Bazaarvoice Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a recruiter contact me about a month after I applied with my resume. I was given a phone screen shortly thereafter. After passing the phone screen, I was brought onsite for a 6 hour interview. I had three interviews in the morning - each about 45 minutes. Then I was given lunch for 1:15 with a director level person. Then three more interviews at 45 minutes each. I can't remember all of the questions, but here are the ones I can.

    Interview Questions
    • Phone Screen: write a simple compression algorithm to change aaabbbcccaabbbbc into: a3b3c3a2b4c1   Answer Question
    • 1st onsite: given a list, separate out all duplicates into separate lists and return. So take {1,1,2,3,4,4} and return {1,2,3,4},{1,4}   View Answer
    • 2nd onsite: several design questions about the data structures you would use if implementing a language. It didn't make sense to me - this is probably one of the places I was weak.   Answer Question
    • 5th onsite: several architectural questions about creating a website and making it scalable.   Answer Question
    • 6th onsite: Given a DAG graph, write an algorithm that traverses the graph and returns the first path from point a to point b or none if there is none. Extend that algorithm to return all paths. Extend that algorithm to sum the weight of the nodes in the path.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    There were multiple rounds of interviews. The first interview was with a recruiter. The next 2 interviews were phone interviews, one being a screening interview in which they rejected me, when I continued to persist they moved me to the next interview. 2 In person interviews and a sales presentation to a group. The group presentation is terrific and allows a sales person to shine. This is where you can close the deal!

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Bazaarvoice's interview process is very structured and detailed. I was put through the process, told what to expect and a recruiter followed up with me every step of the way. He was thorough, friendly and a great champion of Bazaarvoice. The process was efficient and I knew exactly what to expect.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked right off the bat what I would do in my role in the next 90 days. This was before I had been asked to prepare the presentation so I really had to think about that question!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I felt like I negotiated as best as I could. The offer was a little disappointing but they were open to negotiation and in the end I received a fair comp package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Media Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    This is a great interview process. I learned a ton about the company and you can really feel the energy and passion from the people you speak with. Helpful hints: be prepared going on by studying everything on their website; learn who the executive leadership team is and their roles; and study their blog.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by a recruiter from Bazaarvoice through LinkedIn about the position. She did a phone screen and I then was passed on to someone on the QA team for a more in-depth phone screen. I was then invited in for an on-site interview that lasted most of the day. Since my interview I have not yet heard anything back from them and it has been over a week. I did appreciate the fact that I was taken out for lunch, which hardly happens anymore.

    The biggest issue I had with this interview was that one of the interviewers contacted my current boss directly after my interview. I did not tell this person who my boss was, but the fact that this person called a person at my current work place (who happened to be my boss) to check me out I thought was very unprofessional. I would make it clear to anyone I talk to here that they should not contact your current employer.

    Interview Questions
    • There were several programming questions, about how I would code certain conditions. I thought it a bit over the top for a QA position. I know they are looking for test automation, but seemed a bit much. Of course most of the people I talked to were developers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Client Success Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st - phone screening with HR
    2nd - interview with Head of Client Success and Operations VP
    3rd - one on one interviews with 3 members of the Client Success team
    4th - phone interview with Client Success team Director
    5th - did not happen but would have been a panel and presentation

    Interview Questions
    • What is your style of account management and interacting with clients?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Implementation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    After a recruiter contacted me, I was given a skills assessment to complete within a specified time frame (1 hour). Once completed and scored, I had a couple brief phone interviews and was then brought in for half a day of face-to-face interviews.

    The interview was focused on culture fit, communication and technical acumen.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing stood out as particularly difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given an offer I was pretty happy with, so I took it, though I negotiated for extra stock options.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Absolutely the best interview process I have been through for a software engineering position. I interviewed as an undergraduate student looking for a full-time position, and I really enjoyed their recruiting process. I flew out for an on-site, where I had several interviews, and all but one were technical in nature. I had lunch with some engineers, and dinner with some managers and a recruiter. Conversation was casual and non-technical in nature, which I appreciated. The employees are all very well-rounded, which is rare in the software industry. After dinner, all the people I had dinners with, managers included, followed up with personal emails. Later in the week, the CTO called me up and made himself available for questions. Overall, I got the impression that they are a great company with a recruiting process that shows how much they value their employees.

    Interview Questions
    • My non-technical interview asked me to explain what Mock Trial (a debate program I'm involved in) is and how it works. I wasn't expecting this from a software engineering interview.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I found another position at a different company that better suited my interests at the time.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Foundation President Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very informal process. Found out through a friend of a friend and then had a call that led to an interview. Since this is not an official position that is posted the process will be different from other job postings. Once there I interviewed with 3 different people independently.

    Interview Questions
    • None really. I believe the biggest issue was the lack of consistency between interviewers. It felt as they all had a different type of candidate in mind and different goals for that candidate. I believe they were not ready to move on a candidate for their newly yet to be formed Foundation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Devops Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bazaarvoice in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Fantastic experience; no "gotcha" questions. They use a really cool "take home" project to gauge your coding/scripting skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was happy with the terms so no negotiation was needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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