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Updated Apr 17, 2014
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Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Tagged in February 2014.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a HR for background check, phone interview with the same HR person, phone interview with the Engineering manager, coding two exercises given before the on-site interview, the on-site interview which took about 4 hours with 5 engineers. It was very professional and "no-bullshit" from end to end. All the parties participating were well prepared. Not easy though.

Interview Question – The one that I haven't had good explanation was about "Lockless resource sharing among different threads"?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pretty standard I guess. We agreed in the middle like proper gents :)

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Associate Project Manager Interview

Associate Project Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Tagged.

Interview Details – Step 1: Phone interview with HR, Step 2: Phone Interview with Potential Manager, Step 3: In person, on-site interview with team members

Interview Question – Is it better to have the right answer to the wrong problem, or the wrong answer to the right problem?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was hired as a contractor, there was not a lot of negotiation.

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Senior Systems Administrator Interview

Senior Systems Administrator
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Tagged in January 2010.

Interview Details – Phone screen, plus multiple onsite interviews

Interview Question – Logic question about who can sit next to whom around a table given certain restrictions.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Tagged.

Interview Details – Submitted application online and was emailed for an interview. Two 20 minute interviews with different team members in the department

Interview Question – Why do you see yourself working for a tech company?   Answer Question

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Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Product Manager Interview

Product Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Tagged in November 2013.

Interview Details – The process included: 1HR screener with Design Lead, 1Phone Interview with Hiring Sr. PM, 1 onsite round with 1PM peer, 2 Sr. PMs, Product VP, and Mobile Eng Lead. Most of the interview revolved around process (what is your sprint cycle and planning process like at your current firm). Very little probing into what you could do better in their product because their flagship product is going through a major re-design. The team seems to have much new energy through the acquisition of PMs from the decaying MySpace property. The strategy of the company is not well-defined - a Facebook for the Urban demographic. The firm does not focus as much about the end user experience (the fact that there are too many fake users on the platform) and find technology to fix it. The perspective is more about polish and seems to be focused on the wrong key metrics. There is minimal AB testing so any candidate should bring up their experience in this area. There also seems to be a disconnect with the current CEO and leadership team - pet projects from the exec team vs polish on the cash cow.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you had difficulty working with an engineering lead and what did you do to resolve that?   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Data Scientist Interview

Data Scientist
Palo Alto, CA

I applied online and interviewed at Tagged.

Interview Details – Called for an onsite interview after initial phone screening.

Interview Question – Nothing really difficult. An intro level Bayesian probability question. Some thing you would have done during stat 101 course.
Some details about how classification by regression works.
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Data Analyst Interview

Data Analyst
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Tagged in November 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online and got an email requesting an initial conversation with the HR the next day. The entire process took 4 days from the HR screening and a phone round with the hiring manager to the visit on-site - one of the best interview processes I've had during my 4 years as a professional.

HR round:- discussion about the educational background and work experience related to statistics and data analysis along with the kind of tools used. She gave a detailed view of what the company is doing along with the growth prospects and was extremely helpful throughout.

Phone round with hiring manager:- questions on a/b testing, statistics, and a brain teaser to check analytical/quant thinking. Again, a very pleasant, easy-going conversation.

On-site interviews:- met with 5 people for half a day of conversations. Questions on R, SQL, Python, a little bit of statistics and a/b testing. Overall a great experience as it's obvious that they enjoy their work and are passionate about the product.

Best part:- they had a vision for the role and want people to learn along with the team. In my case they were willing to take a shot with someone who doesn't have a background in social media.

Interview Question – Write a map reduce routine in python.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Visa/family situation made me choose a lesser offer with a 100 year old firm.

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Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Project Manager Interview

Senior Project Manager
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Tagged.

Interview Details – One phone call from HR to screen basic experience and collect information such as salary expectations, followed by one phone call from hiring manager, then 2 onsite interviews.
- Phone calls were pretty straightforward, just checking info from resume, and making sure I was in the ballpark.
- Two rounds of onsite meetings (within a few days, quickly after the phone screens), with 3-4 people each time. Everybody was really nice, on time, curious, friendly and open-minded. It was no trick interviews, more like a conversation around the role, the company, and what I could offer based on my past experience. I met with the hiring manager's boss, his peers, and people in the same team as the position from various roles.

Interview Question – One interviewer had prepared questions ahead of time, based on my resume. Nothing really difficult, questions more like "strengths & weaknesses", "describe a situation where ..."   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I received an offer a few days after the second onsite interviews. Prior to this, I was asked to provide details about my previous compensation, which I did (base + bonus + stocks).

The offer I then received was absolutely not on par with the role described. First, it changed from "Senior Project Manager" to simply "Project Manager" and the offer was well below the salary range discussed initially (compensation package was well below previous compensation).

Since I had 2 other, much more competitive, offers from other companies, I did not pursue this opportunity.

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Database Administrator Interview

Database Administrator

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Tagged.

Interview Details – I was scheduled for a 10.15 AM phone screen last week. I didn't get a call until 12 PM. When I finally contacted the recruiter, he rescheduled for a later date, which he ended up missing again. This time, I called him instead of emailing him since I wanted to just be done with the interview. Despite the fact that my interview was scheduled that day, the recruiter didn't seem prepared, and got annoyed I called him to remind him. I was very well prepared, and answered confidently, but I ended up getting a rejection email since I had pissed him off. EXTREMELY unprofessional. And they talk about competing with Facebook when they have quite possibly the worst HR team in the silicon valley. Interviewing with this company is a complete waste of time. I would have most certainly rejected the offer if things went through with the phone screen.

Interview Question – Most questions were simple.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Tagged in February 2012.

Interview Details – Submitted Resume thru College Career Website. Received an email to interview over the phone. A week later I spoke with an HR greeter, then was handed off to a developer for a technical interview. It consisted of 2 logic problems and a "whats the most efficient way to code this, problem.

Interview Question – If you have a 7 minute hour glass and a 11 minute hour glass how do you measure exactly 15 minutes   View Answers (4)

Negotiation Details – It wasn't so much a negotiation, but they were extremely flexible

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