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HomeAway Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

Senior Software Engineer In Test

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HomeAway in April 2014.

Interview Details – Interview experience was awesome. Very friendly people made life easy. They know why they are interviewing and what they want. I had a phone interview , followed by a group interview. Technical discussion in the interview. Asked questions on selenium , the way i would automate things. What are the best practices etc.

Interview Question – Nothing really   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a good experience altogether , i got what i need. Have to request and the traditional negotiation was there :) .


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Agent Interview

Sales Agent

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HomeAway.

Interview Details – 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 Details – no I didn't negotiate


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

SEO Analyst Interview

SEO Analyst
Austin, TX

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HomeAway.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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 Details – 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.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Data Quality Engineer Interview

Data Quality Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at HomeAway in May 2014.

Interview Details – 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 Question – some technical, but learn already at the interview   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – to consider


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Support Representative Interview

Customer Support Representative
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at HomeAway.

Interview Details – 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 Details – Took two days and got hired immediately


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HomeAway in May 2011.

Interview Details – Phone screen followed by phone interview with hiring manager. From there, went into the office for 3 in-person interviews (hiring manager, co-worker and department director). No tricky questions - basic and straight forward.

Interview Question – Nothing surprising or out of the ordinary.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Customer Support Representative Interview

Customer Support Representative
Pensacola, FL

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at HomeAway in May 2013.

Interview Details – There were numerous interviews involved, first by someone in HR over the phone, then a followup by a manager over the phone and a test of my on the fly support skills.
Finally, there was a panel interview in the actual office. I was proffered an offer roughly a week later.

Interview Question – I would say that the hardest part would be the test of support skills.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was asked what my desired hourly range would be, and they offered in the middle of the range.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HomeAway in November 2013.

Interview Details – Met them at the campus career-fair. I got a phone interview in a week. Phone interview consisted of a breadth of technical questions ranging from data-structures to algorithms to web technologies. Got invited to interview on-site the next week.

On-site visit started with lunch on their rooftop, followed by a tour of the offices, then the interviews. Four, 45min interviews with a 15min break after the first two. Half were algorithm/data-structure related, the other half was design/behavioral.

Got contacted the week after the interviews with the offer.

It wasn't easy, but it wasn't impossible either.

Interview Question – A question asking you to solve a real-world, Homeaway related problem using Java. Don't remember the exact details of it.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Recent graduate so I did not negotiate.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at HomeAway.

Interview Details – Met them at a college career fair - had one interview on campus
Got a phone call a wk to two wks later, asked to come out.
Came out, had 4 interviews. Everyone was really nice
Got a call following week with the offer

Interview Question – nothing too hard   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not sure if I will decline yet, but I didn't really get to talk to the ppl much and figure out the atomsphere.


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Customer Service Representative Interview

Customer Service Representative
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at HomeAway in August 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online, received a phone call to schedule a phone interview with HR. The phone interview covered basic customer service/experience type questions. Asked to site specific examples of challenges that have been overcome in past job's.

After passing the initial screening over the phone a 1:1 interview was scheduled with a team lead. The direct hiring manager was never present. The typical interview questions were asked. Nothing out of the ordinary from other interviews that I've had. After the interview I was told I would be contacted within a few days.

I was contacted and offered the position. I was sent the contract and asked to sign or decline. There would have been opportunity to negotiate the hourly rate but it was a competitive wage so I accepted and started training within 2 weeks.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. You are asked to site specific examples of times that you felt that you handled a customer or a situation the best and what the outcome was.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I personally did not negotiate. I was asked initially what my current job paid me and I think they just tried to exceed that. I could have negotiated but didn't because I felt the wage offered was fair.

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