recruits who was denied during the phone interview stage (I interviewed while being extremely sick). I'm checking in after over a month of being absent from this forum. I'd like to start off by saying congratulations to all that have received an offer! While reading through the comments, however, I noticed that someone mentioned that the Northeast District isn't really looking to hire January recruits. That sucks, as I REALLY wanted to work out of the Philadelphia field office my first time around. Now that I'm preparing to start the process over again in January, that statement now has me rethinking my initial plans. Did anyone successfully make it (at least an interview) to a district outside of the district that they reside in? If the Northeast District isn't looking to hire anyone, then I wouldn't mind applying to either Central (Chicago-Downers Grove) or Western (San Francisco).
The lead northeast recruiter said specifically that the northeast isn't trying to hire in January unless they can't fill the positions. Also SF is very competitive to get in plus the rent is very high, maybe Chicago is easier but I'm not sure
It looks to me they prefer local candidate/s; seems the few who received offers are living in the same cities where the field offices located.
They interviewed so many people during the CED but hired so few.
I do not live near where my offer came from FYI
You must be a super strong candidate among those they interviewed for that office then.
Or the office is in a undesirable location that anyone who applies will get in
To me the OCC HR likes to do industry hires with people who's been working for 1-2 years. Do they not consider OCC' turnover rates? It makes more sense to do less industry hiring when the candidate is clearly leaving a company behind after the firm's initial investment and training in them and look for something else, just like how they came to interview with the occ and leaving their old company behind. Do OCC not see the fact they will do just the same in a few years and go somewhere else? Leaving the same place understaffed and lose of investment in candidates
Appreciate the kind words. I prepared a bit for the interview but once I got in there it all went out the window.
The sad truth is the OCC isn't hiring that many people for their entry level positions due to the fact that there are people who doesn't do any work in the government and still gets paid like everyone else knowing that they will never get fired. The latest company review on OCC clearly stated that there are people who comes in and just stare at their computer screen all day/sits around do nothing meanwhile there are so many of us who eagerly wanted to be part of OCC and willing to do the hard works. It's just how government works and nobody can do anything about it.
^welcome to adulthood. I wouldn’t focus energy on things you can’t control, if the OCC is your dream job, figure out what they want and make sure you have it before you apply again. Best of luck!
Did anyone ever see their status change? I think I’ve officially lost hope. Made it all the way to CED, and thought St. Louis and Indianapolis wouldn’t be among the most desirable locations, guess I was wrong.
Are they gonna send rejection email at all?
Yes. I think they will be sent the same time offer letters are sent, which is next month.
The office I’m going to is large and a few states away. For those applying in the future, I don’t think you should be swayed by the location in reference to where you currently live.
How about share some of your credentials with us so we can have some clue? Years of related experience? Super charming character? Connections? Luck? It doesn’t sound like a good advice to others to apply for somewhere far far away in general.
Also keep in mind that an unpopular location might also have a smaller incoming number of new hires
It is safe to say all the offers are made at this point and we should just reapply next time?
Sorry if you took what I wrote as advise, it was just my experience. This might be hard to believe, but I think they just thought I was a good fit for the position. Maybe I scored well on the test. Maybe they liked my interview answers, I wouldn’t know and won’t drive myself crazy trying to speculate. Best of luck to you though!
No one want you to guess anything, just want to know what kind of qualifications you have so others can compare and gauge themselves. And the main point is that your experience doesn’t reject the local candidate advantage at all.
Stop being so harsh to him. He doesn't have to tell you anything, the fact that he is willing to help you and explained what he thought was the reason made him get the offer is already fair enough. Maybe it's your attitude that made the OCC rejected you for the position
For people who are applying again next time are you going to apply for the June start date or the January start date?
For the poster asking for advice, I think a major key is attitude showing confidence but not arrogance. That you are willing to learn and are able to articulate yourself clearly and concisely. I have an accounting degree and worked an internship so I talked a bit about how my intern assignments helped me to developed transferable skills. And outlined those skills and how they relate. Also make sure you seem team oriented as almost all your work will be in a team. That’s the best I can offer you ask questions that are indicative of longevity with the agency. Hope this helps whoever applies next round. Also make sure ur responses to the behavioral questions hit all points as they use a star interview approach (you can google that)
If you reapply again can you even apply for January start date? I would assume when the next cycle starts it would pass the January time
Should we all just assume that it's the end of it? Reapply next time?
Just waiting for my rejection email now..
Yeah..... it's sad to see only so few of us made it through the interview. I wonder did they hire less people for this time or what
I wonder why they took in so many people to the CED if they knew they are hiring fewer; too much of waste for both sides.
I think next cycle will be even tougher, as the trend of tightening government agencies continues.
anyone contact their HR Rep?
Yeah I think it's only going to get worse and worse from now on if we don't get in on this cycle
Some may want to try starting at the state level as an examiner. Would give you transferable skills for the federal level
Next cycle begins in February, the earliest starting time will be June.
Anyone got Cleveland field office? Could you please share when did you receive your offer? Thanks.
Losing hope at this point. It felt like occ have a definite need in mind and just called in so many people for last round to get only a selective few
I haven’t heard anyone got Cleveland or Cincinnati either.
Anyone contacted the head recruiter yet?
Listen - do not give up hope! they have probably made the first round of offers, but that doesn't mean that everyone who applied will accept. Hang in there. I know it is hard to be optimistic at this point, but the process is not officially closed yet.
Thank you. I really appreciate and needed these positive support
Quick question, if they wanted to contact you for an offer, does the lead recruiter calls you directly or it's someone from the HR?
In my case, the recruiter called me directly first. Then I received an email with all of the details.
Offers are still being extended, at least in Central. I've just accepted one for Cleveland.
Received offer by phone yesterday and accepted today. I didn't ask what part of the hiring process they are in, but I'm fairly sure they still have a few more to go at this point. You are given 48 hours to accept or decline.
Feels so good that one more of us got an offer, even though I still didn't get anything 😭
I'm curious, if you missed the offer call do they leave a message for you to call back?
i missed the offer call but received a follow up email .
Congrats r403, hopefully more central offers are coming, but I’m not holding out much hope
For those that got their offers, do you have a start date yet?
did anyone else get an offer from western district?
so to reiterate: lets ignore 22,23,24 since most people will take off or leave early. 20,21: offers have been extended to almost all districts minus the north east 27,28,29: offers have only been extended to central, nothing at all for west or south is this correct?
Only one offer was extended this week, maybe just an atypical situation.
thanks ggwpnore everyone
Has anyone heard from the Indy or Louisville office ?
Keep in mind that there are people who applied and perhaps received offers that aren't posting in this thread. Take everything you read here with a grain of salt. It's not over until it's over (if you receive the rejection letter) Until then, keep pushing on and stay positive!
For those who made it to CED more than once and finally got an offer what did you do different the second or third time?
I would email my recruiter but he probably wouldn’t give outright rejections because they stated until the 8th or something
My recruiter told me that central is done with their offers
How recently were told that about the central being done with offers, and were you told via phone or email? Thank you in advance.
I emailed my recruiter yesterday and he called me today
Offers are done last week, before holiday; the one received offer this week was a rare case that someone either declined or didn’t pass background/credit check, he happened to be the first on the waiting list. With him accepting offer yesterday, there is nothing left.
It's hard to believe so many people didn't get anything
Given the lengthy process I'm not sure if I will go through it again knowing OCC will again invite way more people for last round of interview and only give out so few spots for offer
I’m going to email my recruiter and just get the rejection over with. Hopefully he will have some tips for next round. I’m going to apply to even smaller cities and hope that works out..
That's rough to hear it.... keep on applying and keep us updated :)
I emailed my recruiter (central) and he called back I missed the call and now he is out of the office. If it is a rejection I wish they would have just emailed me instead of waiting until Monday to find out. I guess I still have some hope but not much.
My recruiter said that offers are done for central; I called yesterday.
Yeah that’s what I figured . I just don’t know why he would have me call instead of just emailing me like I did first. Did they say anything else about your status going forward?
Well i just got my rejection email so it looks like those will start officially going out.
Just got my rejection email! Honestly don't think I'm going to apply again.
Oh no! Sorry to hear that. Best of luck in your future search
Given how the process turned out for most of us I don't think majority of the people would reapply again.
What is everyone's rejection email looks like? As far as I know there are two types of rejection email, one saying you were not recommended for the position and other one saying the process is very competitive and you were not selected for a position.
The second one meaning you were among the recommended ones but not high enough on the list to make it meanwhile the first one just straight out rejected you
A rejection letter is still a rejection letter at the end of the days, but mine states.... Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we regret to inform you that you were not selected for our entry-level bank examiner position. If you are interested in reapplying to this position during future cycles, you must submit a new application and any required documents during the next open period. You will be required to re-take all of the requisite Assistant National Bank Examiner tests (knowledge test and written communication skills test). Your interest in the OCC is truly appreciated and we wish you much success in future employment endeavors. Sincerely, ANBE Recruitment
but in regards to the post above, I do plan to apply and take my chances again for a June start date. I do not graduate until May anyways, just sucks that the next CED if i make it will be in the heart of busy season
This is mine, do you see the difference: Thank you for your interest in employment with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). We regret to inform you that based on your Decision Interview, you were not recommended for a position with the OCC. If you are interested in reapplying to this position during future cycles, you must submit a new application and any required documents during the next open period. You will be required to re-take all of the requisite ANBE tests (knowledge test and written communication skills test). Your interest in the OCC is truly appreciated and we wish you success in your future employment endeavors. Sincerely, ANBE Recruitment For mine reply, it shows I'm not even recommended
What regions was your? Mine was central
Could vary by region. I do not think one has more or less meaning than the other.
I'm NE and I got the "Our hiring process is extremely competitive and we regret to inform you that you were not selected for our entry-level bank examiner position" email. Applied earlier this year and got that as well
Yeah who knows
For who those who have gone through the process multiple times did you apply for different cities the 2nd or 3rd time?
Don't think people will keep coming back to here now since everything is over
I received my offer from Western!! My location will be with the Honolulu field office
Lol there is no Honolulu field office. Seattle and SF split those examinations. Nice try though.
Lol there is no Honolulu field office. Seattle and SF split those examinations. Nice try though.
I applied and got to CED, but I got my rejection email on Friday Dec 1. I wish the email didn't say that "based on your decision interview, you were not recommended" though. I mean, that's pretty obvious, but it's also really discouraging because it sounds like "Hey, you did well in every step, but boy did you really screw up that interview" to me. I'll be honest though. I really want this position, so I might reapply at some point...but I really don't want to. Every step in the process was a constant spike in anxiety for me, and the whole business of flying out to Chicago was a continual source of stress.
Did anyone get their refunds for expenses yet? I feel like it’s taking forever.
It's the government what do you expect
The refunds takes around 3 months so if you need the money right away don’t expect it! I learned that from the other feed of over 700 comments-sorry dear!
