Newegg
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www.newegg.com City of Industry, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Newegg Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 8, 2014

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Product Management Interview

Product Management

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Newegg.

Interview Details – Reached out by internal HR via email referenced of my public profile, in person interview was set up after the phone interview with HR.
Interviewed with head of the division but I was not impress by their knowledge and experience. They were very impressed by my experience and knowledge and keep asking for the solutions to the problems for current company's situation, also ask to prepare business plan proposal. I politely refused because I felt like they are try to take an advantage of me, besides it's against my work ethic.

Interview Question – All the basic usual interview questions.
Unexpected question:
1. Can you prepare a business proposal how to improve our company current situation?
2. You are so experienced, why didn't you start your own company?
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Product Manager Interview

Product Manager
City of Industry, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Newegg in November 2012.

Interview Details – It took me 5 hours (2 - 7pm) with different 10 peoples. It is terrible exp. Few of them are professional. Most of them will ask you same question like any other places. Their HR dept. is really disappointed. I even heard they report to company owner (Fred) that they only confirm 3 people of 60+ peoples interview in past 3 months. What a joke! He even said they keep rest as backup choice and won't give feedback. I am really glad they didn't give me offer.
One more funniest thing is the last HR person even said he had to finish all paperwork of my interview when the time is over 7:00pm. Otherwise, I had to go back in next day. He was doing me a favor. haha!!

Interview Question – None. Just treat as a game   View Answer

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Buyer Interview

Buyer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Newegg in March 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interviewed, then scheduled for Interview at Newegg. I was led to a conference room and sat. The interview started with the head of HR department, took about 2:30 hour and I have met and talked to 6 person one by one. Everyone I have met at the interview are very nice and professional, each person took about 20 minutes and they all asked if I have any questions for them.

Interview Question – Why did you leave your recent job?
Why do you think you can take on this position?
Why do you want to work at Newegg?
What's most challenging to you at your previous jobs?
What are the mistakes you have made from your last job?
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Average Interview

Product Manager Interview

Product Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Newegg in November 2013.

Interview Details – I was approached by their internal headhunter for a product manager position. I was initially interested because of the strong brand name in the online world for electronics. I arrived and was taken to a meeting room where I was told I would be meeting with various directors. I believe I waited for about 10 minutes for the first person to interview me. She was nice and polite and overall it went okay. She left and said I will be meeting with another director. I waited for over 25 minutes for the second person and I was seriously thinking they forgot that I was in the meeting room. Finally the next person came in and he seems completely caught off guard. He said he was not planning on interviewing anyone today and that they pulled him unexpectedly to interview me and he had not had a chance to look at my resume. I met with 4 or 5 people total and each person asked me what position I was interviewing for. My impression was that they were completely unorganized. They had not prepared for the interview. I was very disappointed with the experience. Plus to top it all off, I asked each and everyone if they liked it and if they were happy at this company and none of them never gave me a straight answer. They dodged the question by answering that it was a very good company and if you pay your dues and work hard you eventually get compensated. I never heard the words, enjoy, happy, content, satisfied, fun place to work or anything to that effect.

In the end they determined I was a better fit in the marketing department/ecommerce but I declined to reschedule another interview with that department.

Interview Question – All the interview questions were for the most part straight forward i.e.. walk me through your resume, why do you want to work here?, Why should we hire you? etc.   Answer Question

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Marketing Specialist Interview

Marketing Specialist

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Newegg.

Interview Details – Spoke with the HR representative over the phone. They call at the most random times so I wish they would send an email first and schedule a time, rather than expect you to be free 24/7 to speak to them. HR asked the general questions, but it seemed like they wanted too much experience for an entry level job. I just wish they would have told me that I didn't get to the next step. It only takes 1 minute.

Interview Question – What is your salary expectation?   Answer Question

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Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager

Interviewed at Newegg

Interview Details – Meet 4 people in one day. Background check mostly. Average interview experience. No case style questions.

Interview Question – How to create buzz.   Answer Question

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Buyer Interview

Buyer
City of Industry, CA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Newegg in August 2013.

