Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at YP
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA) in January 2015.
Interview process was a phone screen with HR, a second phone interview with a manager who was out of state and a third in-person interview at their local office with a department director. Both phone interviews went very well. The manager was able to answer many of the questions I had about the job as well as the company. The in-person interview with the department director did not go as well. The person was late to the interview and proceeded to text on his cell phone while I was speaking. It was pretty obvious that the interviewer did not care to be conducting the interview.
Despite sending thank you emails as well as follow up emails, I received no response regarding their final decision. Not following up with in-person interview candidates is very unprofessional.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA).
Initially contacted by recruiter and had an in-person meeting with a senior leader. This was followed by more interviews with senior people. The process so far was ambiguous, but went very well.
After this, they introduced me to the individual teams, data engineers and data scientists where it became very disorganized. My role wasn't made clear to either myself or to the interviewers. Some of these interviewers seemed somewhat arrogant and hostile. The whole process was very slow, needlessly drawn out and a waste of time.
- The data science team asked a lot of very basic and easy questions, that they didn't themselves understand. Asked to describe Random Forests, linear programming and constraint satisfaction problems. The data engineers had more general discussions regarding their data architecture choices and pipelines. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
There are many better options in the area and YP would not be a top choice for the best technology people. The organizational issues and problems became very clear in the interview process itself. There's a lot of territorial disputes and YP inherits a legacy system and organizational structure. It seemed like I a place where I couldn't do my best work during my best years there.
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interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA) in January 2014.
one round technical phone interview and they called for onsite interview and their i had 3 rounds of technical interview and one with hiring manager. Interview is too technical and it was on java. All interviewing people were too good.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA).
I was referred by an internal employee. The response was pretty swift and I had first 2 interviews within a week. After that there was a lull for 4 weeks, post which they called me for onsite.
I had 5 interviews and lunch with my hiring manager. Overall the interview process was not very difficult and focused on testing understanding of the industry and work style.
- Had a brain teaser, and few sql questions. Most questions were about my past experiences. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA) in September 2013.
Company was very disorganized and scattered. In essence, they had created a new position where no one really knew what the person was supposed to do OR had any real projects that were currently needed to be done. The head manager seemed far more interested in philosophical discussions about software development than making any real contributions to the bottom line. HR kept scheduling and re-scheduling the face to face interview which caused endless confusion for all.
- There were a few interesting questions on database architecture but the ONE BIG question I have is with all the money, resources, and time these guys have put into advanced decision support systems, why are they not more successful? If I had half the systems these guys had in my last 2 jobs, I would have been a business rock star. My only conclusion is that it is all about not rocking the boat at YP.com and pure paralysis by analysis...... 1 Answer
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA) in May 2013.
Phone interview had few questions and lack of technically detailed focus. There was no follow-up communication by the company whatsoever, which was very unprofessional. A call or email message could have followed the interview with a "thank you, however..." message in the least.
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I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at YP (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2013.
Very tedious interview process with multiple telephone interviews. Over 10 interviews.
- Unexpected: I don't know if we really need this position. I don't see a problem with the current work we do. Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at YP (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2012.
General manager was very nice and reached out to me for further interviews. My direct manager as well was extremely understanding and professional as I transitioned to this new office. Excellent co-worker environment!
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA) in May 2011.
there was almost no interview - the recruiter misrepresented the job position -
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no negotiation at all
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The process took 1+ week – interviewed at YP (Glendale, CA) in May 2010.
Phone interview followed by on site interview.
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