RetailMeNot Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Data Quality Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at RetailMeNot in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview with Data Architect. Asked about experience in creating work flow documents, DB ER diagrams, data flow diagrams, decision trees. Requested examples of previous work product. I emailed that, due to confidentiality agreements that every tech company requires employees to sign, I could not provide this information. I welcomed any additional questions, information I could provide, etc. but never heard from anyone at this company again. I consider this extremely unprofessional for two reasons. The first reason is I should never have been asked to break a confidentiality agreement by providing work product from another company. And second they should have followed up with, at the very least, with an email.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed 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
  3.  

    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee 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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    Senior Online Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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
  8.  

    Online Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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.  

    Visual Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 1 week - interviewed at RetailMeNot in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Thought we had a good conversation, went way over the allotted time frame via phone. I asked a lot of questions and talked about my experience. I thought things went well; I have a lot of experience and expressed my interest in their company via my questions. I was told I would hear back two days later...it has now been a week...and no call

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary...basic questions about my experience and why my interest in their company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at RetailMeNot in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Technical question is:
    Consider you wanna fabricate a anonymous letter whose words and abcdef... are cut off from a news paper. So the question is, if this news paper could compose all the alphabetics you need. Write a method in JAVA that returns boolean type. And answer the average speed

    Interview Questions
    • Median difficulty. You could adopt hashtable to check existence   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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