Nextag Software Engineer Interview Questions

3 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

0%
66%
33%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

50%
50%

Interview Difficulty

3.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

3 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

 

Software Engineer Interview

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

Application

The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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.

Interview Questions

  • 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

Other Interview Reviews for Nextag

  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a programming test to solve a perfect card shuffle problem   Answer Question
  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Nextag in June 2009.

    Interview

    Easily the worst set of interviews I've ever had. I had eight 1-1 interviews over a period of 3 days (it seemed they couldn't make their minds or whatever). 1. Guy1 had questions on (and only on) fibonacci trees (for some strange reason he seemed to be enamored with it ). I later found from friends at the company that this was his (only!) pet question. 2. Guy2's english was was beyond comprehension; the guy seemed to be a south east Asian. I had to ask for clarification multiple times. The guy was really adamant if I showed any disagreement to his 'correct' answers. 3. Guy3 was completely disinterested for whatever reason. His questions were technical but easy. There were a couple of good interviews but in general the experience was very bad. The company doesn't seem to realize that interviews are a process where not only should the interviewee impress the interviewer, but the interviewer (and the company) strive to impress the interviewee.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a Fibonacci tree? How would you add an element? What is the time complexity of searching for an element   Answer Question
    • reverse a string in place   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Although there were a few good interviewers and the pay was decent, in general I got a sense of incompetent future colleagues. I didn't accept the offer.

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.