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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Overstock.com in December 2009.
Interview Details – I first did a phone interview with my boss-to-be that took about an hour. They called me back the next day that they had decided to schedule an in person interview. That interview started as a one-on-one with just the manager for about an hour, then he brought in three members of the team to talk to me and test me skills, which lasted about another hour. Finally, he took me to lunch with the SVP of Technology which was more informal in nature. About three hours in total from when I got there to when I left. They offered me the job after we had lunch.
Interview Question – How would you set up a server to act as bastion host? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I came in through a recruiter, and I let him handle the salary negotiations.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in May 2012.
Interview Details – Group interview with team members. Portfolio review, skills assessment, style questions. Follow-up interview with team leader and department leader. Brief and unrehearsed interview, mainly getting a feel for personality mixing. Required multiple follow-up phone calls before final decision was made with a canned HR email.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Overstock.com in November 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was not too bad. Basic questions about IT. The major kicker was the riddle they asked me. Out of about 20 people, I was the only one to answer it correctly. The basic idea of asking the riddle was to see how I think things through.
Interview Question – The riddle was the most difficult and unexpected question. I would say what the riddle was but I would rather have it be equal challenge for future hires coming in. Answer Question
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Overstock.com in December 2010.
Interview Details – The recruiter contacted me and had me fill out a questionnaire. They contacted me a few days later for a phone interview with two people. I was flown in a week later for the on-site interview.
Interview Question – Describe REST. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I received a solid offer. No negotiation necessary.
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
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 1+ week - interviewed at Overstock.com in December 2009.
Interview Details – Great Interviewers, Very professional. GREAT COMPANY to work for!
Interview Question – How many golf balls would fit into this room. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Overstock.com in December 2009.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a staffing agency (Parallel HR) and had a technical interview over the phone prior to being flown to SLC for further interviewing and evaluation. Interviews were focused on technical abilities and experience, no non-sense, hands down. I liked the people and the casual environment. I felt attracted to the company mostly because of the high-caliber people I met, the technology in use and the fact that the company is not afraid to try new technologies.
Interview Question – Describe what you're referring to as continuations. How can they be implemented in Java? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was satisfied with the offer
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Overstock.com in December 2009.
Interview Details – The interview process was easy and fast. I feel that the interview was good because it touched so many different aspects about me.
Interview Question – What is a weakness you have in the workplace? View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Overstock.com in December 2009.
Interview Details –
- Got contacted by the recruiter
- A week later I was interviewed on the phone by 3 people. Interview lasted for one hour.
- The next day I was invited for an onsite interview at SLC office. The prompt response was appreciated.
- A week later I interviewed 10 people over the course of 5 hours. The first interview was very technical. The other interviews talked about different topics, ranging from technical to software processes and management to life in Salt Lake City.
- Most of the people at the interview were respectful and gracious.
Interview Question – A binary tree search. The main idea was to get the recursive solution properly. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation process. More like take it or leave it. Not sure if this is the case because the recruiting was done through a recruiting service. So, make sure to have a clear idea of what salary you want. Do not expect stock options, clear bonus structure, or anything related to stock purchase plans. The main benefit is the 401K in case you value such a thing.
Pros: I have worked for many companies over the years but never have I felt like my opinion was not only heard but also valued. Patrick Byrne takes our lives into consideration with every decision made and treats us like friends and not just employees. – Full Review
Who We Are Overstock.com is a company that cares. Our business model is based on helping our customers save money; and every customer matters. The same goes with our associates. At Overstock.com you are not just… — Full Overview
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