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Software Developer
Bellingham, WA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Logos Bible Software.

Interview Details – I first contacted Logos by e-mail. I also asked a friend who knew a Logos insider to e-mail a recommendation. After a long wait, Logos contacted me for a phone interview, which consisted mainly of technical questions to test my knowledge of programming languages, algorithms, and data structures. Apparently it went well, since they offered to fly me to Bellingham for an onsite interview.

I read and watched everything on the Logos website about the company's culture and products, including the founder's ominously titled book "Fire Someone Today". Anyone interested in working here should do this!

The on-site interview included a panel interview followed by lunch with several developers and a one-on-one with the CEO/founder. I get the feeling the one-on-one would have been canceled if the group interview didn't go well. For the panel interview I was asked to solve several technical problems on a whiteboard, and asked a wide range of questions about my experience and how I would solve various technical problems. There were no weird psychological questions. In the final interview I asked several questions about the company's culture, ownership structure, and future plans. I liked the answers.

Interview Questions

  • How would you make sure no errors are introduced into a complex system as new features are added?   View Answer
  • How does a hash table work?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The offer came 2 weeks after the final interview. I accepted without further negotiation.


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Software Developer
Tempe, AZ

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Logos Bible Software in September 2013.

Interview Details – Reached out to Logos via their website's job posting. The process took place over the span of about 1.5 months and all communication happened over email (aside from in-person interviews). I was given a phone screen interview initially, followed up a week or so later by a panel interview at the Tempe office, then flown to Bellingham a few weeks later for a final all-day interview.

Interview Question – Write an algorithm to find duplicate nodes in a binary tree.   Answer Question


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Software Developer
Tempe, AZ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Logos Bible Software in June 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted a resume online and got a call from a recruiter a week or so later. They did a brief phone screen and then brought me in for a technical interview on-site.

When I arrived, there were only two people at the office and they told me that all of the interviewers were on vacation that day, but they could interview me. They didn't know anything about the position that I was applying for, so they did a very high-level technical interview. They focused a lot on architecture and algorithms, which I thought was a strange combo.

After the short interview, we had a brief lunch and just talked about the company a bit. They said they'd contact me in a few weeks. Months later, they hadn't contacted me and they didn't respond to my calls or emails.

Interview Question – They asked about how to architect a scalable website .   Answer Question

Logos Bible Software CEO/President responded to this review

Dec 14, 2013

I'm sorry about the lack of follow-up; we've already made changes to our process to prevent this from happening again. We don't have special 'interviewers', and this interview involved a team lead ... More

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Software Developer
Bellingham, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Logos Bible Software.

Interview Details – Very simple, basic algorithms and software design.

Interview Question – none, maybe the leap year calculation or find duplicates   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – 1k sign in bonus


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Software Developer
Bellingham, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Logos Bible Software in March 2010.

Interview Details – I sent an email which was never responded to after seeing an ad on craigslist. A few months later I responded to a different ad and got a phone screen. Since I lived in town, I came in for an in-person panel interview. After the in-person panel I was offered a job.

After working here and being on the other side of the interview process, I would say that a number of incoming emails are lost and people aren't contacted, at least in the Software Development department. So, if you don't get contacted, I would follow-up.

I thought that I did pretty poorly during my interview questions but it must have been good enough because they offered me a job after the panel interview. I think the process is a little different today because the job offers typically are tendered later.

Interview Question – "Write a function to find a cycle inside a binary tree." I never worked with binary trees except academically, so this was a bit of a ringer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – The negotiation was short. I asked for more money because I was taking a small pay cut to work here. My request was honored after a day.


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Software Developer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Logos Bible Software in February 2011.

Interview Details – I was hired as an intern. I had a 20 minute interview at my school's job fair and was accepted for the internship which then turned into a full time job

Interview Question – nothing was extremely difficult or unexpected. there were fairly basic experience questions and a couple simple technical questions.   Answer Question


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Software Developer
Bellingham, WA

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Logos Bible Software in September 2012.

Interview Details – At the conclusion of my internship, I was offered the chance to interview for a Full-time position. The interview was conducted by people I had met during my internship, but intentionally not ones that I had a close relationship with. The interview lasted a couple hours and consisted of technical knowledge verbal response questions as well as 3 or 4 programming problems that covered basic areas of knowledge such as trees.

Interview Question – How does the internet work?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate, although they would be open to it.


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Software Developer
Bellingham, WA

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Logos Bible Software in December 2011.

Interview Details – The whole process was pretty smooth, although it took almost a month for the final decision to come through.
The panel interview is pretty intense which is part of the process since they want to see how well you think under pressure...

Interview Question – Searching a binary tree on the white board in front of the panel.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Easy, they are very straight forward and professional through the whole process.

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