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Software Development Engineer In Test (SDET) Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Expedia in January 2014.
Interview Details – Met at the career fair. Got asked basic question about polymorphism and overloaded. got called in for an on campus interview the next day. Got asked what sort of technology I want to work with and went straight to the technical interview. My interviewer was kind of rude and interrupted me a lot, before I could elaborate or answer a question fully.
Interview Question – reverse a linked list. how to test if an app service will run <100mbps 99% of the time Answer Question
Software Development Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Expedia
Interview Details – Got called for an interview after stopping by their booth at a university career fair. Went to the interview.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, asked some questions about how the web worked. Asked how to reverse a linked list. Asked to design a task manager. Answer Question
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Expedia in January 2014.
Interview Details – Internal referral, contacted by a recruiter almost immediately. First round phone interview with a developer (typing code into a google doc). Phone interviewer specifically asked me to code in C++, which was unusual since I indicated my preference was Java.
One week later was asked to fly out for an onsite interview (expenses paid). Four interviewers, 45 minutes each.
Interview Question – Surprisingly got some pointer math and C++ syntax that I wasn't prepared for. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Compensation, team
Internal Auditor Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in August 2013.
Interview Details – I do not have anything positive to say about the experience or two of the people who did the interviewing. It is extremely unfortunate as I believe Expedia is a great company. I will not apply there again based on the negative experience I had.
Interview Question – If you were any kind of animal, what kind of animal would you be?
I am sorry, but this question was just bizarre in every way imaginable. View Answer
Software Engineer Internship Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Expedia.
Interview Details – interviewer went over my resume first and asked some questions related to it. Then asked java/c language concepts like what's polymorphism, what's virtual function, what is the difference between compile time error and run time error. Then gave me a simple coding question at the end
Interview Question – what's a virtual function - haven't learned yet Answer Question
Software Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through university recruiting. I had an on-campus technical interview. After 3days, I was invited for a full loop interview at the company location. The full loop had 5 rounds of interview, all of which were technical white board coding. The technical questions focused on data structures, algorithms, design patterns, behavioral questions and testing. I was interviewed in November 2013 and the process took 3 weeks. After the full loop interview, the result was informed in three days.
The whole process was neat, smooth and challenging!
Interview Question – Be thorough with data structures! View Answer
Software Development Engineer I Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Expedia.
Interview Details – HR contact - one technical phone interview - onsite interview (5-6 people)
Interview Question – Most of them is basic linked list, tree, array questions Answer Question
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QA Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Expedia.
Interview Details – I had an initial phone screening by HR, followed by a phone interview with one manager and then was asked to interview in person. The in-person interview was 4-5 successive 1-hour interviews. This covered both technical questions, test concepts and inter-personal questions. There was a period of 5-10 minutes between interviews when I believe interviewers conferred to determine whether the candidate would continue in the interview process. I felt the interview was professional and my performance met expectations.
Interview Question – In the first interview, the application architecture was explained and diagrammed on a whiteboard. That was all that was said regarding it during that interview; the diagram was erased at the end of that interview. The next interviewer came in and asked me to diagram the application architecture. I was able to recall approximately 90%. I felt this demonstrated whether the candidate listens, learns quickly and is able to comprehend the level of complexity of Expedia's test environments. View Answer
Hotel Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Expedia in December 2013.
Interview Details – Overall, it was a positive experience and I was surprised at how quickly they responded. I submitted my application online on a Monday and got an email from the recruiter on Wednesday. After that, she called to tell me a little more about the position. Then she arranged a 30-minute phone interview with the hiring manager, who explained the position further and asked me a few qualifying questions.
The week after, I got a follow up call from the recruiter once more to tell me I made it to the next round, so we scheduled a face-to-face marathon interview for the following week. I went into the office and spoke to five people over four hours. Each interviewer had a specific focus, like "Can you do the job? Can you sell? Will you fit in?" etc.
The following week, the recruiter followed up with me and I had passed through to the third round, which was a phone interview with the Vice President. This was the most difficult part of the interview for me, it lasted approximately 30 minutes and his focus seemed to be "Are you a risk?"
Follow up after was not so efficient since it was the holidays by now. After emailing the recruiter after a two-week break, I discovered that they selected another candidate.
Interview Question – Where do you see the company taking you? What kind of role are you developing into? It's a tough product to sell, can you do it? Answer Question
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