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They have two programming exercises, the harder one is a programming challenge where you have to place jugglers in their preferred circuits. I spent a few hours programming it and got the correct solution, and you e-mail your solution and resume to the e-mail address based on your answer. The e-mail just goes straight to HR, you don't bypass them. All I got was a disinterested reply saying they'll pass my resume to managers and see if there's any interest. You don't get an automatic interview as the challenge sort of implied. Oh well.
- Programming test involving jugglers in circuits. 2 Answers
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I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Yodle (New York, NY).
There was a general phone interview with the someone where they tell you about the job description. Then you have another phone interview with the Manager of sales and that about 15 mins. he asked general question about why this company , why sales and what makes you different.
- Nothing really unexpected Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Yodle (New York, NY).
Applied online and then was contacted by recruiter. A few rounds of phone interviews, a relatively online programming test, followed by an on-site interview in New York. On-site interview consisted of obvious technical/whiteboard design questions, a simple programming test on one of their machines, lunch with two developers,. meeting their CTO.
- What project are you most proud of? Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Yodle (Charlotte, NC) in May 2013.
I interviewed with Yodle and the VP interviews you first. She asks behavioral questions. Then you will meet with the Reporting Manager, just depends on who you get, because they seem to have their own style. I am more than qualified for opportunities in online marketing. The only thing for the Charlotte Office is that they seem to only hire the MAJORITY. If you walk around the office, everyone is of the same race. This exists in a city that is 40% minority. How is that possible? It's possible because if you dare list a college that is a HBC on your resume they won't call you - regardless of your experience level. If you take the HBC off your resume, they will call you. Bottom line is I think they have a racist hiring process. How else can you explain the demographics of the Charlotte Office.
- The questions aren't difficult. It's getting them to look past one's skin color in order to be given a fair chance. 2 Answers
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I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Yodle.
Solved the harder problem from their website, got a call in a couple of days First was a minor tech screening with their HR recruiter who was courteous and knowledgeable. Discussed about experience and some easy datastructure questions. Second was a phone interview with one of their engineering manager. Asked about some project experience picked from my resume. Further on a question to design a small system with OOP. Requirements were clarified beforehand. Interview was nice and simple but I think the time frame was not big enough for me to design the system. Interviewer was very patient and we had a good interaction.
- Design an "order management" system. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Yodle.
Solved the harder problem on their website, and got an email back within a few days. First interview was not difficult. Asked about basic data structures and object oriented design. Second phone interview focused more on detailed object oriented design questions, and some "how would you approach this problem" type questions, and data structure questions. Received email saying they weren't interested a few days later.
- Talk about weak/strong types systems. Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Yodle (New York, NY) in March 2013.
Contacted Recruiter as I was already connected with her on Linkedin. First round of the interview was from her. She was nice, but asked very specific questions around Predictive Modeling, team management , why I am looking for a change and what I am currently making (that was the problem). I work for a much bigger company and Yodle pay muss less. After the first step, she passed my resume to a VP, who wanted to talk with me for 1 hr. It was a good conversation, asked me about my work, online space, team management skills and very pointed questions about how I solve problems. Why I am looking to move to NY (they are located in NY). Next round of the interview was with another director - Biz Dev. He was nice too and he asked me questions about how I did cross-functional projects and how I managed teams. It was a good conversation and I would rate it fair. A week later, VP with whom I spoke initially wanted to talk with me again. It was another 1 hr conversation around the space, much more details into the projects I did. It was a very good conversation, around the work that I would be doing and how I would be solving problems at Yodle. They are in local and so she asked me about how I would solve the problems in that space. Since I work in digital space and in the forefront, I explained her about many areas, which she didn't know. After that interview, they called me for in-person interview. I had almost 6 - 7 folks interviewing me - including CEO and CMO and 3 VPs. The questions were all over the place - some are very behavioral to very technical questions. I was shocked to hear very technical granular questions from a CEO, including my current salary. I would not expect a CEO asking these silly questions, though its a start up. The part which I didn't like was - there was no lunch break - I had literally < 15 mins - the recruiter comes and says - "there is a sandwich shop downstairs, you can grab something there" and "By the way, you have 10 - 15 mins". I said - "Thank you", but was annoyed because I already had a very long day (I took 6:00am flight). As the day progressed, the interviewers were the folks from my team. In one interview, a guy comes and asks me a probability question - a complete maths question. I was clearly annoyed by this time - I would expect an analyst to answer a question, but not a senior level person to solve a math question. Of course, I solved the question, but was disappointed with the interviewer and his outlook. My last interview was with same VP (I spoke 3 times with that person until now) - my hiring manager, but clearly told her that I am not impressed that the previous interviewer asked me a mathematical question and that I am not interviewing for an analyst role. She apologized, but said that everyone liked me and so I should be good. After I return back, I hear back from the recruiter and that they are very interested in me and that I have to speak with another VP over the phone. This was a very weird interview, because he was the first guy in my career who blew his horn so much (I felt sorry that he had to do it for what he does), but had a good interview. At last after 2 weeks, I hear that they are moving with another candidate. In the hind sight, after my experience in the interview process, I would not have accepted the offer - partially because of the lack of big picture of CEO. When I asked him about the growth of the company and how he sees the space, he was very less impressive with his answers, but had a very vague answer. Another thing that caught my eye - was how many folks work there and the $$ revenues of the company. $/Head ratio is very less. So, I am concerned about the post-IPO valuation also. The revenues are not growing at the speed I would expect for a start up.
- Behavioral questions from CEO and the complete surprising probability question from this optimization team lead. Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Yodle (New York, NY).
Was found on LinkedIn by inhouse recruiter. Handful of interactions led to a 1 hour screening call. The inhouse recruiter was excellent and came from recruiting, but the internal processes with the executives scheduling the live interview was difficult. I finally interviewed with two members of the executive team. The third executive blew off my interview while I was at the site, which was very unprofessional.
- Nothing difficult, but they are very big on behavioral interviewing and specific examples, which is good.. Answer Question
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I applied online – interviewed at Yodle (New York, NY).
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.
- Composition in OOP Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Yodle (New York, NY) in December 2012.
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.
- What is your favorite programming language? What feature would you like to see added to this language? Answer Question
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