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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied online - interviewed at Baidu in March 2011.

Interview Details – Submit resume online, then had a written test on campus with a lot of classmates. The written test was about basic knowledge about computer science, not very hard. About one to two weeks later, got interviews onsite. There were two technical interviews, plus one hr interview. Each interview lasted one hour. After the hr interview, they said I got the offer.

Interview Question – Not very hard, but needs dynamic programming in one problem.
I failed to answer virtual table related question.
  Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Time conflict


Accepted Offer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Baidu.

Interview Details – they have asked many algorithm questions like linked list, tree, graph, sort and distributed system like hadoop, mapreduce.

Interview Question – reverse a linked list   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Baidu in October 2010.

Interview Details – campus recruitment with 1 paper-test and 3-round on-site interview

Interview Question – design a system   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation needed


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Baidu in January 2011.

Interview Details – Reivew the basic info, -> , examination -> face-to-face talking -> decision

Interview Question – The basic C struct in high-performance program is the most important. Most of the question come from the book about data structure and algorithm.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Baidu in May 2010.

Interview Details – they asked several algorithm question on word segment, searching in big file, and KV system design.

Interview Questions

  • design an kv system for 100TB storage and 100M access/day?   View Answer
  • how to select the intersection of two huge text file, one line for one item.   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Baidu in July 2009.

Interview Details – There are four interviews in an afternoon. The first interview asks me some simple technique questions. Very easy. Then the second interviewers ask several pobabilistic problems. One question is estimating the running time of shuffling an array. Then the last interviewer just talks with me about my research experiences. Finally I got the offer at last.

Interview Question – Describe an algorithm to shuffle an array   Answer Question

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