Nextag Interview Questions

Updated Jun 11, 2015
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    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Phone interview and on site interview twice

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  2.  

    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Met many folks from around the company and thought that they were friendly and nice. They clearly enjoyed their work and loved the projects they were working on. There were some open questions about the path forward and what they would collectively drive towards in terms of a strategy

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    • What is your favorite vegetable?   1 Answer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nextag (San Mateo, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    A fantastic company that provided all the details of the different departments to give a good idea of each job description. A lot of new initiatives being offered and a lot of opportunity.

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nextag (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring manager was new to his job did a poor job of explaining the position and asking the right questions

    Interview Questions

    • typical engineering questios : how many golf ball in a football field   1 Answer
    • 25 horse no metering device decide which ones fasters in the quick possible way   1 Answer
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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nextag (San Mateo, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Got a call from a recruiter. I had never heard of the company before - surprising, since they've been around for so long. Made it through the screen and joined for an in person interview a week or so later. That meeting went well and I was called back for a second interview with director and VPs. The group seemed fairly competent, but you could tell they did not have much experience with product management with a very small product management team. I did not meet with the rest of the product management team, who would become my peers, which struck me as odd. In retrospect, it was like they were trying to hide something. Interview room was a total dump, office was a dump (I hear they've since moved), which I should have taken as a sign that they do not reinvest in the employees and company. Profits are milked from the cash cow by senior management and investors. Interview questions were fine. "Describe how you would prioritize projects", "Describe how you do feature tests on the site", "What type of testing are you familiar with".

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    • Describe the software management lifecycle process   Answer Question
    • what type of testing are you familiar with?   1 Answer
    • how do you prioritize projects?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I tried unsuccessfully to negotiate salary and stock increases. All in all, the offer was close to fair so I settled.

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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Nextag (San Mateo, CA) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Contacted them through craigslist, got a technical phone screen and then an in person interview. No lunch was provided. Went through 4 interviewers, one who asked no technical questions and one who asked only technical questions. Afterwards, was called back for a second interview with the VP and SVP at the time. I was given the job on the spot, at higher than my asking price.

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    Negotiation

    I asked for too little.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Nextag (San Mateo, CA) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 3 people: senior engineer, principal engineer and the director. All of them asked about previous job experience. Then they asked some brain teaser and technical questions. All the technical questions were database related: *) what type of indexing needed for a search engine *) what type of indexing needed to store words for spell checker My only gripe about this interview was the engineers sometimes did not explain the problem very clearly. When I asked for more details, their hints were not helpful.

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    • Write a SQL command that returns users' order history and the total cost of each order including shipping. There are 3 tables: users table, orders table, order details table.   3 Answers
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nextag (San Mateo, CA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    The recruiter found my resume online and contacted me for a Software Engineer position. We just exchanged emails and the recruiter sent me an online programming test to solve. It was a problem to find the number of perfect shuffles required to return the deck to its original order given a deck of nCards and cutting iCut number of cards from the top. I wrote the program in java and sent over the solution. After that I did not hear back from them. I thought I did pretty well. But overall, a nice experience.

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    • Write a programming test to solve a perfect card shuffle problem   Answer Question
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Nextag (San Mateo, CA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    The questions lacked an objective. The person conducted the interview without preparing questions in advance showing zero respect for my time and efforts. He didn't answer any of my questions about the company. I wasn't encouraged to ask questions neither, and it was obvious that the interviewer knew little about the job.

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    • How much are you planning to ask for this job? (The first question)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Inexistent.

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    Content Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Nextag (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)).

    Interview

    Not a very good experience. The HR people are very unprofessional. I got an email from them and interview was scheduled. Had one round with TL, then a written test then another round with HR head. Emailed them the next day to follow up but never got any response from them.

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