Interviewing at Zulily

Interviewing at Zulily

Preparing for an upcoming interview with us? Here’s what you can expect when interviewing with Zulily.

Phone Screen: The first step in the Zulily interview process is typically a discussion with one of our Talent Acquisition partners to better understand your experience, qualifications and career interests. You should plan for a 30-minute conversation via phone or video, depending on the role.

Zulily Team Member reviewing product photography in-studio.

Zulily Team Member reviewing product photography in-studio.

Assessments: For some roles, you may be asked to complete a pre-hire assessment to help us determine your experience level with certain functional or technical skills associated with the position. If this applies to the position you are being considered for, the Talent Acquisition Partner will notify you and provide all necessary information regarding when and how to complete the assessment.

Phone Interview: After speaking with our Talent Acquisition team and completing any necessary assessments, selected candidates move forward to the next phase of the interview process, which may differ by role. You will speak to the hiring manager or a member of their team and should plan for a 30–60-minute conversation via phone or video.

Face to Face Interview: Please note that all face-to-face interviews for corporate positions are currently being conducted via video to ensure team member and candidate safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Selected candidates will be scheduled for a face-to-face interview, which will take place either in person or via video. A Zulily interview team consists of 4-5 team members who will conduct individual conversations with you, each having specific focus areas for discussion. You should plan for each interview to have a duration of 30-60 minutes with the total interview time ranging from 2-5 hours depending on the role.

Interview Format: At Zulily, we leverage the behavior-based interview format for most roles across the business. With this format, candidates can expect the interviewers to ask for specific examples from past work experience, as that information is helpful in predicting a candidate’s success at Zulily. Our interview questions are grounded in our Principles, so reviewing them in advance of your interview will be helpful. Focus on sharing examples that demonstrate your ability to apply our Principles in your work experience.

For technical and creative roles such as SDE’s, SDM’s, Machine Learning Engineers, Big Data Engineers, Site Reliability Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers, Principal Engineers and UX professionals, Zulily conducts interviews that will assess your ability to solve problems. This may involve asking you to write algorithms, systems design, pseudo-code or detailed solutions to technical problems. How you solve the problem is just as important as coming up with the correct answer.