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Regional Revenue Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Priceline.com in December 2012.
Interview Details – 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 Question – I didn't find any of the questions difficult or unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I negotiated.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Priceline.com in May 2014.
Interview Details – 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 Question – 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
Reason 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
Associate Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Priceline.com in April 2014.
Interview Details – 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 Question – 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 Details – Yes, they are negotiable.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Priceline.com in October 2012.
Interview Details – 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.
- I didnt have to do it but the FizzBuzz seems to be their standard test. View Answer
- How would you improve our site? View Answer
Reason 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.
Sales Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Priceline.com in August 2011.
Interview Details – I worked as a Customer Care Executive so my interview was within the company. It was on the phone with the Senior Sales Coordinator and about 30 minutes I was offered the job the next day.
Interview Question – All questions were easy . Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No
Internship Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Priceline.com in May 2009.
Interview Details – The process was pretty straight forward. I was called by HR about the position which I applied for online and we set up an in-office interview. When I first arrived I met with HR and briefly went over my resume/had a short chat. Afterward, I met separately with 3 different department managers to discuss skills and fit. My time there was about 2.5 hours.
Interview Question – Please describe a natural join. View Answer