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# RetailMeNot Software Engineering Interview Questions

Updated Sep 29, 2015
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## Software Engineer Interview

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Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview

Recruiter called me after finding me on linkedin. Phone screen with 2-3 questions followed by 5 hour onsite with 4 coding interviews and 2 behavioral interviews. It took a little less than a week to receive feedback afterwards.

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## Software Engineer Interview

No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview

I handed in my resume at a college recruiting event. Then was invited for a phone interview a day later. The interview was on the phone but I was asked to use coderpad.io for the programming.

Interview Questions

• Given an array of single digit numbers, return the index of the first smallest prime number. Where the prime number is made by combining the numbers. So for [1, 0, 7, 6, 7, 2, 9, 2], the index returned would be 3, since 107 is the first prime. And what's the complexity.   Answer Question
• Given an array of single digit numbers, return all the index's of the first smallest prime number. Continue the search from the index found. The prime number is made by combining the numbers. Must be recursive. So for [1, 0, 7, 6, 7, 2, 9, 2], the indexes returned will be 3, 5, 6. The remaining numbers 9 and 2 will not be considered.   Answer Question
• Given an array of single digit numbers, return all the index's of the first smallest prime number. Continue the search from the index found. The prime number is made by combining the numbers. However, if there are numbers remaining, then go back a choose new indexes to make sure the array can be split into all prime numbers. So for [1, 0, 7, 6, 7, 2, 9, 2], the indexes returned will be 3, 5, 7.   Answer Question
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## Software Engineering Interview

No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at RetailMeNot (Atlanta, GA) in September 2015.

Interview

I had one on-campus interview with them immediately after the career fair. It was in two parts - first 10 min behavioral then technical. There were 2 interviewers. The technical interview lasted about 40 min because I wasn't able to detect a breaking condition on the algo that I wrote.

Interview Questions

• The question was - Test a game of snakes and ladders from a given array of positions that were played.   1 Answer
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## Software Engineering Interview

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at RetailMeNot in September 2015.

Interview

The interviewers were very friendly and helpful during solving the problem. Started with asking me about my project. They asked the language i was familiar with and my coding was done in Java. In the end they asked if i had any questions abt the company.

Interview Questions

• Tell me about your projects? Design a snake and ladder game?   2 Answers
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## Software Engineering Interview

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at RetailMeNot (Champaign, IL) in August 2015.

Interview

I talked to them during career fair and got an onsite interview. It was a white board coding challenge that implements a puzzle. It wasn't that hard and the interviewer keeps give me hint but I was a bit nervous.

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## Software Engineering Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at RetailMeNot (Austin, TX) in March 2015.

Interview

First round phone screen and then four technical interviews onsite in the Austin office. Engineers took the interview group out for dinner the night before and then lunch during interview day. Everyone was super friendly and the office definitely retained a start-up feel. Seems like most people are very happy to be working there.

Interview Questions

• Standard data structures and algorithms-related questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation

Didn't negotiate as it was a fairly competitive offer.

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## Software Engineer Interview

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview

On campus 50 minute interview. First 15 minutes or so were talking about the company and my background. Then technical questions of increasing complexity. Always be thinking about how to have the most efficient code. It's not worth it to waste your time with an inefficient solution. Really, if you can't get the most efficient solution you won't get the job anyway.

Interview Questions

• Given a list of digits, return the longest number (of digits) that is prime   1 Answer
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## Software Engineering Interview

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at RetailMeNot.

Interview

On-campus interview--pretty standard. Asked to do operations on an arbitrary list, like finding different ways to splice it. Asked to implement a recursive solution to find all possible ways of splicing a list of integers into valid prime numbers. Interviewer was very patient and helpful throughout, and offered good feedback and guidance.

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## Software Engineer Interview

No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at RetailMeNot (Ithaca, NY) in February 2015.

Interview

1 hour interview, a few short answer questions and one coding question. The short answer questions were "what is a dictionary", and "what is the difference between an abstract class and an interface?" These were straight forward to answer. The coding question came in 3 parts, the first and second involving simple iterative functions, but the third was to implement it recursively. The third was easy if you were to implement it from scratch, but not easy when they instructed to change the function by adding a few lines.

Interview Questions

• Given a list of integers, return a list of all the prime numbers formed by concatenating the integers from left to right in that list.   Answer Question
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## Software Engineering Interview

No Offer

Interview

I submitted my application through my college career center. I heard back from the recruiter within several weeks and scheduled a phone interview. The recruiter asked general questions about my interest in the position as well as my previous experiences. The recruiter also asked many technical questions, which did not require much knowledge of syntax per say but lots of problem solving and logical capabilities. I think this is where I stumbled and why I was not invited back for another interview.

Interview Questions

• Many logic based questions of about equal difficulty, very similar to those asked for other software engineering positions.   Answer Question
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