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BookRenter Overview

San Mateo, CA
1 to 50 employees
2006
Company - Private
Consumer Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Since launching the first textbook rental site in 2006, BookRenter has never wavered from our mission to make education more affordable for all students. Every day, we focus on delivering students the best prices, the most flexible options, and the best service on earth. On ... Read more

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BookRenter Reviews

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    Pros

    Great people. Great location. Doing good for the world. Good mission.

    Cons

    Books are tough. Economics are terrible. Business model is questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up!

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    Application

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

    Interview

    Called for a phone screen and then told to meet at the office. Located on a single floor of a multiple story building. Nice and clean office, as you'd expect from a start-up environment. Everyone I saw was friendly. Interviewed with 3 different people. The first person was the recruiter who I did the phone screen with, then two department managers. I was asked just basic questions at first (first person) and then mostly behavioral ones (not the best kind of behavior questions they could of asked, I felt). Interview was about two hours long, I recall.

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    • Explain how you'd teach an ordinary person, who hypothetically doesn't know how to brush their teeth, how to brush their teeth . After that was answered, was asked the same question with a twist: explain how you'd teach them if they had no arms   1 Answer
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