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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at athenahealth (Watertown, MA).

    Interview

    This was an excellent interview process. I worked with an internal recruiter who guided me through the whole process and served as my main contact over the few weeks of my candidacy. Communication was timely, and I moved from round to round quickly and with no delays.

    1) 30-minute screening call with recruiter
    2) 30-minute screening call with hiring manager
    3) 2-hour in-person interview consisting of 3 1-on-one meetings with potential teammates + 1 2-on-one meeting with hiring manager and one teammate

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were in the middle of a project and had to pivot for some reason.   Answer Question

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    Senior Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    The entire process was extremely professional yet approachable. I had one call with a recruiter, one call with the hiring manager, one visit to the office with four in person interviews and two phone interviews after. The recruiter I worked with was extremely informative and quickly responded to any question I had. He was proactive in keeping me up to date on their timeline, which was greatly appreciated. Once presented an offer they allowed me to digest and make a decision. At no point were they pushy. I was extremely impressed with their recruiting and interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think will be your biggest challenge in this position?   Answer Question
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    BDR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roswell, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at athenahealth (Roswell, GA).

    Interview

    What a waste of seven weeks. I had two phone interviews, one 3 hour in person where I had to pay for my own parking (wasn’t validated), a Skype interview and two thirty minute reference checks.. that were pushed back multiple times (not respectful of my references time at all.) After my in person interview I was told to the keep the recruiter posted about my other interviews so they could potentially speed things up for me. For three weeks in a row, I was told I should know by the end of the week. Seven weeks later and I got a rejection email saying they were going with a candidate that better fit there needs. I have sales, cold calling & closing experience, displayed high levels of empathy and referred to a story of someone I love who has struggled with their health allowing me to better empathize with the patients of the practices they are implementing the technology in to. I am absolutely repulsed by this process and how led on I was. This is business, don’t tell a candidate to keep them posted on other interviews and reference check only to reject them. Have a little more decency than that.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at athenahealth.

    Interview

    only given one round till now, and called back for round 2. Met the recruiters at campus recruitment and gave the interveiw in college campus. it was a coding round with 2 coding questions to solve in 50 mins

    Interview Questions

    • given an array, how many unique combinations of elements a and b exsist such that for some k, a+k=b   1 Answer

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    Front End Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at athenahealth (Austin, TX) in March 2020.

    Interview

    1: Recruiter Phone Screen (Background Analysis)
    2: Manager and developer Video call screen (Background understanding, Technical Questions related to Javascript, CSS, React - Good understanding of basics is necessary)
    3: Final Round Onsite (6 hrs)
    Part 1: Technical Coding - No questions or anything directly dive into programming exercise. Build a web page by fetching data from github repo in react and use High CSS styling.
    Part 2: Manager Round - Backgrund, resume discussion
    Part 3: Technical Coding - Continuation of part 1, adding more conditions like filtering based on languages, product owner impersonation where more requirements are modified
    Part 4: Director Round - Background / skill analysis

    Interview Questions

    • Technical Questions related to Javascript, CSS, React - Good understanding of basics is necessary

      Build a web page by fetching data from github repo in react and use High CSS styling.

      Filtering above data based on buttons clicked   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at athenahealth.

    Interview

    My overall experience: They have been asking the same questions since 1965 which is lame. Even if you code it half way you will be rejected because they want solution and not your approach. The reason is because they don't understand any other programming language expect the one on they work. So my final advice memorize your solution if you get these questions and code it completely on the interview day.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone Round - Degree of an array - leetcode

      Onsite:
      Round 1: (45 mins)
      Technical discussion with Manager who sounded less confident, less techy and not sure about bunch of technologies I spoke about. Overall I felt that he has his own bubble and always stayed in that. Dont know about things going outside his comfort zone.

      Round 2: Coding round (Bring your own laptop and code it there itself) - 90 min
      You have a clock and 4 pennies, 4 nickel, 4 dimes. You need to find all the combinations of coins so that they can be placed on the clock such that no coin is repeated on the clock. One example is PPDDNNPDDPNN.

      Here is the solution in python with problem description:
      https://github.com/atsepkov/puzzles/tree/master/interviews/easy/coins-on-clock
      https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43825638/how-can-you-determine-how-to-place-coins-on-a-clock

      I solved this question half of it. My code ran and worked perfectly fine. Then I was out of time so I told them about my approach for the other half.