Merry Christmas everyone
Has anyone received their offer letter yet?
If it’s for NE June start, they said this month, not sure what date.
Yes it is, that’s what I thought as well. Thanks!
Did everyone have happy holidays? Has anyone heard back with acceptance letters or anything else?
Still waiting... Northeast.
Yep, NE here...still waiting.
I thought waiting for the phone call was nerve-racking...
I think it’s fine, we have time as the start date isn’t until June. As long as we got the phone call, we’re good!
Any word yet?
So is this feed over ? No has posted an update in a while! Has anyone heard from OCC on acceptances letters or training? Also have you received reimbursement from interviews?
If you're the CEO, what are the first three things you check about the business when you wake up?65 Answers
I would check the sales, the IT infrastructure to be sure it's running, and my mails..
The news, stock price, email
1) are our employees safe and sound, 2) are there any major customer issues or service problems, 3) What is new happening in the world and our industry today
Are customers happy? How are sales? Are our teams able to do their jobs well?
Yesterday's profit, Today's profit and tomorrow's potential profit
Would first have to get my coffee going. Second email message's and daily reading, Third, possibly hold a quick meeting with executive's, manager's, supervisor's etc...
If I had to check that every morning, the first thing I'd do would be checking GlassDoor to find a list of new jobs.
As CEO I don't need to micromanage. I'd check the news, weather, and email.
I would also make sure my Website is up and running.
First, I'd check to insure my responsibilities aren't being given to interviewees. Second, I'd check to see if they actually had any good ideas. And third, I would claim those ideas as my own.
1: How happy are your employees. 2: How happy are you customers. 3: Where are we wasting time and money and how can it be improved.
How did the business do yesterday What is plan of action for today to make it better and world news
Cash in all bank accounts Upcoming appointments Status reports from all department heads
#1 Sales, (top three & bottom three departments), #2 Controllable expenses (payroll, business expenses) #3 Email
1)Cash balance 2)Dept Head reports 3)Forecast
1. Are my employees happy. 2. Are my consumers happy. 3. Has my company kept it's promises today.
still have a company still employed still have a desk
Stock price and the volume. Where is Jeff Bezos now?
Did anybody see me sleeping in my office? Is it time ro go home yet? Where are my shoes?
Revenue, cash flow available, and if there's any red flag issues for the day.
Check liquidity position; do have enough cash/cash equivalent to take advantage of investment/new opportunities, Is our business strategy working to stay ahead of the competition, with our strategies and check on our promise to customers are we meeting and exceeding customers expectations, with CRM
if our customers are happy if there is enough cashflow to sustain the business if our industry is growing
1. Prior day sales against target 2. HR updates 3. Expense ratios
First respond to any messages from the 'Red' line (em/voice/text/other). Good days are when there are none. Second, review the days schedule that you and your admin created and re-schedule appointments if needed. Third, triage and delegate issues from the 'Yellow' line as needed. There are almost always some of these.
Am I still passionate about what I do and have to offer, and Is the "need" for what I offer still viable? If not, who is available to help me "fix" the problems with the first two items.
In order (and all before leaving the house) ... (1) phone messages, (2) email messages ... to assure no overnight or early morning emergencies. (3) listen to business news while I get ready for work.
1. How my family and friends are doing. 2. My messages - emails, voicemails, texts. 3. The news I would not check the stock price daily because I am worried about trends, not the day-to-day guessing of gamblers on Wall Street. The news will keep me informed so I can better prepare for the future of the company and our customers. Messages are important because I will have the proper people under me to help me be informed of problems and opportunities. Family and friends are important because they will be there with me to celebrate the successes as well as strengthen me to get through the problems.
Are the lights on, servers plugged in, and call centers open
1) Financial results by business segment 2) Significant customer issues 3) significant employee issues
Bookings, Billings, and Backlog
1. My social media channels (tells me how people feel about my service) 2. My subscribership dashboard (tells me how people are reacting to my service) 3. Check out major competitor news (tells me how people are reacting to my competition) Then I feel equipped to address the days emails, meetings and projects.
Your overnight communiques, your days agenda and the stock price.
I will check email from my admin to ensure that nothing has happened overnight which requires input from me - if there is, then respond and find out why. Subordinates at that level should be capable enough not to require emergency intervention by me. Next, check that my coffee is brewing and that I have hot water for my shower.
Stock price, email, industry news
1.) Check over my one sentence strategy for that day (developed during early AM routine) 2.) People check...say good morning to my team and deliver a word of encouragement that coalesces around current initiative. 3.) Check computer systems.
1. Stock price 2. Project deadlines 3. Meeting schedules
Glassdoor to see what employees are saying News and technical trends to see if there is anything the company can do to improve life. My Daily Schedule so I can prepare for the day and modify it based on #1 and #2
Who's the CEO. If it's not me, I'm going back to sleep. Search the company name on Google for trending news. Call the company to make sure the phone system is up and we have not been sold
1chexk emails 2 stretch and breath 3 check news and family
1. Check what my team and our customers need to be successful for the day and are motivated and inspired through being my being role model. 2. Model through taking 20/80 action, passion and commitment to our company in helping us to achieve our vision and values. 3. Set direction, advise and delegate how we can meet our short term and longer. KPI's and revenue objectives.
1. to-date target realization, 2. how are the up-stream projects doing, 3. are we structured/focused well to overdeliver our targets
1 - Check for messages from the COO: were there any catastrophes over night - defined by a severe potential dissatisfaction from customers. 2 - Check my schedule and make sure that the most important things are on it, and that no time is allotted to trivial things. 3 - Check that my future plans for the direction of the company are on track. I'd probably do this while exercising.
The first thing IP
Nothing. There are more important matters to attend to first thing in the morning... like: 1) Go to the bathroom 2) NEED COFFEE 3) Eat breakfast with the family Once at the office, then check all of the things needed to start the business day.
Any PR or mentions of the company Company stock index Important follow-ups promised to me yesterday, EOD
1. Check phone and emails to see if there's anything I need to deal with immediately. 2. Check calendar to see what's on the agenda today. 3. Check the spelling and grammar on everything we put out to the public. It looks bad when you can't write a well-constructed sentence.
status, profit, messages
Check the news, check the stocks, check my bank account.
If I were the CEO I wont have to micromanage my people down the line I will let them to their job responsibly (but I'll require a feedback and listen to what they say for the improvement individually, professionally, for the growth, development and expansion of the company as a whole). I'd rather check the news, weather and my emails as I sit down and have a healthy breakfast and hot black coffee to start up the day.... I strongly believe that taking CARE of your internal employees first & hearing them out gives a more enthusiastic, loyal and passionate stellar service.
1. Any news items about what the competition is doing. 2. Any news items about us. 3. Brainstorm my responses to the press on #1 and #2.
1) Are my people happy 2) Are my customers happy 3) How can we better align our reality with our vision today
1. My calendar - todays appointments 2. Overall satisfaction of the company - employees and clients 3. Revenue Then check in with my direct reports to make it happen for the day.
1. Overall Business Rating 2. Stock close day prior 3. Executive Mgmt. status and employee satisfaction
My Bladder. My rectal gas pressure. Are the servers up
1- Time: I don't sleep longer 2- The mirror in the bathroom to see how beautiful, kind and communicative I look 3- and the weather, to choose what clothes I can wear Before CEO, I am a human, and if I don't give the first 10 mints of morning to myself when I wake up, I cannot be patient in the office, and you cannot make people feel welcome and happy until and unless you are not happy and welcome with your body. I would ever never check my email box when I wake up in the morning in first 10 mints and no social media because there is always good and bad news.
As the CEO of basically ant type of company I believe the first thing every morning would be to check the market for highs or lows, read the paper or watch the news for political turns over-night and check for the latest in natural disasters, especially this day & age and see if my company is effected and if so, how bad. If life changing, my next step would be to immediately call a board meeting, financial analysts, etc to assess the damage. If the world stayed quite and all is well with the market. I'd just call my receptionist for my daily schedule on my way to work and prepare for my 1st dog and pony show of the day...lol...yes I would want my employees / customers happy. I want the companies projects done on time. However, considering I am the CEO I'm pretty sure I have people that keeps checks and balances for all those things. I would like to think I had a staff that could handle our current business leaving the door open for me to bring in new business...
1. Are my employees all well and accounted for? 2. Did yesterday's assigned tasks get completely accurately an on time? 3. What can we do to make today better than yesterday?
1. Are my employees all well and accounted for? 2. Did yesterday's assigned tasks get completely accurately and on time? 3. What can we do to make today better than yesterday?
1. Are my employees all well and accounted for? 2. Did yesterday's assigned tasks get completely accurately and on time? 3. What can we do to make today better than yesterday?
messages, business e-mails, and issues (whether customer,sales,employee,or departmental).
Emails, connectivity issues, research new ways to appreciate my employees.
Stock Price, Twitter, Google News
It's highly dependent on the type of company. If manufacturer: Shipped products to orders, Financials, Receivables service company: Sales Pipeline/Bookings, Fiancials, Customer Feedback entertainment/media company: Trending Social Media/News, Project updates, Financials
What is your management style?40 Answers
This is a great question. Would have been better if you have posted your response. After all, isn't the purpose of Glassdoor to provide the questions and responses -- for others to either learn or to avoid?
Showing the response would be very helpful, especially if the responder got a job there
My management style varies depending on the employee. I've found that people are different so a one-size fits all style doesn't work. Some people respond to aggressive goals; others don't thrive on pressure. Some people prefer frequent check-ins; others prefer clear direction up front and then giving them space to get their work done. Some general rules: * Focus on hiring smart people with great problem solving skills and good communication. * Take the time to explain the business value of the work they are assigned ensures motivation. * And most importantly, having compassion for each person - show the person you value them, show the person you care when things are hard, and invest your time in the person.
I agree that management style depends upon the employee's competence and motivational stage for a task at hand.However,each individual will have a predominant natural style of leadership be it directive or supportive.Your own competence, experience and flexibilty help you to adapt to a particular situation.
Management style depends on the manager thinking how he handle himself in worst situation before handling other..
i think management style depend on thinking of manager or mainly on coordination maintained by a manager between his team
I have a feeling that management style solely hinges upon the manager's craft, capability and his response to an issue or a situation. Though ideally we talk of taking the team's point of view to move forward..but at the end of the day...it's the commander's whip that prevails upon and that everyone has to fall in line.
I have a feeling that management style solely hinges upon the manager's craft, capability and his response to an issue or a situation. Though ideally we talk of taking the team's point of view to move forward..but at the end of the day...it's the commander's whip that prevails upon and that everyone has to fall in line.
We have different Management Styles in an organization. There is no right or wrong style of management. We should adapt ourselves to use different management styles to handle different people. An Effective Manager, will first take time to understand the various personalities on his team and the next step is to use the right style to ensure you tap the right potential and mentor them to have a sucessful career.
