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Updated Jun 11, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online for Yahoo Gemini and got a call from Principal Engineer in 3-4 days, requesting for setting up Technical Phone Interview.

    1 phone interview : Cleared and got onsite request.
    1 on-site interview : Had 6 rounds each 45 mins. But one guy had to take PTO and ended up having only 5 rounds each 50 mins. 1/5 round was Lunch

    Interview Questions

    • Phone interview Question: Convert a BST into Doubly Linked List
      Onsite

      1st Round: Scaling questions (don't recall them right now, couple of them were related to Kap, DHT, Chord), Sockets, RPC, Reverse Linked List, Circular Linked List, Middle of Linked List.

      2nd Round: Coding question. Given an array with unsorted integers, move all even on left side and all odds on right side. After that sort even in increasing order and sort odd in decreasing order

      3rd Round: Lunch. Overivew of the team and asking questions about what you are looking for and why are you leaving your current company

      4th Round: Coding question.
             1) Write a function which has 2 input (word, random_string), return true if you can construct the word from random_string or else return false. For e.g: "apple", "sxryppaelwb" will return true but "apple", "srxypaelwb" will return false.
             2) Write a function which will sort the input word list into decreasing order of string length only if that word can be constructed from random string.

      5th Round: Basic Logical question.
            1) stack increasing decreasing question & code
            2) ps aux | grep "myscript" related question.
       
      1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    1)Late reply from the univ recruiter
    2)Ask you any damn questions doesnt even realise its for intern who are here to learn and not answer questions which are for experienced people
    3)Doesnt even bother about what I did previously ,one questions and if you cant its over

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    Senior Software Engineering Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    They initially said that they were going to give me an offer. A week later the recruiter called back and said the team was going a different direction. It really left a poor impression of Yahoo. Some things may have been out of their hands as Yahoo recently layed off over 10% of their force. Still I would have liked the truth rather than giving me some lame answer. Other than that the interview itself was average.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Yahoo in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was straightforward. I applied in career fair. They sent me mail for calling details. They called me on time and asked simple questions. Not giving time to think the logic of the code exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic PHP questions. Code to group anagrams from collection of strings   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    It was one hour interview, went through my resume and started with a coding question over collab edit and HTML, CSS and Javascript questions. More questions on HTML and JavaScript.

    Interview Questions

    • Give the top ten elements of the given array   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    applied online and got a reply few days later.
    Then setup for a phone interview.
    I got a phone interview for an hour.
    I was asked to solve three coding questions, string sorting, simple linked list, and string hashing.

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Straight to the point with the phone screen, no background chatting, no basic concept explaining, just two coding questions to deal with. The whole phone screen process took about one hour.

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    Senior Internal Tools Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    This was for a senior DPS (Internal Tools) Dev role.
    Phone interview: Got a call from a senior member of the DPS team. We started by chatting about the team, technologies, projects in-progress, etc.
    He then asked some questions regarding my resume, things I'm doing in my current job, etc. Then on to coding/algo questions using collabedit.

    In the last 10 minutes of the interview I was able to ask questions about the team, work environment, etc. All in all, I'm definitely more excited about this opportunity now talking to my interviewer (who seemed pretty cool) and hope to get a chance with an on-site interview...

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Yahoo (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    About 1 month after the career fair, HR contact me to schedule a phone interview. The guy interviewed me is a senior engineer at Yahoo. He did not ask about the project and ask me two algorithm quesitons. And both of them are very easy. It has been 2 weeks after the phone interview. I am still waiting for the result.

    Interview Questions

    • Determine whether there is a loop in a linked lisk. Find the head of the loop. The questions are quite easy, and I figure out and write down in 15 minutes. However, the HR did not contact me after the interview.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Yahoo (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was second round, telephonic call for 1 hr. The interviewer was a Korean and I was asked two algorithmic Questions. He was expecting me to code in front end languages, but i do not know that as i was just writing code in c++. Its a reject after two days. It was for Front end position, but i dont know that.

    Interview Questions

    • How many binary 1's are there in a given number and also Lowest common ancestor.   Answer Question

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