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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at WillowTree (Durham, NC) in January 2018.

    Interview

    My resume was passed to the recruiter in December 2017. Did a couple of phone interviews and then flew out in January. That was one interesting experience. My flight ended up getting cancelled the night before, and the recruiter was helping me out well into the night getting a flight rescheduled for the morning of the interview.

    Got to the airport an hour before and went straight to the office. I toured the office, then had an interview with the recruiter, and then had technical interviews. After it was all done, then went back to the airport and flew back home. It was a crazy day, but a week later, they came back with an offer.

    I started a few weeks ago, and feel like I'm at home.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlottesville, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at WillowTree (Charlottesville, VA) in November 2018.

    Interview

    Applied on their website and was invited to do a virtual interview, where you would be given questions and you would have a couple of minutes to answer them to a webcam (no human interviewer).

    Was then invited to a phone screen was completely behavioral with an HR rep.

    Next was sent a coding challenge which I had to do on a shared workspace with a software engineer while the engineer was on the phone with me, this was also pretty easy.

    Finally, I was invited to an onsite interview at their Charlottesville, VA office which was four back-to-back interviews for a total of 3 hours. There was only on technical question all day which was a design question (see below). After the interviews, they brought me out to lunch with a couple of SEs and I could choose where I wanted to go. Lunch is your opportunity to ask any and every question.

    Overall, it was a great interview process!

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    Software Test Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at WillowTree (Charlottesville, VA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    It was lengthy- a lot of different video and phone interviews and then an in person all day one. But it wasn't very difficult. Mostly questions to feel out your personality. Each interview was with a different person to see how compatible you would be working with different team members.

    Interview Questions

    • What's something that you decided to learn all by yourself for fun?   1 Answer

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    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at WillowTree in June 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted via Jobvite for a video interview that I could record anytime through the website and I was given a due date to do so. It was a very new process to me but wasn't as bad as I thought. There are roughly 9 or 10 questions related to the position and I was given about a minute or two to read the question and think of an answer before the program starts recording your answer (roughly 1 or 2 minute to answer as well).
    Then I was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview to go over my background and why I'm looking to join the team. I thought it went very well and it was aligned with my vision for my next job.
    The recruiter then contacted me again for another phone interview with one of the team members, they had a list of questions to go over and I just answered each question. I thought it went pretty well, they didn't seem to give feedback good or bad. It was a neutral reaction.

    Lastly, the recruiter asked to set me up with a video conference interview with a QA member, developer and the recruiter. The interview was "ok", it seemed like it didn't have a good structure. Some personal questions, some questions about why I'd like to join the company. The interview then focused mainly on coding in Java which wasn't a requirement for this position but I found out while talking to recruiter that they're mainly looking for someone with good programming experience to start their automation suite which I thought was very unfair to reveal that during the last interview since most of our talks were manual testing which I had a great deal of experience in. One of the interviewer didn't show up until the last 2 or 5 minutes of the interview and they were a key element for this interview since they had the same title I'm applying for.

    Overall, I think the experience started out very well and ended sourly. Not just because I wasn't offered the position, but I wasn't even considered to continue because I lack programming experience even though the job isn't called "Test Automation" or even require programming skills.

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    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at WillowTree (Durham, NC) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I was contacted through an email to complete a video interview.It was quite different but easy.Then I was asked to attend a phone interview with the HR for 30 mins.#rd round of interview with a test engineer for 30 mins.HR is very friendly,I applied for charlottesville,VA.But the same position was open in Durham,NC which was my preferred location,So the HR did follow up with the Recruiter in Durham and continued my hiring process.Then I was asked to come for face to face in durham office.Initially I had a quick office tour which is very impressive.Then I had a panel interview with a developer ,Test engineer and HR.I was asked some questions like tell me about yourself,My past work exp etc.,Then I was given a Manual mobile testing exercise and a UI automation exercise.It went pretty good.Then I had a chance to ask few questions if I have any before finishing the interview.After 2 days I Received an email saying that I have to gain more experience and come back.Their requirement in the job detail and the questions they ask in the interview are very different.They would expect you to know coding as well.Though,you have some.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions and technical questions on Appium and manual mobile testing   Answer Question

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    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Harrisonburg, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at WillowTree (Harrisonburg, VA) in October 2018.

