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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

I ended up applying late, but this process was still the best of all the internships I"ve interviewed for. I submitted my resume on a Tuesday, got a call back on Wednesday, set up interviews for Thursday morning, and had the offer by Thursday afternoon. The campus recruiting office is the BEST - very helpful, informative, nice, etc.
I did the actual interviews via the phone, and did coding over a collaboration coding tool (via the internet) and over google docs. The interviewers were really nice and helpful, and I got a good vibe from them. Interview questions were unsurprising and kinda standard.
1.) OOP design question (Design an elevator system, and they gave me some scenarios to consider while building). Be prepped to do a UML diagram.
2.) Pretty simple geometry algorithm question that was sort of like your classic box-packing problem. You shouldn't need to prep too much for this one... it's really easy to overthink though, so be wary of that.

Interview Questions
  • The elevator design was challenging just because there is no right answer. The most important thing there is to clearly explain why you're doing what you're doing.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
I'm an intern. I was surprised at how high it was that I didn't think fast enough to start negotiating.
Accepted Offer

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Vistaprint.

    Interview Details

    The process was long. I first had an on-campus interview. Then they hosted us up in a hotel for a weekend. There were probably 100 candidates. We went to a dinner and heard some presentations the first night. After that we had a long day of 3 interviews followed by a tour of the building. We finished off with a night at a bar in Boston. They don't do any of this anymore from what I hear.

    Interview Questions
    • Three easy whiteboard questions. One estimating question, a design question, and a basic coding question. Practice your OO and algorithms and you'll be fine.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was very good from the start, and I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I met campus recruiters through the career fair, and then applied through the Jobs and Internships Board for my university. Then they came to campus a week or two afterwards to do on campus interviews. The interview was divided into two parts: the first part was about OOP, and the second part was a simple coding problem.

    I got a call from them two days afterwards with an offer, and they gave me two weeks to think about it.

    After I accepted the offer, they offered an office visit. The campus recruiting people are awesome!

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design an elevator? (Create a UML diagram too)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't really negotiate, it was for an internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Found them at the career fair, had dinner with them and then a first round interview on campus. Mix of behavioral and technical questions of 45 minutes. Then, I got invited the very next evening to their Super Saturday Weekend Event from Friday night to Sunday. Friday night was a lot of fun and I talked to a lot of Vistaprint employees, and the Charles Hotel they invite you too was very nice. On Saturday morning, they drove us to their office and we had a tour, and then 3 one hour interviews (depends on your group). One of the interviews was problem solving, and the other two were design/coding questions. Interviewers were really cool and worked with you towards your solution instead of trying to stump you. Afterwards, they had a company wide event at a bar/restaurant/bowling alley with free food and drinks! it was really fun!

    after 3 days, I heard back from them that I got an offer. The hr is excellent for college recruiting and they get back to you fast!

    Interview Questions
    • Signed a disclosure form, so I can't say it. There were no "tricky" / classic interview questions though   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they offer very well for college grads (although the price of living is very high for that area)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview via Campus Recruiting. The question was finding the missing number in a 1-1000 array in which the number was replaced by -1 and the array was randomly ordered.

    Got the Super Saturday onsite interview right after my phone interview ends, in less than 3 hours. I was amazed by the speed.

    Went to Great Boston Area on the Super Saturday with many other candidates. Friday night was purely networking. Talked with many people from software team and after that was discussion panel.

    Then, on Saturday, the first thing was touring around the company with no one inside. This REALLY cannot give people a brief idea on how the company likes. After a brief lunch with a lot of current employees, I was given three 1:1 interviews, an OO Design question, the shampoo question, a coupon question(tho it was labeled as coding question, I would rather say it was another but easier OO design question) and a behavioral question.

    After this, on Saturday night, part of the interviewees were taked to a bar, where more networking happened.

    My negative opinion on the interview: First, a lot of information was duplicated. The interview consists too much networking and talking with people inside the company. For example, the friday night networking and discussion panel; during Saturday lunch; on saturday night; during site tour. Mostly with same information which was apparently a time waste. Second, tour the empty building really cannot give much information on the company's culture.

    Except for those, the overall experience for me is great. I can feel that all people inside the company are those who love their jobs and are proud of it. I can feel the passion. And also, I can feel the company is trying to give every interviewees a deep understanding of the company, tho they probably should balance their networking portion and give more information about the company culture. I can feel the company is aggressive in growth and is really wanting to hire more people. And their contacting are quick. Got the offer the Tuesday right after the Super Saturday event.

    One thing I should say is, for this company, it is really important to view all events as an interview on your personality. Please talk to as many people as you can and ask them questions. It is very important. Although most events were labeled company-answering-question, if you were not active enough, those events could be a drawback.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i didn't negotiate since the offer was great and exactly what I want.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Consisted on 1 Phone Interview
    Questions
    Find missing number in array of numbers 1-1000
    Differences between C/C++
    Loop in linked list

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Vistaprint in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by the recruiter at Vistaprint. It was a brief 15 min interview over the phone and then a technical interview was arranged. I was called onsite for personal interview with atlest 5 of them.
    The first interview the person as late to work so that didnt happen. The next interview I was told briefly about the company and department. I thought the interview was going pretty well until it exploded.. I was told that the job did not have any Microsoft .net work until a year although I was called in for a Dotnet developer position. They had a 'tool' they wanted me to work on. For some reasong nobody in the department wanted to work on it. Now, who in the world would like this job after been told this. Obviously I was not interested and told them that it is very 'dissapointing' We didnt wanted to continue the interview but i was just giving it a shot as drove all the wayto Lexington for 3 hrs, didnt wanted to go back so soon. Anyway I guess they just called in the next person and no one came after that. Then the HR said it is not working for them as ' I' use lot of ' tools' which the company dont like. Infact I was thinking that the ' company' had been using 'tools' other than dotnet for this position was the real issue. Any way I asked why the Job description was not accurate. The HR had no idea about what it is about as far as Hr knows, it is dotnet position. Overall experience was very Dissapointing and I am glad that I conveyed it to them at the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Question about how many shampoo bottles the company need to market.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It wasnt going to work out anyway. If they retired the tool they would not have the job for me. They had other dotnet people working but didnt have any dotnet work for me. Why did they even call me for this interview? I have over 6 years exp with dotnet working for Big 10 companies and was not going to work on anything else.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed on campus which took about 30 minutes. I got an email about a week later from the recruiter inviting me to "Super Saturday" for final round interviews. The event took most of the the weekend, starting Friday night and ending Sunday morning. I had 4 interviews on Saturday.

    Interview Questions
    • How many hotel shampoo bottles are manufactured every year in the US?   View Answers (2)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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