Hightail
3.4 of 5 66 reviews
www.hightail.com Campbell, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Hightail Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 1, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Campbell, CA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Hightail in March 2014.

Interview Details – Telephonic and two face - face interviews

Interview Question – Describe a technical problem you overcame, describe in details the problem statement and the hands solution to it   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hightail.

Interview Details – Applied through University
got call for onsite interview after 2 weeks

The entire process took 2 weeks. I applied through my school's career center and received an on-campus interview promptly. I do not think I was completely qualified for the position, so it is understandable that I did not pass the interview. I never received any communication after my interview.

Interview Question – Resume walk-through, Agile development, Innovative ideas, Java OOPS, SQL   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Hightail.

Interview Details – It was great.

Negotiation Details – Effective and clear. Painless.

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Engineering Intern Interview

Engineering Intern
Campbell, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Hightail in June 2013.

Interview Details – Applied for an internship online in June 2013 - I heard back within a week.

The interview process was straightforward. A phone screen with an HR representative, then a phone screen with an Engineer on the team. A few days later they asked me to come to the company headquarters in Campbell for an on-site interview. I had 5 interviews. The first lasted about 15 minutes and was with the Director of Product, this was mostly questions about company fit. The next two interviews were technical, each lasting about 30-45 minutes. The questions were straightforward, some recursion questions, linked-list questions, and for-loop modulus questions. The fourth interview was over lunch with an engineer, and was a good chance to ask questions and hear honest feedback. Last meeting was with the Mobile Team Lead, no technical questions.

I was called and offered the position later that day. Good experience overall.

Interview Questions

  • Fizz Buzz is a popular drinking game. Everyone sits in a circle and starts saying numbers, starting at one, then two, etc. If the number is a multiple of 3, you say Fizz instead of the number. If the number is a multiple of 5, you say Buzz instead of the number. If the number is a multiple of 3 and 5, you say Fizz Buzz instead of the number. Write an algorithm to print the numbers 1-100, printing Fizz, Buzz, and Fizz Buzz at the appropriate times.   View Answer
  • Given the pointer address of a node in a singly linked list, remove that node.   Answer Question
  • Given a integer, n, write a recursive algorithm to return n!   Answer Question

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Staff Software Engineer Interview

Staff Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hightail in April 2013.

Interview Details – I had two phone calls with the VP of Engineering to learn more about what the company did and what the position was for. Then was brought into the office for an on-site for about 4 hours. Lunch was included with the team that I was to join.

Interview Question – There were some very high level questions about my philosophical beliefs on organization and orchestration.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Campbell, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Hightail.

Interview Details – I was referred by an employee at the time. I sent him my resume and then they set up a series of phone screens for me to complete. After completing them, they wanted to interview . The interview consisted of 5 people of various titles. After the interview, I was given notice a few days later.

Interview Question – What do you like and not like about Xcode? It was an open ended question, but at the time there were lots of thoughts running through my head. The only thing I could think of were reasons why I liked Xcode, but couldn't really elaborate more on what I didn't like.   View Answer

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Staff Software Engineer Interview

Staff Software Engineer
Campbell, CA

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Hightail.

Interview Details – This is really a great company, it's a hidden gem in Silicon Valley.

The technology is new and relevant. The people that work there are smart and friendly. It's profitable. Exec management seems to know how to manage money, instead of accumulating mountains of debt/VC money and spending it on advertising, they're more careful about how they spend.

The perks are great... free drinks (beyond soda), and snacks. Nice yuppi location if you have a family. Other perks.

Also, it's a fairly engineering-driven company... the PM said "Everybody is a PM here" ... meaning everybody influences the products' direction.

Interview Question – They basically asked "google interview" questions... code an algorithm on the white board. They also asked Qs about cultural fit, how to make the product better, etc.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Senior Sales Representative Interview

Senior Sales Representative
Campbell, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hightail in June 2009.

Interview Details – Initial steps were a couple of phone interviews with the recruiter and Director of Sales. Then brought on site for face to face. Interviewed with the Director of Sales, VP of Sales and VP of Customer Success. Pretty standard. One hour with each.

Interview Question – What is your favorite invention of the last 500 years   Answer Question

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineering Interview

Engineering
Campbell, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hightail in March 2011.

Interview Details – Very disorganized. VP of Engineering was scheduled to interview. He was a no show.

Interview Question – I was asked to describe a what-if architecture for a new offering.   View Answer

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

SQL Engineer Interview

SQL Engineer
Campbell, CA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Hightail in December 2009.

Interview Details – I am SQL Server guy and I am willing to learn MySQL or any other database if needed. I find out that You Send It uses MySQL a lot, my resume clearly explained that I have no MySQL and I explain that in my covering letter I don't mind learning support MySQL.

There was a phone interview time set it up by the recruiter from the company, got a call, first question was how much knowledge I have on MySQL, I said I am not strong in MySQL specific but willing learn, interviewer just hang up the phone by saying "Thanks, and we will call you".

Interview Question – Do you know MySQL?   View Answer

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