    Interview

    Sent in my resume to WT at my school's career fair. I heard back the same evening of the career fair and was given an on-campus interview the next day. The Interview was behavioral and had some technical questions. Heard back 5 days later and was scheduled for a call with one of the team members. Phone Interview was a deeper dive into technical skills and some fit questions. Heard back 6 days later with an offer!

    Overall, it was a wonderful experience. The interview was really friendly and fun. Everyone was friendly and the campus recruiter was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend this company to anyone!

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    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at WillowTree (Charlottesville, VA) in November 2017.

    Interview

    I was first contacted for a phone interview with HR. I was then set up for a technical interview with the Principal Software Test Engineer the following week. The week after was another technical interview with 2 Software Test Engineers. I was then asked to write out a test strategy with some defects and test automation scripts for a game that they provided. The final interview was an all day interview process that took place at HQ in Charlottesville.

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    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at WillowTree (Durham, NC) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The interview process with WillowTree was very long and thorough. I went through the following stages:

    Jobvite Video Interview
    After submitting my application, I received an invite to do a video interview. A question would appear on the screen, then I had 30 sec - 1 min to prepare my answer, then 1-2 minutes to answer the question. There were 7 or so questions about testing, mobile testing, and behavioral questions.

    Technical Recruiter Phone Interview
    I received a call from the technical recruiter (who was extremely nice and kind). We talked for around 30 minutes about my job experience, testing in general, mobile testing, and behavioral questions. I then had time to ask questions about WillowTree and the position.

    Phone Interview with Principal Software Test Engineer
    The next phone interview was with the Principal Software Test Engineer. This interview was about 1 hour. I was asked questions about my job experience, testing, test automation, and behavioral questions . This was a more technical interview. I then had time to ask questions.

    Durham In-Person Interview
    The next step in the process was an in-person interview. It was an hour-long panel interview with the technical recruiter, a Principal Software Engineer, and 2 Senior Software Test Engineers. I first talked about myself and my experience. I was then asked a few questions about testing in general. Next, I was given a manual mobile testing exercise, and after that I was given a UI automation whiteboarding exercise. Then, I had time to ask questions. I felt that everyone here was very smart and genuinely nice.

    Test Project
    Next, I was assigned a test project. I had to write a test strategy, code test automation, and write defects for an app. There was no set deadline for this step. This was a fun project.

    HQ In-Person Interview Day
    I applied for the position in Durham, but the last step was a day of interviews at HQ in Charlottesville. I did some whiteboarding, discussed my test project, and was asked questions about my experience, testing, and behavioral / culture fit questions. Again, everyone is smart and helpful, and it seemed like a great company with great people.

    The next day, the recruiter asked for my references, and after she talked with my references, I was offered the job.

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at WillowTree.

    Interview

    Submitted resume on their website, phone screen interview and then invited for 1:1 interview. Very friendly team, I was asked for my experience on web development and how I deal with large JavaScript projects. They want to know how can you fit into the company culture is a very young team and they have a lot of projects going on anytime. I didn't get a job offer but they are constantly looking for developers so they may contact you if they need you in the future.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know BackboneJS?
      Have you ever heard of "<put one of the latest JS framework here>"?
      Based on my resume: It is worthy to develop a mobile app using HTML5 technologies?   Answer Question

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlottesville, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at WillowTree (Charlottesville, VA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I went through three rounds of interviews over the phone. They were brief, informational, and somewhat fun. They seemed very interested in me as a person and not just a potential employee. I had high hopes because every interview ended on a very positive note and I was quick to follow up, however instead of respectfully and professionally informing me that I had not gotten the position, they just stopped responding to my emails or calls. I would have rather been told that I did not get the position so I could confidently move on with my search.

    Interview Questions

    • I was quizzed on various historical facts about programming languages and good practices.   Answer Question

    WillowTree Response

    Mar 31, 2015 – VP of HR & Recruiting

    I am really sorry to hear that you did not get a follow up. We always strive to let people know where their application stands and we never ignore communication from applicants. I am not sure what


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StarStarStarStarStar   Current Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA

Pros: “Everyone is so nice and supportive -- and smart. You're given a lot of autonomy and are allowed to do as you please. Also, cool client projects, and an exciting future for the...”“Everyone is so nice and supportive -- and smart. You're given a lot of autonomy and are allowed to do as you please. Also, cool client projects, and an exciting future for the company!” – Full Review

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