How to get a job at

Wayfair

Wayfair is an e-commerce company that sells furniture and home-goods. Their online store sells over 14 million items from more than 11,000 suppliers across the world.

What

Wayfair

Looks For

Wayfair is looking for curious, analytical, and adaptable people to join our growing team. Across our global headquarters, warehouses, and sales and service hubs, you’ll find a dynamic environment where growth opportunities are abundant and hard work is rewarded.


History of

Wayfair

Wayfair Inc. is an American e-commerce company founded by Niraj Shah and Steve Conine. Wayfair sells furniture and home-goods. Formerly known as CSN Stores, the company was founded in 2002. Their digital platform offers 14 million items from more than 11,000 global suppliers.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Business Development / Corporate Development
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Data / Analytics
industries
Tech
office locations
Greater Boston
2019 Revenue:
$9.1B

Wayfair

Internship Programs

Summer Internship

The Wayfair summer internship is a ten-week, paid program that begins in June and ends in August. During the program, interns will work on one major project and will receive guidance and support from co-workers. Additionally, the program facilitates informal and formal mentoring opportunities and allows interns to learn new skills through training sessions and courses. The Wayfair Summer Internship Program is for rising Juniors and Seniors.

Co-op Program

The Co-op program lasts for 4-6 months and has flexible start dates. Similarly to the intern program, students participating in the co-op will be able to gain hands-on experience within their desired field and will be able to strengthen their professional skills. However, students participating in the co-op will be fully integrated into the team that they are working with. The Wayfair Co-op Program is open to Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Master’s students.



Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Rising Juniors and Seniors
Perks:
  • Autonomy: given the same amount of responsibility as full-time employees
  • Mentorship: work with mentors both formally and informally
  • Development opportunities

Wayfair

Interview Process

1. Technical Assessment (for technical candidates only)

This technical assessment invites you to demonstrate your programming ability, using a platform called Codility, on a variety of small coding assignments. You will be given access to a Codility FAQ sheet which gives some helpful tips and guidelines for the assessment. The tasks within the assessment will ask you to write or correct some code and you will be evaluated based on your solutions.


2. First Round Interview

Once you are invited to an interview, you will be sent a link from GoodTime, eBay’s interview scheduling platform, in order to select a date and time that works best for you. The first round interview is conducted virtually, via Google Meet. After the interview, you will be notified via email if we are moving forward with your candidacy.


3. Second Round Interview

The second, and final, round interview is conducted virtually via Google Meet. While eBay is not hosting in-person interviews at our corporate headquarters in Boston, MA at this time, eBay encourages you to take a virtual tour! All candidates will be notified via email if they are moving forward with your candidacy.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into Wayfair and the interview process


Do your research

Do research on Wayfair, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.


Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.


Common Interview Questions at

Wayfair

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  • Do you prefer working alone or in a team?
  • Tell me about a time in which you had responsibilities in a team.
  • Why Wayfair?
  • Describe a time you took leadership.