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    Performance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL) in July 2012.

    Interview

    For the Operations group, they will typically conduct a few separate individual interviews with the candidate. All of these, of course, will be back-to-back ranging anywhere from 30 minutes each to an hour. You typically meet with your immediate manager, another manager who works closely with the group in which you're interviewing for, potentially the director, and then possibly a team lead.

    Interview Questions

    • They ask a lot of behavioral type questions, so be prepared to have several examples that you can speak to. One cliche question they ask is the conflict with manager.   Answer Question

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    Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    There were 3 interviews for the first round, followed by 3 more in a second round. Typically the first was one on one, the second with a group, and the third another one on one. Very friendly interview, not too challenging. In my interview I had some brain teasers, which were hard, but I got through them ok.

    Interview Questions

    • "Talk me through how you would think about the disruption caused by teleportation technology on current mass transit"   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Advertising Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL) in June 2010.

    Interview

    This was a prescreener interview by HR. They asked the basic questions and were pretty rude during the entire interview. When asked my salary expectations I was told that I was not in range. When I asked what the range was, I was told, "I don't have that information on me." Ok, so how did you know my salary is not in range?

    Anyway I was asked if I would take a salary reduction to which I replied no and the conversation ended.

    Maybe the interviewer was having a bad day. Or maybe she does not like her job.

    Interview Questions


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    National Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I completed an application online off their website. Leveraged prior senior relationships through LinkedIn and set up an INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEW w/ CRO. After a 3 week lag I scored a call with the recruiting manager. No response to my repeated follow up. Never able to identify or speak with hiring manager despite good "fit". Made it clear they had already identified a preffered candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • Prior experience and relationships with OEM's in this vertical were a must.   1 Answer

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I was appraocahed by the recruiter on linkedIn. I then had a phone interview with her. Afterwards I was invited to come in the office for 2 in person interviews with the hiring manager and team lead of the team I was applying to join. I was then asked to come back in the office for a skills assessment and to give a presentation of my portfolio of work.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your knowledge of excel? What functions do you know?   1 Answer
    • How many pennies to the top of the sears tower.   1 Answer

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First there was an Architect interview, 2 senior developers interviewing, a single software manager interviewer, and a phone screen. It was a helpful opportunity to learn what else is out there.

    Interview Questions

    • The architect asked me to diagram a flow of a web api end to end. Another pair of devs asked me to work on a clojure program. It went well, even though at the time I wasn't sure I got it.   Answer Question

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    Web Developer Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cars.com (Santa Monica, CA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Met manager at a career fair at my university and was later contacted regarding a potential intern position. Had an initial phone screening and was asked basic SQL questions (ie discuss the different types of joins). Was then contacted by a team manager for an in-person interview. The in-person interview lasted several hours and consisted of three separate interviews with two members of the team at a time. The questions consisted of basic programming knowledge, basic system design and SQL, and some brain-teasers and sys-admin type questions. In the end they were looking for a part time intern, but I was looking for a full-time internship.

    Interview Questions

    • Write the merge-sort algorithm in pseudo-code.   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied online, call with internal recruiter, then call with hiring manager. Appreciated follow-up fairly soon after call (even though it was tho trek me that I was not a great match to job requirements)

    Interview Questions


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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cars.com (Chicago, IL) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Applied and was contacted via phone call within 3 days. Setup a window for me to call (because I never can control when I'll be with a customer) from 2-230. I was able to call at 210, the person didn't answer so I left a voicemail. Around 4 they called back wondering why I hadn't called (didn't check their voicemail?), I explained the situation and we were able to set up a later time. Phone interview went ok, but always felt like I was behind the 8-ball after having to reschedule. No in-person interview offer was extended.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked how my customers would describe me. Scenario I hadn't really prepared for.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (5)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Had a phone interview after applying online. Went pretty smooth and friendly until they told me the starting salary and it went south from there.

    I declined to continue candidacy, I was getting more money from unemployment than they would've paid me.


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