Spherion Interview Questions

Updated 13 Oct 2014
Updated 13 Oct 2014
40 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Warehouse Temp Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty quick. I applied to their services as placing me as a temp somewhere and they quickly got back to me. All I had to do after that was a quick test, testing my reading comprehension and other things. Once I completed the test, they called me scheduled a orientation date.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult or unexpected question is whether I would enjoy being in a corporate atmosphere.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Customer Service Representative(Temp) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Spherion.

    Interview Details

    Very nice and polite gentlemen, asked many questions, but over all, great experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Hourly pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Spherion.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview and 1 on site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Phone interview was pretty standard questions you would expect from a HR personnel   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Spherion.

    Interview Details

    Submittal of resume. Online application and testing. Then, interview with Spherion Manager. Call the office, frequently, to inform them that you are available for work until they place you.

    Interview Questions
    • Starting with your most recent employment, explain work history in detail.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I recommend others to be persistent and call the office frequently to let them know your availability until they find work for you.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Spherion.

    Interview Details

    The position needed to be filled as quickly as possible, and I got the job without interviewing. Hiring was immediate: notification on a Friday, began work on the following Monday.

    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't any negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Administrative Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Altoona, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Altoona, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Spherion in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Management interview with 5 people

    Interview Questions
    • They asked personal illegal questions, but talked as if they were family.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    However, the Friday prior to my start; they rescind their offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Receptionist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Monroe, LA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Monroe, LA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Spherion.

    Interview Details

    Staff is very friendly, professional & responsive. If you have marketable skills, and are an honest, dependable person, then they will put you to work.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was difficult or unexpected. You will of course have to undergo a criminal background check and be prepared to explain any gaps in your working history, like most jobs these days. Remember, you work for Spherion not the client.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate. The job market was real tight and I took what they were offering. A small job/pay-scale is always better than no job/no income.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Customer Service for UPS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Spherion in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with a rep on the phone and then she sent me into the office. The interview was good and we filled out paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a way in which you have handled constructive criticism.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There has not been one
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Spherion in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initially filled out application and submitted resume which the staff checked out thoroughly and then called me back in for interview based on referral that they received. The recruiter did a preliminary interview, then the manager did a more indepth interview, which included asking me detailed questions about the companies I worked at, ie, revenue, number of employees, overhead, report generations, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • How long have you known (Name Omitted, and is he still married?)   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I got a very cold feeling from these people. There was not a genuine interest in helping others. The actions did not fit the words.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Temporary Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Spherion in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was called about 2 hours before the interview to ask me to come in for the interview. I agreed, despite it being so last minute. I was told I would be interviewing with one person, but there were three people. I was also sent job details for a completely different position than the interview was actually for.

    Interview Questions
    • The entire interview was uncomfortable because I was interviewing with three people instead of one, unlike I was originally told, and the job details were entirely different from the actual interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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