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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Shutterfly (Fort Mill, SC) in March 2015.
First interview was a phone interview, then if you pass that you go to their hiring agency and take a test on a computer. (Mine had a ton of glitches on the questions). You have to score an 80 or higher in order to go to the next interview which is an in person interview.
- In three words, how would you describe yourself? What is the difference between a search engine and a web browser? What is your availability and if I was willing to work 12 - 14 hour days? Have I ever had any felonies/ misdemeanors? Have I ever used live chat/ email to respond to customers? The test at the hiring agency was 50 questions - most multiple choice. However, a lot of the questions were "check all that apply". So, some were a little tricky to answer. I had to construct an email as well as take a typing test. Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Shutterfly.
Interview was for one of two Senior Designer positions at Shutterfly headquarters and Tiny Prints, accordingly. HR was efficient, positive, and thorough. Provided company background, further detail on the positions, and typical project information. This initial screen call went very well by all accounts. Questions fielded included technical skills, work history, and salary expectations. Advised at end of interview that all sounded good, and that HR would set up a second interview with personnel from the creative department. This was a very positive interview. However, HR neglected to follow up on the second interview, despite several emails. Two weeks later, received a very positive email from HR requesting another time to connect over the phone. Instead of the interview that had been enthusiastically proposed, HR missed the call time, then when called, advised that both positions had been filled. HR had knowledge that I was interviewing with other employers at the time. I would have appreciated more timely notice that the positions had been filled, rather than waiting a further week for a short phone call. Despite this, the screen interview itself was a very positive experience and conveyed Shutterfly as a very convivial workplace.
- All basic. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Shutterfly.
Interview was for a program manager position in the Creative Services department. HR was very efficient and detailed. Provided an agenda, company information and genearl expectations. Screen call with HR, followed by call from hiring manager, then 2.5hr onsite interview. All within a week. This was accelerated primarily due to my interview status with company X. Accommodated scheduling conflicts under very short timing. Great communication. Interviewed with four individuals from within the department and work function. Asked about my experience and scenario questions - "tell me about a time when you..." Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Felt very positive from overall interview. HR responded quickly after the interview as I had an offer from company X, but was ultimately not offered a position. No reasoning provided. Communication basically stopped after that, so I accepted the other offer.
- What is a good design brief? All other questions were expected - related to program management or process improvement. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Shutterfly in January 2015.
Applied for a Merchandising job. Based on the job description, I definitely was a great fit. I interviewed with a corporate recruiter who did not seem to understand what skills the position required. I also wondered if she read my resume...as she seemed to be confused about my background.However, I thought the interview went fairly well. After not hearing from her, I called the recruiter and I was told that they felt my background would be a better fit for a different position.
- Why do you want to work at Shutterfly? What do you know about the position? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Shutterfly.
Applied online, and was contacted by a recruiter. Has a phone interview, then an online coding test. Found out I passed and was flown to Redwood City to interview on site with two different teams on two separate days. The first interview was not difficult, just questions about ReST and CS principles. The second was a little more challenging, and a DP question was thrown in there. All in all, it was a good experience, and I really enjoyed meeting the people. Everyone was nice and seemed to want you to succeed.
- Nothing unexpected, just study up on algorithms, data structures, etc... Answer Question
Ask for what you want, and as long as it's reasonable, they will try to accommodate.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Shutterfly (Redwood City, CA) in November 2014.
HR contacted and scheduled a phone screen with one of the engineers. After passing the phone screen I was sent a coding test. I passed that and I was scheduled to talk to the team via Skype. I am really interested in this position and did great technically with the first two people. The third person asked an architectural type question which wasn't clear but I tried to answer it with my knowledge but he didn't seem like adding to my thinking instead he criticized everything I said and his voice turned really aggressive during the conversation. There is really no right or wrong answer to these questions but raising a doubt instead of criticizing will help the interview candidate to do his best in a nerve wracking interview. The team decided to not move forward after this person and I found it very unprofessional to convey a no directly to the candidate during the interview and with one person's view on a unclear question keeping aside my professional experience and without testing any of my technical skills. I am disappointed with this company's interview process. This company interviewed me twice for the same exact role in less than three months. In total, I did 3 phone interviews, 2 coding tests and 2 F2F(5 people) for the same role and still got rejected.
- Behavioral question: Tell me how you will design a system where user provides a file with one or more lines containing with two integers and the output would be a file with lines adding those two integers. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Shutterfly (Shakopee, MN).
I submitted a resume online and was contacted the next day. I scheduled an interview and went in for the interview. Make sure you communicate and are 100% honest because they do there homework and look into there applicants ( which i appreciate and agree with 100%)
- Explain activities you were involved in, in HIGH SCHOOL?.... I can barely even remember what I did in High School.. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive Experience
Interview was held at the Fill Mill plant in SC, very pleasant experience no unexpected questions. They were easy to talk to and even took me around a tour of the entire plant.
- More of the 'What if' type questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Shutterfly (Fort Mill, SC) in October 2014.
we were all interview at the same time. No one on one interviewing. It was about 20 - 30 people all at the hiring event and we all got the shifts that we desired
- What shifts can we work 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Shutterfly (Shakopee, MN) in October 2014.
The interview was awesome. One of the best I have had. Very simple and laid back. The whole process was quick and simple. I had one phone interview and the. Had to take a online assessment. One day later I was called for a face to face interview.
- Tell me the steps on how you would make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Answer Question
I was told the starting pay durning the phone interview.
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