25 Amazing Companies That Hire In 20 Days or Less


Wouldn’t it be amazing to know how long a interview process will take? After all, it can be frustrating to spend week after week in what seems like the longest, most stressful first date ever. We’re eliminating the guesswork and the seemingly endless interview process.

The 2017 Best Places to Interview honors 100 U.S companies with more than 1,000 employees that have cracked the code on how to provide an interview experience that’s not just okay, but downright delightful. Not only do these companies have amazing experiences as reported by candidates, a handful of them will hire in 20 days or less.

According to new Glassdoor research, the average length of the hiring process in the U.S. is about 23.8 days. These 25 companies beat that average!

Time to update your resume, craft an amazing cover letter, and prepare for the interview — these companies are waiting for candidates just like you.

Horizon Media
Interview Experience: 91% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.7/5
Interview Process: 17 Days
What Candidates Say: “The process was very efficient and moved quickly. Everyone I spoke with was welcoming, engaged and responsive.” —Account Supervisor Interview


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J. Crew
Interview Experience: 83% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.0/5
Interview Process: 9 Days
What Candidates Say: “Applied online and was called about a week later. Total process took less than three weeks. The Store Director and Market Director were very friendly and knowledgeable. You could really tell they love their jobs. Gave me the pay I asked for and I gladly accepted to join the team!” —Sales Associate Interview


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SSM Health
Interview Experience: 83% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.6/5
Interview Process: 13 Days
What Candidates Say: “Process took a little longer than a month. Their was a phone interview, in person interview with director and supervisor. Then a panel interview. Everyone was very nice and did a wonderful job at explaining everything.” —Business Lead Interview


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LUSH North America
Interview Experience: 81% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.5/5
Interview Process: 13 Days
What Candidates Say: “There are role play situations and product demonstrations. You learn a list of the ingredients they use and don’t use and why and their sourcing habits, locations, and what each ingredient is used for primarily (Second round of interviews). You must be confident!” —Sales Associate Interview


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QuikTrip
Interview Experience: 80% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.3/5
Interview Process: 10 Days
What Candidates Say: “I applied to Quiktrip online. In a week or two, I was called to get an interview. I had to go to the corporate office in Tempe for the interview. Overall, it was a pretty easy one-on-one interview and the interviewer gave me a free drink coupon.” —Part Time Cashier Interview


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Bain & Company
Interview Experience: 79% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 3.4/5
Interview Process: 18 Days
What Candidates Say: “The interview was friendly and consisted of some personal (leadership, experience, etc.) questions and cases. The cases were interesting and novel, and the interviewers seemed to really want to get to know me. They were also open about their experiences at the firm.” —Associate Consultant Interview


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Banana Republic
Interview Experience: 78% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.2/5
Interview Process: 11 Days
What Candidates Say: “Over the phone questions first then in person interview about the job and myself. They had me recommend clothing options to in store employees. Also had me pretend to deal with an angry customer.” —Sales Interview


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H E B
Interview Experience: 78% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.5/5
Interview Process: 13 Days
What Candidates Say: “1st interview was just trying to get a feel for who you are and if you would be a good fit for the company, nothing hard, just trying to see if you’re friendly and have a decent personality, very short. Then had a 2nd interview with the store manager (I think) immediately after, more typical interview questions and was then offered the job.” —Checker Interview


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Paylocity
Interview Experience: 77% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.8/5
Interview Process: 19 Days
What Candidates Say: “I had a phone interview with an internal recruiter, completed an online skills test, and had an in-person interview with a panel of managers. The recruiter helped prepare me for the interview and was wonderful to work with. She made the whole process so fun and pleasant!” —Account Manager Interview


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Belk
Interview Experience: 77% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.1/5
Interview Process: 12 Days
What Candidates Say: “I went in for interview with sales manager. All they want is open availability. It was very quick and sweet. It wasn’t scary or intimidating. They seem to want people that can work anytime.” —Sales Associate Interview


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Nordstrom Rack
Interview Experience: 76% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.3/5
Interview Process: 11 Days
What Candidates Say: “I applied online. The interview was split into two parts. An at home video recorded interview done by corporate and then a few days between to find out I moved along and will be interviewed in store. Overall they were fairly common and easy questions. Mainly behavioral with how you would act in difficult situations or sharing an actual experience you with a difficult customer or something else along those lines.” —Rotating Sales & Support Associate Interview


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United Airlines
Interview Experience: 74% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.9/5
Interview Process: 17 Days
What Candidates Say: “The interview process is very structured. I applied online and within a week I received an invitation to complete an OnDemand interview via HireVue. Suggestions for HireVue: Be in a well-lit area. My suggestion is to use as much natural lighting as possible. Be well-dressed. Research the company and see how the flight attendants dress for the particular company, and emulate that! The HireVue questions were behavioral questions. Everything I read on Glassdoor has been accurate!” —Flight Attendant Interview


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In-N-Out Burger
Interview Experience: 74% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.4/5
Interview Process: 12 Days
What Candidates Say: “Group Interview. Asked basic questions like why work for INO? Name a time you had good/bad customer service. Talk about yourself. Interview was roughly 20 minutes. Got called back for 2nd interview which lasted 5 minutes asking for available times.” —Store Associate Interview


