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Hotwire Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    First there was a phone screen. Then I was invited for an in person interview. I interviewed with five different people the whole process took approximately four hours. Lunch was provided. The whole process was very pleasant and some of the interviews genuinely enjoyable.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked by almost all the interviewers about management experience, how to build teams, and how to deal with performance issues.   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was very efficient and pleasant. I was initially contacted by a recruiter and the process was followed by a phone screen with the manager and then a in-person interview in San Francisco. The interview went well and it most of it felt like a two-sided conversation more so than a strict interview. I've been wanting to work for Hotwire for a long time so I was very excited for a chance to interview. The recruiting team seems to be very efficient and any changes or questions are addressed fast. This was one of the best interviewing experiences I've had.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I decided not to negotiate

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    phone screen with hiring manager followed by two on-site interviews with peers, teams that I would be working with and HR

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not open to negotiations


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    Partnerships Specialist (Marketing) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call back from a recruiter who was based out of UK. I had relevant experience and was excited about the role. The recruiter wanted to know one thing only how much I was expecting to make and how much I make now. When she found out that I currently make the top of their range she said she would be unable to move me forward and it does not make sense to continue the interview with her. To which I replied that I see a lot of opportunities in this role and would be very interested in having a conversation with a hiring manager. Her response: "That's not how our recruiting process works" I was a little shocked by this unprofessional and short response, but still told her that "I am looking for a great fit with opportunities for advancement. Her response: "we dont promote that quick, I dont see why you would want this role" Needless to say I did not move forward with the process. But I was shocked 1) rude manner of the recruiter 2) how quickly they would pass on a good candidate where the difference in salary would have been $10K ( no more!) I was making mid 80s ( and would have asked for some raise) Their range was up to mid 80s. The difference is so minor that it makes the company look really bad.

    Interview Questions

    • Will you need a sponsorship visa? How much are you making now? What are your salary expectations?   Answer Question

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Initially contacted by HR rep for a phone screen
    Follow-up by a phone screen with hiring manager
    On-site interviews with 5 people (including head of HR)

    Interview Questions

    • None. Very typically experience based questions with some case study type questions   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    4 rounds. 3 of the interviewers are nice except one. They ask all kinds of normal interview questions, plus the problems that are closely related with their work. Basically you just sit down in the meeting room, and you get interviewed by four interviewers individually. The HR will talk about the compensation and your expectation at the end of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer gave a question regarding the boxing/unboxing. That is, the data member of the class is the basic 'int' type, not initialized, and they return it back in a method with return type 'Integer'. The answer should be '0' even if the data member is not initialized   Answer Question

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    Senior Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    It was OK. It was kind of a hard sell.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase was okay.

  8. Helpful (1)  

    UNIX Manager, Hotwire Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    August 13, 2012 I applied for the UNIX Manager position in San Francisco. I found the following weeks to be rather disorganized.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions asked me by a technical member of the team had absolutely nothing to do with UNIX or Oracle. I was asked to explain in-depth how the physical mappings of memory inside a server. I still have no idea why anyone would ask a manager this questions..   Answer Question

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Process was smooth and quick as I spoke with a recruiter on the phone and the next day with the hiring manager. I then went onsite and met with 4-5 team members over the course of a few hours. I was presented an offer within a week.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hotwire (San Francisco, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I was contacted via email by the recruiter for a phone screening - We'd set the time at 2PM on a Wed. She called me that Monday at 9AM - I wasn't ready to talk to her - and I told her we'd setup a time on Wed. She apologized and said she'd gotten confused.

    Tuesday at 2PM - I'm in the car- she calls me again. I tell her once more, that we're meeting on Wed. She apologizes again. Finally we connect and she passes me to the hiring manager.

    I talk to the hiring manager and they tell me they'll let me know next steps in about 2 weeks. I get an email 3 weeks later telling me the recruiter is going on vacation and her manager will follow up with me about next steps.

    The next week I ping him a couple of times and he doesn't have any information. Then on Friday he sets up a call with me for 3 PM Monday for 30 minutes.

    That morning he moves the time to 3:30 - 4. Fine.

    At 3:30, I wait,and wait and wait. At 3:40 I get an email saying he'll be late. At 3:55 he calls me, asks if I can still meet. I say yes, and he tells me they don't want to move forward.

    Great, they just wasted my time for a 2 sentence email or a 3 minute call - and strung this out to over a month.

    Interview Questions


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