QuinStreet
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Updated Apr 30, 2014

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Strategic Marketing Manager Interview

Strategic Marketing Manager
Foster City, CA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at QuinStreet in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted by one of the recruiters from Quinstreet. After a phone interview I was scheduled to go in person and meet with three people from Quinstreet: the heads of the departments I would be working in and the Hiring Manager. For the most part all interviewers did not seem interested in being there from the start.

Interview Question – The questions are not too difficult. Two of the Interviewers gave a couple of problems to work out, basic math problems all based on CPI, CPC, CPM metrics.   View Answer

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
Foster City, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at QuinStreet.

Interview Details – First I had an interview with the recruiter that lasted about 45 minutes. When I finished the phone interview I was given an excel assignment (complete with problem solving, formulas, critical thinking and analytical thinking). Once I turned in the assignment I was given a phone interview with the hiring manager. From there I was invited to an in person interview where I met with 5 different people. Each person asked me a critical thinking problem (bring a notebook). In total, I was there for about 4 hours.

Interview Question – What is the average per outfit of people on an airplane?   Answer Question

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New Grad Internships Interview

New Grad Internships

I applied online and interviewed at QuinStreet.

Interview Details – I got called for a phone interview almost right away. However, the recruiter rescheduled out interview 4 times. They seem to be disorganized with their hiring process. When we finally settled on a final time to have my first phone interview, the recruiter never called. Overall, they seem to be very disorganized and too busy to keep their engagements.

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Associate Editor Interview

Associate Editor
Foster City, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at QuinStreet in July 2013.

Interview Details – It was a long interview process that started with an initial phone interview with a recruiter, then took an assessment that measured skill and knowledge of the sector, then another phone interview with a hiring manager. I was then asked to come to the HQ and there I interviewed with 5 separate people for about 2.5 hours.

Interview Question – Describe a difficult situation in a job in your past and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

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Media Associate Intern Interview

Media Associate Intern
Foster City, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at QuinStreet in July 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for a Social/Media Mobile Analyst position. I received an email from the recruiter asking to provide my availability for an initial phone interview that same week. I responded with my availability for the week but never heard back from the recruiter over email or the phone once the week passed.

I sent a follow-up e-mail the following week with my availability for that week and then managed to receive a response from the recruiter to set up a time to speak over the phone. He provided me with a phone number to call in at a specific time. When I called, I received a busy tone and left a voicemail message.

15 minutes past the scheduled time, I received a phone call from the recruiter apologizing for the delay. We finally started the interview over the phone where he explained that he thought I was a better fit for another position as a Media Associate Intern, which would be an internship role. He asked if I was interested, to which I answered yes, and then explained there would be an exercise I would have to complete and submit by the end of the next day.

I waited for the recruiter to send me the exercise, but he didn't send it to me until the morning of the next day. He explained I would have until the end of the day after to complete it.

Throughout the course of events up until this point, I was led to believe that the recruiter was unprepared and disorganized which frustrated me and didn't give me a very good impression.

After e-mailing my completed exercise, I received an offer to advance to the next step where another recruiter would arrange a phone interview with me. Once we set a date and time for the phone interview, the woman emailing me instructed me to give her a call in case I didn't hear from the recruiter at the supposed time. However, the woman's e-mail didn't actually provide me with a phone number. I followed up and asked for her phone number in case I didn't hear anything from the interviewer. She finally provided it to me and we were set for the second phone interview.

On the day of the second phone interview which was set at 11:30am, I received a phone call from the second recruiter at 11:05am which was earlier than expected and caught me off guard because I was actually in the shower.

The second recruiter's disregard and disrespect for the schedule which we agreed upon solidified my reluctance to work there. Given everything I had dealt with, I became unwilling to fight for my chance of employment there.

I received an e-mail explaining that the recruiter was impressed, and provided the team with good feedback from my phone interview. Furthermore, they wanted to invite me to their office for an in-person interview with the team so they asked for my availability.

Given my frustrating dealings with the recruiters, I e-mailed back explaining that I had already received offers from other places and since I live far away, I said I had some questions before I could make the commitment to come for an in-person interview. My question was as such: "Since the position is classified as an internship role, there should be an educational and training aspect. What sort of training could I expect to receive from this internship?"

