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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
49 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Customer Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview Details

    The initial interview with the recruiter was excellent. However, my second interview, on site, was canceled less than 30 minutes before. I received an email/voicemail stating I would hear next steps within 48 hours. Five full days later I had to initiate a call back to find out what was going on. In short, they said I was too excited about getting on, and potentially using them to get out of Austin. I won't even pretend that I wasn't excited about working there, as I consider the business model stellar. Using them to move to Europe was completely news to me. I don't regret anything.
    In short, if you want to get on with them, don't show much interest.

    Interview Questions
    • Which platforms and processes have you used in your computer experience?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met them at the university recruiting fair. I was asked a bunch of C questions on the spot and got called for a technical interview the next day. There were more of JAVA questions asked during the one on one interview. Got the rejection a week later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HomeAway in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Scheduled an on campus interview (technical + behavioral, around 30 minutes) during a campus career fair. Heard back from them about 3 weeks after the interview for an on site interview. The on site interview was half a day, including lunch followed by four 45-minute technical interviews. Got their final decision a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about the Convex hull problem- a pretty famous Math/Computational problem that you can google it and find interesting solutions on it. But I had not heard of it before the interview and had a little struggle working through it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied to the company at a career fair at my college, received an interview for the next day. Interview was very low-key, the guy who interviewed me was really chill and easy to talk to. Haven't received word whether or not I got an offer yet.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at HomeAway in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to the career fair at my university and was asked to sign up for a 30-minute technical interview the next day. They were very nice and wanted to know what I knew.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at HomeAway in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Not too bad. They asked me about Java class, polymorphism, Java interfaces, and some networking questions. It wasn't too bad but I wasn't able to answer a couple of the networking questions. The easiest part was the coding question. I had to find the total sum of the numbers that are divisible by a given input. Simple little method. The recruiter was really nice. I thought I did well in the interview but got an email about three weeks later saying they were looking for more qualified students. Don't know why....

    Interview Questions
    • The question I was most surprised by was the Java Interfaces. I was not expecting that at all.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview Details

    very easy interview process- cant remember to much other than had a couple interviews and no hard questions. Was told in a few weeks that I got the job. I started right away and received benefits right away. I stayed at company 8 years

    Negotiation Details
    no I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    SEO Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is pretty tortuous—HR has a lot of difficulty communicating with hiring managers, and requisitions and whatnot have a tendency to get lost or dropped. Pretty nerve-wracking from an outsider, but par for the course. Unfortunately I don't have advice about whether or not to pester the hiring manager or not—oftentimes the issue lies with HR. Still, diligence is recommended.

    Very relaxed interview overall. Mine was a three-step process:

    * Interview with HR: Very informal, almost a chat. This person can give a thumbs-up but it's kind of inconsequential compared to the hiring manager's perception, obviously.
    * Interview with team: Seven people were there in all, no hiring manager. Firing questions from everyone. A little hair-raising at first but the large group actually means there's less time to overthink since the questions tend to be pretty rapid-fire.
    * Interview with hiring manager: Your standard one-on-one.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't want to give the impression that there's a rubric of questions so I'm not going to answer this specifically. I will say that it helps to be as concrete as possible—provide case studies. The team prefers to hear how tools were used or assessed rather than what "inbound marketing" blogs you may read, so definitely be prepared to be as real-world asp ossible.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was desperate to leave my previous job so I did not attempt to negotiate. I simply asked for a salary "reasonably higher" than my previous one and was given that.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at HomeAway in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process consisted of a phone interview with the hiring manager, then an onsite interview where I met with 5 people. Overall the process was pretty straight forward and the on boarding process was just as straight forward. the team was very good at setting my expectations as well as sending me any maps or documentation that I would need prior to my interview. After the interview I was walked through the building to get a feel for the culture. I enjoyed my experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to run a query right there in the interview on the interviewers laptop. Was not expecting that!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior Java Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at HomeAway in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and I got call next day from HR. HR took my interview on the phone and she was very satisfied. She also asked me many technical questions to make sure I am fit for this position. After 3 days, I was scheduled for Technical Interview with one of their staff. To my astonishment, he asked me lots of IQ questions which have no answer. He asked me few technical question which I answered it all correct. It seem to me that their staff simply want to waste our time taking interview. Next day, I got email stating that I was not accepted for their position. Actually I was not surprised at all because that guy asked me question which is totally unrelated to that position. I told him that how is this question related to data-structure and/or this position and that guy gave me no answer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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