Management style will certainly differ depending on the situations however as a golden rule I should say whatever be the situation A manager should always make his team feel tht he is one among them.
understanding the employes and making them wrk in their own way and making it ur style is really being wrth a manager and if u cn make employees wrk in ur style wats d point of a drawback
People centriic, toyota concept of A3 problemsolving where many brains suggest different options and best solution leads to flawless achievement. And then questioning self betterment so that oetrganizational change keeps pace with environmental change and organization remains forever you ng
a good manager would be one who varies his style depending on the type of situation or the nature of the employee. sometimes constant check ins and pressure application is required and sometimes giving space is a better option.
its about how to keep everything under control and not to miss it and also its about being able to handle the problems , i do believe that its about having the required experince to do what you should do smartly
hmm... if I'm a manager my management style would be a participative style. I believe that an organisation can best survive if their is minimal rate of attrition in the company i.e a good manager should be more employee centric rather than being a profit lover/seeker.
Agood manager would be more patient and understanding. it's about how to keep everything under control and how to manage the employee. Be a model.
it's depends on condition i just want perfection in work and good management makes a perfect team for work....
Management style means normal way of managing. This will depend on upbringing of manager, values & general style/environment at the organization. However, response to a particular situation may vary depending on criticality & urgency
In management style we take some rule,and best community to give the perfect result for any problem.always maintain the level of that organization in market, also in society.But always take honesty and willing power to achieve destiny. because nothing is impossible.
My Style Keep your subordinates mentally comfortable. Find out who is most suited for which type of job and try to assign accordingly. Set exemplary punishment if a person is found guilty and reward whoever deserves. Have some human touch. Don't go by management theories aplly common sense.
Management style will certainly differ depending on the situations however as a golden rule I should say whatever be the situation A manager should always make sure that he is the main person for his team and he should do every single thing possible for him also for his team ..
i will manage in such a way that people under me gets motivated, i will prove my involvement in enhancing company benefits as well the welfare of the people.
WHEN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND OTHERS & MANAGE PEACEFULLY THIS THE WAY MANAGAMENT STYLE
A GOOD MANAGEMENT STYLE IS TO MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO GIVE THEIR BEST I USE THE SKILLS OF MY SUBORDINATES TO MULTIPLY THEIR EFFICIENCY WITH SUFFICIENT SPACE TO PERFORM AND PROVE.
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management in my style is different coz management means we should be manage the thing in a proper way we should understand to each other by communication coordination and by cooperation.
I try to adjust of my style of management to each situation,since part of my job is to assess both the best way to complete the project efficiently and the style of leadership that works best with current staff dynamic.
just to explain the problems with the sub-ordinates and try to complete the work without any hard feelings of the juniors.
The relational manager is interested in responding to the needs of the staffs as well as focusing on achieving the task. Relational manager are prepared to modify tasks if needed to cater for personal needs of individuals within the company or organisetion. Relational manager create an open communication environment where everyone develops trust and appreciation for each other. The leader’s aim is for the group to have positive memories that aid in personal development, self-confidence, and skills.
I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT AN EMPLOYER WANTS THE BEST INDIVIDUAL FOR THE POSITION. IN REFERENCE TO STYLE, I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE THAT EVERY COMPANY HAS A SET OF GUIDE LINES PUT FORTH THAT EMPLOYEES ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW. THESE GUIDELINES ARE THERE FOR A REASON. MANAGEMENT IS RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ADHERED TO. A GOOD MANAGER SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIS SUBORDINATES. A GOOD MANAGER SOULD BE ABLE TO KNOW WHEN HE SHOULD BE AGGRESSIVE,STERN, OR RELAXED WHEN A JOB NEEDS TO BE DONE.
The best management style is when employees are lead by example and not by command.
Managing people is a skill you learn from listening, explaining expectations and working with your employees, teaching them what TEAM WORK is all about. Treat your employees with respect and they will respect you. They may not always like the choices they make, but they understand there are always consequences to their actions and e have to do are jobs, do it with respect.
Being a good manager is about knowing your people. You can manage all day long, assign work out and be as directive as possible. But do you have respect from your team? Can they come to you and ask questions and feel at ease and confident in your response? Leading is the term I like to reference because a good leader supports their team and is uplifting. They give everyone an opportunity to advance if that is what they desire. People management is about your people and how you treat them. Don't be a friend but rather a mentor, someone they can look back at and say you were a positive influence in their life. For me the hardest part about leading is having that rock star employee who goes above and beyond, how do you continue to challenge that person if there is no room for advancement. People Management is my passion because I care about the people who work with me I don't just manage them. Management style is solely dependent on you and your approach to your team's success.
People will follow you off a cliff if they know you genuinely care for them and their life goals. You cannot do this without spending time listening to them. So hire people smarter than you, then listen to them. This works every time!
Being a good manager of people requires good insight, foresight, and good hindsight to make the former two attributes even more accurate. But most of all, a good manager doesn't seek to micromanage, but empower those who work for him. If you want to lead. You serve those who you want to follow. Without the attributes above, You cannot understand people, nor can you get them to follow your lead. A good manager should not seek to manage his people. He should seek to manage the daily operations of their jobs, by having the insight to know how their employees are feeling/performing (without data) , foresight to know where it will lead the team, and hindsight just to make sure there are better approaches to any given situation. These attributes requires immense experience with much self reflection. Unfortunately many managers would not agree with me.
I will teach by hands on and physically displaying that I’m willing to roll up my sleeves to. It earns a great deal of respect vs bossing orders
First, in any situation set your expectations and boundaries high. Reward employees for annual goals with a cruise or monthly promotional revenue based and truly applaud the research for new customer basis, this is what we like to see as a business grows along with visionary’s. Take the employees to a them park, gambling boat or casino ( anything interactive and fun )this builds teams
You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut it into 8 equal pieces. How do you do it?39 Answers
Cut in half, stack, cut in half, stack, cut in half. All you have to worry about is the 45 degree rotation of one of the 4 pieces after the second cut. Blade can be kept in place, like a paper cutter, as to minimize the margin for error.
Slice it horizontally across the middle creating two equal halves top and bottom. Then simple two slice cross from above like normal.
Cut each slice into 3 slices. Then eat one of them.
This is really an easy one. First cut into half across the top, then cut the halves in half also across the top (you now have 4 equal pieces) then cut across the middle = 8.
No, Jason and Sharon, you will only wind up with 6 slices. z, too many stacks. You need to cut in half, then make another cut - to get four pieces. NOW you stack these four pieces and make the last third cut - and you get 8 pieces.
A rather easy lateral thinking question. Alina's got it.
The stacking seems to be the "right" answer. But this is a stupid question. Who stacks cake? The frosting from the bottom slice would meld with the stacked slice, thus making the cake inseparable. I wouldn't get the job because I would swear at the interviewer for asking a dumb question. What good is an answer to this question if it wrecks the cake?
Assuming the cake is square: slice 1: cut horizontally to create 2 equal pieces slice 2: cut vertically to create 4 equal pieces slice 3: line up all 4 pieces of cake side by side and cut horizontally to create 8 equal pieces. don't stack, it will ruin the frosting.
With a knife
Alina would be penalized for not being able to count past 6. But then, she could get a job at another company where they appreciate people who say someone's idea is wrong, then put forth the same idea and take credit for it.
A new solution for you: who says slices have to be a straight line and not circular? I would cut a concentric circle in the middle (would have to calculate the radius compared to the whole), and then slice an X with the remaining 2 cuts. It will look like a target. If done correctly the sizes will be the same, it says nothing about having the same shape!
I guess it's much easier if you think of two planes: first cut in half, then to quarters. That's the easy part. Now look at the cake from the side, and cut it across... Each quarter is cut into two and all pieces are equal.
I would consider the interviewer's emphasis on "equal pieces." While my first thought was to bisect across each of the three dimensions, half of the pieces would end up with less frosting than the other half. Stacking the pieces would result in frosting transfer, which would also screw up some of the pieces. Therefore, I'd go with lining the pieces up and have a large knife on hand for each bisection. Hey, people get crazy about their cake slices.
I would take a different approach to this. First of all the question asks for the cake to be cut into 8 equal pieces, not 8 identical or 8 of the exact same size. Equal doesn't always have to mean the same, just equivalent to. First I would find out who I am cutting the cake for, if its 4 old ladies and 4 young guys, equal pieces would not mean that they all needed to be the same. If everybody wanted the exact same amount of cake I would figure out a way to give everybody 12.5% of the entire cake volume, but if some wanted larger or smaller pieces I would come up with a way to satisfy each individuals desire.
If you know how to cut an arbitrary shape in half, you have the solution. After every round, plan the cuts for each individual piece. Then align them so the proposed cuts are in one straight line. Make a cut. This way you can cut any cake into 2^n equal size pieces with n cuts. An interesting question is, if you start with one connected piece, will you always be able to end up with connected pieces. Think of cutting letter S in the middle, like this: $. You end up with two equal figures that are not connected (or, in other words, with 4 pieces). It's also easy to design a cake that can be split into 8 pieces with one straight cut.
I LOVE Andrew's answer! Eat one of the freakin' pieces. That's the corporate way in America anyway. Mike is either a socialist, or works in non-profit, or government. I thought "slice them long ways" but then someone misses out on the freaking frosting, which is the best part. UNLESS, it's a layer cake.
First I'd yell at whoever cut the cake incorrectly to start with. He's ruining the party. Then I'd squish the 3 pieces of cake together and re-cut the cake into the required 8 pieces. Boom.
This is as easy as pie. Viewing the cake from the top, make 1 cut vertically down the middle of the cake and another horizontally. Viewing the cake from the side, make your third cut horizontally through the middle; QED three slices and 8 pieces of cake
with a beamsplitter and prisms it could be done in 1 (with a laser)
That's an oddly presented question that is understood 2 ways: - 3 cuts allowed to cut one cake in 8 pieces. Which yields cut in 4 parts, then split those in 1/2 again with the last cut, either by stacking, realigning the slices or making a round cut. - 3 pieces of cake must be re-cut to make 8 equal parts. Which is an impossibility unless one piece is 2/3 smaller than the other 2. That yields different answers like cutting in 3, and eat one to leave 8 pieces.
They key to answering any of the brain teaser questions is to ask a few critical questions before even attempting to answer. I would start with: Is the original cake round or square? If square, line up all three pieces and recut to be 4 equal widths of cake. If round, was the original cake cut in 6 or 8 pieces? If 6 pieces you have 1/4 of a cake = easy to redivide into 8 equal slices. If 8 pieces, you have 1/3 of a cake and a little math needs to be applied to create 8 equal slices. First slice a strip off each of the 3 slices to create a fourth slice. then divide each in 1/2 to make 8 equal slices.
Cut each slice into 8 small slices. Then give each person 3 small slices.
