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AppFolio Interview Questions in Santa Barbara, CA

Updated Jun 16, 2017
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    Web Production Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process started with a brief 30 minute interview discussing why I was interested in the position, and my qualifications. My interviewer mixed up my resume with another applicant, and started asking me about things on another applicants resume (I thought that was rather unprofessional - I spent hours preparing, the least a manager could do is come prepared too). Before hanging up, my interviewer asked me if I could come in and interview at the office later that same week to meet other managers/staff/to see the office environment. I agreed and the interviewer said he would email me a confirmation with the address and names of the people I would be interviewing with. I never received the email. One day before our scheduled interview, I called the manager I had spoken with, left a message and never got a response. The day of the interview I called again to confirm that the interview was still going on as I had zero information and no confirmation, and the interviewer said that he had forgotten to follow up with me (again, I found this to be pretty unprofessional) but gave me the information I needed.

    When my in-person interview came, I was scheduled to interview for 2 hours with 4 managers. I ended up spending 3.5 hours at AppFolio and met with 6 different managers. At the end of the day, I was given 2 personal cell phone numbers by 2 different managers, and was told I interviewed well and that they would get back to me by the end of the following week with information on next steps. Everything couldn't have gone any better. Got a call the following week saying they weren't going to continue with my interview process. After I spent 3.5 hours with them.... what a joke and a waste of time. I don't know what went wrong, but I definitely will not be applying to AppFolio again (this had been my 2nd time applying at the company, but in a different department).

    Interview Questions

    • What do you plan on doing in your free time when you're not at work?   Answer Question

    AppFolio Response

    Jun 30, 2017

    We value your feedback and time - thank you for sharing that with us. We’re normally known to be prepared and ensure the candidate has all of the information needed for the interview. We will take... More


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    Director, Stratgic Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Horrible experience. Had two phone interviews then was asked to come to Santa Barbara to meet with 6 people (3 hours total). I booked rooms and took days off to go there. When I got there I had my first interview, then was told during my second one that the rest of the team was not available anymore and we would do virtual interviews in the coming weeks. I waited about 10 days to hear back and was then told the job requirements had changed and that I would not be interviewed. What a giant waste of time...never again!

    Interview Questions

    AppFolio Response

    May 2, 2017

    We value your time, and I am sorry to hear that you were told the team was not available - that is not our goal! We are committed to taking in this feedback and continuously improving. Thank you... More

  3.  

    Sales and Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    1 interview between two managers and hired within the week. Definitely work at a quick pace here. Questions were all personality based so prep to talk about your background.

    Interview Questions

    AppFolio Response

    Jun 30, 2017

    We are so pleased to hear this - thank you for sharing and welcome aboard to the AppFolio team!


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen, followed by a technical interview via GoToMeeting and Google Docs. After the first technical interview, I got an email saying they would not be moving forward with my application. Everyone was relatively quick to respond and nice during the process.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement a hash table.
      Describe what happens when you click on a link from a Google search.
      What is an outer join?   Answer Question

    AppFolio Response

    Feb 24, 2017

    Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We hope to cross paths in the future should there be an opportunity that may be a fit. Best of luck to you.


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AppFolio (Santa Barbara, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    The process took about 3 weeks. I had a phone call with the recruiter, then the hiring manager, then was brought on site.

    The most disappointing part of the process was how they responded with a "no." It was a form letter with no personal touch. "We don't have an open opportunity for you." The in-house recruiter I was communicating with was just very cold, not much personality.

    They then proceeded to provide no feedback, which means it was a huge waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever had a confrontation with an engineer and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

    AppFolio Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – Manager, Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to interview with us and share your feedback. We are working to make the interview experience and response better following up on interviews. We wish you the best in... More


  6. Helpful (2)  

    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goleta, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online and got a reply pretty much right away via email. I was pretty excited about the company. I scheduled an interview, showed up early and found out AFTER the interview was supposed to start that the person who was supposed to interview me wasn't even there... The guy who ended up interviewing me seemed nice at first, but the longer we talked the more he started just being condescending. I've interviewed many times before for various internships and jobs, and never left disliking a company until my interview with AppFolio.

    I was asked to complete a "next step" after the interview and was not at all interested in continuing the process.

