RetailMeNot Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Received a call from a hiring manager that was asked about my experience and made me questions about their website.
    Interviewer was aggressive; I would even say rude.
    I have done many interviews (face to face and over the phone) and this was the shortest and most harsh. In the end I felt like she called me just because she had to (maybe she needed to reach a number).
    Before almost hanging up on me, she said that they were not looking for somone with <my experience>, although by email she had said "what a great resume".
    Huh. Why calling me, then?

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    • What do you think of our current website?   1 Answer
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    Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Very weird process, and in the end I was sincerely glad that I did not get an offer. Would I have received one, I would have given it a whole lot of thought. I don't buy the "there are no walls in the office" thing.
    It seemed that I was interviewing to become the president of the company, and it looked like they wanted to find something wrong with me. The process took longer than long - because the time between two interviews is approximately 2 weeks. After the phone screening, I was there:
    1. to meet the human resources person -- who was very kind and the best in this process;
    2. the whole team - that lasted me approximately 4 hours;
    3. the CEO (another 2 weeks later, another hour or so);
    ...and finally --
    4. after the interview with the CEO, I received an email to see yet another person: the Vice-President of the group, who I absolutely "needed" to meet. Another appointment in the middle of the afternoon (you don't really have a choice) -- and when I got there, the Vice-President could not meet me (**yet ironically I could see her through the glass door**). She could have showed up to say "hi" and somehow explain that she was too busy. Instead, I was interviewed by her assistant, who had no idea of the design process whatsoever, went through a list of items and made the same questions that I had answered already a few times ("what's your design process?").
    I didn't feel like I was talking to a person that would work with me. I sincerely was impatient at that point -- would I really like to work with those people?... I started to ask myself. I must have unconsciously talked myself out of the job that day.

    The next week the human resources person called me and was very apologetic and embarrassed to tell me "thanks, no thanks" - but I believe it was for the best. I did other interviews (that didn't last half as long) and had a better offer after that. To me, Whale Shark's process was disrespectful and could reflect its culture.
    So - if you're interviewing for this position, be aware that you have to be patient and answer the same questions a few times.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your design process? - be ready to answer that 3 to 4 times.   Answer Question
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    Partner Management Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    After applying for the position online, I was contacted by an HR coordinator a week later through email to schedule a phone interview the following week. The next week I had the scheduled phone interview and was mainly asked to go over my work experience. I was also asked why I chose to apply at WhaleShark Media and what I enjoyed at my last job. The HR coordinator explained the company as a fast paced, growing, young, energetic culture. I was called back for a second phone interview for the next week with a Partner Management Coordinator. The coordinator was not as easy to talk to and stressed during the interview that this was not a 9-5 job and that it consisted of long hours and was very fast paced. If you are applying for this job make sure you know the definition of Affiliate Marketing! More of your typical interview questions were asked during this interview. For example, What are your hobbies, Explain a time when you weren't recognized for your hard work, What makes you a great candidate for this position and Can you handle juggling multiple duties. I was sent an automated email 2 days following the second interview saying they had more qualified candidates they were going to pursue, but thanks for my enthusiasm. Make sure you have a list of questions to ask them about the position and the company.

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    Finance/Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in October 2011.

    Interview

    In my opinion, I agree with the last poster on the initial process, phone screening & questions. The long start-up hours did not bother me. One question I kept receiving was “walk me through your background.” Everyone I met with in the finance & accounting team was very personable and seemed like an excellent fit.
    Except for 1 person, in my opinion, that seemed cantankerous. It was like being cross examined by an attorney. From what I hear on the inside, this person is not putting on an act during the interview.
    Based on everyone else I met & growth prospects of this company, I would say the interview was easy & I had an overall positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself
      Walk me through your resume
       
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    • What do you think about working long start-up hours.
      Have you ever used SAP
      We have an open seating & office culture.
       
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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Technical Phone Screen with a Manager via browser based scratch pad. Went through 2 or 3 questions and coded them out to sufficient detail (didn't have to explicitly compile and run). Post phone screen went in for a 1/2 day tech screen with 5 people. Back to Back tech screens until the last person all on the whiteboard, very CS heavy (big-O analysis of all solutions and a lot of recursion).

    Interview Questions

    • They had a fair number of recursive problems as well as a Tree problem   Answer Question
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    On campus Interview to Fly Out on Site interview. The on site interview lasts 2-3 days. The interviewing lasts a few hours and you interview with 5 different people/groups. Some of the interviews were with 2 or 3 people. After interviewing they take you out everywhere and show you around Austin. Though the interviewing was semi-difficult the experience was awesome.

    Interview Questions

    • Pick a card game and make all the classes required to create a simulation.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Most of the process was very smooth and professional. Applied on campus and had short interview the next day with an engineer. Heard back a few days later that they wanted to do an on-site interview, so arranged to go out to Austin a few weekends later. The on-site interview was a long day, with four technical interviews, an interview with the recruiter, and a HR-type interview with a senior developer in the company -- the whole thing lasted most of the morning and afternoon. I mostly enjoyed the experience, but there was absolutely no communication of any kind afterwards in the span that they had said they would get back to me.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you arrange packets of differing amounts of data into the smallest number of larger packets possible that were each no larger a certain maximum size?   Answer Question
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    User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    There were three rounds of interviews: 1st with recruiter, 2nd with VP of Creative, 3rd with four people on-site. The on-site was about four hours and included interviews with a Lead UXD, VP Creative, Product Manager and Visual Designer.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at RetailMeNot in June 2015.

    Interview

    Had trouble connecting with the interviewer, there were some network issues initially, so the interview started 35 minutes late. After 35 minutes the interviewer called and his voice echoed all the time, I requested that he move to a different room, but he kept talking. After about 10 minutes, I said I CANNOT hear you at all, then he said he would cut the call and call me back in a few minutes after moving to a non-echoing room. He called again after 5-10 minutes, and this time he was sitting in a cafeteria with people talking in the background. I have had more than a few interviews in the past with good and bad experiences, but unfortunately this one was my worst experience. I haven't heard from the recruiter about the decision on my interview, but after such an experience, I am not too hopeful. I was too distracted and a little annoyed.

    Interview Questions

    • Dynamic Programming problem from "LeetCode" = ["Leet", "Code"].   1 Answer
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in April 2014.

    Interview

    On campus interview following on-campus career fair then offered on-site interview in Austin, TX offices. On-site consisted of 4 coding interviews with various questions ranging from string comprehension to bit-wise manipulation. At end of interview day, mentioned to interviewer that I had another offer which I had to respond to by Friday of that week and was told that I would be informed of my decision by then. On that Friday, I had still not received any response and called the offices to speak to recruiter. Recruiter was not available to speak and also did not receive any word for multiple weeks. Seemed very unprofessional to me to not respond in a timely manner when I was told I would hear back. Another friend who had interviewed with me had a similar experience but he was at least told he did not get an offer whereas I received no response.

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