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Technical Yahoo Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

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

Interview

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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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Yahoo (Santa Clara, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
    • Why do we need virtual destructor in c++   1 Answer
    • Difference between pass by value and pass by reference   1 Answer
    • questions on OOPs features, abstract class   Answer Question
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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Yahoo (Richardson, TX) in May 2011.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
    • What can be a reason for the OSPF neighbor ship failing after EX-START adjacency?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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.

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    Technical Yahoo Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Technical Yahoo Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    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   1 Answer
    • How do you design session timeout mechanism for clients on the server side   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I think you can negotiate well for good raises if you have multiple offers or else I see less chance of raise.

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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Yahoo (Burbank, CA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    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
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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Yahoo (Bellevue, WA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    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
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    Technical Yahoo Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in January 2008.

    Interview

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

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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Technical Yahoo Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    I had one phone interview. They asked some basic questions on projects and some programming problems. Then I had an onsite interview. There were 4 rounds. The rounds were based on data structures and algorithms, programming language, object oriented design, database systems and *nix skills

    Interview Questions

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