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Technical Yahoo Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Yahoo.

Interview Details

I did two phone screens, talked a lot about iOS Programming. Some questions were pretty general, conceptual. Nothing too bad

Interview Questions
  • How would you manage a file upload from an app? What if the connection is interrupted?   Answer Question
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Yahoo in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got an email for phone screen from Yahoo after attending the college job fair. The interviewer was from Yahoo search team.

    Interview Questions
    • Difference between memory allocation of stack and heap   View Answer
    • Why do we need virtual destructor in c++   View Answer
    • Difference between pass by value and pass by reference   View Answer
    • questions on OOPs features, abstract class   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Yahoo in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by the hiring manager who was later joined by the network architect from his team. It was purely technical interview and lasted for an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the protocol number of OSPF?   View Answer
    • What can be a reason for the OSPF neighbor ship failing after EX-START adjacency?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    they pay a decent amount. i didn't negotiate anything. i tried changing the job location but they wanted somebody who can work in Dallas, Texas and the job offer was only for that location.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted for a telephonic interview, had a call with recruiting manager for about an hour and then had a second telephonic with one of the engineers and it was a technical round. Didn't hear back for a while and got a call after 3 weeks and was told that the position went on hold for a while and scheduled a second telephonic technical round for another one hour. I had couple of other offers at the time but was inclined towards yahoo since I'm going to get to work on hadoop at Yahoo. Hiring manager expedited the process after that, called in for an in person interview one day before a long weekend, it was 5 hour long interview around algorithms, data structures, C++ coding and misc perl and unix questions and some random db questions. Time just flew by and immediately after the long weekend was given an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • algorithm to give an optimal packaging (np hard packaging) rectangles into rectangles
      algorithm to solve sudoku (just looking for thought process)
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to get a good offer in that down market, and was able to negotiate a signing bonus. But, it is tough to get a raise once settled in to the job, would suggest to negotiate for about 20% of what you are making and you may endup with at least 15% higher.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Yahoo in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    It consisted of 2 phone rounds followed by onsite interview of 5 rounds.
    Question asked were mainly from programming languages ,algorithms,Operating systems,databases amd object oriented concepts.

    Interview Questions
    • How to find a loop in a linked list and write the code   View Answer
    • How do you design session timeout mechanism for clients on the server side   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I think you can negotiate well for good raises if you have multiple offers or else I see less chance of raise.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Yahoo in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviews are quite technical, tele interview followed by on-site (at least 5 people). Good place to work with lots of benefits, however due to recession, company has not been very generous. no complains though.

    Interview is really really technical, so make sure you know your subject well.

    Good Luck!

    Interview Questions
    • use of optimized data structure to solve a algo problem   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Yahoo in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    I consider the 9 month contract I did as part of the "interview" as there's limitations as to what can really be discovered in a few hours of interview, compared to what's discovered about working with a person.

    I had 1:1 and several people at a time for the interview when I interviewed for the contract position, where it was stated by the recruiting firm that they'd like to be able to convert someone, but such conversion was not a promise. After the contract was finished, I was interviewed by 2 managers that would be my manager and his direct report in the QA department: before being extended the full-time offer, I was on the chart under the regular developers, as I was working embedded with them.

    Interview Questions
    • What happens if you do a delete on a C++ array created by new[]?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yahoo in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Sraightforward interview. Frontend Web basics were easy; whiteboarded some common HTML+CSS layout patterns (types of column layouts and how to do them.) Went over some easy JS patterns (async with callback.) Then some discussion about how well I knew frontend best practices.

    I don't know whether if, today, that there's some company-wide standard for interviews, but at the time I worked there, the bar is set differently from property to property. The least popular properties had a lower bar, the most popular ones had the luxury of setting a higher bar.

    After I was hired, I was asked to help with interviews. Some of us tried to raise it to no avail. What was interesting is that, at the time, we would decline the candidate because they didn't meet a certain skillset (and they were quite basic; take the above and add a few questions that required a bit more thinking and working with the interviewer.) A few weeks later, we find out that the person interviewed at another group that happened to ask the same types of questions and they got hired. Not saying this was bad, but it might provide a hint about how you may want to strategize about your own interviews there, especially for junior to mid level engineering positions.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult about the skills/fit part of the interview.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was a desperate to get out of my current situation, and I think that came through, and got talked down to a significant paycut. Folks, don't do this, it just doesn't work out.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Yahoo in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Very professional and well-organized. one-on-one sessions were thorough and thoughtful. Very difficult, but enjoyable.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yahoo in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was through HR. HR did a first round of screening with some template questions on my background. Next phone screen was with the hiring manager. The conversation was technical/problem solving leading to solving hypothetical problems, trying to gauge how I thought "out of the box".
    In person interviews consisted of 6-7 folks ranging from technical questions, problem solving on the board, designing solutions, coding problems as well as personality fit.
    The follow up call from HR was in 2 days with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we hire you? What would the liabilities on our side be if we were to hire you?   Answer Question
    • How would you gauge yourself in 12 months in terms of accomplishment at Yahoo? What if you did not meet your personal expectations?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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