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Updated Nov 7, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2014
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at foursquare in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I just sent my resume on their website. They sent me an email to schedule a 15 mn call an it ended up being a 30 mn call. The recruiter postponed twice the interview (first time she cancelled 5 mn before). When we finally spoke she asked me 'Tell me about you' but she was on her way to the elevator because it was already 5pm in NY and I could hear she was out of breath. A

    Interview Questions
    • She constantly asked me about foursquare, how to improve it and to explain the technical implementation on the phone. They said that next round would be with the team showing my mockups/wireframes and prototypes to show my ideas and I said I was not interested. I really thought the interview sucked. They are clearly stealing ideas because they have no idea how to make their product better. I am not doing all of that for a second round.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Because I had better offers

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at foursquare in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume to their website. Then I got a call from the recruiter. I was scheduled a phone interview. After I passed the phone screen, I was asked onsite.

    The onsite consists of four rounds. The questions were quite thought-provoking. The interviewers were also very professional and nice. They always gave me the right hint at the right time. With their help, I was able to get all the questions right. We also had a few nice conversations about their venue quality. The HR was also very responsive. He extended the offer to me the next day after the interview. Also, he was nice enough to organize a few chats between me and different team leaders after my interview.

    In general, it was a very nice company. I can feel the passion of the software engineers. I wish their products will become really popular.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask me to design a spammer detection system. It is not straightforward.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I have more interesting places to go. So I decided to turn down their offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at foursquare.

    Interview Details

    -applied online
    -received an email to set up an initial phone screen
    -spoke with a recruiter who was very amicable
    -set up a time to speak with the manager and a team member
    -came in and spoke with them for about 45minutes
    -received the offer about an hour later

    Interview Questions
    • take us through the steps for troubleshooting an issue   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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