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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA) in March 2014.
I applied online and was contacted by one of the recruiters from Quinstreet. After a phone interview I was scheduled to go in person and meet with three people from Quinstreet: the heads of the departments I would be working in and the Hiring Manager. For the most part all interviewers did not seem interested in being there from the start.
- The questions are not too difficult. Two of the Interviewers gave a couple of problems to work out, basic math problems all based on CPI, CPC, CPM metrics. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at QuinStreet (Beaverton, OR) in March 2014.
There were three interviewers. Two guys and one female. There were I think four of us applicants.
They asked a lot of questions that were fairly easy. All were basic computer/talking to customers on the phone type of questions and how comfortable we were with dealing with customers here and there with bad attitudes.
Not that it's in my control, but I'm not a fan of group interviews because you feel almost like you're in school again where the professor picks on whoever looks the most nervous to answer the interview question first. And then the rest of the interviewees listen in on their answer and think of something wittier to say. I think every candidate deserves to have personal attention so they can get to know who they are hiring....but this was my first call center interview so I guess it must be normal.
- How do you deal with upset customers? 1 Answer
No negotiation. Pay was what they said it was....schedule tuesday--sunday was as they said. but they let us choose with shift we wanted 8--5 or 9-6.
Helpful (1)No OfferDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA).
First I had an interview with the recruiter that lasted about 45 minutes. When I finished the phone interview I was given an excel assignment (complete with problem solving, formulas, critical thinking and analytical thinking). Once I turned in the assignment I was given a phone interview with the hiring manager. From there I was invited to an in person interview where I met with 5 different people. Each person asked me a critical thinking problem (bring a notebook). In total, I was there for about 4 hours.
- What is the average per outfit of people on an airplane? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied online – interviewed at QuinStreet.
I got called for a phone interview almost right away. However, the recruiter rescheduled out interview 4 times. They seem to be disorganized with their hiring process. When we finally settled on a final time to have my first phone interview, the recruiter never called. Overall, they seem to be very disorganized and too busy to keep their engagements.
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA) in July 2013.
I applied for a Social/Media Mobile Analyst position. I received an email from the recruiter asking to provide my availability for an initial phone interview that same week. I responded with my availability for the week but never heard back from the recruiter over email or the phone once the week passed.
I sent a follow-up e-mail the following week with my availability for that week and then managed to receive a response from the recruiter to set up a time to speak over the phone. He provided me with a phone number to call in at a specific time. When I called, I received a busy tone and left a voicemail message.
15 minutes past the scheduled time, I received a phone call from the recruiter apologizing for the delay. We finally started the interview over the phone where he explained that he thought I was a better fit for another position as a Media Associate Intern, which would be an internship role. He asked if I was interested, to which I answered yes, and then explained there would be an exercise I would have to complete and submit by the end of the next day.
I waited for the recruiter to send me the exercise, but he didn't send it to me until the morning of the next day. He explained I would have until the end of the day after to complete it.
Throughout the course of events up until this point, I was led to believe that the recruiter was unprepared and disorganized which frustrated me and didn't give me a very good impression.
After e-mailing my completed exercise, I received an offer to advance to the next step where another recruiter would arrange a phone interview with me. Once we set a date and time for the phone interview, the woman emailing me instructed me to give her a call in case I didn't hear from the recruiter at the supposed time. However, the woman's e-mail didn't actually provide me with a phone number. I followed up and asked for her phone number in case I didn't hear anything from the interviewer. She finally provided it to me and we were set for the second phone interview.
On the day of the second phone interview which was set at 11:30am, I received a phone call from the second recruiter at 11:05am which was earlier than expected and caught me off guard because I was actually in the shower.
The second recruiter's disregard and disrespect for the schedule which we agreed upon solidified my reluctance to work there. Given everything I had dealt with, I became unwilling to fight for my chance of employment there.
I received an e-mail explaining that the recruiter was impressed, and provided the team with good feedback from my phone interview. Furthermore, they wanted to invite me to their office for an in-person interview with the team so they asked for my availability.
