I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a Yahoo HR recruiter via LinkedIn. He expressed interested based on my background and experience. We set up an initial phone conversation to see if it was a good fit. We then set up a phone conversation for technical questions. From there I was given an application to submit to another HR representative whom organized an onsite interview. I was greeted with a couple of pages of technical questions before getting into the interview process. The onsite interview took about three hours and of all of the interviews I have been through with various companies, I feel like this group of individuals did the best at getting to know me. Overall it was a good interview experience.
Interview Question – What is one thing you could teach the people in the other room? (referring to other technicians in the NOC) Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in February 2014.
Interview Details – Hiring process started with a recruiter and then a simple 1:1 phone interview. It was an easy question to solve a BST. Any comp sci student should know all Algos when you are applying to Yahoo!
Interview Question – Prove number of nodes in a BST is 2^h - 1, h is height using Mathematical Induction! Huh! I learnt it in school but was fortunate enough to recall View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Yahoo in March 2014.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter on LinkedIn last October. Because I was considering quitting my PhD program, I pinged back. After that, we had 3 rounds of phone interviews. In January, the manager decided to move forward with an offer. I was ready to go there. However, in February, they decided to give me an extra onsite. I was surprised. Because Yahoo was my only offer at that time, I prepared my coding interview in a hurry. I performed badly in the onsite interview and planned to move on. So I prepared another month for some of exciting startups. I was able to get an offer from Yahoo at the end of March, but the processing takes so long that I got more offers from elsewhere. At that time, I am no longer interested in Yahoo, so I just wrote back a thankyou letter and let it go.
Interview Question – You have 2B URLs, how to find the 95th percentile of all the sizes. View Answer
Reason for Declining – The slow processing of reimbursement and offer makes me quite disappointed about the company.
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume in the job fair on campus, and was contacted by the recruiter in Oct. 2013. Had two interviews in total. The hiring process was very very slow, and it was disorganized.
Interview Question – Find the anagrams among a list of words Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – Applied Online, got call for telephonic interview about in a month
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Yahoo.
Interview Details – most of the questions are from DS and algorithms. I received the feedback saying that the interviews went well and my application is submitted to hiring committee but have not heard since 1 month. The HR never responds. I had the worst experience dealing with recruiters at yahoo.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in February 2014.
Interview Details – Contacted by a hiring manager about an interview. The next week I had a technical phone interview.
1. List all permutations of a string. E.g.; If you're given abc, the output should be abc, acb, bca, bac, cab, cba.
2. Fibonacci series - both recursively and iteratively. Tell me which one is better in terms of memory and speed of execution.
Did not hear back from them even after a month.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in June 2013.
Interview Details – Recruiter reached out to me first. Then I was bombarded with a number of different internal positions. Finally, they zeroed in on one position. I talked with the manager and then went in for the in-person interview. The position didn't quite seem to be a fit for what I wanted to do. However, recruiter contact just died up after then
Interview Question – There were a few algorithms questions that did not seem relevant to the job Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Yahoo in October 2013.
Interview Details – This is for an internal transfer, thus the process has been greatly simplified. Individually talked to 4 senior product managers from different teams. Was assessed based on my technical background, project management skills, communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to prioritize and manage schedule, and intuition to market offering and product features.
Interview Question – How will Google self-drive car change the public transit system if they are made available for general audience. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Yahoo in February 2014.
Interview Details – Initially contacted by a recruiter through email. Had two phone rounds over a period of 3 weeks. Was called onsite for an in-person interview. The decision came in after a week. HR was very prompt and expedited the decision process.
Interview Question – The interviews were more sort of discussions on a wide range of topics like Distributed Systems, Networking, Algorithms, Data Structures Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. I felt that the offer was generous.
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