OpenTable Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2014
Updated Jul 17, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OpenTable.

    Interview Details

    The hiring/ application process consisted of 1 phone interview and 2 Skype interviews. The interviews were about 30 minutes long each, and were one on one. The whole process took about 2 weeks?

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was pretty straightforward. You should know how to use the basic office software and applications like Microsoft and Photoshop.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at OpenTable in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very disorganized. Had scheduled phone interview times with me, only to not have them show up at the appointed time-had to resend the confirmation email they had sent to me. Then after the interview finally takes place, they assign this "homework' that went to further my suspicion that they have no respect for anyone's time.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    This is a great first job.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at OpenTable.

    Interview Details

    They will contact you via phone and ask you whether or not you are familiar with the company and what your dining habits are. Do you book via opentable etc... after that you will have a in person meeting with an area manager, then you will meet with several people at the corporate office in san francisco.

    Interview Questions
    • In some cases they will ask you to sell OpenTable to them in an interview so be prepared to have a sales pitch, and elevator pitch and a power point presentation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    6 months negotiation phase, i received stock, and a higher base salary than they were offering.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at OpenTable in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Three phone interviews and then an offer. I did not have to fly in to SF for interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They are looking for hunter, aggressive, challenger types. Filled out some silly questionnaire and took an online personality assessment. They didn't ask anything unusual, probably because they are the least creative people ever.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Quick. I was made an offer and I accepted right away. I did try to negotiate because I figured it couldn't hurt, but it wasn't up for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at OpenTable in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round was a brief phone call, the second round was an in-person interview for 3 hours. I got a feeling that its one of the worst IT engineering places to work in the bay area. I just want to join the band of ppl at glassdoor who had horrid experience with the engineer aspect of this company. I would say even if you don't have a job don't go for the engineering team of this company, unless you wanna comprise and sacrifice your "SELF RESPECT"...thanks again glassdoor for letting me share my experience

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Bad career option

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    If You Dont Have A Job, Interview With OpenTable Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at OpenTable in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    To interview with the ERB Team, you need basic C++ skills that can be answered over the phone, you can find them online.
    The situation of the team is such that they are ready to hire anyone who is willing to work.

    Especially, the managers have limitations, so they are not looking for smart people. They will ensure every interviewer will give a positive feedback, if you are not smarter than the managers.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you willing to work on obsolete technologies ?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    After meeting the team, it seems that the negative engg reviews on glass door are real. Thank you glass door, my career is saved.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at OpenTable in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, submitting resume, LinkedIn profile and cover letter. I had a recruiter give me a phone screen, followed by a sales manager phone screen. I was then invited for an in person interview with a sales vp and manager. I then had to supply references. The sales manager who interviewed me was tough (the recruiter warned me), but I actually appreciated the no nonsense.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult or trick questions, expect some tough role play.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. Best benefits package around, a modest base, good commission structure, plus on target bonuses.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

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