I have been working at Hootsuite full-time (More than a year)
- Hootsuite employ great people. The smart, driven, fun-loving, team-players far outnumber those who are not. I learn every day from my colleagues.
- A collaborative working environment that encourages helping one another achieve and grow.
- A great new office in London
- Perfect environment for someone who likes to take initiatives and feel empowered.
- A fast-paced, dynamic industry that keeps you on your toes.
- Some inspiring leaders with a wealth of experience in social, digital and marketing.
The fast-moving industry means one must expect to adapt on a weekly basis to changes. This might not be to everyone's taste...
Advice to Management
Keep treating your employees right, don't become too corporate and we are going to go far!
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Hootsuite (London, England) in January 2018.
I applied online in October after seeing the role advertised on Glassdoor. Around 3 weeks I received an email from the coordinator to arrange a call with the Recruiting lead in London. We had a good chat for over an hour and I was told to wait for next steps. 3 weeks later I was invited in for a face to face interview with the recruiting lead, head of customer success and HR business partner. This interview was over 2 hours long. I was told they would be in touch for next steps. I waited almost a month before they contacted me again to invite me in for a final stage. I was invited to meet with the MD in the London office. I turned up nice and early for the interview, waited in reception for almost 30 mins only to then be greeted by a member of staff to say the MD nor his PA are in the office today. I called the coordinator and explained what had happened, she apologised and promised to call me back to rearrange. 2 weeks later I was invited in for this same interview again this time with 2 Sales Directors. Again I turned up nice and early. One director came in to the interview room and asked me what I was there for and whom I have met with already, he then went to print my CV. He had no idea the process I had been through. The second director was not in and another Manager had stepped in to cover for him. She introduced herself by name. She clearly did not want to be there as she kept checking her phone throughout the interview which was extremely distracting and unprofessional. Along with this every question I asked was director at the other director as she had no answer for. As soon as the interview was done she walked out in a hurry as she said she had a meeting. I felt disappointed and let down as I had put so much
effort into this interview only to be treated this way. I just wanted it to end and walk out as I did not want to be there any longer. As soon as I walked out I immediately knew this was not for me and withdrew myself from the position. I certainly closed the door on this. 2 and half weeks later I received a call from the recruiting lead as he wanted to share feedback with me. I told him of my bad experience in the last interview and how unprofessional it was. He also indicated that they have now changed the role and no longer looking for this role. 3 months into the process to be told that. I don't think it is fair for anyone to be treated this way. People take time out of work and go to extreme efforts in the hope it is an opportunity of a lifetime only to be treated this way. Not right at all!
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