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Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Groupon (Chicago, IL) in October 2015.
Phone interview with a recruiter first. If that goes well, a writing test. If you pass that, then a face-to-face or skype interview (depending upon location of applicant). My review is for the phone interview with the recruiter. I was moved to the next stage of the interview process (the writing test), but I declined and told them I was no longer interested in the position after the phone interview. I withdrew my application because, during the phone interview, I found out that the position (Editor) was entry-level and only paid $35,000/year. I was looking for a position that paid above 50k. Despite not moving forward in the process, I thought that someone could still use the questions I was asked during the phone screening to prepare for their own interview.
- Tell me about your current workload. Do you have a heavy workflow? How do you manage your workflow/stay organized? Answer Question
- Walk me through your resume. Highlight the experiences that would help you in this job. Answer Question
- Do you currently work in a team environment, or a more isolated one? Answer Question
- Why do you want to Groupon, and why did you apply to this position in particular? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
Phone Interview. I was contacted by their recruiter to chat with someone on the team. The Seattle Groupon office is growing and despite heavy competition in their space, with their new initiatives in mobile and international expansion, I felt that Groupon would provide some interesting opportunities for marketing and business development so I was excited to chat. Disappointed that so much of the focus of the position (based on the interview) was on just evaluating proficiency of using SQL rather than interviewing to determine business problem solving skills, identifying and quantifying business opportunities, building business cases, etc. Also, I was interviewed by a team member, not the hiring manager which was disappointing. Based on this experience, my outlook for Groupon is not as positive as previously held. I did not continue in the interview process, so no offer.
- Lots of SQL questions 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Groupon.
A poorly run interview process whereby the candidate is not even told if he / she has moved to the next stage in the process. The quality of interviewers that I met was all over the map. Some were experienced but looked overworked and not engaged while others were amateurish and cocky. I see that Groupon is not really doing well in its business and it having a hard time attracting candidates to interview with them. Even in this situation, the interviewers and the hiring team is not helpful in making the experience of the interviewee to be good.
- Why do you want to join Groupon Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Groupon.
I showed up for the interview and they were not ready "unorganized" interviewed with 2 gentleman they were nice. However, I took over the interview so there skills are less than desired. My sales record is impeccable as well as my management skills as my references proved. My advice to mgmnt is take control of you interviews and stich to the 80-20 rule
- do you have any further questions? 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Groupon (Seattle, WA) in September 2015.
Rigorous, back to back interviews. They use Amazon's STAR interview methodology, which is basically behavioral interviewing, see sample questions, below. (A number of folks in the team I spoke with are from Amazon.) Throughout the interview there were frequent references to Amazon as a model for excellence and results. Be ready to talk data. For the most part a very grim-faced, robotic interview team; not a smile; they all looked insanely stressed. Good insight into what the office culture must be like. By the end of the day it was evident to me that I wasn't the person for the job, and this was not a job or company I'd want. That's OK, that's why we interview, right? What I mind is the lack of human respect throughout the process pre and post. I've interviewed at Amazon (was rejected for one job, got an offer for another). I've got no problem with rigorous interviewing and really high standards, no problem with not getting a job. But if you're aiming to adopt Amazon best practices, deliver the goods: treat your interviewees with the same caliber of follow-through, respect and customer service you treat your customers (Amazon does); and bring your A game to the interviews. My phone screen was scheduled with the hiring manager, but I was given no context or prep - which surprised him. With one exception the interviewers were aggressive and uninformative. I left the interview with no word about next steps, and I never heard back from them. This is a senior level job and I spent a day there. Not bitter. Just extremel unimpressed.
- "Tell me about a time when.." "How would you approach this business problem?" "Tell me what you understand this job to be?" "How would you go about...building a pipeline where one does not exist?" Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Groupon in September 2015.
Applied for another role, which the hiring mgr. had referred me to this role and phone-interviewed with 2 leaders. Both seemed great to work with and down-to-earth. Was flown in to meet the entire team, including other members. While 2 had very dry personalities, i effortlessly shined thru the interviews. All went well until lay-offs were announced and poof!
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Groupon in September 2015.
it's just a phone interview, and it last around 1 hour. since it's BA, so questions about your related experience were asked. Then some query problems need you to solve, and they will ask some real questions from work to tell that if you have common sense about the job.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon in September 2015.
Recruiter contacted me and set up a technical phone interview. The interviewer was very helpful person and corrected me with the coding question. I got another technical phone interview with the developer.
- 1. Groupon.com is giving 404 error - test this. 2. Is string1 a subset of string2? - write a method. 3. Test Contact app from Mobile perspective. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (Palo Alto, CA).
typical questions nothing too out of the ordinary. whats your resume experience, tell us about yourself, why do you want to work here, what do you know about sales and whats your experience in sales very standard and be sure to know a lot about the company and position and do ur homewrk
- how do you work with a team Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (Phoenix, AZ).
I applied online and got contacted by a recruiter about a week later. Overall relatively easy interviews. I talked to two sale managers via Skype as I lived far away. There were some behavioral questions but really easy going and easy to talk to.
- Why Groupon/sales? Answer Question
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