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Software Engineer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vistaprint in March 2014.
Interview Details – I applied through my university's Jobs and Internships Board, submitted my resume and everything, and then they scheduled on-campus interviews about two weeks after that. The interview was two hours and consisted of two parts: an OOP interview, and also a coding interview. I got an offer two days after that.
Interview Question – For the OOP interview, they asked me to draw and explain a UML about elevators. They then gave me three cases to think of. Answer Question
Director, Communications Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Vistaprint in January 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online. Received email from recruiter five days later, who set up a phone interview for a couple days later, which was a Monday. Phone conversation lasted maybe twenty minutes. Recruiter seemed to be just going through a checklist. Standard questions like why did you leave your last job, why do you want to work at Vistaprint. Said she was discussing all the candidates with the hiring manager this week and would get back to me by Friday. No other correspondence occurred with the company.
Interview Question – There were no behavioral questions or any that might be considered tough to answer. Answer Question
Communications Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Vistaprint in February 2014.
Interview Details – Process included submission of CV and Cover Letter online. Getting phone interview was the result of a referral from a network recruiter. Phone interview was brief (15 minutes) with interviewer stating that they were not going to match me for the position.
Interview Question – There was a gap in the time that I performed a role similar to the one described in the job listing which was ultimately the reason the interviewer gave for not matching me to the role. View Answer
Senior QA Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Vistaprint in February 2014.
Interview Details – Recruiter was really supportive from beginning till end but it all worth nothing. They have 1 phone interview then onsite round which would be like whole day activity. Interview consisted of behavioral, logical, just scenario based seeking leadership qualities and one technical. Basically they would engage your for whole day with various anonymous rounds)
They have one developer to take your technical round who will usually ask database question and simple query and one simple coding question-level of question is too low. if you know more than developer then you are wrong because he did not understand what you tried to explain. He asked me to implement database and I designed database using one of most popular data model which helps improving performance for Big data. Since developer did not had any knowledge about big data, data modelling, star schema..so he kept asking me importance of fact table which was frustrating.
I already had an offer which was way more than what Vistaprint could afford so they came back with silly feedback that developer didn't see what he was looking for which means my candidacy was totally dependent on single interviewer(that Developer who had shallow knowledge) and rest of the rounds were useless and just a waste of time. Out of 6 rounds which all went well from my side, I was told only technical round mattered .
So Unprofessional..bad interview experience.They interview level is easy but its all adhoc and random. some of the interviewer might not show up so juts random unprepared employee would be send in to kill your time
Interview Question – Dealing with technical people with shallow knowledge Answer Question
QA Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vistaprint.
Interview Details – Applied online, eventually someone in HR reaches out to you to schedule a phone interview with a manager of the area you will be working in. There are some questions about your background and occasionally a weed-out question for more technical roles.
If you pass that, they bring you in. College hires will participate in a "Super Day" event where they wine and dine you as you visit the office and interview with several people. For QA it is much smaller since they only hire a handful each year now.
There are 3 interviews. An abstract problem solving interview (how many X does it take to do Y), technical interview (SQL based or OO code based), and a behavioral interview (background mostly).
- Design a database suitable for an airline and write some queries. Answer Question
- How many ping pong balls fit in a bus ? OR How many bars of soap are needed for the state?
The answer is not important they just want to see you think and how you draw conclusions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Little negotiation if any for college hires. They do have a signing bonus
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vistaprint in September 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online, after a week or so I got a call from a recruiter who set up a phone screen. Went over a basic coding exercise, took about an hour. Got called in for an interview which lasted about 5 hours (including a free lunch). One hour sessions focusing on programming, object oriented design, general problem solving, and then a personal evaluation.
Interview Question – Write class diagrams for a robotic waiter system. Answer Question
Shipping and Receiving Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Vistaprint in September 2012.
Interview Details – One of the longest interview processes that I have ever had to do, especially for a "shipping and receiving coordinator" position, which was really just a mail room position for the building. The interview process began with a phone interview and I was in for an interview a few days later. At the first interview I had to interview with a recruiter and then two employees of the facilities team. It was a long and grueling few hours but it seemed worth it. I was also given a tour of the building. Now, here is where things get interesting. It took them over two months to make me come in for a second interview, during this time the recruiter kept saying I was the best candidate. It got to the point that I didn't think I would get another interview even though he said I was the best candidate they had interviewed. After I finally got the second interview, it consisted of another few hours of interviews with the same employees from the first interview but also with a higher up manager. After about a week or two I finally got a hold of the recruiter who told me they decided to pick another candidate for the job. The experience was exhausting especially for the kind of job it was and also felt like a huge waste of my time given how much time the whole process was.
Interview Question – Mostly about how I would deal with other employees needs. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Vistaprint in March 2013.
Interview Details – I interviewed with several people: first an HR rep, then 3 people from the team / department I would be working in. I then ended with the HR rep. Vistaprint is ranked as one of the hardest companies to interview with, but for an intern position it was much more relaxed. They just want to know about your past work experience, why you're interested in them, and what you'll bring to the table.
Interview Question – What do you think we could be doing better? View Answer
Negotiation Details – None, I was an intern.
Public Relations/Social Media Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Vistaprint in April 2010.
Interview Details – I was not offered the position and this interview took place about 3 years ago, so my memory is fuzzy. I applied online and was contacted for a phone screening, and then invited in for an in-person interview. The in-person interview took up a good portion of the day, at least 4 hours. It involved competency tests to ensure that the applicant could write well. The interview also included a tour of the facility along with a discussion about their company's culture. The real problem lies in the follow-up process. After the interview, I was told that I would receive a follow-up on whether or not I would receive an offer. I did not receive a follow-up message. After spending a good portion of the day with them, the least they could do is provide a me a follow-up message.
Lead Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Vistaprint in October 2013.
Interview Details – I was been pinged by a recruiter several times and finally decided to explore the opportunities with vistaprint. There was a HR phone screen, Hiring manager phone screen and then set on-site interviews. The people were communicating very well during these rounds. After the interviews, they took more than a week to inform about their decision. Recruiter said she would share some feedback after the interviews, but kept postponing her phone call appointments. Very unprofessional and unethical during the closure of the recruiting process.
Interview Question – Object oriented analysis and design questions. Each interviewer just presented the problem and had little or no involvement during the session. Answer Question
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