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Software Developer Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Palantir Technologies.

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On site interview. Failed this one.

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    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in October 2011.

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    First interview was a typical phone interview with some basic questions about hashing, bst etc
    Second round was an online coding round. I was asked to implement some basic algorithms.

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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in October 2011.

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    Please be as detailed as possible - everything from your initial communications with the company, organization and planning of the interview, number and type of interviews, and any advice you might offer to other interview candidates. Bonus points for your perceptions of the people, office, and work culture.

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    • Given a bag of nuts and a bag of bolts, each having a different size within a bag but exactly one match in the other bag, give a fast algorithm to find all matches.   View Answers (4)
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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    I dropped my resume off at the career fair and was contacted by a recruiter. She set up a phone interview and had a 45 min technical phone interview with one of the engineers. The questions were pretty straight forward, but they focused more on algorithm design and thinking of efficient solutions, no coding for this interview. I wasn't too thrilled with the interviewer, because he seemed to be in a rush just to get the interview done and over with. Even when I initially asked questions about his job, what he was working on, etc, he spoke quickly and wanted to move onto the technical part asap. My impression is that these are smart people, but maybe too boxed into work for me.

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    • Given a Fibonacci number, tell us which index it occurs at. (Ex: input = 2, output = 3)   View Answer
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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Palantir Technologies in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    A bit disorganized. First the recruiter called me to ask dumb questions to see whether I could program or not (what is a stack? a queue? a hashtable). She was about an hour and a half late in calling, which was annoying. Then I had two phone interviews.
    The first interviewer asked a lot of the same question: How can you efficiently find 3 numbers in an array that sum to 0? 4 numbers? 5 numbers? 6 numbers? My brain was bogged down by so many of the same question... haha. Then he asked how I would find a subarray that summed to zero (elements must be contiguous). After that he asked me to describe a "polynomial" time solution to subset sum (which is just dynamic programming). Interviewer was really interested and helpful.
    Second phone interviewer didn't even know it was my second interview. Asked me how I would design an efficient sort for an array, given that every element was at most k positions away from its final sorted position. I didn't know what he was asking at first so I fumbled a lot. I got a good answer in the end but I guess I was too slow.

    Interview Questions
    • Given an array of n integers find 3 that sum to zero.
      ...4 that sum to zero.
      ...5 that sum to zero.
      ...6 that sum to zero.
       
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    • Find a subarray that sums to zero (elements must be contiguous).   Answer Question
    • Give an efficient solution for subset sum.   View Answer
    • Given an array of n unsorted ints, with the condition that each number is at most k positions away from its final sorted position, give an efficient sorting algorithm.   View Answers (3)
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