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Customer Success Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Yodle in June 2014.
Interview Details – Although I was disappointed that the position I applied for was filled, I was surprised to be offered a non position specific interview.
The general questions helped identify future opportunities as well. Excellent follow-up and overall interest in the candidate.
Interview Question – What makes you qualifies for this position? Answer Question
Data Scientist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Yodle in June 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted by an in-house recruiter, and the process moved very quickly from start to finish in just ten days. Everything was very professional. There was an initial phone interview with the hiring manager, and then he scheduled an onsite interview through the in-house recruiter. I was scheduled to meet with six people: three quantitative engineers, the hiring manager, and two marketing types. First, I met with two of the engineers, then the hiring manager, and then another engineer. I did not interview with the two marketers because they were in a meeting later, which I interpreted as a bad sign.
The first interviewer threw me the HORSE question, and I thought to myself, Oh God, here we go lol. But I was surprised to get a couple of the formulas right, but right there I knew this interview was going to be a challenge. The next interviewer asked me about SQL, queries, and then a question for estimating pi. I chose importance sampling but couldn't remember the formula for the graph of a circle: x^2 + y^2 = r^2. The interviewer told me that the formula was x^2 + y^2 = 1, but that was wrong, so the program did not end up working. He said "this is tedious", and at that point I could feel myself going down in flames. By the way, if you want to estimate pi, just sample x and y over the uniform distribution, and then count the number of hits within the circle relative to an enclosing square. That number will approach pi / 4. So, after doing your sampling for N, just multiply by 4 and you will get an estimate for pi.
The next interviewer was the hiring manager, and he asked about my experiences in development, solving problems, and working with teams. His questions were very insightful, and he was a good listener. He pushed for clarification, and that is a sign of a good manager. I really enjoyed speaking with him, as he has worked his way up through Yodle for many years. Good dude.
My final interviewer was another quantitative engineer who was very personable and friendly and quite brilliant. His question was suppose that you had images that were 1000 x 1000 pixels in dimension and that there were millions of these images. If you selected one image, how would you find the 15-20 images that were most similar to the original? Clearly, simple distance calculations would not work, so your job was to figure out an efficient algorithm to find the nearest images relatively quickly, all in 20 minutes lol. In any case, I really enjoyed the interviews but realize that some of the challenges have become ridiculous. Everyone is looking for the perfect candidate, when in fact very few people can meet these challenges, including the interviewers themselves.
The day after the interview, I got a telephone call from the recruiter saying that she spoke to the hiring manager and the feedback was that I was "not technical enough", but they wanted me to keep them posted of my progress. Why? I hung up and thought, man this is a strange world we live in.
Interview Question – You are playing a game of HORSE with a replica of yourself, so your shooting percentage is probability p (for the both of you). The rules are that if you make a basket and your replica misses, then you win the game. If your replica makes the basket and you miss, then you lose. If you both miss, then you start over again. What is the expected probability that you will win the game? Answer Question
Quantitative Develooer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Yodle in January 2010.
Interview Details – there is first a phone interview with an recruiter and then a phone interview with the team manager. During the onsite, I met four people from the group, each has different tests from algorism to code test.
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Yodle in August 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online and did not hear from anyone for days. Went to the website and used their contact form to ask the status. Received a call shortly after. Asked me basic things about why I wanted the job, previous work history, and why I was qualified. They setup an interview for me to talk with the Sales Manager in NYC and "possibly" with another person.
Met with the manager and was immediately taken back by how weird he seemed. Kind of robotic and a bit on the cold side. Not sure if that was intentional. I prepared a bunch of questions and he answered them all as if he was feeding me sales lines he had said a million times to his clients. Weird. Interview ended (didn't meet with anyone else) and I was told I would hear from the woman who called me initially.
A week later, didn't hear from anyone. I emailed the woman.
I called and she wasn't available. I left a message.
Called again a few days later and she told me they decided not to go with me. Confused as to why they couldn't just email me this news.
Later on I get a call from Yodle again from a new person. He leaves me a message saying to call him back.
I do. It turns out he found my resume and wants to set me up to meet the manager in NYC... wow. Thanks.
Interview Question – Walk me through your last client interaction. How did you close him? Answer Question
Database Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Yodle in June 2012.
Interview Details – I had a pre-screening call. Followed by which I had a technical phone interview. The last round was supposed to be 1:1 interview. But unfortunately I couldn't get through the technical interview.
Interview Question – Logical question involving cards View Answer
Sales Representative Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yodle in August 2012.
Interview Details – Received a phone call that had some preliminary interview questions. Then was asked to come in for a formal 1 on 1 interview and short demonstration of product. Typical interview questions and very short interview. Wasn't too interested in a cold calling position so did not follow up after interview. I received an email about 2 weeks later saying they were moving forward with other candidates.
Interview Question – Name a time when you purposefully did not follow directions from your supervisor and why? Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Yodle in November 2012.
Interview Details – Phone interview. Received a call of a fairly friendly person, call was enjoyable, with a series of questions not too hard
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yodle.
Interview Details – I initially was contacted by email and setup a phone interview with one of their HR staff members. This phone interview was about 30 min and covered basic details about myself and some very basic CS related questions. The next interview was an hour long and with one of their software engineers. He asked me a series of questions relating to Java and had me solve some basic problems regarding data structures.
Next, I was invited to their NYC office for a day long interview. The first hour long interview was with the head software engineer and he asked me to solve a problem on the whiteboard. Next, I had an hour to code a relatively simple Java problem on one of their workstations. After lunch, I met with one of the product leads and then finally with the CTO.
Interview Question – Tell me about a contribution you have made. Answer Question
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Yodle in December 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online. They gave an option of two coding problems to solve. I chose the more difficult one and submitted my resume with my solution. I was contacted the next day and they set up a phone interview. Be advised that the first phone interview will also contain the tech screen. So it will start off with the standard discussion of your background. Then, you are asked some basic tech questions (can you implement a map function with an array?). The entire call took about a half hour.
Interview Question – What is your favorite programming language? What feature would you like to see added to this language? Answer Question
Software Developer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Yodle.
Interview Details – Phone interview, asked question about stack/heap, weak/strong type, what is the desired change you would like to see of your favorite language, can a list implemented by tree/map, what is composition in OOP.
Interview Question – Composition in OOP Answer Question
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