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Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    I first had a phone interview with my would-be boss, and he was extremely nice and helpful regarding the Account Management position. At the end of our phone call, he let me know he wanted me to come in and meet with some of the team members (4 interviews, 30 minutes each). I set that up with a recruiting coordinator for the following week. The interviews went extremely well, and everyone seemed to love working there. The job seemed right up my alley, and I felt that everything went really well. At the end of the interview, the recruiting coordinator walked me out and said she'd get back to me in 1 week since the position was new and they had more interviewing to do. A week and 1 day later, I had not heard anything back so I emailed my would-be boss, who I had a phone interview and in-person interview with, reassuring my desire for the job and that I was qualified. I heard nothing back. Another week went by, and I emailed the recruiting coordinator asking for an update. 1 hour later, I got a generic email stating that they were moving forward with other candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was they asked me to be an Account Manager at Zillow and role play how I would handle an angry customer on the phone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zillow in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online via their website. Was contacted shortly after and asked to complete 2 coding challenges. They were the same other people mentioned here. Convert a string to a long and implement insert and delete on a trinary tree. I have near 10 years of experience and know quite well how to do things such as this. Still, I took my time and spent about 4 hours making sure all of the code was write. I wrote plenty of unit tests to ensure it would all work and added comments all over as to be sure my intent in the code. After making sure the code was working perfectly, I submitted it to the HR person. A few days later and I find out that they decided to pass on me due to my answers to the coding challenges. I'm not quite sure what it is Zillow is looking for exactly. It boggles my my mind that they would pass on me this early on without even speaking to me any further or asking for more challenging puzzles to solve. The hiring process here is some of the worst I have seen. It would be nice to have a little feedback about what it is exactly they are looking for. I wanna agree with the other reviewer on here that more than likely they are using some kind of random guess or lottery pick to choose who gets to move on or not. I was not pleased with how this all turned out. In light of that, I do not recommend at all!

    Interview Questions
    • None, these were both easy questions to answer. I would have loved to opportunity to have tried something more challenging, then at least I would understand why they turned me down, but not for the ones they asked me.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Zillow in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    There is a 3 step process. The first step is a phone screening interview with one of the recruiters to get to know you over the phone. Second, you are scheduled to do a one-way Skype interview answering a handful of questions. The final round is a face-to-face meeting with a couple of their Sales Managers.

    Overall, great experience and great environment but what I noticed is that they don't care about experience and I actually believe that they prefer it that way so they can train individuals with a clean slate. Looking strictly for sales monkeys on the phones. Great place to START a career, especially coming right out of school, but if you are a seasoned sales person, probably not the best place. Just my opinion.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen after having just submitted my resume which seemed lightening fast but this company is getting bigger pretty quickly. The recruiter was easy to talk to, though he seemed like he was quite overwhelmed.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you looking for in a position here?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Data Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zillow in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a response back pretty quickly for a phone interview. Recruiter talked to me for under 10 minutes for an internship and sent me an assignment to do. I got a csv file of like 20 rows of data with very unclear goals. I tried emailing the recruiter asking for clarification of goals and column names and got nothing. Eventually I turned something in and was later told that they moved on with a different candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • Analytics question on user browsing patterns   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ad Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started out great. I applied online for a job and was contacted via email to schedule a phone interview. After i passed the phone interview they set me up for a one sided skype interview. I was then contacted to come into the office for an in person interview.. The first manager i met with looked like she just rolled out of bed and acted as if she was not impressed by my presence. She did not ask me any typical interview questions; she seemed more annoyed to be there. The second guy that interviewed me seemed like he was trying to get out of there as soon as possible and didn't ask me any real interview questions either. He did, however, ask what i planned on doing with the money i would make- which i thought was extremely rude and non of his business. I came into the interview process very confident and left feeling unsure and down about myself. Even if i would have been selected i don't think these are the kind of people i would want to work for.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not asked any interview questions. They mainly asked about me and then seemed to judge me on my response.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Zillow Response

    Jul 17, 2014Director Recruiting

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are always striving to create a better candidate experience, and the input you have provided will help us to continue to fine tune our interview process ... More

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Zillow in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email the same day I submitted my application online to set up an initial phone-screening. This screening was followed by a phone interview conducted by the hiring manager.
    All questions were expected and not very difficult, however, the interviewer sounded as if he was located inside an empty conference room and speaking into the phone from 10 feet away. The questions, therefore, were quite difficult to answer fluidly considering that it was hard to decipher each word behind the echo & opacity.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inside Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Zillow in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied via LinkedIn and was contacted by an HR recruiter to set up a brief phone interview, which was a simple screen. Then I had a video interview which was a one-way skype - 20 seconds to prepare for a question that popped up on the screen. After that since I was an out of state applicant I had a phone screen with their sales manager. Was invited to Seattle to interview with two sales managers after that. My issue is I spent nearly $1,500 flying out there from Florida and all I got in return was a copy and paste generic email saying I didn't get the job. No reason, no explanation, nothing. Not a good sign of a good company, glad I didn't get the job. Seems like their product is getting tired, too. There's only so many agents. Stay away.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewer asked me if I had more energy. Wanted to tell him I just spent $1,000 on a flight and flew all night to get there, seemed like an inappropriate interview question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Zillow Response

    Jul 22, 2014Director Recruiting

    Thank you for your interview feedback. As a company and as part of our recruiting philosophy, we value swiftness of communication and timely feedback. With that, we have opted to use email in ... More

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Zillow in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    1st. phone interview with recruiter.
    2nd. phone interview with marketing Manager
    3rd. Phone interview with Senior Marketing Manager
    4th. In person. 2+ hours with Senior Marketing Manger and members of team.
    Surprise "Analytics Skills Test" was a but un-nerving but seemed more of a test of how a candidate handles the stress of a surprise.

    Everyone was polite and asked the right questions for the position, very interested in personality. Got a tour of a fantastic office. (Which I might prefer as part of an offer as a way to really get your attention, rather than during a post interview tour, when you may not get called back."

    Interview Questions
    • Not so unexpected but too redundant. "Walk me through how you would start/launch a new campaign". For me these questions are nonsensical, They know the level of the job offered, they have seen the candidate's resume and job history, if at this point a marketing professional is being asked this, I think there is some other details being missed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Zillow in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call form a technical recruiter. I was then given a coding exercise to complete at home and send. The questions were pretty simple as mentioned in some other person here - string to long, insert & delete in trinary tree. I completed the exercise along with JUnit test cases covering all possible scenarios I could think of and returned it early morning the next day. After a day I received an email saying they would not be moving forward with me. When I asked for feedback I was told it was based on my coding exercise. I am surprised with this since my code was working and did what the requirements asked, was well tested and documented(in my opinion). The only conclusion I can draw is, they were doing some sort of lottery to pick candidates for the next round of interviews ;-)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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