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Intuit Senior Software Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 31, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer
Reno, NV

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Intuit in October 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiter contacted me through linkedin and arranged for a technical discussion. The technical round is usually a call with a webex where couple of technical questions and a small program is asked to be coded.

Interview Question – 1. Design a HTML 5 page to parse JSON data
2. Couple of basic SQL questions and Data Modelling
3. Java Programme to find avg sal per employee based on the case given.
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Menlo Park, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Intuit in April 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online. They responded after 2 or 3 weeks. The recruiter was great. He was very friendly but gave me all the information i wanted without stalling. I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. They got back to me after 3 or 4 days asking for my availability for face to face rounds. The second round interviews were all pair programming sessions and they asked some other technical questions.

Interview Question – Didn't find anything difficult but they did ask some architectural questions which i didn't answer well.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't have to negotiate. The package was much better than i expected even when they knew my current salary which was considerably lower.


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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

Interviewed at Intuit

Interview Details – It was great...few technical rounds followed my HR round

Interview Question – Not many   Answer Question


4 people found this helpful

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I interviewed at Intuit in July 2013.

Interview Details – Phone screen from hiring manager was about past projects and about some hi-level nosql concepts.
1:1 interviews with 5 people. One was at director level about projects/experience and some big data questions regarding uniqueness.
The 2nd interviewer was an engineer who had a prepared list of java questions. You can find these questions on any java interview preparation site. I got the feeling that at times the interviewer himself did not know what he was asking.
The 3rd interviewer started off by asking formatting questions ( printf ) in C!
He then wanted a non-recursive fibonacci implementation in exactly 4 lines and felt that the question was quite clear and needed no discussion. So he left the room for 10 minutes.
When he came back his version of the solution used one less variable.
He then followed these questions up with some string manipulation questions and linked list questions.
The 4th interviewer was an architect and this conversation was the most mature and meaningful of all the interviews I had that day. Questions were around scaling a website, design patterns, building APIs,etc.
The last interview was with the hiring manager ( whom i had talked to before ). He gave me some vague talk about how they perceived every team member as a leader in his own right.

After all the interviews I got the distinct impression that they were looking for someone with fixed/narrow skills and wanted specific answers to questions. The 2 interviews with the developers were very eye-opening and I was left with the impression that their interviewing skills were too immature/untrained. I also came away feeling there was no career path here and it was every man for himself.

Interview Question – The era of asking printf format specifications has long passed. Any half-competent programmer will figure out these tricks by repeated use of the compiler. I don't understand what is to be gained by asking these kinds of questions. Also having more lines of code for fibonacci does not matter much due to compiler optimizations ( unless of course you are building embedded systems and such ).
You cannot have questions like these being asked when the position description asks for 8+ years of development experience. At the end of the day, I felt I had wasted time by applying for this position.
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2 people found this helpful

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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Intuit in October 2011.

Interview Details – It was good. The initial screening was done over the phone, followed by another round of interview in the Mountain View office. I was interviewed by 3 people each taking up to 30-45 minutes. I got in around 2pm and left the campus around 4:30pm. Overall the process was good. It took them about 10 days to send me the offer letter.

Interview Question – They tried asking me a few questions on SQL and DB which were not my areas of expertise. Also there were a couple of questions on JavaScript and I was honest with them that I didn't know anything about JavaScript and SQL :)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, I negotiated and I got what I was looking for.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
San Diego, CA

I applied online and interviewed at Intuit.

Interview Details – - initial phone call from HR to discuss positions
- was matched up with a manager and had a phone screen that was about 45 minutes long focused on technical questions
- the following week, was flown out for an all day interview that consisted of a combination of technical, business, and social questions.
- there was also a lunch included as well a tour of the facilities

Interview Question – There were a series of questions based on a fictional programming language where you're prompted to create methods based on a series of rules/restrictions. Required ad hoc thinking about how to work within contraints of this made up language. Each subsequent question required expanding further with this language. While the solutions seem very clear after the fact, it was definitely a good mental challenge during that hour.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Intuit in May 2013.

Interview Details – Initial 45 min interview, asked to write basic data structure like stack impl, using hashmap, write Fibonacci, Interviewer was mostly quite and felt like forced to interview. Then was called onsite, 5 interviews, 2 with senior developers and 2 staff members. Senior developers were not knowledgeable, staff members asked good puzzle only questions which I could not answer. Interview with product manager was waste of time. Also they do not file GC for Sr Software Engineers in EB2. So beware before you go for interview !

Interview Question – Asked to write code for polynomial additions (3x2 +5x-9)+(6x2-3x+7).   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
San Jose, CA

I interviewed at Intuit in April 2013.

Interview Details – It was a webex interview and the interviewer was on time. First questions were about whole IT experience. Then was asked about the recent project and technologies worked on. More emphasis was given to the job description after the projects involved. Then was given three practical questions on java and was asked to code.

Interview Question – Questions were on Inheritance, finding uniqueness, stack and string manipulation   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

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Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Intuit in December 2011.

Interview Details – Slow moving company. The company is very slow moving and so is their interviewing process. Basically they make you an offer after you have received several offers and accepted one.

Interview Question – Interview was easy. Its just that the company is excruciatingly slow.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Basically they make you an offer after you have received several offers and accepted one. And after I started work at another company, they beg you to leave where you started and join them. Why would I? Its such a excruciatingly slow moving place.


Accepted Offer

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Difficult Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Intuit in June 2011.

Interview Details – Took a day with 5 rounds of interview each taking about 45 minutes

Interview Question – All related to what I put in the resume and technologies including XML, JSON   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Overall it was smooth

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