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Updated Jun 9, 2015
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  1.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Priceline.com.

    Interview

    Video if remote. half a day of in person. Not very challenging. But brings out the personality in general. A decision is mostly made right after the in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • IT/Programming concepts pertaining to parallelism, scaling sizing etc   Answer Question
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Priceline.com (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Forget where I submit my resume, got a call from the HR Manager. Followed up with 1 hours phone interview with the hiring manager after one week, then came to office for onsite group interview with the team and 1 on 1 interview with the hiring manager. The whole interview process went very quickly.

  3.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Priceline.com.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with the recruiter and was asked to come in at the end of the call. I met with a manager, director and SVP of Finance. Interviews were easy, about 20 minutes long with each person, but I was also very prepared with information about the company and the role (I did a similar role prior to the interview).

    Interview Questions

    • Would you rate PCLN stock a buy?   1 Answer
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    Web Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Priceline.com (Norwalk, CT) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Apply- wait 3 months. Then phone Interview with recruiter, wait a week, phone interview with team, wait 2 weeks, in person interview, wait 2 weeks, job offer- extensive background check.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of design work i was currently working on, how much experience i have with html and css, how well i work in a team - a few situational questions designed to see if you ask for help when its needed and if you're willing to learn new things.   Answer Question
  6.  

    NOC Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Priceline.com in November 2014.

    Interview

    Great interview, very light and informal yet informative and challenging. Job specific questions were asked however not very technical. Three separate interviewers, an HR representative followed by the NOC manager and ending with the Senior Director of operations. All three individuals were very nice and a pleasure to interview with.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you enjoy most about working in a NOC environment   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary wasn't where I needed it to be, company unwilling to raise number.

    Priceline.com Response

    Feb 3, 2015Senior Recruiter

    We are glad that you had an enjoyable experience. Despite us not being able to come together on compensation, we do value your providing feedback. Best of luck!

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Priceline.com (Norwalk, CT) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I had applied for ETL position in early May and could find the job responsibility very exciting.
    Initial round started with phonic discussion which went through a healthy discussion and i was looking forward to meet the team and have face to face interview done.
    Iwas not local to the place being available in other city which was too far and commute time was spending a day in transit, so seeked company sponsorship to have ease of commute but unfortunately declined by company as they have sponsoring criteria only for opposite Coast of Globe.

    I was called upon and had first round was being interviewed by 4 project representative and it went good where i was provided laptop and asked to implement x different things irrelavant to actual reallife process.

    Then it was followed by HR which was pleasingly good.

    Interview Questions

    • Then came the most untidy round where in senior lead chipped in giving self introduction showcasing rudely of having expert level experience in almost all IT technologies. I was asked all irrelevant question , be it personal and behaviorual with absurd categories of architect level out of scope /unexpected question which lasted for appx 60+ min leaving me exhausted and lost interest in what i was actually looking for.
      A couple of my counter question were taken very rudely as if i was offending Babu's ego against his commitment to not reveal certain company/project levels details.

      I was at last verbally told that the company usually goes out with 1 open position in 2 or 3 years and it was normal policy to regress 100 odd guys for single position to choose appropriate candidate, to which i still personally feel is a kind of stress test, showcasing the level of flexibility and freedom to be provided to employees by senior management.

      With all of above stress and hardest commute of my life to appear for such interview was toughest experience and my recommendation for anyone would be not to appear for one job which is listed on companies website for decades as these guys seems to be really not interested in hiring but have intent of some internal benefits.
       
      Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Senior leadership under which project was aligned and who took my interview seemed to be over qualified to work with considering the ego and temper to delegate entire world to my footstep.

    My decision was not supporing Mindset of leader

  8. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Priceline.com (Norwalk, CT) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Saw the job opening on LinkedIn and directly contacted the recruiter. Got a response from him for a behavioral interview and scheduled for a technical interview. Technical interview was for 1 hr two teams half hour each. Questions related to object oriented Java concepts and linked list simple algos. After the interview got call for onsite. Onsite was for 4 hrs, started with half hour HR and other 5 rounds were technical. Only the first round was grilling, remaining rounds were chilled. 3 teams interviewed me as there were 3 openings, one in each team.
    Got response from them after a week.

    Interview Questions

    • All were easy.
      Find middle element in a LL in one iteration.
      JAVA oops concepts. Final,static etc.
      Write any recursion that you know.
      etc
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Yes, they are negotiable.

  9.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Priceline.com (Norwalk, CT) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I first took two phone interviews with hiring managers, one two turns onsite interview, each one for one hour with the hiring manager and their technical engineer. They asked Java, OOD questions, you work experiences, and ask some small technical problems to you for solution. I think if it is time they are hiring people, it is easy for interviewee to get offer. The people are friendly and introduced their projects and work environment to you. The company is very good, open space, and excellent green card police for foreign worker visa holder like H1b.

    Interview Questions

    • How the out of stack memory, out of heap memory, out of CPU error happened?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    smoothy

  10.  

    Regional Revenue Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Priceline.com (Norwalk, CT) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Relatively challenging process overall. Initially met with HR who was knowledgeable followed by a hiring manager, peers and ultimately, SVP of division. The questions were engaging and everyone seemed very passionate about the role, people and products.

    Interview Questions

    • I didn't find any of the questions difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I negotiated.

  11. Helpful (5)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Priceline.com (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Fairly simple interviews, I had 3. 2 on the phone, and 1 in person. The first phone interview was with their HR, it only lasted 5 minutes and he scheduled the follow up technical phone interview while we were on the phone. All he was interested in was my past experience. He also asked for my current pay and desired range (I lied about my current pay and shot myself in the foot here, dont do that).

    The second interview was also quite easy, I interviewed with a lead developer who asked about a few sites I built in the past. He wanted details on how we did it , how long it took, and what technologies we used. I heard back about a final interview within an hour after the call.

    The third/final interview was an in-person. It started off with 20 minutes with the HR guy, then 45 minutes - 1 hour with two developers. They were quite friendly and asked a series of questions to test my skillset and knowledge. There was a whiteboard with the classic "fizzbuzz" test written at the top but I was not asked to take it. The next step was 3 managers, they were more interested in my experience / goals. Lastly they brought in the CTO and I met with him for another 20 minutes. Extremely friendly guy, and quite the visionary. I'm sure he would be a great guy to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • I didnt have to do it but the FizzBuzz seems to be their standard test.   1 Answer
    • How would you improve our site?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I lied about my previous salary (come on, who doesn't?), they requested paycheck stubs and caught me in that lie. What a shame, I would've been a great employee for them and was hoping to work there very long term.

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