HomeAway Interview Questions

Updated Apr 1, 2015
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    Onboarding Training Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Standard interview process from recruiter phone call, to additional in-person interviews. Excellent follow up from the recruiter, the coordinator and what to expect along each step of the way. I felt at ease and had done my homework prior to each step of the process.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you work with millennials?   1 Answer
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    Database Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    I had my interview onsite and had 3 people interviewing me. They were very friendly and technically sound. Manager walked me through the campus and showed me the facility. The best part was the cafe and the conference rooms and they were building a new campus which they were about to move to in a few months.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you like to join our company?   1 Answer
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    Customer Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    There was a telephone interview with a recruiter, followed by an on-site interview with two individuals from the department. The interview was pretty standard for the type of position. They ask about how you handle upset customers and how have you overcome difficulties with co-workers or managers in the past. They basically probe your personality to see if you are friendly and malleable enough to work in a customer support environment. There may have been a few minor technical competency questions too. I had a call and offer from the recruiter the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • At what point would you escalate a customer to a lead, supervisor or manager?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I think there was more room to negotiate than I did at the time of the offer. My advice is to negotiate and ask for more than they offer. They can afford it and it is deserved for a somewhat stressful job.

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    Onboarding Project Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screening and three in-person interviews with individuals from the team. The hiring manager explained the structure of the department and each team within it, which was helpful. The remaining time was used for answering questions about my experience and asking my own about the company. Overall, it was a very smooth process.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't remember a specific one off the top of my head. But most were about my experience.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Scheduled an on campus interview (technical + behavioral, around 30 minutes) during a campus career fair. Heard back from them about 3 weeks after the interview for an on site interview. The on site interview was half a day, including lunch followed by four 45-minute technical interviews. Got their final decision a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about the Convex hull problem- a pretty famous Math/Computational problem that you can google it and find interesting solutions on it. But I had not heard of it before the interview and had a little struggle working through it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate.

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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    very easy interview process- cant remember to much other than had a couple interviews and no hard questions. Was told in a few weeks that I got the job. I started right away and received benefits right away. I stayed at company 8 years

    Negotiation

    no I didn't negotiate

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    SEO Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    The hiring process is pretty tortuous—HR has a lot of difficulty communicating with hiring managers, and requisitions and whatnot have a tendency to get lost or dropped. Pretty nerve-wracking from an outsider, but par for the course. Unfortunately I don't have advice about whether or not to pester the hiring manager or not—oftentimes the issue lies with HR. Still, diligence is recommended.

    Very relaxed interview overall. Mine was a three-step process:

    * Interview with HR: Very informal, almost a chat. This person can give a thumbs-up but it's kind of inconsequential compared to the hiring manager's perception, obviously.
    * Interview with team: Seven people were there in all, no hiring manager. Firing questions from everyone. A little hair-raising at first but the large group actually means there's less time to overthink since the questions tend to be pretty rapid-fire.
    * Interview with hiring manager: Your standard one-on-one.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't want to give the impression that there's a rubric of questions so I'm not going to answer this specifically. I will say that it helps to be as concrete as possible—provide case studies. The team prefers to hear how tools were used or assessed rather than what "inbound marketing" blogs you may read, so definitely be prepared to be as real-world asp ossible.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was desperate to leave my previous job so I did not attempt to negotiate. I simply asked for a salary "reasonably higher" than my previous one and was given that.

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    Customer Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Interviewed with one guy in person and another over an intercom. Overall, an easy process and pretty laid back. Very tech savvy company so make sure you are good with computers!

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Took two days and got hired immediately

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at HomeAway in July 2014.

    Interview

    The process consisted of a phone interview with the hiring manager, then an onsite interview where I met with 5 people. Overall the process was pretty straight forward and the on boarding process was just as straight forward. the team was very good at setting my expectations as well as sending me any maps or documentation that I would need prior to my interview. After the interview I was walked through the building to get a feel for the culture. I enjoyed my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to run a query right there in the interview on the interviewers laptop. Was not expecting that!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    N/A

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Data Quality Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Great questions, very well organized. Hiring was fast and company provided a great help on relocation.
    The team was very open to the different question and walk away standard task. The answer was on the same day with great positive follow up.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

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