I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Urban Science in October 2013.
Interview Details – Quick phone interview, interview at HQ with some senior members of the team along with Excel test. Was really not that intense. Most of the questions were pretty basic and I gave basic answers.
Interview Question – There was a question of "how would you help a friend buy a car?" Other than that, technical test was very easy - just some map-reading, simple math and Excel manipulation with basic formulas, and then simple data entry Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They immediately met my salary demand
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Urban Science in February 2013.
Interview Details – Interview went well, however, HR promised more than the company can deliver.
Interview Question – Can you draw a use-case? View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Urban Science.
Interview Details –
3 sets of interviews, 2 people each, then a test.
Interviews were standard.
Test was bizarre at the time, but makes perfect sense once you get hired.
Interview Question – How many cars did BMW sell last year? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Urban Science.
Interview Details – Interview process was pretty standard. My interview lasted about two and a half hours and I was interviewed by four people plus the HR managers. Questions were reasonable. They asked me about my technical skill while I could feel that they were gauging my people and business skills. Received an off the next day.
Interview Question – Technical questions regarding indexing structures in SQL databases. These days they even give out a technical quiz. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They made me an offer, I held out for a slightly better offer. They met me halfway.
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Urban Science in December 2011.
Interview Details –
I was contacted by a recruiter to do an interview screening. The screening was short and consisted of 5 quick technical questions. After the screening, I received another phone call asking if I would like to schedule an onsite interview. Also, in that conversation, the recruiter asked me questions about my technical background and prior employment which was used later to tailor the interpersonal skill, team work, and technical portions of my interview.
The first interview was in front of three senior managers who each had different responsibilities in the company. Each manager was friendly and had his/her own concerns with my background that was prepared for them. After the interview, each manager was eager to answer questions pertaining to the role, the company, or their role.
Second interview consisted of a mixed group of managers with the same interview format.
Positives: Quick response compared to other companies that have you wait for weeks. Interviewers were encouraging and helpful when I seemed troubled during some problems. Having been on many interviews, it was a relief to be interviewed by a company that focuses heavily on your interpersonal skills as well as your technical knowledge which gave me a good feeling about the culture; no egos, family feeling, and everybody loves their role. Technical questions were questions that a software engineer should know.
Interview Question – If you were to make a mistake, how would you go about making sure it didn't happen again? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Urban Science in November 2011.
Interview Details –
Before interviewing in-person, I received a phone screening from one of their recruiters. The recruiter was pretty friendly and helpful. She explained the company to me in detail, and told me about the positions available. She asked me questions about my education and technical background based on my resume, and then asked a few SQL questions. A few days later I received an email scheduling an in-person interview.
The interview went really well too. The people there were friendlier than those at any other company I had interviewed with. In the first interview, I was interviewed by 5 people, who were all surprisingly chill and supportive. The atmosphere was light and they responded to my answers very encouragingly, which made me less nervous. They asked pretty much the same questions that all interviewers ask about education, personality, strengths and weaknesses, prior learning experiences, job expectations, etc. They also asked one critical thinking question, which I guess was to check my thought process. Later the same day, I received a phone call scheduling the second interview.
The second interview was pretty much the same as the first, just different people (3 this time). Similar questions were asked, and a few days later, I received an offer.
It was overall really positive, which is why I chose their company over others.
Interview Question – SQL Commands Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Honestly the benefits and salary were already more than I had expected, so I didn't negotiate. If you wanted to though, I think they'd be open to it.
Interviewed at Urban Science
Interview Details – The person conducting the interview didn't understand the questions they were asking.
Reason for Declining – Company
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