    For people thinking about applying: There are many tech companies in SB with competitive pay and even better culture. This isn't a dig on AppFolio as a whole, just the SDR department...that's all I can speak to.

    Interview Questions

    • We get a lot of people new to the workforce who think they're ready to work 40 hours a week, but end up just not having the work ethic. How would you say you'd handle the stress of full time?   1 Answer

    AppFolio Response

    Jul 5, 2016 – Director, HR

    Thank you for taking the time to interview with us and share your feedback. We are working with our team to use your feedback to make the interview experience better. We wish you the best in your... More


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    1 HR phone screen, the recruiter was very nice. then 1 tech phone screen with the chief architect, who was also very nice. no algorithm question asked, but we talked about technical stuff for an hour. Two days later I was invited to onsite interview. The onsite interview had three rounds and I was asked about both algorithm data structure, and OOD.

    Interview Questions

    AppFolio Response

    Dec 6, 2016 – Manager, Recruiting

    We are excited to have you join AppFolio - welcome to the team!

  8. Helpful (5)  

    Customer Success Manager (Call Center) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goleta, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was pretty awkward. Both the interviewers were really emotionless and I couldn't tell if the interview was going well or not. One of the interviewers was wording his questions in a confusing way, so it made the interview a little bit harder. Honestly, some of the questions they asked really had nothing to do with the job. I was quite confused after the interview why I was being asked some of those questions. Long story short, I never got a email back so I just assumed I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to ask for help?
      What skills do you bring to App folio?
      What do you know about App Folio?   Answer Question

    AppFolio Response

    Jun 3, 2016 – Director, HR

    Thank you for providing feedback on your interview experience. Here at AppFolio we use a strengths-based approach in our interviews to help us match each candidate’s traits and strengths to the... More


  9. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goleta, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I was initially contacted by their corporate recruiter asking if I was interested in interviewing. I first interviewed with the recruiter who conducted an hour long non-technical phone interview. I was then scheduled for an on-site 4 hour long technical interview. The interviews were conducted by two senior engineers and the director of engineering. Each interview was a typical technical question to be solved on a white board. The interview process was generally a good experience, the two senior engineering were engaging and seemed interested in the interview. However, the director of engineering spent a lot of the time texting on his phone and continually asked me to repeat myself when I asked questions or had comments. In my opinion, if he isn't interested in interviewing then he should delegate the process to someone else.

    Interview Questions

    • Draw an entity diagram for the game of chess. Write a function and tests for the movement of specific game pieces.   Answer Question
    • Write a function that validates a username based on various requirements such as minimum and maximum length, only specific characters, no repeating characters, etc.   Answer Question
    • Write a program that creates continuous circle and square objects and draws them on the screen with each shape is only as large as can be fit inside the previous shape drawn. The program must do this with a square that starts with a side length of 1000 units and go until the final shape area is less than 1. Each iteration must print out the shapes area and upper left starting coordinates on a graph.   Answer Question

    AppFolio Response

    Jun 20, 2016 – Director, HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback regarding your interview experience.


  10. Helpful (5)  

    Customer Success Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goleta, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AppFolio (Goleta, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    It all starts out great when you're contacted by a recruiter until the recruiter/HR/hiring managers drop the ball on a common courtesy of responding to follow up emails. In 2016, it is expected that savvy email skills are embedded in everyone and it is not hard to respond to a candidate that interviewed for 4 different positions in one day. I applied for a Customer Success Manager position and 3 additional positions in the MyCase division of the company. I met with 3 different people and all were great interviewers but then I never heard back about a single position. I sent a follow up email and received *crickets* then I sent another email to the recruiter who set up the interviews...again no response unless radio silence means the same as what it means in the dating world. So I'm not sure if I was brought in as a serious candidate to be interviewed or just to fill a quota. All the positions seemed great and the team was perfectly nice. Be prepared to be "ghosted" as I've spoke to other friends who applied within the company and they all had similar experiences of no follow up game from their emails. Lesson to be learned: never apply to this company again unless you want to waste 1-2 hours of your life just to not be notified if you got the job.

    Interview Questions

    AppFolio Response

    May 25, 2016

    I'm very sorry that we dropped the ball on following up with you. We pride ourselves on creating a positive experience for candidates during the interview process and when that doesn’t happen, we... More


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