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Software Engineer I Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at CareerBuilder in October 2012.

Interview Details

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
  • What do you like about web development?   Answer Question
  • Reverse string. Reverse sentence. Definitely know your SQL and OOP concepts.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There was no negotiation phase. I was happy with the offer.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CareerBuilder in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews. The first was a low stress phone interview where I was mostly asked about my background and why I liked Computer Science. I was called back the same day and asked to come to an on site interview with two team leads.

    For the second interview I was asked about projects I'd worked on and various OO questions. I was then asked to write some code on a whiteboard. In this case I had to write a function that would take in a string and determine whether or not it was a palindrome. I could use any language I wanted and I was told they weren't concerned about it being syntactically correct as long as I could explain what I was doing.

    I was then called back for a second round of interviews, this time a with two different teams. This interview went pretty much like the first, with more questions around past projects and OO programming. The first team asked me a very difficult question about quickly accessing data for an autocomplete function. I eventually got to the correct answer but not without lots and lots of hints. They later admitted that they usually don't ask entry level candidates this question. The second team asked me to write a function that would take in an integer and return a word (e.g. pass in "23" and return "twenty three").

    I didn't think I had done that well with the second interview so I was very surprised to get a call with a job offer later that day.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that will determine whether or not a string is a palindrome.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate. The offers are pretty standard for entry level hires.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norcross, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at CareerBuilder in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answers (3)
    Negotiation Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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