There are some posting above who seem to not have a good grasp of numeric's. The answer is not that difficult. First, presume the pieces are not equal size (nothing states they are). Second, presume two pieces are of equal size and the third piece is twice that size. Third, cut vertically (the most usual manner in which to cut cake) the 2 equal pieces (we now have 5 pieces -4 the same size and one larger piece). Fourth, cut the large piece in half, then those two pieces in half again. Fifth, voila, one now has eight equal pieces of cake.
Hmmm, I always assumed they meant three knife cuts by the word "slice" Kind of interesting to me that others assumed the cake was given to you in 3 parts as defined by the word "slice" I'd say that you should cut the cake horizontally using the knife as a measuring device to find the exact center of the circle, then cut vertically using the same method, then take each quarter , using the knife as a straight edge, build an alignment diagram that places each set of two quarter pieces point to point along an axis that defines their center lines, and cut all 4 quarter slices with a single cut of the knife ( defined by the word slice ).
Put it all in a blender. Pour each of the resultant mixture onto a plate or into a bowl.
1. assemble 3 sliced cakes into a big cake (original shape) 2. cut it half (don't care about the indentation) , you would get 2 piece of cake 3. cut it half again, you would get 4 pieces of cake 4. cut all of them half again, that's finish.
To those who think it means you start with 3 pieces ("slices") of cake, READ IT AGAIN. It says (emphasis added): “You have a birthday cake and have exactly 3 slices to cut IT into 8 equal pieces." Get it? "... to cut IT [the cake] into 8 equal pieces."... There is NO WAY it means to cut 3 slices of cake, otherwise it would say "...exactly 3 slices to cut into...". And Mike: "equal doesn't mean same, just equivalent". That's the funniest (and stupidest) thing I've heard all day. Anyway, since 2^3 = 8, you have to stack. Assuming a round cake: Cut (or "slice") 1 creates 2 semi-circles. Stack them. Cut 2 creates 4 quarter-circles. Stack then Cut 3 creates 8 1/8th circles.
is the 3 slices equal in size?
Great answer and explanation here: http://www.programmerinterview.com/index.php/puzzles/birthday-cake-8-pieces/
Make sure the guest of honor has Blown out candles 1st! (was not specified but hey so were many other things) If the birthday boy/girl is under the age of 10, I am not too sure you want to be messing with their cake!! Cakes come in many different sizes and shapes...ESPECIALLY Birthday Cakes!!! ACK They even come in characters and shapes you can NEVER get into equal pieces but, back to the solution! Will use 2 shapes: Round and Square! Cut 1: Parallel to cutting board and horizontal to create 2 layers of equal depth; Cuts 2 and 3: Perpendicular to cutting board once then rotate 90 degrees and repeat! Now give it to the Kid in the high chair to for quality control/assurance!
Like Andrew, I would eat one piece and then cut the 2 in four equal pieces.
Remember 1 whole cake, 3 slices with a knife = 8 equal pieces Place cake flat on table. Grab a knife big enough to cut the cake horizontally. 1st cut - Cut the cake horizontally leaving the cake flat on table as if the cake still in one single piece. Now you have 2 cakes instead of one. 2nd and 3rd cut - cut through the cake vertically in the form of a cross. Now you have 8 equal pieces of cake. As if you had cut 2 cakes in 4 pieces each.
I would state that I only eat cakes in the shape of circle. then 3 equal cuts across the middle. think of it like a pizza... or a pie.... or a pizza pie. Remember these questions are made to have you think outside the box. Not all cakes are square.
cut the diagonal portion then centre line of cake
Cut each of the 3 slices into 8 equal parts which makes the slice count 3*8 = 24, Divide the 24 between 8 people 3 each.
Cut 2 slices into 4 pieces each, cut the third one into 8 pieces.
Separate 2 of the 3 slices, dividing 2 slices for 8 people is easy (each slice in 4) Then with the left piece I divide it in 8 and offer one to each person.
One more: I could put all the 3 pieces together and re slice into 8 equal pieces.
Given 5 pirates on a ship, they need to distribute a pot of gold that has 100 gold pieces inside of it. The first pirate must make a proposal of how the gold will be distributed. If he receives over 50% votes from the remaining pirates, then his proposal will be accepted and the gold will be distributed. If he receives less then 50% support, then he will be thrown off the ship and die.42 Answers
The answer is for the first pirate to offer the 3rd and 5th pirates 1 gold each, and then take the remaining gold for himself. Otherwise the 3rd and 5th will probably not receive any gold.
this is an extremely subjective question. first the nature of the pirates must be examined. if this is truly a team, then of course each pirate should receive 20 pieces of gold. however, if there is a division of labor that affords certain pirates greater responsibility then we are looking at a vertically stratified solution. in this case those at the top, the CEO's of the pirates, must be given more of the booty. if there is no stratification, but the nature of the pirates is individualistic and greedy, i would assume divide the gold into pirates 2 and 4 get 25 + you get 20 + pirates 3 and 5 each get 15.
The first answer is right. You need to think that the pirates are rational and greedy for the most they can get. Then you need to consider what would happen with two pirates and take it from there.
He needs to shoot the ring leader(dominant) of the remaining 4 pirates and re-negotiate after reloading.
There isn't an optimal solution for the first pirate. The first pirate can't come up with a solution that will give 2 other pirates a maximum of the gold. The other pirates will always vote no unless the first pirate gives one of them all 100 pieces, since it's always in their best interests to dump the guy overboard and split it amongst less people.
It's the wrong question. The question correctly stated is as follows: (credit to vorg.ca) Five buccaneers have obtained 100 doubloons and have to divide up the loot. The buccaneers are all extremely intelligent, treacherous and selfish (especially the captain). The captain always proposes a distribution of the loot. All buccaneers vote on the proposal, and if half the crew or more go "Aye", the loot is divided as proposed, as no buccaneer would be willing to take on the captain without superior force on their side. If the captain fails to obtain support of at least half his crew (which includes himself), he faces a mutiny, and all buccaneers will turn against him and make him walk the plank. The buccaneers start over again with the next senior buccaneer as captain. What is the maximum number of doubloons the captain can keep without risking his life?
20 pieces. The captain should divide the pie equally 5 ways (20 pieces). Then explain to the four pirates that anyone who does not agree to this fair deal of equal distribution will receive nothing, and that person's share will be retained by the captain alone. No one would want the captain to get their share. Everyone would think the deal fair. And therefore the captain's life would not be at risk at all.
Be bold, be treacherous, be past tense: I took Pirate 2 and Pirate 3 aside. I told them, "We will split the gold evenly, three ways, between us. We three can overpower Pirate 4 and Pirate 5, so they do not receive any gold." Then I took Pirate 4 and Pirate 5 aside. I told them, "We will split the gold evenly, three ways, between us. We three can overpower Pirate 2 and Pirate 3, so they do not receive any gold." The vote was 100%, and I got away with all the gold, since each of the other pirates killed each other for being doublecrossed. Since I'm telling the story, it's clear I survived.
Splitting the gold amongst 3 of the 5 pirates (1st pirate included) gets 50% of the remain pirate vote. In this way, the pirates get the most gold and there is a majority to vote against the first pirates death.
Navy Seals kill all the pirates and return the gold to the rightful owner.
The leader can keep 98 of the gold coins and give 1 to the 2nd ranked and 1 to the 4th ranked pirates. Let's assume 1st that they are so selfish that they care more about the money than each other's lives, and 2nd, that they follow this 50% rule without question. The lowest ranking pirate, number 5, has absolutely no reason to support any other pirates, because he knows that if all the other pirates walk the plank he gets 100 pieces. Pirate number 4 knows that if he's left with pirate 5, pirate 5 will demand all the booty or vote against the proposal to kill 4 and receive it anyway. Pirate 3 recognizes pirate 4's predicament and would only have to offer him 1 piece of gold so that 4 would come out better than being stuck with making the decision and losing everything. His support would provide 3 with a majority. If it came down to pirate 3's decision, he would have 99 pieces, 4 would have 1 and 5 would have 0. If the second ranked pirate, pirate 2, was faced with negotiating, he would need the support of 2 additional constituents. 5 will always vote against him, and 3 recognizes that he can make 99 pieces of booty if he's in control. In order to live, pirate 2 would have to offer pirate 3 99 pieces and pirate 4 1 piece, leaving him with nothing. Pirate number 1 similarly recognizes the predicament of pirate 2. Pirate 1 only needs two other supporters. That's easy. Better that pirate 2 receives his life and even one piece of gold than nothing. Pirate one offers him 1 piece of gold. Similarly, pirate 4 knows that he can get 1 piece of gold and his life, so pirate 1 offers him 1 piece of gold and has his support. After giving pirate 2 and pirate 4 one piece of gold each, he has their support and can take the remaining 98 pieces for himself. QED! Yeah baby!
The rationale set forth by Marketing and Information Systems Major is well-explained and thought out, but with one fatal error (i.e. my user name). The interviewee is correct.
Suppose that pirates are named by letters, with the most junior pirate in each scenario being Pirate A. I'll list the pirates in order of seniority for each case: In a two-pirate case (Captain, Pirate A), the captain always keeps the booty. Pirate A has no leverage whatsoever, since he'll never have superior force to remove the captain. In a three-pirate case (Captain, Pirate B, Pirate A), the captain only needs one vote. Pirate B wants to get rid of the Captain so he can be in the advantageous two-pirate case. Pirate A wants to AVOID that, so the Captain easily buys Pirate A's vote with one gold coin -- the status quo is maintained, and Pirate B gets shafted. In a four-pirate case (Captain, Pirate C, Pirate B, Pirate A), the captain still only needs one vote (a tie means no superior force, which means the status quo is maintained and the captain wins). We pose our standard question: "If the captain loses the vote, who gets shafted?" -- well, if the captain loses, it's a three-pirate case, which means Pirate B gets shafted. So the captain easily buys Pirate B's vote with one gold coin, and the status quo is maintained. Result: Pirates A and C got shafted. In the desired five-pirate case (captain, Pirate D, Pirate C, Pirate B, Pirate A), the captain needs TWO votes to avoid losing power. So we ask ourselves: "if the captain loses the vote, who gets shafted?" -- Pirates A and C (as determined above, in the four-pirate case). Therefore, to maintain the status quo, the captain proposes one gold coin to Pirates A and C each, and keeps 98% of the booty for himself. The downfall of these pirates is their inability to think laterally or deeply e.g. it's a machine question, not a human question. Subjective variables such as selflessness and morality would make these pirates much less predictable, forcing the captain to appease each and every one of them to the best of his ability, rather than knowing exactly whose vote to buy and at what price.
by "deeply" i meant creatively, and by "e.g." i meant "i.e."!! edits would be awesome.
The answer is 25. If they split it 5 ways, then its 20 each. If he needs 3 votes, offer each of them 25 and nothing to the last guy, then they will approve, since 25 is more than 20 (even split).
