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  1. Helpful (4)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by multiple face to face interviews.Each interview in person takes place according to a given Schedule-- example: interviewing with these 3 people 30 min each at these times. Give yourself at least an hour 1/2 for each in person interview. You will meet with different people from the department you are applying for. Lastly you will meet with the founders. After each in person interview there is a "recap" session where they will rate you a yes or no... which will determine if you keep on interviewing.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to give presentation selling products to a prospect. For an example they will ask you to sell a media campaign with a 10k budget and 40k budget and explain why you chose each product.   Answer Question

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The recruiter set up a time for late afternoon, which wouldn't normally be a big deal. However, she had been churning phone calls all day and by the time she got to me, I encountered a defeated and careless recruiter. I understand the phone screen process, and her main mission was to find a culture fit-ironically I don't think she fit in with the culture projected by Spiceworks.
         Nearly all of her questions were scripted, which I understand to a certain extent, so canned responses were needed so she could simply fill out the form she was reading off of and move on to the next candidate. Most of my questions were not able to be answered by the recruiter and defaulted to "You will have to ask an Account Executive that."--which could have been handled much better.
        I went in thinking I wanted to join the Spiceworks team, however after the initial screen I was turned off. Also, the compensation plan is low ball for industry standards. I would apply to Spiceworks with a raised eyebrow and low expectations from their recruiter staff.

    Interview Questions

    • "If you could make your next role what would it be?" --the obvious answer is something similar to the one you're applying for. This is a silly question, but the recruiters have to ask it, like robots.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (8)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Spiceworks.

    Interview

    initial phone interview, flew me in from out of state to Austin for all day interviews, met with sales managers and exec level staff--got a nice lunch and then got offer within 2-3 days. Recuriter mentioned offer was only good for 24 hours--little aggressive. Virtually ignored by recruiter as soon as hired.

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (3)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spiceworks.

    Interview

    I was contacted via Linkedin by a recruiter advertising a new position they had - I responded positively and a call was scheduled.

    Typical chat about my previous experience and the role itself. Discussed salary expectations and the rough compensation of the role.

    That went well and I was invited on site for an in person interview scheduled for 2 days later.

    In person interview was 2 hours long, with 4 different people at half an hour each. Everyone was SUPER friendly and down to earth. They definitely had plenty questions for me but they were well thought out and they were insightful and deliberate. This said, the whole thing just felt like a chat with old friends... super relaxed and effective - I felt totally at ease from the minute I walked in the door.

    That also went well, and I was invited for a second round of in persons with the founders. I was nverous for this, but unnecessarily so. I met with three of the C guys, and they were all amazingly down to earth, incredibly open and genuinely interested in hearing about me as a person as opposed to an 'interviewee' ... The passion they had for collaboration and working together openly to achieve growing Spiceworks as an awesome company honestly inspired me. I walked way with a huge grin after 2 more hours of interviewing and pumped to get in the door.

    My recruiter came back to me next day with an offer, the compensation package was lower than originally discussed, however the company offers such good growth opportunities and an almost weirdly good sense of teamwork/awesome culture it was a no brainer to accept.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of questions framed in casual conversation - very effective.   Answer Question

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The recruiter reached out and did an initial phone screen for about 15 minutes. Then I was brought in for an in-person interview that lasted for about an hour. I was then sent a project: a proposal I had to put together within 24 hours, prior to my 3rd in-person. Once I got to the next steps, it was a grueling 5 hour interview (in a row) then I had to present my proposal to management.

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Spiceworks in January 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty straightforward. Started w/ a recruiter as screening type call, was scheduled for an in-person later but I accepted another job in the meantime. Spoke to two different folks over at Spiceworks, they were both very nice and seemed very intelligent. I wish I had the chance to go further with the process, seemed like a great company.

    Interview Questions

    • Why was I looking for a new job?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Interview is really long, but ends up helping you understand why you should be there. You will sit down with at least 8 people throughout the interview process and you must get a yes from all of them.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when you're told no?

      What's your biggest character defect?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation whatsoever. I wouldn't even try.

  8. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Basic interview process:
    1) Phone Screen with HR
    2) Phone Screen with Software Engineer
    3) On-site Interview

    After I went to the on-site interview, they never contacted me after several emails. Like the other reviews, I have been ghosted too.

    Disappointed very much.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you highlight specific words in a html string?
      Return a random integer x from an array of integers "y" after given an array of integers to exclude from that array "z"
      Given a postfix string, return the result of the operation   Answer Question

  9.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Initial Phone Screening with very simple questions. I would expect anyone with more than a year of experience to answer the questions without hesitation. After that was a series of technical interviews. The tech interviews were mostly normal CS questions. Most were prefaced with a suggestion to use pseudo code.e

    Interview Questions

    • Implement find nth fibonacci   Answer Question
    • Define Big O notation of insert, delete for array, hash, and linked list. What are the differences and in what cases would you use each?   Answer Question
    • Output pascal's triangle from 1 to n.   Answer Question
    • Given an integer, output the roman numeral value.   Answer Question
    • How to find all duplicate values in an extremely large, unsorted array.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (3)  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Spiceworks (Austin, TX) in December 2012.

    Interview

    I applied online for two positions--Test Engineer and Software Developer. I got an email back saying they were not interested in me for Software Developer but that they wanted to set up an interview for the Test Engineer position. I scheduled a phone interview, and got to talk to my recruiter. She asked me some general questions about myself and my resume, and in the end said she would try to get me an on-site interview for both positions.

    The interview process was pretty long. I interviewed with four people in development for about 45 minutes each the first day. Questions tested thought process and ability to recognize bugs in web features. I left a little unsure of how well I did, but I scored myself a second interview.

    The second interview was about the same in length. I got to meet the co-founders of the company and chat with them individually. There wasn't really much technical questions that day, as much of culture fitting questions. It was pretty cool since you actually get to talk to the CEO and see what the higher ups are like in the company. Sometimes they will ask a question that doesn't have a right or wrong answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Write an optimal algorithm to return the longest palindrome in a string.
      How would you test a toaster?
      What was your biggest failure in life?
      Given x amount of resources and a time frame, if your competitors are asking an average of x dollars to get a contracted job done, how much would you offer to charge the same contractor?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't get much leeway in negotiation. The recruiter said that the offer was what a person with my level of skills would get (so I'm assuming they offer more for people with visibly more skills).


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