The best candidates have qualifications that are more than skills-deep. Discovering these qualities in the interview process is difficult. But moving past impression and into reality is crucial to hiring the right people — people who not only have the skills, knowledge, and experience to do the job, but also the abstract qualities that will allow them to succeed in the culture of your organization.

In an interesting way, the interview process has a lot in common with well-known dating apps. Recruiters are our Tinder. They swipe left on candidates who are not compatible at a surface level; those who lack the skills, knowledge, or experience we are looking for. They swipe right on candidates who appear to meet the job requirements and have potential. Swipe right, but know there is still significant work to do to find your perfect match.

Because our culture is a reflection of what we value, we believe if we look for these values in our candidates, and hire those who display these values, then those we bring onto the team will be more likely to flourish. At Kabbage, we have created a series of questions, asked in our final panel interview, to do just that.

There are a number of unacceptable answers here. We don’t allow answers like, “I’m a perfectionist” or “workaholic” or other positives-disguised-as-negatives. When we get answers like that, we buzz the candidate (with actual buzzers) and ask them to try again. There have also been occasions where we’ve had them “phone a friend.” If they are unable to come up with 3 negatives on their own, their spouse or mother is usually a helpful source of information!

This question elicits some of the best responses. What we are looking for is insight into how they handle an unexpected question/situation. This isn’t really about math skills; we are fine with them grabbing their phone to use the calculator or to Google the answer. At Kabbage, our days are rarely predictable. We are looking to see how they handle the curve ball. Do they panic? Blurt out a lot of wrong answers? Do they freeze and get stuck? Do they give up? One of our core values is innovation; we need to know people we hire are resourceful, capable of thinking outside of the box, and quick on their feet.

Like the first question, this also tells us about a candidate’s self-awareness. This also leads to discussions about growth, ambition, and whether they aspire to be the best. As one of our core values is winning, how a candidate answers this question is extremely important to us. While they might not rate themselves as 10s across the board (there’s nothing wrong with humble confidence), we want to know why and what they are doing to get there.

Another of our core values is caring deeply, so it is important we understand how a potential new team member views others. The only answer that is off limits is “interesting” because it really doesn’t tell us anything. And we’ve found that it might also be a code for something negative in disguise. We want to understand how candidates think about and value other people and an answer like this is just too vague and open for interpretation.

This, too, ties into caring deeply. If a candidate answers this question quickly and is able to answer several of the follow-up questions, we can glean that they are good at building relationships at work. It also helps us to understand whether this person will be committed to the Kabbage community. We want to hire people who will take ownership, not only of the products we create and offer, but also the environment and culture in which we work.

Interviewing to discover who will succeed in your organization is a crucial component to hiring well. Many will have the skills and qualifications you are looking for, but only a few will be the right fit. We are looking for the right person for the job within the context of our organization’s culture. You can discover a good fit in the interview process if you focus on your values, develop specific questions to uncover a potential new hire’s values, and assess the ways in which you align.

Amy Zimmerman is head of global people operations at Kabbage. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Kabbage has pioneered the first financial services data and technology platform to provide fully automated funding to small businesses in minutes. Kabbage leverages data generated through business activity such as accounting data, online sales, shipping and dozens of other sources to understand performance and deliver fast, flexible funding in real time

Jen Richard is the head of learning and development at Kabbage, Inc. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Kabbage has pioneered the first financial services data and technology platform to provide fully automated funding to small businesses in minutes. Kabbage leverages data generated through business activity such as accounting data, online sales, shipping and dozens of other sources to understand performance and deliver fast, flexible funding in real time.

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Interviews for Top Jobs at Kabbage

Product Designer Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Kabbage in Feb 2022

Interview

Firstly a phone call, then meet with hiring manager, then portfolio review with 2 designers, App critique, after that meet with design directors and more senior members in the company.

Interview Questions

  • An example of how you work with engineering team

Creative LEad Interview

Application

I interviewed at Kabbage

Interview

Don’t waste your time with this place – they’ll waste it for you. The people were overall fine, as were their questions. But, they use offshore recruiters who don’t respond half the time, so you’re left wondering if your email simply went into the void until they reply three days later. Over the span of a month, I sat through six interviews followed by an unpaid skills test. Fun fact about these: when a prospective employer asks you to take one and doesn’t compensate your time, they’re passing their operating costs onto you while offering zero assurance that your work won’t find its way into an actual product. That’s particularly problematic because ideas don’t get stolen – they get laundered. So imagine a whole month of these shenanigans during a job market super-bloom. By the time they got around to making an offer, it was too little, too late.

Interview Questions

  • (Paraphrasing here) Share a story of how you used data to inform a creative decision.

Kabbage Data Analyst Interview Process

Typically, interviews at Kabbage vary by role and team, but commonly Data Analyst interviews follow a fairly standardized process across these question topics.

In the Kabbage Data Analyst interview process, the most commonly tested skills are in Product Metrics , SQL and A/B Testing . This is compared to regular Data Analyst interviews that typically ask SQL and Analytics .A/B TestingAlgorithmsAnalyticsMachine LearningPresentationProbabilityProduct MetricsPythonSQLStatisticsTakehomeWhiteboardKabbage Data AnalystAverage Data AnalystLow confidence

Weve gathered this data from parsing thousands of interview experiences sourced from members.

Kabbage Data Scientist Interview Process

Typically, interviews at Kabbage vary by role and team, but commonly Data Scientist interviews follow a fairly standardized process across these question topics.

In the Kabbage Data Scientist interview process, the most commonly tested skills are in Algorithms , Machine Learning and Python .A/B TestingAlgorithmsAnalyticsMachine LearningPresentationProbabilityProduct MetricsPythonSQLStatisticsTakehomeWhiteboardKabbage Data ScientistAverage Data ScientistMedium confidence

Weve gathered this data from parsing thousands of interview experiences sourced from members.

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Posted on 18 Jul 2022

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FAQ

How many rounds interview are there in cadence?

Cadence Design Systems Interview Rounds and Process

There were 3 rounds in my interview. The first round was Coding Test, followed by Video Call round. The final round was Video Call. I was interviewed in Aug 2021.

Is UBS interview easy?

10 Common Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
  • Could you tell me about yourself and describe your background in brief? …
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  • How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations? …
  • Do you prefer working independently or on a team?

How do you pass a business interview?

When asked in an Indeed survey about the difficulty of their interview at UBS, most respondents said it was medium. Indeed’s survey asked over 134 respondents whether they felt that their interview at UBS was a fair assessment of their skills. 88% said yes.

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