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Updated May 21, 2014
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Inside Sales Consultant Interview

Inside Sales Consultant
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zillow in December 2012.

Interview Details – Phone interview. Face to Face with three different managers. I felt like the interview process is a breeze if you just act natural. They are not looking for a rocket scientist. Zillow want's sales people that are comfortable in their own skin and not afraid to be told NO.

Interview Question – I own a Video Game shop and you need to sell me this candy. Go.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. In retrospect, I should have.

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Associate Account Manager Interview

Associate Account Manager
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zillow in April 2014.

Interview Details – Met a Zillow employee at a career fair in Los Angeles, and expressed interested in account management. He gave me his card and I sent him my resume/cover letter for him to forward along. 2 work days later I spoke with a recruiter who explained the details of the position. 2 work days after that I spoke with the director of the team and he invited me up to Seattle to interview for the position. I flew up the next week for the in-person interview process which is four 30 minute one-on-ones. 1st with the team director, then a team lead, then a team lead from a related team, and lastly a department exec. I got a call the next morning with an offer.

Very casual and nice people. Do your research before hand. You should have well prepared answers for what you think Zillow is (hint: they are a media company), the duties of the role, your relative experience, and your personal goals/future.

Interview Question – The executive I interviewed with caught me off guard when he requested I pitch a phone app to him. Given that I was not interviewing for a sales position I had not prepared for any role playing. Nonetheless, I rolled with it and did fine. Being quick on your feet appears to be a skill they value.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Entry-level job. No negotiations.

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Associate Account Manager Interview

Associate Account Manager

Interviewed at Zillow

Interview Details – Phone Interview, 2 hour face to face interview with four different people. Overall general, easy interview questions. Helpful to understand the industry and Zillow's place in the industry. Zillow wants to empower consumers and also help real estate agents make the most out of their business

Interview Question – Pick an app on your phone and sell it to me   Answer Question

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Inside Sales Consultant Interview

Inside Sales Consultant
Irvine, CA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zillow in February 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview followed up by office interview. Office interview was with 3 separate managers. They were very responsive and positive. I left the interview feeling very positive. Have questions ready as it is the best time to find out as much as possible about the culture as possible.

Interview Question – Tell me about a challenge you were able to overcome.   Answer Question

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Zillow in April 2014.

Interview Details – I applied for an Account Manager position and was responded to in a little over a week by a Zillow recruiter. We set up a phone screen and after that, I heard back quickly about speaking to the hiring manager. After speaking to the hiring manager on the phone, I was invited to go onsite to meet some members of the team. During my onsite, I met with two scheduled interviewers, talked to the hiring manager over the phone again, and two other people from another team were pulled in to meet me and ask me questions. After the in-person, I was scheduled to speak over the phone with a Director in Seattle, and then I was scheduled to speak on the phone with a Manager that this position would be working with the day after that. I received an offer two days after the call with the Manager.

Overall, I felt like they were trying to see if I would be a good fit, culturally. I was asked lots of questions about what I like to do, what my hobbies are, etc. Everyone I spoke with was very nice and seemed to be pretty laid back.

Interview Question – I have held quite a few jobs over the past five years or so, (due to layoffs, contract work, etc.) and got a question about whether or not I would move on quickly from the company. It seems like loyalty is very important here, as they seem to really promote from within.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate, but they were very clear with me in the initial phone screen what the range for the position was. HR was willing to take my counter-offer to the CEO and I did end up getting a little more than initially offered.

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Inside Sales Interview

Inside Sales
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Zillow in April 2014.

Interview Details – Very thorough interview. Phone screen, followed by a recorded video interview, and then a 3 person interview face to face if you pass the first two. Company is very transparent and you can tell this is direct reflection of their CEO's leadership and direction. Interviewers asked great questions and were very knowledgable and professional!

Interview Question – Standard sales questions, nothing overly difficult. They are obviously trying to be proactive in reducing sales turnover and they are interviewing candidates the right way in my opinion to accomplish this. I came from a manager background so the most difficult question would be "why do you want to make cold calls"?   View Answer

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Inside Sales Consultant Interview

Inside Sales Consultant

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zillow.

Interview Details – 3 step interview process. First a phone interview with the recruiter. Than a video interview which is difficult because it's similar to talking to a wall. Then, you are called into the office to meet with 2 sales managers and the VP of sales. The face to face interviews were horrible. I was put in a dark room (similar to an interrogation room) and waited long times in between each interview. The questions they give you are fast paced and they expect you know your stuff when it comes to sales.

Interview Question – Real Estate agents have heard every pitch from every salesperson, what would you say to them that is different from everyone else?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Inside Sales Consultant Interview

Inside Sales Consultant
Irvine, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zillow.

Interview Details – This was a pretty straightforward sales interview. HR phone interview, Sales Director Phone Interview, then in person interview with 2 sales managers and the sales director. Show enthusiasm, resiliency and that you're a hard worker. Those are important to you being successful in the position. Be prepared, research the company and be ready to sell something in the interview. They are very transparent, the job is not easy and they tell you that, but keep in mind all sales jobs are challenging. The interview process moves fast and they will make their decisions quickly.

Interview Question – Pitch me premier agent program.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, it's a sales job, sell something to make money. Base pay is competitive and benefits are great.

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Inside Sales Consultant Interview

Inside Sales Consultant
Irvine, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Zillow in October 2013.

Interview Details – Interviewing was , easier than most, they ask you to sale something fictitious , you go through 3 managers during the process, if chosen you will get a call the next day. You then put in a training class for two weeks. After that your in a on the job training for another two weeks

Interview Question – Sale me something. You have to make one thing up   Answer Question

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Positive Experience

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Zillow in February 2014.

Interview Details – Interview consisted of these steps, with a continue/stop decision and 2-10 days of scheduling time between each step:
1. Phone call with a technical recruiter (15 min)
2. At-home coding exercise (2 hours)
3. Phone interview with a developer (45 min)
4. On site interview loop (4 hours)
Overall, interviews were quite enjoyable. The interviewers were clearly well-trained, the questions were a good difficulty level, and the environment put me at ease. I received the impression that the employees were all excited about and enjoyed their work.

Interview Question – I got flustered on a SQL design question - overall it wasn't the hardest question, but I didn't have the background to do well with it.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had an offer with another company whose duties I liked more.
Not an easy choice - Zillow would have been an excellent company to work for.

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