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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
Fairly easy, only one of the people I interviewed with really asked about my marketing background. I did appreciate that the only question everyone repeated was "Tell me about yourself".
I will say it was mostly positive though it would have been helpful to get any sort of specific feedback after getting the rejection e-mail especially after meeting with multiple people in person.
- What's one thing you wish you had done differently? Answer Question
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Recruiter was very responsive, however upon disclosing my current salary, they noted that it would be a stretch to offer something comparable. However, they still wanted to bring me for an in-person interview as my experience was well suited for the position stating that they were still researching the industry salary, etc. which should have raised red flags as my salary was the industry standard. Looking in hindsight, when I clearly disclosed my salary and the recruiter knew it was well above their targeted range for the position, that they should have not brought me for an in-person as it was a waste of everyone's time and resources.
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Marin Software (San Francisco, CA) in May 2014.
HR Screen - Phone interviews * 2 - 4 rounds of onsite interviews.
The interview process is pretty smooth and I feel unexpectedly satisfied. First step is HR screen. HR will ask some general technical questions but nothing hard. Second step is two rounds of phone interviews - questions can be found in either leetcode or cc150 (all are same questions). Onsite is four rounds of interviews (I know people also got 3 or 5 rounds depending on specific performance). Questions are not hard but some of them need extra efforts. The interviewers are smart and extremely nice. They are very collaborative.
- Calculate network size (pretty like word ladder + edit distance), LRU cache, string calculator, e.g. (input: "1 + 10 * 5 + 4", output "55"). Answer Question
Nothing to negotiate, the offer package is pretty nice.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Marin Software in May 2014.
1 phone interview (coding) + 3 rounds face 2 face, took about 2 weeks.
Questions are all easy, can be found in leetcode. However, there are some tough behavior questions regarding your career plan.
I also asked how they made money and seems they had no idea about their future. Besides, the work they are doing everyday seems boring: use search engine APIs to support more market places, localization, etc.
I asked what's the most challenging work they face, and they told me to support more ad websites, support foreign websites, etc.
So basically their future work is to enhance the existing product to support more ad site in global regions.
- Questions are mostly easy ones, all can be found in leetcode. Some behavior questions asked by the last manager about your career plan. Answer Question
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Marin Software (San Francisco, CA).
Apply through university career website.
First round 30 minutes behavior interview. just talk about the resume and some basic data structure and algorithm questions. such as difference between set and list, Iterator, etc.. Second round is share-screen coding. Didn't do well in this technical interview, but the interviewer is pretty nice.
- Similar with word ladder Answer Question
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I applied online – interviewed at Marin Software (San Francisco, CA) in April 2014.
1st round: phone screening taken by non technical person. She had list of few questions.
1. Why Collections.sort doesnt work for Set.
2. What exceptions would you caught when converting string to integer.
3. Collections.sort running time.
4. Describe one of your project.
- Why Collections.sort doesnt work for Set. 2 Answers
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Phone interview Round 1... The HR just asked me to talk about my project experiences and some basic java questions.. such as the difference of TreeMap and HashMap, the time complexity of insertion. The only method Iterable interface has.. Exception types.. Then she is going to arrange the next round..
- The only method Iterable interface has 2 Answers
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Marin Software.
Phone interview took around 30 minutes, asked two coding questions
- Check whether a string is a palindrome Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Marin Software (San Francisco, CA) in March 2014.
A HR interview with some java concept questions followed by two phone interviews. One is about find duplications within 0-n. The other asked about classic 2 sum and find median of two sorted lists. Hours later they invited to onsite. onsite is four round 1:1 interviews., write on white board. Except some very traditional questions which can be found on Leetcode, there are also some design and open-to-discuss questions. Over all, it's a rather pleasant interview experience.
- Nothing unexpected, the whole interview process is nice and smooth. 1 Answer
They just offer me a base that more than I expected, so accept it
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I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Marin Software in February 2014.
First some information about the company and explained their business.
Then asked some questions about Java and Algorithms.
1. Difference between Abstract class & Interface
2. Difference between float & double
3. What is overloading
4. Average run-time for sorting algorithms
5. What are the methods in Iterator
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