I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Zipcar in December 2013.
Interview Details – Mostly screened for personality and light technical skill.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Zipcar in November 2013.
Interview Details – Got called by recruiter, went over a strange phone screen with the VP of Engineering. Everybody seems to be so busy. Even my hiring manager could not phone screen me (?) Spoke about generic software stuff, database and a few other items. Went for interview which was a series of pairs of folks
Interview Question – Asked about tuning database, software concepts, no whiteboard but many conceptual topics. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zipcar in October 2013.
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The process went fairly smooth. I attended a job fair that was put on by Zipcar. I was able to discuss the position with another Member Services Specialist. After the job fair I received a call to come in for an interview with a manager. I had 2 interviews that day. Each interview lasted about 30 minutes.
After the interview I was contacted 4 days later and offered the job over the phone. I had to wait an additional 2 weeks for the background check to be completed. My first day of work was aproximately 3 weeks after the job fair.
Interview Question – The questions seemed pretty straight forward. They were the typical behavioral style interview questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – For the member service specialist they have a set starting pay. There is rarely any room for negotiation
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Zipcar in October 2013.
Interview Details – 1) Email screen, 2) Phone interview w/ HR Rep, 3) Phone interview with General Manager for Local office 4) In-person interviews with General Manager and Regional Manager, 5) In-person interview with COO
Interview Question – Wanted to know some budgetary specifics from my current job. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Zipcar.
Interview Details – The interview process for this job is fairly straightforward. Zipcar is looking for people who are capable of making independent and practical decisions. Fleet Associates work as team to manage the Zipcar fleet, but since the cars are spread out over an area, they're often alone. Leadership, responsibility, and dependability are key traits that Zipcar is looking for. The interviewer made it seem as though Zipcar was a very fun and laid-back place to work, but now that Avis owns Zipcar, that may change.
Interview Question – "If you were given several high priority tasks, all of which must be completed in one shift and time to complete them was running out, how would you handle it?" View Answer
Reason for Declining – The salary was too low and the schedule conflicted with my other responsibilities.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zipcar in December 2012.
Interview Details – I met with everyone in the QA group on my first interview. On the second interview I met with some of the Software Engineers and some of the management. Everyone was very cordial and was very concerned about making sure that my schedule was not affected by the interview process. A very enjoyable experience
Interview Question – I was asked by one interviewer about what type of tree I would like to be. I did not really understand the question but I think they were looking for a good personality fit so I could appreciate the reason for asking it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They put their best food forward and made a very nice offer, I gladly accepted.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Zipcar in July 2012.
Interview Details – One of my college friend referred me for the position, so the first communication I received was through email asking if I could come in for an interview the next day. I did and interviewed with the Fleet Manager, as well as a number of other Zipcar members in the office. It was fairly laid back and had all the typical questions of a first interview/screening call. It went well and I was invited back for a second interview with the General Manager, once again communicated through email. I came in and met the General Manager, had a good interview and was told that they would make a decision the following week. As it was a Monday, I decided to wait until the following Wednesday to follow up. I emailed the Fleet Manager and to this date (a week later) I haven't heard anything. I understand they are busy, but I took time out of my days to come in and the professional thing to do would be to take 1 minute and send an email to close it out. I'm highly disappointed in the company and the unprofessionalism displayed.
Interview Question – If you could retain everything you know, but have the ability to live five distinct lives, what would they be? Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Zipcar in September 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview with recruiter on phone, very nice a few behaviorial questions on phone interview only and she dug in about passed experience. Second interview did not consist of any behaviorial questions. General Manager did not take any notes during interview process. Asked basic "tell me about your past experience" "What did you do at these positons and why or so do you want to join Zipcar". It was clear that General Manager was not experienced interviewing and he did not ask the right questions to dig out any core competencies I may have had that would detemine if I was qualified for the job. Interviewer spent more time speaking of the future plans of Zipcar and explaining what was their major issues with operations. Perception of GM was a nice guy but he was not a thorough interviewer. Third interview was with a VP, no behaviorial questions. Both interviewers did not take notes, so I am wondering how did they collaborate to determine if my expertise, talents and experiences would benefit Zipcar. It is clear that Zipcar needs a Human Resource consultant from the outside. They will never be able to recruit great talent with their interview system. It was almost like interviewing with a neighborhood real estate agency when I was 18 years old. Very easy interview, but the interviewers seemed more focused on trying to make an assumption if you would make a good fit with their culture just by looking at you and hearing you speak and not by organized and structured behaviorial interview questions. Employees were laid back but they did not smile or say hello, they just look at you like you are crazy. Reception employees were poor, they did not smile with customers and showed frustration to a customer that was asking too many questions.
Interviewed at Zipcar
Interview Details – I had a referral that led to my first phone interview. It was maybe twenty minutes long and fairly standard in terms of first steps. An in-person interview followed a week later which was with two people. The questions were pretty straight forward and what you might expect from any general interview. Everyone was laid back and very nice, while maintaining professionalism. I was offered the job two days later. High marks for not throwing out ridiculous random questions, keeping it straightforward and but not too high pressure.
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Zipcar.
Interview Details – I went to a open house interview in their headquarters in Cambridge MA. The location was great and the people were very friendly. They wanted to know how you would corporate with rude customers and how you would perform daily task. We were put into groups of 4 with an interviewer. They told us that we should expect a call from them within a few day to let us know if we got the job or not, but i have yet to hear from them.
Interview Question – They asked questions about how you would fit in the company. they also asked about your work preferences, i.e do you work better in a group or alone. Answer Question
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