I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Yahoo in December 2013.
Interview Details – From start to finish the whole process took about 3 months. YES 3 months. But since then (March 2013) they've really worked to streamline the process and bring in hires quicker. Was contacted by a recruiter, then had a phone interview w/the recruiter and HM. Then in person with the HM and 2 people. Then invited back to meet 3 more from the business. That part was done in about 2 weeks. Then it was a waiting game w/the recruiter to get the offer approved thru the hiring committee who review every single offer- by function- and so the candidate has to put together info on their experience, accolades and awards, compensation info- and then they do their thing adding in interview ratings etc...and finally when it's approved by the hiring committee- the offer letter is given. I was not in a hurry and was already employed so went thru the process. A few months later it's a good place to be, but A LOT of change...so expect things to be very fluid. Nothing is set you could be ready to launch then it will change because the CEO said so. Opportunity to grow and morale is picking up- but still quite a bit of chaos!
Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected- pretty routine based on resume. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They didn't budge on the base, but were more willing to move a bit on equity-
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – Contact me 3 times before the initial Interview, the first two I don't receive any response after sending my availability.
Interview Question –
fair, lot of position related tech questions.
Given a string "Keyword" find whether the characters exist in a String "Target" in the same order but not necessarily next to each other
Keyword cat aaa
Target cbate abcde
Output YES NO View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in November 2013.
Interview Details –
gave resume at school career fair and got a call after 2 weeks may be,....
one phone screen- after phone screen got a reply with in 2 days for on site.
one on site- 3 rounds , 45 minutes each at Yahoo head quarters. 2 weeks and I havent heard from them
Interview Question –
None I could think of, I prepared everything from careercup yahoo questions and programming interviews book. I dint had an offer during the time I was writing this.
1. find right cousin of a given node.
2. simple oop and data structure questions. and lots of simple questions checking my ability to handle things in log(n) complexity.
3. binary search - took me into situation I wrote code in 3 diff, prog. lang's Answer Question
Interviewed at Yahoo
Interview Details – I had two phone interviews, one with an engineer and one with the hiring manager. The first interviewer was pretty inexperienced; he quizzed me on OOP terms for the whole interview (What is an abstract class? What does the static keyword mean?). The second interview was much more enjoyable as the interviewer was more skilled. He asked me to implement a Page class and a Book class, and to use these to determine how many times a given word appeared in a Book. He then asked me to optimize my solution, which I did using a HashMap.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – After talking to the on-campus recruiter for a while, I got sent an email asking to schedule a phone interview. In that phone interview, I was asked one basic data structure question about hashtables and one web technology question about packets. I was passed to the next round, which was an interactive coding interview. Unfortunately, this was the first time that I had done an interactive coding session, and froze up a bit. I got the initial algorithm down fairly quickly, but could not fix a few bugs without several hints.
Interview Question – Given a string that contains a sentence, reverse each individual word in the sentence. For example, "Hello to this world" becomes "olleH ot siht dlrow" View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.
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The interview process was very smooth and nice. All the interviewers where very friendly.
I had a phone screen interview and then in a week an on-site interview that consisted of 5 rounds. Then a last follow up interview in the phone two days later.
Interview Question – No hard at all if you prepare yourself in advance. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I received a call from a person on yahoo saying that the team that interviewed me decided to move forward with me. I am still waiting for the formal offer documents.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in November 2013.
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Short Version: Bad experience. Their recruiting system is a mess.
Long Version: Submitted resume on job fair. Then invited to a dinner with several yahoo engineers. 1 week later, get contact for an onsite interview. (Yes, no phone screening at all.)
Their campus is okay, nothing to complain. It similar to other big companies in its age. (like the "M" and "A") But I would say all tech companies who rates over 4 on glassdoor will have a better office.
I have to say I screwed up the interview because that not actually the position I'm looking for. They could save both of us a lot of time by doing a phone interview before!
At last, it's the worst part. I got a reject email couple weeks later, and then contacted by a recruiter for a offer. What? I asked the recruiter to double check my status in their database and it looks like there're actually two team read my interview feedback. One team rejected me and send me the reject email without waiting for the response of the other team. And it turns out the other team actually wants me on board. However, at that time I've already got a much better opportunity so I decline it. But then both the recruiter and the manager called me and try to change my mind without anything convincing. I shared my concern with the manager that I believe I'm not the right person for their position.
Interview Question – Lots of css and js trick that I haven't heard of. Answer Question
Reason for Declining –
The manager of the team who gave me an offer pulled out my feedback from my interviewer and tried to convince me that I'm qualified for the job.
A "pretty good feedback" of 3-3.5 . I was surprised that their "pretty good" is so low. So I just told him what he expect is not going to happen. Actually their low standard makes me worry about the ability of my potential colleague in the future.
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in October 2013.
Interview Details – Dropped my resume at the campus career fair and got invited to dinner in the same day by the recruiting team. At dinner I talked to a group manager who was very interested in my PhD work. A week later I was invited to on-site interviews, no phone screening. Three on-site with three different groups. Regular interview coding questions except may be for one interview where the interviewer asked me how to design a large scale website (in the scale of Twitter). It took them about weeks to get back to me with an offer.
Interview Question – Regular interview questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I had another offer so I was able to negotiate the salary and signing bonus
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Yahoo in October 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied online. Your typical 3 rounds of interviews total. Phone, followed by 2 in house interviews. Team and work environment seems friendly and nice.
However, interview process was extremely long and they never make their decision deadline. They always make up excuses for why the process is delayed and why they need more time. Interview process took close to 3 months now and according to them I am at the committee review final stage. However, its been almost 3 weeks since they told me that and a decision is still not out. They will constantly tell you that you are their top candidate to keep you from dropping out but don't trust them. I had other pending offers that I gave up for Yahoo and I deeply regret not taking them now.
Will not interview with them again. Don't trust HR's words, and take your other offers when you have the chance.
Interview Question – Many system design questions. Nothing difficult or out of the ordinary. Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Yahoo in October 2013.
Interview Details – got first an email to schedule a phone interview, once i got the phone interview, it was fine, people were nice, questions were quite easy, they were very professional. Then, i got a recall, and met at the office. Very beautiful office, nice people and overal a very good experience. Questions like: why do you want this position, and why?
Interview Question – What is your best quality Answer Question
Pros: Free food, flexible work hours, CEO with vision, company on the rise – Full Review
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