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The Zappos Family Interview Questions

Updated May 16, 2018
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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Very friendly and informal. Included meeting team members and socializing after work. Good to see that they are looking for more than great marks on a piece of paper.

    Interview Questions

    • If I was to interview all your bosses over the last 10 years what would they say are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Photo Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shepherdsville, KY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Zappos Family (Shepherdsville, KY) in May 2012.

    Interview

    There were four interviewees and five interviewers. We each had five minutes with each one and then they would ring a bell and we would rotate! They called it speed interviewing. The questions were beyond silly with one serious question thrown in ever five minutes. It was obvious they had not read my resume or application. It was frankly difficult not to walk out. Then I was told a week later I was not hired because I was not Humble.

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  3.  

    Photographer Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shepherdsville, KY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at The Zappos Family (Shepherdsville, KY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I participated in the speed interview process for the photographer assistant position, and I actually really enjoyed it. I believe there were four interviewers and four interviewees. We spoke with each interviewer for five minutes and a bell would ring and we'd go to the next one. Each interviewer had a different categories/set of questions. This was clearly to see how you interact with different types of personalities. I really liked everyone I interviewed with, and I really enjoyed the company culture. I felt totally comfortable and confident about my interview, so I was surprised and disappointed when they contacted me a few days later to say I didn't get it, without offering a reason. Having said that, even though I didn't get the job, it was one of the best interview experiences I've ever had and I wish it could have lasted longer than 20 minutes.

    A few things of note: I originally applied for this position in September of 2011. They didn't reply until November of 2011. In December, they had me fill out a long form application and take a personality test. I didn't interview until January of 2012. It was quite a drawn out process.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about skinny jeans?
      Mullets: hot or not?   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (3)  

    Assistant Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The culture at zappos is key to getting in the door. The first "interview" will be via the Internet and it will be a timed and recorded interview via webcam where they ask you a question, give you a moment to collect your thoughts and then record your answer--once recorded you can not go back and change your answer --I was asked 4 untraditional questions. "Describe your perfect weekend" "what would be your theme song"

    Interview Questions

    • Which one of their "core values" would be most difficult for you to uphold   Answer Question

  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at The Zappos Family in March 2010.

    Interview

    Whole Process took about 40 days
    1.Basic telephone Screening
    2.Online coding challenge
    3.Telephonic Technical Interview
    4.Full day of onsite interviews.

    All the rounds are easy..onsite interviews test all your skills problem solving,design,algortihms and coding..
    The coding challenge at the very end of your onsite interview process is little challenging because you would be mentally exhausted by then

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  6. Helpful (15)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV).

    Interview

    24 Hrs coding challenge.
    HR interview
    Telephonic interview
    Onsite interview

    I applied online and I got a 24 Hrs coding challenge next day. 24 Hrs coding challenge was related to consuming their REST URLS and implement some Algorithms. I developed a NetBeans maven based web project using custom MVC (Servlet centric approach), used Jersey client API's, URL API's, some business service components, Controllers and presentation pages.
    I was selected in 24 Hrs coding challenge.

    Next step was HR telephonic interview - It was 30 mins non-technical interview. More focused on their company culture and core values. I was selected in HR telephonic interview.

    Next step-A technical phone interview with 3 Technical people- They asked me about my previous and current projects.

    Some basic Java questions- Interfaces, Abstract classes, Some design patterns some programming in a Shared Document. Exception handling Some SQL related questions & SQL Queries.

    One program was one basic series program- I solved recursively. They asked me a little bit about breaking condition and time complexity.

    Questions related to overloading and overriding.

    Basics of Object Oriented Programming.

    Some String related questions- Reverse a String

    Database - Some questions related to Database normalization and Some database quarries.

    My interview went well and interviews told me my interview was good and they want to see me for F2F interview and HR will contact you for next steps to come to Vegas for F2F. I was excited because everything went well. Unfortunately I got a rejection email. I tried to contact them but there was no reply from their side.

    During telephonic interview there was heavy disturbance in the communication line. It was very difficult for me to understand what they were saying.
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    For 24 Hrs coding challenge- Focus on architecture of the application before writing the code and spend some time on Algorithms, make components independent and reusable, create a documentation for APIs usage, add description of components and usage in your project in the document. Write your code as simple as possible.

    For String related questions
    Split function.
    Reversing in 3 ways , Looping, use a method of StringBuffer and the best solution implement your own Stack Data Structure.

    For Database related questions-Focus on Limit, Union and Sub Queries.

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  7. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Zappos Family.

    Interview

    Awesome Experience great people, really friendly + its vegas! ... Interview process is easy and straight forward
    1. online round
    2. got a call to fly over
    3. 2 days @ vegas
    4. first day .... meet everyone + coding round
    5. 1 tech round + 1 hr
    6. got the offer in 7-8 days.

    ... got the offer

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I had other offers, they were paying quite less

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted a resume through their website. They emailed me a coding challenge, and I emailed them back some Java code that successfully performed some interactions with the Zappos API.

    I passed the challenge, so I moved on to a phone interview with a lady in HR. She asked me a bunch of personality questions. If you research Zappos culture you'll know how to easily answer these. :-) Definitely make the impression that you're fun and would enjoy socializing with your co-workers after-hours. She also asked my salary expectations, so don't let that question catch you by surprise.

    A few days later I had a phone interview with a guy in Engineering. We did another online coding challenge, in Java again. He expected me to solve a string parsing question in a certain way, but I over-analyzed it and bombed the question. In retrospect, if I was just a little more familiar with all of the basic String functions in Java, I might have made it further through the interview process. My bad! Lesson learned: Master the fundamentals! :-)

    Interview Questions

    • Search for a character in a string and split the string based on the character.   1 Answer

  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Zappos Family (Las Vegas, NV) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online through Zappos website, and then after 1-2 weeks I got online technical challenge for 4 hours coding (3 questions) and one virtual interview (6 behavior questions and 3 technical questions). The questions are not hard. It takes about one month for me to get an email to get to next round.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about your challenge you had before and some behavior question.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Zappos Family in January 2015.

    Interview

    The first part of interview process was to make online video cover letter and give an online assessment test. If you would clear these two then would be invited for in person interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • The first part of interview process was to make online video cover letter and give an online assessment test. If you would clear these two then would be invited for in person interviews. The online video cover letter had few interesting question to answer. In total there were 9-10 questions mostly based on HR. Online assessment was quite challenging. Required to solve coding question within time stipulations. Do prepare well for online assessment.   Answer Question

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