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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at a2z (Columbia, MD).

    Interview

    Campus website through direct onsite. Supposed to be one of the best places to work at but for first appearance it looked very DREARY. The hiring manager was quite pompous and smug for a company like a2z. Humility is seen even in google so I didn't understand why he had such an attitude while speaking. Interview is to make your candidates comfortable but they dived right in and I havent experienced such a fast paced abrupt interviews.
    The hiring process was resume through university, then some lame aptitude test and then this 45 minute on site interview. Which was textbook interview techniques 101.

    Interview Questions

    • Some job related tech question
      case analysis that judged you on your math skills   Answer Question

  2.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    I had a phone interview, then took an aptitude text online, went on for my interview and want really asked many questions. Everyone was really quiet and seemed unprepared. Got a call 2 weeks later with an offer

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Product Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at a2z (Columbia, MD) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Myself and the hiring manager emailed back and forth for a little, then had a phone interview. Face-to-face interview was set up about a week and half after the phone interview. The hiring manager was very nice and made the interview process pretty easy and comfortable. The interview itself was ok - a few of the interviewers seemed a little unprepared in regards to their questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strengths and weaknesses?   1 Answer

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    Product Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at a2z (Columbia, MD) in October 2014.

    Interview

    a2z Inc. left me an initial impression of a company that takes care of its employees and the employees seem to love being there. However, my personal experience as someone who just put himself through 4 years of college education and is now in one of the most demoralizing situations a person can find oneself - job hunting, has been a complete opposite of that image. In fact, a2z Inc., to me, now represents everything that is wrong with corporate hiring practices in America.

    After the initial phone interview I was scheduled to appear in person at their location in Columbia, MD. This was rescheduled the day before the actual interview (not by phone call, but by email, less than 24 hours before the actual interview was supposed to happen). One week later I was finally able to sit down, take the general aptitude test and talk to the HR and several other employees there. Although the employees that work there seem nice and contempt with their jobs there, the actual interview was just another uninspiring, bland series of questions that make you want to start questioning your own life and the future that it's heading toward. The company's atmosphere, however, seemed nice and had a feeling of a close-knit, caring community within it. At the time, I truly believed that I could make a positive addition to the company. I thanked for their time and was promised an answer within a week. In addition, I emailed the same day and thanked the HR and my initial person of contact for taking the time. One week goes by, I hear nothing. I email the HR asking whether they're still considering me for the position. I hear nothing. Another week goes by, I hear nothing. No "thanks for your time, but we've hired someone else", no "thanks for your time, but we've decide not to hire anyone at the moment". Nothing. In fact, the original ad for the position is still up on their website, 2 months after I interviewed. Not bad for a company that is supposed to be one of the "Top Work Places 2014". At the end, however, I have to thank a2z, Inc. for making me realize that I any company that treats potential new hires like that is a company I definitely do not want to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult or unexpected questions. It was a textbook "How to Interview a New Employee" questions. Bland, uninspiring and boring.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4 days. I interviewed at a2z (San Francisco, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview went great. Went for a 1:1 interview with 4 different people. Was told 3 days later that they wouldn't hire me. No reason given. Just a weird feeling about that company now...

    I've been a software developer for many years...and doing much more complex software... may be they couldn't afford me... but they never let know what they didn't like. Was not completely a wast of time, but pretty close.

    Interview Questions

    • Given 2 lists of numbers (A, B), write a program that will return 3 lists. One that has the number common of the 2 lists, one that has the one in A only and one that is in B only.   3 Answers

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    QA Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at a2z (San Francisco, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Had 3 sessions of phone interview. Questions were no that hard, both interviews had ended in a type_something website. Last one I had to solve a problem by writing a function (word sorting).

    On site interview went great, and I was told to get a feedback withing ONE day, lol, yeah I know...It never happened :). Got a call a week later saying that they are passing.


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    Interaction Designer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at a2z (San Francisco, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Questions are not very difficult but requires comprehensive description.

    Interview Questions

    • What kinds of design process do you take?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Mobile Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at a2z (Orange, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Me and the HR people arranged a phone interview. I was the called by a Software engineer. The phone screen lasted 1 hour. The engineer was very polite and clear in explaining what he asked. During the interview I had to type solutions on typewith.me. The link to typewith.me had been sent to me via email right at the beginning of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Suppose we want to simulate traffic over a new area, which object oriented design would you use? Which objects and interfaces do you design to describe and simulate the system?   Answer Question
    • Solve this algorithm: find the longest common sequence among 2 string (e.g "EDfghjuy B", "dsicbw B d-oi" -> " B")   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at a2z (San Francisco, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    I was apply for the software engineer level 1. I cought the email of recuiter to set up technical interview. In 3 weeks, we have 3 phone interviews.

    The first two phone interview went just as other people's review in Glassdoor, past experience and a little bit programing tests. like find the frequenct of words in a given texture file.

    These two interview went really well and I was waiting for the onsite interview. But one week later, the recuiter email me that they would like to move my application to a higher position - "software engineer 2 in test". I guess the level 1 position has already been filled by other guy. The new position require more experience and I failed in the third interview. No programing question but past experice in management. ..

    Interview Questions

    • find the frequence of words in a given file   3 Answers
    • find the first two words which happen most in the given file   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at a2z (San Francisco, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    1st Phone Interview: Series of simple 15 question -overriding,overloading, dom,xmlhttprequest

    2nd interview: What kind of data structure to use during a scenario

    Interview Questions

    • Best data structure to scan two tables and eliminate duplicates   1 Answer

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