oDesk Interview Questions

Updated Jul 8, 2014
Updated Jul 8, 2014
17 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Web Performance Optimizer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at oDesk in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    They'll just ask you about your experience and some sample sites that you've worked on in the past. Some technical questions for some clients but that's all.

    Interview Questions
    • If you don't have an experience yet, well maybe if they ask you for some sample works that you've done before.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Electronics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at oDesk in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    You sign-up to odesk.com, its free. Complete the odesk readiness test. Search for jobs you are interested in from their website. Apply to the job and wait for a notification of interview, your prospective employer will contact you soon. While waiting, complete some other test from odesk that related to your job. You also need to install the odesk team application to your computer. The prospective employer will contact you via email, chat, skype or phone call, pass the interview and agree on the job. Then the prospective employer will click hire from his computer. Now you can start tracking your time using the odesk team application on your computer. Your employer will see what you are doing, has time to review your work, and will pay you according to the amount of time you are logged in and working.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question is estimating how much time you can finish the job.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Computer Systems and Infrastructure Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at oDesk in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was very impressed with their interview process and how my HR contact guided me through it all. I was not local, which may be why it took almost two months for the process to complete. It started off with a test with very relevant questions to the position with a number of phone and Skype interviews with people ranging from future peers, managers, and employees from adjacent groups, with finally an in-person interview. Questions were both relevant and technical as well as personality-centric.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember specifics but there were some tough technical questions. Those I weren't sure of I instead walked through my thinking step-by-step, which was, I believe, well received by interviewer.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They offered me a competitive salary right away and a place to grow my career, which made it easy to say yes.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at oDesk.

    Interview Details

    I applied online after seeing the job posted on multiple online channels (Indeed, LinkedIn etc). Within days I was contacted by a recruiter through email and was scheduled the same day phone screening and an initial interview. Both the recruiter and hiring manager were incredibly nice, cheerful and energetic which I later found out reflected the tone of the company. Following the phone screenings, I came in for 2 sets of in-person interviews and in total interviewed with 15 people. It was a bit tiring but everyone was so positive and smart that I really enjoyed the whole process. Just a few days after the second interview I was made the offer. The overall interview process took 2 weeks and throughout I felt informed and respected.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given a real acquisition problem the marketing team was trying to solve and was asked to whiteboard a visual solution without any time to think it through.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Marketing Writer and Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at oDesk in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Work at oDesk is a series of overlapping short and long-term jobs, each with its own application and hiring process, usually very quick hiring. You find a job posting you like, or receive an invitation to apply to a job. You respond with a cover letter that briefly explains why you would be a good fit, and poses a few questions about the job. The employer looks over your profile, and if they like what they see they ask for a few more samples. Then you're hired, and you get to work. Usually happens within a day or so.

    Interview Questions
    • Some employers do not understand or value how much time you will have to put into the project they need finished, and they offer a lump sum number that works out to less than minimum wage. At that point, you either have to explain why you are worth the price you set, or walk away.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Most negotiations are quick. The employer makes an offer. You accept, or counter offer with an explanation. They accept or refuse. That's it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Content Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at oDesk in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Depends on the client, but usually you will need to submit a cover letter and desired pay. Client may choose to ask you specific questions or even submit a sample of your work, too.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Recruiter Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Marlboro, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Marlboro, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at oDesk in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Since working as contractor I did not dream oDesk themselves would offer me a job, I was estatic and honored!

    Interview Questions
    • When as to work for them, to help clients with their job postings and sourcing candidates, the deceision to work with oDesk was a no brainer! So when they unexpectedly asked me to work for them, I did not hesitate!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    A background check, that took only a few days, and I began training. Was working the next Monday full time. What a great team!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Telemarketer and Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portsmouth, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portsmouth, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at oDesk in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I have an on-line profile with the company where I am able to apply to the jobs that are posted on the site. I applied for 13 jobs oveer a three day period and received two response whch resulted in my being hired for two long term assignments. One employer had 24 applicants but only interviewed me and one other applicant.
    The other only had six applicants, as the position was highly specialized.

    Interview Questions
    • I asked if I could begin prospecting on-line rather than in person.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to secure an offer for commission based sales for prospecting in an above average potential for industries.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at oDesk in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    As with any company, my application was originally screened by the HR, followed by a Skype video call with the Hiring Manager and eventually I was called in for a personal interview with 4 people including the hiring manager. I was asked lots of situational questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked about existing problems faced by the department and how I would solve it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at oDesk in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Brief phone interview, then came in for a long series of interviews with many members of the team. Everyone was very friendly and really enjoyed talking about what they do.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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