I never received a response to the e-mail and waited for a week. After checking my status on Jobvite recently, I saw that the my standing was marked as "not selected".

My personal experience, and the overall outcome of how the recruiters handled my application should be indicative of the HR department's attitude towards their employees.

Interview Question – If there was an important meeting on Monday morning and your supervisor told you last minute on Friday morning that he/she doesn't have time to prepare for the upcoming meeting and needed you to step in for the project, how would you handle it?   Answer Question

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Media Interview

Media
Foster City, CA

I interviewed at QuinStreet in May 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted by Mike a Director of Recruiting for an initial phone interview.

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Online Marketing Interview

Online Marketing

I interviewed at QuinStreet in January 2012.

Interview Details – Interview process was tough. I interviewed for an entry level online marketing position. I was asked questions which only experience marketing professionals would know. Overall it seemed like a tough interview for an entry level role.I would recommend being VERY prepared before the interview. I w=probably wasn't ready for it

Interview Question – Proficiency in excel.   Answer Question

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Vertical Manager Interview

Vertical Manager
San Francisco, CA

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at QuinStreet in February 2012.

Interview Details – Started with a recruiter interview. From there, I interviewed with a VP about a week later, then another VP a week after that. In each I had to start by explaining the experience on my resume, then answer a few questions. I also had an over-the-phone case study where I was given a basic scenario and had to ask questions to gather the information to make a go or no-go decision.

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  • Take me through your resume   View Answer
  • Over the phone case study. You are given a scenario and have to ask questions to make a go or no-go decision. You are not given any prep time, nor are you allowed to use a calculator or excel.   Answer Question

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Marketing Analyst Interview

Marketing Analyst
Foster City, CA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at QuinStreet in September 2011.

Interview Details – Quinstreet's HR was very professional all the way through. My first two phone interviews were scheduled quickly and close together. The first one I think was by a HR person (quick simple screening). The second one is by one of the managers that I would directly work with. She was really nice. After talking to her I was scheduled to come in one week later for a 3-hour in person interviewing process.

I was interviewed 1:1 by three different people ( there were supposed to be 4 but one couldn't make it): one director, one senior manager, and one manager. Everyone was on time. The director gave me a good intro of the company and what they do etc. She was nice and straight forward but she gave me a "prioritize" exercise that I felt I was tricked in. After that, it was pretty clear that she wasn't going to hire me because I didn't do exactly what she expected me to do. The other two interviewers were just casual and answered the questions that I had. I honestly didn't have that many because by reading their website, there is no way you can figure out what they do. Any they try to keep it secret that way too.

I was given two really simple maths problems by the last two interviewers. The interviews lasted two hours. I didn't hear from them for one week so I emailed HR and got a standard reject email. Their office is really bright and sleek. Scarily quiet though. It's in a nice office building area close to freeways.

Interview Question – How do you prioritize this list of activities that you have to take care of right now?:
1. A weekly call to a client
2. A presentation you manager needs from you for a meeting
3. A meeting with the IT department
4. An unsatisfied client complaint
5. Something else I can't remember
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Senior Java Developer Interview

Senior Java Developer
Foster City, CA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at QuinStreet in May 2011.

Interview Details – Their HR called first, discussion went well, she told me a lot of things about company and position,

First tech interview also was good, an inidian guy called, he was a very good interviewer, his english very good, I could understand all what he said, his tech skills very good, always explained the problem the way I can understand what exactly we are trying to solve.

Second tech interview was bad, called a lady with a terrible English, some strange accent, maybe Russian, she was e very poor interviewer, questions basically focused on Spring+Hibernate, I had tough problems to understand what exactly she saying or what the question exactly sounds like.

3rd interview was rescheduled 3 times, the guy supposed to interview was always busy and he was not calling. No more calls from their HR about the 3rd Tech interview. 2-3 weeks passed - still no calls about the 3rd interview. I gave up.

Interview Question – Tell me about hibernate 2nd level caching.   Answer Question

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