Interview Details – Had 3 separate interviews with 3 different people. it took almost 2 hours. first person I interviewed was the main boss. and then 2 other directors. I had to wait in the hallway for a bit and then I was led to a small conference room. then you just stay there until someone comes into interview you. and then they come in one by one. I would say each person took about 35min each.

Interview Question – why do you want to work here? questions about e-commerce & the industry. what would you do if you had capital to start a business? why should we hire you?   View Answer

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Senior Management Role Interview

Senior Management Role
City of Industry, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Newegg in August 2012.

Interview Details – Initial call from hr lasted 45 minutes and contained no info about the job. The position would have required a relocation, so the bulk of the initial call was recruiter trying to pitch me on southern Cal living. I hate it when the first question for me is salary, but in the case of this interview, it looked like the question would save everyone from wasting each others' time. I provided my salary requirements for such a move, and was informed that I was just outside the upper end of the range for the job. I was encouraged to lower my requirements. I thanked the recruiter for his time and wished him luck in his search. 2 weeks later, I get another call from them again focusing on salary and how I should temper my expectations. All questions about the job were deferred, but the recruiter kept coming back to the phrase "we want to reward your talent, let me see what I can do". At this point, I'm pretty uninterested in the role since I don't know what it is exactly, and the CA cost of living is prohibitive for the range they were trying to push me to. I didn't hear from them again for a month and figured that they had moved on. This time, they wanted me to meet with the hiring manager. I said yes, I was interested in finding out about the role, but I wanted to be respectful of everyone's time and not go through the motions if the role isn't going to pay what I would require. I was assured that the C levels of the company wanted to meet with me and if I was the right fit, they'd make the salary fit. I spent 2 weeks trying to schedule the interview with the recruiter, who insisted on communicating via SMS. Finally the phone interview was scheduled with what was supposed to be a panel of managers. When I was called (at a different number than I had requested), it was a different recruiter with no explanation as to why the interview had changed. I decided at that point that I was not interested in continuing the process as this company had been very unprofessional and was wasting my time. The final call was almost 2 hours, where I was asked to walk through my résumé and then finally was given a description of the job. I didn't feel the job was the best fit of my abilities and the recruiter asked if the hiring manager could speak to me because he wasn't properly representing the role. I said if the manager wanted to call me directly, I'd take the call. Never heard from them again. Not a single question was asked beyond the standard job history questions were asked.The level of professionalism of this company for such a senior role was surprising.

Interview Question – Not a single question asked after several hours spent on "phone interviews"   Answer Question

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HRIS Analyst Interview

HRIS Analyst
City of Industry, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Newegg in February 2012.

Interview Details – Recruiter called me, Met with around 4 people in a 2 hour interview. Sometimes there was more than one person interviewing. Got called back for round 2, met with an attorney and boss lady. Attorney hit me hard with questions I had asked in round 1 with hiring manager and was told not relevant to this position. So that was cornfusing?

There is a huge sign in the lobby (almost bigger than company logo) - we will drug screen anyone at anytime which seemed off putting.

Interview Question – Asked the standard questions, What's an accomplishment, tell me something negative about yourself, tell me how you achieved a goal, why do you want to work here? (a lot of folks asked that one), what motivates you.   Answer Question

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Technical Support Interview

Technical Support
City of Industry, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Newegg in April 2009.

Interview Details – I interviewed with two different people. The Help Desk Manager and the Director. The interview with the Manager went fine, problems were with the Director. Everything with the director went downhill when he brought up pay. I'm Chinese so I should have seen this coming from a Chinese company. They were looking to low ball whomever they offered the position to. They had an idea of my background and experience so they should not have been a surprised at what I was looking for....which was around market rate (I gave a range). When salary was brought up and it was obvious we were far apart, the interviewer began to try and pick apart my resume. He was commenting (in a condescending tone) on how I didn't have certain certifications or experience in certain areas.....but if I did have what he supposedly was looking for he was still going to offer that bogus salary?

Interview Question – If we called your previous boss, what would he/she say about you?   Answer Question

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