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ShopRunner Interview Questions

Updated Aug 14, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Conshohocken, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at ShopRunner (Conshohocken, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty straightforward, i was referred to by a friend, so I was contacted by the recruiter who was pretty proactive, in couple of days i was scheduled for a telephonic interview with the Sr. Director of Engineering. The interview was simple and went well, the next day I got an email from the recruiter about an onsite interview.
    I went for an onsite interview which was like 3 hours long, initially 2 people from the QA team interviewed me, which was just getting to know each other and what have you worked on and so on.
    The next interview was pretty technical with 2 programmers, one guy who was indian was very smart and a java guru, he tricked me a lot into fundamentals and intricacies of the language. Few things he asked me were really new to me and I had fund at the end of the interview.
    Next I interviewed with another director and this time he asked me to implement an algorithm, given a number print out its digits without using substring method.
    Next day, I get a call from the recruiter for another round of interview with the CTO of the company at their office in Conshohocken, PA. I went for the interview, the CTO was really very nice guy, he was very technical though. He asked me a lot about database, queries, performance etc. He also presented me with one of his own problems that he had faced during his college days and asked me to come up with a solution. I wasn't able to come up with a solution that he was impressed with, though i answered most of the other questions he asked.
    After the interview, next day I contacted the recruiter for an update, and here comes the part I didnt like about the company. He didnt respond to my emails for an entire week. Suddenly, he responds back and says he would like to talk to me. So we schedule a time and he tells me that I am on the hook, i am not rejected but i am not selected as well. He said, one of the directors who would make the decision is on vacation so I need to wait for a month before they get back to me. I asked him politely to atleast let me know their decision once the director is back. He said he would, to this day its been more than 2 months, i haven't heard back from him.

    Interview Questions

    • Write an algorithm to print out the digits of an integer without using the substring method.   2 Answers

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I applied online. Was called about a week later by the recruiter. She told me a little bit about the company. Week later was set up with a phone interview with the manager of the team. She was friendly and was interested in getting to know my background. Next round was a phone interview with the CFO. He was rude. Not even technical. It seemed like he was more interested in finding out how my company was run rather than how my personal work experience is related to the role.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about shoprunner?
      Would you rather work for a professional services company or an actual company   Answer Question

    ShopRunner Response

    May 16, 2017 – VP Talent

    "Sorry to hear you had this experience. We look to understand the organization one currently works in to understand the differences between the role at ShopRunner and current circumstance and, by... More

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Quality Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ShopRunner.

    Interview

    Phone screen with a recruiter - typical stuff - nothing special. Then a couple days later, another phone call - the woman wasn't even from the location the role was in. I must have been interviewing for a different role because her agenda for the call was different then the job description I received. She was trying to be technical but really failed.

    Interview Questions


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    QA Engineering Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at ShopRunner (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    I applied via employee referral and HR reached out pretty quick and had a nice conversations and setup phone screen with CTO , discussion was around role expectations , challenges . Onsite was setup next week, I met with VP , CTO , and 3 team members

    All discussions went well but I was told in 2 days that they want to look for more candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Automation process , unit testing ownership , data driven tests , behavioral skills and managerial challenges .   Answer Question

  5.  

    Partner Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Conshohocken, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at ShopRunner (Conshohocken, PA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted for an initial phone screen, which was scheduled for 3 days later. The phone screen lasted for about 30 minutes. I felt very comfortable speaking with the recruiter. 2 days later, I was contacted to schedule a phone screen with the marketing manager, which was then scheduled for the next day. This phone screen lasted for 30 minutes. Again, I felt very comfortable talking with the marketing manager. I was asked basic questions about my background and what I was looking for in a position. 6 days later I was contacted to schedule a time to come into the office for an in-person interview. That interview was scheduled for a week later. Before I went in, I was told how long it would last (about 3 hours), who I'd be meeting with, and what to wear, etc. The interviewers were all relaxed and very easy to talk to. We talked through my background, the company, the goals, the positon, etc. The entire process felt very professional and easy. I heard back 7 days later.

    Interview Questions

    • What areas/markets, if any, do you believe ShopRunner should expand their partner base to?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    2 Interviews overall. 1 with senior recruiter and other one onsite with CTO.
    HR interview was easy. CTO interview was also easy but I have no clue why I got rejected. He asked me 2 questions. First question was that an array is given and we have to find the pairs that has sum = 4.
    My solution: I provided my brute force solution O(n2). He asked for optimization, so I provided my answer in O(n) solution using hash tables. He asked me how hashtable lookup works and since I didn't know in-depth, I told him I don't know. He asked me why didn't you use binary search to solve the question through, so I replied binary search solution will take O(nlgn) but my solution is more efficient.
    In the end, he asked me why people still uses binary search than hash tables or hash maps. So, I answered him.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Entry Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Initial phone screening was fairly simple and we just walked through my resume. HR asked me about all my projects and the programming languages that I am comfortable with.
    A major problem was the rescheduling of the technical interview done approximately five times which kind of sapped all my energy for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • First technical interview Q :
      1. Tell me about xxx project on your resume - Explained
      2. Given an array of integers eg: {1,2,3,4,1,2,7,5,6} find all the pairs that sum up to 10 {7,3} {6,4} {3,7} {4,6}
      gave the solution with quadratic complexity. I struggled a bit for it and did it almost in time.   2 Answers
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    Staff-level Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at ShopRunner (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    20 minute call with HR person. Two-hour onsite interview with the hiring manager and an executive. Offer in hand within 48 hours. The company can move quickly.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at a start up?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Straight forward. Generous. Exciting!


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    NA (for Keeping IT Anonymous) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at ShopRunner.

    Interview

    Very hostile recruiter with no respect for candidate. Extremely rude tone.
    Suggested that employer has to be notified when doing job search.
    Worst experience ever. She almost implied that one is property of employer.
    I hope other candidates do not have to go through this.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Product Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at ShopRunner (Chicago, IL) in October 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was long, with a few gaps to pull extra details out of the recruiter, but many of the people I met with were really nice. The TLDR advice is: only pursue this place if you really, really are passionate about ecommerce and what Shoprunner specifically is doing.

    The people I met with are committed to Shoprunner's goals and aren't shy about the fact that they're trying to take on heavy hitters like Amazon or that they don't expect Shoprunner to be around forever. They also were very focused on finding the absolute perfect candidate who would require little or no training, even if it meant delaying multiple projects that had strict deadlines. So if you get even a whiff of a hint that they aren't interested, back away and look elsewhere.

    The process was straightforward - initial phone screen, then coffee with the recruiter, then later on if you get to the next step it was coffee with the manager who needed to hire. I had two of those manager meetings since there were two roles open at the time. As I wrote earlier, everyone was nice - but the social side of the interviews mattered way less than your answers, so if you try to do much or any wiggling to fit what they want, it's probably not worth your time.

    Interview Questions

    • Which coding languages do you know and use? [This manager wanted a unicorn product manager to work simultaneously as a product manager, business analyst, and front end developer/QA essentially]   Answer Question

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