Given that the first pirate needs the majority of the remaining vote (3/4) pirates. Then, First Pirate - 25g Crew Member 2 - 25g Crew Member 3 - 25g Crew Member 4 - 25g Crew Member 5 - 0g My logic behind this is simple. In order for their greed not to be outweighed by their survival the 4 pirates can share the booty equally with the 5th pirate as an example of the position they would find themselves in. 5th Pirate gets thrown of the ship and dies. It could stop here or they could revote, If they revote then, First Pirate - 33.3g Second Pirate - 33.3g Third Pirate - 33.3g Fourth Pirate - 0g Rinse and repeat until two pirates left sharing the loot 50g each.
Wait, read the clue carefully. Let's say I'm the captain, and my pirates are 'greedy'. Option #1: I give myself and 4 pirates 20 gold each. That's good, right? Wrong. The pirates are 'greedy', and the 4 pirates will STILL vote to throw me overboard, because that would increase their 'take' to 25 Gold each, since I no longer get any. In order for me to WIN, I need to provide them with MORE than 25 Gold each, because that's what they will get for voting me off. Therefore: I keep 22 Gold, and I give pirates 1,2,3 each 26 GOLD. That means, if they vote me off, they will only get 25 Gold, and 26 is more than 25. Thus, the maximum I can keep is 22 Gold. BUT, if it only takes 2 Votes (i.e, my vote counts), then I keep 34 Gold, and give pirate 2 and 3 33 Gold each. Thus, my vote + 2 pirates >50% of the votes. Pirates 3,4 get zero.
if they're going to kill you if you can't get 2 guys to back you up, then they can just as easily all four decide to kill you and then the remaining four are in the same quandry, but with only four shares. keep recursing until there is only one guy with all the gold. your only chance is to give them all the gold in the hope that they will deign to let you live, then kill them while they sleep and take it back.
This problem really has no solution to it - as it clearly says the one who is proposing distribution doesn't get to vote! figure this: the lead pirate proposes a solution (98 for himself, 1/1/0/0 for others; or any other option) - but he doesn't get to vote. The others can always call this an unfair division and throw the helpless pirate out - as he doesn't have any say. Even if they decide to divide it as 20 coins each, the others can still throw the first pirate and maximise their share by 25% each - this can go on until the youngest/last pirate walks out with all the money. therefore this is an impractical situation. However, the whole situation changes if you allow the pirate proposing the distribution to vote!!! Then the solution, as proposed by some one above, of a distribution being 98/1/1/0/0 will eventually be accepted. Search for the pirate game on Wikipedia, the question is a straight lift of that puzzle - except that someone decided to change the problem by making the lead pirate non-voting.....and that will always make this problem non-solvable. PS: @ mktg and Systems major: Baby, you forgot to read the problem correctly and just googled it up!!!
OK, so within the parameters as outlined, and assuming that this problem is recursive (after the first pirate doesn't get enough votes, he's killed, and they're faced with a 4-pirate situation), let's look at it thusly: They're all greedy, and they all know that the best way is to kill everyone else and grab all of the loot. However, to do this, they _must_ be the "lowest pirate" on the pole (the last one to be given the chance of dividing the loot). If this "pecking order" is fixed (everyone knows exactly how they stand), it is different from if it is random. Let's look at both. 5-Pirates, fixed order: In this case, then the proposal outlined by Gus and the others that results in Pirate 5 getting 98 coins, and 4 and 2 getting 1 coin each works out best. 5-Pirates, random order: This is different, as the problem then becomes how the order is established after each pirate gets killed. Everybody wants to be the Last Pirate Standing (tm) (Fox, call me for show marketing rights), but as the first one gets killed, there is increasing odds that they will be chosen next, and not be the LPS. Unfortunately, in the question as posted (5 nameless, rank-less pirates) we don't know how pirate 5 got chosen to choose, and we don't know how pirate 4 will be chosen after pirate 5's demise. In this case, Pirate 5's best play would be to give two pirates 34 gold (one more than 33, and him take 32) if only two votes are needed, or give three pirates 26 gold (one more than 25, and him take 22) if a majority vote is needed, and hope that they would see this as fitting, instead of being the next sap in the position of making a 4-way split or his life.
As stated the answer is: 25 gold pieces should go to any three pirates, with the leader keeping the remaining 25 for himself. Note - Gus' solution is incorrect because he assumes that the leader can vote on his own proposal. The leader can't. Also - as some others have pointed out, this probably isn't the right question. The question with a "succession plan" has a more interesting answer. Here is the detailed reasoning: So - I start by assuming that for all pirates, its infinitely more important to be alive than to get any gold, but if they are alive, they want as much gold as possible. The pirates, other than the leader are "unorganized", and all things being equal, they would rather have as many pirates around as possible. These are risk adverse pirates :) Assume there was one pirate: the best proposal - take all the gold for himself, which would definitely pass. If there were two pirates, unless the leader proposes to give all of the gold to other pirate, his companion will vote against it, and take all of the gold. If there are three pirates: if the other two pirates have a 50% of getting nothing and a 50% chance of getting 100 gold. So the expected value for both them is 50 gold pieces. He needs two votes to stay alive, so offering either of them less than 50 will assure losing a vote, and thus his life. Therefore, the leader proposes 50 gold to each of the other pirates, and stays alive. If there are four pirates: The remaining pirates have a 33% chance of getting nothing, and a 66% chance of getting 50 gold pieces if they reject the leader's offer. Their expected value is 33 gold pieces each. Offering any two of them 33 gold pieces, and with the leader keeping 34 is a proposal that should pass. If there are five pirates: for the four remaining pirates, they have a 25% chance of getting 34 gold pieces, a 50% chance of getting 33, and a 25% chance of getting nothing if they reject the leader's proposal. Their expected value is: 25 gold pieces. Since three votes are needed, 25 gold pieces should go to any three pirates, with the leader keeping the remaining 25 for himself.
Are you joking? Pirates aren't fair! One pirate cheats all the others and splits with all the booty AND your women... They're pirates for chrissake!
If I were the 1st pirate, I'd consider that goal #1 is to stay alive - my life is worth more than all the gold. So I'd propose that each of the other four pirates would receive 21 pieces of gold and I'd keep 16... and my life. Odds are that the other pirates would find this acceptable, and they may even keep me around to make the first proposal again next time. It's a win-win. We all keep our lives and get more gold than we had before. I can't speak for other pirates, but that's what I'd do.
The proposal has to be accepted by two of the four other pirates. The only way the first pirate can do this is interview each of the other pirates individually and ask what they think is fair. His objective is to find two that are similar enough that he can modify the two into one plan. After mofifying the two plans into one plan he then goes back and asks these two individually again if the modified plan is acceptable. If he can get these two to accept the modified plan then he presents it. It doesn't matter what the other two pirates who were left out think because he has the two votes he needs.
There's a pot of gold no one's seeing. The end game is that the last two will share 50 gold pieces each (no majority to mutiny). So pick two friends, offer them the 100 gold pieces between them, and hope they give you some afterward (but don't bet on it). Keep the gold pot and the friends. You lose two votes from those disenfranchised, but you and two friends hold majority might.
Here's my thought about this. 100 gold to be distributed to 5 pirates The first pirate proposes how it will be distributed. He has to get 3 out of 4 votes in order to stay alive, otherwise he will be thrown out of ship and die. Let's say pirates are in nature greedy. Second/third/fourth/fifth pirate will rather kill the first pirate to accumulate more share of gold. If the first pirate proposes anything that doesn't let him get even a gold, his proposal might be accepted and he will remain alive. Ofcourse it might not be what will happen. The other pirates kill the first pirate and they quarrel over the pot of gold. The last-man-standing gets everything. Or they all die and no-one gets anything.
The answer is 97. Start with three pirates.
I was once faced with this very same dillemma...I ended up splitting the gold between three of the other pirates, which got me the vote I needed. Yargh, but then me and me accomplice, the man without any gold, we shivved all the rest and threw the bodies overboard, each claiming 50 gold, yar!
Attach the gold to a life preserver and throw it overboard . If they are so greedy they will all dive after it. You sail away with the ship and sell it for much more than 100 pieces of gold.
First, you must realize this is not just a logic question with one right answer, but a way for an employer to probe you thinking process as you talk out loud. So if you make stupid assumptions like “I’m the captain so they will let me have more” or “I will just kill them later” or “I would strike a side deal”, then you will be looked at as a dodger or lazy or scared to address the question, so that crap is out in an interview. You might get points with this one good assumption: “It looks like the question is incomplete, I assume that the voting rounds continue until an offer is accepted or only one pirate is left.” Facts: in round 1 the offeror needs 3 of 4 votes for a majority. In round 2 he needs 2 of 3, in round 3 he needs 2 of 2 and in round 4 he needs 1 of 1. (So now you are showing the interviewer you are thinking ahead before rushing off trying to give the answer). So the offeror in the first round wants to maximize his gold and his chance of living. So he makes this offer. 33 Gold to each of 3 voters and 1 for himself. He explains why this is the best they can hope for as such. In the final round, the 1 voter either gets 100 pieces of declines the offer, kills the pirate and takes 100 anyway. He can even legally decline the offer of 100, kill the pirate and still take 100 pieces. Now you may think this is good, but the odds of one of the 4 of you being alive and being the voter is 1 in 4 or 25% (see mister interviewer, I can to simple math). So you have a 25% chance of 100 pieces, or 25 on average, so 33 and guaranteed life now is a better deal, in fact you should be happy if I offered you 26. But I want to take just one, so in the next round, the offeror will have to take 1 or less or face certain death, because he saw me die for just 1. In the next round, that means the 2 winning voters will want 50 pieces each. But they only have a 50% chance of being 2 of the 4 people being offered gold. That means they have a 50% chance of getting 50 pieces, on average, they get 25, again less than 33. If they want to try to make it to round 3, there will be 1 offeror and he will have to get both votes for a majority to live, so again he will have to be willing to give 50 to each. From round 1, the 4 have a 50% chance of being a voter now and a 50% chance of being dead or getting 0 and living. If they get 50 pieces, then 50% of that is 25. Still less than 33. Also, the offeror can argue that if they don’t accept his offer, then one of them will die and/or get 0 in next round, the other will get 100, but at this point on average would get only 50. So he might be willing to offer each much less then 50 to guarantee they live, so now they are worse off. In no average case are they better off than taking your 26-33 piece offer and the certainty of life. (Now, if I am the first offeror, I will probably max out their offer at 33 so I maximize my chance to live and fight another day). Or you just pull out your light saber and kill the other 4.
