Abebooks Reviews

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Hannes Blum
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    Senior Software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Abebooks full-time (more than 3 years)


    - Good work-life balance
    - Nice office in a quiet location of the city
    - Good perks
    - People is general is friendly, respectful and open


    - You'll have to deal with a lot of legacy code
    - Things move slowly. In part due old technology

    Neutral Outlook
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Abebooks Interviews

Updated Oct 30, 2014
Updated Oct 30, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty



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    Java Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Abebooks.

    Interview Details

    2hrs Technical Test- write codes for 4 problems given

    1hr Phone Interview- Technical + Behavioral
    Overall was good experience. Interviewer was satisfied with answers, but later said they are looking for someone more close to the current requirements of role and didn't mention any reason to not continue ahead which was bit weird.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical Test was tricky

      Phone Interview Questions-
      1. About yourself
      2. About Past Projects
      3. Biggest Mistake made in life? and what did you learn?
      4. Biggest Challenge?
      5. Why do you like IT field?
      6. What attracts you to abebooks?
      7. HashMaps
      8. Collections
      9. Unix Commands
      10. Frameworks worked on?
      11. Brief about Spring n MVC
      12. Basic questions on E-commerce
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Abebooks Awards & Accolades

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Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2005
Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2006
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Additional Info

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Website www.abebooks.com
Headquarters Victoria, Canada
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books and a remarkable place to work. Millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. We helped to revolutionize the used book business. AbeBooks became a subsidiary of Amazon.com Inc. after being acquired in December... More

Mission: Our mission is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller and our business stretches around the world with six international sites — AbeBooks.com... More

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