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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY – Reviewed Mar 1, 2013
Interview Details – Went through 4 Interviews. First was a phone screen with a recruiter from home office. Pretty standard questions, nothing too difficult. Then I had to prepare for a role play interview with the same recruiter. Also very standard stuff and the recruiter gave me great feedback. If you move on you are sent to home office in DC for a round robin style interview. Here you will do a role play for 3 different managers. The next step is to speak with someone not in the sales department. Personally, I think this is a waste of time but is easy and is the last step.
Interview Question – They rely heavily on the role play scenarios. Be prepared and think outside the box. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offer a very competitive comp plan, but the culture of the .com world, your comp plan you have when you start will change multiple times over the course of your time there.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Tucson, AZ – Reviewed Feb 17, 2013
Interview Details – It was honestly really easy and light. I just kept it fun. They asked the basic questions- what my past customer service experiences were, why I was interested in this job, etc. I have heard them ask some people if to tell a joke, so google some clean jokes before you go!
Interview Question – I think they asked me something like, what was a time I received great customer service. I had plenty of horrible customer service experiences in mind, but I couldn't think of anything positive. I think I just made something up, honestly. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA – Reviewed Feb 5, 2013
Interview Details –
I was contacted 2 days after submitting my resume. I had a basic phone interview with HR, who told me more about the company than asking me questions. The questions were basic, mostly about my experience and why I wanted the position, but HR was a little stumped by the questions I asked them. They did, however, discuss salary + benefits in the first interview which was a little odd since they were not yet offering me a position.
After the phone interview, I went in for an in-person interview a week later with a couple of managers which felt more like a meeting and a scope-out than an interview. I then returned the following week to meet again with the managers and had to do a mock pitch of selling the brand to a merchant. Went back again for one more "meeting" and am waiting on offer.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected- but be prepared for a mock sales pitch, which they seem to do with every candidate. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No need to negotiate, They offered a very competitive package.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Feb 2012 – Reviewed Jan 31, 2013
Interview Details – Lengthy interview process. I hear it is now changing to more phone based/ skype based. Mine began with 3 phone interviews across a month. Then I was flown to DC for a "super session" interview.
Interview Question – What is your favorite LS value and how have you embodied it in the past Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Jan 23, 2013
Interview Details –
I was contacted a day after submitting my resume. I had two very basic phone interviews. The questions were basic, mostly about my experience and goals. They did, however, discuss salary in the first interview which was odd.
After the phone interviews, I went in for an in person panel interview with a manager and about 5 employees. There was a lot of "role playing" to simulate helping customers. Otherwise, pretty basic customer service questions.
Interview Question – Can you instruct someone how to make an origami "cootie catcher" with just words? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Would, however, ask about overtime and holiday pay.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Jan 21, 2013
Interview Details – It's a fairly quick process. There is a phone interview with a recruiter that knows nothing about the position. If they "like" you and think that you'll "fit in" they pass you onto the manager of the department. When you get your in-person interview there are usually 3 or 4 people you will meet with. Sometimes they will all come in together, sometimes separate. One is a "culture" interview. No need to worry about this as most people have never interviewed someone, so just make sure you can relate to them. As long as you can bridge whatever experience you have in the past with what you'll be doing, you'll be fine. All software is easy to learn.
Interview Question – Everything was what I expected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None, you take it or leave it.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC Aug 2012 – Reviewed Jan 11, 2013
Interview Details –
I was all but guaranteed a job at LivingSocial after submitting my initial application. I was interviewed 14 times (via phone, Skype and in-person), met nearly 20 people and was considered for three different positions before finally being hired. They put me through the wringer. And I was willing to do so because I thought all my time and effort would pay off. It was a hassle with a lot of ups and downs, but I eventually got the job.
Unfortunately, the job only lasted about three weeks. Due to short-sighted hiring decisions and a lack of communication within the company, my position was terminated shortly after my first day.
Interview Question – What's the most complex Excel equation you know? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Nov 2012 – Reviewed Jan 8, 2013
Interview Details – First we all met (20 or so other candidates) at Barney's Beanery in Westwood. We all basically chatted with each other for 30 minutes while 3-4 employees would listen to our conversations. After 30 minutes the leader said thank you and they'd be in contact. I never heard back from them.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Just conversation. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Washington, PA Nov 2011 – Reviewed Dec 17, 2012
Interview Details –
First we did a phone interview with a recruiter. It went well and I was invited to Washington D.C. for a second interview in person. They paid for the entire trip and I was back home (Toronto) in less than 24 hours.
The in person interview I thought went very well. It is a 3 stage process where they ask you to do a mock pitch, tell them about yourself and general computer use.
When I had gotten out of the interview, I called my recruiter and she said that I was in the lead for the job and that they really liked me.
2 weeks later I got an email saying thanks but I was not right for the job.
Not sure what happened but I enjoyed the trip to Washington at least!
Interview Question – nothing out of the ordinary. Pretty normal questiosn. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Washington, DC Jun 2011 – Reviewed Oct 12, 2012
Interview Details – Phone interviews and then fly into DC for "Supersession" which requires three more interviews. Pass those and offer follows.
Interview Question – Role playing sales without much background on the company. Handling objections accurately. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
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