Jawbone Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Senior Software Engineer (3)
- Senior Software QA Engineer (1)
- QA Engineer (1)
- Marketing Assistant (1)
- Product Management Intern (1)
- Product Manager (1)
- Manager (1)
- Software Engineer- Android (1)
- Product Manager, Up - Hardware (1)
- Customer Experience/Usability Researcher (1)
- Software Engineer (1)
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Jawbone in April 2014.
Interview Details – Applied via jobvite (employee referral) on 2/22; 2 [1 hour] phone screens (3/10; 3/20) and an on-site 4/1 for the UP team [~5 hours + lunch].
Efficient interview process, everything moved very quickly and I enjoyed the overall experience. My interview started off with lunch since I was flying in from Seattle, followed by 3-4 in-person interviews afterwards. The questions were fair and I enjoyed my interview process -- the staff was super nice (receptionist and such), one of the gentleman even hailed a cab for me in the pouring SF rain.
I didn't get to tour the office very much, but it seemed pretty open with large flat desks (mostly a Mac shop) with ample room to work with people side by side. I spent most of my time at the lunch table and in the conference room where my interview was; unlike some other companies I was able to take to break in between (not true for quite a few places I've also interviewed at). There were a couple of dogs running around which I think is awesome, unless you have allergies.
Per the other interviewer, I disagree with the reimbursement schedule -- it took a bit of a emailing to get it back, but no more than other companies in the bay area.
Customer Experience/Usability Researcher Interview (Positive Experience)
Interviewed at Jawbone
Interview Details – I knew someone in the hiring group and was invited to formally apply for the position. The process was standardized and fair. I completed a phone screen with the hiring manager. Since that went well, I came in to do in-person interviews with the hiring manager and representatives from the CX/UX group and the product teams that would be clients for CX/UX work.
The process was handled well and I knew what to expect. My formal contact during the interview process provided clear briefing on the mechanics of the interviewing process as well as some of the thorny problems that the product groups needed solutions to. The questions were pointed and the interviews were cordial. Everyone was paying attention to cultural fit as well as technical chops. Ultimately I didn't end up working there, but the interview process was smooth and targeted.
Interview Question – How would you conduct research for an innovative product that has no analogue or equivalent on the market today? Specifically describe your methods to get actionable insights for design and marketing. Answer Question
Product Manager, Up - Hardware Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Jawbone.
Interview Details – I submitted an application by email in response to a job posting for a Product Manager that I saw on Glassdoor. I received an email response that same day from a recruiter there interested in setting up a call later on the same day. It was a bit hectic as I tried to schedule a time to talk over the next couple of days, but I appreciated the quick response. When we connected she asked me a few questions about my background, and when it quickly became clear that I didn't have the necessary background for the position she offered to check for other jobs that might be a better fit within the company. When I followed up later she said she hadn't turned up anything.
Interview Question – Are you more interested in the role of a product manager or a product manager? Answer Question
Marketing Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Jawbone.
Interview Details – Just had one phone interview, was pretty informal and very conversational.
Interview Question – What did you like most/like least about your internships? Answer Question
Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Jawbone.
Interview Details – Phone screens, phone interviews, onsite interviews, more phone screens: They do a lot of poking and everyone wants to interview you but they don’t give any feedback, ever.
They will tell you that they don't give out phone numbers or business cards, it’s because they don't want you to call them. Interview there only if you don’t care about any status or follow-up. They will not contact you after the interview nor respond to repeated requests for feedback.
Interview Question – Interviews were easy and respectful. Just don't expect any HR follow-up or feedback. Answer Question
Software Engineer- Android Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Jawbone in March 2013.
Interview Details – Screening and Phone interview which was not that difficult but I was not prepared for it.
Interview Question – DFS and Data strcuture question not that difficult though Answer Question
QA Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Jawbone.
Interview Details – They were quick to get me in. Each interviewer was very late to the interview including the first person who was at least 20 minutes late - which spoke to their work environment. I wasn't given the opportunity to ask them questions. They were off to their next meeting. No post interview follow up.
Interview Question – How would you test an email application. View Answer