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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Kayak.com full-timePros
Agile style development
Little time spent in meetings
Very team-oriented environment
Very little micromanagement
Flexible schedule, good work/life balanceCons
Location outside of the cityRecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Kayak.com in April 2014.Interview Details
Applied to a job posting online. A week or two later, an HR rep emailed me to scheduled a phone interview. A week after the phone interview, the HR rep called again and asked me to come into the office for an in-person interview. On site, I met with five different people individually. Eight days after the in-person interview, I was told that I was rejected for the position.
The office in Stamford has a 'start-up feel'. A wide-open, barn-style building of a few floors.
Definitely not the most professional interview process. The people were friendly, but ...
1) The dress ranged from kind of business casual to sweatshirts/jeans. The HR rep never told me this, so it did feel awkward being there in a suit and tie.
2) The hiring manager who I spoke with on the phone never met with me in person, even though I was told that she would meet with me. Kind of unprofessional and rude.
3) Wayyyyy too many people interviewing me. One person who sat down with me said, "I haven't even looked at your resume". That was very unprofessional on his and the firm's part.
4) No discussion about starting date, salary, etc.
5) No feedback following the interview, apart from the rejection eight days later.
Although their business is doing well, they really need to step up the recruiting process. Simply put, it's not that professional, and definitely not the top of fast-moving process that will get them top talent.Interview Questions
No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
- Nothing. Typical interview questions. Answer Question
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