You need to look at the question from the end first. As each pirate is thrown off the ship, there are fewer pirates to split the gold up with. At the end there will be 1 pirate who gets all 100 pieces of gold. Pirate 5 1 pirate 100 With two pirates, the situation looks like this: Pirate 4 Pirate 5 2 pirates 0 100 1 pirate 100 Pirate 5 has no reason to accept any offer other than all the gold, since if he rejects Pirate 4’s offer, he will get all the gold, anyway. With three pirates: Pirate 3 Pirate 4 Pirate 5 3 pirates 99 1 0 2 pirates 0 100 1 pirate 100 With 1 or 2 pirates, Pirate 5 has all the power, but with three pirates, 1 piece of gold for Pirate 4 is better than any of the other conditions. With four pirates: Pirate 2 Pirate 3 Pirate 4 Pirate 5 4 pirates 97 0 2 1 3 pirates 99 1 0 2 pirates 0 100 1 pirate 100 With four pirates, Pirate 4 and 5 get a better deal than with 3 pirates. With five pirates: Pirate 1 Pirate 2 Pirate Pirate 4 Pirate 5 5 pirates 97 0 1 0 2 4 pirates 97 0 2 1 3 pirates 99 1 0 2 pirates 0 100 1 pirate 100 Pirate 3 and 5 get a better deal than with 4 pirates.
I have just a few things to add that seem logical in order to know how to determine the answer. The most important thing to know is whether they are distributing the gold while at sea or near land (or in port). If they are at sea there is a far greater likelihood that the captain would survive regardless of the distribution, since it takes several people to man a ship. If they are near land, the answer can only be determined by knowing the personalities of the crew and how much fear or respect the captain commands. The more fearsome the captain is, the less likelihood of a mutiny regardless of the division as long as each of the subordinates received an equitable portion and the captains share was not overly large. The idea of 'friends' among pirates is ludicrous- pirates by nature form alliances merely for numbers, and are by defination treacherous. The idea of trying to solve the problem mathmatically is interesting but unsubstantiated as the outcome of gold division vs staying alive would invariably be determined by the variable factors I outlined above. By solving the problem through manipulating the pirates desire to be the only one left alive, there is an underlying assumption that only one pirate is necessary to sail a large vessal at sea, which is not the case, and even pirates know that.
you find the solution by starting from the opposite end. Start with the scenario where only pirate D and E remains alive. Then D will keep everything to himself. Knowing this (if C was alive) he would offer just one gold coin to E (since he knows what happens if they choose to kill C - then E gets nothing). Continue to the point where A is still alive and you'll find: A=98, C:1, E:1
The question should also be that: if the top ranked pirate dies, then the whole process is repeated for the 4 remaining pirates, and so on: if the 2nd ranked pirate dies, it is repeated for the 3 remaining pirates... and so forth... And the answer should be that if all pirates are strictly purely logically and think for himself only, then the top pirate will get 98 coins. This question seems to suggest 2 things: 1) Since the top ranked pirate can get the most gold coins, it justifies why the top person in a company get most of the money and the fraction of the fraction is left for the people underneath. 2) Since it assumes that people underneath will not team up, maybe that's why in some companies, it is the benefit of the top for the people underneath not to be in good relationship, so that it mimics the situation above, so that the top person can get most of the gold coins.
also note that if makes a difference whether if 50% of the vote is established, whether the top pirate die or whether the proposal is accepted.
> 2) Since it assumes that people underneath will not team up, maybe that's why in some companies, it is the benefit of the top for the people underneath not to be in good relationship, so that it mimics the situation above, so that the top person can get most of the gold coins. so those companies will actually want to foster a bad relationship between people underneath. And will that company want to hire "good guys" for the company? No, because the good people are good with each other and can team up. If there are many many bad guys, then they will be all greedy and hate each other and think for themselves only and not team up. Therefore, the company may want to hire bad guys instead of good guys.
this is a trick question. if the point is to guarantee that he stay alive, he needs to make 3 pirates as happy as possible. the only way to do that is to split the entire share evenly between them. this means excluding one pirate AND HIMSELF.
"Anyone who's with me and votes for my proposal gets an equal share of gold. Vote against me, and you get nothing while the rest of us gets an even more equal share of the booty."
Assume you are the pirate who distribute the gold, you just put the gold to a heap one by one and let the rest pirate to decide when to stop picking, the first person who says 'stop' will get the whole golds in this heap and the others must distribute the other golds.
If I gave you $40,000 to start a business what would you start132 Answers
I advised I would start a sales consultancy, focused on parachuting into start up companies and getting them up to speed asap.
Since the business has been running since 2007 it would make sense to invest into new equipment and software. It would also make sense to invest some of the money where it also could become more useful. Certain area's might include: online tool's, a few video's, hiring a professional writer to write some extremely quality content etc... Could even try paying for office space where the business could get more exposure. Of course that would require signage that would allow the business to be seen from the street level. Other possibilities might include hiring someone that would greatly help the company generate business. There are plenty of area's that the money could help a business, just laying out a proper plan of where the money would best be utilized should be considered before spending any of the money.
I'd start a one man travel consultant business and travel around the world for "research"
A programming-course academy!
A breakfast stand! I love breakfast. It's low cost (able to maintain good profit margins). It's in high-demand (fastest growing meal market). I long to be my own boss. I'd be home by noon. And I know the perfect spot.
Start a lawn service.
A company that does automated security patch testing.
Would invest that forty get business loan on investment which would amount talents 60k and then I will start my Exhibit booth design company using that money to advertise, procurement of customers and assets
Medical marijuana co.
A fantasy sports company.
I would open a "coffee shop" with Wi-Fi and power stations for your electrical devices. And I would put it along route 1 in the Florida Keys
Pay-It-Forward Good Deeds. Not-For-Profit Feelin' the Feels.
start a business whereas the customer always comes first. I've longed to be in an industry where the end users were being heard and their thoughts were being addressed. I work in the healthcare industry now and time and time again i see the end users being frustrated because their work is very difficult to do. Its not because its hard to do, it is because they don't have the proper tools to do their job properly, effectively and efficiently. I would use the money to create an audit service where I would go out, visit facilities and observe, talk with their team members, management then bring it back to the software company / developers to see if their 'requests / difficulties' are feasible to do., then proceed to implement, test and execute to provide the end users with a better user experience. In healthcare, a happy end user ---> better productivity
How to get $40,000 without asking for it
40,000 buck isn't crap these days - I would give it to charity!
actually, I had that question in interview before.
I'd first question why you were giving me $40,000 and what you expected in return.
I would open a coffee and custard shop in northern Florida. Use part of profits to help shelters in the area and supply them with products.
Tattoo removal (using lasers)
I wouldn't tell and let you still my brilliant idea!!!
I'd teach Link Worx Seo how to read a question and use apostrophes.
An online porn site.
A town-orienteed urgent delivery-company that includes: 1. Scooter-taxi+Vip-Moto 2. A pair of little auto-taxis 3. Little (car-based) trucks 4. Nice online order-system 5. A Big Adversiting company
I would start a small business catering to arts and crafts. This would be a hangout place for people to come, learn, buy, sit, and socialize. I would offer classes in multiple art and craft styles. I would keep my overhead as low as possible by purchasing in a just-in-time format. I would offer coffee and refreshments so that people would come and stay for as long as they want. I would have a social component where some projects would be donated, such as knitting caps for premature babies in the hospital.
I would open a mortgage title insurance company, strictly to review abstracts and title commitments and to issue the policies.
I would start business doing conventions for a living & host a few volunteer guests who believe they were abducted by Reptilians. Those who believe in it would attend because they would be interested in hearing experiences of the abductees & find others who are like minded & those who don't believe that sort of thing, would go for laughs & I would charge audiences between 40.00 & 150.00 dollars a seat, depending how close they get to sit to the stage area. Then I would repay the 40K, say thanks for their support because I believe in reciprocating for the favor & don't like to feel indebted to anyone & I'd also be that company's biggest PR!
Training on wheels
A small cake shop. I have knowledge of and helpful friends in the business. This would afford me the best opportunity for success. As the business grew I would hand the day to day management to someone else while I pursued other interests and knowledge. Eventually I would sell the business for a profit as cake decorating is not my passion. Any other path would certainly lead to an expensive life lesson.
I would take the 40,000 and teach younger women to get excited about STEM and tech jobs.
You're about to get on a plane to Seattle. You want to know if you should bring an umbrella. You call 3 random friends of yours who live there and ask each independently if it's raining. Each of your friends has a 2/3 chance of telling you the truth and a 1/3 chance of messing with you by lying. All 3 friends tell you that "Yes" it is raining. What is the probability that it's actually raining in Seattle?38 Answers
Bayesian stats: you should estimate the prior probability that it's raining on any given day in Seattle. If you mention this or ask the interviewer will tell you to use 25%. Then it's straight-forward: P(raining | Yes,Yes,Yes) = Prior(raining) * P(Yes,Yes,Yes | raining) / P(Yes, Yes, Yes) P(Yes,Yes,Yes) = P(raining) * P(Yes,Yes,Yes | raining) + P(not-raining) * P(Yes,Yes,Yes | not-raining) = 0.25*(2/3)^3 + 0.75*(1/3)^3 = 0.25*(8/27) + 0.75*(1/27) P(raining | Yes,Yes,Yes) = 0.25*(8/27) / ( 0.25*8/27 + 0.75*1/27 ) **Bonus points if you notice that you don't need a calculator since all the 27's cancel out and you can multiply top and bottom by 4. P(training | Yes,Yes,Yes) = 8 / ( 8 + 3 ) = 8/11 But honestly, you're going to Seattle, so the answer should always be: "YES, I'm bringing an umbrella!" (yeah yeah, unless your friends mess with you ALL the time ;)
I thought about this a little differently from a non-bayes perspective. It's raining if any ONE of the friends is telling the truth, because if they are telling the truth then it is raining. If all of them are lieing, then it isn't raining because they told you that it was raining. So what you want is the probability that any one person is telling the truth. Which is simply 1-Pr(all lie) = 26/27 Anyone let me know if I'm wrong here!
Here's another perspective on how to answer a question like this: Bring an umbrella. It's Seattle - if it's not raining right now, it probably will be by the time you get there.
I flagged Nub data scientist's answer as useful, because it shows an interesting flaw in reasoning. The 3 random variables are not to be treated as intrinsically independent. Only conditioned on the truth (raining/not raining) are they independent.
Isn't the answer 2/3. The key thing is that they are ALL saying "Yes". You can't have all 3 says yes and have some people lying and some people telling the truth. It either is raining or it isn't. Not both. They either are all lying or all telling the truth. Since they are all in agreement (all lying or all truthful), they are essentially voting as one person. What is the probability that one person is telling the truth? 2/3
Answer from a frequentist perspective: Suppose there was one person. P(YES|raining) is twice (2/3 / 1/3) as likely as P(LIE|notraining), so the P(raining) is 2/3. If instead n people all say YES, then they are either all telling the truth, or all lying. The outcome that they are all telling the truth is (2/3)^n / (1/3)^n = 2^n as likely as the outcome that they are not. Thus P(ALL YES | raining) = 2^n / (2^n + 1) = 8/9 for n=3 Notice that this corresponds exactly the bayesian answer when prior(raining) = 1/2.
TLP and nub data scientists, Your answers include possibilities which are not feasible; we cannot have any combination of 2/3 and 1/3 together... what about (2/3)^3?
