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Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at IXL Learning in July 2015.
Applied online, they reached out to me and asked for a cover letter. I replied with a cover letter, had a follow up interview with one of their product management team members, and they followed up a few days after saying that they wouldn't continue the interview process.
Helpful (4)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IXL Learning (San Mateo, CA) in June 2015.
There was an initial interview over the phone by one of the design team members, next there is a phone interview by the design team manager and finally an on site interview.
- Please describe what you liked about our educational software or give an example of something about the software/educational questions that can be improved. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IXL Learning.
I applied online through my university and received an email requesting a phone screen about a week later. They were looking for a history curriculum developer, and I had a lot of experience in education and history, so no problems there. The phone screen was like what many others described. They used a brainteaser, slightly modified because I think they know people are hearing about the jelly bean one (this one was about treasure in 3 treasure chests). The brain teaser was a bit tacky and weird-it was hard to visualize/understand the construct of the question. Once I got it, I got it, but it was not well explained and the interviewer was not very cognizant of this. Around the end, when the candidate asks questions, I asked about what kind of challenges the history curriculum was facing. The interviewer said that scoring and random generation were issues with this particular content. More on this below. After the interview, I was emailed a work assignment, like others have noted. It was very in-depth and quite lengthy. I was already concerned given what I had read about other reviews on Glassdoor about doing a lot of work on an assignment and then getting no response/rejection back. An additional concern was that the questions specifically dealt with the random generation and scoring issues discussed in the interview. Basically, the assignment appeared to be free work for them to resolve an issue they were having right now. They gave me a week to complete this. I decided to decline proceeding further in the process. The HR coordinator emailed me back with a brief thank you message.
- brain teaser about treasure chests Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IXL Learning in June 2015.
The interview over the phone was fairly laid back. I almost felt as if there was not enough information conveyed to decide if I was a good fit or not. I was given a brain teaser, and then an assignment that I assume would be very similar to work I would have done in the job. I had fun with it and tried to expand upon it and come up with new ideas - in the end, I didn't get the offer, so I don't know if they liked my elaboration of the initial questions.
- Brain teaser question Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IXL Learning (Durham, NC) in June 2015.
Interview consisted of a phone interview that lasted maybe 30 minutes. Was asked about my experience in teaching and when I described it, the interviewer didn't really seem interested in my answers. I asked for the company's outlook as far as expansion in the courses and the grades targeted, to which he seemed put off.
- Asked me to describe my scientific teaching experience. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at IXL Learning (San Jose, CA) in June 2015.
I was referred by a friend, and then got a phone interview, ask general algorithm and data structure questions but not need coding, one week later, they give me three coding problems by email, after a week, there is nothing happened, then I asked the feedback, they told me I was rejected.
- general algorithm and data structure questions Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IXL Learning.
30 minute phone interview, which asked pretty standard questions about my background and tested product acumen, as well as a brain teaser. They then asked me to complete a homework assignment which I spent a fair amount of time on. I didn't hear back for a few weeks, so I reached out to the recruiter who said they were still working on it. A few weeks later I received an auto-generated email saying I wasn't a good fit. Absolutely no feed back on my home work and never heard directly from the recruiter. Very unprofessional.
- You have three jars of jelly beans, one with only lemon flavored, one with only banana flavored, and one with a mix. You cannot tell the difference between the two flavors by looking at them, only by tasting them. Each of the jars is labeled “Banana”, “Lemon”, or “Mixed” accordingly. Someone comes along and mixes up the labels such that all are now incorrect. What is the smallest number of jelly beans you can taste to correctly replace the labels? 1 Answer
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at IXL Learning (San Mateo, CA) in May 2015.
The hiring process was pretty typical. I had a quick phone screen with a member of their recruiting team followed by a Coding Test (to make sure I didn't lie about my coding knowledge), a follow up technical phone screen and finally an on-site. During the phone screens they asked very typical SWE questions that you might find in Cracking the Coding Interview, but for the on-site they ramp up the difficulty and ask many different kinds of problems including those they have faced on the job. I had 4 or 5 interviews and got a chance to go out to eat with 3 current employees at a nice restaurant in San Mateo :) People were incredibly friendly throughout the process and very patient if I made a silly mistake.
- Algorithms Answer Question
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at IXL Learning.
Applied online and they got back to me within a day with a coding challenge. Sent back the coding challenge and they replied to me a couple days later to schedule a technical phone interview. The phone interview went okay. The questions weren't too hard but I think I over thought them and did worse that I could have. About a week later they told me they weren't moving forward. I wasn't too surprised because I didn't think I did all that well on the phone interview and could have prepared better.
- Agreed not to say but it's mostly Algorithms, Data Structures and some Logic problems. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at IXL Learning in May 2015.
I had a short call with the recruiter, followed by a manager. It went well. Then I had a call with a technical guy for some technical questions. He is a junior guy and is very nice. By the time I talked to him on the phone, I had changed my mind and decided not to leave my current position. So, I wasn't trying hard to answer his questions and so I didn't answer some of those questions. I think the questions are all from a book. Anyone who has read the book could have answered those questions. This is perhaps a weakness of the interview process
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