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FedEx
Interview Experience: 74% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.2/5
Interview Process: 19 Days
What Candidates Say: “Phone Interview was very formal, and my interviewer was very nice and seemed dedicated to his position. He made me feel very confident and asked me to come in person for a face to face interview, and I of course accepted.” —Assistant Manager Interview


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Frontier Airlines
Interview Experience: 74% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.3/5
Interview Process: 18 Days
What Candidates Say: “As many of you know from applying, they are extremely strict with the tattoo and piercing policy. If you have them, get rid of them or have an amazing cover up handy. She asked a few questions and then extended an invitation to the F2F. If all goes well, they hire on the spot, but they have a large pool of people waiting to go for training.” —Flight Attendant Interview


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ExxonMobil
Interview Experience: 73% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.9/5
Interview Process: 19 Days
What Candidates Say: “It’s a one-hour phone interview. It includes two parts: 1. they first did job position introduction as well as their background introduction; 2. They went through my Ph.D. work (based on my resume) and asked me to explain some experiences that I listed on my resume.” —Process Engineer Interview


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Chick-fil-A
Interview Experience: 73$ Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.2/5
Interview Process: 16 Days
What Candidates Say: “The interview processes were pretty relaxed. I had two interviews in total. The first interview consisted of the manager reviewing my application (an inquiry about skills and talents I had listed on my app) and asking questions related to personality and future aspirations. Questions included Tell me about yourself, whats your favorite movie, how long do you plan to work for Chick-fil-A, why did you choose to apply for Chick-fil-A, who inspires you.” —Team Member Interview


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Starbucks
Interview Experience: 73% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.2/5
Interview Process:15 Days
What Candidates Say: “I applied online and got a call from manager 3 days later. It was kind of a mini interview and was asked for an interview the following day. Interview took about 45 minutes and was hired on the spot :)”—Barista Interview


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Sunrise Senior Living
Interview Experience: 73% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.3/5
Interview Process: 14 Days
What Candidates Say: “I received a call from the executive director to schedule an interview and was interviewed the next day. the interview was pretty straight forward. It wasn’t too hard but it wasn’t incredibly easy either. If you have passion for healthcare and senior living, and have a kind heart you should get the job.” —CNA/Care Giver Interview


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Anthropologie
Interview Experience: 72% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.3/5
Interview Process: 14 Days
What Candidates Say: “It was a group interview and only lasted about 10 minutes. They asked about our availability and past work experience. Finally, they asked about what we felt the Anthropologie brand represented and our personal style.” —Sales Associate Interview


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Old Navy
Interview Experience: 72% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.0/5
Interview Process: 12 Days
What Candidates Say: “It took 20 minute interview, basic question interview. They only ask what is your availability. As well as previous employer. The manager ask me if I’m available for orientation the on Friday, I got interview on Wednesday. So they call me for orientation Saturday. Pretty fast job process.” —Sales Associate Interview


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lululemon
Interview Experience: 72% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.4/5
Interview Process: 16 Days
What Candidates Say: “Group interview, round table style. It was very relaxed. Just want to get to know your personality more than anything else. We also took a workout class as part of the interview process which is different but fun.” —Educator Interview


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Lyft
Interview Experience: 72% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.9/5
Interview Process: 18 Days
What Candidates Say: “Was honestly the funnest time I have ever had during an interview. Each step was 10-15 minutes long, and moved really quick. Which kept everything upbeat. So excited to start my job with Lyft.” —Critical Response Associate Interview


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Publix
Interview Experience: 72% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.0/5
Interview Process: 12 Days
What Candidates Say: “Relaxed, kind people. The store is always busy so you get summed up pretty quick. Be short and straight with your answers. But they laid down the rules and emphasized what a great company it is to work for. Good people work for this company.” —Bakery Clerk Interview


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American Eagle Outfitters
Interview Experience: 72% Positive
Interview Difficulty: 2.0/5
Interview Process: 10 Days
What Candidates Say: “I felt extremely comfortable in my interview. The lady I had interviewed with was very friendly and had asked the typical American Eagle interview questions. I had left feeling confident and not worried, mainly because she had made sure I was comfortable and not nervous during the process.” —Sales Associate Interview


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Methodology: Candidates’ Choice Award winners for the 2017 Best Places to Interview are determined using Glassdoor’s proprietary algorithm, in which an employer’s overall interview experience rating is mostly taken into account, along with factors including interview difficulty rating and interview length (number of days for the interview process). At a minimum, employers for the U.S. list (those with 1,000 employees or more) must have received at least 50 Glassdoor-approved interview reviews, including at least 50 interview experience ratings, from U.S.-based employees between July 2, 2016 and July 1, 2017. Interview difficulty ratings based on a five-point scale: 1.0=very easy, 3.0=average, 5.0=very difficult.  Companies in this article are listed in no particular order and have an interview length (number of days for the interview process) of 20 days or less. Complete report methodology can be found and downloaded here: https://www.glassdoor.com/List/about-employees-choice-awards.htm

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