Hulu Interview Questions

Updated Jun 16, 2015
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    Enterprise Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hulu (Santa Monica, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Started with a phone screening by a recruiter, then a formal phone interview with the hiring manager. Followed by an onsite interview. I'm from out of town, but can honestly say that Hulu goes out of their way to take care of their candidates! I was flown in, provided a rental, hotel, and per diem just for an interview! The interview process was great and friendly. Expected engineering questions (AD, O365, LDAP, etc.), nothing out of the ordinary. Even though I was not selected, it was a great experience which I hope leaves an open door for possible future opportunities.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself 6 months down the road from date of hire (if selected)?   Answer Question
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    Customer Support Advocate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Hulu (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiting Website contacted me first, had me fill out a literacy test and internet speed test. Next, formal interview with recruiter and then skype interview with Hulu hiring managers the next day.

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    Helpdesk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Hulu (Santa Monica, CA).

    Interview

    Two telephone interviews, one in-person interview. Assessment. Process is very straight forward. Opportunity to ask questions. As stated, they are looking for the best. It is a fairly long process as they really put you through the ringer to weed out any bad candidates. It can be overwhelming but being prepared helps. Study the job description to pick up on any key words.

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    • Are you interviewing elsewhere?   1 Answer
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    Consumer and Markets Insights Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hulu (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I first spoke with a recruiter, who was very friendly and helpful, and then had a second phone interview with the hiring manager. During that second call, the whole thing was extremely uncomfortable, because I was asked questions that assumed I had a particular type of background, which I did not. So as excited as I was to have been given a phone interview with the hiring manager, I honestly don't think the recruiter should have passed me through to the next round. It made for a very unpleasant interview with the hiring manager, and he/she could not have sounded less interested in speaking to me. It definitely made me feel like I was wasting his/her time. I really got my hopes up about the prospect of working at Hulu, and so to have that call go so poorly was a big letdown. I think, as pleasant as the recruiter was to speak to, they may need to tighten up who they let through to speak to the hiring manager, especially if the hiring manager is going to be such a straight-shooter with the interview questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a research study you have conducted and how you synthesized data from multiple sources.   Answer Question
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    Ad Trafficker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hulu (Santa Monica, CA).

    Interview

    I applied online. It was 2 phone calls (1 HR, 1 dept manager) then an in-person interview with 7 people (4 hours). I met with department leads and also the director at the time. Interview process was long, but it happened fairly quickly. I was hired within a month.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hulu in March 2015.

    Interview

    Dint not apply. Recruiter contacted me via LinkedIn. A coding phone interview was scheduled. I think it was from sales and advertising team . Though the recruiter thought I am a suitable fit for this position, the interviewer thought I genuinely applied for this position and wanted to know why I chose his position. He felt bad when I said I did not chose this position but was looking for opportunities in general.

    Interview Questions

    • Placing M ads with N separation between them.   1 Answer
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hulu (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    coding challenge followed by a phone call. The recruiter was extremely cooperative and quick to response. I stayed happy throughout the entire process. The interviewer sounded very intellectual and nice. Questions asked were challenging but based on basic algorithm/data structure. The ability to optimize and meet the constraints is crucial when answering questions.

    Interview Questions

    • two string comparison, xml tree, hybrid data structure, number base   Answer Question
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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very unprofessional and inconsiderate. Emailed right away saying wanting to schedule phone interview. Took a few days to confirm, then was rescheduled 3 times, one of the times I was left waiting for over an hour - she didn't email me until a couple hours later, asking to reschedule again!! What a joke. Then once finally on the phone she was kinda rude. Said she would get back to me the very next day and never got back to me. I even emailed her twice to check the status.... Lost respect for Hulu after this horrible candidate experience.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Overhyped ppl and company.. nt worth a try

    Solved a coding question... Got a call for telephonic round...
    I coded 3 difficult level questions in 45 mins... I infact gave them solution fr all scenarios.. interviewer told me dat I just asked u this.. If I gave him a solution for all scenarios except for 1,is it wrong?
    During whole interview he was'nt even listening to me while I was coding and explaining my logic... 2-3 times I had to ask him whether he was online.. seem he was forced to take this interview.. and wasted my time!!
    As mentioned on this site.. for them only their solutions are right.. does'nt matter if u give them a better one...I wonder how do they even compare themselves to Google and FB
    HR is only good thing abt this company... they r v prompt!!

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hulu (Santa Monica, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Handed in my resume at career fair.
    Then I was invited to do the coding challenge.
    Which had one programming question asking to build an employee tree given employees and a CEO.

    After a day of submitting the coding challenge, then a phone interview was scheduled.
    The phone interview was pretty easy, firstly asked some of your experiences stated on the resume.
    Then came with 3 coding questions.
    1) Check if two strings are anagrams of each other
    2) Given an integer ranged from 0-99, return its English representation (e.g. 0 -> "Zero", 21 -> "Twenty One")
    3) Ransom Note problem (Google it for more details)

    I did all of them, everything went well on the phone interview, then got invited for onsite after a day.
    The difficulty for the onsite interview was completely different from the phone interview.
    I got four rounds, all technical (one of the interviewers asked me a design problem related to web application design), sorry that I cannot disclose them in details because I signed NDA before the interviews.
    But playing with leetcode (especially the linked list ones and the string ones) would definitely help.
    Although I could finally done all the problems, but I spent too much time for some of them and needed the interviewers to give some hints.
    So I finally got rejected after a week, but it is still a great experience. The HR responded really quickly, the interviewers were nice and friendly too. (Although one of the interviewers on my onsite interview was not)
    At least it made me not fear of other technical interviews, because maybe that was the most difficult one I have ever got.

    Interview Questions

    • Anagrams, English representation of integer, ransom note   Answer Question

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