Yahoo QA Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 27, 2015
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  1.  

    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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  2.  

    Software QA Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Santa Clara, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Short and rude before I even answered the first question. They acted disinterested in me the entire time. If they thought that I wasn't a good fit then why waste my time and theirs?

    Interview Questions

    • Bug fix, hot patch questions. Questions on my tech experience.   Answer Question
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Received email from Yahoo for phone interview. With conformed day and time. After 30 min wait for call, received email she asked for reschedule. And it continues this way 4 times. Finally she called me on 5th attempt. She talked all the time, much more than me...

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  5.  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo in July 2014.

    Interview

    3 rounds of phone interviews + 1:1 onsite. every phone interview even onsite, recruiter keeping asking how much time you put to coding. I honestly answered that question (as I am working for smaller company, it is project based, we have to do everything from end to end, so I said 50%-60% time for coding )

    Interview Questions

    • binary search tree, sorting, API, some SQL like questions (they are not using SQL)   1 Answer
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    QA Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Yahoo (San Francisco, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    got a call from recruiter, than got a call from a QA manual tester who was trying to ask questions about automation. Since that guy has no idea what he's talking about the quality of these questions was the same

    Interview Questions

    • hate when people don't share results and don't answer on emails   Answer Question
  7.  

    QA Automation Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yahoo (San Jose, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    1 on 1 interview with several team members. Generic questions about Java suddently laser beam focusing on LINKED LISTS of all things Java. Panel interview is also adopted by this company with typical tech questions and witeboard with crayons.

    Interview Questions

    • Generic Java questions only, and odd ball questions like how would you count number of stairs using two people.   1 Answer
  8.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Yahoo (San Jose, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Highly technical, object oriented question, programming skills were tested.

    Interview Questions

    • What are virtual constructors in C++ ?   2 Answers
  9.  

    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Yahoo (Champaign, IL) in April 2010.

    Interview

    The position was for a Software Engineer in QA. It was a contract position for 1 year at Yahoo!'s office at Champaign, IL . I was contacted by a team member directly and was asked basic job experience questions. Next I was called on-site where the entire team interviewed me. Five interviews of 45 mins each. Questions tested my Perl and database skills. Some questions related to QA. Got an offer within 2 days.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the QA cycle. I found this difficult since I did I am still in school with non QA experience.   Answer Question
    • What is pine? What is pico ?   1 Answer
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I was hired as an intern and was converted to full time based on performance. Phone interviews for new college grad are fairly tough. Now, when I look back, I feel like those questions were very basic; but at that stage of my career, they were good questions

    Interview Questions

    • Some complex DB query requiring multiple joins (don't remember exactly)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation happened in my case since I was hired as an intern and they were paying fixed hourly amount

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    QA Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Very professional. Initial phone screen was quite easy - few questions about data structures and algorithm fundamentals. The on-site process included four 1:1 interviews broken down into categories such as Networks, DS & Algorithms, Testing, and Databases/General Concepts. Be prepared to write some code.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you design a database for a company to store employee information? How would you test this design?   Answer Question
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