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Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview Details

    I apply on line and get a phone interview. The interviewer was 30 minutes late and only interview me about 5 minutes, just asking some simple question about my resume. And then I get rejected next day.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at eBay Inc. in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone call from the recruiter who mentioned that eBay is their direct client. The recruiter herself asked some basic Core Java questions. Then they send me a email to solve a technical question and write up about my experience in cloud computing.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a program in Java to assess a given string whether it complies with following patterns. Return true if a given string complies with these patterns else false.

      N = N1 + N2
      N>= N1 >= N2
      where N is the Nth element in the string or element at Nth position;
      N1 is the (N-1) element in the string & N2 is the (N-2) element in the string.

      Example 1: 224610
      Elements in this string are 2, 2, 4, 6, 10.
      First Set: 2+2=4 (N2=2; N1=2 & N= 4);
      Second Set: 2+4=6 (N2=2; N1=4 & N=6);
      Third Set: 4+6=10 (N2=4; N1=6 & N= 10)

      Example 2: 1112233558
      Elements in this string are 1, 11, 12, 23, 35, 58

      Example 3: 1101102203
      Elements in this string are 1, 101, 102, 203
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview Details

    First round on campus interview, one technical question. The interviewer asked me to design two functions that implement auto prediction feature when user input a few letters in search box.

    Interview Questions
    • Really focus on what data structure you use and the time/space complexity.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at eBay Inc. in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Got an email with a coding doc that I had to match the output with within a certain amount of time. Completed 2/3 of them but didn't finish the last question which was adding 2 fractions. No phone interview about how I am, just a coding challenge I guess to filter the applicants further after seeing their resume.

    Interview Questions
    • To remove every multiple i, j, k ..... elements from a list.
      To add 2 fractions and reduce it to the simplest form
      Another question I couldnt remember but it was easy
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc. in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and contacted by a recruiter. Just passed the first round phone interview with team manager, and received second interview invitation one week later. The second round is scheduled next week.

    Interview Questions
    • A few questions about resume, coding question: find the lowest common ancestor of two nodes in a binary tree   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Head of Employee Communications EMEA Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview Details

    As an experienced professional, I was surprised by the recruiting process and initial interview at Ebay. The interview was from the position that I was LUCKY to be interviewed--when in fact the market favors employees in Europe in this field at the moment.

    The recruiter treated me with suspicion, as if she were trying to catch me in a lie. When I explained to her projects that I had worked on, she had told me I was speaking at "too high a level" and "what did I actually do"? She wanted me to get to the level of "I made a PowerPoint, I wrote a Q and A". Turns out despite the senior title, they want someone very operational. They told another candidate that the strategy and action plan had been validated through 2015 and the job holder would just deliver off the detailed plan! Then why are you interviewing senior people who have years of strategic AND operational experience?

    I am puzzled as to why they are recruiting at all. In the end, they ended up cancelling the search because they had someone temporary in the job already.

    I've been through a lot of interviews in my career--both good and bad--Ebay takes the prize as the worst one. It not only turned me off to the company as an employer but also the brand.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you tell me the months that you started and ended each job on your resume (I had only listed years).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Customer Solutions Teammate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc. in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    After applying and submitting my resume online, it took about a week to receive a phone call to schedule a phone interview.
    The phone interview took about 30 minutes. I was given a brief description if the job I was being interviewed for, the shift times/days, the job location, and the pay rate. During the phone interview I was asked typical behavioral questions like "Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer", "Tell me about a time when you above and beyond your job duties in order to get the job done". (They really want the interviewee to give specific examples from their experience with a positive outcome.) I was given immediate feedback and ways to prepare for the next step of the hiring process (face-to-face interview).
    I was offered a face-to-face interview at the end of my phone interview. The next step was providing eBay with 5 references (at least 2 of those references had to be past or present supervisors/managers) before I could be allowed to attend the face-to-face interview.

    Arrive at least 15-minutes early to the facility where you will be given the face-to-face interview, as you will have to go through security and be asked to show a valid ID (make sure you have a valid ID with you).
    At the face-to-face interview, there were 3 job candidates scheduled at the same time slot, which I felt was awkward at first. At the end of my interview, I understood why eBay does a "group" tour/assessment: to save them time and resources. We were given a brief tour of the call center, asked to complete a computer assessment, and given the opportunity to observe a live call with a representative.
    During the computer assessment, there are 3 "scripted" call scenarios that are listened to. While listening there is information to correct and submit (the information is not paused or repeated, so listen carefully and type quickly), and a timed typing test (which begins as soon as the screen appears, so click in the box and begin right away). At the end of the computer assessment, there is a recorded live call to observe and take notes on. (Take notes as the interviewer will ask for your opinion on the caller and teammate, and maybe how you would have handled the call differently.)
    After the assessment, they will either ask you to move to a semi-private room to meet with the interviewer (department team-leader), or ask you to observe live calls with a representative for about 20-minutes.
    During the actual interview, you are asked more behavioral questions as well as "Why did you apply for this position", "Tell me about a time when you had a bad experience as a customer, and what would have done differently (as the business representative) to make the customer's experience better", "Tell me about a time when a co-worker made a mistake in front of a customer and what you did to correct it", and "Tell be about a time when you to meet certain goals or metrics and how you were able to accomplish them". After the 20-ish minute interview, I was asked if had any questions, so I asked, "What does a typical work day look like in the call center?". The interviewer was more than happy to answer that, and was able to share what the expectations would be as far as personal metrics and goals for the position. The interviewer said I would hear something by the end of the week (2-3 days).
    All in all, I have greatly enjoyed the hiring process with eBay thus far. It has been been very informative, and a great way to see what the job expectations are first-hand.
    I received an email the day after the face-to-face interview, for the background check, and am awaiting a response within 1-3 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time that you had to deal with a customer that had previously had a bad experience with your company."   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Manager, Advertising Client Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview Details

    Had to fill out questionnaire with standard questions like why do you want to work at eBay, tell us about your current job, skills that you have that are relevant to the position. I got through that round no problem. The worse part is that the hiring manager changed the job spec an hour before my call with HR. I was more than qualified up until that point. Was eliminated because the hiring manager didn't like that I wasn't currently working in the industry (even though again I had more than the desired industry experience). Can't get a job with the company unless you currently have a job.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing difficult about the questioning because HR didn't fully understand the requirements.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Knowledge Management Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview Details

    I had applied online and got a call in late March. Interview process went on until May. They took a lot of time to get back with results. I was able to get through until the last round but couldn't make it finally. The questions revolved more around the projects I have worked upon and past experiences. No Trick questions. Last interview was more scenario based.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at eBay Inc..

    Interview Details

    I applied through hreference and got call to be interviewed by the hiring manager, he then asked if i took their aptitude test, i was sent none so he asked me few basic things and seemed to like me because he even asked when can i join if selected. Then after 3 days and one reminded email i got link to take the test. Test needs practice as time is the critical issue there. I don't know what the passing criteria would be but later I come to know they were expecting 100% on the test.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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