Turn
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Updated May 10, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Turn in October 2013.

Interview Details – The 2 round phone interviews are basic algorithm and data structure problems, like dp and cc150. The onsite consists of 7 rounds, 5 of which are technical interviews. No unexpected question. Just prepare it like any other technical interviews. I think Turn put much emphasis on skills matching and personal intelligence.

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Front End Developer Interview

Front End Developer

I applied online and interviewed at Turn.

Interview Details – applied through job score and got mail from site manager for 1:1 interview.started explaining about the company and went on to technical interview.questions were easy at beginning about algorithms and went on to difficult level where I gave up.

Interview Question – algorithms   View Answer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Turn.

Interview Details – The interview process is ok but I still see room for improvement.

Before the interview, the recruiter sent me a document about the interview process. It states clearly they don't ask brain teaser. However, one of the interviewers started with "let's begin with a brain teaser". This interviewer needs to learn more about the process.

I didn't even mention in my resume about database experience. One of the significant reasons I was rejected is that I don't have database experience. The hiring team needs to review my resume carefully before inviting me for on-site interview. Otherwise it will be a waste of time for both.

Anyway, they can make decision very fast.

Interview Question – Here is the brain teaser question:
Given integers as 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., N. Every time you remove an alternative element until only one is left. If you reach the end, just do a rounding. Return the remaining element. For example, given 1,2,3,4,5,6, you remove 1, 3, 5 and then 2, 6. So the remaining element is 4. What is the remaining element if N is 2000?
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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Turn in February 2014.

Interview Details – The hiring process is smooth and fast. I took two rounds of phone interviews, and then was invited for an onsite interview. I met with 5 people there, four of them focused on technical questions, the SVP just poped up to say HI to me. After that, the recruiter came to discuss the offer with me. I felt comfortable, and enjoyed speaking with everyone. The interviewers are quite smart and open-minded. Sometimes, I provided answers which were different from theirs, but they were totally OK with it. Actually, they also taught me something during the interview. That's really impressive.

The recruiting team is the best I've ever seen. They are quite professional and considerate. They are always trying to help candidates, and make them happy. After I accepted the offer, they even mailed me a gift to celebrate with my family. That's so sweet!

I strongly recommend Turn, for it's culture(people), business model, and technology.

Interview Question – They asked a wide range of questions related with web development, both front end and back end. It's better to have some hands-on experiences.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate, but they gave me an offer exceeding my expectation.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Turn.

Interview Details – I applied online through the campus job board, and had two technical phone interviews and one on-site interview. The office has a nice location in the downtown area, and I liked the open atmosphere within the building. The interviewing process was quite intense. They even squeezed in a technical question during the lunch period. On a positive note, the interviewers had a lot to say about the company, which gave a better idea of what it would be like to work there. I was told near the end of the day at the office that they were still unsure of whether to move forward with my application. I appreciated the quick feedback, disappointing as it was. They then had a recruiter come out and criticize me about my attitude during the interview. She told me I was being flat and inexpressive, then criticized me further for not being more expressive in response to her criticism. I suppose at this point they didn't care to keep me interested in the company anymore.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question was during lunch. I was asked a technical question literally mid-bite and asked to write the solution on the white board.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Turn in January 2014.

Interview Details – I got to know Turn at the university's job fair. After having a great talk with one of their engineers, I learned that Turn is a pre-IPO company and they are hiring people to help build huge-scale distributed system. So I decided to drop my resume and have a try. On the Friday of that week, I got an on-campus interview. The questions are interesting but really hard. However, the interviewer is nice and gave a lot of hints to help me solve the problem. After that, I got two phone interviews requiring online coding in a Google doc. Nothing too difficult. Then followed by an onsite interview. I really enjoyed the whole experience in the onsite interview. The recruiter called me one day before the interview to give me some tips which helped me a lot during the interview. During the interview, all interviewer are very nice. They asked fair questions and gave you enough time to attack the questions. There are 5 round technical interviews in total. They provided the lunch, which is also great! You will probably got the decision by the end of the day, which is super fast!

Overall, Turn is a fast-growing company and I will recommend people to have a try.

Interview Question – Nothing to difficult except the first on-campus round. Questions are related to basic data structure, graph, dynamic programming, design and etc.   Answer Question

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Data Analyst, Software Engineer Intern Interview

Data Analyst, Software Engineer Intern

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Turn in December 2013.

Interview Details – I have been referred by a friend, I got an on phone interview in a week. I have been asked to choose 3 different times. The interviewer chose one of them. The interview was an hour long.

Interview Question – Implement Hashmap structure in Java.   View Answer

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Redwood City, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Turn in December 2013.

Interview Details – I was contacted via an email, attached with a large document about company details. After a few days, I had the first phone interview. The interviewer explained lots of information about what the company does. The questions were about algorithm and Java questions (since I'm comfortable with Java). After a couple days, I was scheduled for the second phone interview. The interview was more in depth in what I am interested in (and this would be my future team). Just a couple days later, I got a surprise call from the recruiter that they would like to invite me for an on-site interview. I had a talk with him so that we knew more about each other before the interview date. The interview appointment email was very informative, it also included profiles of interviewers.

The office was beautiful and well-styled. I had interviews with VPs, engineers from my future team, and finally the recruiters. The questions were not too difficult. Just make sure you revised skills you have written on your resume. Finally, I got the offer on that day! They worked extremely fast (and, I needed to make a fast decision).

Overall, I was very impressed with their interview process. They do care their candidates. I think Turn's interview process is the best I have ever had. The interviewers were very smart. They were the people I would like to work with. That was why I could make a decision really quick.

Interview Question – The questions were not unexpected. They were about skills written on the resume and basic networking skills. (e.g. Java, Javascript, how web browser works)   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – You need to make a really quick decision.

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Accepted Offer

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Turn.

Interview Details – Two phone interviews, one with HR, then one with Director. After phone interviews, interviewed in person with 4 people at the office. Gave a presentation during the in person interview.

Interview Question – The questions were fairly straight forward, what do you know about the industry, about the company, how would you react to this, that ect.. The presentation is an old case study, it's were you can shine and show how well you will work.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very little negotiation, Turn tries to offer you the best package they can.

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

Interviewed at Turn

Interview Details – A phone interview and failed.

Interview Question – Some questions about javascript and database.   Answer Question

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