Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Natera in February 2011.
Interview Details – Applied through Natera website, did not hear back so I went in a couple times to let them know I was interested. Had one interview, then a second. I was very impressed by the office and it's employee's
Interview Question – Nothing really unexpected. I guess it would be "Why do I want to work for Natera?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was sent an offer letter, and because I knew what salary they would offer, I accepted.
I applied online - interviewed at Natera in December 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process is very simple. I applied online and was interviewed just after two days of applying. And was called for F2F interview and was told the position would close ASAP, when I called after couple of days after the interview they told me that it will take time.
Interview Question – All the questions asked were very generic and anybody could answer those questions. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Natera in June 2013.
Interview Details – Phone screening with recruiter; technical phone interview; half day on-site interview
I applied online and received an email to talk with the recruiter. After this I had a phone interview with the head of the stats team. We talked about my background for a bit and then he asked a probability question. He seemed like a nice guy and we had a good conversation.
After this I was invited for a half day on-site interview which consisted of 1-on-1 interviews with members of the team. I was asked nothing but technical and puzzle questions. There seemed to be no interest in getting to know anything about myself, my background, my experiences, or what type of worker I might be. Rather, they were more interested in seeing if I could solve very difficult puzzles. One of the interviewers was so vague that I had to constantly ask them what question they wanted me to answer, without ever getting a good response.
At the end of the day, I was interviewed once again by the team lead. I expected him to want to get to know me a little more, but instead he proceeded to ask me more puzzle questions, which was disappointing since I felt that I had answered plenty by then.
The office was very chaotic and the interview was disorganized. I couldn't really tell if the people were friendly since I was being tested the entire time, with no time for chit-chat. However, the company's products are very useful, and I think the work would be interesting and challenging.
Interview Question – Puzzle and logic problems that you can typically read about in books - the types of questions that require noticing some "trick". I won't list the questions here since I'm sure they just pick them out of a book. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Natera in July 2013.
Interview Details – Had an initial phone screen with the HR recruiter, and then had a phone interview with the Director of Analytics. The interview was standard. He first gave an overview of the company products, then he asked a couple of detailed questions about how I solved a few projects on my resume. He then asked a problem that he helped me work through. It was a very fair interview, and great question. The interviewer was very articulate and was a smart guy. I enjoyed chatting with him, but unfortunately did not receive an on-site interview.
Interview Question – The problem was about creating a classifier based on observing an experiment. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and interviewed at Natera.
Interview Details – Was interviewed by three separate people - member of the Admin team, the CEO and a member of the IT database team. First interview went well, as they asked about my general experience and how it related to the position. Second interview went a little worse, repeated my answers to the same questions as asked by the first person then was asked to answer a stupidly arbitrary (generally a "Google Style") question to prove my ability to "think outside the box". Third interview went awfully as I was expected to answer questions about how I would search a database for specific information (NOT in the job description AT ALL) using computer coding techniques. Overall the experience was terrible - they where completely disorganized (I had to wait 25 mins for the third interview) and they asked very few questions about my ability to to the job as it had been advertised.
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