      Round 3 (Behavioral Round): 1 hour with lunch
      Challenges
      Team conflicts
      Proud Project
      and other stupid questions

      Round 4 (Coding Round):
      You are given a 3X3 matrix which has 3 colors ballon Red, Blue and Green.
      Consider Red - 1, Blue - 2, Green - 3 in the below matrix. In your program you will pass row and col. Whatever value appears in the matrix for that row and column, that value including its 4 neighbours of the same type (up, left, down, right) should be popped. Now imagine as if gravity is pulling your popped matrix down. After its popped you need to replace the popped value with 0 pull the rows of the matrix to the bottom. Example:

      Given matrix:
      3 2 3
      1 3 1
      1 2 2

      int[] popMatrixBallons(int [][] matrix, int row, int col) {
          //your code goes here
      }

      Lets say you pass row = 1, col = 0. You got value = 1
      Step 1:
      1. Pop(replace) row 1 and col 0 with value 0. Also replace its 4 neighbours with 0 if there is a 1.
      So your resulting matrix will look like this
      3 2 3
      0 3 1
      0 2 2

      Step 2:
      Now apply gravity on your matrix:
      Because you popped (1,0) and (2,0) so column zero will be pulled by gravity. And number 3(0,0) will be pulled at the bottom of the matrix. So your final answer will be

      0 2 3
      0 3 1
      3 2 2

      At first attempt I said I will do it using dfs. My interviewer looked surprised with that word. I then understood he doesn't knows anything about dfs, bfs. Then I said depth first search. After that he gave me some tips and I was able to code it and run my program.

      Next morning: REJECTED.   Answer Question

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    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Applied on their website. Recruiter reached out to schedule an online coding challenge on call with a technical staff that lasted 1 hour. athenahealth flew me on site for 5 one-on-one interviews with managers/technical staff. 3 behaviorial (1 of them is during lunch) and 2 technicals. The technical interviews were around 1.5 hours ea and behavioral were 1 hour each. Each technical interview consists of a base problem where you first write out pseudocode then write it up to run (language and environment is all up to you). Then they will add requirements after each success. I personally didnt finish every requirement (got to last req in 1 before we ran out of time) for 1 and gave a sub-optimal answer for second.

    Interview Questions

    • Search type question on both the online assessment and 1 technical portion. Know your BFS/DFS and you will have no problems.   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at athenahealth (Boston, MA) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Applied with resume on career fair. After almost 2 weeks, got email to arrange for an on-site interviews for a whole afternoon, with 3 interviews. After 1 week of the interview, got the result.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Watertown, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at athenahealth (Watertown, MA) in February 2020.

    Interview

    The process was more or less fine up until the way they sent me my rejection. Applied, was contacted by someone from HR (who seemed disorganized given that they didn’t finalize my in person interview time until LITERALLY the day before, as if I don’t have to get time off approved) , got the in person interview, met the team, enjoyed my time there. Two weeks of radio silence, I’ve already written off any hope of hearing back. Whatever, time to move on. Then, 13 days after I have my in person interview, I get an email at 10am from the HR rep, asking if we can schedule a quick call. I quickly reply back, getting excited because I’ve only ever received rejections via email, and if you’re job searching, 99% of the time when your potential employer wants to call you, it’s good news. Not this time. They keep me in a state of anticipation and anxiety for 6.5 hours until they finally call, just to deliver the news that although I was a great culture fit and everyone apparently liked me, they’re going in another direction. To me, and to pretty much everyone else I’ve talked to (also reading stories on quora and reddit of similar experiences), this seemed like a low blow and then kicking me into the dirt. My advice to HR is to realize that your job is HUMAN resources- think before you act. Put yourself in the shoes of a job searcher before you give them news- positive or negative. Job searching is depressing. It’s dehumanizing. But you had to go and make it even worse by providing a small modicum of false hope, stretching that out over 6.5 hours, and then bluntly kicking me in the gut. Like I said in my follow up email, I’ve been searching long enough to know that an email is standard and will suffice. What athena did was basically evil.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Athena?   1 Answer

  10.  

    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at athenahealth (Austin, TX) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Reasonabe delays between interview parts.
     Everyone involved was very nice and helpful to all the questions they asked.
    They were very accommodating and I didn't feel pressured at an part of the interview.
    There were a lot of questions about my resume, and that seemed to be the main focus besides behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked lots of questions about resume   1 Answer

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    Knowledge Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Watertown, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at athenahealth (Watertown, MA) in January 2020.

    Interview

    I was first contacted by a member of HR to go over the details of the position and learn more about the company. Then another phone interview was scheduled a few days later with the manager of the department that the position would report to. After a few days they invited me for about an hour and a half of onsite interviews with the Department Manager and various members of the team I would be working with.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle communicating a negative outcome or difficult situation during a project?   Answer Question

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