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Anonymous Interview Candidate

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Negative Experience
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Application

The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara

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One of the most disorganized interview processes I’ve ever been through. On multiple occasions, their internal recruiters sent the wrong time/date. It does not reflect well on the company to have such an inept interview process. They do not even have the ability to send actual calendar invites. I am not impressed in the least bit.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
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I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 months. I interviewed at Avalara

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The position was for e-invoicing department, Senior Technical Product Manager R5441(open for Germany, UK , US, India). Offer given but not honored by Avalara. Don't waste your time with this company!!! The Interview process was supposed to last 3 weeks with 4 rounds but ended up with 6 rounds and 2 months to get a positive answer. The HR's took another 2 weeks to finally provide an unsigned offer letter and then asked for another week to get the signed copy as company managers were on vacation and asking me to resign from current company so as to meet the joining day deadlines. HR even called me after 3 weeks of initial offer letter call that tomorrow you will get the signed copy in your email and then again complete silence. Everyone involved in the process went to their caves for 10 more days and finally the SVP comes and says we are hiring an internal candidate so as to consolidate the team at one place. Boom! Looks like they don't know what they want and what they do but play with candidates time and energy. Good thing that I didn't resign from my current org looking at the unprofessional behaviour and unexplainable situations but I did leave 4 other company processes just for Avalara. A big shoutout to everyone... Don't waste your time with Avalara/Inposia(their German branch). They aren't trust worthy and completely unprofessional.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

No Offer
Negative Experience
Application

I interviewed at Avalara

Interview

The recruiter never called me for our initial scheduled interview. She emailed an apology the next day asking to schedule again. We confirmed a time. She then emailed the night before the interview requesting we reschedule again for Saturday morning. We confirm a time for Saturday and yet again, she does not call me. I email her requesting another recruiter. She emails back an apology, claiming that she could not reach me and asked to reschedule. My phone indicates no missed calls, and my home Wi-Fi is excellent. By this point, I am no longer interested. The job description sounded great, but this woman is not representing Avalara well at all.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Avalara in Jul 2022

Interview

They just wanted to steal my ideas and some information about how prestigious companies work as they do not even have a Customer Success team ! Waste of time and energy.

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Anonymous Employee

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara

Interview

HR pre-screen, interviews with hiring manager and a few peers. All was over Zoom. Communication was good and consistent. It took a couple weeks to hear back but they managed expectations appropriately.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I applied online. The process took 1 week. I interviewed at Avalara

Interview

Very Straightforward process. Applied for the position through their website, and had a phone screening call. After that, they contacted me to schedule an in-person interview, and a day later I received the job offer.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berlin

No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Berlin) in Jun 2022

Interview

I was contacted by an internal recruiter by Linkedin. I had 3 calls over Zoom. Communication was good and I liked the approach with the sales manager. After the third call I was contacted by HR department telling I didn't pass the interview because I had not enough experience in the role, considering I have 15+ years experience exactly in that role. I asked to have a real motivation about my failure on the interview, but the answer was inconsistent. Considering my professional background, a real reason would be much appreciated rather than getting a "not enough experience" response. Disappointed

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Encinitas, CA

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Avalara (Encinitas, CA) in Jun 2022

Interview

Initial HR screening was okay-- Recruiter did not have knowledge of the position, however, I typically don't expect a recruiter to have this knowledge. After a conversation with the recruiter discussing the interview process, compensation package, and benefits package, I was scheduled for a "Meet and Greet" with a hiring manager to discuss the details of the position and the day-to-day operations-- this was presented to me as a casual introductory conversation. During this "meet and greet" I was berated by the hiring manager for not being prepared for the interview. She was appalled that I had not researched the company more extensively and had not prepared myself better for an interview. I let her know that I was not given information regarding the details of the role outside of the job description online, nor was I prepped for any interview, as I was under the impression this was a casual conversation. At this time, she mentioned that her and the recruiter must not be on the same page. We proceeded with the conversation, however, I don't feel I ever was granted the opportunity to recover from this lack in communication on Avalara's part. I truly felt that I was being talked into NOT wanting to work for Avalara, instead of being sold on all the great benefits and growth that could come with the opportunity. I reached out to the recruiter after this experience and she deeply apologized for the lack of communication between her and the hiring manager. Based on my experience, I would not feel comfortable joining the team of this hiring manager given the way she verbally tore me down over a mistake from her internal team.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England

No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview
Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (London, England) in May 2022

Interview

3 Rounds: 1. Technical round 1. 2. Technical round 2. 3. Hiring Manager round. Technical round reschedule 3 times. Time-consuming process. All basic questions and answered correctly. HM was having concerns related to salary and selected another candidate.

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Anonymous Employee in Pune

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Application

I interviewed at Avalara (Pune)

Interview

The whole process was smooth and professionally done. I had one round with the US team which was mainly focused on my Cloud experience and technical expertise and one round with the Pune team which was technical and finally an HR round.

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Glassdoor users rated their interview experience at Avalara as 44.0% positive with a difficulty rating score of 2.80 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty). Candidates interviewing for Marketing Manager and Regional Sales Manager rated their interviews as the hardest, whereas interviews for Tax Analyst and Software Engineer roles were rated as the easiest.

The hiring process at Avalara takes an average of 23 days when considering 150 user submitted interviews across all job titles. Candidates applying for Tax Analyst had the quickest hiring process (on average 3 days), whereas Marketing Manager roles had the slowest hiring process (on average 31 days).

Common stages of the interview process at Avalara according to 150 Glassdoor interviews include:

Phone Interview: 31.33%

One on One Interview: 23.67%

Group Panel Interview: 16.67%

Background Check: 9.00%

Presentation: 7.33%

Drug Test: 4.33%

Skills Test: 3.33%

IQ Intelligence Test: 2.67%

Other: 1.33%

Personality Test: 0.33%

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