Yahoo Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Technical Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Yahoo (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    There were two back-to-back face-to-face on-campus interviews. Got the interview at career fair, and was interviewed the next day.An informal offer was given after two weeks. Some people had interviews after with hiring managers, but I didn't.

    Interview Questions

    • 1st interview: asked to describe a bug and how I resolved it in one of my projects. Then asked to Serialize a binary search tree, i.e. give a string representation of a BST. At the end there was time for questions. 2nd Interview: Casual. Asked about some code that I had on GitHub. Asked about my background in CS. Anytime I mentioned something, e.g. regex or relational databases, he would ask for a simple example confirming I actually knew it.   Answer Question
  2.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Two round of phone interview were held. Since i am east coast. Timings were relatively comfortable. Phone interviewers asked to code on collabedit. It was nice experience. Genereal questions like: How to reverse a linkedlist etc were asked. Onsite round was 4 interviews 1 hour each. SOme of them were very vagfue. Gave a lot of positive feedback. HR was really bad. Gave no anwer for 6 weeks. When i asked repeatedly was finally told was rejected

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online for Yahoo Gemini and got a call from Principal Engineer in 3-4 days, requesting for setting up Technical Phone Interview. 1 phone interview : Cleared and got onsite request. 1 on-site interview : Had 6 rounds each 45 mins. But one guy had to take PTO and ended up having only 5 rounds each 50 mins. 1/5 round was Lunch

    Interview Questions

    • Phone interview Question: Convert a BST into Doubly Linked List Onsite 1st Round: Scaling questions (don't recall them right now, couple of them were related to Kap, DHT, Chord), Sockets, RPC, Reverse Linked List, Circular Linked List, Middle of Linked List. 2nd Round: Coding question. Given an array with unsorted integers, move all even on left side and all odds on right side. After that sort even in increasing order and sort odd in decreasing order 3rd Round: Lunch. Overivew of the team and asking questions about what you are looking for and why are you leaving your current company 4th Round: Coding question. 1) Write a function which has 2 input (word, random_string), return true if you can construct the word from random_string or else return false. For e.g: "apple", "sxryppaelwb" will return true but "apple", "srxypaelwb" will return false. 2) Write a function which will sort the input word list into decreasing order of string length only if that word can be constructed from random string. 5th Round: Basic Logical question. 1) stack increasing decreasing question & code 2) ps aux | grep "myscript" related question.   1 Answer
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    Legal Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Yahoo in May 2015.

    Interview

    I had a one-hour phone interview followed by a panel interview in person with members of various teams that I would work with. They followed up with me almost immediately after each interview, but there was a few weeks between each stage in the process (phone interview, in-person interview, offer).

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me why I was interested in the position. They were also interested in why I was interested in switching industries. They asked me to anticipate what the challenges of the job would be for me. They also gave me a hypothetical to see how I would handle a situation at work.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (3)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    Straightforward phone interviews with hiring managers, and other members of the marketing team. Wanted to know about my background, why I was interested in the role and what motivated me to join the company at that particular time

    Interview Questions

    • What gets you out of bed in the morning?   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    1)Late reply from the univ recruiter 2)Ask you any damn questions doesnt even realise its for intern who are here to learn and not answer questions which are for experienced people 3)Doesnt even bother about what I did previously ,one questions and if you cant its over

  8. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Software Engineering Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo (Sunnyvale, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    They initially said that they were going to give me an offer. A week later the recruiter called back and said the team was going a different direction. It really left a poor impression of Yahoo. Some things may have been out of their hands as Yahoo recently layed off over 10% of their force. Still I would have liked the truth rather than giving me some lame answer. Other than that the interview itself was average.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview

    It is a two screen process at yahoo. The interviewer's are great and help in case you get stuck. They basically check your programming knowledge and logical concepts. Even if you write the code a bit incorrect, it won't affect your result unless you tell them the correct algorithm. Linked List, Stack , Queue, Arrays and Strings, Searching Sorting and Trees and Graphs are things which should be prepared before the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Check if the string is balanced. eg {{}} should return true, Given a input sentence tokenize it and print the word count. eg the boy went to the school- > the 2, boy 1, went 1, to 1, school 1   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Yahoo in April 2015.

    Interview

    This is a phone interview, and about 30 minutes. Some resume questions, and then some technical questions. 1. What is the different between the C and JAVA? 2. What's the different between the JAVA modifier? (public, private, protect)protect modifier and use in the same Class and same package, but the private modifier can only use in the same Class. public can use everywhere.

    Interview Questions

    • What's the different between the JAVA modifier? (public, private, protect)   1 Answer
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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Yahoo in April 2015.

    Interview

    It was straightforward. I applied in career fair. They sent me mail for calling details. They called me on time and asked simple questions. Not giving time to think the logic of the code exercise.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic PHP questions. Code to group anagrams from collection of strings   Answer Question
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