Wayfair
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Wayfair Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Market Analyst Interview

Market Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Wayfair in March 2014.

Interview Details – The first phone interview consisted of pretty standard questions, previous employment, goals, my personal understanding of the position. Several questions about previous experiences that would be useful in this position, after a short conversation with the recruiter we determined the position would not be a good fit for me, but refered me to other better fits within the company.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected or unusual.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Employee Development Trainer Interview

Employee Development Trainer

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Wayfair.

Interview Details – The process was very thorough. When I was hired, there was a small assessment and a webcam interview done a member of management in the Boston office.

Interview Question – Where do you would you like to be 5 years from now?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I started at Wayfair.com as a Service Consultant. All consultants start off at the same wage/benefits package. I received a offer letter. There was either an acceptance or a decline.

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

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Joss & Main Assistant Buyer Interview

Joss & Main Assistant Buyer
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wayfair.

Interview Details – Received a phone call from a recruiter.. Spoke with them & then had an interview at the office. I interviewed with the buying manager and one of the lead buyers. Asked general questions but also questions about how I would handle the fast-paced environment and deadlines. The interview only lasted twenty minutes. A week later I then received a call from the recruiter with the outcome of the interview.

Interview Question – Do you feel comfortable in a fast-paced environment and why?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I declined Joss & Main because of the lower salary and the environment that you would work in was not my cup of tea.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wayfair in March 2014.

Interview Details – The hiring process is straightforward and simple. I applied through the College Career Website and they reached out to me with an interview opportunity. The interview was in 2 parts. There was a technical interview for 45 minutes as well as a cultural fit interview which consisted of some puzzle questions as well as some information about myself.

Interview Question – The most difficult question I received was to explain in detail exactly what happened once you enter a url in your browser and hit enter.   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Business Intelligence Analyst Intern Interview

Business Intelligence Analyst Intern

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Wayfair in February 2014.

Interview Details – the interviewer introduced him and the company and jumped right in to the case. The case wasn't any thing hard, but it might surprise you if you are not prepared

Interview Question – small case   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wayfair in January 2014.

Interview Details – I was first contacted after I applied through our campus recruiting. I immediately had my first round interview and it was mainly behavioral questions, why do you want to work here, what is our company like etc... I went onto a second round the following week and spoke with the team lead for online advertising. The interview went well and I was asked to do a third round over the phone. This round had a case study feel to it and I was asked to figure out if an offer to partner with a large company was worth it based on different metrics I was given. They asked me to come into the office for a final round, but since I am from out of state, we did a Skype interview and I spoke with four different people on the team for about 30 minutes each. Two of them were behavioral and the other two were case studies again.

This is where I get frustrated. I was told that the interview went very well and I received great reviews. However, since I was the first person they interviewed they told me I would have to wait a couple of weeks for them to get back to me. I started the process the first week of January and had completed four rounds of interviews of the course of three weeks. The HR person was extremely helpful in the process, and he even checked in with me three weeks later to let me know that they were still interested in me and they were continuing the interview process. I've since emailed him twice asking about the status of the interview process and he has yet to get back to me. IT'S BEEN 1 1/2 MONTHS since I've heard from them. It's been over two months since my last interview.

Interview Question – The business case   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Wayfair.

Interview Details – Talked about portfolio, design challenge, critique website, questions

Interview Question – critique website   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wayfair in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online, and get invited to their Skype interview. There were 2 * 45 min Skype interviews. They both asked me technical questions and brain teasing questions. First interviewer ask me some simple SQL query statements along with some OO questions. The second interviewer asked me about my past experience and one simple coding question and web service questions. Topics were pretty board, I didn't know all of them. I literally told them to skip to the next question. Recruiters were pretty easy going!

Interview Question – Most of questions are fairly easy. Ensure that you know SQL, OO, and some knowledge of web programming.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate, as it's just an intern.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Wayfair.

Interview Details – Interview consisted of 2 rounds of back to back skype interviews each lasted for 40 mins.The first round was Cultural FIT. The second round was purely technical where I was asked to write a code for palindrome.Other questions were mostly same as mentioned already on Glassdoor i.e basic OOP concepts,interface and abstract classes,polymorphism,sql indexes,joins,sql injection and prevention,keys and constraints.The rest of interview pertaining to my projects and work experience that was mentioned on my resume.

Interview Question – Logic Puzzle : How would you measure exactly 9mins using a 4 minutes and a 7 minutes hourglass   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Marketing Operations Analyst Interview

Marketing Operations Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Wayfair in November 2012.

Interview Details – Was referred by current employee and had a brief phone interview with someone in HR. Was brought in for an interview with two assistant managers of the department and spoke with them for about an hour or so. Received a call the next day from HR saying the job was mine.

Interview Question – What do you think we do in this department?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, entry-level position

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