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OpenMarket Interview Questions

Updated Feb 23, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at OpenMarket in July 2016.

    Interview

    Overall recruiting and interviewing process was seamless. (Think: Done right!) From the initial contact by the Recruiting Coordinator to the offer, it was exactly a month. Recruiting was communicative and very respectful of my time: follow-ups were done by the dates promised (a rarity), all the interviewers were well briefed and kept on schedule by the Recruiting Coordinator, and the Coordinator was highly responsive to my email questions before AND after the interviews.

    When I arrived onsite, I was given information about the company, its benefits and its values. The values emphasized on paper are reinforced by Recruiting and respectfully assessed by the interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • I was phone screened by the recruiter and then a Senior Program Manager before coming onsite -- the questions were 70/30 behavioral and program management (as expected). My onsite interviews were with stakeholders internal and external to the hiring manager's team: Dev Manager (technical and white-boarding), Product Director (product prioritization and communication), Senior Program Managers (intersection of engineering, product and program) and Hiring Manager (high level technical and behavioral).

      The onsite questions were challenging without the contentious feel.  
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    Senior Program Project/Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Was telephone screened by recruiter and then had simple tech screen by a peer position. Afterwards was brought in for an onsite loop with 5 people each about 45 minutes.

    It seemed I was brought in to fill a quota. They had no intention of paying my salary requirements. In fact I know the person hired and it was clearly a complete mismatch to have me go in and waste my days of prep. The position turned out to be about the level of a lower level project manager.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you translate business requirements to technical stories - or something along these lines.   Answer Question

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    Billing Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    A recruiter emailed me and we set up a date and time for a phone interview. They were supposed to call, but never did. I emailed the recruiter (they didn't provide me with a telephone number) about 15 minutes after the interview was set to start, but never received a response. Very unprofessional and rude.

    OpenMarket Response

    Mar 3, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    First of all, thank you for your review. We can never learn or improve our processes without feedback like your's. That being said, we would never intentionally fail to respond to an email from a ... More


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at OpenMarket.

    Interview

    AVOID VERTICAL MOVE! I was put in touch with OpenMarket through Vertical Move (via LinkedIn). The interviews were great and the people at OpenMarket seemed awesome. After the onsite interviews I never heard back from OpenMarket directly, just from Vertical Move. The headhunters at Vertical Move told me that OpenMarket liked me but for a different position. I was led on for 2 months by Vertical Move that I was going to get an offer and that OpenMarket just had to get the paperwork and open the different position for me. We went over salary and benefit negotiations and I was repeatedly told that OpenMarket was interested and to expect the offer by the end of the week. I was very interested in OpenMarket, but finally just stopped hearing anything back from the guys at Vertical Move. I don't know what happened, but if you're looking at OpenMarket I would strongly recommend avoiding Vertical Move. They lied to me and strung me along.

    Interview Questions

    • A bit of whiteboard coding. 2 system design questions. web service development.   Answer Question

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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Just a brief HR style interview with standard questions, what sets me apart from others, etc. Was e-mailing the HR person for a week or two before the interview, and e-mailed about getting a second technical interview. After responding my available times, I never heard from them again. Didn't respond to e-mails. Pretty brash, and unprofessional in my opinion.

    Interview Questions

    OpenMarket Response

    Mar 3, 2016 – Talent Acquisition Manager

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience and hope we can learn from the comments you provided. We would never intentionally fail ... More


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    Director, Engineering, Platform Delivery and Infrastructure Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Initially reached by a recruiter from another firm, and was interviewed for an hour and asked to supply a written summary of why I was a fit for the position. The hiring manager opted to go with another candidate, and that was that. Something went awry with the selected candidate and I was back in business. I was then scheduled for two one-hour interviews approximately one week apart. The first was with the HR Director and the second was with the VP. Both went really well from my perspective. Overall, I really enjoyed the conversations, the challenges that were discussed, and the company itself sounds like a great place to work with solid leadership and positive culture. I would interview again if asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Given your background and experience, how do you think that you might be able to help OpenMarket to reach new heights from a technical perspective?   1 Answer

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    Director 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 OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The company moved very fast from Hiring Manager screens, to HR screens, to full interview. Interview was well organized, and the outline communicated well. It was about 5 hours and they provided a break and lunch, which was really nice. Some interviewers were remote so they used video conferencing technology that worked well.

    Interview Questions


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    Director of Engineering Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was well done interview process initially with the HR person getting to know the company culture, then informational with the VP(who was the hiring manager). Then the full loop to talk to various managers and individual contributors from design to situational question

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was tough as they would not budge from what they were offering. They threw in a big number, but other finer details were missed


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    Senior Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Interview process started with two phone screen interviews, followed by an on-site interview with seven people. Each of these was a 1:1 interview, with the exception of one 2:1 interview. Questions ranged from specific experience for handling emergencies to XML and SQL questions. There was also a lot of emphasis on how one would approach programmatic interface design. The entire on-site interview lasted about five hours and involved everyone from developers to the VP. Everyone was friendly, professional, and genuinely interesting to converse with. I was assigned a recruiter contact throughout the process who was very good at providing updates. While he could not specifically explain why I was not selected from the final three candidates but said that I would be considered for future positions. Over all I very much enjoyed the interview process and would consider a future position with OpenMarket.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through the process of designing a vending machine. What interfaces would you need to design?   Answer Question

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Program Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at OpenMarket (Seattle, WA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    The initial interview was a phone screen with the recruiter. The second interview was a phone screen with the hiring manager. Finally I was brought in for 4+ hours of interviews with about 8 different people. The overall interview process was fairly straight-forward. I did however have to constantly reach out to the recruiter to keep the process moving. My guess is he is just overworked and has a hard time staying on top of everything.

    Interview Questions

    • What about a Service Oriented Architecture makes Program Management harder/easier?   Answer Question

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