Wildfire Interactive Interview Questions & Reviews in San Francisco, CA US
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Sales Associate (18)
- Social Media Account Manager (4)
- Sales (3)
- Account Executive (3)
- Social Media Strategist (2)
- Strategist (2)
- Client Services (1)
- Inside Sales Representative (1)
- Strategic Account Manager (1)
- Recruiter (1)
- Recruiting (1)
- Recruiting Coordinator (1)
- Senior QA Engineer (1)
- Engineering Manager (1)
- Ruby Developer (1)
- Account Executive (Sales) (1)
- Sales Associate (Entry Level) (1)
- Technical Product Owner (1)
- Sales (Entry Level) (1)
- Ruby On Rails Developer (1)
- Project Associate (1)
- Technical Support Manager (1)
- Product Management (1)
- Recruiting Associate (1)
- Anonymous (1)
- Community Manager (1)
Sales Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in January 2012.
Interview Details The first step was that I had a phone interview. After that, there was a follow-up series of questions that I had to answer by video and essay format. The final step was flying down to HQ.
Interview Question – The sales managers played good cop bad cop. They were REALLY young and one wore sun glasses the whole time. Nothing too difficult. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiating. They offered $500 moving / interview travel reimbursement.
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive.
Interview Details The process was a few interviews. One over the phone with a recruiter, this is where you show your personality. The next was an interview, in person, with the sales manager and the director of sales - here they really went into my background, the tools I used for efficiency and the way that I tracked my progress.
Interview Question – Mock cold call on the spot, was not expected - but a great way to determine if I was the right fit or not. Answer Question
Social Media Strategist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in June 2012.
Interview Details The entire thing was extremely positive. My recruiter (Jill) was in touch on a regular basis and kept me well informed about the process. The interview process consisted of a video + essay response portion, two phone interviews (approximately) and an in person interview, all of which went extremely smoothly and were even enjoyable. The people I interfaced with were upbeat and extremely well informed. My recruiter in particular spoke very clearly about the specifics of the role to which I was applying and had no issue getting into detail when asked questions. Wildfire's acquisition by Google took place as I was continuing through the process and I received a personalized email within hours (if that) of seeing the first Tweet about the acquisition. The email I received was shortly followed up with a call, and I was informed as much as was possible about the acquisition and assured that they were still moving forward with the hiring process.
Interview Question – Do you have a favorite Excel formula? (I think this was asked mostly out of curiosity on the interviewer's part and less formally than the other questions in the interview). View Answer
Negotiation Details – My expectations had been very clearly set during the interview process, and I felt I knew my recruiters well enough to ask them candid questions, which were promptly and clearly answered.
Strategic Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in June 2012.
Interview Details I wasn't looking for a new job but a recruiter reached out to me about this position via email. The email was well worded and enticing so I decided to chat with her. She was really nice and informative and after that call, she set me up to talk to the lead recruiter on the team. That call was also really insightful and gave me a good perspective of what the company was all about. They set me up for yet another call so I could talk to the manager of the account manager team. He was really friendly and nice as well (recurring pattern for the people I interacted with) and the call was more like a conversation than an interview. A day later, the recruiter called me to ask if I was interested in coming into the office for an interview. I agreed so she set it up for the next week. I came in and it consisted of an office tour (they have kegs and scooters!) an interview with 2 managers from the team (the man I talked to and another manager). Again, they were friendly and informative and it wasn't too intimidating. Ultimately, the recruiter called me a few days later and said they were passing on me. My primary complaint is that there were so many steps, but it was still a pretty quick process so that's good. Everyone I interacted with was very helpful and nice and I felt like they really appreciated the time I gave. At the end of the day, I am still happy in my current job but I'm a bit disappointed that it didn't work out at Wildfire. Seems like a cool company with cool people.
Technical Support Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in May 2012.
Interview Details Saw the job posting online and sent in my resume and cover letter. About a week later I was invited to submit a video interview in which they send you an email with a link to a special website and you answer some questions in writing and some questions in a video recorded on your computer (which you can re-record any number of times in one session if you mess up). That's a really neat idea! It's also tough to do, as the interviewee.
