The 10 Toughest Tech Companies for Job Interviews

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 09-10-2013 Email

How willing are you to put job candidates through the ringer, with possibly the most challenging interview of their professional lives? Enough to put them through a solid day's worth of one-on-ones? Or a written exam that takes as long to complete as the SAT? Are you willing to put on your bad cop hat in an effort to see how resilient—and resourceful—a potential future employee can be? You may think you pretty much cover all the bases here, but after reading about the following practices of these 10 top tech companies, you may conclude that you're being too lax. They were compiled by Glassdoor, as part of its recently released, third annual Top 25 Most Difficult Companies to Interview report. For CIO Insight, the online career and job-recruitment site has put together the following observations from employees who interviewed at tech companies. The list was compiled based upon input from 170,000 reviews provided from employees who use Glassdoor. Ultimately, it's somewhat refreshing to see that many of those providing input express appreciation—as opposed to resentment—about their experiences. And while it's true these anecdotes are taken from only tech companies, many of the techniques would readily transfer to CIOs running an IT department within any industry category. For more about the list, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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