Last month, a candidate of mine interviewed with one of the “Premier” medical companies in the world. First step was a “personality profile.” The second was a “screening interview” with the “HR Generalist” who asked the most ridiculous questions you can imagine, like: (What do you normally eat for dinner?”). The third and fourth interviews were phone screens with the DSM. After that, the candidate was “awarded” a face to face with the DSM. The fifth interview was a meeting with the RSM. For the sixth interview, my candidate had to prepare a Power Point presentation on how he would sell the company product. He did well. Now, he was two months into the process. The seventh (and final) interview was again with the DSM. When the candidate closed and asked for the job, the DSM said, “Well, we are not sure yet.” My 6’6″ candidate stood up and said to the DSM, “If you don’t offer me this job right now, I’m going to throw you through that plate glass window!” P.S. He did not get the offer.
Bottom line: Your time and your self respect is invaluable. Don’t waste it on big companies, and maintain your dignity.