Very Difficult Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Epic Games in October 2013.
Interview Details – Submit resume, 30 minute Phone interview, Programming test, all-day onsite interview with long formal technical/whiteboard portion at the start. ~30m followup interviews with small groups for the rest of the day. Finish with HR discussion. Callback within a few days.
Interview Question – The technical interview is grueling as you field all of them at once instead of once per interview session like many others. Come well rested, well fed and ready to think critically. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations.
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Epic Games in February 2013.
Interview Details – They emailed me a programming test to take before proceeding with a phone screen, or in person interview.
Interview Question – Can't discuss programming test Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Epic Games in August 2012.
Interview Details – The process includes several take-home tests. Then there's a technical interview with problem-solving test (on a whiteboard, talking it out). At some point, you have a lunch interview with management. The final, most grueling part of the process is an all-day interview extravaganza, in which you speak to several small groups of people from the company. They sometimes ask exactly what you've been asked already, but then they'll throw all manner of questions at you from left field.
Interview Question – They asked me about an issue in video game industry news lately, having to do with the Activision fiasco with the Call of Duty developers. The fact is that I didn't have a super-strong opinion about the matter and wanted to see it play out, but the person who asked it turned out to be a former Activision person that didn't care for that company. I'm not sure if my response made a difference or not, but it was not a topic I was planning on discussing. Answer Question
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