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Updated Jul 11, 2014
Updated Jul 11, 2014
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Inside Sales Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zillow in July 2014.

Interview Details

Applied via LinkedIn and was contacted by an HR recruiter to set up a brief phone interview, which was a simple screen. Then I had a video interview which was a one-way skype - 20 seconds to prepare for a question that popped up on the screen. After that since I was an out of state applicant I had a phone screen with their sales manager. Was invited to Seattle to interview with two sales managers after that. My issue is I spent nearly $1,500 flying out there from Florida and all I got in return was a copy and paste generic email saying I didn't get the job. No reason, no explanation, nothing. Not a good sign of a good company, glad I didn't get the job. Seems like their product is getting tired, too. There's only so many agents. Stay away.

Interview Questions
  • Interviewer asked me if I had more energy. Wanted to tell him I just spent $1,000 on a flight and flew all night to get there, seemed like an inappropriate interview question.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Zillow Response

Jul 22, 2014Director Recruiting

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    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zillow in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Apply online. E-mail response to set up a telephone interview. First interview lasted 10 minutes on the phone. At the end of this round, the Zillow rep asked me to go on to the second interview, which was a telephone interview also. End of that second telephone interview, John, the senior manager, said he'd get back to me within a week. 4 Minutes later was an e-mail invitation to set-up an in-person interview, which I did for the following week. All interview start to finish happened within 9 days and I had only applied for the position less than 2 weeks earlier.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you to sell them something (or Zillow advertising) via the phone.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    The first 3 pre-interviews went well with relatively normal interview questions. Then there was my final phone interview... The guy that interviewed me was a recently promoted sales director and seemed pissed off and put out that he had to talk to me. He was abrasive and had all of the charm of a used car salesman. He also made it seem like Zillow was just a factory for outbound phone calls saying that 150+ phone calls a day would be expected. Needless to say, it turned me off on him and Zillow in general.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Zillow in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    several phone interviews, very high energy and good questions, then you're asked to come in for on site interviews. They emailed permission to complete my background check.(which I received in the mail, all clear) Then the three interviews, sales manager, hiring manager and director of sales. In the face to face there was very little energy nothing like the phone. This was the day after St. Patricks day. They looked beat up,

    Interview Questions
    • When the hiring manager asked me "why do you want to get out of the Real Estate industry?" I said I did not think I was getting out of the Real Estate industry, just switching focus to help agents. He quickly scolded me and I mean scolded " We are not a real estate company, we are a media advertising company".   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Included 2 phone interviews and 1 in person interview. Was a little challenging coming up with a mock sales call with pretend products on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zillow in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Zillow's interview and hiring process for there "Inside Sales Consultant" position feels more like a cattle drive than a search for quality sales people. Their recruiting staff has no professional tact and is completely un-organized and not on the same page within their own department. Let me just break down how the whole process worked from start to finish:

    1. I saw that their Seattle office was hiring Inside Sale people and I had a friend who works for them refer me to a recruiter.

    2. He then called me and said that the recruiter liked the looks of my resume and that she would be calling me later that day for a phone screen (those were the recruiters exact words to my friend)... However, that day came to pass and the recruiter never called.

    3. Two days later I finally got a call from the recruiter for my first phone screen, that conversation went well, so she then set up my second phone interview with a Sales Manager. The Sales Manager was much more on top of it than the recruiter and he actually called me when he was scheduled to (imagine that). That phone interview also went well and I was then told by the Sales Manager that a different recruiter would be calling me to se up a face-to-face interview.

    4. I showed up for the face-to-face interview which lasted about an hour (with multiple Sales Managers) and then I was sent on my way home. The recruiter told me after the interview that they were looking to hire people quickly and that I would be receiving a call the next day to let me know either yes or no... Once again, the recruiter didn't call the next day. THREE DAYS LATER, she sent me a generic e-mail stating; "thanks for your interest, but we're pursuing other candidates). Not even a phone call.

    5. I wanted a reason why they chose not to go with me, so that I could better myself for future interviews as I job search, so I called the recruiter... No answer, so I left her a voicemail. She never returned my call, so I sent her an e-mail. She never returned that e-mail either.

    6. To top it all off, six days later I ended up getting an e-mail from a different Zillow recruiter asking me to call him because he thinks I'd be a great fit for their Inside Sales Position.........

    So, if you like run-arounds with big corporations, people not keeping their commitments, and being ignored once you're (apparently) "out of the running", Zillow is definitely the company for you!

    Interview Questions
    • They through me into a roll playing senario for a cold call.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Zillow in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. 3 interviews. 3 separate Managers. Third one was with guy who looked as if he hasn't showered in 3 weeks.
    2. Phone interview, In person which takes about 1.5 hours.
    3. There is little to no respect for your time while waiting for the interview. I waited for 30 mins just to speak with each manager.
    4. This seems like a tech start up who is looking for new college grads to put the ringer. The average person last 90 days or less which is clearly stated in the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Mock sales Call. 3rd Interview guy was asking questions not related to job at all. This interview is all about fitting into their company culture. I have multiple years experience in mortgage as well as sales background.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Called by human resources. Then called by Sales manager out of the Irvine office. Interviewed by speakerphone which was annoying. It felt like being interviewed by a guy who manages a boiler room.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you bring to the table? Why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Zillow in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with Recruiter and then Sales VP a few days after applying online for position in Orange County California office. Then a very quick call back the next day for in person interview onsite.
    Inperson interview consisted of 4 managers interviewing one after the other in a small room.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what candy you really don't like, okay now try to sell it to me. Same question exactly as I saw in a previous review.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Zillow in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great company with a fantastic opportunity. Apparently you need to know someone who already works there to be considered for a position. Be prepared to do on the spot role playing sales calls. You will also be quizzed about company executive board and their backgrounds.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a product you hate? (You were then asked to pitch it & sell it to them)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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