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Groupon Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Groupon.

Interview Details

Asked about passed experiences and some general questions. The questions are quite open, including character, and hobbies. Overall, it was very positive and nice experience. I wish that I have had more industrial experiences and less schooling! :) There may be other rounds of interviews and more technical. The interviewer was very nice and professional.

Interview Questions
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Groupon.

    Interview Details

    I applied to them over a career fair at my school. Was then immediately contacted and we set up an on campus interview the next day. I had 2 back to back 45 minute technical interviews. Both were with technical recruiters. The recruiters were helpful when i got stuck and overall it wasn't very daunting. They also left time for personal questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really difficult. Basic Data Structures and OOP questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    they asked a question about: given two eggs and a 100 floored building, how can you try lowest amount of time to decide the highest floor it will break, I don't know why this is related to a software engineering job

    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The first round is on-campus back to back interview with two interviewers. One is Software Engineer, one is PM, both of them asked technical questions. The first interviewer asked me the object-oriented design concept and how to know if a linked list has a loop. He also went through my resume and asked me some details about my projects. Another interviewer asked me how to find all permutations of a given array. Even though I gave the correct answer, he seems like more interested in how I explain my logic.

    Interview Questions
    • The first interviewer asked me the object-oriented design concept and how to know if a linked list has a loop. Another one asked me how to find all permutations of an array.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Groupon.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview, one phone/online coding exercise, one in-person interview with 5 or 6 different people for 50 minutes/1 hour each without breaks. It was brutal and exhausting. All interview questions were code related, with every step of a 5 or 6 step process requiring me to write code that was actually functional (3 or 4 of the individual interviews) or pseudocode on a whiteboard, the exception being when we broke for lunch and that was riddles/brain teaser sort of thing. Exhausting.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected was asking me to reimplement a hash class with arrays. Why would I ever do this? It's a base class with well understood functionality, and the actual implementation in any language would be highly optimized. I've heard the arguments about "testing the way you think about things" and I don't buy it, especially when you only have 50 minutes to do it. What about testing the way I'd actually write code every day?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Talked to them at campus recruiting event, they scheduled a screening interview 1 week after, and then an on site interview about 3 weeks after that. The process was pretty smooth; the recruiters were very busy but very pleasant and replied to questions quickly. On site, a couple of the interviewers gave coding questions that were not too bad (similar difficulty to processing strings) but I did get one intermmediate dynamic programming question. My solutions to the average difficulty ones worked, but were not optimal, and I didn't do well on the dynamic programming question. I wasn't too surprised when they contacted me a couple weeks later saying they were going to pass. Even though it was dissapointing, the engineers I talked to were all very pleasant throughout the process. If you want to intern or full time here, I would recommend doing practice problems until you're solutions are efficient and you can tackle some intermmediate-advanced problems. (I'd rate the interview as intermmediate difficulty, but glassdoor doesn't have an option for intermmediate, and I wouldn't say it was average)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Groupon in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume in campus job fair and was notified to attend a campus interview, and they asked some fundamental algorithm questions. After one week, they called me for on-site interview, it is a four-hour long interview, the interviewer came into the meeting room one by one without any rest. One manager and three developers, it went quite well, and rejected me in the next week

    Interview Questions
    • Design a html and wrote html to get pictures from web server and showed them on the page   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Groupon in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was an on-campus interview on job fair.. Pretty like a hr interview. He asked almost everything on my resume.
    like:
    1. Tell me one improvement on one project you did.
    2. There is a term in my resume, he asked what did this mean.
        God, I did not neither.
    3. Tell me a project you did during your master period.
       not prepared. I named one, but lot mistakes.
    4. What do you know about groupon.
        I did not know groupon(gesus, it is so famouse.). I just saw a lot of people waiting in the line, I came here two. And I told the truth. Shame of me.

    Interview Questions
    • 3. Tell me a project you did during your master period.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Have a phone call and asked question about the basic data structure and searching and sorting problem. Not very difficult. Question like how to find the middle of a linkedlist. And ask question about the company itself.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a mail a week later asking to schedule an hr long interview. Was interviewed by a guy. He looked least interested in taking my interview. I was asked a simple code to write and the interview ended there. It lasted only for 20 mins. After a week or so I got a rejection mail

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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