AppFolio Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at AppFolio.

    Interview

    Applied online, then reached out to corporate recruiter on LinkedIn. 30 min. call with that recruiter. She referred me to another recruiter from another division. 30 min. call again.
    1 hour phone interview with Engineering Director
    1 hour Skype interview with same Engineering Director
    On site interview at local office: 1 hour with one engineer, another 1 hour with another engineer, another 1 hour with same Engineering Director
    1 hour Skype interview with Chief Architect
    On site interview at corporate office: 1 hour with another Engineering Director, 1 hour with Chief Scientist, 1 hour with Engineer, 1 hour with Executive VP

    Hiring manager and recruiters treated me with the utmost respect and sincerity through entire process and every single person that interviewed me was highly intelligent, reasonable, and fun to meet.

    Throughout this 1 month process, I don't think more than 36 hours ever went by without someone from the company touching base with me.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of technical questions. Lots of questions pertaining to soft skills, engineering practices, etc.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at AppFolio.

    Interview

    Interview with the recruiter, followed by one phone interview and then in-person. The in-person interview lasted 3 hours with a different person each time. The interviewers were friendly and the tour of the facility was nice. Each interview itself I thought went well, as I answered all the questions and given detailed explanations when asked every time. However, I STILL wasn't given an offer which led me to believe there were other reasons that I feel might be more on a 'personal' level.If you aren't outspoken or bubbly, you aren't going to fit. See for yourself from their youtube videos.

    Interview Questions

    • The phone interview had a simple programming exercise, along with behavioral questions about previous experience. The in-person interview asked more in-depth programming questions in addition to having to design a full-stack web application from UI down to the database layer and explaining what happens behind the scenes, the technologies used, etc. Open ended but you must be very detailed!   Answer Question
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    User Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AppFolio.

    Interview

    Friendly and casual introduction to the team, with standard-to-challenging interview. Found the interviews to be a nice balance of two parts. First, getting to know their team of researchers and designers, their structure for scaling and making sure each team has design studio-style workshops and support from a research and design perspective; and second, what I could offer the team. They required a portfolio presentation, as well as some homework for a heuristic/design review and an on-site facilitation exercise. Ended up pulling out of the interview process before an offer was made, but seems like a great team.

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    Onboarding Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    15 min phone call with the recruiter who then setup a second phone interview with the VP of Customer Experience for that position. I was then informed via email that they decided to go with another candidate who was a referral (probably the guy below me...so, KNOW SOMEONE AT THE COMPANY FIRST!)

    Interview Questions

    • How much I make at my current job? Why I want to make the job change?   Answer Question
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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Started with a phone screening and was told about the job, benefits and salary to expect to see if it was in line with what I was looking for. During the screening I was then briefed about how I could prepare for an in-person interview with the hiring manager. About a week after the phone interview I had my interview with the hiring manager. Was a laid-back environment, I was told not to dress too formally as it was an easy-going company.

    The second interview took about an hour and a half and I spoke with the hiring manager as well as a senior SDR. The hiring manager asked a lot of questions about my background as well as went over the sales development cycle which AppFolio employs and then asked if I needed any further explanation on it. I was then interviewed by a senior SDR and was asked questions more surrounding whether I would be a cultural fit, what I liked to do for fun, etc. I was asked by the hiring manager when I would be available to start (which I took as a good sign) and then later told by the senior SDR that they'd be sure to tell the hiring manager I had their approval and asked what my start date was (which I said I wasn't formally offered anything yet but told them the tentative start date the hiring manager mentioned to me). I spoke to the hiring manager once again at the end of the interview process and was told he had various other interviews to conduct but wanted me to email him a summary of what we talked about and what I learned during the interview and why I believe I would be the best fit for the position and why Appfolio in general.

    A few days later I received an email from the hiring manager stating he would like to do some role play activities with cold calling and gave me a script to study. A time and date was setup for the role play which took about 20 minutes and I was then asked if I would be willing to accept an offer if given one. I replied that I would and was told I should be contacted by the end of the week. A week and a half later I received an email saying I was not offered the job.

    I felt the overall interview process went well and I received a lot of positive feedback so I was somewhat shocked at the no offer. However a week later I was contacted again by the head of their MyCase division saying they heard great things about me from the previous hiring manager I spoke to and would like to bring me in for an interview with their other division.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about AppFolio and our competitors?   Answer Question
    • How many outbound calls and emails are you capable of sending out a day?   1 Answer
    • What are 3 of your biggest weaknesses?   1 Answer
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    Web Production Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Applied and heard back about a month later. Had a phone interview,and a week later was called in for an hour to meet 2 more managers, one for added values services one for website services. Was called in again a week later to do "shoulder surfing" where you shadow people on the team. I got a called a week later and was informed I was not going to be offered this position, but they offered me a different position which I accepted. Basically know the company, know the Added Values department, and be able to show that you can work as a team, you're an effective communicator, and you now Photoshop, HTML, and Wordpress.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had to engage in teamwork   Answer Question
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    Onboarding Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goleta, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    one phone interview over go to meeting. was referred to this position after being denied for another one. Make sure you have questions to ask about the position, the part you will be playing, the culture, and the success of the company. This position is largely customer service based so make sure you show the importance of assessing situations and making recommendations, and also catering to the customer.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA).

    Interview

    Was called after attending an information session. Got a call from a recruiter. Did not have a lot of background in the related software position and was asked about this.

    Interview Questions

    • What other projects related to the position have you done?   Answer Question
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    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA).

    Interview

    Was contacted by the VP about a potential position. The process was very smooth and straightforward. Took about three weeks from first casual meeting, two office interviews, and final offer. All interviewers were professional and friendly while asking good questions.

    Interview Questions

  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through a college job fair. Recruiter contacted me about a week later and arranged a phone interview with the team that was hiring. I then went to an on site technical interview in Santa Barbara. It was a half day, and there were three different interviews. One behavioral/resume related. The other two technical.

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