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Updated Nov 16, 2014
Updated Nov 16, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advertising Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Extremely disorganized. Interview schedule was sent late then changed while en route to the interview. Sat at reception for 20 minutes before hiring manager appeared - she had been sitting in the interview room waiting for me. After the first interview, was left in conference room for 30 minutes and was standing to leave when next interviewer arrived. She was intensely rude and not remotely apologetic. After her next person arrived after 10 minute gap. No one offered water or a restroom. After 3rd interview sat for another 20 minutes before recruiter arrived flustered and sweaty to say I could go. Whole thing was odd and awkward. Sent email two days later thanking for the opportunity but that wasn't a good fit. Never got a response. Professional? Not remotely.

    Interview Questions
    • Super rudimentary questions: talk about a time you were challenged, walk me through your resume, etc   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 interviews. One over the Phone, One on the Web, One in-person in Irvine. Traveled far for the final one. Had 3 in-person interviews that day at Zillow. Was given a follow up tour and met a lot of the office. Thought I was in the bag. Never heard back. Was upset.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied for Zillow in my school's career fair and received an email requesting me to finish to algorithm problems without time limit. I haven't get an interview. I just solved the two problems and submitted. Unfortunately, I didn't consider some important parts in these two problems.

    Interview Questions
    • Q1: Convert a String to long. Cannot use in-built functions and can use any language.
      Q2: Implement the delete and insert function of a tri-nary tree.
        View Answer
    No Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Zillow in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for Zillow on its website and received an test including two algorithms problems without time limit. Got phone interview but did not pass it. I solved the the problems and follow-up. Don’t know what’s wrong

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    at first ask something about time complexity of bst and hashtable, and the advantages of using them, then give you a sorted array and a target value, find the median in the subarray which the elements in the subarray is greater equal than the target value.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    B2B Copywriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    After four phone interviews, I was given a copywriting test - a white paper/guide for new realtors. This was a project I'd normally get paid $750+ for and which I gave up a day of freelance work (another $400) to do. It passed muster, and they invited me in for a first round of four interviews. I had as many questions for them as they had for me, and this may have cost me the opportunity. To their credit, they made a clear effort to schedule interviews quickly.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    I first had a phone interview with my would-be boss, and he was extremely nice and helpful regarding the Account Management position. At the end of our phone call, he let me know he wanted me to come in and meet with some of the team members (4 interviews, 30 minutes each). I set that up with a recruiting coordinator for the following week. The interviews went extremely well, and everyone seemed to love working there. The job seemed right up my alley, and I felt that everything went really well. At the end of the interview, the recruiting coordinator walked me out and said she'd get back to me in 1 week since the position was new and they had more interviewing to do. A week and 1 day later, I had not heard anything back so I emailed my would-be boss, who I had a phone interview and in-person interview with, reassuring my desire for the job and that I was qualified. I heard nothing back. Another week went by, and I emailed the recruiting coordinator asking for an update. 1 hour later, I got a generic email stating that they were moving forward with other candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was they asked me to be an Account Manager at Zillow and role play how I would handle an angry customer on the phone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Very disappointed in the interview process, especially for a company that touts itself as having such a great culture. My first two phone screens were atypical, in that the interviewers never once explained anything in great detail about the position or why I should want to work for Zillow. The in-person interview felt off. The interviewers were unprepared, and seemed new digital advertising based on some of the questions I was asked. Despite that, the people were very nice, and it felt more like a way to see if I was a personality fit.

    The real kicker was I never received communication on if I would be moving forward or not in the process (even after having followed up). Considering that I had just taken 5 hours out of my personal work day to come in and interview for a position for a company that I was initially excited about, and not to have received any sort of communication about whether or not there would be next steps, reflects poorly on their culture.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Zillow Response

    Sep 24, 2014Director Recruiting

    Thank you very much for your interview feedback. Of course, we are disappointed to hear you had anything less than a positive experience with us. Our team is very conscientious about candidate ... More

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Zillow in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    After I submit application, HR email me an pdf of coding question hours later.

    There are 2 questions:
    1. Write a function that converts a string to a long, without using the built in functions that would do this.

    2. Implement a tri-nary tree. A tri-nary tree is much like a binary tree but with three child nodes for each parent instead of two -- with the left node being values less than the parent, the right node values greater than the parent, and the middle nodes values equal to the parent.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    While the people seemed very genuine and nice in person, I was surprised at the lack of response after the interview. I was told specifically that I would be contacted within the next week and would not be left hanging without an update. Multiple weeks passed with nothing but crickets chirping after what I thought was a very positive interview. I emailed the hiring manager as well as recruiting and still nothing. It's a shame. I expected more from such a top rated company.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really out of the ordinary for this type of position   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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