Chegg Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

Updated May 1, 2015
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online from their website, then email and phone screening from recruiter, after that a phone interview from a engineer of that team, after that scheduled a onsite interview with 7 people! Luckily the long interview was interrupted after 3 interviewers, the recruiter just rudely sent me out without gave the reason, the company looks good but bad feeling after the weird onsite interview.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Hiring Manager contacted me and set up an initial conversation. Looked interesting for the profile they were hiring so I went in for a full-day on site. In my view the onsite went fairly well - not outstanding, but certainly not terrible. The unfortunate (and unprofessional) part came later - I did not receive ANY communication one way or another. I took a day off work to go interview with these folks when they had initiated the contact and called me in. Afterwards, I tried contacting the recruiter, the hiring manager, etc - nothing. The least Chegg could have done was send me a two sentence mail saying that they would not be proceeding forward.

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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA).

    Interview

    Recruiter reached out to me via LinkedIn first. The position looked interesting, so I decided to pursue the process. However, when I replied to the recruiter, it seems that he didn't even remember he reached out to me first. That was the first time that I had a bit weird feeling about this company. After the initial screen, I had an opportunity to speak with the design manager. He was really nice, and passionate about what he's been working on. We both had a great time, and he told me he wants to bring me in to the next round on-site interview on the phone. A week after, I visited the Santa Clara office. I did design presentation and met a couple on people 1:1. The atmosphere during the presentation wasn't that great. I felt a lot of pressure, and they asked me a bunch of questions before I explain the thing, which was distracting. Overall experience was okay, but during the interview I already had a feeling I'm not a great fit. Because what they are looking for and what I've experienced and been expecting for next role is completely different. I wrote thank you email and my impression frankly to the recruiter. At the end, he didn't even reply to my email. It was really disappointing. Overall, I don't think it's worth to spend my time on this opportunity.

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    • Tell me about your mobile experience. How to collaborate with other designers.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    The HR guy contacted initially, followed by a phone screen. The HR guy seemed nice and gave me a detailed overview of the company The interviewer seemed to be confused and outright rude at times. Asked me design question and kept on confusing me as I was trying to come up with a solution.

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    • question was not that difficult, usual design question   Answer Question
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    Content Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I had 2 phone interviews followed by an in person interview. When I was brought in I was interviewed by 2 colleagues, the HR manager and the Director. The interview process was in 2 weeks. It was weird because they rushed my interview process through then waited a few more days until they told me they cancelled the position.

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    • If you had 5 slides to present to executives how would you go about it?   Answer Question
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    Data Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    I was referred by an employee, I already know about the hiring manager thru a connection. I was directly asked to come for in-person interview after discussion with recruiter. I met 3 folks including the hiring manager. First 2 was cool more like a discussion. Third was the team lead, it went well initially but I was asked to write code for a simple problem. But I wasn't prepared and I was stumped. I can sense that it didn't went well. I also did some mistakes like not explaining my thought process etc.,

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    • Here are the questions. 1. How will you run shell script on remote server 2. Different SQL ways of getting time spent info from call lag data (lead-lag query) 3. Data modeling for high volume click stream data 4. Write a program to find the value for the given key from a file containing key-value pairs   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Went through two 1 hour phone interviews with management. The onsite interview consisted of meeting with half a dozen managers and a few individual contributers. The overall process was fairly average but due to being interviewed during the busy season some of the interviewers I spoke to ended their discussion abruptly. They will ask you to whiteboard process/code so be prepared to do that. Typical "start-up" culture. The management layer is extremely impressive - they are effectively the leaders in this industry segment in the Silicon Valley.

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    • Given the current xyz process - explain how you would improve this process?   Answer Question
    • Why did you choose to enter this specific field?   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Was referred by an investor to the company. A phone screen followed by an interview 2 days later. Met with members of the leadership team and the CEO/Co-Founder...from whom I could tell right away that I was not what he had in mind. Typical startup: the interviews started late, ran late, and the interviewers did not seem to know what they wanted -- or rather, they only wanted what they had previously decided would be a match. Had to follow-up with the CFO once or twice before he sent an email: "We've decided on another candidate."

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    Operations Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Chegg (Santa Clara, CA) in June 2009.

    Interview

    Everything felt chaotic and out of control, especially the interview process. For both interview rounds, there were no available rooms, which, considering they were about to move to a bigger space, is forgiveable. However, having me come in person and then immediately putting me on a cellphone for a phone interview, is not. What was also disconcerting was that, despite it supposedly being a lead position, I talked to more managers than technical people, especially potential team members. In the end, they either didn't want to pay for experience, or they had preconceived notions about what a team leader must be (someone who wants to fail at sysadminning and become a manager), probably the latter. That this was not dispensed with early on is certainly the fault of the outside headhunter (quest groups).

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    • If salary were not an issue, would you prefer to be a manager or an individual contributor?   1 Answer
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    Interaction Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Chegg (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    The fist contact was over the phone. The phone screening was brief, since they were in a crunch time and need someone ASAP. It was followed by an onsite interview with several people. I met with 4 different individuals and groups of people. It was mostly discussion about what I've done before and how would I address their particular situations or problems they encounter daily. They were very positive and engaged during all of our conversations. However, a day after they emailed me saying that they selected someone else. I believe the they saw me more of a visual designer that interaction one.

    Interview Questions

    • How would I resolve a design related dispute between two of my prodicers.   1 Answer
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