Bazaarvoice Director Interview Questions

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Updated Jul 30, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client Success Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bazaarvoice.

    Interview Details

    Very extensive interview process. The hiring manager explained the whole "process" and told me it would take at least 6 weeks to complete. There were WAY too many stages. They think they are Google or read a book about Google's interview process. The interviewing sounded like they were FORCED to interview people- completely disinterested and disengaged.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not difficult but it seemed like they already had a candidate. It was a waste of time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director of Events Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a good experience despite not landing the job. Everyone from HR up was professional, direct, friendly and transparent. I appreciated their feedback. It was fair, well-delivered and accurate. A+.

    Interview Questions
    • No zingers or deliberately tricky questions. My background just didn’t match up.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    There were multiple rounds of interviews. The first interview was with a recruiter. The next 2 interviews were phone interviews, one being a screening interview in which they rejected me, when I continued to persist they moved me to the next interview. 2 In person interviews and a sales presentation to a group. The group presentation is terrific and allows a sales person to shine. This is where you can close the deal!

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Client Success Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st - phone screening with HR
    2nd - interview with Head of Client Success and Operations VP
    3rd - one on one interviews with 3 members of the Client Success team
    4th - phone interview with Client Success team Director
    5th - did not happen but would have been a panel and presentation

    Interview Questions
    • What is your style of account management and interacting with clients?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    As others have said, it's a process that really tests how much you want the job. If you're excited at the prospect of joining the team at Bazaarvoice, then the process is invigorating and exciting. If not, then I'm sure multiple interviews followed by a presentation is a little daunting. I found the process to be very fair and it gave me the chance to put my best foot forward, vs. most interviews. My .002...look at the presentation part as a new prospect you're trying to land and put in the time needed to distance yourself from the pack.

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Senior Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very long and laborious process

    Negotiation Details
    They won't offer anything, you have to ask for it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Bazaarvoice has a great process that is very effective at insuring a candidate is serious about wanting a position. After several phone interviews and discussions, they brought me in to do a presentation (sales pitch) to a room full of people playing the role of the perspective customer. I was not given any information about the presentation other than who my audience would be and what my product focus should be. The presentation went well and overall I thought this process was FAR better than the typical interview track where people ask you seemingly clever questions about hypothetical situations you will never encounter. Asking the candidate to research the company, products, and services to put together his/her own presentation is way more effective at helping both the candidate and the hiring manager glean useful insights. In the end, I did not get an official offer due to some timing and budget issues. Had I been able to wait it out a few more months, I would probably be writing this review as an employee. That said, it's a great company and I would gladly do it all over for the right position.

    Interview Questions
    • "The Presentation" was a mock sales call   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiters, one on one with manager and team members, group presentation. Good process for those they want to work through the process. Others I have spoken to said they are very unresponsive if you don't ring their bell. If you make it through this process you can make it through almost any other interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me how you would show ROI to a customer or prospect?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No. They do not negotiate. The process is long and BV claims that once you are done you are in which is not true. BV is stuck on culture (so was Jim Jones) and if you do not fit in they will let you go no matter how good or experienced you are with no warning or process as HR is only for recruiting at this point. If you have a good job now think hard before you accept a position at this cool aid culture. They are on a hiring frenzy and overall corporate high due to early successes. CEO has a great vision and means well but his lieutenants are doing him no favors and his cultural model will not scale. Finally, people who have been there a few years are clicky and look down upon the new people. Stock offerings are small and dilution has and will happen. Salaries are lower than industry average.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    This company doesn't try to get to know you and your past skill set during the interview process. If you want a job here, my best advice would be to become an undercover spy and camp out at Bazaarvoice HQ for a few months before the interview. You should get to know everything and anything you can about who they are. Again, they don't care what you've done in the past. They want to know that you will come in day one with no need for training and already know how to sell BV. The interviews are more like interrogations. And, I am a good interview candidate in most other circumstances. Good Luck.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Know the products, Know the competition, Know the industry, Be yourself - and be Energetic. Subscribe and read the Bazaarvoice Blog - set up a google alert for Bazaarvoice news.

    Interview Questions
    • in the presentation phase "What will this (bazaarvoice) cost me?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Communicate effectively :)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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