Zillow Prep Call

Apartment Therapy / DesignHarper
Aug 15, 2018 9 Comments

I had a “prep call” with a hiring manager before I am to schedule my onsite.

I have now done a recruiter call, a hiring manager call where I discussed my background and a portfolio project, then followed up with the recruiter who says the hiring manager wants me to move forward but first he wants to do a prep call with me. This call he essentially gives me feedback on my previous presentation.

Is this prep call normal? The recruiter said that after this prep call she’s going to circle back and I can decide if I want to do the onsite or not. What?

YOE: 7
TC: 105k

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  • Zillow Group / Eng
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    Zillow GroupEng

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    You had a background review done before you received a job offer? That whole situation you described sounds weird. It should be just like any other tech company
    Aug 15, 20184
    • Apartment Therapy / DesignHarper
      OP
      So I did a recruiter call, a hiring manager call where I discussed my background and a portfolio project, then followed up with the recruiter who says the hiring manager wants me to move forward but first he wants to do a prep call with me. This call he essentially gives me feedback on my previous presentation and the. The recruiter said afterwards I can “decide whether or not I want to do the onsite”
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Zillow Group / Eng
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      Zillow GroupEng

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      Is this for an engineering role? Maybe they are really wanting you to join?
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Apartment Therapy / DesignHarper
      OP
      Product design role.
      Aug 15, 2018
    • Zillow Group / Eng
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      Zillow GroupEng

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      Oh I’m not exactly sure what to expect in those interview processes
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Google carlsjr
    There is very little chance any company would call you onsite with just two phone screens with the recruiter. I'm pretty sure your last phone call was a real interview. Hope you make it to the next round. Good luck!
    Aug 15, 20181
    • Amazon / Ops
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      Amazon flew me out for an on-site with no phone screen. Depends on how fast they want to move.
      Aug 15, 2018
  • Google carlsjr
    That sounded like a real phone screen and not a 'prep call'. Weird.
    Aug 15, 20181
    • Apartment Therapy / DesignHarper
      OP
      Edited for accuracy.
      Aug 15, 2018

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