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Seattle, WA (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public (Z)
Estate Agents
$500 million to $1 billion (CAD) per year
Realtor.com, RentPath, Redfin

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    "Vancouver Data Ingestion Team"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zillow full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company as a whole is headed for some exciting times in the real estate space, affording many to enjoy the job security that lies ahead, along with excellent perks.

    Cons

    The work at the data ingestion side of the Vancouver office was rather dull, resulting in skills being under-utilized. Furthermore, management has shown themselves to be myopic in its decisions and seldom thought long-term. Even if they did think long term, they failed to properly communicate any long-term plans with the team. Concerns by subordinates have often gone ignored, and the manager has responded rudely to suggestions. Rudeness could have been redeemed had they actually been competent, but on numerous occasions, substandard technical decisions have been made, resulting in arguably dense solutions that is hard to understand. Additionally, many have expressed concerns about the future of the Vancouver data ingestion team, since a lot of the work being done can be seen from an outsider (and by team members themselves) as being redundant. (Not to be confused with the data OUTPUT team. Their work is fantastic, and have a bright future. The data INGESTION team has far too many shortcomings, unfortunately.)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your subordinates with an open mind. Years of experience is meaningless if you are not willing to listen to differing perspectives, especially if bad decisions are being made. If you are confident in your past experience, you should be ready to at least provide your own perspective based on your experience rather than to be dismissive without comment.

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Zillow Interviews

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Zillow in November 2013.

    Interview

    First received a coding test which is exactly was is found here. After that, had a 45 minute phone interview. The whole process took about three weeks, and they got back to me a day after the phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • - Given a file containing all integers except 4, find out which 4 are missing
      - How much memory does your algorithm use
      - Explain how to implement a hash map   Answer Question
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Zillow Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2019
  • 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg, 2019
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