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Updated Oct 28, 2014
Updated Oct 28, 2014
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    Data Scientist/Data Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at YP.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at YP in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • how GC works, implement your own iterator, Arraylist and Map.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at YP.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Had a brain teaser, and few sql questions. Most questions were about my past experiences.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Intelligence Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at YP in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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......   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at YP in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • There were not enough questions asked to have adequate information to address this topic.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at YP in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very tedious interview process with multiple telephone interviews. Over 10 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at YP in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    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!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Advertising Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YP in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    there was almost no interview - the recruiter misrepresented the job position -

    Interview Questions
    • what was your most challenging experience?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation at all
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at YP in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by on site interview.

    Negotiation Details
    Not much.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at YP in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    Started with phone screen then had 1:1 interview with hiring manager and 3 others. Interview was informal. Company is growing so there were many openings and the interview was more of a 'sell' then a weeding out.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me how you get along with your current manager (interviewer knew my current manager was difficult to get along with)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary was less than I wanted.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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