Zillow Software Development Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 16, 2015
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Software Development Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Neutral Experience
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Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Zillow.

Interview

Giving a code test, about trinary tree and reverse string, after 1 week get email that allowing to move on to phone interview session, then receive a phone interview, and get rejected. The interview question were normal mainly focus on front end. After a week or so, I get rejected by email notification.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    Got an email asking to solve 2 coding problems as soon as possible. Finished in one week, and got no feedback on the problems. After one week, received another email said that I was rejected.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Zillow in February 2015.

    Interview

    This was the stupidest interview I have ever attended yet. I was told to code two questions before a phone screen, passed that and went to the phone screen. A person called me and asked a very simple tree traversal question which I solved using recursion first. He then asked to solve it in a different way which I did and gave him three other solutions. All this took less than 20 minutes. I had written working code which you could compile and run. And then I get a reject next morning. I am relieved that I got a reject cause God knows how people work in this company. I would never recommend anyone to interview with them. There are much better places to work in Seattle so please don't even consider this to be an option. Pointer: For those who are still going to take a shot, I think the they filter out the code sample answers is by looking at the timestamp of your files that you send. So make sure that the date/time of creation and date/time of last modified is not more than one hour. A simple solution would be to solve the questions, create a new file and paste the solved questions, wait for about an hour, modify the file and send it.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Zillow in January 2015.

    Interview

    Everything seems fine at beginning. I did really well during the two technical phone interviews and the interviewer said so, too. Yet two weeks after the time that I should be contacted, the recruiter told me that I was not selected for further process. I do not have any idea why it turned out like that. I am really confused where went wrong during the process that made me lost this opportunity.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    First they sent me two coding problems to finish. It's not difficult. The first one is convert a string to a long int. The second is implement insert and delete in a tri-nary tree. Two or three days after I submitted my solution, they made a phone interview with me. Why Zillow? How do I know Zillow? They also gave me some questions to coding in collabedit, such as Fibonacci, factorial calculation, which are not difficult.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied online, received word from a recruiter that they wanted me to complete a coding exercise, as others here have stated. Completed the exercise, sent it to them, was told that it would be reviewed by an engineer, and heard that I would not be moving forward.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Three weeks after submitting my resume, I got the email from recruiter. Two coding questions just like many have said. Two phone interview, just normal questions. And Onsite interview. Great office location.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Zillow (Seattle, WA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by email and asked to implement insert and delete in a trinary tree and also to figure out how to convert a long into an int and email back the solution. Afterwards I was contacted and told to schedule a phone interview. They asked me another question about trees which I don't quite recall. They told me they'd get back to me in a week and let me know if I was to advance in the process. I get no response so I send an email asking about whether or not a decision has been made yet. About a month later I get an email saying that they are still deciding which candidates to select and to wait until the end of the month to see whether or not I get an offer. Another couple of weeks go by and I got a rejection.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Zillow in November 2014.

    Interview

    They sent me one coding challenge consisting of two questions one is to implement insert and delete for tri-nary search tree, other one is to convert string to integer. They just asked me to send code in a file, they don't use Hacker rank or any such tools. I did both and tested it well, but i got a rejection mail after three days. I have read similar experiences.

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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Zillow (Seattle, WA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I talked to a recruiter at a career fair and gave them my resume. A week or so later they sent out a coding challenge, which I completed and sent back the next day. They responded very quickly, and I was set up with a phone interview for the following week, which consisted of big-O questions, then a short coding question involving data structures. We had some time left over, so he talked about working at Zillow and answered some questions I had. The interviewer was very nice and organized, and it went well overall. A few days later I got an email saying I had passed the phone interview phase and they wanted me to come in for an onsite interview sometime the following week. Onsite, I was interviewed by three separate employees for about 45 minutes each. They have you sign an NDA, but the questions were typical of what you expect from an interview for a coding position, nothing extremely easy, but nothing insane either. I got a bit stuck on one problem, but the interviewer did a nice job of nudging me in the right direction. After the technical interviews, they gave me a tour of the place and answered any remaining questions I had. I got a call two days later saying they enjoyed talking with me, and gave me an offer that I had two weeks to decide on, which I accepted. I received interviews with three other companies, and Zillow's was the most enjoyable by far.

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