I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at RockYou in September 2011.
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Very pleasant phone interview, talked about previous working experience.
Onsite interview was highly technical, but interviewer was willing to help and communicate the problem.
Advice to candidates:
Stay focused and try to communicate the problem. Reveal your thinking process clearly.
People I met in this company are very knowledgeable, supportive and easy going.
Work culture is awesome, a lot of opportunity to learn and grow.
Interview Question – Reverse order of element in a linked lists. View Answer
The process took 3 days - interviewed at RockYou in July 2011.
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I was contacted directly from a full-time recruiter at RockYou. They contacted me via linked in, and scheduled a phone interview with the recruiter for the same or next day. That interview consisted of questions about my history and skills, as well as a lengthy conversation about our favorite video games :)
After that, a technical phone interview was scheduled with one of their software architects. They said it would take about an hour, but it ended up taking about 20 minutes. He asked me a few basic questions about my history, a simple OO design patterns question about the singleton pattern (and how its useful specifically in PHP), and asked me how I would design the software behind a Tetris game. At the conclusion of that interview, he stated that he wanted to schedule an in-person interview with me. I got an email the same day from HR setting up the in-person interview for a couple days later.
The in-person interview was mostly a pleasant experience. It was a scheduled to last 4 hours, each hour consisting of a different set of two people interviewing me. They were all very friendly. Most of the time, I felt like I was just conversing with them about software engineering and the like. What I really appreciated is that it wasn't just questions about myself. They understood that they had to sell themselves to me as well, so half the time was spent talking about their company. They even took me out to lunch and paid for it. I was also offered all the snacks and drinks I wanted.
The only complaint I have was the room they conducted the interviews in was quite warm.
Negotiation Details – They asked me direclty what my salary requirements were, i gave them a range. When my offer came in, they offered the top of my given range, with a substantial bonus and stock options.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at RockYou in May 2011.
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I initially came through a referral. At the time, the recruiting department was backed up because one of the recruiters had left. My application was ultimately pushed through the process when I had received 2 competing offers. They have since hired another recruiter so this should help the processing time.
The interview process was fairly difficult--though they were aware I had little to no technical background, I still got asked a number of questions designed to test intuition in terms of game design, measurement, and problem-solving. One should be very familiar with how social games work both in terms of incentives for both the company and consumer, as well as consumer psychology. For example, I was asked to come up with an idea for a social game, which was the focus for one of my interviews. I was asked how my game design would address common issues social games faced. I also was given a short list of games I should familiarize myself with, which I was also asked about in my interview (why game X was designed a certain way, what effect a feature had on a customer, how they could improve it, etc.)
My interviewers also seemed to value someone who plays and understands what makes a good game, and who has an understanding of where the industry is going and where opportunities lie in the future. While the interview was one of the more challenging ones I've had, I was most impressed by the people--very down to earth and friendly, and many very experienced industry experts who were draw to RockYou to experience something new. Ultimately that was a large part in why I took the position.
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate, mainly because I had 2 competing offers. They made a good-faith effort to match in certain areas and beat in other areas, but were firm in areas where they for certain reasons had very little wiggle room.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at RockYou in January 2010.
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They asked me some fundamental knowledge of OO concepts and development techniques with an impressive brain teaser question. that is:
There are five horses and five lane, you can compare them with a race which is allowed to 5 horses at the time. But you cant make any mark and dont know the exact result of them. You need to find out the fastest three from them. What 's your strategy?
Interview Question – There are five horses and five lane, you can compare them with a race which is allowed to 5 horses at the time. But you cant make any mark and dont know the exact result of them. You need to find out the fastest three from them. What 's your strategy? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at RockYou in February 2010.
Interview Details – Originally I was phone screened by one of the developers. They had me come into their office and meet with 2 developers. They asked a number of brain teaser type of questions that didn't necessarily have a right or wrong answer. What they wanted to see was my thought process for determining the correct answer to the problem. They felt that if you can resolve the brain teaser problems quickly, then you shouldn't have any problem working on new programming languages, or new engineering problems, etc.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at RockYou in January 2009.
Interview Details – My inital contact with the sales director was quite pleasent. She was knowledgable and very nice. I met with three indivuals. All where nice. When I first got to the place the area was very open. People seemed very quiet and into their work. a lot of people were sharing a very large table. It was maybe 25 people. People whee working out of their boxes since there was no drawers. I remembering thinking how strange that they were still using their moving boxes since they moved to the new location almost 6 months ago.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself View Answer
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