I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at The Zappos Family.
Interview Details – Everything is handled through Jobvite initially. You apply for the job by answering 6 general questions along with your resume and a cover letter/video. Once prompted, you fill out the actual application which is a bit longer but covers work history, salary history and all of the standard contact and reference information. Along with the application you do a recorded question and answer session using Take The Interview. If you make it past this point, you move on to the phone interview.
Interview Question – If you could be a superhero, which would you choose and why? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Zappos Family.
Interview Details – Interview process is very long. New interview every other week. Some of the questions they ask are odd and completely unrelated to the job.
Interview Question – What would you do on your day off. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Zappos Family in June 2013.
Interview Details – The culture at zappos is key to getting in the door. The first "interview" will be via the Internet and it will be a timed and recorded interview via webcam where they ask you a question, give you a moment to collect your thoughts and then record your answer--once recorded you can not go back and change your answer --I was asked 4 untraditional questions. "Describe your perfect weekend" "what would be your theme song"
Interview Question – Which one of their "core values" would be most difficult for you to uphold Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Zappos Family.
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I applied online back in November and was contacted for a video interview a few days after. That went well. Then I had a string of phone interviews, group phone interviews, etc. Each conversation was pleasant. I eventually was set to fly out with the company for an interview and a day or so later I was told they closed the requisition for the position but I was referred to their sister site for another position as a MA. I began phone interviews again...and eventually was asked to join them in person.
They paid for my travel and hotel and took me to lunch the next day (lunch was an interview). The interview was from 9 AM - 3:45 PM. I met with about 12-15 people. Honestly, everything seemed like a blur with a lot of the same questions being asked. You can definitely tell they are looking for consistency and if you would be a good fit within the company. Everyone was very friendly and everyone appeared to be happy to be there. Lots of smiles and kind words. I also took an assessment of my ability to navigate through the website, not hard at all. I was made to feel very comfortable. Overall, the entire process took about 2.5 months.
In terms of the actual offer presented to me, I was offered $13/hr with company paid benefits and food is free on site. This would be a great offer if I were recently out of college but for a twenty something it is not enough money to get by on, especially with no relocation assistance moving across country. I have legit bills form undergrad and graduate school, car note, etc. They definitely pay below the industry average especially when the MA is actually working as an Assistant Buyer. Money isn't everything but in this case it was a NO for me even if I were offered the position. I couldn't afford to take a huge risk for low pay and at an hourly rate.
I really have nothing bad to say. It's obviously very buddy buddy and you can see how maybe work ethic and merit could be overlooked if you're not BFF's with the right people. But it works for some. They all say they loved hanging out with each other after work etc.
I actually met an intern a few months back that worked here and she said work ethic wasn't valued and everyone was essentially playing a part to get by, partied all the time, kinda high school mentality, she said it wasn't a great fit for her...who knows? I can't speak to that aspect.
I wasn't offered the position and I can't say I'm too broken up about it to be honest. There's plenty of other opportunities but if you can get it and fit the specifics they are looking for you will be just fine.
Interview Question –
What are your favorite curse words?
Name two ways to use a brick that don't involve labor.
Can you sell me this Blackberry over this iPhone?
Why shouldn't we hire you? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Zappos Family in September 2012.
Interview Details – I am waiting for my second phone interview today. The first phone interview was a great experience. The woman I spoke to was from HR and so sweet. We had a fun conversation. The scariest thing about a phone interview to me is not being able to see the facial expression on your interviewer but I could hear it in her voice. I had a very nice time speaking with her.
Interview Question – If a parade starts behind you while you are on the phone with a vendor how do you handle it? View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at The Zappos Family in April 2012.
Interview Details – HR person was confrontational and abrupt. When asked what my career goals were, I told her to work in buying and possibly transition into merchandising after that foundation was set. She informed me that that was not a viable career path...I'm sorry but any form of career path is viable if thats the way you want to go! I'm glad they felt the same as I did about them as it saved me from declining a terrible job. $13 an hour is the "salary"...not industry standard by a long shot.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at The Zappos Family in September 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online and it didn't take them long to contact me by email. They allowed me to chose when I wanted to do a phone interview, which is first in the hiring process. The girl who did my interview was really friendly and the interview was pretty casual. They seem to have a very laid back personality and a very fun atmosphere. I was excited about the job and maybe getting the chance to move to Las Vegas until she told me what the pay rate was.....$13/hr. I couldn't believe it! This job requires a degree and I have a Master's and i'm getting paid hourly??? Which mean's there's no job security. Not to mention that's only $27,000 a year to move to Las Vegas, one of the most expensive cities in the country. They pay almost $20,000 less than anyone else. Plus, there's no set time table for advancement between levels. You could get stuck as as assistant forever! There was no way I was moving all the way to the West Coast for that. They sound great, but they are really going to have to offer more in order to get the highest quality employees.
