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HS2 Solutions Overview

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Wheaton, IL (US)
51 to 200 employees
1993
Company - Private
Information Technology
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
HS2 Solutions is a full-service digital company, creating intelligent solutions that ensure higher velocity and push your business toward results. In our ever-changing, fast-paced digital world, our approach helps brands envision, harness, and enable their online and mobile ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to leverage internet technology and digital marketing to drive superior results for our clients. We strive to seamlessly integrate our design, engineering and digital marketing competencies to deliver innovative yet pragmatic solutions across web, mobile and ... Read more

HS2 Solutions Reviews

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Phil Hollyer
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    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior QA Analyst in Chicago, IL (US)
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    I have been working at HS2 Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    HS2 Solutions is a fantastic place to work. It is a place where the skies the limit, you can do or be whatever you want, if you want to get into new technologies so you can move to work with other clients, they will work with you to do so. We all work hard, everyone helps each other out and everyone is very smart. We do whatever it takes to meet deadlines and put out the best product for our clients. You can work from home and take unlimited vacation, so long as you are communicating that with your team.

    Cons

    We have such low turnover that it is rare that HS2 has hired someone who isn't a fit, however, when we do have such people it seems that the company doesn't quite know what to do with them. It seems as if we don't really have the tools to mentor that person up to the job and we don't get rid of them fast enough, if they aren't able to get up to speed, which at HS2 is a high bar.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing smartly and continue to hire cautiously, the future is bright.

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    Javascript Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HS2 Solutions (Chicago, IL (US)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Longest interview process I've ever experienced. I was told this is very standard and this one was looking for someone fast(I don't think this was true):

    3 separate 1 hour phone screens over the course of 2 weeks: 3 hours total.

    1st was very technical.

    2nd and 3rd was kinda casual but still long with different individuals.

    The in-person interview was 4 hours long....this was normal procedure.

    Instead of a normal panel interview, they actually have you meet with the heads of the company and some team members: Individually, Who ask the same standard interview questions and go over your resume the exact same way.

    This is rather annoying and by the 3rd or 4th hour, VERY tiring. They're not very critical(unusually positive) but it is very, very repetitive. I couldn't tell if they were just super nice or already had a contract waiting for me to sign at the end.

    I promptly received a "no offer" response the next day without any explanation. I get the impression they're very picky and hire rarely(4/5 of interviews on glassdoor are "no offer", was repeatedly told they spend a lot of time vetting every candidate the same way).

    If you're under the assumption(like I was) that they pretty much decided to hand you the job after spending so much time speaking positively about your experience and how you would be an asset without being very critical or expressing any worry: don't believe the hype! It's just standard procedure from what I was told.

    If you get offers from other companies like I did before HS2's slow process finishes, take them.....don't hold out like I did. I've never interviewed with a company that seemed so eager to pump you up and make it seem like they're courting you. This wouldn't be so bad if they didn't waste 7+ hours of your time and call up all your references or at least compressed the time frame(1 week delay between each phone screens and interview).

    Office is nice but very far on the north side: FYI

    Interview Questions

    • Can you please go over your resume?   1 Answer
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