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Avalara Interview Questions in Seattle, WA

Updated May 29, 2017
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    This was primarily a one on one interview with the hiring manager. It was preceded by multiple telephone conversations of varying length. He was primarily interested in learning how I would handle various situations and issues. Overall, the process was about as I expected. I learned about the manager, his department and how his thought things should be done.

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  2.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Process began with a phone screen with a company recruiter, followed by additional screen with the hiring manager. Both went well, and I was invited for in-person interview. Everyone I met with was extremely friendly, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. The interview itself was meeting with 5 different people, and focused on the role in question, previous experience, and personality. No technical questions were asked, beyond discussing my experience. The whole process was more of a long conversation. Refreshing.

    A good experience overall, and I thought the process went well. Ultimately, no offer was presented, and no indication as to why, but that's fairly typical. I did somewhat get the feeling a decision had already been made prior to my arrival, but purely speculation.

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    Lead QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Had 2 phone calls (1 from recruiter and 1 from the Dev Manager). Then 1 onsite interview with 5 people, one by one.
    The overall experience was good, there were general QA questions, like when is the testing done?How Agile works?

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    • Questions related to Agile, process, my background.   1 Answer

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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    4-5 hour interview with multiple technical experts and managers. Very friendly and handled professionally by the company at all stages. Received an offer within 2-3 days after the interview process. Even the managers/directors are strong technically and were trying to stump me with a few trick questions. It was fun.

    Interview Questions

    • Many technical questions and situational questions to determine cultural fit. Too many to list. It was very complete.   1 Answer

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    Customer Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The process consisted of a phone screen, then a phone interview with the hiring manager followed by 2 hours of in person interviews with the hiring manager and 3 peers. I really enjoyed my phone interview with the hiring manager, but when I came into the office for the in person interviews I was majorly thrown off by the peer interviewers. Overall they came off as unprofessional - one told me all about her family, another one told me about the health problems she'd been having all year - I only get two hours with you people to see if I'd like to spend 40 a week with you and that is what you decide to talk about? I walked away from the peer interviews still not knowing exactly what the job was. I followed up twice with my contact in HR but I never heard anything after my in person round - pretty sloppy. Everyone who makes it to the final stage deserves to hear a yes/no and feedback, even if both parties agree it wasn't the best fit.

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    • What would you tell our clients if our services were down - would you offer them any credit for lost business?   1 Answer

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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bainbridge Island, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Bainbridge Island, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the HR director via LinkedIn and had a brief telephone interview with her. We set a time for me to come in to the office later that week. The interview took approximately four hours. I met with six people in groups of two. Interviewers were dressed very casually, but I got the impression that a suit was a good choice for me. The original schedule of who I was meeting with was completely changed around once I arrived, leading to some confusion about names and roles of my interviewers.
    I felt fairly positive about the interview and sent a thank you to my original contact. She replied that they would be opening up the position to other candidates, but would be keeping in touch with me. Two weeks later, I hadn't heard anything, so I thanked her for considering me. She again reiterated that she hadn't made a decision yet. Four weeks later, there has been no formal rejection or further contact.


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    Software Development Engineer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed on the phone with a Test lead, then invited for an on-site interview. It was a 5-hr interview with one person at a time. I was interviewed by a test lead, a dev lead, 2 devs, and a VP at the end. Everyone asked me about problem solving/coding/testing. The questions weren't really difficult or unexpected. They were all easy to talk to and friendly.

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    • The coding questions were about strings, hash table, design,... If you reviewed the algorithms well, you'll do fine.   Answer Question
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews, 1 with recruiter and 1 with hiring manager. It was a solid hour of questions and conversation - not a walk in the park, but they weren't looking to find holes in my game either, just wanting to make sure that I was truly a good fit.

    1 full day of in person interviews with nearly the whole team, including a phone call with a remote team member. Everyone asked specific questions related to their role and how this role would play into those. Again, questions were tough, poignant, and thought provoking but not intended to trip me up. I was asked for specific examples of applicable work I had done, as well as to shed light on how I would approach certain tasks/challenges.

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    Negotiation

    Very straight forward and simple, they came in slightly above what I asked for which I thought was completely fair based on my experience and industry standards. I went over this on the first call with the recruiter and never had to revisit it until I had my offer in hand.


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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bainbridge Island, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Avalara (Bainbridge Island, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    After the standard phone interview I was asked to come in to the office and "meet the team." The process was more a tour of the office and meeting different members of the sales manager team. four or five sales managers would sit with me one at a time and we would have a back and forth conversation about myself, and my qualifications/ intentions. And myself asking them about their motivations and experiences with the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What of my past work experience would help me in the position.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bainbridge Island, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Bainbridge Island, WA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Interview with two managers, 1:1, basically describing the role. Softball questions. They hire anybody who has sales experience. Easy interview, this should have been a warning sign.

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