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CORP Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Hulu in March 2012.
Interview Details – pretty horrible interview experience. hulu is incredibly slow and really bad at getting back to people. i waited 2-3 weeks after my first 2 interviews to hear back and they never called or emailed me. so i contacted HR and they set up more interviews for like 1-2 weeks later. and again i had to wait and contact HR again. and they set up more interviews again for like a week later. and wait again. contact HR again. and then they wanted to fly me into their office last minute. and they said theyd have a decision for me by a certain date. HR called and said the team loved me. set up ANOTHER interview, said they'd call right after, but never did. the team called the day they said they would, and said they were still interviewing and wouldnt have a decision until a week later. a week passed and i heard nothing from them. contacted HR, they said they'd get back to me and never did. contacted HR again. contacted someone from the team directly. a few days later, that person called me saying they had changed the role of the position i applied for so i wasnt a good fit anymore.
wow seriously?? they have no consideration of other people. first, for being so slow. second, for making their candidates have to continuously follow up with them. and third, for changing their job positions that people had spent 11 weeks interviewing for.
i dont think they'd be worth working for even if i did get the job. they make it seem like a great place to work but theyre really inconsiderate.
Interview Question – tell me about yourself Answer Question
Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Hulu in March 2012.
Interview Details – After having had so many negative HR experiences at other companies, it was nice to finally see a company like Hulu that treated their candidates in a nice, welcoming, and respectful manner - not to mention their ongoing responsiveness.
I had a mix of phone interviews and in person interviews. Nothing too challenging - just asking about my background, general questions regarding the position, ideas, friendly chit chat, etc. In addition to HR and the hiring manager, they like to include peer interviews, which I had mixed feelings about. It was nice to interact with many people at the company though - I found them all to be enthusiastic, and at times motivating... but there was also a level of arrogance in terms of how hard they work/how hard it is to get a job there/how people take title cuts to come to Hulu. I had mixed feelings about what it would be like to work there and where the company would be five years from now.
Only frustration was that they seemed to have positions changing or going away late into the interview process, which is frustrating for candidates that feel like they just wasted their time and got hopes up for nothing.
Interview Question – Providing your solution or idea to their question - don't recall specifics Answer Question
Software Engineer Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hulu in April 2012.
Interview Details – They emailed me to setup an interview time after submitting my resume at a college career fair. The first engineer I talk to was very nice and helpful. He helped me through the program when I had questions. The second phone interview, the call was late and rushed towards the end. I never heard back from them and emailed the recruiters a couple times. Horrible job on their part and wouldn't advise people to apply here.
Interview Question – Write a power function
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Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Hulu in October 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process consisted of two technical interviews. In the first interview, I was asked some general questions about software development concepts. And then I was asked to look at some code and discuss what was going on. The second interview was focused on algorithms. I was given a few problems and asked to describe how I would approach solving them. Specifically, I was asked what data structures and algorithms could be used and was asked to compare different approaches. Based on the interview and their answers to my questions, the work place seemed to be very fast paced, mostly individual work or small teams.
Interview Question – efficient way to traverse through a given tree structure Answer Question
Media Planner Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hulu in June 2011.
Interview Details – First contacted by hiring manager. Quick, standard phone screening, then we scheduled my second phone interview. This interview was with the department manager -- I believe it was the planning and research department. I'm not certain because the title of this role was one they had changed multiple times, and one that worked with multiple departments. Anyway, after second phone interview, had 5 1:1 interviews in the same day. They went well, but I wasn't offered a position. They let me down about as nicely as possible though.
Interview Question – What are your favorite shows on Hulu? What do you like about the Hulu player versus other online players? Answer Question
Software Developer Internship Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Hulu in May 2011.
Interview Details – Developers contacted me to do a phone interview, asking me basic programming questions about the code samples they had sent 15 minutes before. Next phone interview was more basic questions about web applications and the like. The final step in the process was an 8 hour coding challenge. The employees were very enthusiastic about their jobs and very well versed in programming.
Interview Question – What would you name this function and how would you optimize it? View Answers (2)
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Hulu in February 2011.
Interview Details – Sent me two programming code samples. Had to read through the code and figure out what the code was doing and what should the function be called (in the sample the function codes were called mysteryXXX).
Asked about data structures
Interview Question – How do you Implement a LRU cache? View Answer
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Software Engineer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hulu in February 2011.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume to Hulu at a career fair hosted at my university. That same night, they contacted me via phone to schedule a 1:1 interview. During the interview, the interviewer asked me various coding/programming questions, and I had to talk through my thinking process as I tried to solve them. Then, after I passed that interview round, they emailed me an actual programming problem, and I had to try to solve it in the best way possible with my preferred coding language in an 8-hour time period that I said I was available. (I didn't have to go anywhere to do the actual coding; they just sent me the email and assumed I would be working on it). After they were satisfied with my solution, I got a phone call from the VP of Technology offering me a position as a Software Engineer Intern at the company. They were very friendly to me and were accommodating to my schedule.
Interview Question – How do you merge two sorted linked lists? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I got an offer from another company.
Software Engineer Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Hulu in February 2011.
Interview Details – I got a email to have a phone interview at 1pm and the interview start at 1pm, so I got to talk to the recruiter right away without thinking about the question before hand, and I should have 10 min to think about that question before I start the interview.
Interview Question – How to merge two sorted linked list View Answer
Software Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Hulu in November 2010.
Interview Details – Sent me code samples 10 minutes before interview, asked me what they did.
Then asked me some coding questions
Interview Question – Merge two linked lists Answer Question
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