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MongoDB Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014
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Easy Interview

Development Intern Interview

Development Intern
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at MongoDB in January 2014.

Interview Details – I had an initial interview for the Development Intern position and I found the interviewer to be young and inexperienced through her way of asking questions. Once the interview was over, I followed up with an email and didn't hear back from her for three months. In that period, I sent her 2 other emails enquiring about my status and she finally responded saying that I didn't get the internship because I was overqualified. Extremely unprofessional!

Interview Question – What are your career goals and how do they apply to MongoDB?   Answer Question

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer

Interviewed at MongoDB

Interview Details – First I got a call from recruiter ,and then a telephone view

Interview Question – bash scripting   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Intern Developer Interview

Intern Developer

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MongoDB.

Interview Details – Many interviews. Something like 6 hours all in all.
Pretty surprised because ALL the interviews went pretty well, I even finished a couple interviews before the allowed time (because I solved the problem that was asked, and answered all the interviewer's questions)... and yet I didn't get an offer after such a lengthy interview process.

Overall the interviewers were passionate and nice. (one exception though)

Interview Question – Some really low-level questions that are totally unrelated to the internship position I was interviewing for. I think I answered correctly, but it still was unexpected.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Intern Interview

Software Engineer Intern

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MongoDB.

Interview Details – I applied through a recruiter after meeting a MongoDB employee at a hackathon. I went through an informal get to know you interview over the phone and then a technical interview over the phone. Both phone interviewers were extremely kind, and I thought the person conducting the technical interview was both patient and helpful.

Interview Question – First I was asked a few basic design questions, like how I would design an online chat system with separate room. Then I was asked why I've chosen some of of the technologies that I have worked with.I was asked a standard question about manipulating an array. The input array was sorted integers, and I was asked how to square all the elements and keep it sorted.   View Answers (2)


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineering Internship Interview

Software Engineering Internship

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MongoDB in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and talked to them at a career fair and they emailed me for a phone interview. I was asked technical questions and we had a brief conversation about mongoDB.

Interview Question – It wasn't super difficult but I was asked to write a prime factorization function:
// print the prime factors of the input number.
void primeFactorsPrint(int num)
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at MongoDB in December 2013.

Interview Details – First, talked to one of the software engineers at my school's career fair, really connected. Got an email from HR in end of November. Few days later, got a call, talked to the HR person for about 15 minutes. Got an email scheduled for a technical (some friends didn't get this) and got a phone call at the scheduled time.

Waited for about 20 minutes for them to call. He had a meeting. He was nice enough. Went over my resume, interests, etc... this part went fine, but by the time we got to the technical question, we barely had any time left.

His question was "Taking in two strings, find out if they are anagrams". I used a hashtable, which takes a lot of memory. The correct answer (or the one he said was an alternative, though mine worked as well) was sorting it first, then comparing them.

And that was that, they sent me a polite rejection email.

Interview Question – His question was "Taking in two strings, find out if they are anagrams".   View Answer


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineering Intern Interview

Software Engineering Intern

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at MongoDB in November 2013.

Interview Details – Got contacted by MongoDB, since they had my resume from last year. I went through a 45 minute technical interview by phone, then another 45 minute phone interview, and finally three interviews onsite. I felt the onsite interview questions were not that difficult, but I tunnel visioned too hard on one approach and missed an easy solution.

Interview Question – Given a string of parantheses, brackets, and curly braces, write a function that returns whether the string is well balanced, in that every left delimiter is closed by the correct right delimiter. I was asked this question by multiple interviewers, it seems like their go-to question.   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at MongoDB.

Interview Details – Applied online and heard back a month or two later. First had a phone screen where we discussed my resume and I was told I would have a technical interview. During the technical interview I was asked a couple OOP questions and then asked two coding questions. The first was easier than the second and in the second after I wrote the solution we worked through it to try and reduce the time complexity.

Interview Question – Pretty standard questions, I was asked to rank my relative experience in different languages and then choose one to write in.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at MongoDB.

Interview Details – Had an HR Interview where I discussed why I wanted to work with the company, which lasted around 45 minutes.

Then I had a Skype interview with an employee that worked remotely; it was really great talking to him. He was very nice, and I learned a lot from him, though he wasn't able to tell me a lot about the culture at the office since he visited less frequently.

The last part of the process was a phone interview. The person I talked to was a little awkward, but she was very nice and I enjoyed the conversation.

Interview Question – I had a rather lengthy discussion during the Skype interview about how garbage collectors were implemented in various languages. I don't know if I would say it was a question perse, but it was difficult giving adequate explanations of each, discussing not only the implementation but also the pros and cons.

I also had a question about finding the largest prime divisor of a number, which I thought was difficult because the question itself was so easy, so it was kinda difficult to find good ways to optimize.
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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at MongoDB in September 2013.

Interview Details – I took part with 2 phone interviews. 1st interview was just to introduce myself and the recruiter. A quick tour on my career, interests, aicnd what MongoDB is looking for. It was not challenging at all.

2nd interview was supposed to be a technical interview and it was. Since I come from Java world the most of the questions were Java related. All of them were very easy for me to answer and I did not find this interview challenging whatsoever.

The problem here is that they were not interested in continuation, which is quite difficult to understand for me. It seems that this was pure waste of time, maybe they just make their statistics on number of interviewed persons. This just does not make sense to me. Overall experience with this company is very poor because even I asked for some feedback they just ignored me.

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