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Adobe Computer Scientist Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 2014
Updated Jun 28, 2014
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Computer Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Adobe.

Interview Details

Recruited by a colleague with whom I worked at a previous employer. Initial phone screen by hiring manager, followed by a full day of in-person interviews, 30-45 minutes each, 9 total, including the head of HR and the Director of Engineering (reported to COO). They bought me lunch on site and gave me a tour of the campus.

Interview Questions
  • No unexpected questions and none that stood out as difficult. Pretty standard behavior, goals and strength/weaknesses type questions. Some programming quiz type questions, like, describe how you would synchronize the classic one-lane bridge problem: What's the shared resource? How would you make the scheduler fair? What data structure would you use to maintain the arrival order of cars waiting to enter the bridge?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
I'm a tough negotiator and so were they. I asked for the moon in salary, they, very professionally, said no without any beating around the bush, which I appreciated, and countered with an overall compensation package, which included profit sharing bonuses, equity, and 401k matching.
Accepted Offer
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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Adobe.

    Interview Details

    contacted by recruiter via linked in.
    had 3 interviews, mostly average questions about pass experiences and what not. there is a bit of coding but not too hard.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bucharest (Romania)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bucharest (Romania)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Adobe in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview consists of a couple of stages. There is a phone interview, with a couple of shot technical questions. Then there are a couple of interviews on site. One of them will surely be an in-depth technical interview regarding the usual stuff - programming languages, frameworks, algorithms etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a video camera that tapes all the cars that enter a parking lot, what type of method/algorithm would you choose to obtain the registration plate for each car.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Adobe in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interview takes place over the phone first. If one clears phone interview, then he/she is called in for personal interview. There are about 5 rounds of interviews. Questions asked for technical position pertain to core computer science skills and to relevant experience areas. There is also 1 HR interview. Afterwards there is a selection meet where it is decided if the candidate is hire/no-hire

    Interview Questions
    • Some questions around creating XML parsers   Answer Question
    • Some questions around algorithms and data structures such as trees etc.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Adobe in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    - 3 written tests of 45 minutes each on 1) C/C++ 2) Algorithm/datastructures 3) quantitative analysis kills.

    - followed by 4 round of interviews.

    - the interview questions were fundamental however, the interviewers are more interested in looking at the code i wrote on while board rather than thinking process. Only one of the interviewer specifically targeting checking my thought process.

    Interview Questions
    • Malloc is used to allocate memory. write a simplistic
      void * malloc(length) * free(void*) which work efficiently.
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Computer Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Adobe in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process consisted of 4 technical rounds. They were interview questions related to C/C++ and a lot of writing of code.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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