Bazaarvoice Interview Questions

Updated Jun 25, 2015
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bazaarvoice in October 2013.

    Interview

    Started off with a phone screening with HR. This was followed by a timed test on HTML/CSS/XML.

    After a week or so, I was contacted for a technical phone interview. During this phone interview, I was asked a number of HTML/CSS/JavaScript related questions ranging from easy to moderately difficult. Unfortunately, I did not study for this as much as I could have so I did not perform too well. All of the questions were fair questions.

    Interview Questions

    • For a product page, would you rather have a server loaded page or client loaded page?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Bazaarvoice in October 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online, got an e-mail the next week for a position in NY.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a phone screening and I really hated the fact that the guy went straight into asking "What are you salary expectations?" Which to me is an insult since they are scanning for cheap labor instead on focusing first to see if I was a good match for the company so that we could agree on a salary much later in the process. Glad I don't have to work for those guys.   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bazaarvoice.

    Interview

    I had a phone screen interview first. Introduce yourself and then a coding practice. To find the missing number in n numbers which are in 0~n-1. After passing the phone interview, I got arranged to go to their office to have an onsite, which lasts for 6~7 hours. 6 technical interviews and 1 lunch interview. Most of problems come from crackTheInterview.

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    • I came out of all the problems. But may be not very smooth. I didn't get the offer.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with HR, nothing techinical quesitons asked. Then HR scheduled a technical phone interview. In 30 minutes, I received a phone from HR, saying that I did well in the phone interview, and they wanted to schedule a onsite interview. They have 6 rounds, with 45 minutes each round. They asked various questions, including coding, sql, behavior questions, etc. The interviewers are nice.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Bazaarvoice.

    Interview

    Applied through a company referral and was contacted by the recruiter via email. Recruiter initially indicated the position was "up in the air" but then emailed back within 2 days with an offer for a phone interview. Phone interview was about 20 minutes in length. Started with review of the position and they asked what experience I had that was relevant to the qualifications. The recruiter dug a lot into the fact that I was overqualified for the position and seemed to dig a lot into my future goals and whether they were relevant. I asked the recruiter a few questions at the end of the interview and she informed me that I would hear by the end of the week on the next step. Never heard anything back after an immediate 24hr thank you note or by the end of the week. 2 weeks later I received an email with a decline in going any further.

    Interview Questions

    • Give examples of data manipulation you have performed.   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bazaarvoice (Austin, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    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}   1 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.   1 Answer
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    Enterprise Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 12+ monthsinterviewed at Bazaarvoice (Austin, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Way too long. But at the same time it was ultimately good because they weed out people who wouldn't be good fits. I also think they lose out on just as many good ones. It's a double edged sword.

    Interview Questions

    • Prepare a sales presentation and present to a panel with 7 days prep time. Goal: Get a meeting with C-level executives.   1 Answer
  9. Helpful (6)  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bazaarvoice (Austin, TX) in January 2013.

    Interview

    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
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bazaarvoice (Austin, TX) in October 2012.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

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

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    Business Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bazaarvoice (Austin, TX) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Hiring process was pretty good. Interviewing was pretty demanding but it shifts for what position you are interviewing for I'm sure. The HR process has been kind of crazy, but I hear they are working hard at the moment.

    Interview Questions

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