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Button Interview Questions

Updated Sep 18, 2017
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  1.  

    People Team Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Button (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was blown away by how thoughtful the interview process was from beginning to end. It started with two phone interviews, followed by a small case study/project that was relevant to the work required by this role. The on-site interview included interviewers from across the organization, including members of the executive team. The process moved quickly, yet didn’t feel rushed or pushy. My recruiter was constantly in touch, checking on how I was feeling and asking whether I had any questions about the role or company. Button believes strongly in the idea of “omotenashi” which roughly translates to “hospitality” or a “completely selfless approach to receiving guests, where a perfect balance of attentive care and unobtrusiveness is achieved to create an intimate environment of trust, relaxation and respect between those sharing the moment.” That was evident in every interview session. Each person was clearly prepared, had a different set of questions from the one before, and everyone exuded warmth and hospitality. For a fairly small and young company, there’s clearly a lot of thought and energy being put into candidate experience and the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through the most impactful project you were part of in your last job. Talk to me about your approach, your role, and how you measured its success.   Answer Question

  2.  

    People Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Button (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Overall, interview process was challenging and interesting. Got exposure to the people team as well as folks outside the team - engineering and finance. It was a little long, but I think it reflects the thoughtfulness of the team. There was a case study, but it was highly relevant to the role and was a fun exercise - different from other interviews. There was also a good discussion with the hiring manager around the work I did during the onsite interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a process or policy you designed for a company   Answer Question
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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Button (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews, then had to complete an assignment that they say shouldn't take long, but it took a couple of hours to complete. After they received that they invited me onsite to meet the team. I felt like the interview panel wasn't aligned in what they were hiring for and what I was told in the phone interviews. Most of the team was prepared for the interview, but there was one interviewer that wasn't and after 5 minutes of talking he asked me if I had any questions and I had to fill the remaining 40 minutes and pretty much directed the conversation. It felt like a complete waste of time. The hiring manager was prompt in all communication though, so I appreciated that.

    Interview Questions


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    People Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Button (San Francisco, CA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Interview process started with an initial phone screen with a recruiter then proceeded to a phone screen with the hiring manager. The process was pretty straightforward and the interviewing team was very timely despite not moving forward.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a project where you believe you had the most impact.   Answer Question
    • Talk me through a time where you changed a process for your team. How did you do that and what was the result?   Answer Question
    • What is one of your strengths and what is one of your weaknesses.   Answer Question

  5.  

    Technical Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Button.

    Interview

    First round call with a recruiter, then a 30 minute in person meeting with the hiring manager, then a project prior to an on-site. The first round call is really standard, asking what you do, what your values are, etc. The next round with the hiring manager can easily be done via skype or phone. I think it's crazy to ask a candidate to meet in person for a 30 minute interview in the office as it doesn't consider their time to be valuable (if they need to leave work early for example). To get to the round after you must do a project which they say takes ~45 minutes. That was a lie. After going through it and actually working on the project it takes ~3-4 hours done right. It's a multi-part project that involves discussing process and sourcing candidates and is so detailed that you're basically doing free work for them and re-writing their candidate experience process. After doing that you don't hear back for 2 weeks, only to be told that a candidate signed so because of this they won't be moving forward. There was no transparency after the project was done and I find it abhorrent that they make candidates do free work disguised as a project.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a job description for an iOS Engineering Role   Answer Question
    • Please review the Software Engineer, Platform job description on the Button opportunities page. Based on the requirements and your knowledge of what it takes to build an admirable team who do you think might be a good fit? Please provide 3-5 LinkedIn profiles and provide a short summary of what makes this person a good candidate. *These do not need to be people you know or have worked with in the past.

      Now that you have 3-5 candidates to reach out to, please write them an email.   Answer Question
    • Chris, our CPO, has asked for your advice what the market rate is for a Product Manager with specific experience in mobile or web technologies. What is your approach to finding this information? What do you tell Chris?   Answer Question
    • An engineering candidate is coming onsite!

      How you do prepare the interview team for the interview process?
      When the candidate comes onsite, what is your role?
      What are ways in which you can provide omotenashi to candidates during the interview process?

      We know that information is somewhat limited from the outside so feel free to use any research or information you find on our website, google, etc. Also, feel free to make assumptions, embed dummy data or facts, etc - we are more interested in the approach you take.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Button (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Phone screen and onsite round. Some other miscellaneous things. Really great experience. Stephanie is the best recruiter I've worked with and all of the questions were very well thought out. On the whole I felt like they presented a lot of fair opportunities to put your best foot forward while challenging you.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't specify questions but a pretty standard battery of algorithmic, design, and pair programming.   Answer Question

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    Front End Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Button (New York, NY) in June 2016.

    Interview

    I applied to Button towards the end of June 2016 and a phone interview was scheduled. I was interested in two positions: Front End Engineering and Developer Evangelist. Stephanie was extremely nice, professional and I could tell she was genuinely curious about my experience and how I could add value to the company as it grows. The interview questions were the standard "Why do you want to work here, tell me about yourself and experience, what development stack/technology do I work with, etc." While I was not offered an on-site interview or position, I was impressed by her professionalism.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? What development stack/technology do you use?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    it was a phone interview. They want to know more of what you know about their company. Question were expected like: Why do you want to work here? what do you like about our company? tell me about a project you've done? The call was around 15 mins as I remembered.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here? what do you like about our company? tell me about a project you've done?   Answer Question

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    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Button (New York, NY) in April 2016.

    Interview

    It's certainly a long process, but looking back that's truly a positive sign. Button invests so heavily in the interview process to ensure that everyone brought onto the team is not only a right fit for Button, but that Button is the right fit for them. It's also great to meet with every person that you will be working closely with so there are no surprises when you start. You'll typically have two phone screens/short interviews, be asked to complete a case study, and then one, longer on sight interview where you chat with everyone that you will work closely with. Again, long process -- but a necessary one to ensure the team continues to grow with the right people that can bring a key area of expertise to help Button scale.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to come and start tomorrow, what's the first project you would want to tackle?   Answer Question

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