I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Hyves in April 2013.
Interview Details – First was the codility coding task (three algorithms in 90 min).
Then I sent them 500-1000 lines of code that "Im proud of".
Interview Question – What protocol would I use to work with DNS server: TCP or UDP? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hyves in June 2012.
Interview Details – At first I solved a couple of algorithmic tasks using online test tool. Then I got a tech interview.
Technical interview was with two interviewers. The questions were related mainly to these topics: database indexes, multi-threaded programming, network protocols. The questions were like: "What is the difference between a thread and a process?". "You entered a website url in a browser. Please, describe in details, what is going on before you can see a website on your screen?"
Interview Question – How does DB index is implemented? Why B-trees are used there? Answer Question
I applied through other source - interviewed at Hyves in March 2013.
Interview Details – They have several steps:
1. They will check your CV for technologies and education
2. They will give you codility.com task
3. They will ask you for the sample of your code
4. They will make an appointment with Hyves members
5. They will ask you to fly to them
Interview Question – I've failed on the 4th step. They will ask you stupid questions like "What's the difference between PHP and Java" or "how does TCP/IP works and what's the difference between TCP/IP and UDP" or "Describe what happens when you type web site address in a browser".
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Hyves in August 2011.
Interview Details – I applied for a summer job as a receptionist at Hyves headquarters. The interview process was pretty laid back. They asked me the usual stuff about previous experiences, if I used their product, stuff like that. They tested me for capabilities by putting me in situations. For example, they asked me what I would do as a receptionist in case a screaming customer got in my face at the reception desk. The interview only consisted of one half hour long conversation, not illogical for a temporary function with low responsibility.
Interview Question – What would you do when a customer comes up to you, starts screaming in your face and demands to speak to the CEO right now? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hyves.
Interview Details – I had an assessment, one phone interview and one day of face2face interviews. All questions were quite easy, I did not get any Google-style low level Linux internals questions or any hard programming tasks. Interview is definitely not going to be a problem if you have a couple of years of proper DevOps experience and want to get a Junior / Medior position at Hyves.
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hyves in March 2012.
Interview Details – The very FIRST thing they do after you apply, if your CV passes muster, is to give you an offline programming task where they want a model answer to a reasonably difficult problem. You get a week to complete this task.
This happens BEFORE any phone interviewing. Apparently, according to their email, this is to "filter out time wasters".
Yeah well YOU'RE wasting MY time. I don't write code for free. I charge €75-€120 an hour for bespoke programming work, and I earned a lot of money last year. The very least you can do is to let me talk to one of your people your end to make sure I'm not wasting my time on a company who apparently so distrusts its potential employees it slaps them in the face right at the start of the application.
Interview Question – Some sort of RESTful web service (I can't remember specifically) to be implemented in PHP to be submitted within a week View Answer
Reason for Declining – I withdrew my application pretty much straight away. There are plenty of more agreeable fish in the sea. Ended up with a North American multinational actually, am moving there this summer.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Hyves in January 2012.
Interview Details – If you are thinking about working at Hyves, be prepared, because their hiring procedure is long and tough.
The process consists of five rounds:
- Test at codility.com
- Show them your own code
- One or two phone/skype interview(s) (Data structures, Big-O time of algorithms, Database design, Threading, Networking, Design patterns)
* why do you want to work with Hyves
* your motivations, etc.
- Personal interview marathon (three consecutive technical interviews)
* Introduce yourself and your experience
* Coding on paper
The process took a day - interviewed at Hyves in August 2010.
Interview Details – 1 interview at the moment. Communication via email. Nice people. They answered fast.
The interview was difficult. They asked about indexes, b tree, search algorithms, work experience
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