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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Playspan in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial phone conversation with HR. She asked general programming theoretical questions and my interests. She then set up my onsite after a couple of weeks.
    Initially according to the schedule I got I had to meet 4 people on various teams and 1HR at the end of the day. But when I reached there, the main person who was hiring for the team I was interested in was busy that day and didn't get a chance to interview me. I felt that was the main reason why I received a reject from there.
    few of the questions-
    difference between Get and Post?
    Calculating checksum.
    basic SQL joins and sub queries
    questions on finding depth of tree, basic idea behind circular linked list

    Interview Questions
    • The last interviewer gave me a really tough time. I was not able to communicate properly to him at first.. could not understand what he was talking, also his phone rang three times in the middle of the interview while I was solving a question.. and he picked up.. that was so annoying. I was disappointed with Playspan. He asked me about pre-processing of stored data, basically indexing really large data set and some very complicated SQL queries.

      After this round I had decided that I wont accept the offer even if I was presented one.
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Foster City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Playspan in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Playspan is acquired by Visa now. I applied online. I got the call from hiring manager after few weeks. He asked bunch of questions about project management and QA processes. There are some database questions too. He was asking some indirect questions (like what year you finished your college) to find out my age. Is it legal to ask for the age -- directly or indirectly?

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult. Asking about the age is unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    QA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Playspan in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone call and asked to come to their office for face to face interview. Even though the position was for a web tester, they asked a lot of questions in C and algorithms

    Interview Questions
    • Swap two numbers without a temp variable   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Playspan in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Internal recruiter approached me on LinkedIn and wanted to have a phone conversation. We talked on the phone after a couple days where he had some pre-set questions about just know certain terms. Example: name some sorting algos, name some design patterns, etc.

    That was followed by a phone screen which is fairly typical.

    Interview Questions
    • Sort a file with 1gb of numbers in it. The file cannot fit into memory. What sorting algo would you use and describe its use   Answer Question
    • Given a dictionary of english words and another word, find all anagrams of the word.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Playspan in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Found them on Craigslist. E-mails sent. Phone follow up.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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