Your hands are clammy and your heart is racing as you progress through the the job interview gauntlet at a particular company. One interviewer blends into the next, and the questions vary from the ever-popular, “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” to “How many cups of coffee do people in London drink per day?”
It doesn’t help that recent job reports show fewer jobs being added to the economy, which means that companies are being more stringent than ever in the interview process, and that the competition for open positions will continue to be fierce. And, let’s face it, some interviews are tougher than others. But, does a difficult interview directly correlate to a difficult job or an unpleasant work experience?
Glassdoor dug into the interview reviews shared by job candidates throughout the past year to find out what companies have the most difficult interview processes and what employees at those companies say it’s really like to work there. We’ve uncovered the top 20 most difficult companies for interviews, and how they rate for those who actually get the job.
What’s your take? Have you a tough interview that turned out to be a great job or vice versa? Share your interview review on Glassdoor and tell future job candidates what they would have seen and heard if they were a fly on the wall in your interview.