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  1. Helpful (16)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Overland Park, KS (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Avalara (Overland Park, KS (US)).

    Interview

    They do a quick 15-minute interview asking regular questions on classes, inheritance and such. Then, if you pass, they'll ask you to come for a job interview that lasts 4 hours. Some of the interviewers ask questions that require a lot of thought and the interviewer is pressuring you for an answer. Thinks like solve a fibonacci sequence or some other math problem is fair game to them during an interview. It can be stressful at times. It seems like a great place if you are a genious and can solve math sequences on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an unsigned integer, give me the next number only using 3's and 5's. Example, I give your 7, you give me 33, I give you 34, you give me 35. Write a program on how you'd do this...   Answer Question

  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Avalara.

    Interview

    I applied online and got his email within a week for a phone interview. Nothing related with the tech, all background questions. He also tell me some info about Avalara. He sounds really nice and I'm still waiting for him to contact me.

    Interview Questions

    • can u rank your skill? which language that u r most confidence with?   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Avalara (Durham, NC (US)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Several rounds of questions covering basics of databases, architecture, web development. One phone round covering the basics, second in person interview with some white boarding and deeper technical questions. No inverting b-trees or that kind of nonsense.

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  4.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Avalara.

    Interview

    This was for a front-end focused position.

    Applied directly online, received a response a few days after, and did a recruiter phone screen about 8 days after initial application. Recruiter phone screen mostly went over the responsibilities for this job and covered any questions I might have about the company and team. Recruiter was friendly, discussed WFH flexibility, room for growth, work/life balance, etc. For some reason though, she was really stressing how cool the tiki bar was (which, idk, I didn't care too much for lol)

    I asked her about the full process and it was supposed to be:
    1. start with the recruiter phone screen.
    2. Next would be a coding screen (take home project).
    3. 1 hr remote technical (with a bit of behavioral) interview. If that goes well then
    4. onsite interview with 4-5 people, 45-60 mins each, possibly with a lunch.

    The first phone screen went smoothly and the discussion about salary was really straightforward and they seemed to pay higher than what other places were offering. But...

    I was supposed to be given a coding challenge. I had no access to the links and requested access. There was no follow-up from the recruiter for 3ish days, so I pinged them again. After about a week, I finally got the coding challenge. I was never told during that time, that they were working on the access issue.

    By then, once I got the coding challenge, I was a bit discouraged from doing it. The lack of communication during that period was very bizarre to me and I told them that I would withdraw from the application process at that time. The Glassdoor reviews also scared me away a bit.

    I wouldn't say I had a very negative experience, but there just wasn't a big enough push factor from my current position to make me continue the process given the lack of communication on Avalara's end.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA (US)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Process began with a phone screen with a company recruiter, followed by additional screen with the hiring manager. Both went well, and I was invited for in-person interview. Everyone I met with was extremely friendly, and I enjoyed the atmosphere. The interview itself was meeting with 5 different people, and focused on the role in question, previous experience, and personality. No technical questions were asked, beyond discussing my experience. The whole process was more of a long conversation. Refreshing.

    A good experience overall, and I thought the process went well. Ultimately, no offer was presented, and no indication as to why, but that's fairly typical. I did somewhat get the feeling a decision had already been made prior to my arrival, but purely speculation.

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  6. Helpful (2)  

    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bainbridge Island, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Bainbridge Island, WA (US)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Interview with two managers, 1:1, basically describing the role. Softball questions. They hire anybody who has sales experience. Easy interview, this should have been a warning sign.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Seattle, WA (US)) in May 2016.

    Interview

    4-5 hour interview with multiple technical experts and managers. Very friendly and handled professionally by the company at all stages. Received an offer within 2-3 days after the interview process. Even the managers/directors are strong technically and were trying to stump me with a few trick questions. It was fun.

    Interview Questions

    • Many technical questions and situational questions to determine cultural fit. Too many to list. It was very complete.   1 Answer
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    Senior Tax Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rocklin, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Avalara (Rocklin, CA (US)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    My resume was found on an online job site. I received an email and a follow-up phone call from the VP with the job description. I offered to edit completed reports as an example of my work product. I was sent multiple reports, edited and emailed them and had another phone interview with the VP.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Have you ever done legal analysis of sales and use tax codes?   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Avalara.

    Interview

    2 phone screens, 2 in-person interview rounds at the headquarter. Total time invested, about 8 hours all in. Good team, reasonable time periods for each meeting, the hiring manager was honest about the challenges and goals of the team, and the recruiting team was prompt and flexible with schedules - during the interviews.

    While the pre/during interview experience was great, the post interview communications left a lot to be desired. After investing a sizeable amount of time in the interview process, I would expect a reasonable turnaround on feedback and or next steps - positive or negative.

    Avalara took almost 2 weeks to finally get back to me with any status update. My efforts to reach out to them were largely ignored. And when they did finally get back to me they provided dates for a final decision that slid from “definitely tomorrow”, to next week, to “maybe in a couple weeks”.

    This is not an acceptable way to manage candidate expectations. It’s the responsibility of both interviewer and interviewee to provide fair and timely updates on their interest on the role being interviewed for. In Seattle’s hyper-competitive market for quality tech candidates, Avalara needs to recognize that a positive candidate experience is key to attracting and securing the best workforce.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you've had to influence other teams to accomplish a major goal?   Answer Question
    • Which of Avalara's values do you most represent?   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    CAM Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara in March 2016.

    Interview

    Process took several weeks. I spent almost 6 hours in an interview with a number of different people for 30-45 minute sessions. It was nice to meet with people from various parts of the organization


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