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RetailMeNot Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Account Director Interview

Account Director
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview Details Only got as far as a screening call from the HR person. She was fairly abrupt and not super friendly. They were looking for someone with very specific management experience (having managed a team of 8+) and she ended the interview immediately once realizing I didn't hit the 8 number. I appreciate being clear on the need for the role, but I also think from a relationship standpoint, and for future hiring, they'd want to learn about their candidates and maintain a positive experience.

Interview Question – There weren't really any difficult questions at this phase of the process.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at RetailMeNot

Interview Details It was a phone interview after I met an engineer at a fair on campus. The question had to do with sorting through a array of deals to determine the most commonly used words.

Interview Question – As noted above in the process description.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Client Services Department Interview

Client Services Department
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview Details The interviews themselves were not too challenging. The communication from the hiring managers, however, was very terrible. There was an extreme lack of communication early on and throughout the process. Hiring Managers (or whatever the job title) should be very responsible regarding feedback and next steps. At RetailMeNot though, they don't seem to be doing there job very well. I ultimately gave up on the interviewing process because of the extreme lack of professionalism and wouldn't recommend this place to anyone in my network.

Interview Question – Nothing specific or overly challenging.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Merchandiser Interview

Senior Merchandiser

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at RetailMeNot in January 2014.

Interview Details Initial phone screen with HR (30 min) who was rather curt and rude. It didn't seem like she read my resume at all before calling me and acted uninterested the whole time we talked.

Surprisingly, I was passed on to the hiring manager for a 45 minute phone interview. Lots of questions about my online experience, some basic case questions on how to differentiate a good vs. bad coupon, some ad hoc math questions (% off vs. $ off). At the end of the conversation, he said HR would reach out to me to complete some case questions but never actually heard from them again. Very unprofessional.

Interview Question – How would you determine whether a coupon is a good deal?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview Details After giving them my resume I had an initial on-campus interview. Once I passed that they invited me to their main headquarters in Austin, TX. There I had 4 separate interviews each lasting around an hour. All 4 of these interviews were technical, covering topics in basic data structures. I believe I was asked a question on networking as well.

Interview Question – Given a binary tree, design an algorithm that does a level order traversal of the tree, where each level is printed out in the reverse order as the previous level.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineering Intern Interview

Software Engineering Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at RetailMeNot in February 2014.

Interview Details Started off with a few simple questions, abstract data types etc. Nothing extremely tricky, or things you would necessarily be able to prepare in advance. Standard "do you know your stuff" questions. We moved to a whiteboard afterwards, where there was a function prototype written and the rest of the function to be written. It wasn't a very hard question, totally do-able if you've taken your core CS classes.

Interview Question – I came into the whiteboard coding question totally unprepared. It wasn't a very difficult problem but I wasn't ready for it.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Data Quality Analyst Interview

Data Quality Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at RetailMeNot in April 2012.

Interview Details Phone Interview with Data Architect. Asked about experience in creating work flow documents, DB ER diagrams, data flow diagrams, decision trees. Requested examples of previous work product. I emailed that, due to confidentiality agreements that every tech company requires employees to sign, I could not provide this information. I welcomed any additional questions, information I could provide, etc. but never heard from anyone at this company again. I consider this extremely unprofessional for two reasons. The first reason is I should never have been asked to break a confidentiality agreement by providing work product from another company. And second they should have followed up with, at the very least, with an email.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineering Intern Interview

Software Engineering Intern
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at RetailMeNot in October 2013.

Interview Details After talking to them at the career fair, they invited me for a 45 minute on-campus interview. We ended up talking for well over an hour. Very relaxed interview environment

Interview Question – Basic pointer questions/string manipulation   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Developer Interview

Senior Software Developer
Austin, TX (US)

Interviewed at RetailMeNot

Interview Details Technical Phone Screen with a Manager via browser based scratch pad. Went through 2 or 3 questions and coded them out to sufficient detail (didn't have to explicitly compile and run). Post phone screen went in for a 1/2 day tech screen with 5 people. Back to Back tech screens until the last person all on the whiteboard, very CS heavy (big-O analysis of all solutions and a lot of recursion).

Interview Question – They had a fair number of recursive problems as well as a Tree problem   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Product Manager Interview

Product Manager
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview Details RetailMeNot flew me to Austin on very short notice to interview for this internal PM opportunity. Interviewed with two directors (including the hiring manager) and four senior-level team members. Office culture was extremely relaxed, which is cool to a point, but it came off as a slightly unprofessional work environment. Travel agent refused to book me on a direct flight home because doing so would have cost $15 over the company's self-imposed limit on airfare expenses; they saved $35 by inconveniencing me with a connecting flight and a three-hour layover. Lead HR contact said they'd update me on their status by the end of the following day. That was three weeks ago, and I still haven't heard from anyone at the company.

Interview Question – They wanted me to share engineering solutions with them on the fly, which was unexpected since this was not an engineering position. Also asked me for high-level ideas about how they should monetize their registered-user base.   Answer Question

RetailMeNot Response

Jan 07, 2014Director of Talent

Thank you for candid feedback and apologize for the inconveniences that were caused by our travel restrictions. We have looked into your comments and discussed as a team what we could have done ... More

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