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Updated Jun 12, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    - Telephonic interview for 1 hour
    - Onsite interviews consisting multiple (4-5) rounds
    - Recruiter round
    - Round with director or senior director depending on the position you are interviewed for
    - More rounds if required
    - For some candidates, they offer an onsite programming challenge consisting of a programming question you need to finish within 2 hours

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    Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Yahoo in May 2015.

    Interview

    I had a one-hour phone interview followed by a panel interview in person with members of various teams that I would work with. They followed up with me almost immediately after each interview, but there was a few weeks between each stage in the process (phone interview, in-person interview, offer).

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me why I was interested in the position. They were also interested in why I was interested in switching industries. They asked me to anticipate what the challenges of the job would be for me. They also gave me a hypothetical to see how I would handle a situation at work.   Answer Question
  3. Helpful (3)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Straightforward phone interviews with hiring managers, and other members of the marketing team. Wanted to know about my background, why I was interested in the role and what motivated me to join the company at that particular time

    Interview Questions

    • What gets you out of bed in the morning?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    It is a two screen process at yahoo. The interviewer's are great and help in case you get stuck. They basically check your programming knowledge and logical concepts. Even if you write the code a bit incorrect, it won't affect your result unless you tell them the correct algorithm. Linked List, Stack , Queue, Arrays and Strings, Searching Sorting and Trees and Graphs are things which should be prepared before the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Check if the string is balanced. eg {{}} should return true,
      Given a input sentence tokenize it and print the word count. eg the boy went to the school- > the 2, boy 1, went 1, to 1, school 1
       
      Answer Question
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    Recruiter/Sourcer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Yahoo (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Both interviewers were very friendly. I was able to ask straightforward questions. It lasted about 1.5 hours with two people. A Director and a Lead Recruiter. Both had been with Yahoo for several years and shared a lot of insight with me.

    Interview Questions

    • What was my sourcing process?
      What is my best sourcing method?
      How would I source a Mobile Engineer (Boolean)?
      Where are my sources?
      What was my hardest role to source for?
       
      Answer Question
  7. Helpful (5)  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    I had 2 interviews on campus after meeting a recruiter in a job fair. My gpa was actually lower than their standards but they gave me an interview anyways. They asked me resume questions as well as give me an opportunity to explain why my gpa was low (3.4). Afterwords they asked me simple questions like reversing a linked list, and then asked me questions like what other offers do you have? I was then given the 2nd interview immediately afterwards, to which they asked 3 programming questions, like parsing a regular expression given a string, and designing monopoly and how to determine if a list has no duplicates.

    Interview Questions

    • Design Monopoly.
      Given 2 strings, figure out if one is a reg expression of the other.

      examples:
      Y-hoo, Yahoo -True
      Y*o, Yahoo -> True
      **hoo ->Yahoo True
      ya-* -> yahoo True
       
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  8.  

    Software Development, Technical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Met Yahoo in my school career fair. They set up an interview immediately in the HQ at Sunnyvale. The interview was 2 rounds.

    The first round was interviewed by team member on basic data structures. Ex: Implement a stack. I was given white board to write code.

    The second round was interviewed by team manager. This round was tough. Asked about 6-7 programming questions and I was asked to write code on the white board. I was asked to design Tic Tac Toe game library and write unit tests for each function.

    The interview process went on pretty smooth. Very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Consider 1 million strings with each of string having 1 million characters. Find the minimum number of characters to read such that you can identify each string uniquely.   3 Answers
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    Senior Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Yahoo has you interview with your future potential peers, which is interesting and somewhat effective. Deadline with HR was a bit of a nightmare though. When the offer finally came in, the back and forth was not fun at all. They're a big corporation that it's easy to get lost in. Wouldn't recommend them too highly as they're a bit directionless still, even in the Marissa Mayer era.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Sat down for an afternoon of interviews after a few phone calls. The first interviewer did not know he was interviewing me until the morning of the interviews and took 15 minutes out of the 30 given for a technical interview asking about my background. He was unable to articulate his question about Hash tables. Outside of this poor experience, the other three interviewers were very interested in using the full 45 minutes provided to them to ask a question, and then dive deeper into space/time questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Sample Questions:
      1 - Given a pre-order traversal of a BST represented by an array of integers, generate the tree
      2 - Given an infinite number of servers with an infinite amount integers on each server, return the median integer. Assume a finite amount of space and time.
       
      Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Phone interview. Then met with 4-5 of people in 1 day. It was pretty relaxed. They asked about some specific accounts and executions I had done in the past for advertisers.

    Interview Questions

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