AppFolio Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2015
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    The process is lengthy and you'll interview with several people. Often the questions are highly technical, even if the job doesn't demand that knowledge. They'll have you in to meet several people and you'll be starving by the time they release you to get out the door before asking you back to do it again.

    Interview Questions

    • When the instructions "make me a sandwich" were given. Why didn't sudo make the sandwich?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    very uptight, a lot of politics, management takes itself very seriously. Building is a storage box, no windows, giant hot box of a building and you just look at everybody across desks, no sense of your own space

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    Software QA Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    They had about 6 to 7 rounds of interviews. The first one was with the VP of Engineering. He is a nice guy, really smart (according to me). He asked me a lot of Automation & Design Questions from my previous organization projects. Then the Director of Software Engineering interviewed me, he was very knowledgeable. He asked about all the tools I had used. The questions were simple about OOPS, DataStructures. Not really tough questions. Then I was interviewed by an Engineer, he asked me a puzzle - if there were 15 horses, and if you could race 3 at a time. Whats the minimum number of races that is required to determine the top three horses. He then asked me to generalize this problem for any number of horses. Then a python code for the same to finish it off. Then the QA Director, asked me a bunch of questions mainly on product. They explained their product clearly. After that they asked me a bunch of QA Questions mostly related to Sprint Planning, Agile Process, Regression Tests, etc. If you are in QA for a long time - this should be easy for you. All the interviewers were nice, they try to help you to think - once they have asked their question. NOTE : if you donot know something, say you dont know !! They appreciate it. In my case I was not good in JScript & Ruby - I told them and they liked it.

    Interview Questions

    • if there were 15 horses, and if you could race 3 at a time. Whats the minimum number of races that is required to determine the top three horses. He then asked me to generalize this problem for any number of horses. Then a python code for the same to finish it off   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They start off offering you a very little package. You can easily demand more than what they offer - if you feel you deserve it. They will try their best to match it.

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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at AppFolio in June 2014.

    Interview

    An on-site interview with the SDR Manager followed with an interview with the Inside Sales Manager. The SDR manager asked very hard questions about my sales acumen, and why I was a fit for the job, while the Inside Sales manager asked me about life experiences, who I was, interesting things on my resume, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Tell me about yourself? Q: Tell me about your sales experience? Q: What do you know about AppFolio? Q: Why are you a good fit for this position?   1 Answer
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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
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    Customer Success Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Three step interview process. Landed initial interview through an on campus career fair at UCSB. Came in for a two segment interview at the Appfolio the first time. Met with the Director of Customer Success, and then a Customer Success Manager. Was called back in to shadow a Customer Success employee a few weeks later, and then went through another brief interview with a different Customer Success Manager. Then received one final phone call from the Director of Customer Success with the job offer. Whole process from career fair to job offer to about a month and a half.

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    Value Added Services Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA).

    Interview

    First was your standard phone interview. Once you pass that stage you come in 1 day for a round of interviews with various department heads. What was cool about the interview was that it was like interviewing for multiple jobs at once. In meeting with the various directors (assuming they want to hire you) they try to put you on a team that lines up most with your interests.

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    Customer Success Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was easy to a sense that you were prepared and ready for any question possible. You must do your research, your homework, practice talking in front of a mirror, and make sure you are well dressed. It started with a referral from a friend, a phone screening, then an in office interview. I heard within a week that I got the job. It was exciting! The overall experience was easy and informative.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you personally look for most in a company?   1 Answer
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    Customer Success Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at AppFolio.

    Interview

    Very down-to-earth, laid back, informal. Interviewers were honest and forthcoming and very happy to chat and answer questions. Whole process lasted 2 hours. I was interviewed by a senior customer success manager and then the department head. I enjoyed the process a lot and felt like I would get a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Examples of successes, examples of being in "my zone", what keeps me motivated, asked me for details about projects on my resume.   Answer Question
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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at AppFolio in March 2014.

    Interview

    Appfolio wants to hire good people that can collaborate with fellow co-workers while also working in an agile environment. As part of the hiring process, they will bring you in for an initial assessment/basic interview regarding your skills/resume/etc. There are a few follow up interviews that test your personality, your skills and attitude. Overall, a good interview experience, although felt long at times.

    Interview Questions

    • Didn't encounter any difficult questions in the interview. Nothing out of the ordinary that threw me off.   Answer Question
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    On-Boarding Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process for the on-boarding specialist role entails meeting with the VP, and respective directors of the Value Added departments. If you are considered a good fit for the position you will be asked to sit in with one of the specialist so that they can show you a day in the life. Be nice to your specialist because they will be reporting directly to the VP or the director to determine if they believe you will be a good fit on the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions vary and the idea is to identify if you have good interpersonal skills, and effective verbal communication. Be natural and you will do well. AppFolio does not ask what your spirit animal is or anything strange, but be prepared to explain a situation you were able to effectively handle a customer concern.   Answer Question
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