- Virtru08.Feb 2019
- Interviewer hammered obsessively with detailed questions -- inappropriately attempting to gain information covered by multiple other company and customer NDAs. Answered with as much detail as possible, but interviewer appeared highly annoyed when answers had to be generic or unavailable to avoid violating existing NDAs.
- Interviewer's attitude was arrogant and dismissive, and he appeared too self-absorbed to be interested in the candidate personally.
Position open for 5 months when I interviewed. IMHO lengthy opening had little to do with quality of candidates. By order of magnitude, this was most *unprofessional* interview process ever experienced. Interviewer was shockingly rude and aggressive throughout the interview, with little understanding of NDAs nor respect for same.
Hiring manager appeared to have less business maturity and technical proficiency, less cyber landscape knowledge, and less extensive enterprise sales and enterprise sales management experience than I would expect of VP in that critical position at crucial growth phase for the company.
HR gives lip service to wanting women and diversity candidates but hiring managers almost all white males, so fill in the blanks. When I mentioned hostile treatment and said employees echoed same sentiment on reviews, HR seemed more interested in managing public image than fixing issues creating the negative reviews.
Bottom line: Technology interesting, but flavors of products in this genre introduced back in early 2000s. Personal advice to enterprise sales pros (especially women / diversity) who are smart, competent, experienced? Don’t walk - RUN! And don’t look back…
- CityWashington, D.C.
- Applied for positionFederal Sales Director
- Year of application2019