Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.
Interview process was pretty straight forward - 1) Discussion with recruiter on the roles and responsibles. 2) Phone Interview with the Head of Engg. 3) Phone technical interview with one of the tech team member. 4) Onsite Interview 5) Phone technical interview with one of the senior tech team member. Recruiter helped to align the process and kept me posted with the updates. I met every team member and the team is amazing. Wikia is a great place to work. I had to decline the offer over another company because of commute reason.
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.
The HR manager was very friendly and very welcoming. When I got there I had an interview with two of the people on the Software Engineering Team. It was a bit intimidating at first since it was my first interview, but then once I started talking to the two team members, it felt very comfortable because it was mostly technical questions. Afterwards they let me ask questions about what they do and what their company is aiming for.
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Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA) in November 2014.
Was contacted via email. Had phone interview and then was asked to come in for onsite interview. Everyone was very friendly and awesome. Unfortunately I wasnt offered a job. The recruiter even offered feedback from the interview. Overall great learning expereince! Seems like a great place to work for
- I was asked do you prefer working in a team enviornment or by yourself. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA) in February 2014.
The recruiter I spoke to on the phone was really nice, personable and delightful to converse with. He was thorough and happy to be apart of Wikia - which is awesome and refreshing! Towards the end of our phone conversation, the top of compensation came up. Unfortunately, the position pay is extremely low and a pitch above entry-level. The job description asks for someone with plenty of technical knowledge, versatility and comfortable with engineers yet, the pay is not up to par with the skill set. It's a shame as Wikia seems like a really great company to be with and has a promising outlook. I hope their management will consider a reasonable pay rate for the position otherwise risk losing out on qualified candidates.
- Are you able to get into San Francisco? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA) in June 2013.
Multi step interview process: Skype conference with QA Manager and tech lead. In person interview with 3 engineers Final in person interview with SVP.
- Nothing unexpected. Or may be in my almost 20 year career I've heard all kinds of questions and nothing can surprise me now :) Technical questions mixed with other types of questions. Example: Sample of Java code was provided and I was asked to read/modify it for different results. Linux command line questions. Database questions (SQL queries) Also other non-tech questions. Answer Question
Easy negotiation. Received an offer, submitted counter offer. Got new offer within few hours. Accepted offer.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA).
The interview process felt pretty haphazard and uncoordinated. It was clear they lacked experience interviewing for this type of role. The people were friendly and rolled with the punches so it wasn't unpleasant. It also wasn't challenging. A lot of the same questions asked in different ways from different people. I had the impression that they weren't talking with each other. I did sense some salesmanship in the process, but that was also sort of randomly applied here and there.
Pretty straightforward. The company favors equity over salary. It was pretty obvious that the first offer had a negotiation buffer built in and it wasn't hard to ask some leading questions to find the pre-planned sweetener.
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Wikia (San Francisco, CA) in March 2013.
They Asked me my offshore team and testing experience
- Why do you want to work 1 Answer
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