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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marin Software in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Calculate network size (pretty like word ladder + edit distance), LRU cache, string calculator, e.g. (input: "1 + 10 * 5 + 4", output "55").   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate, the offer package is pretty nice.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Marin Software.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Marin Software in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Marin Software in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected, the whole interview process is nice and smooth.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They just offer me a base that more than I expected, so accept it
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Marin Software in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Someone from HR contacted me fairly quickly after I applied for this position. Judging from her LinkedIn profile, she was a well-seasoned recruiter that was highly recommended.

    We step up a time for a 30 minute phone screening. I waited but I did not receive a call. I followed up and the HR contact apologized, saying she mistakenly put the time in her calendar for 2 hours after what we had confirmed. Ok, honest mistake, not a big deal.

    We re-confirmed the same day for the time she initially had in her calendar. That time came and went. 30 minutes later, I received a voice mail that her previous meeting ran over and if we can reschedule. Ok, that's understandable. People are busy, this happens.

    I followed up by voicemail and email to provide my availability to re-re-reschedule. I never heard back.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strategic Customer Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Marin Software in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very personal and organized interview process. They were looking to hire quickly, so the interview phase was no more than two weeks long and the offer letter was received the week after that. If they are motivated to hire, it can happen fast.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    3 days long- 2 rounds of negotiating and I got a bump in salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Marin Software.

    Interview Details

    First was a phone interview with the recruiter. Beyond a couple standard resume questions, she asked a list of engineering questions, but as a recruiter she couldn't give any help. Most of them were pretty straightforward such as difference between abstract class and interface, what is 4 left-shift 2 XOR 2, what is the value of a number with all bits as 0 except the leftmost one, and explain a TreeMap. A couple were a little more vague such as what methods do you have to implement to make the object properly comparable, but still pretty easy.

    Next was a technical phone interview with an engineer. The only official coding question I got was given 2 sets, determine if the second set is a subset of the first. However, from there as I explained my optimizations with a HashSet, he began asking more detailed questions about how a HashSet in implemented. That was all we really covered.

    Final step was an on-sight interview with 4 successive engineers. 3 of them all asked me coding questions I had to write on the board, from standard tree questions, to simply getting the 10 greatest numbers in a list. Most of them were fairly easy, but often were worded strangely and clarification was often needed. 1 engineer asked me a completely design based question without any coding.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a huge set of data in a list, say GB worth, how do you find the nth largest element?

      I just wasn't sure what the point of the question was. It had nothing to do with distributed systems, map reduce, or anything, as the question's emphasis on large data seemed to suggest. The interviewer insisted you just had a normal machine with all the data there. Basically just turned into a standard find the nth larges element question. No idea if I approached it right, as the interviewer gave very little feedback.
       
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Front Desk/Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Marin Software in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    According to the recruiter I aced the interviews however they decided to hire internally. Everyone was really nice and personable however the office was rather quite.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Marin Software in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Date vs calendar
    long vs object long
    what is abstract class, how do you instantiate it ?
    int vs integer for counting number of times for loop runs
    worst case node addition time in BST
    hashmap node addition time
    hashmap methods - name any 7 of them
    what is a final class
    difference between private vs protected keywords
    difference between list and set

    Interview Questions
    • what do you know about the company, describe industry exp.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quality Assurance Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Marin Software in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got a call from HR regarding my interest and my skill sets.
    Then they set me up with telephonic Interview with the Director or QA.
    This was followed by another telephonic interview with EVP

    Once I cleared that. they asked me to come on site for a series of Face to Face interview
    There were 7, 30 min 1:1 interviews back to back. They placed me in a conf room and every 30 mins people came in to interview
    I also had Lunch Interview with the EVP as well.

    Each interviewer had a java programing question in mind and asked to code it on the white board. Some were tough ones and some were easy. eq, Str rev, Factorial, Fibonacci series. etc

    There was one product manager who actually gave me their web tool and asked me to find bugs on it and actually asked me to file the bug in bugzilla, this was kind of cool.

    Overall exp was good, they are free beverages which helped me

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Since I had another offer from NYtimes it was easy for my negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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