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HomeAway Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (3)  

    Operations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in June 2018.

    Interview

    After an initial phone screen I was presented with a case study. The request was to prepare a presentation on an upcoming project for the eCommerce team, which was to be reviewed with the hiring manager. Then I participated in a panel interview with five members of various HomeAway teams with whom I would have to interact on a frequent basis.

    Interview Questions

    • Several interviewers asked how I would handle a transition from an Analyst role to a Manager role.   1 Answer

  2.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Get phone interview

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Met them at the university recruiting fair. I was asked a bunch of C questions on the spot and got called for a technical interview the next day. There were more of JAVA questions asked during the one on one interview. Got the rejection a week later.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Not too bad. They asked me about Java class, polymorphism, Java interfaces, and some networking questions. It wasn't too bad but I wasn't able to answer a couple of the networking questions. The easiest part was the coding question. I had to find the total sum of the numbers that are divisible by a given input. Simple little method. The recruiter was really nice. I thought I did well in the interview but got an email about three weeks later saying they were looking for more qualified students. Don't know why....

    Interview Questions

    • The question I was most surprised by was the Java Interfaces. I was not expecting that at all.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    four round on-site, one question is to transfer integer to Roman, one question is about prefix tree, one question is for cyclic linked list. But interviewers always expect you to come up with a better solution after you write down the answer

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    Met them at a college career fair - had one interview on campus
    Got a phone call a wk to two wks later, asked to come out.
    Came out, had 4 interviews. Everyone was really nice
    Got a call following week with the offer

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Not sure if I will decline yet, but I didn't really get to talk to the ppl much and figure out the atomsphere.


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for a job thru LinkedIn. I was contacted by a recruiter offering a different job which I still liked so I decided to move ahead with it. After an hour talk with 2 directors they decided to flight me in. A lot talks about how the company is awesome. While onsite I had 4 interviews of about 45 mins each. Only 2 were technical, one was about a puzzle question and the other on was about multithreading. There was never a chance to show real programming skills. If you do something wrong, they wont tell you or try to get you to think about the problem differently. I couldnt do the puzzle question, but I did well on the other question. The recruiter called me a couple of days later to tell me that they werent going to make me an offer. They seriously need to revamp their interview process to include more relevant questions.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at HomeAway.

    Interview

    Had an initial phone call which asked about my skills, and the second round was a technical interview with the architect.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to implement a java program to get the column name in excel given a column number. (eg 1 -> A, 27 -> AA)... The solution involved recursion   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Met them at the campus career-fair. I got a phone interview in a week. Phone interview consisted of a breadth of technical questions ranging from data-structures to algorithms to web technologies. Got invited to interview on-site the next week.

    On-site visit started with lunch on their rooftop, followed by a tour of the offices, then the interviews. Four, 45min interviews with a 15min break after the first two. Half were algorithm/data-structure related, the other half was design/behavioral.

    Got contacted the week after the interviews with the offer.

    It wasn't easy, but it wasn't impossible either.

    Interview Questions

    • A question asking you to solve a real-world, Homeaway related problem using Java. Don't remember the exact details of it.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Recent graduate so I did not negotiate.


  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeks. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Got a call next day after the career fair at my school. Set up a one-on-one on-campus interview the following week. After more than a month, they got back to me and said wanted to do a phone interview. After the phone interview, they asked me to come to their headquarters the following week. During the final rounds, I had 4 interviews of which 3 were technical, one was mainly behavioral. Technical questions: basic OOP questions, subset problem (but with pairs of numbers)), duplicating a twisted linked list, recursion in a multi-threading scenario. I did decent and provided solutions. After 2 weeks, they got back to me saying they won't be making me an offer. A long process finally came to an end.

    Interview Questions

    • Duplicating a Linked Link where each node had an extra pointer that could point to itself, to any random node in the Linked List, or be NULL.   Answer Question

  11. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at HomeAway (Austin, TX) in November 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process is well organized. They organized a welcome dinner in downtown Austin for you to network with employees and the interview take place next day.

    There are 2 45 minutes interviews and they are painfully easy. I ended up writing about 10 lines of code. I believe it depends on interviewers but the difficulty should be tuned up because challenging interviews do give the candidate the impression that the company is prestigious.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how would you design recommendation system for HomeAway   1 Answer
    • Design a card, a deck of card in OOP and write shuffle method assuming you have a random function. Write the code   1 Answer

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