Model N Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
39 Interview Reviews

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Model N in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screening by HR
    Phone Screening by Director : Very short interview, to the point standard questions such as Why PM, how many years of experience, Something you don't like about PM.

    1st In person Interview : 1 Director PM, 1 Hiring Manager, 1 VP PM, 1 Engineering Director, In depth detailed interview 3 case studies of developing 3 products

    2nd in person interview: A complete case study end to end of developing a website, some UI interactions and mockup skills needed.

    Interview Questions
    • If you know about yourself, know about your company, no question is difficult. Very standard case studies that you will do in MBA   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    User Experience Design Lead/Architecvt Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Model N in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted directly by their in-house recruiter. She was interested in moving forward after our initial conversation and scheduled an interview visit for the following week. The time/date didn't work out, so we agreed to reschedule. Crickets for a few weeks, although the recruiter said she'd schedule the interviews for the following week. I had given up when she called again out of nowhere and with no warning, wanting to schedule the interview again. OK, fine. When I arrived for the interview, I waited about 10 minutes for the recruiter to appear, which already cut into the scheduled interview time (it was only scheduled for 1 hour). I was led into the main office area to a messy conference room, then left alone for another few minutes. Since I had been asked to present my work to the interview group, I set up my laptop, figured out all of the logistics myself, and erased enough of the completely full whiteboard (the only surface on which to project) to use for the interview. I was joined by the hiring manager, head of Product Management, and an engineer. We walked through a few of my examples and things seemed to go well. I asked to see their project, which they were happy to share. We ran 20 minutes late (they were driving at this point), no sign of the recruiter, then the hiring manager walked me to the door. Casual and positive conversation and a little discussion about next steps.

    And that is where it ended. I contacted the recruiter for feedback the next day. She didn't respond. Tried again, and again no response. After a third attempt, I had no desire to associate with this completely unprofessional bunch.

    Interview Questions
    • Something about how to get to consensus on design decisions, not a very challenging or well informed question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Purchasing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Model N in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The staff at Model N seem unhappy and it reflects in the interview process. They seem to want to scare you off instead of selling the company as a good place to work at. If the interview is a negative experience, why would anyone pursue a position there.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about working with negative and demanding people.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Model N in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Sporadic, and unorganized. Too long and a bit unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Fine.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Model N.

    Interview Details

    Waste of time! Was told the manager may not show up for the interview. Did show up, late.
    Another small fish company with a HUGE EGO!
    Was told you need to pass interviews with 5 team members. Was told that one of the criteria for selection is appitude. When I inquired about this was told: We have many MIT engineers you will be working with and they get frustrated if you don't have the appitude. Really? As if we all came from even smaller companies than Model N with low entry employees. Really Model N, who is wagging the tail here? Sales or engineers?

    Interview Questions
    • Have to show your W2's. Invasive requirement!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Model N in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    good people, met several over a couple of interviews. things went quickly throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    • explain how i balance complex and competing deadlines.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Model N.

    Interview Details

    internal recruiter; then hiring manager; if then interview team; if then present back to them

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Senior User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Model N in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Round 01

    Recruiter contacted my from my application on Linkedin. Did not ask for whether it was good time to talk, and started asking questions majorly to do with my experience working with cross functional team, my decision to take up a design career, and about my current product. Asked to have a look a current examples of work, which I did share via email. Most of the questions asked were standard.

    The recruiter spoke about two positions, and said that my profile fitted in well for both roles.

    Round 02
    Set up for a phone interview with the Technical Director for 45 minutes. The technical director was more interested in how I worked with team, in the past as well as my current project. Asked me to walkthrough one of the projects on my portfolio. The questions focused majorly on people management, than design. We ran out of time, and I did not get a chance to ask any questions and the conversation ended pretty abruptly.

    The recruiter wrote to me asking if I did have my conversation with the Director. Did write a couple of mails to the recruiter asking for a follow up, but no response till date. Really unprofessional.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Model N.

    Interview Details

    1 Phone Interview and 1 in-person interview

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Took a different job

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Model N.

    Interview Details

    2 Phone Interviews with another consultant and the hiring manager (Senior Corporate Manager). Straight forward short interviews resulting in an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't recall any difficult questions but, Senior Manager was not open and honest about the difficulties the department/company has.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Asked for $5/hr more than offered and it was accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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