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Staff Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intuit.

Interview

Recruiters are horrible. They dont communicate to candidates properly.

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    random recruiters call asking for different positions. they arrange interviews. i got thru 2 phone rounds easily. they said they will bring onsite. suddenly gets an email that teams shuffled and the requirement freeze.

    Interview Questions

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intuit (Menlo Park, CA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Very nice interview process. Nice people. They all liked me and felt I am a good fit for a senior software engineer.I really enjoyed the interview. But they could not open up a new req for that position.

    Interview Questions

    • Prepare well with what you have in your resume along with debugging production issues, data structures and some problem solving skills.   Answer Question
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Intuit (Mountain View, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    I had 7 interviewers spanning a broad range of job functions and areas of focus (engineers, architects, product managers, directors). One interviewer commented after looking at the schedule that the loop might be uncommonly thorough. They asked me questions around technical ability, prioritization, strategy, and situational leadership. The group was very transparent about the challenges facing the team (after starting here, I can confirm that what they portrayed is indeed reflective of the situation on the ground). Most of the interviewers were very polished, asking questions that really made me think, truly respecting areas of my experience I was not at liberty to talk about, and ensuring a pretty smooth flow to the conversation. One of my interviewers was a little too blunt with the behavioral interviewing best practices, but this had the hallmarks of someone new to interviewing rather than a serious red flag. I wish the loop had gone deeper on hard technical capabilities, as I felt there were some relevant depth of skillset on coding and design that was not quantified as well as it could have been. Overall a long, challenging day but very positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • The most challenging (and interesting) question was about a strategy for finding signal in a noisy and poorly understood data set. Asking a software engineer a data science question really stretches the mental muscles.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was different from other places I worked in that I was expected to supply the first set of numbers. This is always tricky as you don't want to leave comp on the table but also don't want to turn off an interested team with sky high demands. After that hurdle, I felt that the recruiter actually went to bat for me (as nearly all will say but so few will actually do) in having the comp meet my requirements. My advice is to have a set of clear, well-grounded comp targets at the start of the negotiations process.

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intuit (Mountain View, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Nice and professional way

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Feel Not fit the culture

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Intuit in January 2010.

    Interview

    Multiple people interview the candidate including Director/VP level. Designated Interview building. Prefer external candidates over internal. Referred by a manager whom I used to work for in a former company. Interviews focus and skill set and unlike Google they do not focus on general Math Analytical type of skills.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They just paid better than my previous employer.

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Intuit (Bangalore (India)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I had an excellent interview experience at Intuit, Bangalore. I had applied for post of Staff Software Engineer through a placement consultant. I had an initial telephonic round which lasted about 40 mins. The questions were mostly technical and the interviewer explored the various technologies I had worked on. I got a call the very same day for a face to face interview after 3 days. I was handed an interview program which outlined the interviews name and profile and timings. I felt that was great. The face to face was for 5 rounds with two technical rounds followed by a round with development manager and the architect. They were very cool and I was extremely comfortable during the interview. The questions were not too tough but they covered all the areas and there were few engaging questions testing your design capabilities. My interview completed just yesterday so still waiting for feedback.

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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Intuit (Bangalore (India)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    There was one telephonic round which lasted for 25 minutes. Started with usual introduction and was asked few technical questions. I was called for a 1:1 after 4 days. It consisted of 2 technical rounds and one managerial round. I was asked to write programs during the technical rounds which tested the fundamentals of pointers. In the initial 10 minutes itself I was sure that I am not doing satisfactorily because it involved writing the actual code and not just outlining the logic was sufficient. The interviewers wanted the fully working code to be written.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function to perform string copy using pointers   1 Answer
    • Write a function to convert integer to text. Like 44556 should be Forty four thousand five hundred fifty six   1 Answer
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Intuit (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I was introduced to the company through a hiring firm. I had three interviews with a business manager, a technical lead, and the senior site leader across two days. Questions ranged from logical questions, use of technologies, and those that deal with your own perspective on soft subjects. I also had the opportunity to ask questions about the company and the type of work. It was a fairly smooth process. After these interviews I was called back for another interview within the week and was made an offer to join the company.

    Interview Questions

    • The technical interviewer asked about my opinions on guiding a customer through setting up a new software product and how to make it a positive experience. I had never considered how to accomplish this effectively.   Answer Question
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Intuit in March 2008.

    Interview

    internal referral brought me in talked to 6 people -- 1 day very technical

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no

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