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Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hulu in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hulu's HR is great and has super fast response time. Applied at university and got an email within a few days. First round was a timed online coding problem which was a breeze for me.

    Second round is to write code on the web using something like Google Docs during phone interview. The questions were quite hard, but manageable. The interviewer didn't care about what I was saying, and he walked away from the phone many times during the interview when I was coding and had to ask him for clarifications. When I got a chance to ask him questions, he told me "I don't know" to everything - even his opinions on working at the position. I did not even get a "thank you" before he hang up.

    However, HR followed up promptly and politely with me every time.

    Interview Questions
    • Implement LRU Cache (hint: any method other than their desired answer is wrong)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I submitted my CV on a campus career fair to Hulu. Then I received an email to finish a problem online within 1 hour. The problem is about data input and output. Since I am new to Computer science, and not proficient with data input. So I almost wasted all my time looking for how to load the data. The problem is as follows, I hope this might help.

    Interview Questions
    • The problem gives you a sample input data file containing the all the employee-employer relationship information of a company. For example "Peter, John, 2013, software developer--John, NULL, 2012, CEO--David, Peter, 2014, technician..." means there are 3 people int this company (segmented by '--' ), the first 1 is Peter, his boss is John, he entered the company in 2013 as a software developer. The second is John as CEO, with no boss, the third is David as technician, his boss is Peter. The problem is asking you to output a file with all the information in a hierarchic style.
      I selected C++ as my language. But I found it might be quite efficient if we use mysql in this problem.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Hulu.

    Interview Details

    I have internship here before in BeiJing,so I got 3 onsite and a final interview. Most of them are algorithms and system design. I have to say that it's more difficult than Google.

    Interview Questions
    • Their bar is comparable higher than google and facebook.   View Answer
    No Offer
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager - Workforce Optimization Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hulu in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Contacted by recruiter 1 week later via email. Basic background questions on resume and situational questions. A couple hours later recruiter called me to schedule 2nd interview with the Director. Phone interview took place a few days later. More questions on background, gave overview of the position, questions weren't difficult. A week later a 3rd phone interview was scheduled with a Sr. Business Analyst and Workforce Analyst. Questions were more about what platform and strategies for scheduling that my current company was using to manage our workforce. What systems did we use, how did we come up with our schedules for our agents. The next day I received an email from the recruiter that they chose not to move to the onsite interview. She said the technical needs were out of scope for my experience. The overall process was smooth, the recruiter kept me informed and communication open. I wish I could have gotten more details on what technical acumen l lacked, but without the answer, I still have no hard feelings, and I would apply to a future position. It was a risk I was willing to take to relocate 2100 miles on my own to work for this company

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hulu in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied Hulu during our college career fair. Had a on-campus interview. It's one hour, two turns.

    First, a woman interview me, gave me a sheet of code and let me write down what's the print result. I didn't recognize the language. The result is like a tree structure.
    Second turn has two coding questions. First question is giving you two sorted linked lists, merge them together. Second one is letting you implement a LRU Cache.

    I had a bad time with the second guy, he seemed not happy with me during the entire interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The LRU Cache is the most difficult one since I am not familiar with it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hulu in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in August, and was followed up by a recruiter after 1 - 2 days. Then I had a coding challenge online, which took me an hour to complete. On the same day, I received an email from my recruiter saying that they decided to move forward with me. I scheduled the phone interviews a week later. There were two rounds, which included coding, design and architecture. The problems were not difficult, but covered basic data structures, problem solving approaches and computer fundamentals. Practicing yourself with the problems from topcoder, leetcode or codeforces would definitely help, but don't expect too much to encounter the exactly same problems in the interviews. The onsite interviews had same layout, but more design-oriented. I received a call from my recruiter the day after my onsite, and I was told that Hulu decided to extend me an offer. Overall, the whole interview process was enjoyable. And I was very impressed by their responsiveness.

    Interview Questions
    • Design Hulu's backend services, how to scale, where are the pitfalls   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview was with the hiring manager and lasted about an hour. 2nd round was a Skype interview with a couple members of the Talent team that lasted about an hour and a half. The 3rd round was an onsite- I spent the day meeting with the team and the VP of Talent. Everyone was very friendly and professional. Amazing interview process!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Customer Support Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hulu.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screen with HR. Phone Interview with someone in Customer Support. On-Site interview. Writing samples required w/ application and throughout on-site interview. On-site interview was with multiple managers/supervisors and was a 3 hour process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hulu in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Rude and unresponsive Recruiting team. Mishandled interview scheduling, misrepresented the position. Was reached out to by a Recruiter on LinkedIn. Had 2 interviews and then was never spoken to again. I reached back out for feedback as to what had happened or I could work on and was ignored by all the people I spoke to, and 3 other people on the Recruiting Team. Terribly unprofessional and just blatantly rude. No wonder so much talent have left.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Hulu.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me in Linkedin. And I did the 1st phone screen 10 days later. The next day I was told that I took the 2nd phone interview and scheduled it a week later. Didn't get the on-site interview.

    Interview Questions
    • 1st phone:

      Anagram problem, merge two sorted linked list, and the last ten minutes talked about LRU.

      2nd phone:

      The problem was easy to understand, but I believe the solution would be really long. I didn't get it right, so failed on here.

      Given a string, parse it and return a string array. It's like a tokenizer, but the rules are too...

      For exmple, string="abc(edf)hij{klmn}opq[rst]uvw"

      The delimitors are (), {}, []. They are in pair. So output array:

      ["abc", "edf", "hij", "klmn", "opq", "rst", "uvw"]

      That's the rule 1. The rule 2 is, if any two consecutive "(" means escaping, that is "((" is actually output char "(". It's not part of the delimitor. Similar to ")", "{", "}", "[", "]".

      abc(e))df) => ["abc", "e)df"], since the "))" outpus ")".

      Rule 3: if "{" is inside a delimitor pair (), then "{" isn't part of the delimitor. Output it as is.

      abc(e{df}}g) => ["abc", "e{df}}g"]

      So, parse the given string and assume the given string is always valid and parsable.

      I think state machine is a good direction. But I didn't finish it.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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