I agree with TLP and nub scientist. For me, the question is really (1 - the odds that all three of your friends are lying to you) Clearly 1 - 1/3 * 1/3 * 1/3. It's convenient that they all gave the same answer, otherwise it would be more difficult.
Let Y denote rain, N denote no rain Actual Answer probability ------------------------------------------ Y=> 8/27 YYY, 1/27 NNN, 12/27 YYN, 6/27 YNN N=> 1/27 YYY, 8/27 NNN, 6/27 YYN, 12/27 YNN So, P(Y|YYY) = (8/8+1) = 8/9
The probability of raining is that they are all telling the truth, therefore, (2/3)^3.
26/27 is incorrect. That is the number of times that at least one friend would tell you the truth (i.e., 1 - probability that would all lie: 1/27). What you have to figure out is the odds it raining | (i.e., given) all 3 friends told you the same thing. Because they all say the same thing, they must all either be lying or they must all be telling the truth. What are the odds that would all lie and all tell the truth? In 1/27 times, they would the all lie and and in 8/27 times they would all tell the truth. So there are 9 ways in which all your friends would tell you the same thing. And in 8 of them (8 out of 9) they would be telling you the truth.
There is an obvious conceptual reason as to why several answers here (ones that don't use Bayes' formula) are incorrect. The probability in question has to depend on the probability of rain in Seattle. If, for the sake of discussion, it ALWAYS rains in Seattle, i.e. P(rain)=1, then the required prob. is always 1 as well. Likewise if it's a place where it never rains, or if the question asks about the prob. of it raining elephants given the 3 friends said yes, it'd be still 0. I believe this is a std. textbook example of the Bayes' formula, anything short of that I don't think will work out.
Please correct me if incorrect. But I would just prefer to condition. either they are all telling the truth and its it raining or they are all lying and it is not raining. P(rain)=P(rain|truth,truth,truth)*P(truth,truth, truth)+P(rain|lie,lie,lie)*P(lie,lie,lie) notice that truth does not mean yes it is raining, it simply corresponds to them telling the truth. Since they said yes, IF they were lying and we knew they were lying then the probability of rain would be zero, thus eliminating the second term. P(rain)=P(rain|3xtruth)*P(3xtruth) and the probability of the truth is (2/3)^3 and the probability of rain if they are telling the truth is 1. I did a little skipping of steps, since truth doesnt equal yes, but i just sort of meshed it toegher towards the end
YES=yes,yes,yes T=truth, truth, truth L=lie,lie,lie P(Rain|YES)=P(Rain|YES,T)*P(T)+P(Rain|YES,L)*P(L) P(Rain|YES,L)=0==> whats the probability of rain given we know that they are lying and theyve told us it is raining. P(Rain|YES)=P(Rain|YES,T)*P(T) P(Rain|YES,T)=1==> whats the probability of it raining given that they are telling the truth and have told us its raining then P(T)=(2/3)^3 its obvious. why in the world would i do bayesian methods when its certain
I agree with (2/3)^3.
Interview Candidate solves this problem using Bayesian stats despite the fact that no enough information is given to do Bayesian probability analysis i.e. he had to pull the probability of it raining in Seattle out of thin air when it was not given in the interview question. With only the information from the interview question, we have to assume that friends are either all lying or all telling the truth. Let truth=T and lie=L P(TTT)=8/27, P(LLL)=1/27, P(TLL)=2/27,P(TTL)=4/27. But we know that they all had the same answer, so we must compare P(TTT) to P(LLL). P(TTT) is 8 times more likely than P(LLL), so we have P(All same answers|TTT)=8/9, P(All same answers|LLL)=1/9. Therefore the solution given ONLY THE INFORMATION GIVEN is P(Rain)=8/9, P(Dry)=1/9.
This problem requires the marginal probability of rain to solve, following Interview Candidate's answer. M.B. provides the rationale behind why the bayes approach is necessary: if the pr(rain) = 0, then the pr(rain|y, y, y) = 0. (maybe it is July in Seattle). A few conceptual problems in many answers that I want to point out: 1) There is lots of conflation between Pr(truth) and Pr(Y). Pr(truth) = Pr(Y|R) does not equal Pr(Y). 2) Consider there is only a single friend and they say yes, the logical conclusion from a lot of these answers is that Pr(Rain|Yes) = Pr(Yes|Rain) = 2/3, which is not correct. Bayes' rule is very clear in this simpler case. 3) The friends' answers are conditionally independent assuming no collusion. The combinations of their honesty/lying adds no additional information. The marginal probabilities are not independent, Pr(y,y,y) does not equal pr(y)^3, it equals pr(y,y,y,rain) + pr(y,y,y, no rain), the integration of the joint space over rain. Using conditional independence and bayes rule, this becomes: pr(y|rain)^3*pr(rain) + pr(y|no rain)^3(1-pr(rain)). A more general solution using Pr(rain) = r. Pr(rain|y,y,y) = Pr(y,y,y|rain)*pr(rain)/pr(y,y,y) #Bayes' formula pr(y,y,y|rain) = pr(y|rain)^3 = (2/3)^3 #conditional independence pr(y,y,y) = pr(y|rain)^3*pr(rain) + pr(y|no rain)^3*pr(no rain) #by definition, see point 3 the answer: r*(2/3)^3 / [r*(2/3)^3 + (1 - r)*(1/3)^3]
It should be (2/3)^3, I think zen and todo is correct.
Most of the answers/comments made all unconditional assumptions except a few reasonings that lead to the 8/9 probability. Note that the question states that "Each of your friends has a 2/3 chance of telling you the truth". This essentially means P(raining, yes) + P (non-raining, no) = 2/3. Any attempts to interpret this as conditional probability P(raining | yes) = 2/3 or P(yes | raining) = 2/3 are making other assumptions.
8/27 is not the answer. For the weather to be nice in this case, all 3 of your friend NEED to have lied to you. Therefor the odds are 1/27.
What if the answer is 50% since the chance of rain and not rain does not depend on what your friends tell you.
In the absence of further information, the only correct answer is the posterior probability of rain p is in the interval (0, 1). In the absence of further information any prior is as good as any other, so by implication the posterior can take any value as well. The interval for p can be restricted to [0, 1] on the assumption that the question to the friends would not be posed if the prior is absolute certainty whether it will rain or not. With the further assumption that the prior probability is measured with limited precision (e.g. rounded to a percentage point), the posterior would be in the interval (0,075, 1). If the alternative assumption is made that information from the friends will be requested only if it had any chance to move the posterior below or above 0.5, the posterior interval for the probability is (0.5, 1). any more precise answer than that requires further information about the prior which is not supplied in the original problem formulation. Also note that even a precise answer about the probability of rain is not sufficient to answer the question whether an umbrella should be brought or not.
The probability of each of the friend say "YES" is 2/3 * 2/3 * 2/3 = 8/27. Now the probability that it is actually raining in Seattle depends on that how do I select them to phone. There is only three way to select and phone them. So, the probability that it is actually raining in Seattle is 3 * (8/27) = 8/9.
Rule of conditional probability states P(A|B) = P( A & B ) / P(B) Reformulating to this case, P(Rain | 3Y) = P(R & 3Y) / P(3Y) P(R & 3Y) = 2/3 ^3 (if it is raining, then they must all speak the truth) = 8/27 (one could multiply probability of rain here. I assumed as prior) P(3y) = all truth or all lie = 2/3 ^ 3 + 1/3 ^3 = 9/27 hence P(R | 3Y) = 8/9
Let X be the probability it's raining. Obviously we want P(X|all three say yes). Now let Y be the probability at least one of them is lying. If Y = 0 it's easy to solve, if not then not so easy. Now you keep going.
Obvious, bayesian is a way to go...
There is a way to easily confirm the right answer. Just write a computer simulation and run it a few million times, which I did. If the long term chance of rain in Seattle is 25%, the chance it is raining now, given the YYY answers and the 2/3 truth 1/3 lying, is 73% (rounded to whole number), which is the same as 8/11, so the reasoning with the Bayesian math is correct.
This can easily be solved without Bayes: There are two cases: Case 1: It is raining and all friends are telling the truth: 0.25*(2/3)^3 = 1/4*8/27 Case1: It is not raining and all friends are lying: 0.75*(1/3)^3 = 3/4*1/27 Probability: P(E) = Case1 / (Case1+Case2) = (1/4*8/27) / (3/4*1/27 + 1/4*8/27) = 2 / (11/4) = 8/11
Paper exams are harder than interview question, really basic situational questions29 Answers
Last year one of my 1st graders was screaming at another girl calling her a liar and tried to hit her. I separated her by having her sit in the back of the class. I got down on her level, held her hands at her sides so she wouldn't hit looked her straight in the eyes and told her that what she was doing was not right. The next day in line I sensed she was going to start fighting so I called her to come and stand next to me.
If a teacher faints and there is an assistant I will have the assistant watch the class while I help the teacher who fainted. I will have the teacher sit with her head down and when she says she feels not dizzy I'll help her to a chair and notify site coordinator then get her some water. If no assistant I'll appoint another student to go get site coordinator and say that the teacher fainted while I assign an independent activity to the rest of the class. After that I'll help fainted teacher to chair after she says she's not dizzy and get her some water
If two kids are fighting I will separate each one and have each one tell me their side. Once I get both sides I will ask the students what they could have done differently and have them apologize
Last year one girl was raging at another girl telling her she lies and tried to hit her. I had the offending girl sit i n the back of the class then I held her hands at her sides so she doesn't hit looked at her straight in the eye and told in a firm voice that hitting is not acceptable. The next day I had her stand next to me in line because I sensed she was gonna start fighting
If myself and another staff member disagree we'll discuss it privately when class is not in session
if a lesson plan isn't working I'll just stop the lesson and talk to the class to find out what they are feeling, if something happened, what kinds of things interest them. If they are upset about something that happened we will talk about it. If they don't like the topic we'll take votes on the class' favorite topic to learn about. If the class in general is feeling sad or angry we will talk about the things that make them feel that way and have a feelings circle with happy, sad, mad and the things that make them feel like that
if a parent is angry about a decision I made I will explain my reasoning for making that decision. If the parent is still angry I will discuss the situation with the site coordinator to find out what to do.
if a lesson plan isn't working I'll stop the lesson and talk to the class to find out what topics interest them, if something happened earlier that day, what the general mood of the class is. If they don't like the topic we'll take votes on favorite topics, if something happened we'll talk about it, if the class is just anxious or sad we'll do a feelings circle with happy, sad, mad, worried and list things that make us have those feelings
if a parent is upset I'll listen to the parent to find out why and if possible try to come up with a solution if I can't then I'll discuss it with the site coordinator.
