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Updated May 14, 2015
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at foursquare (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Skipped the tecnical phone interview. Went right to a single onsite interview. It consisted of 3 technical interviewers. It involved mostly whiteboard coding. Emphasis was on standard algorithms and data structures. Broke for lunch out with a senior engineer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I managed to negotiate salary up by 7.6%

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at foursquare (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at foursquare (New York, NY).

    Interview

    -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

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