A couple of weeks later I had a phone interview with the hiring manager, and then a couple of weeks after that an on-site interview with the hiring manager and a peer manager, both at once. I was expecting a more structured interview, but it was a little casual - not many "standard" interview questions. I was also expecting to meet with one, and possibly two other people (as per the email they had sent me), but I only met with those two. They let me know when I should hear back, and then followed up via email when the decision regarding the next round was delayed another week.
After they made their decision, they called me on the phone to let me know they had selected someone else. I thought it was a very nice touch that they called me directly instead of sending an email.
The hiring manager was communicative throughout the process so I never was left wondering what was going on. All-in-all it was a good experience, even though I did not get the position.
Interview Question – Record a 5 minute video detailing your relevant experience in technical support management. Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in March 2012.
Interview Details Wildfire had a super long interview process, at least for me. It started with an "active interview" after the application that was kind of fun. Upon completion of the active interview I was asked to do a phone interview which consisted of basic questions about my resume, etc. I was then asked to come up to redwood city for a set of two person interviews with the sales managers. Two of the sales mangers were SUPER friendly and made me feel right at home, the third seemed disinterested and even rolled his eyes at one point. After the in person interview I waited almost two weeks to hear back, at which point they said they needed one more phone interview, which I scheduled for a week later. After that I waited ANOTHER WEEK to hear anything, at which point they said I was a great candidate I just didn't have the experience they were looking for. At no point did I pretend to have sales experience, so obviously this was very frustrating. I'm only giving this a neutral and not a negative because the majority of the interviews were very professional, and I understand that this is a rapidly growing company and they are still working out some glitches in the interview process.
Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in April 2012.
Interview Details If they're interested, they'll respond in a couple of days to your submitted application.
As I'm sure you know, the process begins with an active interview where you post videos of yourself in response to written questions. I don't think the active interview is a good way to screen candidates as not everyone looks good on a webcam! Also, it's really strange just talking to yourself into the camera as well. The bad sides of this are you don't get to ask questions or even really show you're good at communication.
I heard back two days later that they weren't interested so they move fast. Personally, I think these people are growing way too fast and they're going to burn out since social media obviously isn't worth that much if Facebook's IPO is any indication.
Community Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in April 2012.
Interview Details After submitting my resume and cover letter through their website, I got an email the very next day saying my application had been fast-tracked and I was to do a video interview that consisted of 3 - 5 questions. It had 1 written/short essay type question asking about my experience and then 2 questions to be answered via video recording about the industry/position. It was nice because you could rerecord your answers as many times as you like before submitting.
The email said they'd get back to me in a few days with my next steps, but it's been a month and I haven't heard a word from them. The email that was sent regarding the video interview is a generic no response email from a third party job listings site so I'm not sure how I could follow up without going through Wildfire's facebook which doesn't seem appropriate to me.
The least they could do is send an email saying: Thanks for taking the time to do your end, but we've gone with someone else.
Social Media Strategist Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in May 2012.
Interview Details I was contacted via email by a recruiter shortly after I submitted my resume. They sent me a video interview with about 3-4 questions asking about my experience and what I think about the social media industry. Once I submitted this, it prompted the recruiter to call me and do another pre-screening interview with her over the phone. The questions were fairly simple, again asking about my general experience, why I like the industry and some examples of my favorite social media B2B and B2C campaigns.
- Based on your past experience working in client-facing roles (or something similar), what is the most important thing to focus on when it comes to dealing with clients? Answer Question
- Tell us about how you think social media can help brands achieve their marketing goals today and where do you think social media is headed in the future. Answer Question
Sales Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Wildfire Interactive in January 2012.
Interview Details I applied online w/ the referral of a current employee. I received an Active Interview, answered video questions that were fun and fairly low pressure i.e. what accomplishment I'm most proud of. I recommend being enthusiastic and allowing your full personality to come through the computer screen. A day later, I was invited for a phone interview with HR staff member. It was pleasant, although she was slightly distant. A day or two later, I was invited to do an on-site interview which I planned for a week from then. It consisted of standard questions about what value I bring to a sales team and my current understanding of Wildfire product. There were two managers there to question me. Very friendly and young!
Interview Question – What are the three most important qualities/personality traits to have in sales? Answer Question
Interviews for Top Jobs at Wildfire Interactive