Newegg Interview Questions & Reviews in Los Angeles, CA
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Purchasing Administrator Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Newegg in March 2013.
Interview Details – -Online profile creation and submission.
-Online Resume submission.
-Brief phone interview with recruiter.
-In-House interview scheduling.
-In-house interview: 1:1 or 2:1 - between 5 to 6 interviewers
-Follow up with offer
-Counteroffer may take place
-More counteroffer may take place.
-Orientation and First Day
Interview Question – Why do you wanna work here? View Answer
Negotiation Details – In-house recruiter sends out offer letter, then countered, re-countered, and accepted.
Very Easy Interview
Product Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Newegg in November 2012.
Interview Details – It took me 5 hours (2 - 7pm) with different 10 peoples. It is terrible exp. Few of them are professional. Most of them will ask you same question like any other places. Their HR dept. is really disappointed. I even heard they report to company owner (Fred) that they only confirm 3 people of 60+ peoples interview in past 3 months. What a joke! He even said they keep rest as backup choice and won't give feedback. I am really glad they didn't give me offer.
One more funniest thing is the last HR person even said he had to finish all paperwork of my interview when the time is over 7:00pm. Otherwise, I had to go back in next day. He was doing me a favor. haha!!
Interview Question – None. Just treat as a game View Answer
Buyer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Newegg in August 2013.
Interview Details – Had 3 separate interviews with 3 different people. it took almost 2 hours. first person I interviewed was the main boss. and then 2 other directors. I had to wait in the hallway for a bit and then I was led to a small conference room. then you just stay there until someone comes into interview you. and then they come in one by one. I would say each person took about 35min each.
Interview Question – why do you want to work here? questions about e-commerce & the industry. what would you do if you had capital to start a business? why should we hire you? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Buyer/Merchandiser Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Newegg.
Interview Details – The interview is really straight forward. 1st interview will be with the Director, if they like you the interview will continue to another Director than Category Managers for the department they are considering putting you in. Questions mainly on past experience. Standard background check.
Interview Question – Name five attributes, strengths, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotation
Buyer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Newegg in April 2013.
Interview Details – After 3-4 days I submitted my resume to Newegg, the HR called me up and arrange the interview. The interview took about 2h. I met with director or manger of different purchasing department. They all asked about same questions: such as 1.Why do you leave your current employer. 2. what is the most challenging in your career etc
Interview Question – what is the most challenging in your career Answer Question
Reason for Declining – the salary does not meet my inquiry
Customer Service Representative Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Newegg in March 2013.
Interview Details – Got a call an hour after I submitted application. Called me and set up an interview for 2 days from then.
Interview was 2 people at one time, each person taking turns asking a question. Used my name a lot, which I liked.
If you get chosen to move up in the hiring process, you are to take a 4 part test. Testing your listening skills, etiquette, spelling and grammar, and a sample email.
I found it difficult simply because I tend to get SUPER nervous and don't do well on tests when nervous.
- How do you feel going from a supervisor position, telling people what to do, to a non supervisor position being told what to do. Answer Question
- In a 5 month period, how many days do you feel it is appropriate to miss work due to illness, emergency, or the occasional personal day. Answer Question
- Tell me about a time you had differences with a boss. What did you do to overcome it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Was told "The pay is 11/hr. There is no negotiation for this"
Product Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Newegg in May 2011.
Interview Details – 2 phone interviews and 4 people interviews
Took a long time to interview because they had to schedule with many peoples.
Negotiation Details – They negotiate hard.
Supervisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Newegg in March 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview and then face to face interview with HR.
Interview Question – Name your weaknesses Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Simple. I knew what was on the table already.
Senior Management Role Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Newegg in August 2012.
Interview Details – Initial call from hr lasted 45 minutes and contained no info about the job. The position would have required a relocation, so the bulk of the initial call was recruiter trying to pitch me on southern Cal living. I hate it when the first question for me is salary, but in the case of this interview, it looked like the question would save everyone from wasting each others' time. I provided my salary requirements for such a move, and was informed that I was just outside the upper end of the range for the job. I was encouraged to lower my requirements. I thanked the recruiter for his time and wished him luck in his search. 2 weeks later, I get another call from them again focusing on salary and how I should temper my expectations. All questions about the job were deferred, but the recruiter kept coming back to the phrase "we want to reward your talent, let me see what I can do". At this point, I'm pretty uninterested in the role since I don't know what it is exactly, and the CA cost of living is prohibitive for the range they were trying to push me to. I didn't hear from them again for a month and figured that they had moved on. This time, they wanted me to meet with the hiring manager. I said yes, I was interested in finding out about the role, but I wanted to be respectful of everyone's time and not go through the motions if the role isn't going to pay what I would require. I was assured that the C levels of the company wanted to meet with me and if I was the right fit, they'd make the salary fit. I spent 2 weeks trying to schedule the interview with the recruiter, who insisted on communicating via SMS. Finally the phone interview was scheduled with what was supposed to be a panel of managers. When I was called (at a different number than I had requested), it was a different recruiter with no explanation as to why the interview had changed. I decided at that point that I was not interested in continuing the process as this company had been very unprofessional and was wasting my time. The final call was almost 2 hours, where I was asked to walk through my résumé and then finally was given a description of the job. I didn't feel the job was the best fit of my abilities and the recruiter asked if the hiring manager could speak to me because he wasn't properly representing the role. I said if the manager wanted to call me directly, I'd take the call. Never heard from them again. Not a single question was asked beyond the standard job history questions were asked.The level of professionalism of this company for such a senior role was surprising.
Interview Question – Not a single question asked after several hours spent on "phone interviews" Answer Question
Merchandiser Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Newegg in May 2012.
Interview Details – I originally applied for a position that had just been filled. The recruiter liked my resume so kept it and said he'd contact me if there was something he'd think i'd be good for. After weeks of calling back and forth we kind of lost contact. Then 2-3 weeks later the recruiter contacted me about a new position he felt i'd be good for because of my background. I told him i was interested and he submitted my resume and got me an interview a couple days later.
They were willing to work around my schedule a little because i was currently working for another company. I was interviewed by the category manager and a director one right after the other. The questions were standard at first, "why do you want to work here" "why should we hire you," Then started to get into specifics. "if you worked here in this category, which vendor would you target?" I answered all the questions as best as i could and they were impressed. A week later i got called for a 2nd interview with another director. He would make the final decision. He asked similar question and threw in some senario questions, what would you do if... kind of questions. I sounded confident in all my responses, made sure i didn't stutter, and took a second to gather myself before just talking out of my ass. My recruiter called me 30 mins after the interview and said i got a verbal offer.
Background check took 3-4 days and then got my written offer and accepted it.
Interview Question – What sets you apart form other candidates? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There really wasn't a negotiation phase. My recruiter told me to just say i was open, and he would try to get me what i wanted. But the interviewer wanted me to give him a number. So instead of saying one number i gave him a range and gauged his reaction. He reacted like it was a reasonable range. \
During the 2nd interview i was asked what i was looking to make again and i gave him the higher number in he range i gave in the 1st interview. He nodded like it was reasonable.
I then got a called 30 mins after the 2nd interview and was offered more than i originally asked for.
I would give a range between 3-4k and see how they react