I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MediaMath in January 2014.
Interview Details – Recruiter (Annmarie Riccio) was very efficient and communicated extremely well. I couldn't ask for more. She would follow up minutes after an interview ended to check in, and this was a major help. The interviews themselves were challenging but a good match for my abilities. I had interviewed at Google, Palantir, Dropbox, and Evernote, but I got rejected from them largely because of weak system design knowledge. The MediaMath interview was about as difficult as my Twitter interview, but the opportunity with MM was to join a recently acquired team of Akamai veterans to build a new Data Products team from scratch. It was an incredible opportunity to learn from the best and take significant ownership early on, and combined with how positive everyone I met was about working there, I accepted the offer.
Interview Question – Design the data model for a Twitter clone and explain how to scale it. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at MediaMath.
Interview Details – Standard coding questions and brain teasers, nothing special.
Interview Question – None were particularly difficult nor unexpected Answer Question
Interviewed at MediaMath
Interview Details – I found the internship through my college. I wasn't very interested in the industry but I decided to give it a try anyway since it seemed like a fun company. (It is.)
They told me to come in for an interview at their New York HQ office. (I don't remember the turnaround time, sorry!) I was only told only one person would interview me so, to my surprise, the interview in total lasted at least a couple of hours with quite a few interviewers: first the top account director, then the account manager that I would be working with if they took me in, some members of her team, and another account manager. If I recall correctly, 4-5 people interviewed me, either alone or in teams of two.
The interview wasn't too difficult. The only "intimidating" part was the length of the interview; I never had to sit through such a long interview and talk for so long! They just went through my resume and asked the standard "why do you want to work here" kind of questions. Because I had no experience in this industry, they took a generous amount of time answering my questions and explaining to me how the industry worked, which I appreciated. I think they were predisposed to accept me because they liked me on paper and they really needed an intern. And I also think that they mainly wanted to see how much I wanted the position and how well I would get along with the team that I would be assigned to (which is why they brought so many team members in to interview me). As far as I know, from what I saw later when I worked at the company, having the entire team meet the potential employee is pretty standard for interviews of this position (both full time and intern). By the end of the interview, they already implicitly told me that I had the position.
I think that the main thing they look for is if you fit with their work philosophy. I've heard my manager say this before. You may be smart and qualified but that's not enough; they want to be able to see themselves working well with you. MediaMath has a very team-oriented atmosphere. Do your research on their company values and philosophy, see what they hold important!! Also, it's not very important that you know about the industry, because few people straight out of college like me would know about online advertising in such detail. But they want fast learners and quick, creative thinkers!
Interview Question – One of the managers saw that I had a behavioral economics background and quizzed me a little on it ("explain to me a concept or theory in behavioral economics"), which was unexpected for me. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MediaMath in October 2013.
Interview Details – I applied and got called for a phone screen within a week. Was brought in the following week for an in person interview and accepted the offer the following Monday.
Interview Question – Since I'm pretty well versed within the recruiting function, the questions were pretty straight forward. Nothing out of the ordinary or unexpected. The best piece of advise I could give though is to know what MediaMath does or at least have some idea. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MediaMath.
Interview Details – After applied through the website, got an email back to set up a phone interview. It went about 20-30 minutes. I don't exactly remember the exact questions, but there were few.
- What quality of yours or personal trait matters the most in your career at MediaMath?
- Why do you want to work for MediaMath?
Interview Question – -How would you introduce someone about MediaMath. Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at MediaMath in September 2013.
Interview Details – talk to HR on campus career fair, ask me to send them resume,
about two weeks later receive phone call from HR, basic questions about resume
then scheduled a phone interview, some technical questions not hard,
but I did not prepare well, so did not work out their questions.
one week later, receive email not to extend the offer.
Interview Question – basic technical question, but I did not prepare well Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at MediaMath in October 2009.
Interview Details – Talked to 4 people in the Engineering Department, each asking me questions about C, C++ and Perl.
Interview Question – This was long enough ago that I don't remember the details. View Answer
Interviewed at MediaMath
Interview Details – If I can save 1 person from wasting their time with this immoral company then the time I'm spending writing this will be worth it. There was a phone interview with HR followed by 1:1 interviews during 3 separate visits where I met 8 people in total. During my in person interviews I was asking such inappropriate (and illegal!) questions as what religion I was, where I had met my husband and what kind of childcare arrangements I had. It's unclear what any of that has to do with my ability to do the job. Very immature.
In one of my final round interviews I was straight out told that the job was mine if I wanted it. However, after a week had passed from my last interview, I inquired about the timeline to make a decision. After being ignored and then given the runaround, I was finally told they decided to go with another candidate.
MediaMath, don't tell your job candidates the job is theirs unless you plan to actually offer the job to that candidate. Disrespectful and disgusting.
On a professional level, they recently acquired Adroit Digital and they have no idea how to work with that company.
Interview Question – What religion are you? (Difficult because I debated answering with - you know that's an illegal question, right?) Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MediaMath in July 2011.
Interview Details – Phone Screen, Phone Interview, In Person interview with 3-4 members of the team
Interview Question – Mostly what would you do or how would you handle type of situational questions. Must have industry knowledge Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They made an offer, I countered and they met slightly under my asking price
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at MediaMath in December 2012.
Interview Details – Process started with a phone interview from my would-be boss. All pretty standard questions about my background, what made me interested in the job, etc. Ended with a 30-second pitch for hiring yourself.
The next round was an in-person interview at the company hq. It was 4 half-hour interviews with different members of the staff. Everyone was very friendly and nice. The first was a tech guy and asked technical questions, the second was project management, third was the would-be boss, and last was one of the company's founders.
HR told me they would get back to me a few days later and that there was one more round. They got back in two days
Interview Question – There are a few very broad questions, so be prepared to with specific examples for everything listed as a skill needed. Answer Question
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