I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Overstock.com in March 2013.
Interview Details – They hire through Prologistix. The people at Prologistix will take you into a little room and give you a run through of what they do with an RF to pick item, however that training is only partially correct. It is not set up so that you can really get an idea of how the true operations work. There wasn't really an interview for this position. The staffing service has their own interviewing process and may ask if you have any experience, but you don't need experience for this job.
Interview Question – Do you have any experience in a warehouse? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They do not negotiate and they have people working at Overstock whom have worked at the company for 3 or more years and still have not been offered a position. Overstock RARELY hires anyone, but have plenty of people from the temp service.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Overstock.com in February 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through my brother and got the job.
Negotiation Details – None.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in January 2013.
Interview Details – Got an email from HR with position details and a questionnaire about my skills and experience on testing process, tools etc. Then got to round 2 - phone interview with 2 test leads for about an hour . The interviewers were good. Got an email nxt day from recruiter that they are moving fwd with others. Really disappointing.
Interview Question –
1) Walk through my CV and my current duties
2) Technical questions on SQL, UNIX, basic diff in QTP and load runner, webserver - I answered everything Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Overstock.com in January 2013.
Interview Details – They call you for an interview, you go they ask you a couple of questions and do a typing test.
Interview Question – I you could have dinner with someone either alive or dead who would it be and why. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – at the time of intervie I was asked what shift i wanted and when they called to offer the job, they said "oh by the way the day shift is not available, you will have to work the night shift." I needed a job
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in December 2012.
Interview Details – I waited upwards of 45 minutes past our scheduled interview time before they came out to greet me. I was pretty turned off by that, and had considered leaving a handful of times without even bothering with the interview. My managers seemed very nice - both women, which you don't see often. Interview was typical, they asked about any relevant experience, then had me write a sample product description on-the-spot. They did not ask for references, even when I offered to supply them.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in November 2012.
Interview Details – Started with a phone interview, then I did a team interview, and finally I interviewed with the department manager and director. Very friendly people.
Interview Question – The only hard part, if there was one, was going to multiple interviews. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered me what I wanted so I didn't need to negotiate.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in September 2012.
Interview Details – Interview was pretty casual, not much of a structure. Had about 4 2-on-1s, then a 30-minute with the SVP. Questions ranged from experience questions to case questions to quick-math questions. Seems like each interviewer had his or her own things that they looked for, nothing consistent. Probably the largest focus was on my analytic abilities - what tools I had used, what data I had worked with, etc.
Interview Question – Most unexpected quesiton: what is 7% of 110? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much wiggle room - was able to negotiate an additional 7%, but not much.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com.
Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview where we basically went over my basic qualifications and what the job actually entails. Then I was asked to come in for a face to face interview. The interview consisted of answering a series of standard interview questions, completing a brief Photoshop quiz on basic commands including magic wand/selection, cropping, deleting backgrounds, image re-sizing, etc. There was a hiring freeze implemented soon after my interview so even tho management told me they wanted to offer me a position, I was not actually offered the position till several weeks later.
Interview Question – Time off during the fourth quarter (October 1 - December 31) is not allowed and on the rare exception that it is allowed it is only for senior employees. Asking if I was OK with not taking any time off during this period was a little unexpected but understandable as it is a retail company. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I tried to get a little higher compensation however they declined telling me that raises are based on performance.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in August 2012.
Interview Details – Started off with initial phone screens, then brought in for several 2-on-1 interviews. Some of the easier interview questions I've been asked. Nothing extremely technical, more focused on fit. They do have a lot of business scenario questions - stuff focused on how you think about margin, volume, costs, etc.
Interview Question – What is 7% of 110? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated a little, not much.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in July 2012.
Interview Details –
- Questions asked are mostly around resume
All day onsite Interview
- Algorithm and data structure
- Java, OOAP, Webservices and hibernate
- Lunch inteview
- Database, sql, pl/sql
Interview Question – Not too difficult but questions Implement queue using stack and related to binary trees Answer Question
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