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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Skillz.

Interview

This interview process was so uncomfortable I ended up cutting it short before the final round. They're incredibly pushy and expect you to jump through hoops, and it only gets worse as the process goes on.

1. HR Phone Interview - Typical questions, but they pushed hard for salary requirements despite trying to sidestep. When I said my number, they backtracked like crazy and informed me that a pay band hadn't been determined yet. They then asked me my ideal employment outcome, which confused me... Turns out it was because they were considering making it a contract/temp position. The recruiter then took time to explain the role was incredibly fluid, and that the job description was a starting point. So to recap, they wanted me to show all my cards while having no sense of what the role would be, what it would pay, and whether or not it would be full-time or contract. I was also told to download some games to better understand the platform. Okay, no problem.

2. Zoom Call with Hiring Manager - Very casual. Their take on the role was pretty different from what the recruiter told me. The only similarity is they also mentioned fluidity, and that the role would cover a ton of other things not mentioned in the job description. In fact, many of the bullet points in the description weren’t mentioned at all.

3. Skills Assessment - They give you 2 assignments that you have up to 4 hours to complete, and can be done outside of regular work hours. Unfortunately that means they expect you to drop everything and do it ASAP. I got a call from the recruiter (under 24 hours later) where she pressed me to schedule it, reminding me that it can be done on weekends. I scheduled it for early the next week because I had other things going on, but received attitude. When I sat down to do the assessments, it was like I was taking the SATs again. Read long passages about random topics and answer multiple choice. Not hard, but a time sink.

4. Second Round Interview - Two zoom calls with someone you’d work with regularly, and someone high up. Multiple issues scheduling. The call with the regular person was casual The call with the higher up was a little weird. He asked oddly-specific behavioral questions, but otherwise pretty average. Yet again, neither of them seemed to have a handle on the role, and described responsibilities way lower than my expectation (things I did at the very start of my career when I had little to know work experience). So that’s 4 mismatched role descriptions, none of which align with the posting…

5. Final Round - I passed through to the next part, but got so uncomfortable with what happened I cut it short. I got a call from the recruiter congratulating me, and explaining that next steps would be a call with the CEO. I thought that was odd, because this role was not high-level, high-salary, etc. She explained that the founder loves to talk to new people, and that to make a good impression I should play more of their games and be ready to talk about what I liked/disliked. She told me he loves hearing feedback but often doesn't, and that this is a great way to get it! From fresh-faced candidates!

THEN SHE ASKED FOR MY USERNAME ON THE PLATFORM. I sidestepped. They pressed again. I sidestepped. She texted me for it again that evening. She wouldn’t let it go. She then sent me an email at 6 AM (less than 24 hours of being told they want to proceed) asking me to provide my availability, and oh, what’s your username?

I cut it short at the end because it was so invasive, and ultimately felt shady. Why did they need my username? To see if I spent money on the platform? To see how many hours I played? Heck, do they just interview people as a grand scheme to get downloads and eventually provide feedback to the CEO? I was so disgusted with how pushy they were, how much of my time they’d wasted, and how I still didn’t have a clear idea of what this role was that I chose not to continue the process. Will never apply here again, and would not recommend to others.

Interview Questions

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Other Interview Reviews for Skillz

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Skillz (San Francisco, CA (US)) in February 2020.

    Interview

    Very cheap, not willing to fly people out and not willing to spend money on candidates. Made it to a second onsite round after flying myself out for the first ( I was already in the area at the time). After mentioning I would need to be flown out, skillz decided not to pursue the second round interview.

    Interview Questions

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Skillz.

    Interview

    I was reached out by email from HR after applying online months back. I was asked to do a writing sample that was to be sent out and completed within a two hour deadline. Upon completion, I was asked to schedule an interview a few days later.

     It was three rounds of interviews with the purpose of culture fit (HR rep doing word associations and personality assessment), one on one interview with an higher up, and an panel with two prospective team members and the direct manager. Everything went well.

    Heard back weeks later to apply for a more senior position so I did and didn't do well on all ends (programming assessment, case interview, and one-on-one with direct manager). All in all, each interview session was at least 4 hours. By this point, I had discussed with the HR rep and interviewers about making a formal decision soon since I had other offers. They acknowledged their understanding of the situation and said if chosen, the CEO would schedule an interview. I expressed the time sensitivity due to other job offers and they assured me that I should hear back from them very soon. (Coincidentally enough, I did bump into the CEO when we were both heading out. ) I never heard back from them after the interview, even in inquiring on the status upon a followup email. Regardless of the lack of professionalism and promptness on their end, I'm grateful for the whole process since it did help me improve my interviewing skills and lead me to a better opportunity elsewhere.

    In my interviewing experiences with Skillz, all the neutral and negative experiences about the interview process are very accurate. So prospective interviewees should be mindful of the formatting and potential interview questions.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Skillz.

    Interview

    Pretty standard interview: phone screening, take-home assignment, then 2 rounds of on-site interviews, interview with CEO and the offer call. They care a lot about hiring the right people so there are many rounds.

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  4. Helpful (3)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Skillz in November 2016.

    Interview

    Recruiter that reached didn't bother to do her due diligence and tried to pitch me on a junior role which would have paid 1/3 what my current role offers. Needless to say the situation conversation got somewhat awkward.

    Needless to say, this experience did not leave me with a very good impression of the company.

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