Inflection Interview Questions & Reviews
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Very Easy Interview
Solutions Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Inflection in January 2014.
Interview Details – Very comfortable and engaging process. Easy process to get to know one another. Casual but very professional.
Interview Question – Name 2 weaknesses. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was made on the phone. I was asked if this I approved with my qualifications. I was able to bring more knowledge to the table and they countered with a higher offer. It was fantastic. Very open to what people desire in a salary.
Very Easy Interview
Products Management Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Inflection in April 2014.
Interview Details – Was Contacted by the recruiter on LinkedIn a month after I applied. Interviewed for 2 weeks and got an offer. VERY SMOOTH PROCESS!
Spoke with the HR for 30 mins, then the Senior PM for another 30. Very casual Conversations.
The next day I was scheduled for 2 one hour interviews with 2 data scientists each. It was a technical, mostly questions about data analysis and machine learning.
Then spoke with the HR again for 30 mins who then scheduled 3 thirty minute interviews with the platform engineering team for me and 1 thirty minute call with the Co-Founder. All were very casual and conversational!
Very smart and personable folk with a strong emphasis on creating a friendly work environment.
Interview Question – - Inner vs. Outer join in SQL
- Right vs. Left Join in SQL
- SOAP vs. REST
- Python Code
- Information Retrieval Methods
- Probability Questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated to increase base salary because I had competitive offers.
Online Marketing Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Inflection.
Interview Details – They were very timely with their responses and scheduling interviews. This has been one of the most positive interview experiences I've had.
Interview Question – Analytical question about split tests Answer Question
Software Developer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Inflection.
Interview Details – I had an in person interview with one of inflection's HR representatives. The interview was very friendly and casual and none of the questions were particularly difficult or unexpected. The company seems very focused on treating employees well. The HR member was unable to answer some of the more detailed questions that I asked.
Business Development Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Inflection in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview process and follow up was too long and disorganized. I was continually following up to see where we were at in the process.
Interview Question – Basic a/b test. Answer Question
Software Engineer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Inflection
Interview Details – it was smooth. pretty easy, 4 rounds with different people and teams and all asked me design challenges
Interview Question – nothing difficut as such. But explain why python is better than c# Answer Question
Design and Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Inflection in March 2011.
Interview Details – I met them at a career fair. There was a follow up interview by the end of which I had pretty much been offered the job. I had another phone interview with the CEO after to understand the company better and the role I might play. Overall at that time the interview was more about things I had worked on in the past and proving that I was smart, rather than testing specific knowledge.
Interview Question – Is there anything you would change about the site? Answer Question
Data Architect Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Inflection in April 2011.
Interview Details – The a long process where you get to meet with a few different people. The architects are picky, they will give you questions they are trying to solve for years and expect you to solve it right there. They want to walk away feel that they had learned something. They don't care about your background or what your past experience had like. The data system is stuck with using SQL server in the old days. The technology challenge is there because they do not have the right infrasturcture and technlogy. Yet, they still want to find that relational guru who can help them out. It's a very strange interviewing style too. I think i talked to 5 people and 1 person didn't like you. You are out.