The Zappos Family Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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    Customer Loyalty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online from a link on Facebook from a friends post. Quick online application then you get an e-mail about three different online applications to finish and complete. The first one was normal questions about history and what not with questions like "If you could bring 2 people from the past or present to lunch who would it be and why?" then the last part of the online application was a video interview where you are asked 4 questions and you are recorded to tell your answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Some of the online video questions were.
      Tell us about yourself.
      why are you interested in Zappos?
      what did you find out about us when you googled Zappos, and what is one of our CORE VALUES?
       
      Answer Question
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    Customer Loyalty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online(didn't becomes an insider). Took about a week until I was asked to take 3 assessments(call center simulation, knowledge assessment and personality assessment). Maybe a week and a half later I was asked to do a video interview with 4 questions. After that, maybe a few days, they asked to schedule a Skype interview with the recruiter and another manager. It took place yesterday (about 2 weeks later) and I was offered the position today...contingent upon a background check and employment verification.

    Interview Questions

    • We frequently have parades going on in the call center...if you had to start a parade what kind would it be and how would you get people to join?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiations

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    CLT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and then became an insider. After that I had to do a video interview and a few online tests (typing skills, etc.) Then I got an actual interview. It was an amazing process. I felt extremely comfortable and it was the first interview I could be myself in.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a mistake you made in a previous job?   Answer Question
    • If you had to have a parade In the office, what would the theme be ?   Answer Question
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    Customer Loyalty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Lots of steps! Online application, video interview, math/comprehension test. Finally an in person interview! This took about 4 weeks total. Loved my recruiting team, they made me feel comfortable and we shared a lot of laughs. Didn't feel like an interview at all. Lots of questions that require quick thinking and a zappos.com navigation "test". Got an offer on the spot and I accepted!

    Interview Questions

    • If you could put together a parade, what would your theme be?   Answer Question
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    Software Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process took a month. It started with a recruiter call, then another recruiter call, then a hiring panel, then an in person interview. The salary is quite low. I was not expecting a million dollars, but to stay within industry standard would have been more acceptable than 50% of my current salary.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the title to your biography? What is your favorite core value?   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    There are several rounds of interviews in hiring processs.

    First they asked me to write a small application. That primarily involved to build some logic for identifying all the combinations satisfying a given condition, and had to use Rest Api along with downloading images.

    Then there was a telephone interview for an hour. Questions were very simple and focused on object modelling, basic java and sql. They also asked me to explain about my project. Asked me to explain about any important decision I took in the project.

    This was followed by an onsite interview. I was asked to travel to Vegas for the interview. They will plan your travel verywell.

    Onsite interview was very long. It started at 8:30 am and went till 5pm. Frankly I felt it was very long with several rounds. But I believe the hiring process is one of best ones I ever had. I gives you sense what they r looking for and gives you an idea how people are at Zappos.

    Here is how my whole day at Zappos went. For first one hour they gave the tour of the company, showed us different departments. It was quite useful to know work culture at the company.

    After that I had four technical and one HR(behaviorial) rounds. In two rounds they asked me to write algorithms like reverse a linked list, tree traversing algorthms, permutation and combination algorthms. They asked additional questions like time complexity and write alternate algorithms. You may also have to discuss about performance of what you write.

    Second one was coding challenge, they asked me to write code to implement Lift. They give you one hour of time and would expect you it to run.

    Third round lasted for 2 hours in which they focus on how you model and design applications. They give many applications, tweet it in different ways and ask you how would you design the system for each of them. I felt it very interesting but I felt it verylong.

    HR asked many questions to see if your fit to the company work culture. It was of different kind n cool

    Interview Questions

    • HR asked many interesting questions. like which super hero do you like and why?   Answer Question
    • why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    • How are you different from others and make you unique?   Answer Question
    • what do you do in free times?   Answer Question
    • what movies did you watch in recent times? this was a followup question to previous question.   Answer Question
    • Did you ever suggest any thing to upper management to deal with any of the company or project level problem?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was just OK when compared to what I am getting so don't want to change.

    But I still recommend Zappos. It would be fun to work there. They give you good relocation package, joining bonus. Also don't forget it's a tax free state. Just evaluate if Vegas is a right place for you before going to interview. Not all may like the place.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Loyalty Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in March 2015.

    Interview

    They make you feel relaxed, and a lot of mizzions (missions). They really get to know you and they ask really off the wall interview questions, so you have to be ready and do your homework on the company. It is best to be you! Do not dress up for the final interview, if you make it that far.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your theme song and why? What makes you happy and why? What makes you laugh?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Advanced Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Zappos Family.

    Interview

    One analytics challenge was based on mock web data. The prompt was fairly vague and allowed the candidate to use any method (excel, R, other coding languages, etc). Additionally, a video interview was required before their initial review. Once passed this stage, they fly you out to Las Vegas to interview at their headquarters

    Interview Questions

    • Basic statistics concept questions, one or two simple coding questions, what two things would you take to a deserted island?   Answer Question
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    CLT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at The Zappos Family.

    Interview

    spent 7 months chasing this job, with a new 'mizzion' sent every couple weeks (online video questions, typing/personality tests, etc). Once called in, I was asked off the wall questions to make sure I fit in.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family.

    Interview

    Awesome Experience great people, really friendly + its vegas! ... Interview process is easy and straight forward
    1. online round
    2. got a call to fly over
    3. 2 days @ vegas
    4. first day .... meet everyone + coding round
    5. 1 tech round + 1 hr
    6. got the offer in 7-8 days.

    ... got the offer

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I had other offers, they were paying quite less

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