AOL Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 28, 2015
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at AOL.

Interview

Initial HR phone screening. - Simple technical questions.

Second face to face Interview on site. With 3 rounds. First with the team in which project was suppose to be. With few technical questions but basics. Then with Project manager with some question on interest and normal talk. Third with HR head with most of the HR behavioral questions.

took 1 week to say yes or no.

After we both agreed took 1 week to finalized the salary.

Then started the worst nightmare. After finalizing everything and giving verbal confirmation of every thing they ask for 1 week to issue offer letter.

That offer letter never come. The worst part is HR was keep on hiding the real thing behind and keep me hanging for 1 month in wait.

On top of that HR was aware the problem that there is a budget issue with the position and keep on giving me wrong information that there is no budget issue and just asked for few more days.

At the end they said we have budget cut we can't offer and worst part is HR never told me that directly. I only come to know from staffing company in-between.

Very Very unprofessional behavior and played with other carriers.

Interview Questions

  • HR behavioral question are most difficult. Like How to handle a team member who is not performing etc.   Answer Question

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at AOL (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Technical phone interview - Took around 45 mins and was asked few object oriented questions and a program to know the largest set of contiguous numbers in a given set of numbers

    Face to face - 6 persons interviewed and a additional cultural ambassador interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at AOL (Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)).

    Interview

    Tech exam
    Phone interview
    Onsite: culture, tech and team interviews
    Great office
    Good vibe

    Interview Questions

    • Some tech questions more suitable to graduate as they would be something that you may cover when learning coding but haven't used since then.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Was with a third party as I'm there a long time and my first 6 months was as a contractor.
    Things have changed significantly since I started here. Interview process is much more detailed now and is OTT IMO.

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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at AOL.

    Interview

    An open job interview is an interview for employment where companies accept job applications during a ranges of times when all applicants who are interested in applying can attend. The company conducts on-the-spot interviews rather than scheduling individual interview appointments with candidates. If the company advertises open interviews, this will be the first step in the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a co-worker who wasn't doing his/her fair share of the work. What did you do and what was the outcome?
      Give me an example of a time when you took the time to share a co-worker's or supervisor's achievements with others?
       
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at AOL in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interview with hiring manager on the phone went well. I was called onsite and interviewed with 5 members of their team. The team members were very friendly and open to talking about their projects and my role. The interview was very technical as expected. They had a written test that was administered early on prior to the interview. A large part of the hiring process is based on the test I think.

    I thought the interview went well and was told that they would be going ahead with an offer. But, I was later told that the CTO vetoed the offer, which was a bummer because I liked the team and thought my skills lined up well to fit in. Oh well...moving on.

    Interview Questions

    • describe a difficult situtation you had to deal with management and how did you handle it.   1 Answer
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at AOL (Bangalore (India)) in April 2009.

    Interview

    There was call from the recruiter and I have asked to take up an telephonic round.
    The First round over the telephone was around the resume and the basic skills from the tools used, the technology details and DB.

    Once after that 1:1 with a panel for 2 hours, where end up writing sample code, drawing some concepts, trouble shooting the give code and so on

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