Elance Interview Questions

Updated Jan 6, 2015
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    IT Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Elance.

    Interview

    It include phone and skype interview with the hiring manager and operational Director. The questions were mostly job, company and industry best practices related. It is always important to be confident and speak of what you know of. You need to remember that you are not a computer and will not be accounted for knowing every answer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Research the salary and cost of living

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    Information Security Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Elance (Mountain View, CA) in February 2014.

    Interview

    Caught the posting via Indeed and applied directly. Telephone interview with HR recruiter and hiring managers went well; brought onsite for 4 hour in person interviews (6 people total, 30 to 45 min each). Position seemed to be created due to some DDOS attacks they have been subject to, merger with their competitor, etc. Sadly, it is an individual contributor role under a VP in IT - immediate conflict of interest. Good luck getting any buy in from the C levels for your efforts.

    Things seemed to go well - and then no feedback at all.

    Over a month passes, reached out by some body shop headhunter looking for a Security architect - guess where? Yep, elance. Asked headhunter for feedback, was supposed to hear back from him by the end of the day. It has been a week, nothing - and the headhunter will not return calls.

    Unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked who the individuals were who captured Kevin Mitnic.   1 Answer
    • How do you stop screen / web site scraping?   Answer Question
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    Medical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Elance (Harrisburg, PA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Various contractors: the writer submits a proposal in answer to the add and budget range. The writer writes in stating your credentials, experience and how you would complete the project. The contractor reviews the proposals and bids and then selects a candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Varies from job to job. If you know your job, it is just becoming familiar with the contractors individual style of communication. When to know if you are giving the contractor enough or too much detail.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Depends on the contractors style. Varies from assignment to assignment. Some contractors, most, are really reasonable and pleasant. Once in a while deadlines become more important than quality. When quality is a priority of the contractor and yourself it is a real joy to work on the work.Share ideas, etc.

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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Elance.

    Interview

    It was only the Skype discussion with clients that you want to work for and get paid. You have to negotiate the terms and date of completion for getting paid.

    Interview Questions

    • There will be some basic questions and negotiations of the terms and conditions of the work before starting and getting paid for the work.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It open to negotiate for each clients

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    Country Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cairo (Egypt)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Elance (Cairo (Egypt)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    They Asked me 10 Questions while filling the application and i got an interview date .

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Elance in March 2012.

    Interview

    They asked typical questions you'll find anywhere online. The only bad thing was that their VP of engineering asked a question that didn't have a solution and insisted there was an answer. You can find the question at Quora under the title:

    "Job Interview Questions: There are 8 balls. 7 of them weigh the same. 1 of them has a different weight, (you don't know if it's heavier or lighter). How do you find the odd ball with 2 weighs?"

    (Glassdoor doesn't allow links)

    Proof of a lack of a solution is at GeeksforGeeks under the title:

    " Decision Trees – Fake (Counterfeit) Coin Puzzle (12 Coin Puzzle)"

    The VP was also 25-30 minutes late to the interview and did not acknowledge it and was borderline hostile. But the other people were well-mannered.

    Interview Questions

    • See the Quora post:

      "Job Interview Questions: There are 8 balls. 7 of them weigh the same. 1 of them has a different weight, (you don't know if it's heavier or lighter). How do you find the odd ball with 2 weighs?"
       
      2 Answers

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