Wildfire Interactive Interview Questions & Reviews in San Francisco, CA
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Strategic Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in June 2012.
Interview Details – I wasn't looking for a new job but a recruiter reached out to me about this position via email. The email was well worded and enticing so I decided to chat with her. She was really nice and informative and after that call, she set me up to talk to the lead recruiter on the team. That call was also really insightful and gave me a good perspective of what the company was all about. They set me up for yet another call so I could talk to the manager of the account manager team. He was really friendly and nice as well (recurring pattern for the people I interacted with) and the call was more like a conversation than an interview. A day later, the recruiter called me to ask if I was interested in coming into the office for an interview. I agreed so she set it up for the next week. I came in and it consisted of an office tour (they have kegs and scooters!) an interview with 2 managers from the team (the man I talked to and another manager). Again, they were friendly and informative and it wasn't too intimidating. Ultimately, the recruiter called me a few days later and said they were passing on me. My primary complaint is that there were so many steps, but it was still a pretty quick process so that's good. Everyone I interacted with was very helpful and nice and I felt like they really appreciated the time I gave. At the end of the day, I am still happy in my current job but I'm a bit disappointed that it didn't work out at Wildfire. Seems like a cool company with cool people.
Technical Support Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in May 2012.
Interview Details – Saw the job posting online and sent in my resume and cover letter. About a week later I was invited to submit a video interview in which they send you an email with a link to a special website and you answer some questions in writing and some questions in a video recorded on your computer (which you can re-record any number of times in one session if you mess up). That's a really neat idea! It's also tough to do, as the interviewee.
A couple of weeks later I had a phone interview with the hiring manager, and then a couple of weeks after that an on-site interview with the hiring manager and a peer manager, both at once. I was expecting a more structured interview, but it was a little casual - not many "standard" interview questions. I was also expecting to meet with one, and possibly two other people (as per the email they had sent me), but I only met with those two. They let me know when I should hear back, and then followed up via email when the decision regarding the next round was delayed another week.
After they made their decision, they called me on the phone to let me know they had selected someone else. I thought it was a very nice touch that they called me directly instead of sending an email.
The hiring manager was communicative throughout the process so I never was left wondering what was going on. All-in-all it was a good experience, even though I did not get the position.
Interview Question – Record a 5 minute video detailing your relevant experience in technical support management. Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in March 2012.
Interview Details – Wildfire had a super long interview process, at least for me. It started with an "active interview" after the application that was kind of fun. Upon completion of the active interview I was asked to do a phone interview which consisted of basic questions about my resume, etc. I was then asked to come up to redwood city for a set of two person interviews with the sales managers. Two of the sales mangers were SUPER friendly and made me feel right at home, the third seemed disinterested and even rolled his eyes at one point. After the in person interview I waited almost two weeks to hear back, at which point they said they needed one more phone interview, which I scheduled for a week later. After that I waited ANOTHER WEEK to hear anything, at which point they said I was a great candidate I just didn't have the experience they were looking for. At no point did I pretend to have sales experience, so obviously this was very frustrating. I'm only giving this a neutral and not a negative because the majority of the interviews were very professional, and I understand that this is a rapidly growing company and they are still working out some glitches in the interview process.
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in April 2012.
Interview Details – If they're interested, they'll respond in a couple of days to your submitted application.
As I'm sure you know, the process begins with an active interview where you post videos of yourself in response to written questions. I don't think the active interview is a good way to screen candidates as not everyone looks good on a webcam! Also, it's really strange just talking to yourself into the camera as well. The bad sides of this are you don't get to ask questions or even really show you're good at communication.
I heard back two days later that they weren't interested so they move fast. Personally, I think these people are growing way too fast and they're going to burn out since social media obviously isn't worth that much if Facebook's IPO is any indication.
Community Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in April 2012.
Interview Details – After submitting my resume and cover letter through their website, I got an email the very next day saying my application had been fast-tracked and I was to do a video interview that consisted of 3 - 5 questions. It had 1 written/short essay type question asking about my experience and then 2 questions to be answered via video recording about the industry/position. It was nice because you could rerecord your answers as many times as you like before submitting.
The email said they'd get back to me in a few days with my next steps, but it's been a month and I haven't heard a word from them. The email that was sent regarding the video interview is a generic no response email from a third party job listings site so I'm not sure how I could follow up without going through Wildfire's facebook which doesn't seem appropriate to me.
