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Updated Apr 28, 2015
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Software Engineer I Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CareerBuilder (Norcross, GA) in December 2014.

Interview

There were three separate interviews. The first was on the phone with very basic questions about what projects I had done and my previous job experience. After that they emailed two coding problems that I had twenty four hours to solve. The second was in person with the person who was going to be my boss. Similar questions as before, added in several sql database questions, and a coding exercize. The third interview was with my boss again, and the team members I would be working with. Another coding problem and the team asked me how comfortable I was with the technologies they were using and tested my knowledge of them.

Interview Questions

• Write a method that checks for cycles in a doubly linked list.   Answer Question

Negotiation

There was no negotiation. It was take it or leave it.

Software Engineer I Interview

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at CareerBuilder (Norcross, GA) in November 2014.

Interview

Phone screen and onsite technical/behavioral interview...was easy interview, very casual, people are very nice. Not a pressured interview environment, recruiters are very friendly. Doesn’t seem like a very intense technology company. Wasn’t specific about what team I was interviewing for

Interview Questions

• Reverse a string   1 Answer
• write an algorithm to determine is "happy" ... a number is happy if the sum of the square of the digits ever equals one. An example of a happy number is 19: 1^2 + 9^2 = 82 8^2 + 2^2 = 68 6^2 + 8^2 = 100 1^2 + 0^2 + 0^2 = 1 If it is not happy then it will eventually hit repeat back to a number that it already saw   1 Answer

Software Engineer I Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at CareerBuilder (Norcross, GA) in October 2012.

Interview

Interview Questions

• Write a function that will determine whether or not a string is a palindrome.   1 Answer

Negotiation

I didn't negotiate. The offers are pretty standard for entry level hires.

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Software Engineer I Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at CareerBuilder (Norcross, GA) in October 2012.

Interview

The interview process was really long. I was grateful that I was selected for the interviews. I think overall, the company did everything they could to make it as smooth as possible. It took about a month and a half before I received any word. It started with a phone screen. The recruiter told me about the company and what it does. I was asked a bunch of questions regarding my experience with tools and software development (you should always make sure you have a good grasp on OOP and SQL). A few weeks later, I was given a programming task over google docs with two managers. I was able to solve the problem with a regex. I didn't hear from them for another 2 weeks. By this time I thought I wasn't going to get a call back Turns out, they wanted to fly me down for an in-person interview. A week later, I flew in for an interview. I interviewed with two teams. The atmosphere was really chill and I really enjoyed interviewing.

Interview Questions

• Reverse string. Reverse sentence. Definitely know your SQL and OOP concepts.   Answer Question

Negotiation

There was no negotiation phase. I was happy with the offer.

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Software Engineer I Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at CareerBuilder (Norcross, GA) in October 2011.

Interview

Applied on their site around 11pm, received an email about a phone interview at 11:40pm the same night. Went through an initial phone interview with a hiring agent, and was passed along for a second phone interview. The second phone interview involved some problem solving, and general Software Engineering knowledge questions. Received a call later that day, asking for an in-person interview. Was flown down to Norcross, GA to interview with two teams for two potential positions. Spent around 5 or 6 hours at the offices, 2 hours of which was the interview, the rest were tours and lunch. Was contacted 2-3 days later with a job offer.

Interview Questions

• Take an input string and output the reverse of that string. May use any programming language.   3 Answers

Negotiation

Was offered a salary amount I was happy with. Requested some financial assistance for the move to the Atlanta area, and they offered an initial bonus to help cover the costs of moving.

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