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Abebooks Overview

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Victoria, BC (Canada)
51 to 200 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media & Entertainment Retail Stores
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
AbeBooks is an online marketplace for books and a remarkable place to work. Millions of new, used, rare and out-of-print books are offered for sale through the AbeBooks websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. We helped to revolutionize the used book business ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to help people find and buy any book from any bookseller and our business stretches around the world with six international sites —,,,,, and, as well as, a marketplace ... Read more

Abebooks Reviews

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Arkady Vitrouk
3 Ratings
  • Helpful (2)

    "Hypocrisy-filled "Amazon TECH Company" driven by a bunch of white men"

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    Former Employee - SDE2
    Former Employee - SDE2
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abebooks full-time (Less than a year)


    Decent office, ok salary, showers in office


    Not a "tech company"
    Pushes " Amazon company" a ton but actually receives no benefits from being an Amazon subsidiary
    Limited opportunity for growth
    Despite having a D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) team, upper management is comprised of 100% white male in their mid-30s to 50s
    Hidden factors in contract - did you know that if you leave within 2 years you need to pay back your signing bonus? Come on...
    Upper management has a habit of favouritism and doing "off-sites" essentially creating a small team that's impossible to penetrate.
    No "AbeBooks" culture to speak of.
    HR is full of women.

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Abebooks Interviews



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    Junior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Abebooks (Victoria, BC (Canada)).


    - Online Test (2hrs 4 questions)

    - One phone Interview: Mostly behavior questions. One question about HashTable
    - Another phone Interview: All behavior questions. Some questions on previous projects.

    - Onsite ( 4hrs, managers, seniors sde, hr, 4 rounds )
    - OO design, System design, detailed questions about previous projects (draw on whiteboard)
    - One coding question,
    - Some behavior questions

    Interview Questions

    • The question on system design is tricky.   1 Answer
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Abebooks Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2005
  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2006
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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