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    Product Operations Manager, Bizrate Insights Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Santa Monica, CA).

    Interview

    Applied directly to the company via a job board, heard back from a recruiter two weeks later, had one intro call with recruiter that reviewed my resume and the role. He then scheduled a call with my would-be manager that week.

    The on-site interview was among the worst interviewing experiences I've ever had....
    - The first interviewer was the group manager. She was extremely cold and seemed generally unhappy with life. Never once did she try to sell the role or the company.
    - Next came two sales women who asked fluff questions like "how do you deal with conflict". Again, no joy.
    - Third was a surprise test on a laptop, rules of test: you have 45 minutes, we won't tell you how many questions, you can google whatever you want but we don't suggest it. Despite the fact that I told them I'm not a programmer and the role didn't require such skills, about 25% of the questions consisted of coding questions.
    - Fourth came someone who I thought would be a peer, only later to find out that she would be my reportee, which explained why she was so nice at the time.
    - Last came the original woman I phone-interviewed with, who was probably the most mellow.

    It's now been two weeks and the recruiter hasn't even bothered to tell me I've been dinged. Super unprofessional.

    Overall I'd say don't waste your time.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think Facebook will exist in the future?   1 Answer

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    Ad Ops Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Santa Monica, CA) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Submitted my application online and was contacted by a member of the ad ops team for a phone interview. After having a great phone conversation, I was invited for an on-site interview to meet with three members of the ad ops team individually. Met with you each member for about 30 minutes. Questions included: why work in e-commerce industry, what do you know about Shopzilla, what do you know about the ad ops space. At the end, I had a 10 minute recap with the head recruiter.

    I emailed them about 2 weeks later to check on my progress and was told I did not receive an offer.

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    Non-engineering Position Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Santa Monica, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Easy and informal interview style. Arrived on time for my 4:00 PM interview and ended up talking to my interviewer until well after 6:00 PM. The interview covered all of the necessary items but in a very warm, conversational style. Interviewer was very open about the role and scope.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Pay offered was what I was looking for and it's hard to find fault with any of the benefits and perks.


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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Not so great. HR does not follow up at all

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Don't want to ruin my life


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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Santa Monica, CA) in September 2010.

    Interview

    The first interview was a phone interview with a senior project manager. The questions asked were pretty basic interview questions. "Whats your management style?" "How do you approach a challenging project/task?". Nothing too difficult but questions that were designed to get to know you.

    The second interviews were on site interviews to meet with people. That's where things went south. Everyone I met with had awful attitudes. One person had complained about the company and asked me if I was ready to work constantly and if I would be "committed to the job".

    Another person asked me "why should we hire you?" even though I was recruited by them. What's worse is another interviewer laughed and rolled her eyes at me when I told her I read "The Art of the Deal" by Donald Trump.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    write your implementation of Hashtable

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    Affiliate Account Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2009.

    Interview

    quick phone interview with someone from hr - no technical questions were asked
    then
    interview with members on team and hr
    then
    interview with above and director of department, each individual interview didn't last more than a half hour

    Interview Questions

    • dont remember, interview wasn't that challenging. they really interviewed for fit.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    i didn't try negotiating. i would recommend negotiating for other people.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Written test in the beginning in which two coding problems were given. 4 interview rounds and mostly on algorithms and mathematical puzzles. Knowledge of java is a plus. When there are other candidates ahead of you then you need to wait a lot for your turn, which is quite more than normal waiting times.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't remember interview questions. If you have good command on algorithms and memory management stuff , then you will be able to clear the interview process.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Shopzilla (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    1 written round + 3 Face to face tech rounds + 1HR...
    Written Round - 1hr( Java MCQs + 5-7 Algo questions)
    1F2F - Core Java + simple algo questions on trees and arrays.
    2F2F - Multithreading + Algo on LinkedList and arrays + questions on collection
    3F2F - with the director(Multithreading questions + Shuffle Deck of Cards program)
    HR - Normal simple questions

    Interview Questions

    • Core Java Questions, Garbage collector Implementation + Basic Array and Tree questions   Answer Question

  10.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Shopzilla (London, England (UK)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    The process took 3 weeks.
    I applied by email on January 2014, after one week I received an email informing me that I was shortlisted and that the first part of a process consisted in answering some screening questions.
    One week after I send back my answers, they contacted me to schedule a phone interview. The guy who contacted me was very gentle and well educated.
    The day of the interview, the call me two times to postpone the interview, it annoyed me a little bit because I've lost almost a whole day.
    The phone interview was kind of a disappointment, the recruiter seem not really interested and distracted, like she were doing many things at the same time.
    I have to admit that I have not been very good, but she really didn't put me at my ease.
    After a week, the gentle recruiter called me to tell me that they chose another candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • No special questions. 50% of the interview talking about my background and experiences, the other 50% talking about Shopzilla business model, competitors, clients.   Answer Question

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