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Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
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    Senior Visual UED III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    It was a pretty standard process overall. I did pursue it rather aggressively from the start until getting an interview. I met with 3 managers representing three different properties within same user experience design group. Fairly basic questions and portfolio review with each reviewer.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    They interviewed me few months after talking me to at my college career fair. I had two interviews. The first one was one simple OO concepts and basic programming questions. The second one was more focussed on front end questions and I didn't know the front end concepts really well. It was pretty clear after that I wasn't going to make it after that. I had another deadline just a few days after that so heard back from them regarding it pretty soon.

    Even though I didn't get through. I liked their overall interview process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Having read through the reviews on glassdoor I wasn't expecting a smooth process either but since I am a local candidate I didn't have to go through the hassle of going through the travel/stay reimbursements etc. The reviews were true to the core that the recruitment process is a clear indication of the complete chaos in the company. I was invited for an onsite, after clearing the initial phone screen which was fairly a simpler algorithmic challenge. Just revisit your algorithms and data structures especially search, sort, list, trees, graphs, string manipulations etc. An advice to candidates is to not to over do the preparation as they come with a mind set expecting 'the' answer they were looking for and even if you out smart them with an efficient solution it's still frowned upon (which is rather untrue for most companies in the silicon valley).
    The onsite interviews were pathetic, with some interviewers jumping straight onto white-board coding without even a formal introduction. The questions ranged from generating random numbers between 1 and N given a function which returns 0 or 1 with equal probability (binary to decimal!), ways to provide contradicting assignment statements from a list of string assignments of the form ['a=b', 'c=d', 'd=b'] ['a!=d'] etc, string anagram matching, binary search trees. The engineers seemed technically sound/professional and will indeed provide you enough hints in case you run into troubled waters.

    Interview Questions
    • A question involving indirect application of DFS on graph (to prove if a list of assignment statements contradict)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Inside Sale Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    Long hiring process. Mostly phone interviews. No group interviews. Be ready for a long wait time and lots of background checks. They do check on your former work history so don't lie on your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was too difficult. Pretty standard interview. Having a good knowledge of the tech world and competitors is also a plus. Just be confident and direct.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They tell you what they have in their budget and you dont have alot of options for wiggle room
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front End Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    This is a on campus interview, the process of the interview is very straight forward, a guy look at my resume and ask about some detailed questions regarding it. Then we have worked on a question on a c++ question, which is simply find out all the prime number less than 65536. Then we discussed some web design skills which I've used in my projects. I think I did well, but didn't hear from them since then.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview for a position of software engineer in the ads & data team.

    First part - coding exercise
    build a Boggle game and output the longest word
    use whatever language you want
    time to do the exercise: 1 hour

    Second part - 3 interviews (white board coding)
    interviews related to your team
    Normal coding exercises (databases, regex and trees for me)

    Interview Questions
    • Regex Question
      Build a function that takes one string and one regex expression in inputs and output true if the string matches the regex expression.
      string: a-z
      regex: a-z + * (where '*' matches 0 or more character and '+' matches one character)
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Yahoo.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews then got an on Site interview.
    1. design a calculator using C++
    2. design a airport using C++
    3. Dynamic programming question
    4. data structure

    1. design a calculator using C++
    2. design a airport using C++
    3. Dynamic programming question
    4. data structure

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software QA Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Yahoo in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Received email from Yahoo for phone interview. With conformed day and time. After 30 min wait for call, received email she asked for reschedule. And it continues this way 4 times. Finally she called me on 5th attempt. She talked all the time, much more than me...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview, ask to implement hashtable with C. The interviewer is friendly and talktive, but It is suprising that they ask to use C. I was a little stuck and did not finish it quickly enough.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Full day interview with 5 different people. Interviews were conducted one at a time in the same conference room. Didn't get the idea that interviewers prepared or coordinated their questions.

    No Offer

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