The Zappos Family Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family.

    Interview

    Awesome Experience great people, really friendly + its vegas! ... Interview process is easy and straight forward 1. online round 2. got a call to fly over 3. 2 days @ vegas 4. first day .... meet everyone + coding round 5. 1 tech round + 1 hr 6. got the offer in 7-8 days. ... got the offer

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    Reasons for Declining

    I had other offers, they were paying quite less

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Zappos Family in January 2015.

    Interview

    The first part of interview process was to make online video cover letter and give an online assessment test. If you would clear these two then would be invited for in person interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • The first part of interview process was to make online video cover letter and give an online assessment test. If you would clear these two then would be invited for in person interviews. The online video cover letter had few interesting question to answer. In total there were 9-10 questions mostly based on HR. Online assessment was quite challenging. Required to solve coding question within time stipulations. Do prepare well for online assessment.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Had to take a webcam interview some of which were technical questions. About 25 minutes. Then had to take 4 hour technical test online. 3 questions done through hacker rank. The whole process was about 2-3 weeks. One thing to keep in mind is that Zappos really cares about personality so make sure you seem upbeat and positive in the webcam interview.

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    Design Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at The Zappos Family.

    Interview

    I was very excited to go to the in person interview. After the phone interview I had with the team I felt fairly confident and excited. I thought we really clicked and they knew my skill set etc. However I knew things had gone bad fairly quickly. First they have you come very early to do a tour of the building and they talk up why it's so great there. If I'm being honestly and I am, this is hard because you are nervous and tired and it seems all very pointless. The tour could be cut in half. Then they put you into a room to start the interviews with people. For me personally after a couple rounds of interviews with some of the team (3 people) we (the team and I) all went to lunch together. At this point I thought it was going fairly well. Not too terrible but not badly either. I was pretty nervous so it was hard to read. But then I knew about ten mins into the lunch that I wouldn't get the job when the person that would of been my boss barely could make eye contact with me. He seemed irritated by everything I said which made me even more nervous. Then I knew the nail was in the coffin when we got back to the offices he seemed irritated that he had to find out where I needed to go next. When I left to go on to interview with someone else he didn't even shake my hand or acknowledge my presence. At that very second I knew the rest of the day would be a pointless exercise. I thought well I'll use this opportunity to practice my interview skills. The rest of the day was pretty bad. Knowing early on that I was absolutely no way going to get an offer I basically stopped trying at all. Sad but true. The other people I met with must of got the memo that I was already in the no pile. Most of them didn't even bother to look up from their laptops when they spoke to me. It was all I could do to not run crying from the building.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    24 Hrs coding challenge. HR interview Telephonic interview Onsite interview I applied online and I got a 24 Hrs coding challenge next day. 24 Hrs coding challenge was related to consuming their REST URLS and implement some Algorithms. I developed a NetBeans maven based web project using custom MVC (Servlet centric approach), used Jersey client API's, URL API's, some business service components, Controllers and presentation pages. I was selected in 24 Hrs coding challenge. Next step was HR telephonic interview - It was 30 mins non-technical interview. More focused on their company culture and core values. I was selected in HR telephonic interview. Next step-A technical phone interview with 3 Technical people- They asked me about my previous and current projects. Some basic Java questions- Interfaces, Abstract classes, Some design patterns some programming in a Shared Document. Exception handling Some SQL related questions & SQL Queries. One program was one basic series program- I solved recursively. They asked me a little bit about breaking condition and time complexity. Questions related to overloading and overriding. Basics of Object Oriented Programming. Some String related questions- Reverse a String Database - Some questions related to Database normalization and Some database quarries. My interview went well and interviews told me my interview was good and they want to see me for F2F interview and HR will contact you for next steps to come to Vegas for F2F. I was excited because everything went well. Unfortunately I got a rejection email. I tried to contact them but there was no reply from their side. During telephonic interview there was heavy disturbance in the communication line. It was very difficult for me to understand what they were saying. ________________________________________________________________________________________ For 24 Hrs coding challenge- Focus on architecture of the application before writing the code and spend some time on Algorithms, make components independent and reusable, create a documentation for APIs usage, add description of components and usage in your project in the document. Write your code as simple as possible. For String related questions Split function. Reversing in 3 ways , Looping, use a method of StringBuffer and the best solution implement your own Stack Data Structure. For Database related questions-Focus on Limit, Union and Sub Queries.

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    CLT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family in December 2014.

    Interview

    1. Become Zappos Insider and do video cover letter 2. Wait for link to apply when positions open 3. Answer application, do virtual interview 4. Wait for group interview 5. After group, wait for culture interview and tech interview

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    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at The Zappos Family.

    Interview

    A very long process with many applications, videos, and phone interviews. Surprisingly if you are not a parting animal you will not be a match for them.... Nothing in between, but that's their culture!

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    It is a very long and time consuming process with many different parts and steps. I personally did not like the interview process because majority of the application must be recorded and submitted online. There was very little personal interaction.

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    Merchandise Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Zappos Family in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through a reference from College. The first round was submitting a solution for a case study about merchandising and uploading an online interview (answering some questions which you had to record). For every position you apply you have a different case study. The online interview is recorded through an special web app so you can not record your answers more than once.

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    Front End Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Zappos Family in November 2014.

    Interview

    Video interview, the a coding challenge (create a responsive website). Flown out for onsite interviews / meet and greet with team. Two interviews, one with HR, one technical, both about an hour. Got an email a few weeks later with an offer

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    • Just general knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3. CSS selectors, specificity, how many ways can you style this element, etc.   Answer Question

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