The CBI Hiring Process
The process begins with searching for a job opening that interests you by job department, location, or even by key word.
Applying at CBI
Once you apply for a job, your qualifications and experience will be reviewed by one of our recruiters to determine if you are a fit. If you are a possible match for the position, HR will contact you to learn more about your background and answer questions about our hiring process and what it’s like to work at CBI.
Interview #1 – Phone
You’ve applied for the position and your skills fit the job. The phone interview assesses your technical skills and proficiency, to the level of determining whether you should be brought in for in-person interviews. Typically phone interviews are conducted by someone in a similar role and last about 30 minutes.
Interview #2 – Onsite
Our interview process for technical positions evaluates your core engineering, analytical thinking and people skills. During your interview, you’ll meet with several CBI team members who will give you a cross-section view of Team CBI. Interviewers will ask you questions related to your area of interest and ask you to solve them in real time. Our interview process for business and general positions evaluate your problem solving and behavioral abilities. Remember, it’s not a question of getting the answer right or wrong, but the process in which you use to solve it. Creativity is important.
Hire by committee
Virtually every person who interviews at CBI talks to at least three interviewers, drawn from both management and potential colleagues. Everyone’s opinion counts, ensuring our hiring process is fair while maintaining high standards as we grow. It might take longer but we believe it’s worth it. If you hire great people and involve them intensively in the hiring process, you’ll get more great people.
What happens next?
Following your interviews, we will decide if you are suitable for the job opening. We take hiring very seriously and like to make consensus-based decisions. To that end, it can take up to two weeks for us to make a definitive decision as to whether we’d like to have you join the team. Please be patient with us – HR will keep in touch with you when feedback has been received and decisions made. Also feel free to get in touch with HR at any time.
To learn more about available CBI careers or to submit an application, visit our Careers page.