Webaction Interview Questions

Updated Feb 6, 2015
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Interview

    I was offered an onsite interview after speaking with an engineer at WebAction who was impressed by my work. I spoke with 4 people in total - 2 engineers and 2 more senior people. Everyone was nice, but the disorganized process left a bad taste in my mouth:

    1) HR told me that the interview would last from 10am-2pm. Next thing I know, it's 1pm and the last interviewer tells me that the interviews are over. Nobody explains anything. Or walks me out of the building, for that matter.

    2) One interviewer expected me to know Backbone, which I never listed on my resume.

    3) One interviewer spent about half of the interview talking on the phone with his manager. I understood it to be an urgent phone call, but can't it wait? My interview was only scheduled to be 30 minutes. Thanks to the call, it was shortened to 15.

    4) After the onsite interview, one of my interviewers sent me a follow-up coding challenge in Backbone. I spent a good day learning Backbone and completing the exercise. WebAction said they'd get back to me, but they never did.

    It's been about a month, so I'm sure they went with a different candidate. That's okay; I went with a different employer. It's a shame, because I thought I really clicked with one of the interviewers - the one I would've worked with if hired. Regardless, WebAction could've done a better job on the interview process. I spent over 10h completing their take-home exercise - the least they could've done was give me some feedback.

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    QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    interviewed at Webaction in December 2014.

    Interview

    Started with a non-technical phone screen with the team lead. He wasn't very talkative at first, and asked me to describe a recent project I had been working on that was available on my github. After I described my technical and design decisions in detail, he seemed far more engaged. After that it was a comfortable conversation with both of us asking questions. He asked me about my interest and experience in testing and suggested some different testing tools I could try. The call went well, but in the end, I wasn't interested in the position and let him know that, while thanking him for his time.

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    • There were several testing resources that I was unfamiliar with, and that I was asked about.   Answer Question
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
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    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Webaction (Palo Alto, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    1 Telephonic Interview with the Hiring Manager - Resume Overview
    2. Onsite interview
          - 1 hr extensive technical coding / white board Interview, Drilling down the design and Implementation of the project - You will love it
            30 mins with CTO - pretty Cool
            30 mins with QA / Release Director - Bit extensive
            1 hr with EVP product - more of QA about Product and what your goal in life are

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    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Webaction (Chennai (India)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    It contains several rounds of online technical interview questions, where the candidates have to answer them online. If they're satisfied with the answers, they'll ask about UG /PG project and other details or they would ask the candidates for more satisfying answers. Following which there would be an informal telephonic interview which will be followed by 1 or 2 rounds of intensive technical interview which would last for more than 2 hours.

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    • I have a database table like this, what is the best way to sort this table. I wanted to sort this using B-Tree by the last name. Please write a basic C++ code.

      id age last_name hometown
      -- -- -- --
      1 10 Johnson San Francisco, CA
      2 27 Smith San Joe, CA
      3 15 Rose Palo Alto, CA
      4 64 Farmer Mill Valley, CA
      5 55 Pauling San Francisco, CA
      6 17 Smith Oakland, CA
      ... ... ... ...
      100 49 Meyer Berkeley, CA
      101 30 Wayne Monterey, CA
      102 18 Schwartz San Francisco, CA
      104 6 Johnson San Francisco, CA
      ... ... ... ..
      10000 41 Fetterman Mountain View, CA
      10001 25 Breyer Redwood City, CA
       
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    • You're encoding a structured data using protocol buffer, but you need to update to include some other field, for example intern for a student or change it to professor or some other structure how can you do that?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Since this is an internship, stipend is already fixed. But its a very good stipend almost equivalent to what many indian MNCs pay as salary.

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