RetailMeNot Interview Questions

Updated Jul 4, 2015
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First round phone screen and then four technical interviews onsite in the Austin office. Engineers took the interview group out for dinner the night before and then lunch during interview day. Everyone was super friendly and the office definitely retained a start-up feel. Seems like most people are very happy to be working there.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard data structures and algorithms-related questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate as it was a fairly competitive offer.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, got contacted by a recruiter, completed an on-campus interview, and got flown out for second-round onsite interviews. The onsite interviews consisted of about four/five consecutive interviews. Everyone was super nice -- interviewers and recruiters alike. Additionally, I came down with a bad cold the week of my interview, and the recruiters were understanding about it. Overall, had a very pleasant experience and got the impression that they really care about their candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • I indicated an interest in UI, and my interviews were bent in that direction, with interviews about user experience (given screen shots and asked to give feedback), Javascript (conceptual and some light coding), front-end development and then a general coding interview. Given mockups: how would you implement them? Which user interaction features would you implement? javascript closures, prototypes, scope, etc.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at RetailMeNot.

    Interview

    I was interviewing for the Software Engineering internship. Met recruiter at career fair. She invited me to do an on-campus interview the next day. A few days after my interview, I was invited to come onsite. However, this was just my first semester of college, so I explained I couldn't miss school to go onsite. Over winter break, the recruiter followed up and asked if I could come onsite. I agreed and flew to Austin for an interview. I actually almost wasn't able to go because I got a horrible stomach virus the day I was leaving. The day of the interview, I was overmedicated, running a high fever, and out of it. I somehow managed to do alright in my interviews though. The day consisted of two back-to-back technical interviews in the morning, lunch with some employees and other applicants, and two more back-to-back technical interviews in the afternoon. I found the technical interviews challenging, especially since I had not yet taken a data structures and algorithms class. The questions were interesting and very algorithmic. Every interview, I was drilled on time complexity (even though I had never learned it). I told my interviewer this, and did my best to make it through. Every interview started with the interviewer asking questions about my resume and ended with the an opportunity for me to ask my interviewer questions. At the end of the day, I had a 30 minute non-technical interview about myself and then finally sat down with the recruiter to discuss next steps.

    Reasons for Declining

    It was a hard decision, but I ultimately opted for a more well-known company in California because I found the stuff they were working on to be more interesting.

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    Quality Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot.

    Interview

    First I had a phone screening and was asked questions about how web works. HTTP commands, DOM, SQL and other basic tech questions. Was also asked some basic behavior questions and questions relating to my resume. After the phone screening I was asked to come in and do an on site interview. Interview schedule was sent to me and had a series of 1 on 1 interviews. Was asked similar questions which were basically trying to gauge my general testing strategy. Each member of the team had a different question for me that related to testing. "How would you test X?" They looked for my priorities and general strategy. Some questioned why I prioritized certain aspects of the object/app and I was expected to explain it.

    Interview Questions

    • Case Question: How would you test a vending machine?   1 Answer
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    Partner Manager Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    1) Initial phone screening with a recruiter 2) Additional phone screening with a director 3) On-site interview consisted of 4 interviews and a data test 4) 2 follow-up phone interviews Very nice and respectful interviewers with a lot of knowledge. A large component of the process was to determine cultural fit. The on-site interview included a tour and overview of benefits.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked a lot of questions to gauge my comfort level with raw data.   Answer Question
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The company contacted me via linked in and i responded. I got a call with an HR rep within the week, who then set up 2 calls with a manager and director. Both calls were pleasant. They wanted to get to know me but also asked questions relevant to the position. After the calls i was sent 2 assessments/case studies to complete. I emailed those to them and within a few days they reached out to me about going to the office for an in person interview. I'm from out of state so they flew me out the week after and got me a hotel, all compensated, as well reimbursement for food and taxis. The office was amazing, walked to the receptionist/barista and waited to interview with 4 separate people (4+ hours total), including each member i would work with, a director and a VP. All interviews went well, no real difficult questions. They were all related to the position. After i flew back i got a call the next day and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • If you only had $200 to spend a few days before x-mas and you haven't gotten any gifts for your loved ones. What do you do?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They offered more than i currently make, so there was no opportunity to negotiate. I even asked, but they reiterated that the benefits were 2nd to none, which is completely true. They even helped with relocation and were flexible with start dates

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    Senior Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Thorough, smart and in depth. A three part process. First step is to go through phone interview and then with the recruiter. Final step is with a group presentation

    Interview Questions

    • They are very focussed on their company culture...do research to their values   Answer Question
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    Senior Online Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Several phone calls starting with the recruiter followed by members of the team to talk about work history, expectations, and the role. Next, they provided a case study to complete regarding one of their store pages/clients. Final stage was a 1/2 day of in person interviews with recruiter, analyst, department manager, team managers, and sales manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Complete a case study with limited info they provide you to see how you go about providing solutions. This wasn't difficult for me since I do this daily but I can see how others can have trouble.   Answer Question
    • Why do you think you'd be a good fit? Tell me about your work experience? Tell me about awards you have won? Tell me how you work with others? Pretty basic questions that were asked repetitively.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Very difficult decision, but declined due to salary which wasn't competitive with my current salary.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for a merchandising position, but was a better fit for the a different position. I was contacted by a recruiter, then had a two 1:1 phone interviews that lasted between 30 minutes to an hour with the director of my dept. and my hiring manager that were more a a "get to know you" chat than an actual interview. I was flown out for a round of interviews with 5 people that lasted about 30 minutes a piece.

    Interview Questions

    • Very technical, questions about your skill level in Excel, SQL, and any other databases you are familiar with   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I took the initial salary because it was more than I was making at my last job

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