if two kids are having a disagreement I will separate each one either in a corner in the back of the class or on the bench at recess. I'll talk to each one separately to find out their side and then I'll ask them what they could have done differently. Afterwards they will apologize
At LLS I would research lesson plans during the weekend and plan out the learning objective, the goals to meet that objective and the activities the students would do to meet the learning goals and have it turned in by Monday well before presenting it on Thursday. For example they read an article about running and they had to name at least two ways running helps them
At LLS I would research lesson plans during the weekend then determine the learning objective and the learning goals to meet that objective then the activities to meet the goals and have it turned in by Monday before presenting it on Thursday. For example I did one lesson plans on animal riddles. The learning objective was to learn to use clues to figure out what they are reading then they read several riddles and had to figure out what animal it was based on the riddle
If two different things are due at the same time I will look at each one to see which one needs more time to finish and give the one that needs more time more of a priority and then work on the one that doesn't need as much time. If there are different deadlines I will look at both the due date and amount of time required. I will give more priority to the one with the closer deadline and needing more time then work on the one that needs less time. I make a mental note of what needs to be done each day and spend time time each day working on the things I am planning to finish that day
if a student keeps misbehaving I find some incentive system to apply to the whole class to motivate them to produce. I am working simultaneously with 2 sisters one of whom is fooling around continuiously. I told them that for every 4 worksheets done they will get 1 sticker. I timed each worksheet and on the character description one they had lots of good words so I gave them 2 stickers for 7 worksheets done. I also plan to use a 1 to 5 scale or a clipchart with 5 being top and 1 being bottom. At 2 we talk about what well do to improve and the next to bottom rung on chart we talk about what well do to improve. At 1 or the bottom of chart parents are called. If the problem persists both myself, parents and site director work on behavior improvement plan. If student is completely out of control both parents and site supervisor are notified immediatley
if parent is upset I'll listen to find out why and if possible we both try to find a solution. If I can't I'll discuss it with site director
if two students are fighting I separate them then get each one's side then ask what could have been done differently then have each one apologize. If it's in the class after apologizing I'll ask if they think they need to sit away from each other. If they say no I'll watch them carefully to make sure no more fights happen
if lesson isn't working I just stop the lesson and we have a class discussion. I'll ask if they like the topic. If not, we take votes of favorite topics to learn. I'll ask if something happened making them upset. If so we take a few moments to talk about it and then ask about something they would like to do after the lesson and make sure to do it after lesson is finished. I'll ask about general class mood. Next we'll have a feelings circle where we list things making us feel sad, happy, mad, worried. Then I'll find out something that they would like to do after lesson that make them feel happy and I'll make sure to do it.
a stakeholder is someone with a vested interest in seeing the program work. It includes employees, parents, directors, funders
a stakeholder is someone with a vested interest in seeing the program work. It includes program staff, parents, community organizations funding it, the state funders
to promote the program I would would suggest having a welcome back parent night where the parents meet program staff and child's teacher and they can hear about the program schedule. I will also let parents know they can contact or email me giving out my contact info. I would also suggest having a focus group/survey where we ask both kids and parents what they like or don't like about program. At LLS they had a program skit at the end of the year put on by students and I would suggest that each grade holds one for the parents to see. I would also suggest sending out leters and word of mouth to inform parents of events
At LLS I thoroughly research the lesson plans online first coming up with learning objective then learning goals and activities to meet those goals. For example I had a lesson plan where the learning goal was to use clues to figure out what they are reading and they read several animal riddles and had to figure out what the animal was based on the riddle.
if multiple things are due at the same time I look at each one taking into consideration how much time is needed to finish it as well as the due date. I spend more time and begin sooner with projects that require more time and have a sooner deadline
some ways I would promote program are suggesting a back to program night where parents meet child's teachers/program staff, sending home notes to parents on what the kids are doing in class, talking to parents about areas their child is strong in/needs work on, have an end of year skit put on by kids that parents are invited to watch like we did at LLS. Inform parents of events with letters home and word of mouth. Let parents know I'm available through email/phone
one way I would suggest promoting the program would be a back to program night where parents meet program staff and their child's teacher. During that time they get an introduction of the program and see examples of activities done in the past. Another suggestion would be a focus group/survey on what kids and parents like or don't like about the program. A 3rd way would be for me to send home letters explaining what the kids are doing in the program as well as word of mouth. Like we did at LLS I would suggest an end of year skit where the kids in each grade put on shows that the parents are invited to attend. I will let parents know I am available by email and phone and make sure to include both the positive things I see as well as what needs to be worked on when talking to parents
if students are behaving inappropriately to other students/staff I will pull them aside and explain that the behavior is inappropriate and remind everyone of class expectations of kindness to others. Last year as a sub we agreed on signals that both students/teacher would give each other if we were saying something that could be offensive
if students are behaving inappropriately towards staff or other students I will pull them aside and let them know its not acceptable and have them apologize then I will remind everyone of the rule of treating others with kindness. Last year as a sub we had an agreed upon signal both students/teacher would give each other if we were saying something offensive
for destressing I like to drink a cup of coffee, go for a walk, if its really bad just forget about work for the evening and watch tv
everyday I make a mental note of what I'm planning to do that day and immediately start working on my schedule. I take into account the due dates and how much time the task will take and my comfort level with it. If its something I am not comfortable with or I think will take a long time I start working on it first
everyday I make a mental note of what I plan to do that day. I look at due dates, time need, and comfort level. If it's something I'm not comfortable with or takes a long time I work on it first
How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year?27 Answers
800 billion Sq.ft
A pizza is roughly 1 sqft. If the average american eats 1/3 of a pizza and eats pizza 3 times a month, that would mean 12sqft a year. Times 200M americans that gives you 2.4 billion sqft.
Sorry, i must be stupid. I didn´t know pizza were made of feet.
These market estimation questions are pretty common in IB and consulting; so this one is not an oddball. The critical part is the logical reasoning used to estimate rather than how accurate you are. Try these: how many diapers used everyday in Canada how many commercial planes are currently flying in US air space
All of them.
Pizza is not served in square feet in the U.S.
If i know & see it right, Pizza's are not square in shape so sq feet is not the correct UOM (Unit of measure). Pl correct ur question in terms of circle/diameter/radius & I shall revert with the answer. Trust your question is answered.
Unless i am going for a pizza delivery or pizza marketting job which Goldmann Sachs is not, i would blatantly say would either of us care?
How the hell would I know ? Let me do some research and get back to you on it.
MOST PIZZA IS SEVED IN THE SHAPE OF TRIANGLE (FOR A SLICE) OR IN THE SHAPE OF A CIRCLE - NEED TO DO SOME RESERACH AND THEN SOME MATH. LET ME GET BACK TO YOU ABOUT IT.
Way to much lousy square feet - that's for sure. Hungry ? What's your favorite pizza there Bossman ? You buy - I'll fly. Whadya say ?
pie r squared
Assume average pizza is 16", or 8" radius. That is 0.66 feet. Square it and mulitply by 3.1 to about (0.4)*3.1 = 1.2 ft^2. Assume 100 million families in US eating one pizza 10 times a year (this is the weakest assumption) = 100,000,000*10*1.2 = 1.2 billion square feet of pizza, +-0.3 billion.
$38 billion Annual pizza sales in America, according to Pizza Today 3 billion Number of pizzas sold in the U.S. each year, according to NAPO 350 Slices of pizza sold every second, according to NAPO 46 Slices of pizza the average American eats each year, according to Packaged Facts 23 Pounds of pizza the average American eats each year 93 Percent of Americans who eat pizza at least once a month 70 Percent of Super Bowl viewers who eat at least one slice during the game 251.7 million Pounds of pepperoni Americans consume each year 36 Percent of pizza orders that specify pepperoni as a topping 70,000 Number of pizzerias in the U.S., according to Pizza Today 24 Percent of those pizzerias owned by Pizza Hut, Domino's, or Papa John's 9,000 Number of pizzerias in New York 17 Percent of restaurants in America that are pizzerias, according to Food Industry News 40,010 Number of subscribers to Pizza Today, the leading pizza industry magazine
150 million square feet - Math is not the answer to your question - Google is. http://bit.ly/MoP5xR
Well, I consume about 400 square ft by myself so...
There are none, because I was live at Indonesia
If I wanted the job, I'd say I would research the answer directly. If not found, I would use whatever statistics I can find. An example would be: (# of pizza's sold) times (average sq feet per pizza) times (average ratio of pizza eaten vs thrown away) If I didn't want the job, I'd say "I'm going to research this, then leave for the day, score some good acid, return 24 hours later and make up a number".
Around 30 Million in India
The answer is none. Pizza is sold by volume. The correct unit of measure for volume is cubic feet, not square feet. You cannot eat something that has no volume.
Pizza eaters population * size of pizza in square feet
Answer is zero, or at least it can't be answered. Question said "US" - not U.S. US is not a measurable subject (whose US?) Question did not ask United States (U.S.) because there was no punctuation marks in their subject US.
What is the United brand and what does it mean to you?27 Answers
What do you consider your greatest work accomplishment?
How did the F2F go?
Hi, when you get the invitation email for F2F interview, do you reply to the email to confirm your F2F date or call them?
You call the phone number they provide and schedule the best day for you.
I am back home from my F2F and the interview went great! They offered me a position and I accepted!
Congrats on the offer, when is your training class?
Early 2017. Summer 2016 classes have already been enrolled.
So no actual date was given? 😳 how do you plan for that?
For 2017 class did they hire you on the spot or no
Just finished online interview. It doesn't matter how prepare you are, you are going to be a bit nervous. I did some mistakes but I answer every single question on time. I really don't know if they will accept it. Portuguese is my first language and I hope they understand about my accent. Good luck to everyone and I will keep updated
I did my video interview September 2 and submitted it. How long does it take to find out if you get a f2f?
It takes 3 days or maybe a week I guess. I got my 3 days later and I'm heading to f2f
Voce applico para o trabalho que estao pedindo que fala portugues? agora estao pedindo aeromoca que fala portugues. IS ANYONE APPLYING FOR THE PORTUGUESE FLIGHT ATTENDANT JOB/?
I sent my application September 7th, got a video interview the next day on 8th, did it on the 11th and got a F2F interview 2 days later on the 13th. Now I have my interview on the 30th for the beginning of 2017 class.
No on answer the questions that sucks
I did my video interview today 11/7/16 ... crossing my fingers now...
My F2F is on the 30th as well
Do they pay for you to fly out and stay at hotel for F2F interview or is it at your own expense? I am going to F2F for another airline at my own expense and this process is getting expensive
I checked my hiring process and it changed to "you have been selected for a face to face interview". I haven't received a call or email yet regarding it. Do you know how long it takes or what I need to do?
I am about to take the video interview. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Any answers ?
Any other ?’s that might help me prepare
Can any one please help me , i gave my video interview on 10/22/17 i haven’t got any email yet, any idea how long they take to reply back ? N how do you check the hiring process?
N i have one more question do they reply you back if your video interview was not good enough?
I sent in my application on 12/5/17 and immediately received an email saying they would be in contact with me and I may get a video interview. Approximately how long does it take to receive that email?