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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews. First one was pretty basic, asked about general concepts like object oriented programming. Second one came about a month later. Interviewer asked me to write some code/pseudocode on collabedit using singly linked lists. Also asked about binary trees and how to find least common ancestor using linked lists.

Finally asked go to Sunnyvale for onsite interview day. The interview day took place a month after the second phone interview. The job title "Technical Yahoo" is just a general title for a programmer at yahoo. There are many different programming departments.

General presentation of the company is given in front of everyone. Lunch is served.
Later, an employee picks you up to take you to a room for interview. They ask technical questions, ask you to write code/pseudocode on whiteboard, explain your code, optimize, etc etc. 3 individual employees have separate 1 hour interview sessions in total.

About 1-2 weeks later, you will know if you got an offer or not through email.

Interview Question – Asked me how to implement a garbage collector regarding memory leaks. Not a computer science major so I had no idea how to go about it.   Answer Question


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Technical Yahoo Interview

Technical Yahoo
Sunnyvale, CA

Interviewed at Yahoo

Interview Details – I had two phone interviews, one with an engineer and one with the hiring manager. The first interviewer was pretty inexperienced; he quizzed me on OOP terms for the whole interview (What is an abstract class? What does the static keyword mean?). The second interview was much more enjoyable as the interviewer was more skilled. He asked me to implement a Page class and a Book class, and to use these to determine how many times a given word appeared in a Book. He then asked me to optimize my solution, which I did using a HashMap.

Interview Question – Questions on JavaScript, which I was less familiar with than C++   Answer Question


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Technical Yahoo Interview

Technical Yahoo

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Yahoo in April 2013.

Interview Details – I dropped my resume in university career fair. And I was contacted quickly after that. I got two interviews, both phone screens.Interview Details – I submitted my resume through the job fair of my university. I got the email of the first interview after more than one month.

For the first interview, I was asked some general questions about how to design a problem using different kinds of distributed and parallel tools, like Hadoop, Hadoop PIG, and MPI. I think the reason is that I have previous related projects. No online coding.

For the second interview, the interviewer is a system architect. And we only discussed several question of Hadoop and HDFS. Also some general questions about OOP

Interview Question – Hadoop and HDFS   Answer Question


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Technical Yahoo Interview

Technical Yahoo
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in October 2012.

Interview Details – Via recruiter

Not a very satisfactory interview process. Communication is bad.

Not tough questions but they try to confuse you a lot.
To every interviewer at yahoo!, "Please smile and talk to the person being interviewed. "

Interview Question – Sorting and scalability related questions   Answer Question


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Technical Yahoo Interview

Technical Yahoo
Sunnyvale, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Yahoo in December 2010.

Interview Details – I applied at a University Career Fair. There were 2 rounds of phone interviews. The people were friendly on phone.

Interview Question – Print nodes visited in the level order traversal. Nodes of each level should be on a single line.   View Answers (2)

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