Shopzilla Interview Questions & Reviews
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Ad Ops Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Shopzilla in May 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted my application online and was contacted by a member of the ad ops team for a phone interview. After having a great phone conversation, I was invited for an on-site interview to meet with three members of the ad ops team individually. Met with you each member for about 30 minutes. Questions included: why work in e-commerce industry, what do you know about Shopzilla, what do you know about the ad ops space. At the end, I had a 10 minute recap with the head recruiter.
I emailed them about 2 weeks later to check on my progress and was told I did not receive an offer.
Interview Question – What do you know about campaign management? Answer Question
Project Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Shopzilla in September 2010.
Interview Details – The first interview was a phone interview with a senior project manager. The questions asked were pretty basic interview questions. "Whats your management style?" "How do you approach a challenging project/task?". Nothing too difficult but questions that were designed to get to know you.
The second interviews were on site interviews to meet with people. That's where things went south. Everyone I met with had awful attitudes. One person had complained about the company and asked me if I was ready to work constantly and if I would be "committed to the job".
Another person asked me "why should we hire you?" even though I was recruited by them. What's worse is another interviewer laughed and rolled her eyes at me when I told her I read "The Art of the Deal" by Donald Trump.
Interview Question – Why should we hire you? View Answer
Product Operations Manager, Bizrate Insights Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Shopzilla.
Interview Details – Applied directly to the company via a job board, heard back from a recruiter two weeks later, had one intro call with recruiter that reviewed my resume and the role. He then scheduled a call with my would-be manager that week.
The on-site interview was among the worst interviewing experiences I've ever had....
- The first interviewer was the group manager. She was extremely cold and seemed generally unhappy with life. Never once did she try to sell the role or the company.
- Next came two sales women who asked fluff questions like "how do you deal with conflict". Again, no joy.
- Third was a surprise test on a laptop, rules of test: you have 45 minutes, we won't tell you how many questions, you can google whatever you want but we don't suggest it. Despite the fact that I told them I'm not a programmer and the role didn't require such skills, about 25% of the questions consisted of coding questions.
- Fourth came someone who I thought would be a peer, only later to find out that she would be my reportee, which explained why she was so nice at the time.
- Last came the original woman I phone-interviewed with, who was probably the most mellow.
It's now been two weeks and the recruiter hasn't even bothered to tell me I've been dinged. Super unprofessional.
Overall I'd say don't waste your time.
Interview Question – Do you think Facebook will exist in the future? View Answer
Non-engineering Position Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Shopzilla in June 2012.
Interview Details – Easy and informal interview style. Arrived on time for my 4:00 PM interview and ended up talking to my interviewer until well after 6:00 PM. The interview covered all of the necessary items but in a very warm, conversational style. Interviewer was very open about the role and scope.
Interview Question – What would you do in your first 90 days here? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Pay offered was what I was looking for and it's hard to find fault with any of the benefits and perks.
Senior Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Shopzilla in May 2012.
Interview Details – Not so great. HR does not follow up at all
Interview Question – Are you ready to work 24X7 View Answer
Reason for Declining – Don't want to ruin my life
Affiliate Account Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Shopzilla in August 2009.
Interview Details – quick phone interview with someone from hr - no technical questions were asked
interview with members on team and hr
interview with above and director of department, each individual interview didn't last more than a half hour
Interview Question – dont remember, interview wasn't that challenging. they really interviewed for fit. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – i didn't try negotiating. i would recommend negotiating for other people.
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Shopzilla
Interview Details – Written test in the beginning in which two coding problems were given. 4 interview rounds and mostly on algorithms and mathematical puzzles. Knowledge of java is a plus. When there are other candidates ahead of you then you need to wait a lot for your turn, which is quite more than normal waiting times.
Interview Question – I don't remember interview questions. If you have good command on algorithms and memory management stuff , then you will be able to clear the interview process. Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Shopzilla in January 2012.
Interview Details – Phone Interview, I was asked for some IT questions, then Background checked, Past work experience, IT skills, SQL, IT's. Aptitude test, Technical test, HR round, Personal info, Induction, company details, post, salary.
Negotiation Details – NA
Account Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Shopzilla in February 2014.
Interview Details – The process took 3 weeks.
I applied by email on January 2014, after one week I received an email informing me that I was shortlisted and that the first part of a process consisted in answering some screening questions.
One week after I send back my answers, they contacted me to schedule a phone interview. The guy who contacted me was very gentle and well educated.
The day of the interview, the call me two times to postpone the interview, it annoyed me a little bit because I've lost almost a whole day.
The phone interview was kind of a disappointment, the recruiter seem not really interested and distracted, like she were doing many things at the same time.
I have to admit that I have not been very good, but she really didn't put me at my ease.
After a week, the gentle recruiter called me to tell me that they chose another candidate.
Interview Question – No special questions. 50% of the interview talking about my background and experiences, the other 50% talking about Shopzilla business model, competitors, clients. Answer Question