I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Wayfair.
Interview Details – Out of state interviews consist of an initial phone screening. Then a more technical interview over Skype and finally an in person interview that lasts about 2 hours. Included will be questions about ones background as well as well technical questions and logic puzzles. In the onsite interview you will speak with a panel of managers.
Interview Question – They will ask questions about how one would right certain database queries as well as various logic puzzles Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They wont budge on their initial offer, even if you have other competing offers.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Wayfair in June 2012.
Interview Details – Really nice and welcoming people. A day-long interview that included opportunities to talk to current employees about their experiences and get a feel for the company and the atmosphere. Four interview sessions, one of which was a case study, as well as an additional tour of the company offices, breakfast with a presentation about company organization and job responsibilities and lunch.
Negotiation Details – Was told that negotiation wasn't an option and that all starting category associates were given the same base salary.
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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Wayfair in May 2012.
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First note. It took a month because the person I had the phone interview with went on vacation after my interview so I had to wait for her to get back before moving onto the next step.
Phone interview was the basic background questions about my background (what I studied, past work experience, what I'm interested in getting into, etc..)
1:1 interview: The person interviewing me was a customer service team manager. She had a list of questions she asked me which mostly was about my resume and background. Similar to the phone interview. Then there was small talk (try to get a feel for my personality to see how I would be talking to customers). Last thing I had to do was try to sell a pen to her.
Overall simple and straight forward interview process.
Interview Question – How would you try to sell this pen to a customer? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Wayfair in May 2012.
Interview Details – Initial screening via phone and then a day of interviews on-site. Met with junior to senior management, all of whom were bright and engaged people. Great working environment.
Interview Question – How would you tackle setting up a new pricing system while dealing with the day-to-day task of pricing hundreds of items? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Wayfair in May 2012.
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They scheduled a phone interview first. They told be the history of the company, the available positions they were hiring, salary information, asked me the standard interview 20 questions about my management style and experience level etc.
Next was a face to face with the local Warehouse Manager and Regional Distribution Director - I felt the interview went with both parties. The questions they ask were directed at my experience levels but through their comments they seemed to be looking for younger employees to direct on a career path.
Interview Question – What did you think of the ownership group you worked for? How did they manage their management staff and employees ? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Wayfair in May 2012.
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I found the job on Craigslist. I've sent my resume via email and then the recruiter scheduled a phone interview. The interview consisted of basic questions about my skillset and why I would like to work for Wayfair.
After that the recruiter asked me three logical puzzles. A few day after they scheduled a technical interview via Skype with one of the engineers. I think this interview was only scheduled because I'm from Europe and that they would usually just call in the candidate.
The technical interview was easy, consisting of a few more puzzle questions and a few SQL questions. After the technical interview I was asked to come in for additional interviews to Boston. The interview consisted of two sessions with two engineers and was also quite easy. The first two people concentrated mostly on my past projects. These interviews also included puzzle questions.
Interview Question – You can divide a clock face using two lines. How can you do it so the grouped numbers sum equally. Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Wayfair in May 2012.
Interview Details – Everything leading up to the interview was great. The company was very welcoming and outgoing. Had a great introduction presentation for all the interviewees. After the interview, communication was very poor.
Interview Question – Why are you a good fit for wayfar? View Answer
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Wayfair in April 2012.
Interview Details – There was a phone interview with HR with mostly behavioral questions. I was then invited for panel interviews, first behavioral and then technical. The technical questions were mostly algorithmic and SQL based, so be sure to review your SQL syntaxes and able to answer questions in one SQL statement (i.e. looping, joins, unions, variable setting, temporary table creation, sorting, ordering).
Reason for Declining – Salary offer was much below market right now. There is no flexibility on salary, or so they say.
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Wayfair in April 2012.
Interview Details – Asked logic oriented questions, not programming specific for the most part. Very friendly, helped me be comfortable while answering...
Interview Question – Given the use of a weighing scale twice, identify which of eight coins is the heavier one. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not able to negotiate a higher raise.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wayfair in February 2012.
Interview Details – After submitting an application, I had a phone interview with an HR rep. This was followed by a phone interview with a member of the team I would join. The in-person interview was at their offices. It consisted of a panel interview about my background and then a skills test that required you to decipher what psuedo-code was saying. All-in-all, it was not terribly difficult, but required a knowledge of both economics/business and of coding. They notified me the next week with the offer.
Interview Question – none Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I received an offer that better suited my career aspirations.
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Pros: “- Wayfair seems to hire only smart, motivated extroverts which makes it remarkably easy to make lasting friendships with coworkers - Subsidized, inexpensive benefits (this reviewer is a single person) - Great learning environment with plenty of opportunity to flesh out professional skills” – Full Review
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