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Accepted Offer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Getty Images.

Interview Details – Since pair programming is important to Getty, my interview was a mock pairing session. I sat with two guys and a laptop, and was asked to solve a relatively simple coding question using TDD (test driven development). They had already set up the solution in Visual Studio and stubbed out the class we were going to write.

I also had a quick chat about some trivia (aka what are SOLID principles, what does the keyword virtual mean, what's the difference between a span and div).

Finally, I had a 10 min session with my potential manager, where he asked me the normal sort of questions like, why did I leave my previous company, what was the most challenging problem I had to solve, etc.

Interview Question – Programming while someone watches you was a new experience for me.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Getty Images in September 2009.

Interview Details – Phone screen. All day Microsoft style interview process. A lot of technical questions which involved writing code on the whiteboard.

Interview Question – Coding out the usage of an IOC container using TDD - describe the overall concept and then write a test that fails. This is difficult to do on a whiteboard...   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – They seemed more formal and buttoned down than Microsoft.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Getty Images.

Interview Details – Perfectly normal interview. 4 sections that covered normal things for developers who have to know something about front and back end development in web sites

Interview Question – What would you rate your skills in xyz? (Who asks this still? We all know the continuum is different for everyone)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Seattle, WA

The process took a day - interviewed at Getty Images in October 2009.

Interview Details – Phone screen followed by in person interviews

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