Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Avalara in September 2015.
Applied and submitted my resume online. I received an email back a day later wanting to schedule an interview. The HR recruiter was extremely nice and professional. Prior to delving too much into my resume we went over the basics. She immediately asked what sort of compensation I was looking as she did not want me to go through the hiring process if the number I required was out of reach. I told her and she informed me of the "typical pay" for this position. I gracefully bowed out of continuing along in the hiring process for this position and informed her should other positions arise that are inline with my experience and adequately meet my salary requirement I hope she will contact me. I greatly appreciate HR recruiters who are straightforward and to the point. Avalara seems like a great company to work for had the compensation be there.
- Tell me about you experience? Why avalara? What is your required compensation? 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Avalara (Overland Park, KS) in August 2015.
I interviewed with five people over the span of three hours spent in a windowless room. I had to complete a personality inventory the night before which was used by this branch of Avalara, but not the headquarters. Everyone was cordial and I really wanted to work for the hiring manager. After the interview, I didn't feel like my skill set or personality was a good fit for that location of the company In my thank you note, I didn't ask to be considered for the job.
- Everyone asked me if I had a sense of urgency. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Avalara in June 2015.
As expected, first interview was by phone with recruiter. Allowed time for high level overview of work experience followed by a summary of the job I had applied for. Person I spoke to was very easy to speak to and did a great job of steering me towards a role I was better suited for based on my work experience. Although there wasn't an open position at that time she reached out to the hiring manager to determine if they would be opening a rec in that group. I appreciated the extra effort made.
- Tell me about your most recent work experience Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Avalara in June 2015.
The process was straight forward and fast. My first phone-screen was a great conversation with HR and exactly what I would hope for in terms of high-level role discussion and more detail on company/culture, growth trajectory, etc. Next interview with the hiring manager included situational based Q&A, detailed discussion of role responsibilities, KPIs, etc. There wasn't much time left for my Q&A. In response to my inquiry, they stated there was no reason they wouldn't move forward with my application. HR emailed the next day with their decision to move forward with other candidates. No explanation or feedback provided upon request.
- Are you motivated by quota? Are you motivated by peer competition? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.
I was first interviewed on the phone with a Test lead, then invited for an on-site interview. It was a 5-hr interview with one person at a time. I was interviewed by a test lead, a dev lead, 2 devs, and a VP at the end. Everyone asked me about problem solving/coding/testing. The questions weren't really difficult or unexpected. They were all easy to talk to and friendly.
- The coding questions were about strings, hash table, design,... If you reviewed the algorithms well, you'll do fine. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Bainbridge Island, WA) in May 2015.
I was contacted by the HR director via LinkedIn and had a brief telephone interview with her. We set a time for me to come in to the office later that week. The interview took approximately four hours. I met with six people in groups of two. Interviewers were dressed very casually, but I got the impression that a suit was a good choice for me. The original schedule of who I was meeting with was completely changed around once I arrived, leading to some confusion about names and roles of my interviewers. I felt fairly positive about the interview and sent a thank you to my original contact. She replied that they would be opening up the position to other candidates, but would be keeping in touch with me. Two weeks later, I hadn't heard anything, so I thanked her for considering me. She again reiterated that she hadn't made a decision yet. Four weeks later, there has been no formal rejection or further contact.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara in April 2015.
HR interview and the first round technical interview happened in the same morning. The questions were quite easy but I forgot to ask about the required complexity. The signal was weak so I asked him to repeat several times, but he was still patient and nice. And don't forget to ask for information about Avalara if they mention, they value this.
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.
2 phone interviews, 1 with recruiter and 1 with hiring manager. It was a solid hour of questions and conversation - not a walk in the park, but they weren't looking to find holes in my game either, just wanting to make sure that I was truly a good fit. 1 full day of in person interviews with nearly the whole team, including a phone call with a remote team member. Everyone asked specific questions related to their role and how this role would play into those. Again, questions were tough, poignant, and thought provoking but not intended to trip me up. I was asked for specific examples of applicable work I had done, as well as to shed light on how I would approach certain tasks/challenges.
- How have you determined KPIs for clients in the past? Answer Question
Very straight forward and simple, they came in slightly above what I asked for which I thought was completely fair based on my experience and industry standards. I went over this on the first call with the recruiter and never had to revisit it until I had my offer in hand.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Avalara in February 2015.
Initial phone screen with recruiter went well. Then phone screen with hiring manager that went excellent. I expected to come in for in person interview after the call. I received email less than 2 hours later telling me that I was no longer in consideration. Surprised I wrote the recruiter and asked why and never heard back.
- Typical questions about digital marketing approach, analytics, etc. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Avalara (Durham, NC) in February 2015.
Great conversation with initial recruiter then brought in for an in-person interview with current sales reps, two managers, and the Sales Director. All were very professional and willing to let me interview them about the company, not just interviewing me. They were very quick to get back to me with an offer.
- How do you evaluate your success in comparison to your peers? 1 Answer
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