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Updated Jan 30, 2015
Updated Jan 30, 2015
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Got an email asking to solve 2 coding problems as soon as possible. Finished in one week, and got no feedback on the problems. After one week, received another email said that I was rejected.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a Trees coding problem which I mailed them inside a week. I was selected for the telephonic in 2 weeks time. Scheduled a telephonic interview in a weeks time after that. The interviewer (w/o preamble) gave a link to online problem, which I solved, but not optimally. The problem was Least Common Ancestor of a binary tree (Not a binary search tree). I guess I messed up in the algo complexity part. Received a reject in 4-5 days.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consumer Care Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at the end of December, 2014. After about a week, I was emailed by a recruiter to set up a phone interview. Very excited about the opportunity, I responded that I would absolutely love an interview.

    Unfortunately, the recruiter never responded to my email. After not hearing anything back, I called Zillow and left two voicemails, neither of which were returned. I have a lot of respect for Zillow and the innovative work that they are doing in the real estate industry, and it would have been a great learning experience working with them. That being said, the way that my 'interview offer' was handled was extremely unprofessional. I understand that positions fill and things change, however, I should have been communicated with and my correspondences should have been responded to. Just ignoring a potential candidate's request for an interview AFTER the interview invitation was offered is poor business.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    1st phone interview was with HR and went very well. I was invited to move on in the process and have another phone interview with the Regional Director. After that went well too, I was flown to Seattle for a corporate interview.

    Left one day, stayed in a very nice hotel, went through 4 interviews the next day, then hopped back on a plane only a few short hours later to go home. It was a whirlwind of an experience.

    Everyone was very nice, professional and I thought the interviews went perfectly. However, I was not offered the job.

    All expenses were submitted and paid for the trip.

    Not sure why I didn't get the job. I was extremely professional and prepared.

    Good luck to all who apply

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for Zillow?

      What kind of strengths would you bring to this position?

      If you needed to find a decision maker, how would you go about it?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Economist Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    First round phone interview with the human resource lady, introduce yourself, why u work on this topic, are you ok with the location, what other interviews do you have?
    Pretty much just a phone screening, waiting to hear back from them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process seemed to be straightforward, but became quite unpleasant at the end. Talk with recruiter - passed. Coding exercise (string to long and trinary tree) - passed (considered all possible corner cases and even added unit-tests). Phone interview was the worst: 1. Interviewer was 10 minutes late - I hoped thus interview will be extended 10 minutes after the end, but it was not (though it didn't affect my answers). 2. Questions: I answered them all correctly and at the best of my knowledge and solutions were nice and elegant. The interviewer seemed had only one target in mind - not to verify my knowledge, but to ask question I can't answer (but I answered them all correctly). It seemed like he had somebody in mind already and this interview was just an unpleasant formality for him. Next day recruiter pinged me back and said they decided to proceed with some other candidate. On my ask to provide a feedback what went wrong and what I can improve - recruiter didn't answer at all! Few days later multiple people told me that if you're not a buddy with a hiring manager - you'll not be hired at Zillow. I think it is 100% true based on my experience. Oh, and that sexual harassment lawsuit against Zillow - OK, fine, it didn't affect my desire to try Zillow, yet a lot of my friends asked me if I really want to get job in the company with such reputation (again, I wouldn't blame the company, just some people). Finally, I hope Zillow CEO is reading these reviews and takes them into consideration. If so, Spencer, there's a huge issue with the Software Development department in Zillow you may face and hopefully will solve - a "buddy-bringing" and rejecting other very good and talented candidates. It is not just one candidate who observed it already, but multiple. If this issue isn't investigated and properly addressed - it will not just affect Zillow reputation, but also all potential candidates will avoid applying to it. I know, that you care about the company very much and looking for areas to improve. The hiring for Software Developer is such area and "buddy-bringing" problem there is very big and terrible.

    Interview Questions
    • "Buddy-bringing" is what makes Zillow interview process unjust and unfair. I hope Zillow CEO really take it seriously and encourage fixing it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Zillow Response

    Jan 6, 2015CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

    Thank you for the review. I'm sorry for your experience. I've never heard this feedback before from a candidate or from an employee, but yes I will investigate it and see if we can learn from your ... More

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, received word from a recruiter that they wanted me to complete a coding exercise, as others here have stated. Completed the exercise, sent it to them, was told that it would be reviewed by an engineer, and heard that I would not be moving forward.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    First they sent me two coding problems to finish. It's not difficult. The first one is convert a string to a long int. The second is implement insert and delete in a tri-nary tree. Two or three days after I submitted my solution, they made a phone interview with me. Why Zillow? How do I know Zillow? They also gave me some questions to coding in collabedit, such as Fibonacci, factorial calculation, which are not difficult.

    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer Service Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an e-mail requesting a phone interview a few days later. Set one up for the following day and the recruiter called 10 minutes late. Asked some typical questions, but didn't really give me time to ask the questions I wanted to ask -- if he called on time then I probably would have. Prompt reply on the next steps though.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where there was something difficult and you solved the issue   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three weeks after submitting my resume, I got the email from recruiter. Two coding questions just like many have said. Two phone interview, just normal questions. And Onsite interview. Great office location.

    No Offer

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