Overstock.com Interview Questions & Reviews in Utah
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Demand Management Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Overstock.com in February 2013.
Interview Details – Great people who stayed in constant communication via phone interview and repeded emails to set up time for initial on site interview. On site interview was thorough and lasted about 4-5 hours. Included meeting multiple managers in various areas and a practical test of computing skills, followed by a presentation to a manager of your overall thought process durring the exercise. Overall great experiance
Interview Question – The Practical test was something completely unexpected., be ready to show your competency in the area you are being hired for. Answer Question
Software Tester Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in January 2013.
Interview Details – Got an email from HR with position details and a questionnaire about my skills and experience on testing process, tools etc. Then got to round 2 - phone interview with 2 test leads for about an hour . The interviewers were good. Got an email nxt day from recruiter that they are moving fwd with others. Really disappointing.
Interview Question – 1) Walk through my CV and my current duties
2) Technical questions on SQL, UNIX, basic diff in QTP and load runner, webserver - I answered everything Answer Question
Graphic/Web Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in July 2011.
Interview Details – Group interview with team members. Portfolio review, skills assessment, style questions. Follow-up interview with team leader and department leader. Brief and unrehearsed interview, mainly getting a feel for personality mixing. Required multiple follow-up phone calls before final decision was made with a canned HR email.
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Overstock.com in September 2011.
Interview Details – The flew me from houston, took care of my accommodation as well. Interviewers were extremely polite and friendly. Help was given whenever I was stuck in a problem. There was a lunch interview as well which consisted of personality related questions.
Interview Question – Apart from the regular Data Structures/ Algorithm type questions. One question which bummed me was ....If Larry Ellison calls and asks you what more would you like to add in Java(core) ? Answer Question
Data Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in August 2011.
Interview Details – I have two onsite interviews for overstock. Peoples are kind in the interview. There were at least 4 people in each interview. Asked for past experience, data analysis concepts, and behavioral questions in the first round. Next round focused on the technical skill test. Both were almost 1 hour. In the technical skill test included the sql test.
Interview Question – How do you handle the multi-projects deadline? Answer Question
Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Overstock.com in January 2010.
Interview Details – Recruiter convinced me to interview despite my better judgement. Overstock has a bad rep locally as a bit of a sweat shop and one that tends to lay people off regularly. My recruiter said things had changed in the past few years. I arrived around 11am and met with 2 senior level guys. They had me write code for a binary tree traversal on the board and asked a series of questions. After that, 2 different guys took me to lunch. Lunch seemed geared around getting to know me as a person and didn't involve and traditional interview questions. It was very casual. After lunch, I got a small tour of the building and met with 3 other guy who grilled me technically for a while. Lastly, I met with a higher up (VP type) and was given the Overstock sales pitch. Overall, I thought the interview was fairly easy despite being a 4 hour ordeal.
Interview Question – Given a binary sorted tree of ints, write code (java) on the board to traverse the tree to determine if a given value is in the tree. Answer Question
Creative Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in February 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online and received notice to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview was basic questions, nothing I haven't heard before. After that, I received another email to schedule a face-to-face interview. Went to the Overstock headquarters and interviewed with two team members from the division the position was in. They asked me a lot of questions about how I would handle certain situations that would arise in the position. I was asked to go online and take a test after that interview, which involved many quantitative questions. Was informed by email after a week that they had hired for the position internally.
Team Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Overstock.com in October 2010.
Interview Details – I filled out anm application at the local DWS....I was called and interviewed the next day, and I got the job.
Interview Question – If you were an apple on a tree, would you choose to be picked or left on the tree? Answer Question
Marketing Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in September 2010.
Interview Details – My first interview consisted of a phone interview with a current Marketing Analyst within the company. This interview covered the basic statistics understanding as well as basic web metrics understanding. Mostly personal questions were asked and then advice was given for the second follow-up interview that would be in person.
A couple weeks passed from phone interview to in-person interview. In this interview I was given 20 minutes to prepare a presentation for the analytics team. I had two options one being a printout of the Overstock.com homepage and I was to determine what enhancements or changes could be made and the other being a set of data for 3 weeks and I was to create metrics and present them. I chose the data set. I presented my findings to a group of about 6-7 and answered questions from each of them regarding my resume and skills. After the presentation I was then 1-1 with the manager and asked several more questions. Two weeks later I was informed a more qualified individual had been selected. Good luck.
Interview Question – In the conversion metric the revenues are increasing but the revenue per order is decreasing. What might be the cause? View Answer
ERP Quality Assurance Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Overstock.com in June 2010.
Interview Details – -Applied through Linkedin.com, initial interview was setup within 2 weeks.
-Initial interview was technical taken in a group of 2, on phone. Lasted for about 1 hour. Difficulty level was little over medium.
-Didnt hear back from them untill I called them, they liked and setup another phone interview.
- This time again phone interview in group. This time it was more about the past experience.
- Again they didnt replied, I had to follow up and finally scheduled an onsite interview.
-They provided air tickets, hotel and airport pickup/drop off.
-Face to face interview was again of medium level difficulty.
-It was taken by 3 groups of people which lasted for about 2 hours:
1st Group: Manager and Director : 30 mins
2nd Group: QA Analyst, Developer and Business Analyst : 45 mins
3rd Group: DBA, Business Analysts :45 mins
It went very well, and the Manager took me to lunch with the Developer and a Business Analyst. One thing which I didnt like about them was, even if they liked me and wanted to go for further interviews, they wouldnt contact me. That was unusual.
Again I didnt hear back from them for about a week, so I contacted them but they kept me waiting and finally last week June 23rd, the HR emailed saying 'POSITION IS ON HOLD and will contact you if it reopens'.
They should evaluate the position and its need to the organization before posting jobs. Why they wasted my time if they were not sure to fill up that position?
I had to take 2 half day leaves and one sick leave for these interviews and outcome was NOTHING.
- It was not difficult rather it was an unexpected question asked by QA Engineer,
Where would I go and do something in Quality Center, to get his given desired outcome? Answer Question
- Questions on Unix commands, SQL, Joins, Subquery, Pull top 10 records in Oracle and SQL server, QA process, Agile and Scrum methods, QTP, Quality center, Oracle Base Table names, Order to Cash Process, Procure to Pay process in Oracle. Answer Question
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