Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Vistaprint (Lexington, MA) in February 2014.
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
- Dealing with technical people with shallow knowledge Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Vistaprint.
Spoke to 6 people in 3 separate sessions. 3 interviews were non-technical in nature and more about "fit". The other 3 interviews (conducted via Skype) included technical assessments of object oriented design, basic statistics and coding.
The HR lead informed me of the kinds of questions that will be asked so I had some preparation beforehand.
- Estimate how many shampoo bottles are used yearly by hotels in a given city, followed by questions about distribution, assumptions. Answer Question
Offer was better than market rate so I didn't negotiate further.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Vistaprint (Lexington, MA).
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).
Little negotiation if any for college hires. They do have a signing bonus
Helpful (4)No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Vistaprint (Lexington, MA) in September 2013.
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.
- Write class diagrams for a robotic waiter system. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Vistaprint in September 2012.
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.
- Mostly about how I would deal with other employees needs. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Vistaprint (Lexington, MA) in March 2013.
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.
- What do you think we could be doing better? 1 Answer
None, I was an intern.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Vistaprint (Lexington, MA) in April 2010.
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.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Vistaprint (Lexington, MA) in October 2013.
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.
- Object oriented analysis and design questions. Each interviewer just presented the problem and had little or no involvement during the session. Answer Question
- No Offer
(Translated from English)
I applied online – interviewed at Vistaprint (Amsterdam (Netherlands)).
Ik solliciteerde bij Vistaprint via LinkedIn, ze contacteerde me per e-mail en we plande een eerste telefonisch gesprek een week later. Het gesprek duurde ongeveer een half uur. We hebben niet over mijn achtergrond gesproken. De werver vroeg me meteen een technische vraag. De vragen waren niet moeilijk.
I applied to Vistaprint on linkedin, they contacted me by email and we scheduled the first phone interview one week leater. The call was about half an hour. We didn't talk about my background. The recruiter asked directly about technical issue. The questions were not difficult.
- Wat betekent OO?
Is php een OO-taal?
Wat is een class? Heb je ooit een class geschreven?
Prefereer je XAMPP, LAMP, WAMP or MAMP? waarom?
Heb je ooit wordpress gebruikt? Heb je ooit je eigen wordpress plugin geschreven? Denk je dat wordpress een veili what's mean OO?
is php an OO language?
what is a class? did you ever written a class?
do you prefer XAMPP, LAMP, WAMP or MAMP? why?
did you ever used wordpress? did you ever written your own wordpress plugin? do you think wordpress is secure system? why? Answer Question
- Wat betekent OO?
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