HomeAway Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
18 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Training Specialist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at HomeAway in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straight-forward questions. Interviewed with Training Dept and Customer Support Manager/Director. Nothing unexpected and fairly easy. Questions were along the lines of customer support and training techniques. Pretty straight-forward questions. Interviewed with Training Dept and Customer Support Manager/Director. Nothing unexpected and fairly easy. Questions were along the lines of customer support and training techniques.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at HomeAway in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and was contacted within a matter of days. A few days after that, an interview was scheduled. A few hours after my initial interview, a second interview was scheduled. My second interview (I had two interviews over skype) lasted about an hour. I was offered a position less than a week later. I think the entire process took two weeks (from sending my resume to accepting the offer).

    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't one.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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
  6.  

    Senior Software Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was a good experience altogether , i got what i need. Have to request and the traditional negotiation was there :) .
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    SEO Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through other source. 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 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 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
  8.  

    Data Quality Engineer 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 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    to consider
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Customer Support Representative Interview

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

    I applied online. 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
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Intern 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 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Customer Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pensacola, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pensacola, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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

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