The least they could do is send an email saying: Thanks for taking the time to do your end, but we've gone with someone else.
Social Media Strategist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in May 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted via email by a recruiter shortly after I submitted my resume. They sent me a video interview with about 3-4 questions asking about my experience and what I think about the social media industry. Once I submitted this, it prompted the recruiter to call me and do another pre-screening interview with her over the phone. The questions were fairly simple, again asking about my general experience, why I like the industry and some examples of my favorite social media B2B and B2C campaigns.
- Based on your past experience working in client-facing roles (or something similar), what is the most important thing to focus on when it comes to dealing with clients? Answer Question
- Tell us about how you think social media can help brands achieve their marketing goals today and where do you think social media is headed in the future. Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in March 2012.
Interview Details – First there was an "active" interview--I answered three questions online via writing, two questions online via video recording. You can rerecord yourself as much as you need. I was called a few days after to set up a phone interview--about a week after submission of my written/video responses, I had a phone interview. Later I got an e-mail saying my application would not be taken to the next stage.
WRITTEN--max 400 character answer.
Tell us a little about your job search and what type of opportunities you're most interested in finding.
Of your previous experiences (professional and personal), which one relates most to the Wildfire opportunity and why?
Tell us about a time or experience where you've tried to accomplish something and failed.
What has been your greatest accomplishment over the past three years and how did you achieve it?
By way of video, tell us about an activity or experience that helps define a personality trait that's unique to you.
Ruby Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in March 2012.
Interview Details – The recruiter quickly scheduled an interview with the HR. I had a brief talk with the HR over the phone and then they scheduled a technical interview. I was told it would be 30 minutes and put it as such on the calendar, but it was in fact a bit over 1 hour.
The interview was with a Software Engineer and consisted of a number of questions, some related to experience with programming, web development, jQuery and Ruby language, some technical questions. I didn't answer 2 questions, for the rest I sometimes provided more then it was seemingly expected and he indicated happy. I heard him typing my answers (or whatever) in, and in the end he said they would contact me for further interviewing. I never heard back from them. I think they interview everybody who qualifies but would pass only those who fit their socio-demographics (I didn't). Also, they ask to provide links to code samples with the resume, but I collect statistics and have never seen them visited.
Account Executive Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in February 2012.
Interview Details – A few days after submitting a resume to Wildfire online, a recruiter contacted me via email expressing their interest and explaining the next step in the process would be an interactive online "interview".
In a separate email an invitation for a the online "interview" was sent consisting of a link.
The online interview consisted 5 questions.
The first three were essay style questions with a free form box to answer
The last two were video essays which you had to answer by recording yourself with a webcam
A few days after the online "interview" the recruiter would schedule a phone interview with you.
The phone interview consisted of about 5 basic questions and lasted about 30 minutes.
- Tell us a little about your job search and what type of opportunities you're most interested in finding. Answer Question
- Of your previous experiences (professional or personal), which one relates most to the Wildfire opportunity and why? Answer Question
- Based on your past experience working in client-facing roles (or something similar), what is the most important thing to focus on when it comes to dealing with clients? Tell us about an instance where an issue came up with a client and how you solved it Answer Question
- By way of video, tell us about an activity, passion or story that best defines you as a person. Answer Question
- What has been your greatest accomplishment over the past three years and how did you achieve it? greatest accomplishment over the past 3 years and how did you achieve it? Answer Question
Anonymous Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in January 2012.
Interview Details – I received an email about a week after I submitted an application saying that my resume caught their eye. First, I completed the video interview. I was contacted a few days later for a phone interview. I typically feel good after an interview when the interviewer had their questions answered but it was also conversational and interactive. This interview was not that way at all. As soon as I finished answering a question, the interviewer wouldn't even acknowledge what I said. She would just say "Ok next question" as if she had a long list and had to hit every one. I was suprised when I was asked to come in for an in-person interview because of the lack of candid conversation. I knew I'd be interviewing with a recruiter rather than a coordinator so I figured this interview would be better. Nope. She probably squeezed about 50 questions into a half hour interview. It was as if she had just taken a class on interview questions and was overdoing it. Not conversational at all. I felt like I was being badgered and I was just waiting for a trick question to be thrown in. This is no way to make a candidate feel comfortable and excited to work at your company. I was turned off immediately.
Interview Question – Tell me about a project that you've taken on that demonstrate your organizational skills. Answer Question
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