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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (8)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    - Informational call with recruiter
    - Technical phone screen with hiring manager (60 min)
    - Onsite interview: 5 technical interviews + (non-scored) lunch interview

    Most of the interviews were with potential teammates or adjacent teams. Each interview was pretty well-structured: "I'm going to start by X, then Y, then Z, then leave time for your questions at the end." Each interview included a "culture fit" question as well; together, these mean that the coding portion of the hour was smaller than at some other companies.

    Interview Questions

    • Every technical interview included a "culture fit" question. Ex: What was a time you made an unpopular decision?   Answer Question

    Zillow Response

    Sep 3, 2019 – VP, Recruiting

    I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your interview experience. I wish you best of luck in your new position with us! - Annie Rihn


  2.  

    Applied Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    The interview process was 3 rounds: the first round was a take-home challenge. Then, the second round was a phone call with the manager. And the final one was onsite.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Product Management Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Zillow (New York, NY) in March 2020.

    Interview

    The interview planning process was we'll structured and the coordinator provided all the necessary info on times, parking, etc. Logistics of the day all went well.

    Interviews were split between behavioral questions and white boarding exercises. All interviewers were friendly and interviews had a relaxed feel. All interviewers left plenty of time for questions.

    Where the process really fell apart was with communication from recruiting. The recruiter told me that it would take at least a week between each step to hear back. In reality, I'd wait a week and then have to ask for an update. In the end, I've been ghosted by recruiting, and will just need to assume they decided not to move forward.

    Interview Questions

    Zillow Response

    May 5, 2020 – VP, Recruiting

    I sincerely apologize for the interview experience you had. That's certainly not what we strive for and it's clear that we dropped the ball in following up. We value the time you spent interviewing with us and we appreciate your feedback which will be shared with the Recruiting team. Please reach out to me directly if you have any additional details you'd like to share. -Annie Rihn, annie@zillowgroup.com


  4.  

    Strategic Partner Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    Quick
    Did not include take home project
    Recruiter was great and super outgoing
    Included mock phone call/role play
    Multiple back to back in-person interviews that were 30 min each

    Interview Questions

    • A client wants to retract properties from the site, what do you do?   Answer Question

    Zillow Response

    Mar 12, 2020 – VP, Recruiting

    I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your interview experience at Zillow. Providing a positive candidate experience is our top priority, and I'd love to hear from you if you have any additional feedback you'd like to share. -Annie Rihn, annie@zillowgroup.com.


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out on email. Initial conversation with recruiter to learn about interests so he could match me with an internal org. After that, tech screen scheduled with in a week. Very nice interviewer who provided positive feedback and encouragement as I solved problems. Sometimes, interviewers just sit silently judging you; but listening to positive feedback takes any hesitation and nervousness out. Feedback provided in 2 business days. On-site scheduled a week after. Results shared in 3 days with an offer a couple of days after

    Interview Questions

    • binary search question
      system design question based on streaming
      2 behavioral rounds
      2 medium difficulty LC   Answer Question

    Zillow Response

    Mar 12, 2020 – VP, Recruiting

    Thank you for reviewing your interview experience at Zillow. I'm pleased to hear you had a positive experience, which is what we strive for with every interview. Please reach out to me directly if you have any additional details you'd like to share! - Annie Rihn, annie@zillowgroup.com


  6.  

    Applied Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Zillow (Seattle, WA).

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out to me did a phone screen then sent me an assignment to predict housing prices. The recruiter said results will be discussed with the hiring manager.
    There were no specific instructions on how to write the report or what to include.
    They said it should take 5-10 hours.
    I tried to stick to that time limit, I wrote a report summarizing my final selected model assuming discussion with the team would elaborate more on the process.
    Recruiter said they decided not to move forward because the hiring manager thought there are no enough figures or data in the report!
    I was very disappointed because I assumed that it’s only fair for any candidate who spent time working on some assignment to at least get the chance to discuss it, especially if the reason is the report not long enough!!!
    I told the recruiter I’ve got all that but wasn’t sure what to include and that it’s only fair to talk about the findings! Of course never heard back.
    I have a PhD in spatial statistics so I sure know how to write a report or compare models!
    Very disappointing and disrespectful to the candidates.

    Interview Questions

    Zillow Response

    Mar 12, 2020 – VP, Recruiting

    Thank you for your feedback and I’m very sorry to hear you felt disrespected. I also very much appreciate the amount of time you spent on the exercise and we will definitely consider this feedback as we continue to try and balance how much of our interview process is done ahead of time through take-home assessments with how much time is spent interviewing person to person. If you have any ideas of how we can improve this part of the process that you’d be willing to share with me, please reach out to me directly anytime – annie@zillowgroup.com. Thank you again for the time you took, both to interview and to share this feedback. - Annie Rihn


  7.  

    ML Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Zillow in February 2020.

    Interview

    There was a telephonic round that was done by a software engineer. He started off by explaining his role at Zillow and then asked about my learning goals and interests. He then asked me about the projects that I had worked on.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you add 2 numbers if they were represented as Linked Lists?   Answer Question

    Zillow Response

    Mar 12, 2020 – VP, Recruiting

    Thanks for sharing your feedback regarding your interview! If you would like to share any additional details, feel free to contact me directly at annie@zillowgroup.com. -Annie Rihn

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zillow (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process went smoothly enough and goes along the lines of other interviews I've been a part of. Phone screen with recruiter, technical phone screen, then onsite.

    However, the overall experience was extremely frustrating as I did receive a verbal offer, only to have it rescinded a few days later when I inquired about the status of the written offer. As a candidate, this was obviously extremely disheartening and disappointing. I was given the reason that management had changed the requirements of the role and had to pass on me as a result. As a professional courtesy, one would think this should have been settled upon before a verbal offer.

    Whatever the reason, I sincerely hope this doesn't happen on a regular basis to candidates interviewing for Zillow.

    Interview Questions

    • Won't disclose due to respect the privacy of Zillow's interview process.   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Thirty minute video interview, then a week to hear back from them. There wasn't much direction on what to expect during the interview, which made it difficult. Recruiters were not very responsive to my communications.

    Interview Questions


  10. Helpful (1)  

    Front Desk Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zillow (Seattle, WA) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Phone screen with the recruiter that lasted about 15 minutes. The next step was a 30 minute video phone interview with the hiring manager using the Blue Jean app. It was user friendly as well. The last was a 2.5 hour in person interview with 6 different people asking behavioral questions; each interviewer had 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • All behavioral questions geared toward their core values.   1 Answer

    Zillow Response

    Mar 12, 2020 – VP, Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your interview experience at Zillow! We appreciate your feedback and if you have any specific details you'd like to share, don't hesitate to reach out to me at annie@zillowgroup.com. -Annie Rihn


  11.  

    Data Science Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    I applied online and got into the interview process. They sent me a machine learning project on predicting the housing prices with one week time period for completing the project. After that, I was invited for a phone interview that included behavioral questions and questions about the machine learning project that I did for them.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the career path that you eventually hope to pursue?   Answer Question

    Zillow Response

    Jan 6, 2020 – VP, Recruiting

    I appreciate you taking the time to write about your interview experience with us. We always welcome your feedback and appreciate the opportunity to learn how we can improve. If you have any additional feedback to share, you can reach out to me directly at annie@zillowgroup.com. -Annie Rihn


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