Given my frustrating dealings with the recruiters, I e-mailed back explaining that I had already received offers from other places and since I live far away, I said I had some questions before I could make the commitment to come for an in-person interview. My question was as such: "Since the position is classified as an internship role, there should be an educational and training aspect. What sort of training could I expect to receive from this internship?"
I never received a response to the e-mail and waited for a week. After checking my status on Jobvite recently, I saw that the my standing was marked as "not selected".
My personal experience, and the overall outcome of how the recruiters handled my application should be indicative of the HR department's attitude towards their employees.
- If there was an important meeting on Monday morning and your supervisor told you last minute on Friday morning that he/she doesn't have time to prepare for the upcoming meeting and needed you to step in for the project, how would you handle it? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA) in July 2013.
Contacted by the recruiter via LinkedIn, had a first call with recruiter, then a call with the hiring manager who gave me a short homework to see how I think through product issues, then was asked to come for 4 on-site interviews and finally got the offer about a week after the in person interviews. Very fast and smooth process, interviews were very conversational and to the point about what value I can add to the role.
- On the spot quantitative analysis case, nothing difficult, just think on your feet and show how you think Answer Question
Negotiated reasonably, which was well accepted and got a fast and satisfactory response on my asks
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA) in July 2013.
It was a long interview process that started with an initial phone interview with a recruiter, then took an assessment that measured skill and knowledge of the sector, then another phone interview with a hiring manager. I was then asked to come to the HQ and there I interviewed with 5 separate people for about 2.5 hours.
- Describe a difficult situation in a job in your past and how did you deal with it? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA) in May 2013.
I was contacted by Mike a Director of Recruiting for an initial phone interview.
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA) in May 2013.
Very unprofessional. The job I applied for was that of a Sr. Java Developer. But when I received the offer, the title stated Java developer. When asked, the HR told said that Java developer was just a title and internally my role would be a manager (which was again weird). My overall experience was very unprofessional. Since I was located outside California, I had 4 rounds of phone interviews (mainly Java servlets, threading, css, ajax, observer pattern problem). The HR would notify me about my phone interview on the day of the interview. He would call me in the morning and ask me if I could interview that day. After the 4th round of phone interview, I thought they would sponsor my flight and ask me to come and meet the team. Instead, the HR called me and said when do I plan to come to California for an onsite. Since I already had plans to fly for another interview, I scheduled this one as well.
I had another 4 rounds of onsite interview:-
1st interview - Was a problem around factory pattern.How would you solve it and what is an alternative (use spring injection)
2nd interview - Take any project of your choice and if asked to develop within 2 weeks how would you go about it. Start from gathering reqs and use the entire white board.
A programmer wrote a class MySet extends List. Another programmer used it thinking it's a set. How would you modify MySet.
Now a third programmer used it as a list. How would you support both list and set features and which one would you set as default.
-My answer was use list as default. Set the type in the constructor.
3rd interview - Design a database to support customers bidding for pay per clicks ad position.
4th - there are 2 big files containing names. Give me a list of all names from file 1 not in file 2 in the most optimized way.
How does google analytics work. Problems of cross site scripting and what's an alternative.
After the 4 rounds, I got a call from the HR saying another guy needs to talk to me and it's not an interview. I told him it's fine and to let me know via email as to when to expect the call. He said he would let me know, but I instead just ended up getting a call without notification at 9:30 pm at night. I spoke to this guy who basically just wanted to introduce himself. Next day after I got the offer and the HR told me that I just have 1 day to accept it. I sent an email the next day rejecting the offer since the title was not what I had applied and interviewed for.
I never heard back from anyone and neither was there any kind of apology.
- Take any project of your choice and if asked to develop within 2 weeks how would you go about it. Use the entire white board. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Title applied was of Sr Java developer and offer given was that of a Java developer.
Also, the overall experience was very unprofessional.
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at QuinStreet (Foster City, CA).
A telephonic round (20-30 mins) followed by onsite (2-3 hours). Both the rounds covered some of the basic fundamentals of web technologies. Its easy to crack.
- None Answer Question
They dont negotiate easily.
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