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Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1.  

    Management Interview

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

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Phone call, interview with 3 current sales managers and you hear back within a week. 50trurh/50BS.
    Salary is shockingly low. They brag about the 5% who make money and misrepresent that at normal

    Interview Questions
    • Basics From new rookie management. Talked about themselves the asked "why do you want to work here?"
      "Are you a team player"
      Generic
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negation. End of story.
    You take the job if your right out of college or promised many opportunities. Benefits are very good but you will work for beans. But they feed you all the cereal you can eat.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received an email to set up a phone interview. Had two phone interviews, then was invited to come in for an in person interview with 4 people. One at a time. Whole process took over two hours. They seemed concerned with not only my ability to do the job, but how I would fit in with the team and the company as a whole. A few days later I had a job offer!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I went through 2 phone interviews before being asked to come in for the face-to-face interview. I am pretty sure the phone interviews were to evaluate your excitement level and phone voice before moving forward. (So have good energy) I had three interviews back to back. The first two were with floor managers. I was asked to sell something that I sold in my past job and WHY I WAS GOOD FOR ZILLOW! Then the final interview was with the OC office sales manager which was were the expectations of this job were clearly outlined. Intense interview but prepared me for the job.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Data Scientist Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Zillow in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was looking for interesting jobs in Seattle, when I stumbled across Zillow's posting for a Data Scientist. I jumped at the chance to work for them. I applied online and about 3 weeks later I did a phone interview with a technical recruiter and they then gave me a project to work on. It was very interesting and they told me to use whatever language I wanted to solve the problem and submit my results and code as soon as I had them. They must have like it enough to do another phone interview and fly me out for several in person interviews. The in person interviews were not as technical as other places, which I like. I think Zillow has it together for interviews. It seems they would rather base hiring off of a project level solution than quick answers to silly probability questions. Which is nice. In about 2 days after the in person interviews Zillow made me a great offer.

    Interview Questions
    • A few technical coding questions, and lots of background questions. An unexpected one was 'What can you bring to Zillow?'.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Associate Account Manager -Lincoln Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Zillow in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received two preliminary calls before being granted an interview, roughly 10 mins a piece. The first call is just with an HR rep and the second with a hiring manager. I think they just want a feel for you on the phone. Questions like " How do you stay motivated?" Typical interview type questions. The interview was less than an hour and ended with a tour of the office which is nice, lots of perks, free food and drinks throughout the day, catered meals etc.

    Interview Questions
    • What skills do you have from your last position that will prepare you for this job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation is allowed. I do wish my salary was higher and I had to think hard about accepting the position. I don't feel the wage is competitive on the surface but the other benefits of the job make the position appealing.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

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

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Account Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Associate Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

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

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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