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Shutterstock Interview Questions

Updated Oct 26, 2017
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    AR Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online for the open AR Specialist role at Shutterstock in early June 2017.

    Compared to past interviews I've recently experienced with a myriad of NYC-based firms , the recruitment process for this position was very seamless, simple and surprisingly fun. The entire process only took 3 weeks, from the application submission to the final decision.

    I went through three rounds of interviews: the first round involved a quick phone screen with an HR representative; the second round involved a 30-minute phone interview with my future supervisor; and the third round involved an on-location interview with three members of the Accounting/Finance team at Shutterstock's immaculate headquarters in NYC's ESB.

    Each interview at the headquarters lasted about 30 minutes; however, there were no "curve-ball" questions which was very reassuring. Furthermore, each interviewer was very personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

    On the following day after the third interview, I was immediately presented with a great offer that my previous company could not even come close to matching. Without hesitation, I accepted the offer and look forward to joining the Shutterstock team in two weeks!

    Interview Questions

    • What are the first things you plan to do during your first day at Shutterstock?   Answer Question

    Shutterstock Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Shutterstock

    Thank you for the feedback! We are delighted you had a great experience and look forward to you joining the team. - Director, Talent Acquisition


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out on LinkedIn. Initial phone screening with recruiter. They set up a technical interview which is done over video on Google hangouts. The interviewer was late to the technical interview then managed to talk most of the time. Eventually asked if I had any questions, which I did. Then managed to say we've run out of time and we'll need to reschedule for the coding challenge. The next day I get a rejection letter.

    For a NY based company they're not as punctual as you'd expect and they'll waste your time. Very disappointed.

    Interview Questions

    • None. The interviewer talked about the company and himself.   Answer Question
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    Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in September 2017.

    Interview

    initial phone interview with HR . after a week 1 hour google hangouts and coderpad
    on site interview was almost 4 hours in their NY office. very nice people and nice office.
    I regret i could not get it

    Interview Questions

    Shutterstock Response

    Oct 6, 2017 – Shutterstock

    We appreciate you sharing your feedback and encourage you to continually check our careers website for new job postings that might be a good fit. - Director, Talent Acquisition


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Care Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Professional, thorough and detailed during all steps from beginning to end. Each conversation was an opportunity to speak about my professional accomplishments as well as ask questions about the company, the job itself and what drives success in the role they were looking to fill. Follow ups were done in a timely manner, giving a good impression on how the company operates as a whole. Overall a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How to you manage a high performer on your current team?
      How do you manage a low performer on your current team?   Answer Question

    Shutterstock Response

    Oct 7, 2017 – Shutterstock

    We’re glad to hear you had a positive interview experience and recently joined the Shutterstock team. Best of luck in your new role! - Director, Talent Acquisition


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Phone interview with the recruiter, asked about my background. Passed and then moved on to the second round with the hiring manager. He asked about my background and why I want to work for shutterstock and talked about what the position entails. I passed that round. After that it was a take home test. So it was a two part test where there are SQL questions and you have to write queries. The other part was hypothetical business questions. They give you three days to finish it. So I completed and sent it in. One week later, I emailed the recruiter and the person said the hiring manager hasn't gotten back to them. I never heard back since then.

    Interview Questions

    Shutterstock Response

    Oct 7, 2017 – Shutterstock

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re disappointed to hear about your interview experience and have followed up with the recruiting team regarding this role to find out what happened... More


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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was standard...phone screen, 2nd phone screen with the manager, then onsite with the team via Google Hangout and local team members. The whole process took about 5 weeks due to scheduling since I am not exactly local. It wasn't as involved as some interview processes but I would say it was the usual. Read my issue with their interview process below.

    The recruiting and HR process, while not perfect, was not as bad as some of the other reviews I've seen. It seems the HR Staff is new and just getting their bearings, but I've had no issues with them, they took care of the situation the best they could and its my guess that they will only get better with time.

    Interview Questions

    • I won't go into questions in detail but beware....they have a job req that covers the SRE/DevOps gamut which I prepared for and only the config management was barely glossed over and then I was told that team actually wasn't responsible for the initiatives mentioned on the JD. Instead I was asked deep Linux OS questions that, if actually mentioned on the JD was the actual focus of the job, I probably could have reviewed in one long afternoon, since many of the tools I'm either unable to use at my current job (different *nix flavor) or so obscure as to not have been necessary in my toolbox for a while. Focus on the Linux Sysadmin stuff and throw that req in the trash if you're preparing for the interview.   Answer Question

    Shutterstock Response

    Oct 7, 2017 – Shutterstock

    Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. We’re glad to hear you had a positive experience with our Recruiting team and are following up with the Hiring Manager regarding the job description. We hope... More


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    Director of Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    Initial interview set for onsite in the afternoon at their main offices by the Empire State Building. Arrived 10 mins early and waited in the conference room, only to then learn the interviewee was actually working-from-home. Ended up doing a remote interview via Google Hangout, with the interviewee not apologizing or even acknowledging that he wasn't on-site, just immediately jumped into questions.

    At best, completely disorganized; at worst, extremely unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    Shutterstock Response

    Oct 7, 2017 – Shutterstock

    Thank you for sharing your interview experience. We’re disappointed to hear what happened and we’re following up with the hiring manager. We hope you also completed the candidate survey with your... More

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I went as far as a phone interview with Shutterstock and unfortunately did not move forward to an in person interview. The phone interview was very professional, and consisted of general discussion about my background and experience as well as information about what life is like at Shutterstock.

    The interview then moved to a coding session that consisted of solving a problem and writing a runnable program for the solution.

    Interview Questions

    Shutterstock Response

    Oct 7, 2017 – Shutterstock

    We appreciate you sharing your feedback on the interview experience and hope that you also completed the candidate survey. Keep checking our Careers website for open positions that might be a good... More


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Customer Care Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Provided great detail regarding the position. The managers are so kind. The recruiter was also extremely helpful. The process was extremely quick. I interviewed on a Wednesday an received an offer that Friday,

    Interview Questions

    • how do you handle irate customers? How do you deal with stress? Name a situation, you were not able to resole an issue but the customer was satisfied with your service.   Answer Question

    Shutterstock Response

    Oct 7, 2017 – Shutterstock

    Thank you for sharing your feedback on the interview process - we’re excited to have you as part of the Shutterstock team! - Director, Talent Acquisition


  10.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Shutterstock.

    Interview

    Interview process was very rapid, but a great experience. The recruiter was incredible and did a great job of assisting me through the process. I have dealt with many recruiters in the past, and Alyssa is by far the most efficient and transparent of them all.

    Interview Questions

    • There were many questions asked regarding my data analysis process and vision for course development. Due to the size of the team, I am expexted to make a near immediate impact.   Answer Question

    Shutterstock Response

    Jul 19, 2017 – Shutterstock

    Thank you for the great feedback regarding your interview at Shutterstock. We have been very focused on candidate satisfaction and are very happy to see that it is reflected in your experience. We... More


  11.  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process was very straight-forward and lasted about 4 weeks. I first had a call with the recruiter - she set expectations and kept me updated every step of the way. Then, it was a mix of interviews over Google hangouts and in-person with the team. Everyone I met with was organized and on time. Questions were challenging but not too difficult. Overall, my interview experience at Shutterstock went very smoothly.

    Interview Questions


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