RetailMeNot Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2014
Updated Oct 3, 2014
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    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at RetailMeNot in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started off with a few simple questions, abstract data types etc. Nothing extremely tricky, or things you would necessarily be able to prepare in advance. Standard "do you know your stuff" questions. We moved to a whiteboard afterwards, where there was a function prototype written and the rest of the function to be written. It wasn't a very hard question, totally do-able if you've taken your core CS classes.

    Interview Questions
    • I came into the whiteboard coding question totally unprepared. It wasn't a very difficult problem but I wasn't ready for it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Interview Details

    Technical Phone Screen with a Manager via browser based scratch pad. Went through 2 or 3 questions and coded them out to sufficient detail (didn't have to explicitly compile and run). Post phone screen went in for a 1/2 day tech screen with 5 people. Back to Back tech screens until the last person all on the whiteboard, very CS heavy (big-O analysis of all solutions and a lot of recursion).

    Interview Questions
    • They had a fair number of recursive problems as well as a Tree problem   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot.

    Interview Details

    RetailMeNot flew me to Austin on very short notice to interview for this internal PM opportunity. Interviewed with two directors (including the hiring manager) and four senior-level team members. Office culture was extremely relaxed, which is cool to a point, but it came off as a slightly unprofessional work environment. Travel agent refused to book me on a direct flight home because doing so would have cost $15 over the company's self-imposed limit on airfare expenses; they saved $35 by inconveniencing me with a connecting flight and a three-hour layover. Lead HR contact said they'd update me on their status by the end of the following day. That was three weeks ago, and I still haven't heard from anyone at the company.

    Interview Questions
    • They wanted me to share engineering solutions with them on the fly, which was unexpected since this was not an engineering position. Also asked me for high-level ideas about how they should monetize their registered-user base.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    RetailMeNot Response

    Jan 7, 2014Director of Talent

    Thank you for candid feedback and apologize for the inconveniences that were caused by our travel restrictions. We have looked into your comments and discussed as a team what we could have done ... More

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    Senior Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with HR (30 min) who was rather curt and rude. It didn't seem like she read my resume at all before calling me and acted uninterested the whole time we talked.

    Surprisingly, I was passed on to the hiring manager for a 45 minute phone interview. Lots of questions about my online experience, some basic case questions on how to differentiate a good vs. bad coupon, some ad hoc math questions (% off vs. $ off). At the end of the conversation, he said HR would reach out to me to complete some case questions but never actually heard from them again. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you determine whether a coupon is a good deal?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Online Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Several phone calls starting with the recruiter followed by members of the team to talk about work history, expectations, and the role. Next, they provided a case study to complete regarding one of their store pages/clients. Final stage was a 1/2 day of in person interviews with recruiter, analyst, department manager, team managers, and sales manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Complete a case study with limited info they provide you to see how you go about providing solutions. This wasn't difficult for me since I do this daily but I can see how others can have trouble.   Answer Question
    • Why do you think you'd be a good fit? Tell me about your work experience? Tell me about awards you have won? Tell me how you work with others? Pretty basic questions that were asked repetitively.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Very difficult decision, but declined due to salary which wasn't competitive with my current salary.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at RetailMeNot in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    After talking to them at the career fair, they invited me for a 45 minute on-campus interview. We ended up talking for well over an hour. Very relaxed interview environment

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Online Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at RetailMeNot.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 phone interviews, first with the recruiter then the hiring manager. I was then brought in for an in person interview that lasted 5 hours and I met with 7 different people. The process was long but the interview itself wasn't too difficult, a lot of the same questions all pertaining to the position and my previous work experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Had to analyze 2 different coupons on the spot and determine which was the better offer and why. Wasn't necessarily difficult but wasn't expected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at RetailMeNot in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    On-campus Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Typical technical question: you're a guard of a prison, you want to keep an eye on the most dangerous prisoner. Each prisoner has a danger rank of his own and a group of friends (who also have danger ranks). You'll need to go through the prison and find out the prisoner who has the highest danger rank (his own + all his friends).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at RetailMeNot in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a merchandising position, but was a better fit for the a different position. I was contacted by a recruiter, then had a two 1:1 phone interviews that lasted between 30 minutes to an hour with the director of my dept. and my hiring manager that were more a a "get to know you" chat than an actual interview. I was flown out for a round of interviews with 5 people that lasted about 30 minutes a piece.

    Interview Questions
    • Very technical, questions about your skill level in Excel, SQL, and any other databases you are familiar with   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I took the initial salary because it was more than I was making at my last job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at RetailMeNot in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a call from a hiring manager that was asked about my experience and made me questions about their website.
    Interviewer was aggressive; I would even say rude.
    I have done many interviews (face to face and over the phone) and this was the shortest and most harsh. In the end I felt like she called me just because she had to (maybe she needed to reach a number).
    Before almost hanging up on me, she said that they were not looking for somone with <my experience>, although by email she had said "what a great resume".
    Huh. Why calling me, then?

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think of our current website?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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