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The TribalScale Interview Process

Written by: Alison Brewster, HR Coordinator, TribalScale

As a part of the HR team here at TribalScale, I am a part of the interview and onboarding process for every role we hire. We prioritize building a transparent and seamless process for candidates, so I am writing this blog to provide insight into our interview process and how to succeed!

Whether you find our job posting on our company website, Linkedin or a job board, the first step is to submit your application! It doesn’t matter where you apply, they are all collected in our Applicant Tracking System (ATS). At TribalScale, we use Workable, which also allows us to post on over 10 different job boards through one system!

Here is a checklist to help you prepare for your first interview with TribalScale. The same applies to every interview after that too!

HR Prescreen

The first step in our interview process for every role is an HR Pre-Screen (HR Chat) hosted by a member of our HR team! This screening is standard across all open roles to help us give you a better understanding of TribalScale, to get to know you and your experience a little bit better, and ask some housekeeping questions!

Second/Technical Interview

Depending on the role you are applying for, a technical interview may be required at this stage to assess your skill set and chemistry with the team. At this step, we are evaluating your relevant skills to see how and where they fit into our team! As we are an agile environment, which encompasses pair programming, we want to ensure that this environment would be a great fit for you and you would be a great fit for a fellow tribe member. This technical interview will consist of either a senior engineer, manager or director!

Team Interviews

The next step is a behavioral and situational interview with a team member. At this point, they are trying to know you better, to see if you would be a cultural fit, and if your experience fills the gaps we have on our team. We are not trying to trick you, we want you to be yourself! Even if you do not have relevant work experience, make your other experiences relevant! Volunteer, extracurricular and unpaid experience is still valuable and we want to hear about it!

Here are some tips to help you succeed in our interviews!

  • Provide examples (we love the details!)
  • Show us your top-notch interpersonal skills
  • Incorporate learned lessons into your answers
  • Be yourself and show your passion
  • Always remember, it’s just a conversation
  • Ask questions!


If the interview process is successful, we will send you an offer. TribalScale will give you a verbal offer, followed up by a written offer via email. Our goal is to make the interview process as efficient as possible. We know that job searching is a busy time for both the interviewee and the recruiter so we want to make it as easy as possible. Once we find the right candidate, we don’t want to waste time, we want to bring you on as soon as possible.


Fast forward to a week before your start date, HR will reach out to you to coordinate first-day details and share onboarding information! You will be provided with some materials to review prior to your first day and we will coordinate your laptop delivery. By your first day, you should have received everything necessary to log-on on your first day and start off strong!

What To Expect Once You Start

On your first day, you will meet with your manager and complete onboarding tasks. Throughout your first week, you will have 30-minute calls with each department head or senior tribe member to understand TribalScale’s processes and better understand your role’s importance.

Manager Support and Performance Management

Once you start settling into your role, TribalScale continues to support your transition into your new role in several ways:

  1. 30, 60 and 90-day Check-ins with your manager and HR to set goals for your first few months and evaluate your progress toward meeting those goals. These check-ins relate to your mid-year review and 360 Best Self Review. Check out our past blog where we explain the importance of HR check-ins.
  2. Weekly 15Five Check-ins to see how you’re feeling, what you’re working on and how you can be supported. The goal of these check-ins is to prioritize your work for the week, identify any challenges and put your best foot forward.
  3. Weekly/Bi-weekly Manager Meetings to stay connected and up-to-date.

That’s the whole process from application to onboarding! The HR team at TribalScale wants to make the process as clear and seamless as possible, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions about it!

Alison Brewster is an HR Coordinator at TribalScale, her work has been focused on supporting the HR team with 360 recruitment, onboarding and our large co-op program, as well as other HR responsibilities. When she’s not working, she enjoys going for walks with family and friends and curling up with a good book.

TribalScale is a global innovation firm that helps enterprises adapt and thrive in the digital era. We transform teams and processes, build best-in-class digital products, and create disruptive startups. Learn more about us on our website. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook!



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