Reason for Declining – All of the reasons above! Extremely low pay rate and iffy growth potential.
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at The Zappos Family in December 2010.
Interview Details – I applied for this position via Jobvite and got asked to fill out a formal application then was asked for a phone interview. I was contacted on time by the person they said would be calling me, and the interview lasted about 15 minutes. I communicated with the recruiters through email and they asked me to take the personality questionnaire and then later on a skills test. Later, they asked me to do a Skype interview with the team (I live out of state). I sat in front of my computer and different groups of people (about 2 or 3 at a time) came and spoke to me. I thought it went really well. It lasted about an hour but it felt so quick! It felt like I was just having a conversation with my friends, they asked me a lot about myself and what I could bring to the company. All this time the recruiters were emailing me details about the position, like salary and benefits, leading me to think I had a great chance at the job. After the Skype interview, the lady who could potentially be my boss, said she wanted to meet me in person. I told them to let me know when so I could either drive or fly there, but they said they would love to pay for my plane ticket! A friend of a friend works for the company and she coached me on what I should know; definitely a great help! She said the company is all about culture and being able to fit-in. The company flew me there and put me up in a hotel for the night. I was picked up in the morning and as soon as I arrived at the office, I was given a tour. Great environment and everyone was so nice! The interviews started about an hour after I got there. They put me in a conference room and different groups of people came in to talk to me, pretty much the same ones I talked to via Skype. I thought they could have done a better job coordinating the interview because I repeated myself about ten times throughout the day. I was taken out to lunch, which I knew was part of the interview process, but I didn't feel like I was part of the group. The ladies who took me had their own conversation going and it was tough for me to join in. After lunch, more people came in and spoke to me, and again I was repeating myself and saying the same thing over and over! And two of the interviewers even admitted that. Another thing that made me nervous was that in between interviews, I knew they were all talking to each other about me and comparing notes. The last group of people to talk to me said they felt like I didn't want to be there! I was insulted by that! In previous interviews, it seemed they were impressed with my college degree, even though it wasn't required in the position I applied for and not in the same field of work. Throughout the interview, I tried to emphasize what I had learned in college and show that I can use it in the workplace and be creative and make it work with this position. It felt like they were making me beg for the job. I think actions speak louder than words, but they didn't seem to see it that way. I rearranged my schedule for the past month so I could be available for every test and interview they wanted, and halted my job search because it looked like I was going to get hired. In the email they sent me a few days before the interview they told me "In respect for your time, if we don't see a mutual fit, we will end the interview process." I interviewed for FIVE hours, and if they didn't see that I fit in well, they could have sent me away after the second or third time I said my speech. The last group, however, did say that everyone I spoke to liked me and that I would fit in and do well there. So you can imagine my surprise when I received an email a few days later saying that they "didn't see a mutual fit." I'm not sure where in the interview I showed that I wasn't serious about wanting the job and being there. Wish I could ask them but too late now. In my opinion, it's a very unusual interview process...and very tedious.
I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at The Zappos Family in September 2011.
Interview Details – Very soon after I filled out the online application I received an email instructing me to fill out another application and to complete a few tests. I was then contacted to take another test online. After completing the test with a perfect score I was invited to do a skype interview. I put in a lot of time doing all of these tests, filling out multiple applications, and hours preparing for the interview. When the interview started they hadn't even printed out or looked at my resume! Then, after the interview they said I didn't get the job because I didn't have experience with luxury handbags. Well duh! They would have known that if they had looked at my resume at all! Here is a company that will waste your time.
Interview Question – What makes you weird? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Zappos Family in August 2010.
Interview Details – Applied online and got an e-mail from a recruiter with instructions to fill out a 'formal' application and schedule a phone interview. Phone interview lasted about 30 minutes and had questions relating to why I wanted to work there, and specifically, why did I choose that job. Also, talked about company culture, benefits and relocation.
Interview Question – On a scale of 1-10, how weird are you? Answer Question
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