I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zillow in July 2013.
Interview Details –
Zillow's interview and hiring process for there "Inside Sales Consultant" position feels more like a cattle drive than a search for quality sales people. Their recruiting staff has no professional tact and is completely un-organized and not on the same page within their own department. Let me just break down how the whole process worked from start to finish:
1. I saw that their Seattle office was hiring Inside Sale people and I had a friend who works for them refer me to a recruiter.
2. He then called me and said that the recruiter liked the looks of my resume and that she would be calling me later that day for a phone screen (those were the recruiters exact words to my friend)... However, that day came to pass and the recruiter never called.
3. Two days later I finally got a call from the recruiter for my first phone screen, that conversation went well, so she then set up my second phone interview with a Sales Manager. The Sales Manager was much more on top of it than the recruiter and he actually called me when he was scheduled to (imagine that). That phone interview also went well and I was then told by the Sales Manager that a different recruiter would be calling me to se up a face-to-face interview.
4. I showed up for the face-to-face interview which lasted about an hour (with multiple Sales Managers) and then I was sent on my way home. The recruiter told me after the interview that they were looking to hire people quickly and that I would be receiving a call the next day to let me know either yes or no... Once again, the recruiter didn't call the next day. THREE DAYS LATER, she sent me a generic e-mail stating; "thanks for your interest, but we're pursuing other candidates). Not even a phone call.
5. I wanted a reason why they chose not to go with me, so that I could better myself for future interviews as I job search, so I called the recruiter... No answer, so I left her a voicemail. She never returned my call, so I sent her an e-mail. She never returned that e-mail either.
6. To top it all off, six days later I ended up getting an e-mail from a different Zillow recruiter asking me to call him because he thinks I'd be a great fit for their Inside Sales Position.........
So, if you like run-arounds with big corporations, people not keeping their commitments, and being ignored once you're (apparently) "out of the running", Zillow is definitely the company for you!
Interview Question – They through me into a roll playing senario for a cold call. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Zillow.
Interview Details – Phone screen with recruiter. Phone "inteview" with sales manager. On site meeting with two sales managers as well as the VP of sales. Recruiter had reached out to me on linked in. Really I have nothing bad to say. Interviews went well, really liked one of the sales managers--another asked me a "gloves off" type of question that was odd as if I wasn't hungry enough to work there. They walked me around the offices, sales floor looked like something out of boiler room, but with more casual dress and headsets. But great environment if you ever left your desk and headset. Could have been a good opportunity, but looks like they just take any new sales person into the grinder. Sink or swim situation. They offered me the job hours after my interview. I ended up declining as I had other opportunities and a current job. If you are starting out in sales go for it, after learning quite a lot about the company I decided it just wasn't for me. Seemed more like a call center.
Interview Question – Nothing was too crazy. Maybe the "why did I not include my sales numbers on my resume" question. I rattled them off the top of my head, I feel like too many sales people indulge or even straight lie in regards. That is fine if they want a little exaggerating, I suppose that is what salespeople do to an extent. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Because I honestly had better opportunities and didn't want to work in a 90 + person call center making 120+ calls a day to real estate agents that already get called by every other company like theirs.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zillow.
Interview Details – Long and odd. They will ask you to sell them your favorite cookies. Then they will ask you to sell them your least favorite candy. They don't bring up quotas. Ask lots of questions.
Interview Question – Agents don't like our Zestimate. When they say that to you what would you say? View Answer
Negotiation Details – it did not exist.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Zillow in April 2013.
Interview Details – I responded to an ad I believe that was posted on Craigslist promising a great salary and commission and saying the company was well--funded when such is not the case at all.
Negotiation Details – They would not allow me to negotiate at all
I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Zillow.
Interview Details – Standard interview at a career fair, was called in 20 minutes from recruiting, Phone interview and then 4 in person interviews the next day. Was called two days later with the job. Asked to sell the last product I sold to the interviewer.
Interview Question – What is your least favorite candy, sell it to me Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zillow in March 2013.
Interview Details – Just act like you are not an idiot and you will be hired
Interview Question – pitch me your favorite and least favorite candy Answer Question
Negotiation Details – tell them what you last made and raise by 10 k
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zillow in February 2013.
Interview Details –
1. 3 interviews. 3 separate Managers. Third one was with guy who looked as if he hasn't showered in 3 weeks.
2. Phone interview, In person which takes about 1.5 hours.
3. There is little to no respect for your time while waiting for the interview. I waited for 30 mins just to speak with each manager.
4. This seems like a tech start up who is looking for new college grads to put the ringer. The average person last 90 days or less which is clearly stated in the interview.
Interview Question – Mock sales Call. 3rd Interview guy was asking questions not related to job at all. This interview is all about fitting into their company culture. I have multiple years experience in mortgage as well as sales background. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zillow.
Interview Details – Called by human resources. Then called by Sales manager out of the Irvine office. Interviewed by speakerphone which was annoying. It felt like being interviewed by a guy who manages a boiler room.
Interview Question – What do you bring to the table? Why should we hire you? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zillow in August 2012.
Interview Details – Got set up over the phone for an interview in the downtown office. I met with three different individuals, all of which took about an hour and a half (30 minutes each). I then received an email three days later asking for a list of references and received a call the following week informing me that the job was mine if I wanted it.
Interview Question – Basically just had to pitch each interviewer a product in a short amount of time. Other questions were fairly conversational. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Zillow in February 2012.
Interview Details – Had a vigorous interview process. Two phone interviews (HR - Sales Director), then three in-person interviews (Sales Director, VP, Sales Manager). The phone interviews were situational with several mock sales calls. The job description didn't quite talk about what you would be selling, however, with some research, I figured it out. I found that the interviews involved lots of free-flowing conversations and showed that the culture was very laid back, especially since there are no set pitches or scripts. Learned that each salesperson has his or her own style. The interview questions were behavioral and involved asking questions like, "How would you describe the ideal work environment/manager?" to see if your views matches what they can provide. Another question is "Sell me something you like/hate." Very laid back personalities. Upon hire, this still holds true.
Interview Question – <<Insert mock sales call here>> Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Pretty non-existent since they were hiring for many of the same position.
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