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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,799
    Awesome news Drew!
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,682
    Answers in bold.
    Hermitism wrote: »
    We expect a FULL review of your interview!

    How was the overall presentation?
    Stereophile Class B
    Did the interviewer sound extremely smooth and pleasant?
    Director was on the forward side of neutral, would-be coworker was on the warm and slightly laid back side of neutral, HR guy was on the bright side of neutral, would-be manager had slightly incoherent and jumbled sound
    Did he/she have a "polite" sound or was his voice full of grit, grain and hash?
    The aural attribute of a "polite" sound was not noticed with any of the interviewers. I was not able to detect any grit, grain or hash
    How was the benefits package? Did you specifically "hear" the terms in the fine detail.
    Good to very good. However I noticed some of the finer details were being glossed over.
    Do you feel the company is performing at the highest level?
    "The Company" itself appears to be Stereophile Class A material. The IT department specifically is not performing at what I could consider to be the "highest level". Additional tweaks needed.
    Were you blown away by the spectacular clarity and dynamic punch of the beginning salary offered?
    I was not underwhelmed, but I was not blown away.
    Do you think that if you take the job that you will be fully engaged in the work or just "simply there"?
    From what I gathered regarding the operations within the department, I would be fully engaged in the work.
    How was the build quality/appearance of your surroundings?
    Build quality seemed high to very high. Primarily modern design.
    Were all the exits clearly marked and exiting at a straight "90 degree" angle from the surrounding walls or did you feel that some exit doors were slightly askew?
    Didn't notice any exit signs.
    How was the ambient lighting in the building?
    On the moderate side. Unoffensive.
    Crisper and a little brighter than what you are normally used to?
    Definitely a little cooler/dimmer than what I'm used to.
    Indoor climate?
    The building temperature overall seemed comfortable, but the small closed door conference room quickly got hot and stuffy. Inadequate ventilation?
    Were you pretty accustomed to it's operating temp?
    See above. Not nearly enough airflow.
    Will you be required to commit to any conditioning before starting? Or training, perhaps?
    Should be primarily plug and play, but 40-80 hours of break in time should not be unexpected.
    Will you be working in an office or cubical?
    I believe cubical unfortunately
    If a cubicle applies to you, what are the surrounding cubicle walls made of and will it increase the clarity that may manifest itself into more detail and breath around vocals?
    I didn't get close enough to examine the texture and sturdiness of the cubicle walls, but they appeared to be the half height variety. As a result I would think this would manifest itself as a slight reverb.
    Or do voices carry across the room?
    While I was waiting in the conference room, I could easily hear every word of a phone conversation that someone nearby was having. This seems to point to an extremely low noise floor, a mostly black background with the exception of a very faint HVAC whirring white noise

    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,451
    No exits?? In that case, try to find a window that will let you out easily or something, in case you have a prankster for a co-worker, like this guy.

    :p
    Micah
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,162
    edited September 2018
    You can start working here anytime you like...but... :s
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,162
    edited September 2018
    Clipdat wrote: »
    You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave?
    See my post above. :# ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,572
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Great news, I got a call from their HR rep this morning. They're going to proceed with preparing an offer for me! I should expect to hear back from them next week with the details. Hell yeah!

    Congrats man. Though things might have happened quicker if you did this Italian style. An envelope of cash, and a tray of Cannoli's.
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  • Clipdat wrote: »
    Great news, I got a call from their HR rep this morning. They're going to proceed with preparing an offer for me! I should expect to hear back from them next week with the details. Hell yeah!

    That's fantastic; congrats.



    I stand by my original claim.

    :)
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 5,055
    Congrats Drew that’s great!
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    ;
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,297
    tonyb wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Great news, I got a call from their HR rep this morning. They're going to proceed with preparing an offer for me! I should expect to hear back from them next week with the details. Hell yeah!

    Congrats man. Though things might have happened quicker if you did this Italian style. An envelope of cash, and a tray of Cannoli's.

    I told him to ask what Lightman would do and then do the exact opposite.... I think that advice is what worked.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • vmaxervmaxer Posts: 4,341
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Great news, I got a call from their HR rep this morning. They're going to proceed with preparing an offer for me! I should expect to hear back from them next week with the details. Hell yeah!

    Congratulations man, seems you nailed it.
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  • vmaxer wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Great news, I got a call from their HR rep this morning. They're going to proceed with preparing an offer for me! I should expect to hear back from them next week with the details. Hell yeah!

    Congratulations man, seems you nailed it.

    Now don't blow this one like you did the last one. Jk.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,795
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Great news, I got a call from their HR rep this morning. They're going to proceed with preparing an offer for me! I should expect to hear back from them next week with the details. Hell yeah!

    I had no doubt! Congrats!
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,197
    Congratulations!!!
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,162
    Hell had nothing to do with it... then again...you haven't worked there yet. ;)

    Time will tell. :)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Super awesome dude!
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • verbverb Posts: 4,795
    Tony M wrote: »
    Hell had nothing to do with it... then again...you haven't worked there yet. ;)

    Time will tell. :)

    Agreed! Talented folks are rather immune to poor decisions made by corporate HR departments, IMO.

    And I'd like to think that the outpouring of support, well wishes, encouragement, and yes, prayers, gave our beloved @clipdat a little boost over the finish line!

    Well done Drew! :smile:
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  • gmcmangmcman Posts: 1,354
    That's great news....congrats.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,682
    verb wrote: »
    And I'd like to think that the outpouring of support, well wishes, encouragement, and yes, prayers, gave our beloved @clipdat a little boost over the finish line!

    I agree, Dave. Also maybe all those good Karma giveaways I hosted this year are now paying off!

    I'm extremely thankful for everyone who has supported me in this thread! I sincerely appreciate all the posts.

    I'm slightly apprehensive to start fully celebrating until I sign that offer letter, but wow, seems like this whole situation has worked out perfectly.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 19,297
    A 12 pack of Sam Adams sounds nice. Shoot me a PM and I will give you the address to send it to. :p
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,682
    edited September 2018
    Der duh der.
    • "Electronic music is human sound adapting to indulge technology, and for some, it feels like the signature sound of energy. New and abstract sounds over hypnotic rhythms can conjure vast soundscapes for escape, pleasure, and transcendence."
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,810
    Congrats!

    Now I hope to have the same luck as u!
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  • This picture was taken at the interview....

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    This is fake news! I did not attend that interview.

    Good job @Clipdat. The audio industry definitely needs people with money so this is great news!
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  • MilitoMilito Posts: 320
    Congrats!
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