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Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vistaprint in March 2012.

Interview Details – Ssnet CV online, was then contacted via email to confirm they wished to conduct an intial background interview. Upon completion was then emailed again to confirm through to next round where a technical interview took place asking about coding and general computer science skills.

Interview Question – Given an unsorted array of numbers 1-10,000 with no repeats, a number is replaced with -1. How would you identify which number was replaced?   Answer Question


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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

Interview Details – Apply this job on university career website. Have a phone screen at first. Simple programming question on finding missing number of an array. Got the onsite interview notification 30 minutes after the phone screen, Big Friday event. Three 1:1 interviews back-to-back. Question 1: estimate shampoo bottle consumption a year of the whole world. Question 2: OOP design a robot. Question 3: write a program to for coupon calculation.

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Problem Manager (Not Managerial) Interview

Problem Manager (Not Managerial)
Lexington, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Vistaprint in December 2011.

Interview Details – Four one hour interviews back to back. First two were problem solving questions. One went great. I thought the other did too, but my friend who referred me told me it actually didn't, because that guy is not always great at communicating. Then a behavioral interview with a manager dude. And then an hour with my would be boss. Plus chatting with the HR person before and after. So it was excessively long. Their problem solving / technical questions are weird and open ended, and what they're looking for is for you to just start talking and writing on the white board and enumerating possibilities, without them giving you any details or clue initially.

Interview Question – How many mini shampoo bottles are made in a year?   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

Interview Details – I was able to schedule an on-campus interview after the job fair. Interview was 30-45 minutes and casual. I was still new to interviewing so I didn't do very well. I got a rejection email two days later. Like many other Software Engineering interviews, know your running times and be comfortable writing code on paper.

Interview Questions

  • Given an array of words in a certain order, place them into another array in the order that they ask. Must write code.   Answer Question
  • Design a class given a set of requirements   Answer Question


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Senior QA Engineer Interview

Senior QA Engineer
Lexington, MA

The process took a day - interviewed at Vistaprint in November 2011.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with a QA Manager. The interviewer was very formal and made me walk through my resume. She then posed a database design question where I had to design a database for keeping tracking of all the flights arriving and leaving an airport.

I cleared the interview and was invited for an onsite interview. The onsite interview consisted of three 1:1 interviews: A behavioral interview, a technical interview and a Case interview

The Behavioral interviewer was a friendly person and she asked me about my previous work experience, why I was interested in QA and how would I fit into the Vistaprint work culture. It was a positive experience where we had a healthy conversation about what my expectations were from the role and the company and what the company expects from me

The technical interview was again about databases. A client -server mail server architecture was explained and questions were asked about how to make design changes to improve the system. After that, simple 3 table join queries were asked.

The case interview was pretty simple. The standard, "How many shampoo bottles are produced globally in a year". There were various versions of it. They just want to test how good you are thinking on your feet.

Interview Question – Explain the client-server mail architecture   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I am bad at negotiating. I would have got more, but could not negotiate successfully.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Lexington, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

Interview Details – It was my first interview on my full-time job hunting journey. I applied through campus career education center for this on campus interview. Basically, this interview lasted about an hour. The first half was consisted of introduction to VistaPrint and then going through my resume, I found the interviewer marked something on my resume, but the conversation was focused mainly on my summer intern. The second part, we did a programming test, I was asked to write code on a paper. The interviewer took out a long sentence, then he presented me a table with two columns. The first column was the extracted words from that sentence, the second column was the position that word appeared in the sentence. For example, "the song is the best", then, in the table, in the "the" row, the position was displayed as "0, 12", in the "song" row, the position was displayed as "4" and so on. Then, the interviewer asked me to find a data structure to store the information of this table. I could use any language I wanted. Therefore, I chose HashMap in Java. After this, the interviewer presented the second task, which was to bring back the sentence if you are given this table stored in the data structure you chose. It should not be hard if you write code on Eclipse, but the thing is I relied too much on the help of Eclipse that I could hardly remembered some functions and made me feel awkward. Finally, I finished that problem, but I was sure there should be mistakes. So my experience is that, try practicing coding on paper as well. It could be harder than your imagination especially when somebody is staring at you. I was told they moved on with other candidates 2 days later. Anyway, Good Luck to Everyone!

Interview Question – Choose a data structure to store the extracted words and their positions in a sentence and then bring the sentence back using any language you like. Writing code on paper.   View Answers (2)


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Lexington, MA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

Interview Details – Received a phone interview 10 days before the on-site interview. Some basic question about network protocols. And one basic coding question - how to find the only one missing number in a array of 1- 10000?

Got the notice to go an two-day on-site interview in Lexington. In fact, just one afternoon was spent on interview and a lot time spending on networkings... Three round 1:1 interviews.

First one is about OOD. Design a robert which can serve in the restaurant. Given other three functions relevant to the kitchen: kitchen.make(), kitchen.isready(), kitchen.get()

The second one is coding. Write a program to calculate the total amount of the shopping cart. There are three kind of coupons in the system: 1. all the products get N% discount 2. The next product get N% discount 3. The Nth of the P product get D dollar off (ex. the third box of pencils get 10cents off)

The third one is behavior and problem solving. Behavior question is to describe a hard time you go through in the recent. Problem solving is the hotel-size shampoo question - how many bottles of the hotel-size shampoo should be produced each year? Note: It's the hotel-size shampoo!!!

Get a thank-you phone after four days of the interview. Very disappointed. It seems that this company prefers the candidates around Boston Area.


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boston, MA

The process took a day - interviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

Interview Details – Consisted on 1 Phone Interview
Questions
Find missing number in array of numbers 1-1000
Differences between C/C++
Loop in linked list

Interview Question – Missing number in array on 1-1000   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Vistaprint in November 2011.

Interview Details – I was selected from the campus interview for an on-site interview called super saturday. There were three rounds of interview. I guess all of them went pretty well for but still did not get any offer. I donot know what exactly they are lokking for. If they really donot want to extend the offer then they should not waste our time.

Interview Question – Design a restaurant with robots.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boston, MA

The process took a day - interviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

Interview Details – ask some questions on data structures

Interview Question – some questions of data structures   Answer Question

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